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

The 10th annual U.S. Sport Aviation Expo will take flight on January 16 to 19, 2014 at the Sebring Regional Airport (SEF) in Sebring, Florida. Focused on providing visitors with the opportunity to see, try, fly and buy anything related to experimental and light-sport aircraft, the Expo Team is looking forward to hosting some 160 exhibitors, who will be offering aircraft, avionics, tools, pilot supplies and more.

Landmark Aviation has completed a series of multimillion-dollar renovations at several of its Florida facilities. Landmark locations at Miami International Airport (MIA), Tampa International Airport (TPA), and North Palm Beach County Airport (F45) received facelifts that added amenities and increased services for customers in those areas.

In July 2013, the Obama Administration delayed a major provision of health care reform legislation applicable to employers with 50 or more full-time or full-time equivalent employees. But many provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) are going forward as scheduled.

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Barrington Irving is very good at rising above obstacles—literally. Raised in Miami's inner city, surrounded by crime, poverty, and failing schools, he beat the odds to become the youngest person and only African American ever to fly solo around the world.

The 2014 Legislative Session does not begin until March of next year, but House and Senate committees have already been meeting in Tallahassee to consider the issues that will work their way to the Governor’s desk next year. Likewise, FABA has been planning its legislative agenda for next year. You can be sure that the plan will include proposals for further tax cuts for our members.

Our hats are off to all those who supported and legislated the Florida Sales Tax Exemption for aircraft maintenance. If promoted properly, it can bring a lot of important business to the state.

After 40 years as an FBO owner and 50 years as a licensed pilot, I had to ask myself why I had not only agreed to—but volunteered to—assume the responsibility for leading FABA from Paula Raeburn?

Zero Delta Bravo, climb and maintain 4000, clear for takeoff.” I was launching from Tallahassee’s Runway 36 last week after a great meeting with our FABA lobbyist and Executive Committee. As I accelerated and climbed, I had a flashback to the last time I was climbing out from the same runway.