Newsletters & Posts


  • Tuesday, April 24, 2018 12:00 PM | Anonymous

    Advocacy Notice

    PNBAA community consider the impact you can have tonight investing two minutes to read and leverage NBAA's Contact Congress campaign opposing a last minute amendment to the FAA Reauthorization bill (H.R. 4). Today an undesirable amendment was added to the bill creating an advisory council that would once again be driven by airline interests. 

    Tomorrow, April 25th the House will consider this bill. It is critical to have Pacific Northwest voices heard now in both the House and Senate halls of Washington DC.

    NBAA Contact Congress H.R. 4 Link

    Website:  pnbaa.org    

    Mail:  P.O. Box 81022 Seattle, Washington 98108


  • Monday, April 23, 2018 12:00 PM | Anonymous

    April 2018 News


    PNBAA Joint Flight Attendant and S&D Annual Meeting

    Thursday May 17, 2018

    CB Air Hangar on Boeing Field

    Registration is open for the Joint Flight Attendants and Schedulers & Dispatchers meeting on the event webpage. PNBAA membership has its privileges, saving you $35/registration! It is an opportune time to confirm your annual membership has not lapsed.

    Each group will start the day attending separate presentations. The Flight Attendants will learn from MedAire, a peer Roundtable, Aircare International and Honeywell. The Schedulers & Dispatchers will dive into international trip planning with World Fuel Services and then Customs & Border Patrol best practices. By mid-afternoon both groups will convene to hear Scott Moore present Value Based Leadership. There will be plenty of time to socialize at lunch and wine tasting at the end of the day.

    Sponsorship opportunities are available and an ideal opportunity to engage this large audience personally. If you would like additional information, please contact the organizing committee co-chairs Ernesta Corcoran and Stacey WoodThank you Aircare Internationaland LimousinesWorldwide.com for becoming early supporters of this program.


    Flight Attendant and Schedulers & Dispatchers Link


    10th! Annual Golf Tournament Preparations

    Wednesday, September 19, 2018

    The Golf Club at Newcastle

    Mark you calendar the PNBAA community is celebrating the 10th Annual Golf Tournament on September 19, 2018. What you really want to know is when to request a sponsorship package or register to golf? The big date for both opportunities is Friday, June 1stSet your reminder now. Last year golfer registrations were sold out in less than 48 hours. 

    There are new experiences planned to make the 10th anniversary special including a mid-day start with a 12:00 pm call-to-carts. Non-golfers or those working can still plan to join the festivities at 4:00 pm by registering for the new Rusty Putter Miniature Golf contest/19th Hole/Dinner & Awards Ceremony package.

    Prospective sponsors note all packages can be previewed on the event webpage starting May 1st, but they are not available to request for purchase until June 1st. There is not a "right of first refusal option" for 2018, to provide everyone an opportunity to pursue either an old or new favorite sponsor package.

    Would you be interested in joining the core organizing committee now to make this tournament an even better experience? Email chair Cindy Hales to explore this teamwork and project management opportunity. The tournament day volunteer sign up form will be available in May. Thank you for the support.


    Golf Link



    Member Kimberly Perkins Gives Back - One Backpack at a Time

    This month NBAA highlighted PNBAA Board member Kimberly Perkins' non-profit that leverages business aviation to promote education well beyond our Pacific Northwest borders. Please take a moment to read about Aviation for Humanity endeavors in NBAA's No Plane No Gain newsletter link



    3 Programs in 36 Hours

    Early April was a busy time for the PNBAA community participating in three separate programs within 36 hours: Safety Officer Roundtable, Safety & Security Day and YoPro networking reception.

    The first program was on April 4th with PNBAA and the Boeing Field Safety Officer Roundtable group co-hosting 30+ participants at the 2nd Annual Pacific Northwest Safety Officer Roundtable. The Roundtable meeting and interactive workshop was open to all Safety Officers. A key topic presented was the study underway by the Aviation Safety Information Analysis and Sharing (ASIAS) program. It is a collaborative government and industry partnership to discuss traffic flow issues around SEA and BFI. A working group will soon be formed to continue these productive discussions. Additional topics included Flight Risk Assessment tools, SMS buy-in, FOQA programs and changes in the work force.

    The next program was a sold-out 10th annual PNBAA Safety & Security Day that featured six presentations. The diverse audience included five students with aviation career aspirations representing the Civil Air Patrol, Green River College and The Museum of Flight's Aeronautical Science Pathway program. Safety Patron sponsors created memorable experiences with a GulfstreamG280 static display at the Museum of Flight and Kenmore Aero Services donating a seaplane rating/float plane trip. Thank you to all 30 sponsors who helped make both safety programs a success!

    Finally the last program was a new experience for dozens of the regions young professions attending the YoPro social reception. NBAA hosted with PNBAA's support to bring our under-40 community together strengthening their professional networks at a local beer hall. YoPro is a new initiative NBAA is leading and PNBAA is honored to be early supporter.


