The Greater Washington Business Aviation Association, also known as GWBAA, is a professional association that advances the safety and education of pilots, maintenance technicians, management, schedulers and dispatchers and ground support.
Founded in 2006 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. 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 Greg Kinsella, firstname.lastname@example.org.
GWBAA Networking Lunch - September 30
Please join us for a free informal networking lunch at Dulles Jet Center (23800 Wind Sock Drive, Dulles, VA 20166) on Wednesday, September 30, 11:30am-1pm. Meet colleagues from the area and win a few prizes! (Many thanks to our sponsors for the event - Welsch Aviation and Jet Linx.)
Help Advocate for Business Aviation
A new FAA funding bill is expected to be under consideration by Congress soon, and its is important that the voice of business aviation - and not just airlines and other interests - be heard on Capitol Hill. NBAA makes available tools for contacting members about pending issues (see http://capwiz.com/nbaa/home/) and also information about the importance of airports and business aviation that can be used "in the field" (see https://www.nbaa.org/business-aviation/fact-book/ and
GWBAA Golf Tournament
On September 10, GWBAA hosted its eleventh annual golf tournament at the 1757 Golf Club. Sponsors and golfers came out to support GWBAA, the Aero Club Foundation of Washington, and the Corporate Angel Network. GWBAA raised $2,500 for the Aero Club and $3,000 for Corporate Angel Network. Rain came in quickly at the end. Some golfers headed in to avoid getting soaked while others were committed to finishing the course. We thank all the volunteers, sponsors, and golfers who made the day possible, and we look forward to next year. Some photos can be found on our Facebook page. If you have any suggestions, recommendations, or ideas to make next year’s tournament even better, please contact Dan Walker at email@example.com.
The Ninth Annual GWBAA Safety Standdown - keynoted by NTSB Chair Chris Hart - was held at the NTSB Training Center in Virginia on April 30th and was a great success. The well-attended event was bolstered by dynamic and knowledgeable speakers.
GWBAA would like to thank our presenters as well as our generous sponsors for this event. Their support is appreciated greatly.
Bowling, Brats and "Beverages"
GWBAA thanks all those members who attended our 2nd Annual Bowling, Brats and "Beverages" event on March 3! Visit us on Facebook and Twitter to be up-to-date on all our member events.