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  • 21 Aug 2017 12:00 PM | Brett Palmiero (Administrator)

    August News


    PNBAA Charity Golf Tournament Update

    Wednesday, September 20, 2017

    The Golf Club at Newcastle

    A few Pro tips from the Golf Committee led by Cindy Hales:

    • Golfer Wait List - Patience is this game. Historically we learn of most registered golfer cancellations several days before tournament. Golfers, keep us apprised if you have a conflict and wish to donate your spot to PNBAA.
    • Cash - Golfers, bring $5 and $20 bills for a mulligan, a record number of raffle prizes, etc. An ATM is in the Clubhouse.
    • Arrival Plan - Between 7:00 - 8:30 am there will be a lot of activities including:  registration, breakfast, Nike Store shopping, a putting contest, thank a sponsor, rile competitors and visit the driving range - whew.
    • Volunteer - An engaging way to socialize and make this a better event, plus enjoy a free lunch.
    • Luncheon tickets - Register online for just $50. Stroll in at your leisure starting with the 19th hole.

    Event Site Link



    August Call to Action!

    Have you joined the hundreds of Pacific Northwest business aviation professionals in sharing your opposition to the Congressional Houses' ATC "Privatization" proposal?

    Last week PNBAA President Jeff Robertsshared an insightful request for individuals in the business aviation community to weigh in opposing H.R. 2997. Individual voter voices carry tremendous influence. Please contact your Congressional representatives now during this August recess. Utilize the linked resources on the PNBAA website home page. Next encourage your peers to be an active participant.


    Friends & Family BBQ Recap


    Hundreds(!) ventured to Seattle to enjoy our annual favorite PNBAA Friends & Family BBQ free luncheon on August 3rd. We cleaned out the WithStyle Catering cookout, strengthened relationships over ice cream and welcomed new members to the PNBAA family. Thank you for participating and pencil this one in again next year.


    A big thank you to the volunteer committee led by Kimberly Perkins, friendly sponsorsHoneywell, Jetstream Aviation and host facility Clay Lacy Aviation that kept us in the shade.





    Join PNBAA


    FREE Member-Only Program:  

    Inflight Medical Emergency Training

    Monday, August 28, 2017

    8:00 am - 12:00 pm  - or -
    1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Galvin Flying, Seattle


    Next Monday! PNBAA in conjunction with Aircare International is pleased to offer complimentary Inflight Medical Training exclusive to its members. 

    Register online for either the morning or afternoon session (same content). Space is limited.

    Event Site Links

    Preview: When faced with an inflight emergency, crewmembers preparedness is the key to a successful outcome. The Aircare Access intensive one-day training provides crewmembers basic first aid, CPR and AED skills; as well as instructing on the contents of medical kits.

    Special thanks to Aircare International for providing this invaluable crew training.

    Unsure if you are a member? Either log-on the website to review your individual profile or complete the Contact Us form for us to check your corporate profile. 


    Red-Tailed Hawks Donation

    Proceeds from PNBAA membership dues and sponsored events are dedicated to aviation-related youth and member vocational scholarships - our future. 


    The PNBAA Board was recently introduced to the Red-Tailed Hawks Flying Club (RTH) of Mukilteo, Washington which matches our youth interests. RTH is chartered by the Black Pilots of America, Inc. non-profit. The mission is to introduce under-served and under-represented youths to the world of aviation while engaging their minds in practical applications of STEM and grounding them in aviation history. RTH offers one-day, two-week and year-round programs. 

    Led by PNBAA Board member Scott Jefvert, we were honored to present a $1,000 donation and introduce RTH to the business aviation industry at their July and August programs.



    Pictured above - Recent graduates who completed a program including private pilot ground school and introductory flying lessons - congratulations Hawks!

    PNBAA website

    P.O. Box 81022

    Seattle, Washington  98108


  • 15 Aug 2017 12:00 PM | Brett Palmiero (Administrator)

    August Call to Action!


    With Congress now in its annual August recess through Labor Day, individuals of the general aviation (GA) community need to redouble grassroots efforts to stop H.R. 2997, under which congressional oversight of the nation’s aviation system would be replaced by an entity governed by a private group.

    1. Consider General Aviation's concerns:  www.atcnotforsale.com   

    2. Email your Congressional represenatives:  NBAA link

    3. Call your Congressional represenatives at 833-428-6423. NBAA's action line will connect you and provide suggested talking points.


