NBAA’s 2003 Show Is Here

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The business aviation event of the year is nearly upon us and organizers are putting the final touches for this year's show. The NBAA's 2003 and 56th Annual Meeting & Convention, to be held October 7 to 9, 2003, at the Orlando/Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL, will feature close to 30,000 Attendees, more than 1,000 exhibitors, 75 informational sessions and 135 aircraft on static display at Orlando Executive Airport. The Convention's Opening General Session will feature new NBAA President Shelley A. Longmuir, FAA Administrator Marion C. Blakey and U.S. Representative John L. Mica (R-FL 7th), chairman of the House Aviation Subcommittee, as keynote speakers.

Aside from the latest and greatest of business aviation, this year's show will celebrate 100 years of powered flight. As with other major events, the EAA's Countdown to Kitty Hawk exhibit will be on display inside Orlando/Orange County Convention Center Exhibit Hall C. Also on display will be vintage aircraft simulators and authentic Wright Flyer artifacts from the Franklin Institute and Wright Again program. In addition, the chief historian and interpreter at the Wright Brothers National Memorial, Darrell M. Collins, will give a special presentation on October 7 during the Opening General Session. Collins is widely acknowledged as one of the top five authorities on the Wright Brothers and early aviation history.