July 20, 2015

Listen to an NBAA Flight Plan podcast about the Association’s plans for AirVenture

As thousands of aviation enthusiasts gather in Oshkosh, WI from July 20 to 26 for the Experimental Aircraft Association’s (EAA’s) annual AirVenture Oshkosh fly-in, NBAA representatives will offer them a place to cool off, join up and talk about single-pilot operator safety.

As in years past, the NBAA exhibit at AirVenture 2015 will be housed in a large, air-conditioned tent near the center of the air show, according to Kirby Konz, NBAA marketing project manager.

“Each day at AirVenture we’ll hold a drawing for one free registration to NBAA’s Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA2015) in Las Vegas, and offer new Members a chance to join NBAA at a discount and pick up informational materials about the Association, as well as the No Plane No Gain program,” she said.

For the first time at AirVenture, NBAA will arrange a “meet-and-greet” opportunity with members of the NBAA Safety Committee. Show attendees will be able to stop by the NBAA tent to hear committee members share their latest efforts in the area of safety advocacy, including tools and resources the committee has developed.

“The Safety Committee has been focused on the unique challenges that face single-pilot operations,” said NBAA Project Manager Peter Korns. “Oshkosh brings this community together in an exclusive setting, giving us the opportunity to share our work on the issues that affect these pilots.” Single-pilot safety, fitness for duty and airport/ramp safety are just some of the focus areas the committee members are dedicated to and will be on-site at EAA to discuss.

Korns urged anyone with an interest in general aviation safety to stop by throughout the week to find out how NBAA is committed to promoting safety-enhancing initiatives throughout the industry. Read more about the Safety Committee’s Top Safety Focus Areas.

As in the past, NBAA will make its back porch available for Members and visitors to get out of the sun and view the daily AirVenture air show performances from comfortable, shaded seats.

This year, EAA honors the 45th anniversary of the Apollo 13 mission. The mission’s flight director, Gene Kranz, who was a speaker at NBAA’s 2006 NBAA Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference, and astronauts Jim Lovell and Fred Haise, will take part in events at AirVenture.