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NBAA Offers Aeromedical Service Discounts Through Virtual Flight Surgeons

Contacts: Dan Hubbard, (202) 783-9360, dhubbard@nbaa.org
Patrick Dunne, (202) 783-9263, pdunne@nbaa.org

Washington, DC, November 18, 2009 – Recognizing the importance of professional and timely aeromedical assistance, expertise and pilot advocacy for its Members, the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) now offers a 10-percent discount on the Complete Aeromedical Services Program (CASP) offered by Virtual Flight Surgeons, Inc.

A medical certificate is just as important as a pilot license, and ensuring both are up-to-date should be a paramount concern for pilots and flight department managers alike. NBAA partnered with Virtual Flight Surgeons so that Members would have expert guidance when it comes to their medical certificate and avoid situations where health concerns or other problems could put the medical certificate in jeopardy.

“The wrong way to deal with medical certification issues is to try and figure it out by yourself,” said Mike Nichols, NBAA vice president of operations, education and economics. “The right way is to work with a trusted professional who can guide you through the process.”

The CASP is a one-stop source for aeromedical advice and FAA medical certification assistance. The program provides access to comprehensive tools and services to ensure your medical certificate is protected, including confidential e-mail and phone consultations with a VFS physician, FAA waiver advocacy and case preparation, FAA follow-up reporting and renewal submission, corporate flight physiology and medical procedures/programs review and more.

"Virtual Flight Surgeons is proud of its association with NBAA as both organizations share an unwavering commitment to aviation safety, pilot career preservation and superior service to client members,” said Quay Snyder, MD, MSPH and Virtual Flight Surgeons, Inc. president and CEO. “The unique expertise and experience of our staff gained over years of serving the full spectrum of professional aviation will add significant value to the already stellar benefits provided by the NBAA to its member companies and their pilots."

Member Companies can take advantage of this service on a three-year contract for an annual per-pilot fee, using code SAVE10 to enjoy the 10-percent NBAA Member savings – subject to Member verification.

For more information on CASP, call 1-866-AERO-MED, e-mail doctors@aviationmedicine.com or visit: www.nbaa.org/medical.

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ABOUT Virtual Flight Surgeons
Virtual Flight Surgeons is a privately-owned company founded in 1997 and based in Aurora, Colorado. The company concentrates on its core business of FAA medical certification, performing as a pilot and controller advocate with the goal of enhancing aviation safety. Through annual safety seminars and conventions, speaking engagements, safety council memberships and an internet presence nationally known for its aeromedical excellence, VFS has established itself as a leader in safety and pilot advocacy within the aviation community.

ABOUT NBAA
Founded in 1947 and based in Washington, DC, the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) is the leading organization for companies that rely on general aviation aircraft to help make their businesses more efficient, productive and successful. The Association represents more than 8,000 companies and provides more than 100 products and services to the business aviation community, including the NBAA Annual Meeting & Convention, the world's largest civil aviation trade show. Learn more about NBAA at www.nbaa.org.

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