Chicago, IL, April 9, 2015 (Newswire.com) - The Chicago Area Business Aviation Association (CABAA) will host its annual Safety Stand Down on Thursday, April 23rd, 2015 at the Wyndham Glenview Suites near PWK. Promoting aviation safety is a core value of CABAA. Each year, CABAA invites the industry’s most dynamic and insightful speakers to cover topics designed to continuously improve Business Aviation’s stellar safety record. Attendees include Pilots of all levels, Department Managers, Aircraft Mechanics, Schedulers & Dispatchers, Flight Attendants, as well as all other industry partners. Due to the importance of the subject, this program is open to the public. Non-CABAA members are also welcome!
There’s an exciting range of topics this year, from Operating Around Areas of Conflict, Safety and Security of Integrated Aircraft, to Unmanned Aerial Systems. Speakers include Robert Sumwalt, NTSB; Jim Cannon, former ISBAO Program Director at IBAC; Pete Skaves, FAA; Daniel Crouch, Universal Weather & Aviation; and Mark Foisy, FAA. Attendees will be eligible for CAM (Corporate Aviation Manager) Credits from the NBAA. For a full listing of the day’s events and/or to register please visit the Chicago Area Business Aviation Association website.
Other annual CABAA events include: A Mentoring Session at Lewis University in which members of CABAA speak with aviation students regarding their career path. CABAA hosts its annual Golf Outing in which all proceeds benefit the scholarship initiative. Every year, CABAA awards 8 deserving students, who are enrolled in an accredited aviation program, scholarships, in the amount of $2,500.00 each.
CABAA is a grassroots organization formed by business aviation professionals for the purpose of offering members relevant information, training and networking experiences to enhance the quality and quantity of business aviation operations in the Chicagoland area. With only one hired staff member, CABAA also relies on the leadership of the Board of Directors, committee chairs and volunteers to accomplish its mission.