NBAA Tees Up Support From Arnold Palmer

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Golf legend Arnold Palmer has lent his support to the public relations campaign being waged by the National Business Aviation Association and General Aviation Manufacturers Association to try to change the perception of business aviation. Palmer stars in three television/online commercials in which he discusses the function, value and myths about business aviation. "For 50 years, the single most productive thing I've done is business aviation," Palmer says in one of the spots. He told the opening general session of the NBAA convention in Orlando on Tuesday that business aviation provided the competitive edge in golf and business that was largely responsible for his success in both.

Palmer has owned 12 business aircraft over the past 50 years and currently flies a Citation X. He said he learned to fly because he was afraid of flying but quickly discovered the value of business aviation.