Welcome to the GWBAA

The Greater Washington Business Aviation Association is a professional association that advances the safety and education of pilots, maintenance technicians, management, schedulers and dispatchers and ground support.

Founded in 2005 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. 

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Unfortunately H.R 2997 has made it out of committee and could soon be headed to the House floor for a full vote. This legislation contains provisions for privatizing ATC, proposing to strip control of aviation-system oversight from the public’s elected representatives, and essentially hand control of the system over to a group of private parties, largely unaccountable to Congress. 

Your GWBAA Board of Directors asks you to please contact congress and oppose H.R.2997.

Members of Congress are in their districts all this week for the July Fourth recess, and it is critical for NBAA members to let them know we are for modernization, not privatization. Consider taking the following actions now:

Directly contact your local Congressional office using NBAA’s toll-free action line. By calling 855-265-9002, you will be connected with your representatives and provided suggested talking points.

Visit the Town Hall Project to see if your representatives will be holding local events or town hall meetings, and attend to express your opposition H.R.2997.

Send a message opposing H.R.2997, by using the Twitter advocacy tool at NBAA’s Contact Congress resource.



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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 Greg Kinsella, info@gwbaa.com.

Recent News

2017 Annual Safety Standdown

2017 GWBAA Safety Standdown was held June 1st at the NTSB Training Academy near Dulles.

This year’s agenda included Keynote Speaker Dann Runick from Flight Safety International who spoke on Advanced Airmanship Training.

Other speakers included Steve Brown, from NBAA, giving an update on the ATC Privatization battle going on in Congress and the top three priorities of the NBAA Safety Committee. They are:

  • Runway Incursions
  • Single Pilot Accidents
  • Loss of Control

Steve also provided an update on the recent FAA action regarding Santa Monica (KSMO).

The program also included:

  • President Greg Kinsella updating attendees on recent GWBAA events
  • Jim Cannon, Sundog Aviation Safety, providing an interesting history and update of IS-BAH
  • Jack Strange showcasing FAA’s new Compliance Philosophy
  • Steve Smith and Brandon Miller delivered information on recent changes in the Air Traffic Control System in and around DC.

The Safety Standdown was a success thanks to these great speakers and our sponsors (listed below)

Thank you to our sponsors



GWBAA Holiday Party

GWBAA held its annual holiday party and general meeting at Dulles Jet Center on Thursday, December 1.  Thank you to all who attended, and as announced at the event, GWBAA is pleased to welcome Caleb Stitely of Chantilly Air as a new board member.  The party wouldn't have been complete without donated gifts from our fantastic sponsors: JetLinx, NBAA, Ross Aviation, Chantilly Air, Loudoun County, Dassault, Welsch Aviation, Flight Safety, Gulfstream, and Aviation Adventures.  And don't forget to check out more photos on our Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/GWBAA, and to keep an eye out for information about our 2017 events.

GWBAA Golf Tournament

On September 8th, GWBAA held its 12th Annual golf tournament at the 1757 Golf Club. The weather was bright and sunny and over 65 golfers hit the course in support of GWBAA, the Aero Club Foundation of Washington and Corporate Angel Network. Yvette Rose from the Aero Club of Washington addressed the lunch crowd to describe the great work the Aero Club does for Washington DC youth introducing them to careers in aviation.

Registration for the 2017 Golf Tournament will open on October 1st. We will be returning to 1757 Golf Club again thanks to their great service and the condition of the course. The registration website address is www.planmygolfevent.com/2991-GWBAAGolf. If you have any questions, please contact Dan Walker at daniel.walker@flightsafety.com.

GWBAA would like to thank all the sponsors and volunteers who helped to make the day possible:






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