KISSIMMEE, Florida — Kissimmee/Osceola County is the site for the 2015 American Bonanza Society’s annual convention, Oct. 1-3.
Osceola County’s Gaylord Palms is the convention hotel and Signature Flight Support, at the Kissimmee Gateway Airport, is the host FBO. At least 50 aircraft have contacted Signature for services and it is estimated that approximately 75 aircraft may arrive from locations all over North America, according to officials.
Experience Kissimmee, Osceola County’s public-private tourism authority, along with the airport and Signature Flight Support, are providing arriving Bonanza Society members with welcome gift bags containing area information and promotional items.
Although the Kissimmee Airport has supported numerous aviation related events in the greater Orlando area, this is the first time that such an event has been hosted, in its entirety, in Osceola County, tourism officials note.
Among the featured speakers at the convention will be the Kissimmee Air Traffic Control Tower Manager Glen “Huck” Huckeba, of Robinson Aviation. Huckeba, who has more than 30 years of air traffic experience with the U.S Air Force and the FAA’s contract tower program, will be speaking about safety trends in air traffic control and the regulations relevant to Temporary Flight Restrictions imposed on periodic events and critical facilities.