Special Events

ANNOUNCING the 6th ANNUAL PNBAA SAFETY DAY

February, 2014

PNBAA is pleased to announce our 6th annual Safety Day, scheduled for April 3, 2014 at Seattle's Museum of Flight.  We recommend that you register early to secure your seat as this event fills up quickly every year.  Please use the link below for more information and to register today!

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PNBAA Annual Holiday Meeting Dec 4th

November, 2013

Please RSVP for PNBAA's Annual Meeting of Members & Holiday Social December 4, 2013 | 4-6 pm at Seattle's Museum of Flight BFI  PNBAA will host our annual meeting of members and holiday social NEXT WEDNESDAY, December 4th from 4-6 pm in the View Lounge at Seattle's Museum of Flight on Boeing Field. Please join your fellow PNBAA members and friends for this great opportunity to network and socialize, learn about what your PNBAA has accomplished this year, and what we hope to accomplish going ...

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RAISBECK AVIATION HIGH SCHOOL Lands at Their New Home

October, 2013

by Kory Watson, PNBAA Intern and RAHS Student On Thursday, October 17th, a Boeing 737-900ER filled with students, teachers, and prominent figures in the aviation industry landed at Boeing Field while hundreds of people watched. This was no ordinary Alaska Airlines 737: the company had agreed to paint the 737 specially for Raisbeck Aviation High School, a special school for students in the Seattle area looking for a career in aviation. On the side of the plane was painted “Supporting Education, Making Dreams Soar.” Near the front entrance ...

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PNBAA/NBAA Legislative & Regulatory Town Hall September 23

September, 2013

PNBAA is partnering with NBAA to host an informational Town Hall meeting to discuss the current legislative and regulatory environment affecting our members nationwide and in the state of Washington.   Lisa Piccione, NBAA’s Senior VP of Government Affairs will be on hand to bring us up to speed on the legislative issues our industry currently faces.  Mike Nichols, NBAA’s Vice President, Operational Excellence & Professional Development will partner with PNBAA’s Alan Burnett to discuss the current regulatory and tax issues ...

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NEXT EVENT: PNBAA Golf 2013

August, 2013

We are less than one month away from the PNBAA 5th Annual Charity Golf Event - September 18, 2013 at the Golf Club at Newcastle. PNBAA is pleased to announce that golfer registration is currently SOLD OUT for this event, but we are offering a standby list for golfers on the REGISTRATION page. We are also very close to being sold out for sponsorships as well! For additional information about this event, please visit our golf web page by clicking

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PNBAA 2013 SUMMER “FRIENDS & FAMILY” BBQ – REVISED DATE!

June, 2013

REVISED DATE:  PNBAA will now host our annual friends and family BBQ on Friday August 2, 2013 from noon to 2:30 pm at Clay Lacy BFI.  Please mark your calendars!

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PNBAA Annual Holiday Event: December 6, 2012

November, 2012

The Pacific Northwest Business Aviation Association invites our members and friends to attend our annual holiday meeting & social.  This year, we are hosting this event at the Museum of Flight at Boeing Field on Thursday, December 6 from 3:30 p.m to 6 p.m.  We will kick off the event with our annual meeting of members, followed by a presentation of checks to Seattle's Aviation High School and Civil Air Patrol with the proceeds from PNBAA's Annual Charity Golf Event, ...

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Next PNBAA Event: Aug 2 Friends & Family BBQ

July, 2012

Please join members & friends of PNBAA for our annual summer BBQ in conjunction with the Blue Angels practice for SeaFair. This year's event will take place on Thursday, Aug. 2 from 11am until 2pm. This is an open event, so bring your friends & family and enjoy some great food, social interaction, and an awesome show! We have some fun surprise activities planned this year...so come on out to Galvin Flying Services at Boeing Field and ...

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UPCOMING PNBAA GENERAL MEETING IN HILLSBORO, OR: June 20, 2012 at Global Aviation HIO

May, 2012

  The Pacific Northwest Business Aviation Association will host our next general meeting on Wednesday, June 20th from 11am until 1pm at Global Aviation HIO . This will be PNBAA's first time hosting an event in Oregon and we invite all PNBAA members and friends in Oregon, Washington, and beyond to join us.  Lunch is free to all attendees.  Speakers and topics for this event include: A representative from the Portland Tracon, will discuss some general airspace concerns for the Portland area as ...

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PNBAA 2012 Safety Event

February, 2012

The Pacific Northwest Business Aviation Association (PNBAA) will be presenting our fourth annual Safety Day on April 4th, 2012 at the Museum of Flight, Boeing Field, Seattle, WA. The topics of discussion will be airmanship, professionalism and human factors as they relate to aviation personnel, organizations and operations. Click here to learn more and register.

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Business Meeting & State Tax Issues Update PLUS a Holiday Networking Social

December, 2011

The next PNBAA membership event will be held on Tuesday, December 13th from 3-6pm.  This event will be held at the old terminal building at King County International Airport (BFI) and will feature a variety of informational and social networking opportunities.   We encourage our members to join us for as much of this event as they are able. This event is FREE to all attendees - please RSVP today so we can get an accurate food/beverage count.  Thank ...

