NBAA 2019 Preview

NBAA 2019 Preview

Business aviation’s biggest event of the year is just around the corner. The 2019 NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE) returns to Las Vegas October 22-24. Last year, the event attracted around 1,000 exhibitors and attendees representing all 50 states and 90 countries.  In addition to dozens of education sessions, the convention will feature Read More

Words from the FAA Deputy

Words from the FAA Deputy

I write this column as I return from the 2019 Citation Jet Pilots (CJP) Convention in Colorado Springs. Each year, the multi-day event offers a full schedule of seminars, exhibitors and speakers surrounding Citation ownership. This marked my second time attending the convention, and I again leave feeling inspired after three full days with such a Read More

Five on the Fly: Samantha Lohse

WHO: Samantha Lohse POSITION: Senior Program Manager HOMEBASE: White Plains, NY 1. Can you summarize the history and mission of Corporate Angel Network (CAN)? Corporate Angel Network arranges free travel on business aircraft for cancer patients traveling to and from treatment. Established in 1981, Corporate Angel Network has arranged more than 60,000 flights and continues to Read More

A Career Shaped by Turboprops

In light of the pre-owned turboprop series kicking off this issue, I asked my father Randy Groom to recount some of his personal experiences and observations after selling turboprops (in addition to pistons and jets) for 30-plus years. Below he paints a picture of the product changes and industry trends seen in the turboprop market Read More

Five on the Fly: Matt Stringfellow

Five on the Fly: Matt Stringfellow

WHO: Matt Stringfellow POSITION: Managing Partner HOMEBASE: Chicago Executive Airport (Old Palwaukee, KPWK) RATINGS: ATP, CFI, CFII, MEI 1. Can you describe your introduction to general aviation?   I took my first flight when I was 13; it was a tour of Boulder, CO, where I grew up. From there, I was hooked and used the money Read More