The Tennessee Business Aviation Association (TnBAA) has launched.
“We look forward to representing the interests of business aviation in the Nashville area and across the state,” said Tom Tate, president of TnBAA, in a report on the National Business Aviation Association website. “We want to serve as a voice for Tennessee aviation.”
Although interest in TnBAA is strong in Nashville, Tate noted there are business aviation hot spots in Memphis, Chattanooga, Knoxville and other locations, and he hopes to have representatives from across Tennessee on the TnBAA board.
TnBAA plans on having mentoring and scholarship programs and would like to host informational events with speakers focusing on topics such as ADS-B equipage, pilot health and medical certification issues. According to Tate, the group wants to have a presence within the Tennessee airport system to help ensure safe and efficient operations for the business aviation community.
Greg Voos, NBAA’s Southeast regional representative, was instrumental in bringing together individuals interested in forming TnBAA, and helped with development of the group’s website and bylaws. Voos also put the Tennessee group in touch with officials of the Georgia Business Aviation Association (GBAA), who helped mentor the fledging organization.