    Board Projects Preview:  Prospective Member Outreach & Philanthropy

    This year the PNBAA Board is undertaking two new projects that we want to preview this month. Let us know what you think as they develop throughout the year.

    We recognize a large part of the business aviation community is unfamiliar with PNBAA or unsure what it offers them. It is your personal outreach that introduces new faces into our community. In the spirit of facilitating your peer outreach, the Board is developing a committee and infrastructure now to really start leveraging our Facebook and LinkedIn groups. The committee's first endeavor was to create the professional and welcoming brand shown in this newsletter. Stay tuned for more!

    The Board's other 2018 project is reviewing our strategic philanthropy goals with the desired outcome to have more impact on business aviation within the Pacific Northwest. This year the Board is focused on uncovering more opportunities to invest in PNBAA members. An application process is forthcoming that will provide up to three members being awarded a grant up to $2,500 to further pursue career aspirations within business aviation. Start thinking about your personal growth plans that may not be funded by your organization.

    The combined net proceeds from membership dues, event participation and sponsorship are all invested into scholarships and grants. Did you realize in 2017 that investment totaled a record $20,500? Those funds benefited:  two member training grants, three Raisbeck Aviation High School graduates, a Civil Air Patrol summer program and a Red-Tailed Hawks Aviation Camp. 

    Website:  pnbaa.org    

    Mail:  P.O. Box 81022 Seattle, Washington 98108


  • Friday, March 16, 2018 12:00 PM | Anonymous

    March 2018 News


    Welcome Stacey Wood

    In February the PNBAA Board of Directors enthusiastically appointed Stacey Wood to fill one of two vacancies. Stacey has been an active volunteer in our flight attendant community and brings an important perspective to the Board. She has worked as a corporate flight attendant for over 14 years. Today Stacey is integral member of a flight department based in Everett, Washington. On behalf of the PNBAA community congratulations Stacey!

    The Board continues to seek applications for the remaining vacancy. Consider this opportunity to serve your community and professionally develop yourself, just like Stacey. Additional insight is provided on the Applications webpage.


    Last Call for 2nd Annual PNW Safety Officer Roundtable Meeting

    Wednesday, April 4, 2018

    The Museum of Flight in Seattle

    Safety Officer registration is open and filling up. Share this opportunity with peers who have Safety Officer responsibilities.

    PNBAA and the Boeing Field Safety Officers are co-hosting another Pacific Northwest Safety Officer Roundtable Meeting after last year's enthusiastic participation. The free afternoon meeting is intended for individuals in a Safety Officer role to share and learn with peers in a confidential forum. 

    Safety Officer Roundtable Meeting Link


    Register for 10th Annual PNBAA Safety & Security Day

    Thursday, April 5, 2018

    The Museum of Flight in Seattle

    There are just over two weeks left to register for Safety & Security Day. Make your plans now. The program is anticipated to sell out in advance.

    The event webpage has the program highlights. A preview of the nationally recognized speakers include: Dr. Daniel Mollicone of Pulsar Informatics Inc.; acrobatic aviator Sean Tucker; Dr. Amy Grubb with the FBI; panel members Mark McIntyre, Rich Loudon, Chris Connor and Jeff Mittlelman; Doug Carr with NBAA; and author Laurence Gonzales. 

    There are new program experiences throughout the day such as Safety Patron sponsors Gulfstream hosting a G500 static display and surprise from Kenmore Aero Services.

    Double check that you or your company is a current annual PNBAA member to save $25. Either logon to your profile or complete the "Contact Us" web form requesting verification.

    Safety & Security Day Link


    YoPro Evening Networking Social

    Thursday April 5, 2018

    Rhein Haus, Capital Hill in Seattle

    Save the evening of April 5th for a PNBAA-NBAA YoPro Networking Reception. The PNBAA Facebook and event webpage will soon share more details. 

    Supported by PNBAA and hosted by the NBAA Young Professionals in Business Aviation (YoPro), the reception provides a fun, lively setting for millennials to engage with fellow business aviation professionals within the Pacific Northwest region. 

    RSVP Link


    PNBAA Joint Flight Attendant + S&D Annual Meeting

    Thursday May 17, 2018

    CB Air Hangar on Boeing Field

    This year PNBAA is proud to present a combined annual meeting with Flight Attendants + Schedulers & Dispatchers. The meeting will be a full day starting with specialized presenters, then moving into a combined session in the second half of the day. 

    It is a great opportunity to learn from and network with colleagues working in different aspects of corporate flight departments. Business aviation is all about teamwork, we are committed to promote and foster these relationships. We see these two groups as excellent working companions with many similar concerns while having very different responsibilities. 

    The PNBAA event webpage will be revealed in mid-April. Sponsorship opportunities are available now. If you would like additional information, please contact the organizing committee co-chairs Ernesta Corcoran and Stacey Wood.


    You Won a Battle for General Aviation!

