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NBAA Update #02-36
Monday, September 9, 2002
OPERATORS SHOULD CHECK NOTAMS FOR CHANGES
Operators are urged to check NOTAMs at least once a day and before each flight to determine what temporary flight restrictions (TFRs) are in effect this week, as the United States observes the first anniversary of the terrorist attacks on Washington, DC and New York City. Various restrictions -- ranging from IFR-only operations to no flights permitted -- will be in effect from 0700 hours on Wednesday, September 11 to 2000 hours on Friday, September 13. The restricted areas cover a 30-nautical-mile radius from the Washington Monument in Washington, DC, Ground Zero in New York City (the former site of the World Trade Center) and Somerset, PA, where the fourth hijacked airliner crashed. Frequent checks of NOTAMs are recommended because of the possibility of last-minute changes to the TFRs. Review the FDC NOTAMs at:
NBAA 55TH ANNUAL MEETING & CONVENTION OPENS
NBAA2002, to be held this week from September 10 to 12 in Orlando, is expected to include a record-setting 1,011 Exhibiting Companies covering about 900,000 square feet of exhibit space, more than 150 aircraft on Static Display and more than 70 Informational Sessions. Tuesday's Opening General Session will feature keynote addresses by Edsel Ford II, Pentastar CEO, and Tom Blank, TSA Acting Associate Under Secretary for Security, Regulation and Policy. For details about this year's Convention, visit:
FOR NEWS AND VIEWS OF THE NBAA CONVENTION, VISIT NBAA.ORG THIS
Visit the NBAA home page at http://www.nbaa.org throughout the week for the latest news and views of the world's largest purely civil aviation event -- the NBAA 55th Annual Meeting & Convention in Orlando. In addition to displaying the latest NBAA news and press releases about the Convention, the NBAA home page shows almost-live views of the exhibit provided by three Webcams posted inside the Orange County Convention Center and two additional Webcams that will be situated at the Static Display at Orlando Executive Airport. Go online to see what's happening in Orlando right now at:
NBAA 6TH ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT RAISES
$47,000 FOR CHALLENGE AIR
Participants in the NBAA 6th Annual Chairman's Charity Classic Golf Tournament yesterday raised $47,000 for Challenge Air for Kids & Friends, a Dallas-based organization that offers children with disabilities throughout the United States the opportunity to experience the wonder and thrill of a flight in a small airplane. Approximately 288 golfers and 37 sponsors participated in the sold-out event, played at Disney's Bonnet Creek Golf Club.
FIND OUT ABOUT THE NBAA GA DESK IN ORLANDO
The NBAA GA Desk is a Member service that places Association employees at the FAA Air Traffic Control System Command Center (ATCSCC) to relay real-time information to subscribers on the constantly changing conditions in the National Airspace System. NBAA Convention Attendees in Orlando can learn more about the GA Desk by visiting the GA Desk Booth, #4027, in the Orange County Convention Center. In addition, details about NBAA's GA Desk are now posted online via the NBAA web site at:
CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: NBAA MERITORIOUS AND DOSWELL AWARDS
NBAA is now accepting 2003 nominations for its two most prestigious awards, the Meritorious Service to Aviation Award and the John P. "Jack" Doswell Award. The Meritorious Service Award is presented annually to an individual who, by virtue of a lifetime of personal dedication, has made significant, identifiable contributions that have materially advanced aviation interests. The Doswell Award is granted for lifelong individual achievement on behalf of and in support of the aims, goals and objectives of business aviation. The 2002 Meritorious Service Award will be presented to James D. Raisbeck, CEO of Raisbeck Engineering, and the 2002 Doswell Award will be presented to J. Robert Duncan, chairman of Duncan Aviation, on the evening of Thursday, September 12, during the Association's Annual Awards Banquet. To nominate someone for the 2003 Awards, NBAA Members should visit:
MORE THAN 200 STUDENTS EXPECTED TO ATTEND NBAA CAREER
A record-breaking number of students -- more than 200 -- have registered to attend the NBAA/University Aviation Association Corporate Aviation Career Seminar for College Students to be held this Thursday, September 12 during the NBAA Convention in Orlando. Students will represent schools from across the United States, including Auburn, Bowling Green, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Flight Safety Academy, Florida Institute of Technology, Louisiana Tech University, Minnesota State University and Western Michigan University. For more information about careers in business aviation, visit:
TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT PROGRAM, SEPTEMBER 7 TO 13
In anticipation of a large number of aircraft operating to and from the Orlando area in conjunction with the 2002 NBAA Convention, the FAA has issued procedures to enhance safety and minimize air traffic delays.
