Dec. 12, 2016

Pacific Northwest Business Aviation Association (PNBAA) President Lance Robertson was presented with NBAA’s prestigious Silk Scarf Award on Dec. 8 in recognition of his many contributions to business aviation.

Robertson is aviation manager for the Nordstrom, Inc, flight department base on Boeing Field, Seattle WA. He has been a professional pilot for more than 30 years, and has accumulated more than 20,000 hours of flight experience. He has served as chief flight instructor for a Part 141 flight school, operated as a domestic and international crewmember for Part 135 and Part 121 airlines and currently operates Part 91 in a Challenger CL30, and CL604.

Robertson also flies a North American North American B-26 Mitchell for a Washington-based museum as a demonstration pilot. He holds type ratings in the Boeing 757, B767, CE500, CL30, CL600, CL604, Embraer 145 and N-B25.

He has served as PNBAA president since 2014, and has been a board member for seven years. He will step down from the board at the end of the year.

During his tenure as board president, PNBAA has presented multiple successful programs for its members, including the continued growth and success of PNBAA’s annual charity golf tournament and its annual Safety Day.

“Under your leadership term, PNBAA has continued to improve and grow to become the viable, credible, self-sustaining organization it is today,” the board said in a letter to Robertson. “Most recently, and primarily because of your guidance and initiative, PNBAA has expanded our focus and outreach with a merger encompassing the Pacific Rim Schedulers & Dispatchers Association and the Pacific Northwest Corporate Flight Attendants Association.”

PNBAA’s membership has grown, and the organization continues to expand its charitable contributions to beneficiaries such as Raisbeck Aviation High School and the Washington Wing of the Civil Air Patrol.

“NBAA is grateful for Lance Robertson’s dedication to the industry and his tireless work on its behalf,” said NBAA Northwest Regional Representative Kristi Ivey in presenting the Silk Scarf Award. “We look forward to his continued involvement in working to improve business aviation.”

About the Award

In an effort to honor outstanding business aviation community members and inspire future aviators, the NBAA Silk Scarf Award is given to individuals for special contributions to the business aviation community during their careers. Learn more and view past award recipients of the NBAA Silk Scarf Award.