Media Alert: NBAA 61st Annual Meeting and Convention, October 6–8

Contact: Dan Hubbard at (202) 783-9360 or

WASHINGTON, DC, October 1, 2008 – The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) will hold its 61st Annual Meeting & Convention (NBAA2008) and related activities in Orlando, FL, October 6 through 8, 2008.

NBAA2008 will bring close to 30,000 Attendees and more than 140 business aircraft to Orlando from leading aviation manufacturers. The Orange County Convention Center will host the exhibition hall and seminars, and NBAA’s Static Display of Aircraft will be located on the Orlando Executive Airport (ORL). The newest look-alike Wright “B” Flyer will be on display as part of the NBAA exhibits.

Some events of interest include:


KaBOOM! Playground BuildNBAA, KaBOOM!, BBA Aviation/Signature Flight Support and local volunteers will build an aviation-themed playground.


Media Day / Convention Exhibitor Press Conferences Media are invited to visit exhibits and attend a host of press conferences.


Media Kick-off Breakfast

Opening General Session and Ribbon Cutting

Static Display of Aircraft More than 140 business aircraft on display.

NBAA Exhibits More than 1,000 Exhibiting Companies representing business aviation.

Wright “B” Flyer Replica DébutsThe newest addition to Wright “B” Flyer Inc.’s fleet of historic look-alike aircraft will make its public début on display at NBAA2008. The “Silver Bird” is the product of a year’s worth of design and construction from the Dayton-based company.

Continuing Convention Exhibitor Press Conferences


NBAA Exhibits and Static Display Open

NBAA Scholarship Announcements Press conference to announce the recipients of NBAA Scholarship Awards for 2008 including: the Alan Conklin Business Aviation Management Scholarship, David Ewald Journalism Scholarship, Lawrence Ginocchio Scholarship, Noram Dee Howard/Etienne Fage Scholarship, USAIG PDP Scholarship and William Fanning Maintenance Scholarship.


NBAA Exhibits Open

NBAA Static Display Open

NBAA Florida Aviation DayStudents from all over Florida attend a session to highlight benefits and careers of business aviation at no charge. Students of all ages can receive free admission to the exhibits and Static Display of Aircraft following guided tours.

Founded in 1947 and based in Washington, DC, the National Business Aviation Association, Inc. (NBAA) is the leading organization for companiesthat rely on general aviation aircraft to help make their businesses more efficient, productive and successful. The Association represents more than8,000 companies and provides more than 100 products and services to the business aviation community, including the NBAA Annual Meeting & Convention,the world’s largest civil aviation trade show. Learn more about NBAA at

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