    CALL TO ACTION TO OPPOSE H.R. 2997—AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL PRIVATIZATION IS AN UNACCEPTABLE RISK TO GENERAL AVIATION AND PUBLIC SAFETY


    Dear PNBAA Members & Supporters:

    With a sense of urgency, I’m reaching out as the PNBAA’s President, to encourage all of our members to contact Congressional Representatives and voice opposition to HR 2997, the proposed measure to privatize the country’s Air Traffic Control System.  This House vote is slated for September. 

    The 21st Century AIRR Act, otherwise known as HR 2997, poses a very serious threat to General Aviation as the bill advocates a shift of ATC oversight away from Congress; to be replaced by a private corporation whose leadership will be dominated by commercial interests whose objectives do not align with Business or General Aviation.  If HR 2997 is enacted, Congress will hand our public ATC infrastructure, highly regarded as the largest and safest ATC system in the world (a public investment of over $20 billion), to a private entity run by an appointed Board of Directors.  It is the composition of this Board that represents the threat: 8 of the 13 seats (61%) will be controlled by commercial interests, virtually assuring that the ATC will operationally disadvantage all of General Aviation for the benefit of Commercial Aviation.  That commercial-based leadership has repeatedly stated aims to dominate control to access of the American airspace, and shift funding of ATC onto General Aviation users.

    As experts and stakeholders in Business Aviation, and voters who dictate the composition of our Congressional representation, we must all personally reach out to our elected Representatives to inform them of the dangers of HR 2997 to General Aviation’s output of over $215 billion and employment of millions.  The time for this outreach is now.

    As a component of President Trump’s infrastructure revitalization plan, HR 2997 appeals to frustration of Congress’ pattern of short-term funding extensions for the current FAA managed ATC.  Despite the fact that ATC is in the midst of a $35 billion investment to the NextGen system (which is currently on-plan to be completed by 2030, and is within budget), the Bill will reduce the FAA’s role in ATC to only matters of Safety, while shifting operational duties to a newly formed private Corporation.  It is the proposed leadership of the private Corporation that is problematic.  It would shift oversight of the ATC away from the fair representation of Congress and hand it to a select few decision makers who have a commercial conflict of interest, and who have stated their intentions to “control the airspace” and “shift funding requirements onto General Aviation”. 

    Privatization of American ATC poses three significant risks to our industry and wellbeing: Airspace will not be equitably shared; funding of the system (measured in the billions of dollars) will be shifted away from commercial carriers toward General Aviation; and there are matters of safety that must be considered when the role of the FAA is greatly reduced and replaced with private industry.   

    Viability and Safety:  Supporters of the Bill cite alleged success-stories of ATC privatization in both Canada and the UK, but fail to acknowledge that pressure over those two countries’ airspace is merely a fraction of what is faced in the United States.  Canada realizes around 33% of the annual volume of aircraft movement in the U.S., while the United Kingdom realizes less than 7% of American volumes.  The magnitude and complexity of American ATC cannot be compared to these two countries.  Further, the UK has already required bailout financing to remain viable; nowhere in HR 2997’s Bill is the potential risk of ATC NewCo’s financial failure addressed. 

    Under HR 2997 the FAA would be reduced in size, as it no longer would be responsible for management of ATC—it would only maintain its authority with regard to matters of Safety.  As tens of thousands of jobs are shifted out of FAA into the ATC NewCo, privatization will imperil FAA’s current stable funding, and shift it to a reliance on future “General Fund” appropriations.  Those appropriations are subject to politics, budget cuts, sequestration, and government shutdowns.  FAA will still be the overseeing body with regard to Safety—it seems crazy to risk the stability and viability of this Authority to the unpredictable hand of “General Fund” appropriations.  Doesn’t it?  Based on the fact that FAA ATC works very well today, exposure to these risks present potentially catastrophic risk in terms of public safety, and stability of Air Traffic Control in the United States.  There truly seems to be nothing gained by HR 2997, while exposing our Country to great risk. 

    Equitability of Funding, and ATC Oversight:  It is a fact that 75% of all commercial-carrier activity in the United States is concentrated among our 30 busiest Airports.  It should be assumed that an over-weighted commercialized Board will not be able, or willing, to ignore their dependence on these facilities which creates a conflict with all of General Aviation.  ATC Privatization will leave the country lacking critical infrastructure its leadership will focus only on the small segment of aviation that makes it money.  That critical infrastructure means access to airspace, access to airfields and access to technological advancement.  Thousands of airports & airfields, and those who depend upon them for employment, will no longer have an accessible conduit for representation on all matters relating to ATC.  Today’s fair representation, through Congressional channels, will shift to a Legal atmosphere where General Aviation will have to go to a Court-of-Law to be heard.  This would mean having to match the legal and financial resources of the biggest aviation interests in the world in order to have a voice.  For over 10 years, supporters of privatization have stated that one of their objectives was to “take control” of American airspace; HR 2997 provides a path to do this. 

