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FABA NEWS
Happy 70th Birthday FABA

Happy New Year!  The beginning of 2016 marks the start of FABA’s 70th year serving the needs of aviation in Florida.  We plan to celebrate this milestone anniversary in some exciting ways throughout the coming year.  Expect new inductees into the FABA Hall of Fame, retrospective articles in the 2016 issues of Florida Aviation Business, and special recognition at the FABA 70th Annual Conference and Trade Show in Sarasota, June 13 & 14.  If you would like to nominate a potential FABA Hall of Fame member or have FABA photos and stories you would like to see published, please contact Jenny Showalter at jenny@faba.aero

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Wipaire Services
Now Available in Leesburg
Seaplane or landplane, Husky or Twin Otter, Wipaire invites you to experience our world class service at our Leesburg service center on the Leesburg International Airport (KLEE). This location offers aircraft and float maintenance, avionics service, float installations and installations of many Wipaire modifications.
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Next Florida GA Caucus Meeting Planned for January 14, 2016

The 2016 Regular Legislative Session begins next week in Tallahassee.  FABA will attend along with representatives from AOPA, NBAA, Florida Airport’s Council, South Florida Business Aviation Association and the Tampa Bay Aviation Association.  In addition to some planned private meetings with legislators regarding FABA’s prosed aircraft sales tax repeal, we will participate with our partner associations in the second meeting of the Florida General Aviation Caucus.  The meeting will take place on January 14th from 11:30 AM-12:30 PM on the 22nd floor of the Senate Office Building.  If you have any questions about this GA Caucus meeting or would like to participate in future meetings, please contact Jenny Showalter at 321-383-9662.

2016 FABA Membership Renewal Notice

Last month, 2016 membership renewal invoices were emailed to all members with a January 1st renewal date.  Thank you to those members who have already paid via check or online through the FABA website.  Please contact Jenny Showalter with any membership questions at jenny@faba.aero.  We appreciate your membership!

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INDUSTRY NEWS  
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Congress Mandates ADS-B Loan Program
The head of a private sector ADS-B loan fund says he hopes the FAA moves quickly to get the system running in time to avoid a "train wreck" before the 2020 equipage deadline.
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Embry-Riddle Offers Free Online Course for New UAS Users
In September, the FAA projected that one million drones would be sold around the holidays. If the estimations are correct, there are a lot of unmanned aerospace systems (UASs) taking to the skies with inexperienced pilots.
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MEMBER NEWS  
NATA Celebrates 75 Years as the Voice of Aviation Business
Washington, DC, December 28, 2015 –Today, the National Air Transportation Association (NATA) celebrates its seventy-fifth year as the Voice of Aviation Business. NATA’s celebration of its rich history continues throughout 2016 with member spotlights and testimonials, contests, giveaways and more.
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Missy Roberto Joins Banyan Pilot Shop
Fort Lauderdale, FL - Missy Roberto recently joined Banyan Air Service as the manager of the Banyan Pilot Shop. In this position, she is responsible for the growth, leadership, organization and management of our retail store.
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Naples Airport’s Terrill earns American Association of Airport Executives certification
NAPLES, Fla. (Dec. 28, 2015) – Diane Terrill, director of communications for the City of Naples Airport Authority, has earned the designation of Certified Member from the American Association of Airport Executives.
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