Last week's 52nd Annual Meeting and Convention of the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) was about as good as it gets: Almost 30,000 of the business and corporate aviation faithful gathered in Atlanta for three solid days of meetings, seminars, press conferences and — oh yeah — exhibits of the latest and greatest goods, services and flying hardware. This year's theme — Business Aircraft Utilization Strategies — built on the foundation laid by a glossy 48-page brochure produced by the NBAA and including the results of a survey by J.D. Power and Associates of companies in the U.S. operating business (read turbine) aircraft.
A pretty airplane with a pretty backdrop makes for a pretty nice Picture of the Week. Air to air is always the result of teamwork and the chase plane team of pilot Tom Mitchell, photographer Jay Beckman and Bonanza pilot Tom Rippinger combined for a winner