The NBAA's Big Bash

Business Jet Traveler » August 2009
Tuesday, September 1, 2009 - 5:00am

Much has changed since last fall, when the National Business Aviation Association held its 61st Annual Meeting and Convention in Orlando. When the event returns to the city October 20 to 22 with the theme "Helping Business Aviation Ascend," the focus will be on how the industry can thrive in today's challenging economic climate-and in the wake of the negative publicity that corporate aircraft have recently attracted.

When it began in 1947, the NBAA convention was exclusively for industry folks, but today it offers many resources for business jet passengers as well. In addition to sizing up the 125 airplanes on the static display, for example, visitors can attend seminars on topics such as insurance, taxes and safety. Check for up-to-date listings.

Orlando Executive Airport, 15 miles from Orange County Convention Center, is again hosting the static display and welcoming business jets flying in for the event.

If you go to the show, be sure to pick up BJT sister publication NBAA Convention News, which will be published daily. If you can't make it to Orlando, check out and for all the latest news from the event.

For more on this event, visit For a calendar of other notable events, see 'Traveler Calendar'.

Share this...

Add your comment:

By submitting a comment, you are allowing AIN Publications to edit and use your comment in all media.

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.


“This is going to be mind blowing. Mind blowing…It’s about having an architecture that would enable the creation of a self-sustaining city on Mars with the objective of being a multi-planet species and a true space-faring civilization and one day being out there among the stars…I’m so tempted to talk more about the details of it. But I have to restrain myself. ”

-SpaceX founder Elon Musk, on his plans for manned flights to Mars