Contact: Cassandra Bosco
Washington, DC, September 25, 2000 – National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) President John W. Olcott has been elected into the Aviation Hall of Fame & Museum of New Jersey.
Our trustees recognize you as an aviator, publisher and president of NBAA,” said Edmund Nelle Jr., president of the Aviation Hall of Fame & Museum of New Jersey.
Olcott will be formally inducted into the Hall of Fame at a dinner to be held in May 2001.
Those aeronautical pioneers to be inducted with Olcott include: George Meade, a Vietnam assault helicopter pilot and popular WOR-radio helicopter traffic reporter; the late World War II fighter pilot and outstanding artist, Roy LaGrone, who has preserved on canvas the contributions and sacrifices made by the Tuskegee Airmen; and the late Isaac Schlossbach, Arctic explorer and owner/operator of Asbury Park Airport.
NBAA represents the aviation interests of over 6,200 companies which 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.