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Come to Palm Beach, Florida, and Meet Industry Leaders

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une 11-13, 2012. Those are the days you want to be in Florida at the Four Seasons Resort, Palm Beach. Industry leaders will be at View Points 2012, the 66th FATA
Annual Conference.

The Four Seasons Resort is an elegant property overlooking the Atlantic Ocean in Palm Beach, FL. FATA has a special room rate of $169. Book your room now to guarantee this special low rate. (561) 582-2800. Special rate guaranteed until
May 18, 2012.

The event begins with a Charity Golf Tournament and Golf Ball Drop to benefit Starlight Children’s Foundation. Starlight Florida was founded in 1998 in Broward County. Over time, they have expanded their region of coverage and services to the entire state of Florida in response to the growing needs of the community. Today, Starlight Florida brightens the lives of more than 6,500 children each month in more than fifty hospitals throughout the state. They make dreams come true and brighten the lives of seriously ill children.

The venue for the Golf Tournament and Ball Drop is the spectacular private course at Breakers West. Breakers West features one of the premier golf experiences in the Southeast, The Breakers Rees Jones® Course. This award-winning eighteen-hole championship golf course was designed for every level of play under the guidance of Rees Jones, one of the industry’s most renowned architects. Golfers will have the opportunity to win luxury vehicles if they make a hole-in-one at one the three prize holes. Details for the event can be found at www.fata.aero

Banyan Air is sponsoring the Golf Ball Drop to raise money for Starlight. Tickets are on sale for $20 each by contacting FATA. Adam Miller, HangarChat, will pilot the helicopter that will make the drop just before the tournament begins on June 11. The winner does not have to be present to win. 500 raffle tickets will be sold. The grand prize is $3,000 if all tickets are sold. Buy tickets and support a great charity!

The Annual Conference, View Points 2012 begins with industry leaders Ed Bolen, NBAA and Craig Fuller, AOPA providing Views from DC. Their insights to our industry are the perfect way to begin the Conference. Another first time participant is Simon Caldecutt, President and CEO Piper Aircraft, Inc. He will be joined by Dustin Cordier, Cessna Aircraft, Mike Brown and Steve Cass, Gulfstream and a representative from Embraer for View Points from the aircraft manufacturing industry.

Aeronautical Service Providers/Airport Relations will delve into the complex relationship of airport sponsors, airport management, and aeronautical service providers, as it directly pertains to lease term, investment, and what does, can, and should happen at the end of the lease term. Jeff Kohlman, Principal of Aviation Management Consulting Group, will moderate the session with a distinguished and experienced panel on these very issues.

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Presented by Adam Miller, HangarChat.com; Patrick Sniffen, Signature Flight Support; Brad Elliott, Showalter Flying Service

Aviation companies prefer to do business with those they know. Successful social media strategies create strong relationships with your followers and this strengthens your brand and helps customers gain trust in your company. You will see real-world uses from your peers and hear success stories to help get your company airborne in the
social environment.

Beyond the Runway—Why General Aviation Means Business: FATA’s aviation advocacy program will be on Wednesday, June 13, 2012 from 8:00 am–10:30 am. The presentation is designed to inform you about the positive and significant ways general aviation affects your life (personal, family and business) on a daily basis. Local general aviation and agency leaders will be there to tell you how their businesses and agencies serve the community. In addition, our members will be on hand to answer any aviation questions you might have. It will be informative and entertaining. Jeff Kohlman will moderate the session.

Our sponsors make our Annual event possible. Our thanks to the following for their commitment to aviation in Florida and the Charity Golf Tournament: Banyan Air-Charity Golf Ball Drop; GalaxyAviation-Hole-in-One Contest; Phillips66-Awards Luncheon; Sheltair, Longest Drive; Cessna Aircraft-Closest to the Pin. And Tampa International Airport, 3 golf holes.

Sponsors for the Annual Conference: Platinum Level: Landmar

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