    The PNBAA Board of Directors would like to join the general aviation industry chorus thanking you, our members and supporters for opposing "ATC Privatization" tied to H.R. 2997. Over the past year your individual emails and calls to congressional members resonated! H.R. 2997 will not be a part of the FAA reauthorization process. Thus ensuring our current airspace and airport access remains.


    pnbaa.org

    P.O. Box 81022     Seattle, Washington  98108


  • Wednesday, February 14, 2018 12:00 PM | Anonymous

    February 2018 News


    Update: 10th Annual PNBAA Safety & Security Day


    Thursday, April 5, 2018

    The Museum of Flight in Seattle

    Attendee registration is now open! There are 135 seats available and the generous sponsors have a head start securing them, so make your plans to attend soon. 

    The event webpage has the full program highlights. A preview of the nationally recognized speakers include: Dr. Daniel Mollicone of Pulsar Informatics Inc.; aviator Sean Tucker; Dr. Amy Grubb with the FBI; panel members Mark McIntyre, Rich Loudon, Chris Connor and Jeff Mittlelman; Doug Carr with NBAA; and author Laurence Gonzales. 

    Double check you or your company is an annual PNBAA member to save $25 on registration. Either logon to your profile or complete the "Contact Us" form requesting verification.

    Sponsorship opportunities remain available for just two more weeks (March 5th deadline). The packages can be reviewed by downloading the sponsor prospectus from the event webpage. There is one for every budget. Your sponsorship support also helps fund additional 2018 PNBAA professional programs, social events and scholarships. Thank you for the consideration.

    2018 Safety & Security Day Link


    Update: 2nd Annual PNW Safety Officer Roundtable Meeting

    Wednesday, April 4, 2018

    The Museum of Flight in Seattle

    Safety Officer registration is now open! PNBAA and the Boeing Field Safety Officers are co-hosting another Pacific Northwest Safety Officer Roundtable Meeting after last year's enthusiastic participation. The free afternoon meeting is intended for individuals in a Safety Officer role to share and learn with peers in a confidential forum. 

    The PNBAA event webpage has preliminary information and will be updated as the agenda develops. Please share this opportunity with peers who have Safety Officer responsibilities and make plans to be in Seattle on April 4th.

    2018 PNW Safety Officer Roundtable Meeting Link


    Best Wishes Jim Bennett

    This month Jim Bennett stepped down from his long standing role serving on the PNBAA Board of Directors, coinciding with his retirement from the Starbucks flight department. On behalf of the PNBAA community, thank you for your tireless service and best wishes on your new adventures.

    This Board vacancy creates yet another opportunity for members to consider serving the PNBAA community and professionally develop themselves. Encourage someone you know to take the step to explore this opportunity. 

    Board of Director Application Form  



    Save Two Dates:

    The mid-March PNBAA News will provide additional details on two more engagements below, so tap a placeholder on your calendar for now:


    PNBAA-NBAA YoPro Networking Reception

    Thursday Evening

    April 5, 2018

    Seattle location TBA

    Supported by PNBAA and hosted by the NBAA Young Professionals in Business Aviation (YoPro), this networking reception provides a fun, lively setting for millennials to engage with fellow business aviation professionals within the Pacific Northwest region. Take advantage of this valuable opportunity to enhance your career, while gaining unmatched exposure to current and future industry leaders. 


    Joint Flight Attendant + S&D Annual Meeting

    Thursday May 17th, 2018

    Seattle - CB Air hangar at Boeing Field

    This year the PNBAA community of Flight Attendants and Schedulers & Dispatchers will join forces for their annual meeting held in Seattle. The combined committee resources and participants promise the best program yet. Stay tuned for a preview and sponsorship opportunities.






    pnbaa.org

    P.O. Box 81022     Seattle, Washington  98108


  • Tuesday, January 02, 2018 12:00 PM | Anonymous

    January 2018 News


    Sponsorship Announcement  

    10th Annual PNBAA Safety & Security Day

    Thursday, April 5, 2018

    The Museum of Flight in Seattle

    The PNBAA Safety & Security Day organizing committee is pleased announce the 2018 sponsor prospectus is now available to download on the event webpage. Please take the next two weeks to consider new options as well as familiar ones that have been updated. Sponsors may start requesting packages on January 17th (not prior, thus providing all an equal opportunity to consider the limited packages).

    The event webpage will be continually updated as the speakers are signed and program details develop. A topic teaser for now:  Fatigue Risk Management, Challenging the Status Quo interactive forum and a story of survival.

    Attendee registration is slated to open in February and will be announced in that newsletter edition.

    2018 Safety & Security Day Link


    2nd Annual PNW Safety Officer Roundtable Meeting

    Wednesday, April 4, 2018

    The Museum of Flight in Seattle

    PNBAA and the Boeing Field Safety Officers are co-hosting another Pacific Northwest Safety Officer Roundtable Meeting after last year's enthusiastic participation. The afternoon meeting is intended for individuals in a Safety Officer role to share and learn with peers in a confidential forum. 

