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  • 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 (www.aviationforhumanity.org), 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 wildapricot.org?)

    Have you noticed the browser search for PNBAA's website or associated links this year have included wildapricot.org 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 https://pnbaa.wildapricot.org 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.

    Luncheon

    Gulfstream Aerospace

    Platinum

    Clay Lacy Aviation

    Gold

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

    Silver+

    Aircare International

    Silver

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


    info@pnbaa.org P.O. Box 81022 Seattle, Washington  98108


  • 02 Mar 2017 12:00 PM | Brett Palmiero (Administrator)

    March 2017 News



    PNBAA Flight Attendant Meeting

    Friday, March 24, 2017
    Hillsboro Aviation

    Registration is OPEN for the annual PNBAA Flight Attendant meeting in Hillsboro. The event website has all the details. All CFA and industry professionals are encouraged to attend. Please register by March 22.

    Topics & speakers:

    • New Luxury Linens and Bedding - Lori Diep, Primadonna
    • "Viva Espana" - John Detloff, Air Culinaire
    • What is SMS & How to Include the Third Crew Member - Sunshine McCarthy, Baldwin Aviation
    • What a Contract Flight Attendant Needs to Know - Panel including Jennifer Guthrie, In-Flight Crew Connections (resume); Jennifer Steele, API (social media); Maureen Walker, Aviation in Partnership with Global Aviation (day in the life of scheduling a contract Flight Attendant)
    • 2,000 Miles From Anywhere with a Medical Emergency - Karl Kamps, Aircare International

    Thank you to these sponsors!

    Jet Aviation - Platinum

    Aircare International - Gold

    Air Culinaire - Lunch

    Global Aviation - Reception

    Hillsboro Aviation - Venue


    CFA's - Do you need a food safety training certificate? Email Sara Culver-Truby to learn more about a March 23rd opportunity. 

    9th Annual PNBAA Safety & Security Day

    Thursday, April 6, 2017

    The Museum of Flight

    Safety & Security Day is 5 weeks away - make a plan to attend! Attendee online registration and details are available on the event website. We anticipate another advance sell-out, register early.

    Topics & speakers:

    • NBAA - Christa Lucas, NBAA VP of Government Affairs; Dave Ryan, NBAA Safety Committee
    • Aviation Medical - Dr. Quay Snyder, Aviation Medicine Advisory Service
    • Impact of UAS on Business Aviation - Jim Williams, Dentons
    • Motivational - Captain Charlie Plumb, Former Navy Pilot & Vietnam P.O.W.
    • Leadership - Bill Ayer, Retired Alaska Airlines Chairman/CEO, NBAA Board of Director
    • Travel Security Best Practices - Kristopher Cannon, Aviation Secure USA and Gavin de Becker & Associates

    Thank you to these sponsors!

    Luncheon
    Gulfstream Aerospace

    Platinum
    Clay Lacy Aviation

    Gold
    Dassault Falcon Jet
    Jackson Jet Center
    Jet Aviation
    Kenmore Aero Services
    Westar Aviation

    Silver+
    Aircare International

    Silver
    AIG
    Alliant/John F. Throne & Co.
    Aon
    Avfuel
    Bell Helicopter
    Business Air
    Castle & Cooke Aviation
    Global Aviation
    Gogo Business Aviation
    HUB International
    Jetstream Aviation
    Lane Powell PC
    NBAA
    Satcom Direct
    Regal Aviation Insurance
    Reliable Aviation Services
    StandardAero
    Textron Aviation
    USAIG


    NBAA News

    Would your company like to be an advocate on No Plane No Gain's new social media campaign, entitled “Business Aviation Works”? Select the following link #BizAvWorks to learn more.

    Last month NBAA celebrated 70 years with this 70 second video that is a great retrospective.


    info@pnbaa.org P.O. Box 81022 Seattle, Washington  98108


  • 08 Feb 2017 12:00 PM | Brett Palmiero (Administrator)

    February 2017 News

    2017 Safety & Security Day

    Thursday, April 6, 2017

    The Museum of Flight

    The 9th annual Safety & Security Day is less than 60 days away. Attendee online registration is available on the event website. We anticipate another advance sell-out, so register early!