    Another stated objective of HR 2997 is to shift the funding away from ATC’s current state of consistent and stable funding.  Currently, over 67% of the FAA’s (and ATC) operation is funded by taxes and fees passed onto the airline consumer when plane tickets are purchased.  Airlines don’t like it as they claim that they are footing the bill.  Really, ATC funding comes from all of us air travelers who are footing the bill.  Airline travel is a growing segment, and ATC fees have not affected this growth.  Supporters of HR 2997 have, time and again, stated outright intention to shift away from today’s ATC funding structure, and drive much of the funding obligation to user-fees at the G.A. level.  The shift in funding being discussed by HR 2997 proponents will undoubtedly negatively affect the PNBAA community, and the Business Aviation economy will most likely shrink in the future. 


    Call to Action:  Never before has the General Aviation community come together as a unified voice like it has today in its opposition to HR 2997.  I encourage you to take a little time to review the web site: www.atcnotforsale.com as a reference for talking points.  For those of you who find Twitter an effective medium, #noprivatizedatc is gaining traction.    

    Competing for the public ear against the largest aviation companies in America is a challenge, so our most effective path of opposition is through those we elected to represent us in Washington D.C.  There is a link to a written opposition statement on NBAA’s web site that will allow you to quickly voice opposition to HR 2997.  This will reach your representatives through an electronic correspondence, and this process takes less than a minute to complete.  Please do this ASAP, but we need you to do more. 

    www.atcnotforsale.com has created a phone routing system whereupon you call 833-GAVoice(833-428-6423), enter your zip code, and your call is directed to your Congressional representatives’ office.  Here you can speak directly to the Representative’s office, present yourself as a credible stakeholder, and advocate for opposition to HR 2997.  If you have read this letter down to here, you are informed enough to create a voice of opposition that will help guide a representative’s stance on the issue.  Please reach out personally and let them know why HR 2997 is a bad idea.     

    Just like matters of national security and maters of national intelligence, the national airspace should be managed by those we elect, not by profiteers who see this as a chance to control the our airspace.  The risks surrounding enactment of HR 2997 are massive; they come from unknown sources and threaten potentially catastrophic results.  American Air Traffic Control is not broken, so why present our national airspace to such risk?  Do what you can to oppose HR 2997. 

    Thank you for your attention to this matter, and your continued support of PNBAA.

    Respectfully,

    Jeff Roberts

    PNBAA President



    PNBAA website

    P.O. Box 81022

    Seattle, Washington  98108


  • 26 Jul 2017 12:00 PM | Brett Palmiero (Administrator)

    Late July 2017 Update


    PNBAA Friends & Family BBQ

    Thursday, August 3, 2017
    11:30 am - 1:00 pm
    Clay Lacy Aviation, Seattle


    Next week is our favorite annual Friends & Family BBQ. Please register online for this FREE event by August 1 to help us finalize the catering order. A preview of the WithStyle Catering gourmet luncheon:

    • All Beef Burgers & Hot Dogs
    • Veggie Burgers 
    • Wicked Baked Beans
    • Corn Cheese Cake w/ Heirloom Tomatoes
    • Signature Purple Slaw 
    • Mixed Greens w/ Red Onions & Balsamic Dressing
    • Fruit Punch, Lemonade & Water
    • Selection of ice cream treats

    A big thank you to our Members, sponsors Honeywell, Jetstream Aviation and host facility Clay Lacy Aviation for providing this fun experience.


    Event Registration Site Link



    FREE Member-Only Program Announcement  

    Inflight Medical Emergency Training

    Monday, August 28, 2017

    8:00 am - 12:00 pm  - or -
    1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Galvin Flying, Seattle


    PNBAA in conjunction with Aircare International is pleased to offer complimentary Inflight Medical Training exclusive to its members. 

    Register online for either the morning or afternoon session (same content). Space is limited and first-come, first-serve with only 20 seats available per session.

    Preview: When faced with an inflight emergency, crewmembers preparedness is the key to a successful outcome. The Aircare Access intensive one-day training provides crewmembers basic first aid, CPR and AED skills; as well as instructing on the contents of medical kits (assessment and treatment tools).

