July 20, 2022

From promoting the industry’s sustainability efforts to answering member questions about events and operational issues, NBAA will be well represented at the 2022 Experimental Aircraft Association’s AirVenture, taking place July 25-31 at Wittman Regional Airport (OSH) in Oshkosh, WI.

The association’s big, white tent will again be located near the flight line in Booth 432 and, as always, it’s a great place to get out of the sun and enjoy some air conditioning, meet with friends and grab a great seat for the daily air show.

“People should plan to stop by to meet us, get their questions answered, and connect with fellow members of the business aviation community,” said Mark Larsen, CAM, NBAA director of safety and flight operations. “They can get out of the heat, get a refreshment, take a load off their feet and watch the air show while they’re with us.”

Here are a few of the activities NBAA staff is planning to take part in at the event:

  • NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen will take part in a panel discussion on business aviation’s continuing push toward unleaded avgas, taking place at 11 a.m. July 25. Known as the EAGLE initiative, the program is a joint industry-FAA collaboration.
  • Andrew Broom, NBAA senior vice president, strategy, marketing and innovation will lead the second meeting of the newly formed NBAA Owner Pilot Association Coalition. He also will attend the Citation Jet Pilots board meeting as a newly elected industry director and meet with various NBAA partners.
  • NBAA Director, Environmental and Technical Operations Stewart D’Leon, CAM, will be on-hand for the EAGLE initiative panel discussion, and will be meeting with industry colleagues to discuss environmental sustainability efforts and planning for NBAA’s convention in October.
  • An informal young professionals (YoPro) social hour will be held at the NBAA booth at 10:30 a.m. July 27. Those interested are encouraged to come by for yard games and networking.
  • Promoting NBAA’s safety initiatives to owner-operators and exhibiting organizations is on Larsen’s agenda. He also will meet with FAA staff in attendance on various projects, such as the ASIAS program and General Aviation Joint Steering Committee.

“It will be great to be on hand at the NBAA tent to connect with our members,” said Broom. “This will be my twenty-second year at AirVenture, so I am excited to see the aviation family. Even though the event lasts a week, on the last day I feel like I have not seen everything.”

NBAA Tent at EAA's AirVenture