Newsletters & Posts

  • 02 Jan 2018 12:00 PM | Brett Palmiero (Administrator)

    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!



    P.O. Box 81022     Seattle, Washington  98108

  • 28 Nov 2017 12:00 PM | Brett Palmiero (Administrator)

    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

  • 20 Oct 2017 12:00 PM | Brett Palmiero (Administrator)

    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

  • 14 Sep 2017 12:00 PM | Brett Palmiero (Administrator)

    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

  • 21 Aug 2017 12:00 PM | Brett Palmiero (Administrator)

    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.

    Join PNBAA

    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

  • 15 Aug 2017 12:00 PM | Brett Palmiero (Administrator)

    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:   

    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.


    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: 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. 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.


    Jeff Roberts

    PNBAA President

    PNBAA website

    P.O. Box 81022

    Seattle, Washington  98108

  • 26 Jul 2017 12:00 PM | Brett Palmiero (Administrator)

    Late July 2017 Update

    PNBAA Friends & Family BBQ

    Thursday, August 3, 2017
    11:30 am - 1:00 pm
    Clay Lacy Aviation, Seattle

    Next week is our favorite annual Friends & Family BBQ. Please register online for this FREE event by August 1 to help us finalize the catering order. A preview of the WithStyle Catering gourmet luncheon:

    • All Beef Burgers & Hot Dogs
    • Veggie Burgers 
    • Wicked Baked Beans
    • Corn Cheese Cake w/ Heirloom Tomatoes
    • Signature Purple Slaw 
    • Mixed Greens w/ Red Onions & Balsamic Dressing
    • Fruit Punch, Lemonade & Water
    • Selection of ice cream treats

    A big thank you to our Members, sponsors Honeywell, Jetstream Aviation and host facility Clay Lacy Aviation for providing this fun experience.

    Event Registration Site Link

    FREE Member-Only Program Announcement  

    Inflight Medical Emergency Training

    Monday, August 28, 2017

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

    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 and first-come, first-serve with only 20 seats available per session.

    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 (assessment and treatment tools).

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

    Event Registration Sites Link

    Unsure if your membership is current? Either log-on the website to review your individual profile or complete the Contact Us form for us to check it. New members join for just $50.

    PNBAA website

    P.O. Box 81022

    Seattle, Washington  98108

  • 07 Jul 2017 12:00 PM | Brett Palmiero (Administrator)

    July 2017 News

    PNBAA Friends & Family BBQ

    Thursday, August 3, 2017
    11:30 am - 1:00 pm
    Clay Lacy Aviation, Seattle

    It really feels like the best of summer when the Blue Angels are streaking overhead and we gather to enjoy a barbecue lunch with friends and family at Boeing Field. This year the organizing volunteers have turned the grill and shopping over to catering professionals, so everyone can enjoy a gourmet burger lunch and ice cream treat.

    Please register online at the event site for this FREE lunch in advance to support our catering plan. Also extend a big thank you to sponsors Honeywell, Jetstream Aviationand host facility Clay Lacy Aviation for providing this fun experience.

    Charity Golf Tournament Update

    Wednesday, September 20, 2017
    The Golf Club at Newcastle

    Wow! Golfer registration sold out within days of the June 5th opening. We encourage anyone else interested in golfing to register now (joining the wait list). Inevitably there will be some openings due to the last minute conflicts of registered golfers.

    Good news - there are still sponsorship opportunities for any budget to consider. Plus they include golfers! VIP $5,000, Player Gift Certificate $3,000 and Raffle Prize Gifts $1,000.

    Luncheon tickets and volunteer opportunities are also fun options to participate.

    Golf Event Site Link

    Voice Your Opinion!

    Have you noticed the flurry of news since late June on air traffic control (ATC) privatization? H.R.2997 – legislation containing provisions for privatizing ATC – a long-standing priority for the nation’s big airlines has been introduced. It puts general aviation's airspace and airport access at risk.

    Now it is time to individually voice opposition of ATC privatization and voice support of modernization. Your D.C. legislators look closely at the diversity of individual responses, not just the familiar industry advocates. NBAA has established a very quick way for you to share an informed perspective by contacting Congress with the link below. Every email counts, thank you. 

    NBAA Contact Congress Link

    Raisbeck Aviation High School Scholarships & Internships

    On June 7th, Raisbeck Aviation High School (RAHS) presented over 30 seniors with Scholarship Awards in excess of $500,000. The PNBAA Board was honored to participate on your behalf. President Jeff Roberts and Education/Internship Board Member Scott Jefvert presented three, $4,000 scholarship awards. 