    The PNBAA event webpage has preliminary information and will be updated as the agenda develops. Attendee registration opens in February. Please share this opportunity with peers who have Safety Officer responsibilities and make plans to be in Seattle on April 4th.

    2018 PNW Safety Officer Roundtable Meeting Link


    Call for Board of Director Applicants

    The PNBAA Board will soon have a vacancy when Sara Culver-Truby steps down. Thank you Sara for many years of leadership within the PNBAA and preceding PNCFAA communities!

    All members are encouraged to apply for this Board position by the deadline of January 26thThe application form and role considerations are provided within the website's new "Applications" menu section. Feel free to contact any existing Board member to learn more about this opportunity to serve or perhaps join a committee. The Board will review applications in February. 

    Note the new Board application form will remain available on the website as a convenient resource for any member to express interest in being a candidate for a future opportunity.

    Board of Director Application Link


    Congratulations Donavin Yamagishi & PNBAA Supporters!

    One of the big highlights from the PNBAA Annual Member Meeting & Holiday Party was the announcement Donavin Yamagishi with Jetstream Aviation won the 2017 Schedulers & Dispatchers scholarship. Donavin shared his appreciation with all. He immediately plans to use the $2,500 scholarship to accelerate his career growth plans training to be a professional pilot.

    Throughout 2017 the PNBAA community donated a record $20,500 in scholarships - congratulations! Together we supported Raisbeck Aviation High School students, Civil Air Patrol cadets, Red-Tailed Hawks youth program, Flight Attendant and Scheduler & Dispatcher scholarships. Finally we punctuated this special year of giving with a food drive filling donation bins to the brim.

    Thank you Annual Member Meeting & Holiday sponsors!

        

     





    pnbaa.org

    P.O. Box 81022     Seattle, Washington  98108


  • Tuesday, November 28, 2017 12:00 PM | Anonymous

    November 2017 News & Ballot


    Register - Annual Member Meeting & Holiday Party

    Thursday, December 7, 2017     4:30 - 7:00 pm

    The Museum of Flight in Seattle - View Lounge

    We have much to celebrate together! Make a plan to be in Seattle and participate in the annual PNBAA Member Meeting & Holiday Party. Everyone in the business aviation community is welcome. Registration is free and needed by December 1st to support our heavy hors d'oeuvres and beverage plan.

    We will also take advantage of our time together to collect non-perishable foods for the St. Vincent de Paul Georgetown Food Bank. You may win a raffle prize! Suggested food items are provided on the event webpage.

    The short meeting begins at 4:30 pm with an organization and philanthropy review from Board president Jeff Roberts. Members will next elect the class to the Board and then the fun begins!

    Member Meeting & Holiday Party Link


    Vote for the Board of Directors

    All current PNBAA annual members are invited to elect the next class to the Board of Directors. Individual and Corporate memberships hold one vote each. Please utilize the ballot link below today. Alternatively, members may verbally vote at the December 7th Annual Member Meeting & Holiday Party. 

    Unsure if you or your organization is a current member? Complete the Contact Us form on the website requesting verification.

    The Board is comprised of three classes serving overlapping three year terms. Annually members elect one class. Your Board has nominated the following five incumbent directors to serve the 2018-2020 class term:

    Ernesta Corcoran, Jetstream Aviation

    Cindy Hales, HUB International

    Jeff Roberts, Aircare International

    Jeff Stillwell, Aspen Management LLC

    Wayne Werner, Jetstream Aviation

    Board Ballot Link


    Save the Date - 10th Annual PNBAA Safety & Security Day

    Thursday, April 5, 2018

    The Museum of Flight in Seattle

    The organizing committee led by Board member Kim Perkins is knee deep in the planning the 10th Annual Safety & Security Day. Save April 5th to participate in another memorable program with a limited 135 peers.

    In early January a sponsor prospectus and event webpage will be available to review. Sales of sponsorship packages will start two weeks later. Attendee registration will open in February. By the first week of March sponsorship sales will conclude. Watch these monthly newsletters for additional details. 

    Flight department safety officers please also save the afternoon of April 4th. PNBAA and the Boeing Field Safety Officer Round Table group will also be co-hosting a regional safety officer round table meeting.


    Holiday Gift Idea

    The new “Fly Washington” aviation license plate is now available!  With the help of PNBAA members, it took the WSDOT only one week to collect the required signatures.  

    The plates can be purchased online at Washington State Department of Licensing or by contacting your local vehicle licensing office. The license plates cost $72.75 for passenger cars ($124.75 if personalized), plus annual renewal fees and tab fees.  

