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More Oklahoma Companies Find Advantages To Owning Small, Private Aircraft

Publication: KGOU
Publication Date: 2014-10-24
Publication Author: Adam Brooks & Brian Hardzinski

Oklahoma has long been a regional hub of aviation, with three U.S. Air Force bases, Boeing’s facility in the Oklahoma City metro, and the University of Oklahoma’s aviation program operating out of Max Westheimer Airport in Norman. There’s an image of corporate jet owners as evil, Gordon Gekko-type CEOs flying around the country on a whim. But many small and medium-sized businesses are finding it makes sense to invest in aircraft.

Up in the Air

Publication Date: 2014-10-24
Publication Author: Jessica Bruha

University of Oklahoma planes sat still, lined up one after the other at the OU Max Westheimer Airport, as a small plane buzzed high above them. The airplanes are a daily sight at the airport, but not one many get the opportunity to see.

NBAA’s 2014 Convention Wraps up as a Highly Successful Show

Publication: AVIATION PROS
Publication Date: 2014-10-23

The National Business Aviation Association’s (NBAA’s) 2014 Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA2014) concluded today in Orlando, FL, and the event organizers report that, by all indications, the show was a success for attendees and exhibitors alike.

3 Men Pulled from Surf to Safety by Sonoma County Helicopter Crew

Publication: SF GATE
Publication Date: 2014-10-22
Publication Author: Kale Williams

Three men were plucked from rough waters by a rescue helicopter after their fishing boat capsized off the Sonoma County coast on Wednesday afternoon, officials said.

Second-Day NBAA Session Dives Head First Into Politics

Publication: AIN ONLINE
Publication Date: 2014-10-22
Publication Author: Chad Trautvetter

At the second-day NBAA 2014 general session this morning in Orlando, Fla., the politically opposed and married media stars James Carville and Mary Matalin agreed the Republicans would likely take control of the Senate in the upcoming November 4 midterm elections. Carville pointed out that since World War II, the party with an incumbent president and a majority in the Senate had lost that majority in every mid-term election except one.

Warren Buffett, Herb Kohler, Other CEOs Support Business Aviation in New Ad Campaign

Publication Date: 2014-10-22
Publication Author: Daniel McCoy

A new advertising campaign from No Plane No Gain rolled out this week at the National Business Aviation Association convention in Orlando features 25 CEOs from a wide variety of companies voicing their support for the importance of business aviation.

LightHawk Flies to Help Save Endangered Porpoise

Publication Date: 2014-10-22

LightHawk, a non-profit conservation group, has begun flying monthly aerial surveys over the northern Gulf of California to save the critically endangered vaquita, a rare type of porpoise. Only about 97 of the vaquita still exist.

Delaware Governor at Business Aviation Conference

Publication Date: 2014-10-22

Delaware Gov. Jack Markell has been invited to speak at a national gathering focused on business aviation.

A Career Protecting GA

Publication Date: 2014-10-22

David Ulane responded to our call for readers who work in GA: “I saw your recent request for stories about people who make their living through GA employment and as Northwest Mountain Regional Manager for the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA), I’m one of them, with what I think is a unique and fantastic job.

Argus: 2014 To Be Best Year for Bizav Flying Since 2008

Publication: AIN ONLINE
Publication Date: 2014-10-21
Publication Author: Chad Trautvetter

Business aircraft activity in the U.S. has been climbing for the past 10 straight months and is set to continue this trend in the fourth quarter, according to aviation services company Argus.

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