““When I made the film The Invention of Lying, they gave me a private jet for getting back and forth between New York and London. I thought, ‘I will never use it’ but I ended up using it every weekend. You turn up, right, and the airport is completely empty. I mean, there’s just someone at the desk and then the pilot, who says, ‘Are you ready to go?’ and you say, ‘Don’t you want to see my passport?’ and he goes, ‘Oh yeah, I suppose I’d better.’” ”
Bizav's biggest event set
Business aviation's biggest event-the annual National Business Aviation Association Convention-will be held in Atlanta this year, October 19 to 21. The Georgia World Congress Center will host the exhibits and more than 100 education and maintenance and operation sessions while DeKalb-Peachtree Airport will present the static display of aircraft.
Organizers of this 63rd annual event expect some 25,000 attendees. The theme of this year's convention is "Where Business Aviation Powers Business," a reference to the vital role of corporate aircraft in building a business through increased productivity and access to key markets.
Six sessions at this year's event will address issues of interest to owner-operators of light business aircraft. Topics include how to use general aviation for business purposes, the tax benefits of aircraft ownership and regulations that apply to operators of smaller aircraft.