The following information was released by the National Business Aviation Association:
The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) this week joined with general aviation (GA) advocacy group leaders, a U.S. senator, state aviation policymakers and local aviation supporters to highlight the importance of all general aviation (GA), including business aviation, in Alaska.
The event, titled A Celebration of General Aviation, was held Sept. 17 at the Signature Flight Support Center on Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport. It was organized by the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA), with support from NBAA, the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association and the National Air Transportation Association.
The scale of many things in Alaska can be difficult to imagine, and thats the case for general aviation, an essential industry in the state, NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen told an enthusiastic crowd of nearly 200 in attendance at the event. The industrys size, its diversity and the many ways it is valued cannot be overstated, and thats the central message of the No Plane No Gain program, Bolen said, referring to the advocacy campaign jointly sponsored by NBAA and GAMA.