    Preliminary topics & speakers:

    • NBAA - Christa Fornarotto, NBAA VP of Government Affairs
    • Aviation Medical - Dr. Quay Snyder, Aviation Medicine Advisory Service
    • Impact of UAS on Business Aviation - Jim Williams, Dentons
    • Leadership - Bill Ayer, Retired Alaska Airlines Chairman/CEO, NBAA Board of Director
    • Motivational - Captain Charlie Plumb, Former Navy Pilot & Vietnam P.O.W.
    • Travel Security Best Practices - Kris Cannon, Gavin de Becker & Associates

    The Organizing Committee is pleased to offer prospective sponsors a prospectus download and online payment on the event site. We are asking all sponsors to commit before February 28, 2017

    Thank you to these early sponsor commitments!


    Gulfstream - Luncheon


    Jackson Jet Center  - Gold

    Westar Aviation - Gold


    Aircare International  - Silver+


    Bell Helicopter - Silver

    Global Aviation - Sliver

    HUB International - Silver

    Jetstream Aviation - Silver

    Regal Aviation Insurance - Silver

    Textron Aviation - Silver

    USAIG - Silver


    PNBAA Flight Attendant Meeting - Save the Date

    Friday, March 24, 2017  9:00 am - 5:00 pm

    Hillsboro Aviation

    Save the date for the annual PNBAA Flight Attendant meeting in Hillsboro. Registration will be available on a PNBAA event website in about a week. PNBAA member registration is FREE; non-members $30.

    Preliminary topics & speakers:

    • New Luxury Linens and Bedding - Lori Diep, Primadonna
    • "Viva Espana" - John Detloff, Air Culinaire
    • What is SMS & How to Include the Third Crew Member - Sunshine McCarthy, Baldwin Aviation
    • What a Contract Flight Attendant Needs to Know - Panel including Jennifer Guthrie, In-Flight Crew Connections (resume); Jennifer Steele, API (social media)
    • 2,000 Miles From Anywhere with a Medical Emergency - Karl Kamps, Aircare International


    Last Call for Board of Director Application  

    Last month the Board announced a vacancy and request all members consider applying for the position. The remaining term for this position is two years, through 2018. Please complete your application through this form link by February 10, 2017.

    Serving on this volunteer Board is a unique way to strengthen the Pacific Northwest aviation community and expand your professional experience. The Board composition is designed to be diverse group of business aircraft operators, service providers and manufacturers - representing all members.

     Board responsibilities include:

    • Planning annual events (Safety Day, Summer BBQ, Golf Tournament, Annual Meeting & Holiday Party) and other professional programs
    • Representing member interests with government and community groups
    • Managing the organization in officer roles
    • Participating in monthly Board meetings

    The time commitment varies with roles and interests. Plan on 2-4 hours a week. Everyone recognizes our individual business responsibilities continue to take priority.

    We encourage you to visit with any Board member to gain additional insight. 


    ORAVI (Oregon Aviation Industries) Quarterly Meeting

    Friday, March 3, 2017 1:00 - 4:00 pm

    Oregon Tech Wilsonville Campus


    This first ORAVI quarterly meeting of 2017 will focus on workforce development and will feature presentations on the new Oregon Manufacturing Innovation Center (OMIC) and STEM programs. Snacks and beverages will be provided and there will be plenty of time for networking. 

    Contact Jake Jacobs at Oregon Aviation Industries at jake@oravi.org or 541.406.0711.

    info@pnbaa.org P.O. Box 81022 Seattle, Washington  98108


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

    The Port of Seattle is hosting a FREE workshop with NTSB Disaster Response specialists to guide anyone who may be involved in an accident response to support family needs.

    February 1 & 2  8 am-4 pm | The Conference Center at SEA

    NTSB specialist and other professionals will present a variety of disaster response and family assistance topics. Through a series of presentations they will provide an overview of family assistance operations, applicable legislation, roles and responsibilities of responding agencies and best practices. 

    Registration link 

    Contact:

    Port of Seattle Emergency Preparedness

    206-787-4632

    emergencypreparedness@portseattle.org


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

    Board of Director Application Notice

    Call for Board of Director Applications!