    Special thanks to Aircare International for providing this invaluable crew training.

    Event Registration Sites Link

    Unsure if your membership is current? Either log-on the website to review your individual profile or complete the Contact Us form for us to check it. New members join for just $50.

    PNBAA website

    P.O. Box 81022

    Seattle, Washington  98108


  • 07 Jul 2017 12:00 PM | Brett Palmiero (Administrator)

    July 2017 News


    PNBAA Friends & Family BBQ

    Thursday, August 3, 2017
    11:30 am - 1:00 pm
    Clay Lacy Aviation, Seattle

    It really feels like the best of summer when the Blue Angels are streaking overhead and we gather to enjoy a barbecue lunch with friends and family at Boeing Field. This year the organizing volunteers have turned the grill and shopping over to catering professionals, so everyone can enjoy a gourmet burger lunch and ice cream treat.

    Please register online at the event site for this FREE lunch in advance to support our catering plan. Also extend a big thank you to sponsors Honeywell, Jetstream Aviationand host facility Clay Lacy Aviation for providing this fun experience.


    Charity Golf Tournament Update

    Wednesday, September 20, 2017
    The Golf Club at Newcastle

    Wow! Golfer registration sold out within days of the June 5th opening. We encourage anyone else interested in golfing to register now (joining the wait list). Inevitably there will be some openings due to the last minute conflicts of registered golfers.

    Good news - there are still sponsorship opportunities for any budget to consider. Plus they include golfers! VIP $5,000, Player Gift Certificate $3,000 and Raffle Prize Gifts $1,000.

    Luncheon tickets and volunteer opportunities are also fun options to participate.

    Golf Event Site Link


    Voice Your Opinion!

    Have you noticed the flurry of news since late June on air traffic control (ATC) privatization? H.R.2997 – legislation containing provisions for privatizing ATC – a long-standing priority for the nation’s big airlines has been introduced. It puts general aviation's airspace and airport access at risk.

    Now it is time to individually voice opposition of ATC privatization and voice support of modernization. Your D.C. legislators look closely at the diversity of individual responses, not just the familiar industry advocates. NBAA has established a very quick way for you to share an informed perspective by contacting Congress with the link below. Every email counts, thank you. 

    NBAA Contact Congress Link



    Raisbeck Aviation High School Scholarships & Internships

    On June 7th, Raisbeck Aviation High School (RAHS) presented over 30 seniors with Scholarship Awards in excess of $500,000. The PNBAA Board was honored to participate on your behalf. President Jeff Roberts and Education/Internship Board Member Scott Jefvert presented three, $4,000 scholarship awards. 

    The Board enjoyed a large pool of applications that included an essay on business aviation. After review, the Board selected three outstanding individuals:  Kalika Singh, Amber Thatcher and Michael Stemen. We wish them the very best in their college endeavors and career path in aviation!

    If you would like to consider engaging the bright minds of RAHS students for an internship in business aviation, please email Scott Jefvert.

    Scott Jefvert, Kalika Singh and family


    Schedulers & Dispatchers Recap with Scholarship Announcement

    In early June PNBAA hosted the annual Schedulers & Dispatchers meeting in Seattle. It proved a great opportunity to develop relationships. 

    The biggest news was announcing a $2,500 scholarship application opportunity for PNBAA members. Experienced and future Schedulers & Dispatchers are all encouraged to apply. Reference the PNBAA scholarship webpage to apply and note October 31st deadline.

    Board member Ernesta Corcoran joined everyone pictured expressing appreciation of appetizing food sponsor WithStyle Catering LLC and brand new facility hosts Signature Flight Support BFI.

    info@pnbaa.org

    P.O. Box 81022

    Seattle, Washington  98108


  • 01 Jun 2017 12:00 PM | Brett Palmiero (Administrator)

    June 2017 News



    Next Week - PNBAA Schedulers & Dispatchers Meeting

    Thursday, June 8, 2017  4:30pm - 7:30pm
    Signature Flight Support - Boeing Field

    Make a plan to breakaway early next Thursday and register now for the 2017 annual Schedulers & Dispatchers meeting. You will hear George Comollo of Green River College present the process to obtain a Dispatch license, learn about a new PNBAA scholarship opportunity and strengthen relationships. 

    Sponsorship opportunities are also still available. Thank you Signature Flight Support and With Style Catering LLC.

