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August 19, 2013  –  Volume 12 Issue 23 

nullNapa Jet Center to Host NATA’s Hendricks At Town Hall Meeting August 28

Join us at Napa Jet Center in Napa, CA on Wednesday, August 28th to hear NATA’s President and CEO Tom Hendricks discuss critical legislative and regulatory issues facing America’s aviation businesses and airports. Doors to the Town Hall open at 5:00 p.m. PDT and refreshments will be served. To RSVP, contact Rebecca Mulholland at (800) 808-6282 or via email to no later than August 21, 2013.  


nullAirline Services Council To Meet In September

The NATA Airline Services Council will meet September 17-18 at the DoubleTree Hotel in Arlington, VA. Issues to be addressed include third party screening, airport badging, civil penalties, international garbage standards, and more. Meet with representatives from TSA, FAA, CBP, and other industry and government leaders. Contact Diane Gleason at or (703) 575-2050 with your travel dates and to RSVP for the meeting and dinner.  


nullArkansas Governor Declares August “General Aviation Appreciation Month”

Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe recently declared August as “General Aviation Appreciation Month” across the state. In the proclamation, Governor Beebe highlights the importance aviation and aircraft manufacturing play to the lives of Arkansas’ citizens and business and farm operations. Throughout the Land of Opportunity, there are 90 public-use airports that house over 3,000 general aviation aircraft and are occupied by 8,161 registered pilots and 5,400 employees. There are nearly 80 fixed base operations, 5 flight schools, 18 charter-flight companies and 43 repair stations that contribute to the nearly $1 billion in total economic impact that aviation contributes to the state’s economy.  


nullWeekly Regulatory Update

NATA compiles relevant updates from the FAA, the 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



nullFall LSST Seminar – Housing Deadline August 30 

NATA Safety 1st is launching an updated version of its popular Line Service Supervisor Training (LSST) seminar this fall. The Line Service Supervisor Training now includes hands-on fire extinguisher training, sending your supervisors home with the knowledge to teach your other employees. To view the LSST promotional video or to register for the LSST, please visit NATA’s Events Page 


nullNATA Fall Committee Meetings - Housing Deadline August 30 

NATA will host its Fall Committee Meetings September 23-24 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Hotel information, a schedule of events and links to register are available at


nullNEW Aviation Management Workshop - Housing Deadline August 30 

NATA Safety 1st is launching a new Aviation Management Workshop this fall. This new workshop is designed to provide a practical foundation for improving your performance as a leader and manager and help you be more effective. The Aviation Management Workshop takes place September 25-26 in Indianapolis, Indiana in conjunction with the Fall Committee Meetings. To learn more or register for this workshop, please visit NATA’s Events Page.



nullJeff Baum - Wisconsin Aviation Hall of Fame

Jeff Baum, founder of Wisconsin Aviation, the state’s largest FBO, will be inducted into the Wisconsin Aviation Hall of Fame in October. Baum is one of Wisconsin’s most successful aviation entrepreneurs and business operators — and has been for the past 32 years, according to Hall of Fame officials. Well done, Jeff! Click here to read the entire article.   


nullRectrix – More Than Bird Feathers

Webster’s defines the word “rectrix” as the large stiff tail feathers of a bird that are used to control the direction of flight. In aviation, Rectrix Commercial Aviation Services, a Bedford, Mass.-headquartered firm that consistently ranks among...Read more here


nullNATA Membership Privileges

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nullACSF News

The Air Charter Safety Foundation congratulates ACSF Chairman Jeff Baum on his induction into the Wisconsin Aviation Hall of Fame. Visit for more ACSF News.  



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