March 31, 2021

To help local and regional business aviation groups kickstart their event planning after more than 12 months of pandemic-canceled events, the NBAA Local and Regional Group Committee will present a free, virtual town hall April 21 to aid their efforts.

“We are pleased to provide a focused program for local group leaders and volunteers that will cover a few timely topics and provide ideas and information on a few subjects to help them begin the return to normal, or maybe I should say the new normal,” said committee Chair Marj Rose. “I am excited about it and look forward to sharing this content with other local groups.”

The agenda will include a legislative update from NBAA government affairs; an informative presentation on small flight department safety by the NBAA Small Flight Department subcommittee and how these departments can get involved with local groups; how to engage in school outreach using virtual tours; and a discussion on how groups are planning activities to engage their members and get ‘back to normal.’

Officials from a number of regional groups, including the Central Florida Business Aviation Association (CFBAA) and the Minnesota Business Aviation Association (MBAA), will discuss some of their efforts and programs to re-engage their members. NBAA’s six regional representatives will also be participating, as will members of the Local and Regional Group Committee.

“NBAA’s regional representatives and the entire local and regional group community have done an outstanding job keeping up momentum and continuing to advocate for business aviation, despite the pandemic,” said Steve Hadley, NBAA senior director regional programs and Southwest Central regional representative. “We look forward to sharing our experiences and looking to the future at the Town Hall.”

The town hall program begins at 2 p.m. (EDT) and there will be time for questions before it concludes at 3:30 p.m.

The town hall is produced by the NBAA Local and Regional Group Committee, and will be managed on the Zoom virtual platform by the Central Florida Business Aviation Association. Learn more about the town hall and register today.