NBAA 2012 Kicks Off in Orlando

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NBAA 2012 Kicks Off in Orlando
NBAA 2012 Kicks Off in Orlando
Sunday, October 28, 2012 - 1:00am

More than 25,000 attendees and 1,000 exhibitors are expected at the 65th annual National Business Aviation Association convention, which runs Tuesday, October 28 through Thursday, November 1 in Orlando, Fla. There will be about 100 business aircraft on static display at the show, including about a dozen turboprops and light jets parked just outside the convention center. The remainder of the aircraft, including several bizliners, will be at Orlando Executive Airport. The show’s opening general session on Tuesday will include presentations by FAA Acting Administrator Michael Huerta and Rep. John Mica (R-Fla.). A second general session on Wednesday will feature political commentators Mary Matalin and BJT cover subject James Carville. Our sister publication NBAA Convention News will be publishing all the news from the show, while AINtv will offer video reports and expert analysis.

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““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.’” ”

-—actor and comedian Ricky Gervais