    Schedulers & Dispatchers Event Site Link


    9th Annual PNBAA Charity Golf Tournament Sign-up!

    Wednesday, September 20, 2017
    The Golf Club at Newcastle

    You have patiently waited. On June 5th golfer registration, available sponsorship packages, luncheon tickets and volunteer opportunities will all be available on the event site. Pro tip:  Historically golfer and sponsorship packages sell out within 30 days.

    Last month many of the 2017 sponsorship packages were sold to the same 2016 sponsors who held a "right of first refusal" (ROFR) option. There remains great options for all budgets including the "Title Sponsor" package for the first time in 9 years! 

    PNBAA Golf Event Site Link


    PNBAA Friends & Family BBQ Luncheon

    Thursday, August 3, 2017
    Boeing Field

    Save the date to be in Seattle. Your friends and family are invited to attend our free annual barbecue luncheon and watch the Blue Angels practice from Boeing Field. Additional details will be provided in next newsletter and on the event site.

    Would you like to volunteer on the organizing committee and engage the PNBAA community? Email board member Kimberly Perkins.



    WSAA Advocacy Corner

    PNBAA is one of 15 members of the Washington State Aviation Alliance (WSAA) represented by our board member Alan Burnett.

    At the end of April WSAA held its annual meeting and celebrated two wins this year! House Bill 1018 and House Bill 1400 were signed into law by Gov. Jay Inslee. 

    HB 1018 increases the funding cap on a single state airport aid grant from $250,000 to $750,000. HB 1400 authorizes the first-ever Washington State Aviation specialty license plate. New plates should be available to order July 1.


    WSDOT Aviation Director Tristan Atkins Announces Retirement

    PNBAA extends our grateful appreciation to retiring WSDOT Aviation Director Tristan Atkins. For almost six years, Tristan has been instrumental in building relationships within the aviation community as part of the Washington State Aviation Alliance (WSAA) as well as contributing to the growth of the Washington Legislative Aviation Caucus in Olympia. 

    Tristan and his staff have participated in multiple PNBAA events and he has consistently been a strong supporter of business aviation. Under Tristan's guidance, WSDOT Aviation and stakeholders around the state have celebrated multiple successes including the new aviation license plate and the passage of HB 1526, which reallocated aircraft excise tax funds to the state's aviation airport aid grant program. Please join PNBAA in expressing our sincere gratitude to Tristan Atkins and wishing him blue skies and tailwinds.


    info@pnbaa.org P.O. Box 81022 Seattle, Washington  98108


  • 18 Apr 2017 12:00 PM | Brett Palmiero (Administrator)

    April 2017 News



    9th Annual PNBAA Charity Golf Tournament Announcement

    Wednesday, September 20, 2017
    The Golf Club at Newcastle
    AA Golf Event Site Link

    It is time to dust off the clubs and picture your moment of glory in September. The 2017 event website with sponsorship opportunities, hotel information, etc. is now available to help you plan your participation; however, there are two key dates to consider in your preparations:

    On or before May 15, 2017 - This year, select 2017 sponsorship packages hold a "right of first refusal" (ROFR) option for the same 2016 sponsors. Reference the event site for details on how to exercise this option. If the ROFR option is not exercised by May 15, the package becomes available for anyone to request starting June 5, 2017.

    June 5, 2017 - Golfer registration will open. Sponsorship requests, luncheon tickets and volunteer opportunities will also be available on the event site. The golfer and sponsorship packages sell out each year within several weeks, so be sure to mark your calendars to sign up!


     Cabin Crew Scholarship Award

    At the end of March regional corporate flight attendants and industry safety/service professionals gathered in Hillsboro to attend their annual PNBAA meeting. A highlight of the meeting was announcing the very first annual PNBAA Cabin Crew professional scholarship, $2,500. PNBAA Board of Director, Sara Culver-Truby was thrilled to name the recipient, Jennifer Meyers (pictured). 


    Jennifer is currently working for Castle & Cooke Aviation in Everett, Washington as a Customer Service Representative. She plans on using the scholarship to attend Cabin Crew Initial training and start her career in the sky. Congratulations!


    Thank You Meeting Sponsors

    Jet Aviation
    Aircare International
    Air Culinaire
    Global Aviation
    Hillsboro Aviation


    Kimberly Perkins Joins Board

    The PNBAA Board of Directors is excited to announce the appointment of Kimberly Perkins as a Director filling a recent vacancy.