    The Board enjoyed a large pool of applications that included an essay on business aviation. After review, the Board selected three outstanding individuals:  Kalika Singh, Amber Thatcher and Michael Stemen. We wish them the very best in their college endeavors and career path in aviation!

    If you would like to consider engaging the bright minds of RAHS students for an internship in business aviation, please email Scott Jefvert.

    Scott Jefvert, Kalika Singh and family

    Schedulers & Dispatchers Recap with Scholarship Announcement

    In early June PNBAA hosted the annual Schedulers & Dispatchers meeting in Seattle. It proved a great opportunity to develop relationships. 

    The biggest news was announcing a $2,500 scholarship application opportunity for PNBAA members. Experienced and future Schedulers & Dispatchers are all encouraged to apply. Reference the PNBAA scholarship webpage to apply and note October 31st deadline.

    Board member Ernesta Corcoran joined everyone pictured expressing appreciation of appetizing food sponsor WithStyle Catering LLC and brand new facility hosts Signature Flight Support BFI.

    P.O. Box 81022

    Seattle, Washington  98108

  • 01 Jun 2017 12:00 PM | Brett Palmiero (Administrator)

    June 2017 News

    Next Week - PNBAA Schedulers & Dispatchers Meeting

    Thursday, June 8, 2017  4:30pm - 7:30pm
    Signature Flight Support - Boeing Field

    Make a plan to breakaway early next Thursday and register now for the 2017 annual Schedulers & Dispatchers meeting. You will hear George Comollo of Green River College present the process to obtain a Dispatch license, learn about a new PNBAA scholarship opportunity and strengthen relationships. 

    Sponsorship opportunities are also still available. Thank you Signature Flight Support and With Style Catering LLC.

    Schedulers & Dispatchers Event Site Link

    9th Annual PNBAA Charity Golf Tournament Sign-up!

    Wednesday, September 20, 2017
    The Golf Club at Newcastle

    You have patiently waited. On June 5th golfer registration, available sponsorship packages, luncheon tickets and volunteer opportunities will all be available on the event site. Pro tip:  Historically golfer and sponsorship packages sell out within 30 days.

    Last month many of the 2017 sponsorship packages were sold to the same 2016 sponsors who held a "right of first refusal" (ROFR) option. There remains great options for all budgets including the "Title Sponsor" package for the first time in 9 years! 

    PNBAA Golf Event Site Link

    PNBAA Friends & Family BBQ Luncheon

    Thursday, August 3, 2017
    Boeing Field

    Save the date to be in Seattle. Your friends and family are invited to attend our free annual barbecue luncheon and watch the Blue Angels practice from Boeing Field. Additional details will be provided in next newsletter and on the event site.

    Would you like to volunteer on the organizing committee and engage the PNBAA community? Email board member Kimberly Perkins.

    WSAA Advocacy Corner

    PNBAA is one of 15 members of the Washington State Aviation Alliance (WSAA) represented by our board member Alan Burnett.

    At the end of April WSAA held its annual meeting and celebrated two wins this year! House Bill 1018 and House Bill 1400 were signed into law by Gov. Jay Inslee. 

    HB 1018 increases the funding cap on a single state airport aid grant from $250,000 to $750,000. HB 1400 authorizes the first-ever Washington State Aviation specialty license plate. New plates should be available to order July 1.

    WSDOT Aviation Director Tristan Atkins Announces Retirement

    PNBAA extends our grateful appreciation to retiring WSDOT Aviation Director Tristan Atkins. For almost six years, Tristan has been instrumental in building relationships within the aviation community as part of the Washington State Aviation Alliance (WSAA) as well as contributing to the growth of the Washington Legislative Aviation Caucus in Olympia. 

    Tristan and his staff have participated in multiple PNBAA events and he has consistently been a strong supporter of business aviation. Under Tristan's guidance, WSDOT Aviation and stakeholders around the state have celebrated multiple successes including the new aviation license plate and the passage of HB 1526, which reallocated aircraft excise tax funds to the state's aviation airport aid grant program. Please join PNBAA in expressing our sincere gratitude to Tristan Atkins and wishing him blue skies and tailwinds. P.O. Box 81022 Seattle, Washington  98108

  • 18 Apr 2017 12:00 PM | Brett Palmiero (Administrator)

    April 2017 News

    9th Annual PNBAA Charity Golf Tournament Announcement

    Wednesday, September 20, 2017
    The Golf Club at Newcastle
    AA Golf Event Site Link

    It is time to dust off the clubs and picture your moment of glory in September. The 2017 event website with sponsorship opportunities, hotel information, etc. is now available to help you plan your participation; however, there are two key dates to consider in your preparations:

    On or before May 15, 2017 - This year, select 2017 sponsorship packages hold a "right of first refusal" (ROFR) option for the same 2016 sponsors. Reference the event site for details on how to exercise this option. If the ROFR option is not exercised by May 15, the package becomes available for anyone to request starting June 5, 2017.

