As you prepare to go to this year's NBAA convention in Las Vegas, don't forget to download its wonderful app
on your smartphone. Check out my review on it here
.Buisiness and Commercial Aviation
writer David Ensler writes about Terrorism's Impact on Business Aviation
. "Could anyone alive — especially those of us in aviation — ever forget the morning of Sept. 11, 2001? That day, when al-Qaida highjackers converted jetliners into cruise missiles and killed more than 3,000 people, altered aviation forever."CBC News
exposes the private aviation habits of Canadian Defense Minister Peter MacKay. "Defence Minister Peter MacKay has spent hundreds of hours and millions of dollars on Challenger jets since 2009, according to flight logs, with one trip costing more than $200,000," it writes.
Pipistrel-USA.com has won NASA's $1.35 million prize for developing an electric-powered plane, reports CNN
. The State College, Pa.-based company beat out 13 other contenders
blog posts about how Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh has invested $7 million in private jet service provider JetSuite, which flies a fleet of Embraer Phenom 100s. And the New York Times
reports on how bulldog owners are looking to private aviation to fly their pets after most commercial airlines banned them.
blog explains how to choose an FBO. Corporate Jet Insider
writes about why public figures like Casey Anthony choose private aviation to travel.
On the lighter side, if you have some spare time at NBAA, you may want to take a side trip to Sky Combat Ace
, where you can do aerobatics flights, reports AOPA Pilot
Finally, Aero News Network
offers video of NBAA President Ed Bolen's remarks from NBAA 2010 in Atlanta. Enjoy!