“"I've got a list of corporations that have gotten out of their airplanes [because of criticism from politicians]. It is the stupidest thing I've ever seen. When you look at the time and cost savings; it does not make sense not to fly [privately]. You can't let public perception interfere with your business decision to fly. It either is a good business decision or it isn't."”
Bizav's biggest event set
Business aviation's biggest event-the annual National Business Aviation Association Convention-will be held in Atlanta this year, October 19 to 21. The Georgia World Congress Center will host the exhibits and more than 100 education and maintenance and operation sessions while DeKalb-Peachtree Airport will present the static display of aircraft.
Organizers of this 63rd annual event expect some 25,000 attendees. The theme of this year's convention is "Where Business Aviation Powers Business," a reference to the vital role of corporate aircraft in building a business through increased productivity and access to key markets.
Six sessions at this year's event will address issues of interest to owner-operators of light business aircraft. Topics include how to use general aviation for business purposes, the tax benefits of aircraft ownership and regulations that apply to operators of smaller aircraft.