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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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 
Bob Blouin, info@gwbaa.com.

Recent News

NBAA COO to Speak at Committee for Dulles Event

NBAA Chief Operating Officer Steve Brown will be the featured speaker at a Committee for Dulles luncheon on January 18, speaking on Business Aviation: A Global Economic Engine.  For more information, please visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/business-aviation-a-global-economic-engine-tickets-41758824769.

13th Annual Golf Classic

Thank you to everyone that contributed, sponsored, and participated in our 13th Annual Golf Classic. GWBAA is pleased to announce the 2018 GWBAA Golf Classic registration website is now open. We will be returning to the 1757 Golf Club on September 13th for another great day on the links in support of GWBAA, Aero Club of Washington Foundation, and Corporate Angel Network. Sponsorship and golfer registration is now available and you can sign up today to secure your spot. Click here for more details

Thank you to our sponsors

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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