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FAA Administrator Blakey And Congressman Mica To Speak At NBAA 2003...

FAA Administrator Marion C. Blakey and U.S. Congressman John Mica will be the featured Opening General Session keynote speakers for the NBAA 56th Annual Meeting & Convention, to be held Tuesday, October 7 to Thursday, October 9, 2003, in Orlando, Fla. The Opening General Session will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday in the Orlando/Orange County Convention Center.

According to the NBAA, this year's event will feature around 30,000 attendees, 1,000 exhibitors, 75 informational sessions and 135 aircraft on static display at the Orlando Executive Airport. To help commemorate the 100th anniversary of the first powered, manned flight, this year's event will host the touring Countdown To Kitty Hawk pavilion recently on display at EAA's AirVenture. The Franklin Institute will also provide vintage aircraft simulators and authentic artifacts to augment the exhibit.

... While Arnold Palmer Plans For Annual Chairman's Charity Classic

Golf legend Arnold Palmer will be the featured guest at NBAA's 7th Annual Chairman's Charity Classic golf tournament on Sunday, October 5 at Champions Gate Golf Resort near Orlando, Fla. The event will be hosted by NBAA Chairman of the Board George A. Saling of Altria Corporate Services Inc.

The 2003 Classic will raise funds for Orlando's Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children & Women, which is dedicated exclusively to serving the special needs of children and women. Last year's Classic raised $47,000 for Challenge Air for Kids & Friends, a Dallas-based organization that offers children with disabilities, throughout the United States, "the opportunity to experience the wonder and thrill of a flight in a small airplane."