Tue, Sep 01, 2009
Palmer's Company Car Is A Citation X
The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) announced
Monday that golf legend and esteemed businessman Arnold Palmer
will be among the participants in the Opening General Session for
NBAA's 62nd Annual Meeting & Convention this October
"We're very excited to include Arnold Palmer among the speakers
at this year's Convention," said NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen.
"Arnold is recognized around the world not just as a renowned golf
professional, but also as a highly successful businessman who has
long relied on business aviation as part of building his company.
We look forward to hearing his first-hand perspective on how
business aviation helps him succeed."
Palmer's storied career as a professional golfer includes a host
of championships in national and international competitions. The
Latrobe, PA native continues to travel extensively from his
hometown in support of his many business interests, and much of the
time, Palmer personally flies a Cessna Citation X to meet his
The essential role of business aviation in providing a
transportation lifeline to towns like Latrobe has been a central
theme in the No Plane No Gain campaign, which is jointly sponsored
by NBAA and the General Aviation Manufacturers Association. Palmer
and other Convention speakers will highlight the messages put
forward by No Plane No Gain, to educate policymakers and opinion
leaders about the many ways business aviation serves citizens,
companies and communities across the U.S.
NBAA's Convention will be held in Orlando, FL, from October 20 to
22 at the Orange County Convention Center and Orlando Executive
Joining Palmer for the Convention's Opening General Session will
be FAA Administrator J. Randolph "Randy" Babbitt, and Forbes
publisher Rich Karlgaard, who owns and pilots a Cirrus SR22 for
A primary focus for the Convention will be a new Light Business
Airplane (LBA) Conference designed to help concept buyers
understand the considerations involved in purchasing a new
airplane, as well as sessions to help NBAA Members quantify and
communicate the value of their business aircraft.
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