Newsletters & Posts

  • Sunday, February 02, 2014 12:37 AM | Deleted user

    PNBAA is pleased to announce our 6th annual Safety Day, scheduled for April 3, 2014 at Seattle’s Museum of Flight.  We recommend that you register early to secure your seat as this event fills up quickly every year.  Please use the link below for more information and to register today!

  • Wednesday, November 13, 2013 1:59 PM | Deleted user

    PNBAA is excited to announce a new development that will positively impact the aviation stakeholders in the state of Washington. A bipartisan Washington State Legislative Aviation Caucus held their first meeting this month with the plans for two future meetings in early 2014. This caucus is being spearheaded by Senator Jim Honeyford (r) 15th Legislative District, and thier first meeting had 10 participants from both the House and the Senate, and from both sides of the aisle. Senator Honeyford recently told NBAA "our goals will include the promotion of general aviation in Washington and support for smaller airports in the state. I also would like to try to make sure that the tax on avgas-which currently helps fund all of transportation not necessarily general aviation-goes back to enhance general aviation."

    As we all know, aviation has a tremendous positive economic impact in Washington state, and it is up to each of us to advocate and educate others about this.  Your PNBAA has joined with other aviation organizations in WA such as the Washington Pilots Association, the Washington Airport Management Association, & others to support this great initiative.

    PNBAA recommends that you encourage your respective legislators to participate in the newly-formed Washington State Legislative Aviation Caucus.  Here are some valuable advocacy tools you can use:

  • Wednesday, November 06, 2013 12:19 AM | Deleted user

    Your PNBAA board is continuously monitoring development and implementation of the FAA Greener Skies project for SeaTac and thus far, we have not noticed any negative impact on operations into or out of satellite airports in the area.

    An update to the Boeing Field Research Report is being developed in conjunction with your PNBAA board and Boeing Tower to update the current report on the NBAA website.  The report will include items such as Airspace Hot Spots that see heavy concentration of VFR aircraft in close proximity to regularly used inbound arrival routes, the potential for a descending missed approach off of the 13R ILS, and an overview of the complexity of operations due to Boeing Field / SeaTac proximity.

    Please stay tuned to future PNBAA newsletters and to our website for further information, and send any questions or comments to

  • Saturday, November 02, 2013 1:39 AM | Deleted user

    December 4, 2013 | 4-6 pm
    at Seattle’s Museum of Flight BFI

    PNBAA will host our annual meeting of members and holiday social NEXT WEDNESDAY, December 4th from 4-6 pm in the View Lounge at Seattle’s Museum of Flight on Boeing Field. Please join your fellow PNBAA members and friends for this great opportunity to network and socialize, learn about what your PNBAA has accomplished this year, and what we hope to accomplish going forward.  This event is free for all attendees – hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be served.  Hope to see you all there! 

  • Saturday, October 12, 2013 12:40 AM | Deleted user

    by Kory Watson, PNBAA Intern and RAHS Student

    On Thursday, October 17th, a Boeing 737-900ER filled with students, teachers, and prominent figures in the aviation industry landed at Boeing Field while hundreds of people watched. This was no ordinary Alaska Airlines 737: the company had agreed to paint the 737 specially for Raisbeck Aviation High School, a special school for students in the Seattle area looking for a career in aviation. On the side of the plane was painted “Supporting Education, Making Dreams Soar.” Near the front entrance of the plane, the words “Proud Supporters of Raisbeck Aviation High School” were displayed.

    This event was held to commemorate the grand opening of Raisbeck Aviation High School’s new building. This three-story, 47-million dollar building is full of state of the art equipment and materials for the school’s teachers and students to use daily. Each classroom has a large TV monitor, and each student received a laptop to use during class and for homework after school. Additionally, the building is located across the street from Seattle’s very own Boeing Field and the Museum of Flight, both of which have volunteered to offer their vast resources to the school’s students and teachers.

    The grand opening was most definitely a large step for the aviation industry in the Seattle area. Raisbeck Aviation High School, as conveyed by its name, is a high school created for kids dreaming of joining the aviation industry whether by becoming a pilot, engineer, or something completely different.  Boeing and other aerospace companies are counting on the school’s students to become their next generation of engineers, scientists, pilots, etc.

    This special occasion had been planned for a very long time. Since the school started years ago, Reba Gilman, the school’s principal, has been working rigorously to not only create the school itself, but also to find donors for the new building. Over time, through showing what the old Aviation High School and its impressive students and teachers were already doing, RAHS received funding from many companies, organizations, and individuals in the Seattle area – including the proceeds raised from PNBAA’s annual charity golf tournaments. The largest donor was Dr.James Raisbeck, the founder of Raisbeck Engineering and the person for whom the school was renamed.

  • Wednesday, September 18, 2013 12:41 AM | Deleted user

    PNBAA is partnering with NBAA to host an informational Town Hall meeting to discuss the current legislative and regulatory environment affecting our members nationwide and in the state of Washington.


    Lisa Piccione, NBAA’s Senior VP of Government Affairs will be on hand to bring us up to speed on the legislative issues our industry currently faces.  Mike Nichols, NBAA’s Vice President, Operational Excellence & Professional Development will partner with PNBAA’s Alan Burnett to discuss the current regulatory and tax issues of importance to our members.