    Kimberly has been flying a Global Express and Gulfstream 650 out of Boeing Field since 2013. She holds a Master’s Degree in Political Science with a concentration in International Relations. Concurrent to aviating, she is an adjunct professor at Middle Georgia State University where she teaches International Airline Operations. Additionally, she is the Founder of Aviation for Humanity (www.aviationforhumanity.org), a non-profit that delivers school supplies to students in developing nations.

    Kimberly began her aviation career on the east coast where she received a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Aviation: Flight Operations. She followed the traditional path of becoming a flight instructor and then moved on to the airlines. She flew for Air Wisconsin based in Philadelphia, PA until her work took her overseas. Kimberly lived in Lagos, Nigeria for two years and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia for one year. Those three years abroad, flying CRJs and Lear 60s throughout Africa and Asia, fueled her passion for humanitarian work and laid the foundation for what would become Aviation for Humanity.

    Kimberly returned to the United States in 2011 to take a position as a training Captain on a Lear 60. A few years later, she moved her family to the Pacific Northwest for a flying position out of Boeing Field in Seattle. In 2015, she was featured in the Women in Aviation magazine for her unique career path. Kimberly is a Seattle fanatic, an aviation enthusiast, and is dedicated to encouraging more women to enter the aviation industry. She is thrilled to become a PNBAA board member and looks forward to contributing to the success of business aviation throughout the Pacific Northwest!


    PNBAA Website Domain (what is wildapricot.org?)

    Have you noticed the browser search for PNBAA's website or associated links this year have included wildapricot.org in the domain? Not to worry, Wild Apricot is the web software PNBAA uses to administrate the website, membership, invoices and events. 

    Early this year PNBAA changed domains to https://pnbaa.wildapricot.org to prevent new Google Chrome security warnings. The https:// designation and padlock icon identifies that the traffic to the server is encrypted - secure. Rest assured your PNBAA financial transactions have always been secure and now that protection extends throughout the entire website.


    PNBAA Schedulers & Dispatchers Meeting Announcement

    Thursday, June 8, 2017

    Save the date! PNBAA will host an early evening meeting for Schedulers & Dispatchers in the Seattle area. The event website will be posted within a couple of weeks with all the details and sponsorship opportunities.


    Safety & Security Day Recap

    On April 6th the PNBAA community of 115+ attendees filled The Museum of Flight Skyline room to participate in the 9th annual Safety & Security Day. 

    Attendees were in engaged from the moment the day started with the Civil Air Patrol Color Guard and The Boeing Employees Choir vocalists. Seven diverse programs followed covering: NBAA/Safety Committee, Fatigue, Leadership, Motivational, Drones and Personal Protection.

    A record 30 sponsors participated and invested in this program, including six first-time program sponsors**. Thank you on behalf of the PNBAA community.

    Luncheon

    Gulfstream Aerospace

    Platinum

    Clay Lacy Aviation

    Gold

    Dassault Falcon Jet
    Jackson Jet Center
    Jet Aviation **
    Kenmore Aero Services **
    West Star Aviation

    Silver+

    Aircare International

    Silver

    AIG
    Alliant/John F. Throne & Co.
    Aon
    Avfuel
    Bell Helicopter **
    Business Air
    Castle & Cooke Aviation **
    C'est Bon Creations **
    Global Aviation
    Gogo Business Aviation
    HUB International
    Jetcraft **
    Jetstream Aviation
    Lane Powell PC
    NBAA
    Satcom Direct
    Regal Aviation Insurance
    Reliable Aviation Services
    Rockwell Collins
    StandardAero
    Textron Aviation
    USAIG


    info@pnbaa.org P.O. Box 81022 Seattle, Washington  98108


  • 02 Mar 2017 12:00 PM | Brett Palmiero (Administrator)

    March 2017 News



    PNBAA Flight Attendant Meeting

    Friday, March 24, 2017
    Hillsboro Aviation

    Registration is OPEN for the annual PNBAA Flight Attendant meeting in Hillsboro. The event website has all the details. All CFA and industry professionals are encouraged to attend. Please register by March 22.

    Topics & speakers:

    • New Luxury Linens and Bedding - Lori Diep, Primadonna
    • "Viva Espana" - John Detloff, Air Culinaire
    • What is SMS & How to Include the Third Crew Member - Sunshine McCarthy, Baldwin Aviation
    • What a Contract Flight Attendant Needs to Know - Panel including Jennifer Guthrie, In-Flight Crew Connections (resume); Jennifer Steele, API (social media); Maureen Walker, Aviation in Partnership with Global Aviation (day in the life of scheduling a contract Flight Attendant)
    • 2,000 Miles From Anywhere with a Medical Emergency - Karl Kamps, Aircare International

    Thank you to these sponsors!

