Florida Aviation Business Association
Serving the General Aviation and Business Aviation Community Since 1946

Palm Springs, CA – The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) has named Nicholas F. Carlucci, Jr., the 2012 winner of the prestigious Laurence P. Sharples Perpetual Award – one of AOPA’s two highest honors.

Vero Beach, Fla., Oct. 11, 2012 - Looking for fast cars and even faster airplanes backed by splendid design, breakthrough engineering and legendary heritage? Then the place to be is Palm Springs, Calif., Oct. 10-14 for the Ferrari Club of America's annual meeting.


Showalter Flying Service invites you to enjoy a cold one at their facility and enjoy the static display while at NBAA. FATA members and NBAA attendees are welcome  We'll supply the beer, you supply the stories to share. Tuesday, October 30, 2012, Showalter Flying Service, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.! Send an e-mail to Brad@showalter.com if you plan to attend. We want to make sure we have plenty of cold ones to accommodate the crowd.


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“We see ourselves as problem solvers. We are litigators and mediators. We are engineers and regulators. We know government. We know business. And, we pride ourselves on crafting solutions that work. For everyone. Doing so saves time and money. At Lewis, Longman & Walker, P.A., we don't believe that winning solutions for our clients means that someone else has to lose. We see things differently.”

Sealed responses for payphones and payphone services will be received from firms by the Authority at Tampa International Airport Offices located at 4100 George J. Bean Parkway, Suite 3311, Main Terminal, 3rd Floor, Blue Side, TampaFlorida 33607.

It’s a bright and sunny day in Sugar Land, TX, near Houston, TX and George Davis is departing Sugar Land Airport (KSGR) on his check ride to finish his private pilot’s license. George is the beneficiary of a new program offered by Signature Flight Support that sponsors its managers to assist with earning their wings.

VERO BEACH, FLA. Oct. 9, 2012 Piper Aircraft and the Piper Cub's year-long 75th anniversary celebration will culminate with a gala customer fly-in here Nov. 9-11. The fun-filled invitation-only weekend features a welcome reception, vendor exhibits, aircraft static display, customer awards, facility tours, a history lesson from Piper's official historian, a Piper meet-up and send-off pancake breakfast.

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (September 24, 2012) – Sheltair, Florida’s largest, privately-owned group of fixed base operations (FBOs), is welcoming aviation visitors at their Daytona Beach facility for the Annual Wings and Waves Air Show hosted on Daytona Beach from October 13-14, 2012.

Wings Financial Credit Union, dedicated to serving the employees of the Aviation industry for over 75 years, has set aside Oct, 19, 2012 to celebrate the employees working in the Air transportation industry in MCO.

Solicitation documents and detailed requirements will be available on the Tampa International Airport website

Luggage Cart Services Sealed responses for luggage cart services will be received from firms by the Authority at Tampa International Airport Offices located at 4100 George J. Bean Parkway, Suite 3311, Main Terminal, 3rd Floor, Blue Side, Tampa, Florida 33607.

The Gainesville-Alachua County Regional Airport Authority (GACRAA) is soliciting sealed bids for the Access Road – Phase 2 Project. The work shall include the construction of a turn lane off SR 24 (Waldo Road) and a two-lane, boulevard style roadway with wide median, signing and striping, drainage basins, lighting, landscaping, and irrigation beginning from the termination of Phase 1 of the road off SR 24 (Waldo Road) to the existing loop road at the Gainesville Regional Airport passenger terminal.


The Gainesville-Alachua County Regional Airport Authority is seeking qualified consultants to provide professional engineering, architectural, planning, permitting and related services for projects at the Gainesville Regional Airport.


ORLANDO – How do you host a large, multi-multi-million dollar display of the latest business aircraft, along with thousands of visitors and scores of additional flights, while running your normal fixed base operations like nothing is out of the ordinary?

Vero Beach, Fla., Sept. 25, 2012—Piper Aircraft Inc. recently rolled out the landmark 500th pressurized single-engine turboprop M-Class Meridian to SouthEast Piper for delivery to the aircraft's new Florida-based owner.

FORT MYERS, Fla. (Sept. 25, 2012) – Robert M. Ball, A.A.E., executive director for the Lee County Port Authority, was elected to the board of directors of Airports Council International-North America (ACI-NA) for a 3-year term during its Annual General Membership Business Meeting on Sept. 12, 2012, in Calgary, Alberta.


By taking the membership survey, you are entered to win a comp registration to the 2013 FABA Annual Conference – June 10 – 12, 2012, Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples, FL


Acting FAA Administrator Michael Huerta last week announced the launch of the Florida Metroplex, a NextGen program intended to increase aviation safety and efficiency while reducing aircraft emissions for airports in the Miami, Orlando and Tampa metropolitan areas.

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