10th Annual Golf Tournament ...Sign up June 15th
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
The Golf Club at Newcastle
Finally golfer, sponsor and tournament-day volunteer online registrations/requests can commence on Friday, June 15th 12:00 am PDT! It could be a frenzy again this year, so golfer and sponsors may want to sign up before your morning coffee or dog walk. The Golf committee will be working over the weekend to confirm requested sponsorship packages.
Please share with your peers who are not golfers or locally working, they can still join the tournament social festivities at 4:00 pm. Just register for the new "Rusty Putter Miniature Golf contest/19th Hole/Dinner & Awards Ceremony" package.
Recap Annual Flight Attendant and S&D Joint Meeting
Fifty-plus professionals from the PNBAA community gathered in May for the annual Flight Attendant and Schedulers & Dispatchers joint meeting. Each group attended role-specific interactive sessions. In the afternoon the standing-room crowd convened to hear an inspirational Scott Moore presentation on Value Based Leadership. Industry veterans and newcomers both expressed this program was time well invested. Let's plan to meet again next spring.
Thank you platinum sponsor STEVIE'S Aviation Catering, along with silver sponsors Aircare International, Air Culinaire Worldwide, Bombardier, DaVinci Inflight Training Institute, Global Aviation, Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation, LimousinesWorldwide.com and ONEHOPE Wine for leading the industry in supporting this program.
Welcome John Gale!
Last month the PNBAA Board of Directors appointed John Gale to fill one of two vacancies. Please join the Board in welcoming John to the PNBAA community!
John is Senior Director of Aviation - Nike Flight, leading Nike, Inc's international flight department based in Portland. He brings a diverse operational leadership background in both business aviation and the United States Marine Corp. The Board looks forward to also leveraging his experience as a former board member of the New Jersey Business Aviation Association. Learn more about John's background on the PNBAA Leadership webpage.
Scholarship & Grant Awards
In June the PNBAA Board of Directors awarded two scholarships of $5,000 each to graduating high school students Sameer Romani and W. Hunter Whitlock. These future aviation professionals both attended Raisbeck Aviation High School and The Museum of Flight - Aeronautical Science Pathways program.
In the fall Sameer is headed to University of North Dakota to study Aviation Management and continue his flight training. Hunter will be attending Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (Prescott) to earn an Aeronautical Science degree and become a professional pilot. On behalf of PNBAA, congratulations to these students on exploring your exciting aviation future. Welcome to our community!
The Board also awarded this month a $1,000 grant to Seattle-based Aviation for Humanity, expanding PNBAA's philanthropic reach. These funds will purchase school supplies that will be distributed by business aviation operators to the developing nations.
Last month the Board made a $2,500 award to the Civil Air Patrol to support their summer youth cadet program.
Finally, thank YOU the PNBAA community for attending and sponsoring programs plus renewing annual memberships. The culmination of these activities allow us to pay it forward.
Aviation Appreciation Month
Did you know June is Aviation Appreciation month in Washington Alaska proclaimed it in May. Last year Oregon and Idaho also declared their appreciation. Our state leaders are consistently recognizing the jobs, airports, economics and community connectivity aviation provides. The statistics are impressive with hundreds of thousands of jobs and billions of dollars in benefit. Arguably Alaskans may have the best claim noting more airplanes per capita than any other state!
1 - $2,500 Member Scholarship/Grant Application Available
Three PNBAA members will be awarded $2,500 each this year to further pursue their business aviation career aspirations within the Pacific Northwest. This community is committed to strengthening business aviation.
Who do you know that would appreciate this support in their personal growth plans? Perhaps someone ready to rejoin after time off caring for family or looking to switch roles within our industry? What about you? All members are welcome complete the application on the website. The first award closing deadline is August 1, 2018.
2 - Save the Date: Annual PNBAA Friends & Family BBQ
Thursday, August 2, 2018
The Blue Angels will be practicing overhead. A gourmet catered cookout lunch will fill you up. Ice cream will make you even happier. Join 200+ like-minded aviation friends and families for our summer social event. Online registration for this free event opens July 1st.
This social event is open to just a handful of sponsors to engage in a unique setting. If you would like to participate at the $1,250 level, email committee chair Jeff Roberts.
3 - You Can Engage This Community on Facebook
PNBAA is experimenting with the content and your engagement on our private Facebook group. We encourage members to post any content relevant to business aviation in the Pacific Northwest.