    June 5, 2017 - Golfer registration will open. Sponsorship requests, luncheon tickets and volunteer opportunities will also be available on the event site. The golfer and sponsorship packages sell out each year within several weeks, so be sure to mark your calendars to sign up!

     Cabin Crew Scholarship Award

    At the end of March regional corporate flight attendants and industry safety/service professionals gathered in Hillsboro to attend their annual PNBAA meeting. A highlight of the meeting was announcing the very first annual PNBAA Cabin Crew professional scholarship, $2,500. PNBAA Board of Director, Sara Culver-Truby was thrilled to name the recipient, Jennifer Meyers (pictured). 

    Jennifer is currently working for Castle & Cooke Aviation in Everett, Washington as a Customer Service Representative. She plans on using the scholarship to attend Cabin Crew Initial training and start her career in the sky. Congratulations!

    Thank You Meeting Sponsors

    Jet Aviation
    Aircare International
    Air Culinaire
    Global Aviation
    Hillsboro Aviation

    Kimberly Perkins Joins Board

    The PNBAA Board of Directors is excited to announce the appointment of Kimberly Perkins as a Director filling a recent vacancy.

    Kimberly has been flying a Global Express and Gulfstream 650 out of Boeing Field since 2013. She holds a Master’s Degree in Political Science with a concentration in International Relations. Concurrent to aviating, she is an adjunct professor at Middle Georgia State University where she teaches International Airline Operations. Additionally, she is the Founder of Aviation for Humanity (, a non-profit that delivers school supplies to students in developing nations.

    Kimberly began her aviation career on the east coast where she received a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Aviation: Flight Operations. She followed the traditional path of becoming a flight instructor and then moved on to the airlines. She flew for Air Wisconsin based in Philadelphia, PA until her work took her overseas. Kimberly lived in Lagos, Nigeria for two years and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia for one year. Those three years abroad, flying CRJs and Lear 60s throughout Africa and Asia, fueled her passion for humanitarian work and laid the foundation for what would become Aviation for Humanity.

    Kimberly returned to the United States in 2011 to take a position as a training Captain on a Lear 60. A few years later, she moved her family to the Pacific Northwest for a flying position out of Boeing Field in Seattle. In 2015, she was featured in the Women in Aviation magazine for her unique career path. Kimberly is a Seattle fanatic, an aviation enthusiast, and is dedicated to encouraging more women to enter the aviation industry. She is thrilled to become a PNBAA board member and looks forward to contributing to the success of business aviation throughout the Pacific Northwest!

    PNBAA Website Domain (what is

    Have you noticed the browser search for PNBAA's website or associated links this year have included in the domain? Not to worry, Wild Apricot is the web software PNBAA uses to administrate the website, membership, invoices and events. 

    Early this year PNBAA changed domains to to prevent new Google Chrome security warnings. The https:// designation and padlock icon identifies that the traffic to the server is encrypted - secure. Rest assured your PNBAA financial transactions have always been secure and now that protection extends throughout the entire website.

    PNBAA Schedulers & Dispatchers Meeting Announcement

    Thursday, June 8, 2017

    Save the date! PNBAA will host an early evening meeting for Schedulers & Dispatchers in the Seattle area. The event website will be posted within a couple of weeks with all the details and sponsorship opportunities.

    Safety & Security Day Recap

    On April 6th the PNBAA community of 115+ attendees filled The Museum of Flight Skyline room to participate in the 9th annual Safety & Security Day. 

    Attendees were in engaged from the moment the day started with the Civil Air Patrol Color Guard and The Boeing Employees Choir vocalists. Seven diverse programs followed covering: NBAA/Safety Committee, Fatigue, Leadership, Motivational, Drones and Personal Protection.

    A record 30 sponsors participated and invested in this program, including six first-time program sponsors**. Thank you on behalf of the PNBAA community.


    Gulfstream Aerospace


    Clay Lacy Aviation


    Dassault Falcon Jet
    Jackson Jet Center
    Jet Aviation **
    Kenmore Aero Services **
    West Star Aviation


    Aircare International


    Alliant/John F. Throne & Co.
    Bell Helicopter **
    Business Air
    Castle & Cooke Aviation **
    C'est Bon Creations **
    Global Aviation
    Gogo Business Aviation
    HUB International
    Jetcraft **
    Jetstream Aviation
    Lane Powell PC
    Satcom Direct
    Regal Aviation Insurance
    Reliable Aviation Services
    Rockwell Collins
    Textron Aviation
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