Oct. 20, 2019

Two legendary pilots – both U.S. Air Force generals with six stars between them – will take the stage at the NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE) on Wednesday, Oct. 23 to discuss the lessons each has learned from their remarkable lives and careers.

Major General Jeannie M. Leavitt and General Lloyd “Fig” Newton have each had ground-breaking careers in the Air Force and beyond, paving the way for others who followed.

Maj. Gen. Leavitt is the nation’s first female fighter pilot in the history of the U.S. Air Force; she has flown more than 3,000 hours and commanded at the flight, squadron and wing levels. Today, she commands the Air Force Recruiting Service at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, where she oversees more than 3,445 airmen and civilians. She was the inspiration for the Captain Marvel superhero played by Brie Larson in the blockbuster movie of the same title, and she is featured in the compelling Air Force video, “Origin Story.” View the Origin Story video.

Gen. Newton, who has been NBAA’s Board chair since 2017, served more than 30 years in the Air Force, logging more than 4,000 hours, and flying 269 combat missions in Vietnam. In his civilian career, he has been an executive vice president at Pratt & Whitney and a board member of L3 Technologies. In 2018, he was awarded the Wright Brothers Memorial Trophy.

At the 2019 NBAA-BACE Day 2 keynote – taking place on the convention exhibit floor, at 10:30 a.m. PT, Gen. Leavitt will be interviewed by retired Gen. Newton – a conversation not to be forgotten.

Learn more about the NBAA-BACE Keynote sessions.

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