Jan. 26, 2017

NBAA’s six regional representatives are frequent visitors to the state capitals in their regions, where they advocate for business aviation issues, and educate legislators and their staff about the importance of the industry to their state and the country.

As a new year gets underway, and state legislatures across the country gavel into session, the materials NBAA representatives and other industry advocates leave behind after visits with lawmakers include resources from the No Plane No Gain advocacy campaign.

“All of NBAA’s regional representatives frequently use No Plane No Gain advocacy materials as part of their on-going efforts to educate elected officials and the public on the importance of business aviation to our nation,” said Steve Hadley, NBAA director of regional programs and Southwestern regional representative.

“These publications are invaluable to us as we work closely with community leaders, NBAA members, airport officials, legislators and more on a wide range of local, state and regional business aviation issues.”

According to Hadley, another new and important outreach tool for No Plane No Gain is a social media campaign using the hashtag, #BizAvWorks. The new resource is designed so that everyone who uses business aviation can promote the industry on a grassroots level. Learn more about #BizAvWorks.

Recently, Stacy Howard, NBAA’s Western regional representative, participated in the 12th annual Arizona Aviation Day at the Capitol in Phoenix, which is held to promote and celebrate aviation, and inform legislators about the benefits and economic impact of aviation, including business aviation, in their state.
Howard staffed an NBAA exhibit booth and spoke at the event, which is held on the lawn directly in front of the statehouse.

“I had a lot of requests for the Business Leaders on Business Aviation publication and the Business Aviation Fact Book,” said Howard. “I also pointed to studies showing Arizona in the top ten states in the U.S. when it comes to general aviation jobs and economic impact to the state’s economy.”

More than 200 people, including Arizona legislators and their staff members, attended the Aviation Day event, which NBAA helped sponsor.

Next up for Howard is New Mexico’s Aerospace and Aviation Day in Santa Fe, and later this spring she is planning on attending similar events in Carson City, NV and Sacramento, CA – and she will be handing out No Plane No Gain materials at each one.

View No Plane No Gain’s advocacy resources.