    The PNBAA Board of Directors has a vacancy and requests all members consider applying for the position. The remaining term for this position is two years, through 2018. Please complete your application through this form link by February 10, 2017.

    Serving on this volunteer Board is a unique way to strengthen the Pacific Northwest aviation community and expand your professional experience. The Board composition is designed to be diverse group of business aircraft operators, service providers and manufacturers - representing all members.

     

    Board responsibilities include:

    • Planning annual events (Safety Day, Summer BBQ, Golf Tournament, Annual Meeting & Holiday Party) and other professional programs
    • Representing member interests with government and community groups
    • Managing the organization in officer roles
    • Participating in monthly Board meetings

    The time commitment varies with roles and interests. Plan on 2-4 hours a week. Everyone recognizes our individual business responsibilities continue to take priority.

     

    Thank you for considering this opportunity. We encourage you to visit with any Board member to gain additional insight. It is our hope announce the newest member in March.

     

    PNBAA Board of Directors

    Jim Bennett, Starbucks
    Alan Burnett, CenterPoint Aviation Law PLLC
    Ernesta Corcoran, Jetstream Aviation, Inc.
    Sara Culver-Truby, Y2K Aviation LLC
    Cindy Hales, HUB International
    Kristi Ivey, NBAA
    Scott Jefvert, Paragon Aviation Group
    Frank Madison, CBAir LLC
    Brett Palmiero, Textron Aviation
    Ryan Setting, Aerius Management, LLC
    Jeff Stillwell, Aspen Management LLC
    Jeff Roberts, Aircare International
    David Warner, LanePowell PC
    Wayne Werner, Jetstream Aviation, Inc.

    info@pnbaa.org P.O. Box 81022 Seattle, Washington  98108


  • 03 Jan 2017 12:00 PM | Brett Palmiero (Administrator)

    January 2017 News



    2017 Safety & Security Day Sponsorship Announcement

    Thursday, April 6, 2017

    The Museum of Flight

    The 9th Annual Safety & Security Day is only three months away. The Organizing Committee is pleased today to offer a new sponsorship prospectus and preview of the program on the event website (reference homepage Upcoming Events). Please take a moment to review the prospectus and share your interest to participate within the next few weeks. Thank you for the consideration! 

    The 2017 packages have evolved to create more benefits and engagement. The online payment page link will be revealed on January 24, 2017 to provide all sponsors an opportunity to consider the packages in limited quantities. All commitments are due by February 28, 2017.

    Attendee registration will open February 1, 2017 on the event website.


    December Highlights:  Annual Member Meeting & Holiday Party 

    One hundred PNBAA members and friends dodged the threat of snow to gather together one last time on December 8, 2016 at the Annual Member Meeting & Holiday Party. 

    Members reelected to the next class of the Board of Directors for a three year term: 

    Jim Bennett, Starbucks
    Alan Burnett, CenterPoint Aviation Law PLLC
    Ryan Setting, Aerius Management LLC
    Brett Palmiero, Textron Aviation

    Board member Lance Robertson, Nordstrom received a special recognition with the NBAA Silk Scarf Award. This award recognizes his special contributions to PNBAA over many years. Lance is stepping down from the Board in January.

    The Board will back-fill the new vacancy with an open application process soon. Please consider this opportunity to participate in PNBAA's future success. Contact any Board member for additional insight on the role.

    Each year PNBAA awards scholarships to foster career opportunities within our industry. These are funded by member dues, proceeds from our professional programs and dozens of gracious sponsors. The 2017 scholarship awards announced:

    • $12,000 (3 at $4,000) to Raisbeck Aviation High School students
    • $2,500 to Civil Air Patrol cadets
    • $7,500 (3 at $2,500) earmarked for Flight Attendant, Maintainer and Scheduler/Dispatcher scholarships

    Special thanks to food, beverage and fun sponsors:

    Alan Burnett, CenterPoint Aviation Law PLLC
    David Warner, Lane Powell PC
    Scott Jefvert, Paragon Aviation Group


    info@pnbaa.org    P.O. Box 81022 Seattle, Washington  98108


  • 28 Nov 2016 12:00 PM | Brett Palmiero (Administrator)

    NBAA news - The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) has recognized 19 recipients of its inaugural Dr. Tony Kern Professionalism in Aviation Award, which honors individuals in the business aviation industry for outstanding professionalism and leadership in support of aviation safety. Frank Raymond of Vulcan, Inc. in Seattle is among the honorees - congratulations!