    Thanks to Rep. Tom Dent for creating this opportunity to support local aviation project. Your purchase helps fund WSDOT Aeronautics and airport infrastructure. Specifically, $28 from each plate purchase and annual renewal will go towards:  

    • Airport infrastructure improvements to support statewide disaster response and recovery operations.
    • Economic development opportunities to enhance public access to airports, such as informational kiosks.
    • Statewide aviation infrastructure-related awareness programs that promote public participation at airports.

    Reference the WSDOT Aviation Specialty License Plate page for FAQ and more general information.  


    Join PNBAA on Facebook

    PNBAA is starting to experiment with the content and value our Facebook page. We encourage members of our community post any content relevant to business aviation in the Pacific Northwest. Think of it as a community bulletin board to share directly with each other.



    PNBAA website

    P.O. Box 81022

    Seattle, Washington  98108


  • Friday, October 20, 2017 12:00 PM | Anonymous

    October 2017 News

    Last Call! $2,500 for Schedulers & Dispatchers

    Both current and aspiring Schedulers & Dispatchers within the PNBAA community are encouraged to capitalize on our new $2,500 scholarship. It is an ideal opportunity for someone who is ready to transition into a new business aviation career path. Please share this opportunity with others to help our community pay it forward.

    The application deadline is quickly approaching on October 31st. The recipient will be announced with fanfare at our Annual Member Meeting & Holiday Party in December.

    PNBAA S&D Scholarship Link 


    Annual Member Meeting & Holiday Party

    Thursday, December 7th     4:00 - 7:00 pm

    The Museum of Flight in Seattle

    All PNBAA members and friends are invited to attend our annual member meeting & holiday party. The short meeting begins at 4:00 pm to hear an organization update, elect the next Board of Directors class and announce new scholarships. The holiday party follows with heavy hors d'oeuvres and open bar. 

    We will also take advantage of our time together to collect non-perishable foods for the St. Vincent de Paul Georgetown Food Bank. Suggested items are provided on our event webpage. Thank you for supporting our local community.

    Plan now to join 100+ peers in toasting a successful year! Please register on the event webpage for this free event by December 1st to support our catering plan.

    Member Meeting & Holiday Party Link


    PNBAA Recognized at NBAA-BACE


    PNBAA Board members past and present were honored to be recognized by NBAA at BACE this month. PNBAA was awarded the "Outstanding Excellence by a Local and Regional Group"among our national peers for setting the standard of best practices while contributing to the success of business aviation.

    Our dedicated NBAA Northwest representative Kristi Ivey reflected upon the past 10 years of PNBAA accomplishments in legislation advocacy, community outreach, advancement of safety and career/educational achievements. On behalf of the Board, congratulations to the entire PNBAA community on your nationally recognized achievements!


    NBAA Safety Committee Survey Request

    The NBAA Safety Committee is now conducting its annual survey to identify safety trends and threats. All business aviation stakeholders are encouraged to participate such as maintainers, line staff, pilots, flight attendants, schedulers & dispatchers, frequent users and trade organizations. Please forward the survey to your peers.

    The survey can be conveniently conducted on your phone within 10 minutes. NBAA will analyze and publish their findings. Thank you on behalf of our local NBAA Safety Committee officer Frank Raymond.

    NBAA Safety Survey Link


    Golf Tournament Scorecard

    Rain, what rain? Last month the PNBAA community scoffed at a rain forecast to fill the Golf Club at Newcastle course. We had too much fun together, strengthened professional relationships from the driving range through the 19th hole and supported PNBAA scholarship endeavors. 

    Congratulations golfers!

    Closest to Pin:

    Vanessa Oliver-Nielsen & James Latter

    Longest Drive:

    Jessica Hurry & Keith Brubaker

    Closest to the Prop:

    Jamie Madonna


    Best Ball Scramble Team Awards

    1st 2nd 3rd
    James Latter Scott Briggs Brad Wollen
    Wayne Lauerman Jim LeBlanc Chase Holmes
    Scott Giles Scott Starkey Mark Hazard
    Mike Lee Tom Nevell Tom Mahoney


    Special thanks to the dozens of volunteers who cheerfully arrived before sunrise, the tireless organizing committee led by Cindy Hales and a record 43 generous sponsors with Title Sponsor:




    PNBAA website

    P.O. Box 81022

    Seattle, Washington  98108


  • Thursday, September 14, 2017 12:00 PM | Anonymous

    September 2017 News

    PNBAA Charity Golf Tournament Final Preparations

    Wednesday, September 20, 2017

    Golf Club at Newcastle

    Hopefully all golfers have cleaned up the clubs and sponsors are checking off the last of their to-do's for next week's tournament. Below are the final preparation notes to ensure you have fun:

    Not playing? - Everyone is welcome to join the golfers, sponsors and volunteers at the Luncheon & Awards program. Register on the event website in advance for just $50. Stroll in at your leisure starting with the 19th hole.


    Registered Golfers - Let us know if you are unable to play and wish to donate your spot back to PNBAA. The Golf Committee has a wait list.

