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FABA 2014 Annual Conference and Trade Show Report

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FABA 2013-2014 Board of Directors (L-R): Paul Rose, Bob Tyler, Mike French,
Deric Dymerski, Bill Garghill, Sandy Showalter, Chris Lambert, Bob Showalter

The 68th Annual FABA Conference and Trade Show was a tremendous success for our association! Hosted at the Gaylord Palms Report in Orlando, FL, on June 9th and 10th, the event included an evening cocktail reception followed by a full-day of exhibits and sessions presented by some of our industry’s elite including Mark Baker of AOPA and Tom Hendricks of NATA.

Led by FABA President Deric Dymerski (Atlas Aviation), this conference was the first under the new name, Florida Aviation Business Association (renamed from Florida Aviation Trades Association in June of 2013). The energy and excitement levels were palpable as attendees received firsthand updates on the health of business aviation from Baker and Hendricks, and the status of 100LL replacements from Shell. FABA lobbyist, Eric Prutsman brought the crowd up to speed on legislative issues facing our industry in Florida. Attendees also went on an interactive leadership journey in a breakout session presented by Paul Meyers of Aviation Management Consulting Group.

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(L-R) Tom Hendricks (NATA), Deric Dymerski (FABA), Mark
Baker (AOPA) at the FABA 2014 Annual Conference and Trade
Show in Orlando, FL.

The FABA 2014 Conference was made possible by the dedication and teamwork of its board of directors and the generous support and sponsorships of the following companies:


Air-Sur, Inc.
Enterprise Holdings
Hertz Corporation
Landmark Aviation
Signature Flight Support

GOLD Sponsors

Banyan Air Service
Phoenix Aviation Managers
Tampa International Jet Center
Textron Aviation
World Fuel Services

SILVER Sponsors

Avis Budget Group
National Business Aviation Association
Phillips 66 Aviation
Preferred Aviation Underwriters
Showalter Flying Service
Silver Lining Inflight Catering
United States Aviation Underwriters
2014 FABA Above & Beyond Members
Atlas Aviationv
Showalter Flying Service
Signature Flight Support

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