    The award recognizes individuals who excel in leadership in the following areas:

    • Professional Ethics
    • Vocational Excellence
    • Continuous Improvement
    • Professional Engagement
    • Professional Image
    • Selflessness
  • 22 Nov 2016 12:00 PM | Brett Palmiero (Administrator)

    Washington State Aviation Alliance share - A special license plate recognizing aviation could be a new option for Washington state vehicle owners if a proposal for the plate is approved by the state Legislature.

    The goal of this specialty plate is to highlight the importance of the state’s aviation system, and to raise funds to support aviation and public-use airports in Washington State.

    A minimum of 3,500 signatures are needed before the specialty license plate can be considered by state Legislature. The goal is to obtain these signatures by Jan. 1 in order for the plate to be considered during the 2017 legislative session.

    Supporters of the Washington State Aviation License Plate are encouraged to sign this online petition. The petition allows people to submit a signature and indicate the number of plates they would likely purchase. While these signatures are intended to show anticipated purchases, submitting a signature is not an obligation to buy a plate. The website also includes an image of the proposed plate.




  • 12 Feb 2016 11:48 AM | Anonymous

    Over the last several months, your PNBAA Board of Directors has been working on a proposed merger of the North West Business Aviation regional groups.  It is with great pleasure we announce the merger of these regional groups is complete.

    The Pacific Northwest Business Aviation Association (PNBAA) together with the Pacific Rim Schedulers and Dispatchers (PRSDA) and Pacific Northwest Corporate Flight Attendant Association (PNCFAA) have merged into PNBAA.

    This will better serve our membership with a broader scope of representation for our region’s business aviation community.  We have created two additional board seats to accommodate the added representation.  PNBAA strives to advocate for our membership by tracking, communicating, and educating them on pertinent issues that affect business aviation.   We work to bring members together for enrichment and networking sessions relative to their area of interest within business aviation and with member and sponsor support, we are able to give back to the aviation community by way of scholarship awards from annual event proceeds.

    By bringing the Scheduler & Dispatcher and Flight Attendant organizations into PNBAA, we will be able to increase representation and value for our members.   Dues will continue as published on the PNBAA.org website.  If members of the merging organizations are already PNBAA members there is no action required.  All members of PRSDA and NWCFAA will be encouraged to join PNBAA.

    Joining the PNBAA Board of Directors from PRSDA is Ernesta Self.  Ernesta has served as President of PRSDA for the past three years.  She began her corporate aviation career as head of Customer Service for Clay Lacy Aviation in 2006.  After seven years in the customer service role with Clay Lacy, Ernesta moved to Boise, Idaho to become the Charter and Marketing Manager of Jackson Jet Center.  In 2015 she accepted her current position as Director of Charter Sales for Jetstream Aviation also based in Boise.

    Joining the PNBAA Board of Directors from the PNCFAA is Sara Culver-Truby.  Sara has been the Chair of PNCFAA, which she helped found in 2012.  Prior to business aviation Sara worked as a commercial airline Flight Attendant with Northwest Airlines.  She has been in business aviation for the past 17 years, beginning at a small FBO in Santa Rosa, California as a scheduler and is currently a full time Flight Attendant for Y2K Aviation, LLC, based in Hillsboro, Oregon.  Her volunteer endeavors include; PNCFAA and NBAA Flight Attendants/Flight Technicians Committee.  The vision of these organizations and committees has been to mentor and promote the value of the additional crew member.

    Please join us in welcoming these organizations and new board members into the PNBAA fold.


  • 06 Feb 2016 12:28 AM | Anonymous

    We are pleased to announce that the 8th Annual PNBAA Safety Day website is now LIVE, which means you can view all the speakers & topics, reserve your seat as an attendee, and/or sign up and pay online as a sponsor.  Please join us on April 7, 2015 at the Museum of Flight for our annual Safety Event!  Click the image above for more information.  See you there!


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