Last week the Associação Brasileira de Aviação Geral, better known as ABAG, sponsored the eighth annual Latin American Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (Labace) in São Paulo. This was my fifth consecutive show. I never tire of it, and I will be back. That’s partly because Labace is aviation, but also because it is uniquely Brazilian.
Walt Disney, the godfather of Orlando’s tourist industry, once said, “If you can dream it, you can do it.” If the area’s chefs and restaurateurs were looking to turn that phrase, they might say, “If you can dream it, we can cook it.” Whether you’re a strict vegetarian or a card-carrying carnivore, Orlando’s hundreds of restaurants are bound to have something to satisfy your cravings and budgets.
Carlsbad, Calif.-based Jet Source has purchased competing FBO Western Flight, adding another 30,000 sq ft of hangar space and the airport’s largest ramp to its holdings. Jet Source announced early last month that it had named Ken Curry its new president and COO, replacing Frank Milian. Curry is a former Air Force B-52 pilot and holder of the Distinguished Flying Cross, with 157 missions flown in Southeast Asia.
Once a month during the hot Texas summer, Business Jet Center’s Dallas
In a decision directly in opposition to an earlier conclusion by the NTSB, a federal court jury in Kentucky has found Goodrich Avionics completely liable for the June 1999 crash of a University of Kentucky aeromedically configured Sikorsky S-76. Killed were pilot Donald Greene and three other crewmembers.
While NBAA is drawing thousands of visitors to Atlanta, the city has a thriving culinary scene that befits its status as “the capitol of the south.” World-class restaurants offer an astounding variety of cuisines, sure to please any palate, from eclectic seafood houses, to classic wood-paneled shrines to slabs of beef, to cozy eateries serving up the finest southern-style food.
Check out www.brakesoff.com for pilots’ comments on airport amenities and add a few of your own. An entry about the Reading, Pa. airport: “Wings are back at Reading!!! For those who missed flying in for wing night at the old restaurant, Malibooz has brought them back.
Private Jet Gourmet in Miami has come up with a unique variation on traditional catering–an assortment of gourmet frozen entrees, side dishes and desserts, from beef roulade and Moroccan lamb chops to garlic mashed potatoes and four-cheese ravioli to chocolate soufflé and key lime pie.