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June 10, 2013  –  Volume 12 Issue 20 

nullNATA’s Hendricks To Address Florida Aviation Trades Association Annual Conference Attendees Tomorrow

Tomorrow, aviation enthusiasts will gather at the Florida Aviation Trades Association (FATA) Annual “ViewPoints” Conference in Naples. NATA President and CEO Thomas L. Hendricks will kick off the conference with a keynote address focusing on NATA’s relationships with legislators and government leaders on key general aviation issues at the national and state levels. Click here for more information about FATA’s annual conference.


null2013 Air Charter Summit Schedule Available Online

The full session schedule for the Air Charter Summit is now available online. The Air Charter Summit will take place June 17 – 19 at the Washington Dulles Airport Marriott in Dulles, Virginia. To view the schedule, visit



nullNATA Partners with NBAA on FileSmart

When and how you file your flight plan can have an effect on your flight. This fact is the focus of a program, created by NBAA in a partnership with NATA, AOPA and FAA, called FileSmart. Check out the FileSmart website and see how filing early, filing accurately and checking the NAS can help improve your flight!


nullWeekly Regulatory Update

NATA compiles relevant updates from the FAA, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Homeland Security each day from the Federal Register. You may view the latest notices, rules and proposed rules in a single source by clicking here.



nullWashington Governor Highlights Importance Of General Aviation To State

Recently, Washington Governor Jay Inslee declared June 2013 as “General Aviation Appreciation Month” across the state. The Governor’s proclamation highlights general aviation’s contributions to the state’s transportation system and economy. “General aviation plays a vital role in our state’s response to emergencies and natural disasters, and many communities depend on it for the continued flow of commerce and tourists,” the proclamation states.

nullNATA Safety 1st Ground Auditor Workshop – June 25-26, 2013

Join us in Philadelphia, PA to learn more about the Safety 1st Ground Audit Standard and become an accredited auditor. The Safety 1st Ground Audit Standard provides a single operational standard for use in FBOs and other ground handling facilities. Check out the NATA Safety 1st Ground Audit Standard webpage for more information.


nullCommercial Operators Tax Seminar Goes “Back To Basics”

NATA and Conklin & de Decker will host the Commercial Operators Tax Seminar on August 6 – 7 in Chicago, Illinois. Expert instructors deliver the information and tools necessary to enable aircraft operators to determine where taxes and fees apply and how best to manage tax compliance and the impact on company cash flow. To view the preliminary agenda or to register, click here.



nullNATF Announces First Richard L. Taylor Flight Training Scholarship Recipient

The National Air Transportation Foundation (NATF) is proud to announce that Sergio Vergara is the first winner of the Richard L. Taylor Flight Training Scholarship. This scholarship is named after Richard L. Taylor, Professor Emeritus, who for 22 years was the director of flight operations and education at The Ohio State University. His distinctive leadership fostered extensive opportunities for aviation students to further their careers as professional pilots. Click here to read the full press release.


nullNATA Members Fights Breast Cancer

Black Canyon Jet Center (BCJC) at Montrose Regional Airport has decided to add a little pink to its ramp and some cash to Bosom Buddies of Southwestern Colorado. Half of the revenue from their new pink JetGo ground power unit (GPU) will be donated to the breast cancer awareness group and all monies raised will stay in Western Colorado. Click here to read the full press release.




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