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

Gary was a supporter of FATA and has regularly attended the Annual Conference.

Gary DSteele, 69, of Punta Gorda passed away Saturday, August 25, 2012. He was born September 13, 1942 in Swissvale, PA to William and Margaret (Warsing) SteeleGary served in the US Air Force during the Vietnam Era. He worked as the FBO Manager for Charlotte County Airport Authority.

Thank you for being a valued Florida Aviation Trades Association (FABA) member and giving the association the privilege of serving you.

National Air Transportation Association (NATA) Treasurer Marian Epps testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Small Business today on the detrimental impact of user fees. At the hearing titled “User Fees in the Aviation Industry: Turbulence Ahead,” Epps discussed the effects of the slower economy on small businesses supporting the aviation community and the impact the proposed user fee would have on these businesses in a time of recovery.

Piper Aircraft Inc., in conjunction with its worldwide dealer network, plans to conduct a heavy round of marketing activities and aircraft exhibitions for the remainder of the year.

We all have to pay taxes. It’s an inescapable fact of life. But how are our taxes used, and by whom? Taxes pay government salaries, fund projects, create infrastructure, and buy equipment. Taxes also pay for where government employees work, and for how they get around.

People often say they can tell how successful they are going to be in their day based on how it begins. The better it starts, the better it will end. Of course, the real question is how do you make your day start well?


For the 34th year, the FAA has reached out to aircraft owners and Part 135 operators to take the pulse of general aviation.


Thank you for being a valued Florida Aviation Trades Association (FABA) member and giving the association the privilege of serving you. 

As was presented at the FABA Annual Conference and Trade Show in Palm Beach, the association is undertaking a strategic planning initiative to help FATA improve and increase its value to its existing and prospective members

STUART — The Stuart Air Show is proud to announce that Sikorsky Aircraft will, for the second consecutive year, be the presenting sponsor of the 2012 Stuart Air Show. The event will be held on Nov. 10 and 11.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

9:00 am - 11:00 am

Landmark Aviation at Kendall-Tamiami Airport (KTMB)

Seeking Quality Inspector—Full Time—Miami, FL

CMA is recruiting for a Quality Inspector with experience in the aviation industry. 

Captain Barrington Irving has challenged 30 students from Experience Aviation to build the world's fastest kit car (Factory Five GTM). Working with one of the most challenging car kits on the market, they are assembling a car that their mentor, Captain Irving, will drive at speeds over 200 mph in a race with a fighter jet.

Chapter 1240 Set to Break Ground for New Aviation Development Center

Youths will be able to learn all about flight at Chapter 1240's new Aviation Development Center in Sebring, Florida.

Until the other day, I thought a troll was one of those horrid little creatures living under bridges just waiting for the chance to reach up and scare the dickens out of some little kid. But low and behold, as a reader told me, a troll in the Internet age is someone who grabs hold of a blog or website conversation and steers it to suit their motivation, sometimes a specific end result in mind, other times just to make sure either side in the story gets too cozy lest the troll’s influence diminishes.

FORT MYERS, Fla. (Aug. 22, 2012) – Wayne Catlett, terminal operations manager for the Lee County Port Authority (LCPA), was honored with the 2012 Distinguished Aviation Service Award by the Florida Department of Transportation during the Florida Airports Council Annual Conference in Naples, Fla.

Atlanta, GA – August 20, 2012 - The Paradies Shops and Florida-based Comfort Zone Spa have joined forces to deliver added comfort and conveniences to passengers traveling to and through Palm Beach International Airport.

Twelve aviation associations have written a joint letter to Secretary Janet Napolitano urging the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to meet its commitment and complete the rulemaking on repair station security by the fourth quarter.

The St. Lucie County Board of County Commissioners seeks a highly qualified and innovative individual to fill the Airport Manager position at St. Lucie County International Airport. The St. Lucie County International Airport is a general aviation facility on 3,800 acres with three runways, FAA control tower, US Customs facility, 145,000 annual operations, $1.6 million in annual fuel sales and contains a Foreign Trade Zone.

Sealed Qualification packages from qualified firms or individuals to perform PROFESSIONAL SERVICES FOR AIRPORT AERONAUTICAL OBSTRUCTION SURVEY AND LINE-OF-SITE (LOS) STUDY as listed in Request for Qualifications # 12-043. Qualifications packages will be received at the Purchasing Division, St. Lucie County Board of County Commissioners, 2300 Virginia Avenue, Ft. Pierce, Florida 34982, until 4:00 p.m. Local Time, on Wednesday, September 19, 2012, at which time this RFQ will be publicly declared closed.

Sealed Qualification packages from qualified firms or individuals to perform STRATEGIC BUSINESS AND MARKETING PLAN UPDATE FOR THE ST. LUCIE COUNTY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT as listed in Request for Qualifications # 12-047.

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