Welcome to the GWBAA
The Greater Washington 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 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.
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user fees for general aviation.
Join Us at GWBAA
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 Safety Standdown
The Greater Washington Business Aviation Association will host its 10th annual Safety Standdown at the NTSB Training Facility in Ashburn, Virginia on May 5, starting at 7:30am. A networking reception will be held the evening before on May 4 (5:30pm-7:30pm) at the DoubleTree Dulles Airport. This year's Keynote Speaker will be Bob Agostino, who is credited with being the father of the concept of the safety standdown, and who will discuss: "What is normal for today's professional flight department".
The day will also include presentations by Bombardier on loss of control and jet upset; Honeywell on future aircraft requirements for navigation, communication and surveillance; NBAA with an industry and safety update; and Potomac TRACON with an ATC briefing.
Sponsorship opportunities for the standdown are still available. For more information and to register or sponsor, please click here. (Need a place to stay? Make a reservation by April 12 and ask for the GWBAA rate at the DoubleTree - (703) 230-0077.)
FAA Reauthorization Update
NBAA has issued a call to action, urging members to express their support for the Senate version of the FAA reauthorization bill, S.2658, which includes many of the reforms that general aviation has been promoting, but does not propose to privatize the air traffic system and fund it with user fees, which NBAA and other GA groups have opposed. To contact your member of Congress about this issue, please visit https://www.nbaa.org/advocacy/contact/?ISSUE=nbaa0094.