AVIATION LEADERSHIP BREAKFAST AT NBAA 2013
The Seventh Annual Aviation Leadership Breakfast was hosted on October 22, 2013 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, during NBAA 2013. The breakfast featured guest speaker David Rimmer, previous Executive VP for ExcelAire, who was on board an Embraer Legacy 600 during a mid-air collision with a Boeing 737-800 over the Amazon Rainforest in Brazil.
David Rimmer was an excellent addition to the tradition of inspiring speakers, as his extraordinary story of surviving the collision impacted those in attendance. None of the 150 passengers aboard the 737 survived.
Sponsors for this event included West Star Aviation, Corporate Concepts International, Inc., Bank of America/ Merrill Lynch, Fafinski Mark & Johnson, P.A., and other aviation firms.
The event was open to all aviation professionals as well as friends and supporters of the corporate aviation industry on site at NBAA 2013. The popularity of the breakfast has grown over the years, and the format has had to be altered to accommodate the increasing demand of those wanting to attend. The event is designed for those who wish to “put back into the industry” by providing a leadership series for tomorrow’s leaders.
Past speakers for the breakfast have included: First Officer Steve Scheibner, who was scheduled to fly Flight 11, the first plane to fly into the World Trade Center, on September 11th, Captain Scott O’Grady, Air Force Fighter Pilot; Chad Hennings, Fighter Pilot and Superbowl Champion; Dan Cathy, President and Chief Operating Officer of Chick-fil-A; Franklin Graham, President of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association; and Captain Jim Tucker, Survivor and Hero of the 1994 FedEx hijacking, and Bryon Moss, retired Chairman of Gulfstream Aerospace.
The annual attendees from every facet of corporate aviation and from multiple countries find the annual Aviation Leadership Breakfast an effective time for networking and fellowship for aviation professionals, as well as an opportunity to learn from some of the most dynamic and experienced leaders in our business aviation industry. For more information on the event, please visit www.aviationleadershipbreakfast.org.