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Staffing: HR Challenges Within the Corporate Flight Department

September, 2011

We are excited to invite our members and their Human Resource and Recruiting partners to the PNBAA Fall general meeting and luncheon to be held on November 10th at the Museum of Flight from 11:00 to 1:00.  You will not want to miss Sheryl Barden of Aviation Personnel International and Craig Foster of Jet Professionals discuss critical staffing issues that often strain the relationship between the HR department and the flight department.  Is your flight department or company aware of the current pitfalls for ...

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PNBAA Maintenance Committee Luncheon Summary for 7/28/11

September, 2011

On Thursday July 28, 2011, PNBAA held another very successful Maintenance Luncheon. We had just over 50 attendees. The host of the event was Columbia Pacific, or Geoduck Aviation. We want to personally thank Mr. Steve Jones for offering their hangar for this event and hosting this event. Their hospitality was awesome, and they have the newest and one of the nicest hangars at Boeing Field Airport. Duncan Aviation sponsored the event. Many thank for Duncan's generosity to PNBAA, as ...

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Annual Airport BBQ

July, 2011

On Thursday, August 4th, from 11:30am to 2:00pm the Pacific Northwest Business Aviation Association will host its Annual Airport Bar-B-Q, complete with hot dogs, hamburgers, and refreshments!! About the Bar-B-Q While PNBAA provides quarterly general meetings or events to its membership, such as our annual Safety Symposium and, in September, our annual charity golf tournament, the PNBAA Airport Bar-B-Q is open to all- PNBAA members and non-members alike- and, it is free of charge! The Bar-B-Q is PNBAA’s way of saying ...

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Golf Tournament 2011

June, 2011

The PNBAA will be hosting their third annual golf tournament on September 21, 2011 at The Golf Club at Redmond Ridge. As you know, the PNBAA’s mission is to: Provide a unified voice on issues of interest to the regional and local business aviation communities Promote the economic value of business aviation regionally and nationally Act as a bridge between the community and regional / local regulatory and enforcement agencies Promote networking and interaction amongst its members Through support of our sponsors, ...

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Required Navigational Performance – RNP for Business Aviation

May, 2011

Join PNBAA Thursday, June 2nd at Seattle's Museum of Flight for a luncheon forum on RNP- Required Navigational Performance- for Business Aviation. NBAA’s Director of Air Traffic Services & Infrastructure, Robert “Bob” Lamond, will present on the topic of RNP, Special Aircrew Authorization, the current state of RNP in 121 operations, and what business aviation can expect- or shouldn’t- from RNP in the coming years, along Loamond will be joined by local FAA Air Traffic Office (ATO) officials who will ...

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Safety Day 2011

March, 2011

On March 3rd, 2011, the Pacific Northwest Business Aircraft Association presented its 3rd Annual Safety Day, at Seattle’s Museum of Flight. The event brought more than 110 attendees, and hosted five presenters- Former NTSB Board Member John Goglia, Astronaut Greg Johnson (USN, Ret.), Jonna Doolittle, granddaughter of General James H. “Jimmy” Doolittle, Professor Glenn Harmon (USAF, Ret.) and Dr. Jerry Cockrell, CRM Expert- who spoke on topics ranging from Professionalism to Crew Resource Management, Fatigue Countermeasures. The day began with ...

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Challenges in emergency response: Taking care of your people and addressing the media

December, 2010

On Tuesday, November 9, the PNBAA hosted a luncheon meeting entitled CHALLENGES IN EMERGENCY RESPONSE: TAKING CARE OF YOUR PEOPLE AND ADDRESSING THE MEDIA at Seattle's Museum of Flight. The event featured Pete Agur, President and Founder of The VanAllen Group, Inc. and Cary Pfeffer, former News Reporter, Anchor, and Founder of ClearComm Consulting. Pete shared real-world scenarios about: The accident victims' view Management of the passenger manifest Next of kin notification High impact "to dos" Cary provided ...

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Maintenance Committee

July, 2010

The PNBAA Maintenance Committee provides aviation maintenance professionals in the Pacific Northwest Region an avenue to network with one another, expand their knowledge with training, and grow together to be a more cohesive group. This group typically meets as a group once a quarter in the Pacific Northwest region. This group is typically made up of directors of maintenance, aircraft technicians, aircraft inspectors, service providers, industry related vendors and also pilots. So far, we have ...

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PNBAA 2010 Safety Day Supports Professionals and Students

March, 2010

If the 2009 Pacific Northwest Business Aviation Association’s “Safety Day” was a resounding success, participants agreed that this year’s event “blew it away.” “I was in awe,” said Jim Bennett, president of PNBAA. Themed “The Human Side of Aviation,” the all-day regional safety event was held March 4 in Seattle’s Museum of Flight. Some 150 aviation department managers, pilots, safety officers, risk managers, directors of maintenance, schedulers and dispatchers attended, welcoming the chance to hear directly from aviation safety experts. Breakfast, ...

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