Recently, I attended the National Business Aircraft Association convention in Las Vegas. We were having a Board meeting of the Lindberg Foundation and I got the opportunity to visit with new and old friends and get a chance to check out the latest business jets and products. I had supported the NBAA cause in the past by donating a tour of Fantasy of Flight and flight in a cool airplane for one of their charity auctions.
While there, we presented Jeppesen CEO Mark Van Tine an award for his company joining the Lindbergh Foundation Aviation Green Alliance, which supports and honors the Aviation Industry for promoting environmental challenges within their field. True to my typical form, no one told me I was supposed to wear a suit and tie!
After checking out the goodies at the Las Vegas Convention Center, I got out to Henderson Airfield to check out the latest hardware. While there, I couldn’t help but check out my Dream Jet – the Embraer Phenom 300!
Now how cool is that! One day I hope to be able to justify one, as it’s an aspect of my flying career I would love to experience.
Hey, Kermit, maybe you should work on getting your Instrument Rating first!