The Greater Washington Business Aviation Association, also known as GWBAA, is a professional association that advances the safety and education of pilots, maintenance technicians, management, schedulers and dispatchers and ground support.
Founded in 2006 and based at Ronald Reagan National Airport, GWBAA membership provides opportunities for ongoing learning and professional networking. The organization promotes the public welfare by educating members and industry about issues concerning aircraft maintenance and management operations. Our mission is to represent and support the business aviation community in the Greater Washington area. We accomplish this through educating our members on issues regarding regulations, safety and technology, by providing an exchange of information through safety seminars, social gatherings, fundraisers and monthly newsletters.
As always, GWBAA welcomes new ideas and new board members – and in particular individuals interested in serving as its Operations and Safety Chair and/or helping to organize the annual safety standdown.
For information, please contact GWBAA President Paige Kroner, email@example.com.
Tenth Annual GWBAA Gold Tournament To Be Held at the 1757 Golf Club - Sept. 11
GWBAA’s tenth annual golf tournament,t benefiting the Aero Club of Washington’s charitable foundation, will return to the 1757 Golf Club in Ashburn, Virginia on September 11th. Sponsors include Gulfstream (breakfast); Bombardier (lunch); Dassault (beverage cart); PNC Bank (closest to the pin); JSSI (driving range); Hospitality Too (putting green); Welsch Aviation (glasses); and FlightSafety, Rudy’s Inflight Catering, SatCom Direct, Chantilly Air, Air Cell, World FuelServices, Sharp Details, NBAA, CAE, and Signature Flight Support (hole sponsors).
Sponsorship and golfer registration is available at http://2014gwbaagolf.eventbrite.com. (A networking session also will be held the evening of September 10th. Details on this pre-event tradition will be coming soon.) We look forward to another great day on the course for a great cause.
FAA Safety Standdown - Aug. 21
The FAA Washington Flight Program will hold a safety standdown at Hangar 6 at DCA on August 21. The keynote speaker will be NTSB Acting Chairman Christopher Hart as the keynote speaker. Other topics will include "The Future of SMS: and "Pilot Reliance on Automation". For more information, please contact Todd Gentry at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dispatcher Recurrent Training
Jeppsen will be holding a 3-day refresher training course for business aviation dispatchers in at its headquarters in Englewood, Colorado on September 23-26 (with a product showcase on the fourth day). For more information, please visit http://www.jeppesen.com/trainingregistration.