    Cash - Bring cash to improve your score and fun:

    • Mulligan ($5)
    • Cheat-for-Charity ($20)
    • Over-the-top raffle prizes (5 tickets/$20 or 1 ticket/$5)
    Arrive Early - Between 6:30 - 8:30 am the pre-golf plan includes: 
    • Registration opens 6:30 am
    • Enjoy a tasty breakfast burrito and sandwiches with orange juice and hot Starbucks
    • UPDATE - Spend your Nike/Titleist Store $50 gift certificate before 9:00 am at the Carnoustie Suite at the practice facility
    • Win putting and longest drive contests!
    • Call to carts at 8:30 am
    Sponsors - Double check today you have submitted golfer names, returned the Newcastle order form if applicable and confirmed the invoice was paid.


    A special thank you to the 42 generous sponsors led by the Title Sponsor:



    Email Congress, House Action Looming

    Have you joined the hundreds of Pacific Northwest business aviation professionals in sharing your opposition to the Congressional Houses' ATC "Privatization" proposal? Congress is back from recess with the House Transportation & Infrastructure committee chair is actively working to secure more votes for H.R. 2997.

    Last month PNBAA President Jeff Roberts shared an insightful request for individuals in the business aviation community to weigh in opposing H.R. 2997. Individual voter voices carry tremendous influence. Please invest five minutes to email or call your Congressional representatives now. Utilize the linked resources on the PNBAA website home page.



    October Scholarship Deadlines for Schedulers & Dispatchers

    September is a great time for both current and aspiring Schedulers & Dispatchers (S&D) to capitalize on two October scholarship opportunities. Please apply and encourage others to pursue.

    PNBAA announced during our annual S&D meeting a new $2,500 scholarship opportunity just for our members. The application deadline is October 31st. The recipient will be announced with fanfare at our annual December Member Meeting & Holiday Party.

    PNBAA S&D Scholarship Link 

    NBAA member companies annually have donated tens of thousands of dollars in S&D training, awards and monetary scholarships. Apply now! Their application deadline is October 13th. Recipients will be announced at NBAA's annual Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference in Long Beach. 

    NBAA S&D Scholarship Links 


    Participate in the NBAA National Safety Forum Webcast

    October 12, 2017 8:30 am - 1:00 pm PDT 

    Even if you are not able to attend NBAA-BACE you can still participate in the National Safety Forum live webcast. The ‘town hall’ format will focus on three of the top safety focus areas in our industry – Loss of Control - Inflight, Fitness for Duty and Ground Handling Incidents. The NBAA Safety Committee, including PNBAA member Frank Raymond, will be hosting this session.

    The NBAA Safety Committee’s mission is to “leverage a multi-disciplinary team of passionate professionals to develop valued solutions that make business aviation even safer.” The primary deliverable for your benefit is the annual Top Safety Focus Areas, which identifies what challenges you face most, provides mitigation tools for your team to use and disseminates back to you the lessons learned by the collective industry.

    NBAA National Safety Forum Link

    PNBAA website

    P.O. Box 81022

    Seattle, Washington  98108


  • Monday, August 21, 2017 12:00 PM | Anonymous

    August News


    PNBAA Charity Golf Tournament Update

    Wednesday, September 20, 2017

    The Golf Club at Newcastle

    A few Pro tips from the Golf Committee led by Cindy Hales:

    • Golfer Wait List - Patience is this game. Historically we learn of most registered golfer cancellations several days before tournament. Golfers, keep us apprised if you have a conflict and wish to donate your spot to PNBAA.
    • Cash - Golfers, bring $5 and $20 bills for a mulligan, a record number of raffle prizes, etc. An ATM is in the Clubhouse.
    • Arrival Plan - Between 7:00 - 8:30 am there will be a lot of activities including:  registration, breakfast, Nike Store shopping, a putting contest, thank a sponsor, rile competitors and visit the driving range - whew.
    • Volunteer - An engaging way to socialize and make this a better event, plus enjoy a free lunch.
    • Luncheon tickets - Register online for just $50. Stroll in at your leisure starting with the 19th hole.

    Event Site Link



    August Call to Action!

    Have you joined the hundreds of Pacific Northwest business aviation professionals in sharing your opposition to the Congressional Houses' ATC "Privatization" proposal?

    Last week PNBAA President Jeff Robertsshared an insightful request for individuals in the business aviation community to weigh in opposing H.R. 2997. Individual voter voices carry tremendous influence. Please contact your Congressional representatives now during this August recess. Utilize the linked resources on the PNBAA website home page. Next encourage your peers to be an active participant.


    Friends & Family BBQ Recap


    Hundreds(!) ventured to Seattle to enjoy our annual favorite PNBAA Friends & Family BBQ free luncheon on August 3rd. We cleaned out the WithStyle Catering cookout, strengthened relationships over ice cream and welcomed new members to the PNBAA family. Thank you for participating and pencil this one in again next year.


