NBAA Gala Will Be Evening of Wednesday, October 13; Featured Entertainer Is Kenny Loggins

Contact: Cassandra Bosco

Washington, DC, June 21, 2004 – The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) announces that the NBAA Gala – to be held in conjunction with the NBAA 57th Annual Meeting & Convention this October 12 through 14 in Las Vegas – has been moved from the traditional Thursday evening of the Convention to the evening of Wednesday, October 13, 2004. This year’s event will feature world-class entertainment by Kenny Loggins.

Previously known as the NBAA Safety Awards Banquet, the Gala honors and celebrates the recipients of NBAA’s most prestigious awards. At the 2004 Gala, NBAA Chairman of the Board Donald E. Baldwin will present the NBAA Meritorious Service to Aviation Award to Stuart Matthews, president and CEO of Flight Safety Foundation, and the NBAA John P. “Jack” Doswell Award to Allan B. Lane, former chairman of the Association and retired aviation manager and chief pilot for BP Amoco. In addition, the recipients of the 2004 NBAA Flying Safety Awards will be recognized.

Kenny Loggins, one of the most successful songwriters and performers in the world, will be the featured entertainer at this event. With a career spanning more than 30 years, Loggins has sold more than 20 million albums globally and earned 12 platinum-plus albums and 14 gold albums in the United States alone. As a songwriter and singer, his hits include “Whenever I Call You Friend” (with Stevie Nicks), “Your Mama Don’t Dance” (with Jim Messina), “This Is It,” “Danger Zone” (from the film Top Gun), “I’m Alright” (from the film Caddyshack) and “Footloose” (from the film of the same name).

Loggins’ performance will be followed by the Après Gala, which will feature a live band and dancing.

The 2004 NBAA Gala will be held on Wednesday, October 13 from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. in the ballroom of the Paris Las Vegas Hotel. For more information about attending or sponsoring the NBAA Gala (including how to sponsor Gala tables), contact NBAA’s Deb Hanson at (202) 737-4484 or

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NBAA represents the aviation interests of more than 7,600 companies that own or operate general aviation aircraft as an aid to the conduct of their business, or are involved with business aviation. NBAA Member Companies earn annual revenues approaching $5 trillion — a number that is about half the gross domestic product — and employ more than 19 million people worldwide. The NBAA Annual Meeting & Convention is the world’s largest display of civil aviation products and services.

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