Just as NBAA works to promote business aviation at the national level, regional business aviation groups play a vital industry advocacy role in their state, city or area. Today, four business aviation professionals share their experiences in launching one of the country’s newest regional groups, including how they handled some of the more challenging steps along the way. “The key to my success in getting a group going,” says NBAA Southeastern Regional Representative Greg Voos, “is finding that initial core group of energy with the stakeholders that have the bandwidth [to start a regional group] because it’s not a small task.”
In this episode of NBAA’s “Flight Plan,” host Rob Finfrock speaks with:
David Keys, president, Central Florida Business Aviation Association (CFBAA) and chief pilot, Peace River Citrus Products
Matthew Olafsen, vice president, CFBAA
Jenny Showalter, secretary, CBFAA and chief motivational officer, Showalter Business Aviation Career Coaching
Throughout February, NBAA has marked Black History Month by recognizing the significant aviation contributions of African Americans and emphasizing the importance of ensuring our industry is open and welcoming to people from all backgrounds.
The FAA has been working with NBAA and others to address privacy concerns with the Privacy ICAO Address program (PIA), which recently was expanded beyond the contiguous U.S. to include overwater routes.
Flight data monitoring and data sharing are important tools to help identify potential safety risks before they become serious issues. That said, many operators are uncertain about how they work, what equipment is needed and what this information can offer their operations. NBAA has developed a new, comprehensive resource to answer those and other questions.
In this special edition of NBAA Flight Plan, podcast host Rob Finfrock gets a few moments in between conference sessions with NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen to discuss the latest efforts by the association to highlight business aviation's societal benefits.