NBAA Announces Recipients of 2010 Corporate Aviation Management Scholarship

Contacts: Dan Hubbard, (202) 783-9360, Patrick Dunne, (202) 783-9263,

Washington, DC, February 5, 2010 – The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) today announced that two individuals have been selected by the Association’s Corporate Aviation Management Committee as recipients of the 2010 Corporate Aviation Management Scholarship.

Each scholarship includes a value equivalent to $1,600 to cover expenses associated with attendance at NBAA’s 2010 Leadership Conference, taking place on February 24 and 25, 2010 in San Diego. Attendance at this Conference promotes the professional development and leadership skills of individuals seeking careers in flight department management.

The Corporate Aviation Management Scholarship, now in its sixth year, is sponsored by NBAA and The VanAllen Group. Representatives from each of these entities will be present at the NBAA Leadership Conference to recognize this year’s recipients.

Amanda Gray is business aviation pilot with Deere & Company out of Moline, IL. She has an ATP and is type rated in the Citation type aircraft including the Citation X. After graduating from Minnesota State University Mankato, she worked at several aviation jobs including Part 135 and Cessna Aircraft. She has been very involved with the Civil Air Patrol and the Women In Aviation groups in her area, and feels this scholarship will help her career path towards becoming an aviation manager.

Dustin L. Rose is a junior at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, FL majoring in aviation business administration with a specialization in aeronautics. He has worked as a line service technician and an intern with a flight department managing a Falcon 50. He has a goal to attain a management position at an aviation department where he can help raise aviation safety standards. He feels attending this event will help him prepare for management roles in the business arena.

For more information, or to register for the 2010 NBAA Leadership Conference, visit This web page also contains information about several other professional-development initiatives featured at the Conference, including a Professional Development Program Course, “IS-BAO Workshop,” which meets PDP Objective Ops4, and is being offered by the International Business Aviation Council on Tuesday, February 23, 2010, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

For more information about NBAA’s Professional Development Program, visit

Founded in 1947 and based in Washington, DC, the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) is the leading organization for companies that rely on general aviation aircraft to help make their businesses more efficient, productive and successful. The Association represents more than 8,000 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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