    Jet Aviation - Platinum

    Aircare International - Gold

    Air Culinaire - Lunch

    Global Aviation - Reception

    Hillsboro Aviation - Venue


    CFA's - Do you need a food safety training certificate? Email Sara Culver-Truby to learn more about a March 23rd opportunity. 

    9th Annual PNBAA Safety & Security Day

    Thursday, April 6, 2017

    The Museum of Flight

    Safety & Security Day is 5 weeks away - make a plan to attend! Attendee online registration and details are available on the event website. We anticipate another advance sell-out, register early.

    Topics & speakers:

    • NBAA - Christa Lucas, NBAA VP of Government Affairs; Dave Ryan, NBAA Safety Committee
    • Aviation Medical - Dr. Quay Snyder, Aviation Medicine Advisory Service
    • Impact of UAS on Business Aviation - Jim Williams, Dentons
    • Motivational - Captain Charlie Plumb, Former Navy Pilot & Vietnam P.O.W.
    • Leadership - Bill Ayer, Retired Alaska Airlines Chairman/CEO, NBAA Board of Director
    • Travel Security Best Practices - Kristopher Cannon, Aviation Secure USA and Gavin de Becker & Associates

    Thank you to these sponsors!

    Luncheon
    Gulfstream Aerospace

    Platinum
    Clay Lacy Aviation

    Gold
    Dassault Falcon Jet
    Jackson Jet Center
    Jet Aviation
    Kenmore Aero Services
    Westar Aviation

    Silver+
    Aircare International

    Silver
    AIG
    Alliant/John F. Throne & Co.
    Aon
    Avfuel
    Bell Helicopter
    Business Air
    Castle & Cooke Aviation
    Global Aviation
    Gogo Business Aviation
    HUB International
    Jetstream Aviation
    Lane Powell PC
    NBAA
    Satcom Direct
    Regal Aviation Insurance
    Reliable Aviation Services
    StandardAero
    Textron Aviation
    USAIG


    NBAA News

    Would your company like to be an advocate on No Plane No Gain's new social media campaign, entitled “Business Aviation Works”? Select the following link #BizAvWorks to learn more.

    Last month NBAA celebrated 70 years with this 70 second video that is a great retrospective.


    info@pnbaa.org P.O. Box 81022 Seattle, Washington  98108


  • 08 Feb 2017 12:00 PM | Brett Palmiero (Administrator)

    February 2017 News

    2017 Safety & Security Day

    Thursday, April 6, 2017

    The Museum of Flight

    The 9th annual Safety & Security Day is less than 60 days away. Attendee online registration is available on the event website. We anticipate another advance sell-out, so register early!

    Preliminary topics & speakers:

    • NBAA - Christa Fornarotto, NBAA VP of Government Affairs
    • Aviation Medical - Dr. Quay Snyder, Aviation Medicine Advisory Service
    • Impact of UAS on Business Aviation - Jim Williams, Dentons
    • Leadership - Bill Ayer, Retired Alaska Airlines Chairman/CEO, NBAA Board of Director
    • Motivational - Captain Charlie Plumb, Former Navy Pilot & Vietnam P.O.W.
    • Travel Security Best Practices - Kris Cannon, Gavin de Becker & Associates

    The Organizing Committee is pleased to offer prospective sponsors a prospectus download and online payment on the event site. We are asking all sponsors to commit before February 28, 2017

    Thank you to these early sponsor commitments!


    Gulfstream - Luncheon


    Jackson Jet Center  - Gold

    Westar Aviation - Gold


    Aircare International  - Silver+


    Bell Helicopter - Silver

    Global Aviation - Sliver

    HUB International - Silver

    Jetstream Aviation - Silver

    Regal Aviation Insurance - Silver

    Textron Aviation - Silver

    USAIG - Silver


    PNBAA Flight Attendant Meeting - Save the Date

    Friday, March 24, 2017  9:00 am - 5:00 pm

    Hillsboro Aviation

    Save the date for the annual PNBAA Flight Attendant meeting in Hillsboro. Registration will be available on a PNBAA event website in about a week. PNBAA member registration is FREE; non-members $30.

