Oct. 16, 2022

With the start of the 2022 NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE) in Orlando, FL just around the corner, attendees are encouraged to be on the lookout for several unique and truly “can’t miss” events and exhibits throughout the show.

“We’ve built NBAA-BACE to offer something for everyone,” said Chris Strong, NBAA senior vice president, events. “In addition to education sessions, keynote presentations, networking opportunities and showcasing all the latest business aircraft and products, we also have a few just ‘plane’ fun activities planned, too.”

These include the following:

All New ‘Welcome to NBAA-BACE’ Party for All Attendees

Welcome to NBAA-BACEIn celebration of the return of NBAA-BACE to Orlando, attendees will want to head to the South Lobby of the convention center at 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 17, ahead of the show’s official start, to grab their official event badge. Enjoy food, drinks and a few other surprises to get everyone ready for the show. Read more about the party.

Dynamic Keynote Sessions Featuring Legends and Luminaries

Keynote SessionsAttendees won’t want to miss either of the two NBAA-BACE keynote sessions. On Tuesday, Oct. 18 at 8:30 a.m., hear from such notable personalities as Dale Earnhardt, Jr. and Neil deGrasse Tyson. On Wednesday, Oct. 19, “Top Gun: Maverick” actress Monica Barbaro, aerial coordinator and motion picture pilot Kevin LaRosa II and Blue Angels pilot Frank Weisser will talk about their experience making the blockbuster film. Read more about the keynote sessions.

Aircraft of the Future, and the Past

Aircraft DisplayA sold-out outdoor aircraft display at Orlando Executive Airport (ORL) will feature the most advanced and dynamic aircraft lineup ever seen at NBAA-BACE, with all major OEMs represented. EXTGEN Aviators by Dynamic Aviation will complement the aircraft display with guided tours of two vintage airframes — Miss Virginia, a DC-3/C-47, and a Twin Beech named Amelia. Adjacent to the main keynote stage at the Orange County Convention Center will be the Emerging Technology Zone featuring an expanded lineup of advanced air mobility aircraft and emerging technologies like hydrogen and electric propulsion. Learn more about the aircraft on display.

Redoubled Focus on Owner-Operator Community

Owner-Operator CommunityBuilding on the announcement earlier this year of NBAA’s new Owner Pilot Association Coalition (OPAC), NBAA-BACE will feature several events highlighting this important and dynamic segment of the industry. These include a dedicated area on the exhibit hall floor for OPAC member booths, as well as a Tuesday evening reception for their members. Small flight operations and single-pilot operators also won’t want to miss the Small Operator Symposium focused on issues of particular importance to smaller flight departments, and the Single Pilot Safety Standdown addressing ways to mitigate runway excursions. Learn more about the NBAA Small Operator Symposium and the Single Pilot Safety Standdown

NBAA Coffee Social and Exclusive Book Signing Event

NBAA Coffee SocialAt 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 18, head to NBAA Booth No, 1289, grab some coffee and a sweet treat on NBAA, and enter for a chance to win a free pass to next year’s show in Las Vegas, NV. Plus, this year’s event will feature exclusive book signings by acclaimed aviation educators John and Martha King and pilot, author and industry advocate Tammie Jo Shults. Learn more about the Coffee Social.

Celebrate NBAA’s 75th Anniversary Throughout the Show

NBAA's 75th AnniversaryNBAA will mark its 75th anniversary in several ways throughout NBAA-BACE. Among the celebrations will be a special giveaway at the NBAA Coffee Social, with the first 200 attendees receiving a commemorative NBAA anniversary coffee mug. All those participating in NBAA-BACE are further encouraged to share their experiences and celebrations throughout the show on social media using the hashtag #NBAA2022.

Learn more about NBAA-BACE.

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