5 ‘Hidden Gems’ You Can’t-Miss at NBAA-BACE
Oct. 9, 2021
The business aviation industry is gathering for the first time in about two years at the 2021 NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE), taking place Oct. 12-14 in Las Vegas, NV. As always, the show will feature the latest and greatest aircraft, products and services the industry has to offer, as well as ample opportunities for education, hearing from leaders and visionaries from all sectors of business aviation and world-class education sessions.
NBAA also has many new offerings and opportunities to enhance attendees’ show experience and make it a truly transformative event.
“We’re excited to welcome the industry to the new West Hall at the Las Vegas Convention Center for what is sure to be an exciting and inspirational three days,” said NBAA Senior Vice President, Events Chris Strong, who picked these five “hidden gems” that can’t be missed in 2021.
This dedicated area at Henderson Executive Airport (HND) is more than just a place to gather. The pavilion will be the place for single-pilot operators to connect with their peers and engage with useful, relevant content designed specifically for this key part of the industry.
Presentations, sponsored by some of business aviation’s most dynamic companies and thought leaders, will be hosted at the Owner/Single-Pilot Pavilion on Oct. 12-13 as a companion to NBAA’s Single-Pilot Safety Standdown, which will be held on Oct. 11, and the association’s National Safety Forum on Oct. 14.
Dynamic, Exciting Speakers
The Day 1 Keynote on Oct, 12 features Martine Rothblatt, a pilot and trailblazer in aviation and other industries; FAA Administrator Steve Dickson and comedian, Emmy-nominated actor, pilot; former U.S. Marine Robb Riggle and Theodore (Teddy) Tzanetos, project lead, Mars Ingenuity helicopter, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
The Day 2 Keynote on Oct. 13 includes an industry panel featuring leaders and visionaries in the area of advanced air mobility; astronaut, pilot of Inspiration4, geoscientist and space artist Sr. Sian Proctor and special guest Olympic skiing champion Lindsey Vonn.
History-Making Air Shuttle Flights
NBAA-BACE attendees can get a firsthand look at the future of on-demand air transportation through NBAA’s partnership with BLADE Urban Air Mobility, Inc., which is offering by-the-seat helicopter flights operated by Maverick Helicopters between the Las Vegas Convention Center and Henderson Executive Airport (HND) which is home to the NBAA-BACE outdoor aircraft display.
Each flight will seat up to six passengers, who will not only fly over traffic, but also enjoy
aerial views of the legendary Las Vegas Strip while en route. Flights will operate continuously during show hours from Oct. 12-14, with attendees able to easily book their flight through the BLADE mobile app.
Passengers will have access to BLADE passenger lounges located in the expansive North Lobby of the LVCC West Hall and on the aircraft display ramp at HND.
Sustainability in Focus
Making business aviation more environmentally friendly is a top issue in the industry, and will be on full display at NBAA-BACE.
For the first time ever, NBAA-BACE will be a carbon-neutral event. Offsets will be provided by 4AIR and attendees can cast their vote to pick the U.S.-based projects that will be used to offset travel and event emissions. Learn more about the program.
The Business Aviation Sustainability Summit will be held the first day of the show to demonstrate thought leadership in aviation emissions reduction and offer a roadmap for further catalyzing the production, availability and use of sustainable aviation fuels.
Exhibitors have been asked to participate in the NBAA-BACE Green Pledge and commit to five ways they will be more sustainable at the show – ranging from printing few marketing materials to powering down booth lighting at night. Attendees can also help make the show green by ridesharing during the convention, limiting water usage in their hotels, using recyclable food and drink containers during the day and more,
The new NBAA-BACE Maintenance Pavilion provides an opportunity for maintenance exhibitors to participate at NBAA-BACE within a dedicated space. Besides featuring maintenance service providers, the Maintenance Pavilion will host a silent auction to provide travel funds for recipients of maintenance scholarships.
This specialized pavilion will be located in highly trafficked areas of the exhibit hall, near the keynote speaker area and the advanced air mobility zone.
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