    Preliminary topics & speakers:

    • New Luxury Linens and Bedding - Lori Diep, Primadonna
    • "Viva Espana" - John Detloff, Air Culinaire
    • What is SMS & How to Include the Third Crew Member - Sunshine McCarthy, Baldwin Aviation
    • What a Contract Flight Attendant Needs to Know - Panel including Jennifer Guthrie, In-Flight Crew Connections (resume); Jennifer Steele, API (social media)
    • 2,000 Miles From Anywhere with a Medical Emergency - Karl Kamps, Aircare International


    Last Call for Board of Director Application  

    Last month the Board announced a vacancy and request all members consider applying for the position. The remaining term for this position is two years, through 2018. Please complete your application through this form link by February 10, 2017.

    Serving on this volunteer Board is a unique way to strengthen the Pacific Northwest aviation community and expand your professional experience. The Board composition is designed to be diverse group of business aircraft operators, service providers and manufacturers - representing all members.

     Board responsibilities include:

    • Planning annual events (Safety Day, Summer BBQ, Golf Tournament, Annual Meeting & Holiday Party) and other professional programs
    • Representing member interests with government and community groups
    • Managing the organization in officer roles
    • Participating in monthly Board meetings

    The time commitment varies with roles and interests. Plan on 2-4 hours a week. Everyone recognizes our individual business responsibilities continue to take priority.

    We encourage you to visit with any Board member to gain additional insight. 


    ORAVI (Oregon Aviation Industries) Quarterly Meeting

    Friday, March 3, 2017 1:00 - 4:00 pm

    Oregon Tech Wilsonville Campus


    This first ORAVI quarterly meeting of 2017 will focus on workforce development and will feature presentations on the new Oregon Manufacturing Innovation Center (OMIC) and STEM programs. Snacks and beverages will be provided and there will be plenty of time for networking. 

    Contact Jake Jacobs at Oregon Aviation Industries at jake@oravi.org or 541.406.0711.

    info@pnbaa.org P.O. Box 81022 Seattle, Washington  98108


  • 18 Jan 2017 12:00 PM | Brett Palmiero (Administrator)

    The Port of Seattle is hosting a FREE workshop with NTSB Disaster Response specialists to guide anyone who may be involved in an accident response to support family needs.

    February 1 & 2  8 am-4 pm | The Conference Center at SEA

    NTSB specialist and other professionals will present a variety of disaster response and family assistance topics. Through a series of presentations they will provide an overview of family assistance operations, applicable legislation, roles and responsibilities of responding agencies and best practices. 

    Registration link 

    Contact:

    Port of Seattle Emergency Preparedness

    206-787-4632

    emergencypreparedness@portseattle.org


  • 12 Jan 2017 12:00 PM | Brett Palmiero (Administrator)

    Board of Director Application Notice

    Call for Board of Director Applications!

    The PNBAA Board of Directors has a vacancy and requests all members consider applying for the position. The remaining term for this position is two years, through 2018. Please complete your application through this form link by February 10, 2017.

    Serving on this volunteer Board is a unique way to strengthen the Pacific Northwest aviation community and expand your professional experience. The Board composition is designed to be diverse group of business aircraft operators, service providers and manufacturers - representing all members.

     

    Board responsibilities include:

    • Planning annual events (Safety Day, Summer BBQ, Golf Tournament, Annual Meeting & Holiday Party) and other professional programs
    • Representing member interests with government and community groups
    • Managing the organization in officer roles
    • Participating in monthly Board meetings

    The time commitment varies with roles and interests. Plan on 2-4 hours a week. Everyone recognizes our individual business responsibilities continue to take priority.

     

    Thank you for considering this opportunity. We encourage you to visit with any Board member to gain additional insight. It is our hope announce the newest member in March.

     

    PNBAA Board of Directors

    Jim Bennett, Starbucks
    Alan Burnett, CenterPoint Aviation Law PLLC
    Ernesta Corcoran, Jetstream Aviation, Inc.
    Sara Culver-Truby, Y2K Aviation LLC
    Cindy Hales, HUB International
    Kristi Ivey, NBAA
    Scott Jefvert, Paragon Aviation Group
    Frank Madison, CBAir LLC
    Brett Palmiero, Textron Aviation
    Ryan Setting, Aerius Management, LLC
    Jeff Stillwell, Aspen Management LLC
    Jeff Roberts, Aircare International
    David Warner, LanePowell PC
    Wayne Werner, Jetstream Aviation, Inc.

    info@pnbaa.org P.O. Box 81022 Seattle, Washington  98108


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