Special Report: NBAA ’99 Image Gallery

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.


Gulfstream’s 61st G-V gave rise to the idea that there’s a veritable air force of them flying around.

This is not your father’s Huey – it’s Bell’s model 427.

The Bell 427’s front office.

There is another Bell in your future – the Bell/Agusta 609 Tiltrotor.

Cessna’s booth was one of the largest.

Gulfstream’s booth was one of the flashiest.

One end of the Pilatus PC-12 turbine single…

…and the other end.

Front office of the Sino-Swearingen SJ30-2 mockup.

The man behind the SJ30-2, Jack Braley.

The man behind the Williams International FJ- series of small turbofan engines, Dr. Sam Williams, with the 1000th production example.

View from the left front seat of Cessna’s Stationair 206.

Pre-flight view of Cessna’s Stationair 206.

Aft interior of Cessna’s Stationair 206.

Cessna barely had room at the static display for all of its Citation types.

Beware Jet Blast. South end of a northbound Falcon trijet.

A Galaxy on the ramp at the static display.

It was all smiles at NBAA ’99. Gulfstream’s G-IV electronic vision system testbed.

Tucked in among the turbine hardware was this immaculate 1950 Grumman Mallard. Yes, it’s for sale.

One of the Mallard’s engines.

Detail of the Mallard’s landing gear area.

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