    Please save the date and plan to join us for this informative event on Monday, September 23rd from 3:30 – 5:30 pm in the Museum of Flight’s William M. Allen Theater at Boeing Field in Seattle.

  • Wednesday, August 14, 2013 2:23 PM | Deleted user
    Sept 17, 2013:  NOON to 4 pm at Galvin Flying BFI

    PNBAA would like to share this event information on behalf of our friends at the Pacific Rim Schedulers & Dispatchers Association (PRSDA): 

    PRSDA will be hosting a “Mini International Operators Conference” on the afternoon of Tuesday, September 17, 2013 at Galvin Flying Service’s new hangar at King County Int’l Airport.  We have conveniently scheduled this event the day prior to PNBAA’s 5th Annual Charity Golf Event.

    All are welcome to this informational workshop – schedulers, dispatchers, flight crews, etc.  PRSDA has confirmed speakers from International Trip Planning Services, Universal Weather and Aviation, and BaseOps, who will cover a wide range of topics and regions related to international trip planning.   If your current duties include scheduling, dispatching, and/or flying internationally…this workshop is for YOU!

    Cost is free for current PRSDA members and $75 for non-members, and includes lunch.

    Please use the link below to RSVP for the PRSDA Sept 17 Mini IOC:

  • Thursday, July 25, 2013 2:26 PM | Deleted user

    The International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) is conducting the Fundamentals of IS-BAO Auditor Workshops at the following location on August 20th and 21st, 2013.

    Starbucks Aviation Department:9010 East Marginal Way S, Tukwila, WA 98108

    August 20th: Fundamentals of IS-BAO Workshop 0800-1600

    Workshop Goals:

    > Assist operators with their IS-BAO implementation efforts, and

    > Provide a practical approach to managing an SMS based on ICAO principles.


    > Background and general information about IBAC the IS-BAO,

    > Implementing and managing an SMS based on the ICAO framework,

    > Implementing and improving the procedures related to safety, training, operations, maintenance, operations manuals, emergency response plans, environment, and security.

    > The Audit Process (Both Internal and Registration Audit).


    August 21st: IS-BAO Auditor Workshop 0800-1600

    Workshop Goals:

    > Train IS-BAO Auditors to conduct IS-BAO Registration Audits,

    > Train IS-BAO Support Services Affiliates and Internal Auditors to effectively conduct Internal Evaluations and Gap Analyses, and

    > Provide essential training for anyone interested in validating SMS performance.


    > Audit Terminology,                                                              > SMS Performance Evaluation

    > Auditing Principles,                                                              > Preparing Audit Findings, and

    > Audit Procedures,                                                                 > Preparing Audit reports.


    Click here to register

    International Business Aviation Council

    Tel: 514-954-8054

  • Thursday, June 20, 2013 2:38 PM | Deleted user

    Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, players, and supporters from the 2012 PNBAA 4th Annual Charity Golf Event, we were delighted to donate $10,000 to Seattle’s Aviation High School at the end of 2012 during our Annual Membership Meeting in December.  The culmination of this example of paying it forward to the next generation of aviation professionals was just last week at the Senior Awards Ceremony for Aviation High School.

    PNBAA’s gift of $10,000 was awarded as scholarships to three deserving students this year, with the top award at $5,000 and the other two at $2,500 each to deserving students Max Wienke, Meghan McPherson, and Emily Kelley.

    Max is going to Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Arizona to pursue Aerospace Engineering but also wants to go ROTC and be career Air Force where he hopes to fly.  Meghan is going to WSU to study Actuarial Science and eventually work in aviation insurance; and Emily is going to Seattle Pacific University to study business, with a plan to eventually work in an aviation business role.

    Please join us in congratulating these deserving Aviation High School students and wishing them all the best in their future endeavors.  For more information about Seattle’s Aviation High School, please click HERE.

  • Thursday, June 13, 2013 11:32 PM | Deleted user

    Our all-volunteer organization is dedicated to promoting regional business aviation, providing a unified voice; promoting its economic values; bridging community and regulators; and promoting member networking and interaction.  Here are some examples of how your membership payment helps PNBAA provide resources to our members and our community – highlights from 2012 & 2013 include:

    March 7, 2012 - Maintainers’ Luncheon

    April 4, 2012 - 4th Annual Safety Day

    June 20, 2012 – First PNBAA General Meeting in Oregon

    August 2, 2012 – 4th Annual Member and Family BBQ 
    September 18, 2012 - Maintainers’ Luncheon

    September 19, 2012 – 4th Annual Charity Golf Event
    September 18-20, 2012 –  NBAA Regional Forum

    December 6, 2012 -  Annual Business Meeting
    April 4, 2013 - 5th Annual Safety Day 

    Looking Ahead:

    August 1, 2013 – 5th Annual Member and Family BBQ 
    September 18, 2013 – 5th Annual Charity Golf Event

    PNBAA’s Board of Directors is requesting your membership to ensure we continue to deliver on this mission in 2013 and beyond.

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