    A big thank you to the volunteer committee led by Kimberly Perkins, friendly sponsorsHoneywell, Jetstream Aviation and host facility Clay Lacy Aviation that kept us in the shade.





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    FREE Member-Only Program:  

    Inflight Medical Emergency Training

    Monday, August 28, 2017

    8:00 am - 12:00 pm  - or -
    1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Galvin Flying, Seattle


    Next Monday! PNBAA in conjunction with Aircare International is pleased to offer complimentary Inflight Medical Training exclusive to its members. 

    Register online for either the morning or afternoon session (same content). Space is limited.

    Event Site Links

    Preview: When faced with an inflight emergency, crewmembers preparedness is the key to a successful outcome. The Aircare Access intensive one-day training provides crewmembers basic first aid, CPR and AED skills; as well as instructing on the contents of medical kits.

    Special thanks to Aircare International for providing this invaluable crew training.

    Unsure if you are a member? Either log-on the website to review your individual profile or complete the Contact Us form for us to check your corporate profile. 


    Red-Tailed Hawks Donation

    Proceeds from PNBAA membership dues and sponsored events are dedicated to aviation-related youth and member vocational scholarships - our future. 


    The PNBAA Board was recently introduced to the Red-Tailed Hawks Flying Club (RTH) of Mukilteo, Washington which matches our youth interests. RTH is chartered by the Black Pilots of America, Inc. non-profit. The mission is to introduce under-served and under-represented youths to the world of aviation while engaging their minds in practical applications of STEM and grounding them in aviation history. RTH offers one-day, two-week and year-round programs. 

    Led by PNBAA Board member Scott Jefvert, we were honored to present a $1,000 donation and introduce RTH to the business aviation industry at their July and August programs.



    Pictured above - Recent graduates who completed a program including private pilot ground school and introductory flying lessons - congratulations Hawks!

    PNBAA website

    P.O. Box 81022

    Seattle, Washington  98108


  • Tuesday, August 15, 2017 12:00 PM | Anonymous

    August Call to Action!


    With Congress now in its annual August recess through Labor Day, individuals of the general aviation (GA) community need to redouble grassroots efforts to stop H.R. 2997, under which congressional oversight of the nation’s aviation system would be replaced by an entity governed by a private group.

    1. Consider General Aviation's concerns:  www.atcnotforsale.com   

    2. Email your Congressional represenatives:  NBAA link

    3. Call your Congressional represenatives at 833-428-6423. NBAA's action line will connect you and provide suggested talking points.


    CALL TO ACTION TO OPPOSE H.R. 2997—AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL PRIVATIZATION IS AN UNACCEPTABLE RISK TO GENERAL AVIATION AND PUBLIC SAFETY


    Dear PNBAA Members & Supporters:

    With a sense of urgency, I’m reaching out as the PNBAA’s President, to encourage all of our members to contact Congressional Representatives and voice opposition to HR 2997, the proposed measure to privatize the country’s Air Traffic Control System.  This House vote is slated for September. 

    The 21st Century AIRR Act, otherwise known as HR 2997, poses a very serious threat to General Aviation as the bill advocates a shift of ATC oversight away from Congress; to be replaced by a private corporation whose leadership will be dominated by commercial interests whose objectives do not align with Business or General Aviation.  If HR 2997 is enacted, Congress will hand our public ATC infrastructure, highly regarded as the largest and safest ATC system in the world (a public investment of over $20 billion), to a private entity run by an appointed Board of Directors.  It is the composition of this Board that represents the threat: 8 of the 13 seats (61%) will be controlled by commercial interests, virtually assuring that the ATC will operationally disadvantage all of General Aviation for the benefit of Commercial Aviation.  That commercial-based leadership has repeatedly stated aims to dominate control to access of the American airspace, and shift funding of ATC onto General Aviation users.

    As experts and stakeholders in Business Aviation, and voters who dictate the composition of our Congressional representation, we must all personally reach out to our elected Representatives to inform them of the dangers of HR 2997 to General Aviation’s output of over $215 billion and employment of millions.  The time for this outreach is now.

    As a component of President Trump’s infrastructure revitalization plan, HR 2997 appeals to frustration of Congress’ pattern of short-term funding extensions for the current FAA managed ATC.  Despite the fact that ATC is in the midst of a $35 billion investment to the NextGen system (which is currently on-plan to be completed by 2030, and is within budget), the Bill will reduce the FAA’s role in ATC to only matters of Safety, while shifting operational duties to a newly formed private Corporation.  It is the proposed leadership of the private Corporation that is problematic.  It would shift oversight of the ATC away from the fair representation of Congress and hand it to a select few decision makers who have a commercial conflict of interest, and who have stated their intentions to “control the airspace” and “shift funding requirements onto General Aviation”. 

    Privatization of American ATC poses three significant risks to our industry and wellbeing: Airspace will not be equitably shared; funding of the system (measured in the billions of dollars) will be shifted away from commercial carriers toward General Aviation; and there are matters of safety that must be considered when the role of the FAA is greatly reduced and replaced with private industry.   

