The event will encompass a wide range of activities, including a career fair, industry expo, networking socials, a weekend fly-in, member socials, hiring sessions, and LGBTQ+ advocacy breakout sessions, according to association officials.
On opening day of the 2023 National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) annual convention, aviation advocates unveiled “Climbing. Fast.,” a new campaign aimed at setting the record straight on the business aviation industry’s many societal benefits, including its leadership role in sustainability, underscored by a focus on achieving net-zero carbon emissions from flight in the years to come.
The Malibu M-Class Owners and Pilots Association (MMOPA) has changed its name to the Piper M-Class Owners and Pilots Association (PMOPA).
“The growth of aviation as an industry and as a career is threatened by the lack of a broad pipeline for talent,” said NAA President and CEO Greg Principato. “Sisters of the Skies makes an incredible contribution to solving that problem. They are building the future of aviation. It is exactly this kind of passion and commitment that we seek to honor with the Clifford Henderson Trophy, and it will be an honor to present the 2023 award to Sisters of the Skies.”
The International Aircraft Dealers Association (IADA) is accepting applications for business aviation scholarships through Sept. 1, 2023. Scholarships funded by the IADA Foundation range from $1,000 to $5,000.
A variety of scholarships are available for all levels of flight training and other aviation-related higher education, NGPA officials noted. Deadline to apply is July 31, 2023.
“Our goal is to inspire the next generation of aviation professionals and enthusiasts while highlighting the importance of aviation in our community,” said J.T. Grainger, president of the Sheridan Pilots Association. “Now we can fully allow for the support of our community and membership to further advance our mission. We look forward to the potential this brings to the association, fellow aviators, and the local youth it will benefit in the future.”
NASAO will award up to three $1,000 scholarships to college students for tuition, fees, books and supplies. Candidates must be college-level incoming juniors or seniors who are continuing their education in the aviation/aerospace industry and have a minimum GPA of 3.0.
The new aviation association is “a community of aviators connected by our love of aviation,” according to one of its founders.