NBAA, AOPA Team on Airplane Conferences
NBAA and the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) announced that two Light Business Aviation (LBA) Conferences will be held this year–one at each group's annual convention. The two groups had planned similar LBA conferences in 2008, but those plans were scuttled when the economy deteriorated later in the year. One LBA Conference will be held during the NBAA Convention this October in Atlanta and the other during AOPA's Aviation Summit this November in Long Beach, Calif. "Business aviation involves the use of any general aviation airplane for business, and our jointly hosted conference really drives that point home," noted NBAA president and CEO Ed Bolen said. The six courses include: how to use general aviation for business purposes; tax benefits of aircraft ownership; safe single-pilot operations; reimbursement regulations for flights; aviation insurance; and moving up to a turbine aircraft.