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  • Wednesday, January 18, 2017 12:00 PM | Anonymous

    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 


    Port of Seattle Emergency Preparedness


  • Thursday, January 12, 2017 12:00 PM | Anonymous

    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. P.O. Box 81022 Seattle, Washington  98108

  • Tuesday, January 03, 2017 12:00 PM | Anonymous

    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    P.O. Box 81022 Seattle, Washington  98108

  • Monday, November 28, 2016 12:00 PM | Anonymous

    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
  • Tuesday, November 22, 2016 12:00 PM | Anonymous

    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.

  • Friday, February 12, 2016 11:48 AM | Deleted user

    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 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.

  • Saturday, February 06, 2016 12:28 AM | Deleted user

    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!

  • Friday, January 08, 2016 11:56 AM | Deleted user

    The Washington State Aviation Alliance (WSAA) in partnership with the Washington State DOT is hosting the 4th annual Airports Awareness Day on January 19th at the Capitol Building in Olympia, WA.  NBAA is one of the sponsors of this event and representatives from the Pacific Northwest Business Aviation (PNBAA) Board of Directors are also participating.  WSAA serves as a collective voice for aviation and airport-related organizations to protect and promote aviation in the State of Washington.  For additional information, please visit or contact PNBAA at

  • Friday, January 01, 2016 12:29 AM | Deleted user
    PNBAA’s next member event is our 8th Annual Safety Day, which is slated for April 7, 2016 at the Museum of Flight on Boeing Field in Seattle.  The PNBAA Safety Day planning committee is hard at work finalizing the topic and speaker details for this exciting event, so please stay tuned.  Cost per attendee remains at $120 per person, which includes a full day of learning, continental breakfast, plated lunch, and afternoon reception.  Sponsorship opportunities are available – please contact PNBAA at if interested.  Once again, stay tuned for the roll-out of our 2016 Safety Day web page soon!

  • Monday, November 02, 2015 12:34 AM | Deleted user

    PNBAA is pleased to announce that our next event will be our annual Holiday Social.  This year, we are excited to host this jointly with the Pacific Rim Schedulers & Dispatchers Association (PRSDA).  Please save the date for the afternoon of Tuesday, December 9th at Seattle’s Museum of Flight …



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