SENATE HOLDS BLAKEY HEARING, HOPES FOR SPEEDY CONFIRMATION
On September 3, the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Aviation Subcommittee held a confirmation hearing for Marion Blakey, President Bush's nominee to serve as FAA Administrator. Subcommittee Chairman John D. Rockefeller (D-WV) asked Blakey, if she is confirmed, to focus the Agency's efforts on airport expansion, FAA personnel issues and equipment. Senators George Allen (R-VA) and John Kerry (D-MA) voiced strong support for restoration of GA access to Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) and for realistic security programs that do not overburden the general aviation community. Blakey's nomination awaits a full Senate vote that Chairman Rockefeller hopes will occur before September 11. For more information, contact NBAA's Douglas Carr at [email protected].
LABACE DATES CHANGED TO MARCH 13-15,
The First Annual Latin American Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (LABACE), originally scheduled for January 2003, has been changed to March 13-15, 2003. LABACE is hosted jointly by the Associação Brasileira de Aviação Geral (ABAG) in Brazil and the NBAA in the United States.
AVOID TRAVEL DELAYS IN NEW HAMPSHIRE THIS WEEK
A NASCAR race will be held at the New Hampshire International Speedway in Loudon, NH on Sunday, September 15. As a result, more than 150 additional aircraft are expected to arrive at Concord Municipal Airport (CON) in Concord, NH, and Laconia Municipal Airport (LCI) in Laconia, NH on Thursday September 12 and to depart at the conclusion of the race on September 15. STMPs will be in affect. Plan flights accordingly to avoid delays. For more information, contact NBAA's Dean Saucier at [email protected].
SAFETY SEMINAR TO BE HELD AT BDL ON SEPTEMBER 25
On September 25 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., the Bradley International Airport (BDL) FSDO in Windsor Locks, CT will hold a safety seminar focused on ATC communications. New England Air Museum and Signature Flight Support are the sponsors for this event, which will be held at the New England Air Museum. For more information or to RSVP, contact Paul Anderson at [email protected] or NBAA's Dean Saucier at [email protected].
NORTHEAST MEDICAL FORUM TO BE HELD THIS FALL
A Northeast Medical Forum will be held this fall at the Jet Aviation Training Center in Teterboro, NJ and feature Dr. Mark Josel, former Navy Flight Surgeon and current FAA senior medical examiner and internist. This two-hour forum will be free to all NBAA Members and lunch will be provided. For specifics about the date and other details of this event, contact NBAA's Dean Saucier at [email protected].
VOLUNTARY NOISE-ABATEMENT PROCEDURES FOR HANSCOM FIELD
Massport has issued the following voluntary noise-abatement procedures for Hanscom Field (BED) for all aircraft. For helicopter approaches, reduce speed below cruise in vicinity of the airport and make approaches directly to assigned landing location. For helicopter departures, climb at the best rate to all altitudes and avoid maximum climb performance. In general, fly as high as practical, minimize hover, and avoid extended operations over residential areas. Jet and turboprop aircraft should use the NBAA noise-abatement procedures found on the NBAA web site at http://www.nbaa.org/noise. Piston aircraft should maintain 1,500 feet until VASI glide path and go to high RPM on short final. On departures, use the full length of the runway and avoid intersection departures; use best rate of climb; and maintain runway heading to 1,000 feet prior to turning, unless advised by ATC. For more information, contact NBAA's Dean Saucier at [email protected].
AVIATION SECURITY BRIEFING SLATED FOR SEPTEMBER 25 IN ATLANTA
Global Aerospace and Universal Weather & Aviation, Inc. will host a Business Aviation Security Briefing on September 25 in Atlanta to review the industry's corporate aviation security best practices. Sessions will focus on international terrorism, FAR Part 91 and 135 security, and other security issues. The event will be held at Bell South Corporate Aviation & Travel Services, 4005 Fulton Industrial Blvd., Fulton County Airport, Atlanta, GA, tel: (404) 699-8300. There is no fee for this briefing, which includes refreshments and lunch, but pre-registration is mandatory. Contact Global Aerospace's JoAnn LaRusso at [email protected].