Welcome to GWBAA

The Greater Washington DC 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, 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 DC area. 

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Join Us at GWBAA

Our mission is to represent and support the business aviation community in the Greater Washington DC area. We accomplish this through educating our members on issues regarding regulations, safety and technology, by providing an exchange of information through safety seminars, monthly newsletters, and social gatherings.

As always, GWBAA welcomes new ideas and new board members.  In particular individuals interested in serving on the board and/or helping to organize the annual Safety Standdown.  

For information, please contact:

Cheryl Goldsby
GWBAA Executive Director 

Recent News

Two Industry Veterans Join Expanded NBAA Regional Rep Program; New Mid-Atlantic Region Added 

Paige Kroner (pkroner@nbaa.org) and Brittany Davies (bdavies@nbaa.org) have been named Mid-Atlantic and Northeast regional representatives, respectively.  Read more  https://www.nbaa.org/news/pr/2018/20180108-002.php

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 13, 2018, 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 2017 sponsors

Annual Safety Standdown

GWBAA is pleased to announce the 2018 GWBAA Safety Standdown will be held May 17th, at the NTSB Training Academy near Dulles.  Please check events page for new details.

The 2017 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 2017 sponsors

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