    Viability and Safety:  Supporters of the Bill cite alleged success-stories of ATC privatization in both Canada and the UK, but fail to acknowledge that pressure over those two countries’ airspace is merely a fraction of what is faced in the United States.  Canada realizes around 33% of the annual volume of aircraft movement in the U.S., while the United Kingdom realizes less than 7% of American volumes.  The magnitude and complexity of American ATC cannot be compared to these two countries.  Further, the UK has already required bailout financing to remain viable; nowhere in HR 2997’s Bill is the potential risk of ATC NewCo’s financial failure addressed. 

    Under HR 2997 the FAA would be reduced in size, as it no longer would be responsible for management of ATC—it would only maintain its authority with regard to matters of Safety.  As tens of thousands of jobs are shifted out of FAA into the ATC NewCo, privatization will imperil FAA’s current stable funding, and shift it to a reliance on future “General Fund” appropriations.  Those appropriations are subject to politics, budget cuts, sequestration, and government shutdowns.  FAA will still be the overseeing body with regard to Safety—it seems crazy to risk the stability and viability of this Authority to the unpredictable hand of “General Fund” appropriations.  Doesn’t it?  Based on the fact that FAA ATC works very well today, exposure to these risks present potentially catastrophic risk in terms of public safety, and stability of Air Traffic Control in the United States.  There truly seems to be nothing gained by HR 2997, while exposing our Country to great risk. 

    Equitability of Funding, and ATC Oversight:  It is a fact that 75% of all commercial-carrier activity in the United States is concentrated among our 30 busiest Airports.  It should be assumed that an over-weighted commercialized Board will not be able, or willing, to ignore their dependence on these facilities which creates a conflict with all of General Aviation.  ATC Privatization will leave the country lacking critical infrastructure its leadership will focus only on the small segment of aviation that makes it money.  That critical infrastructure means access to airspace, access to airfields and access to technological advancement.  Thousands of airports & airfields, and those who depend upon them for employment, will no longer have an accessible conduit for representation on all matters relating to ATC.  Today’s fair representation, through Congressional channels, will shift to a Legal atmosphere where General Aviation will have to go to a Court-of-Law to be heard.  This would mean having to match the legal and financial resources of the biggest aviation interests in the world in order to have a voice.  For over 10 years, supporters of privatization have stated that one of their objectives was to “take control” of American airspace; HR 2997 provides a path to do this. 

    Another stated objective of HR 2997 is to shift the funding away from ATC’s current state of consistent and stable funding.  Currently, over 67% of the FAA’s (and ATC) operation is funded by taxes and fees passed onto the airline consumer when plane tickets are purchased.  Airlines don’t like it as they claim that they are footing the bill.  Really, ATC funding comes from all of us air travelers who are footing the bill.  Airline travel is a growing segment, and ATC fees have not affected this growth.  Supporters of HR 2997 have, time and again, stated outright intention to shift away from today’s ATC funding structure, and drive much of the funding obligation to user-fees at the G.A. level.  The shift in funding being discussed by HR 2997 proponents will undoubtedly negatively affect the PNBAA community, and the Business Aviation economy will most likely shrink in the future. 


    Call to Action:  Never before has the General Aviation community come together as a unified voice like it has today in its opposition to HR 2997.  I encourage you to take a little time to review the web site: www.atcnotforsale.com as a reference for talking points.  For those of you who find Twitter an effective medium, #noprivatizedatc is gaining traction.    

    Competing for the public ear against the largest aviation companies in America is a challenge, so our most effective path of opposition is through those we elected to represent us in Washington D.C.  There is a link to a written opposition statement on NBAA’s web site that will allow you to quickly voice opposition to HR 2997.  This will reach your representatives through an electronic correspondence, and this process takes less than a minute to complete.  Please do this ASAP, but we need you to do more. 

    www.atcnotforsale.com has created a phone routing system whereupon you call 833-GAVoice(833-428-6423), enter your zip code, and your call is directed to your Congressional representatives’ office.  Here you can speak directly to the Representative’s office, present yourself as a credible stakeholder, and advocate for opposition to HR 2997.  If you have read this letter down to here, you are informed enough to create a voice of opposition that will help guide a representative’s stance on the issue.  Please reach out personally and let them know why HR 2997 is a bad idea.     

    Just like matters of national security and maters of national intelligence, the national airspace should be managed by those we elect, not by profiteers who see this as a chance to control the our airspace.  The risks surrounding enactment of HR 2997 are massive; they come from unknown sources and threaten potentially catastrophic results.  American Air Traffic Control is not broken, so why present our national airspace to such risk?  Do what you can to oppose HR 2997. 

    Thank you for your attention to this matter, and your continued support of PNBAA.

    Respectfully,

    Jeff Roberts

    PNBAA President



    PNBAA website

    P.O. Box 81022

    Seattle, Washington  98108


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