Sat, Apr 02, 2005
Pete Bunce started his
tenure as President and Chief Executive Officer of the General
Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA), on Friday, April 1st.
The GAMA Board of Directors announced its selection of Mr. Bunce to
lead GAMA in February pending his retirement from the U.S. Air
Mr. Bunce joins GAMA from the Pentagon where he was Director of
Air Force Congressional Budget and Appropriations Liaison working
closely with members and staff of the House and Senate. He also
spent five years as the Department of Defense’s
representative to the International Council of Air Shows’
Board of Directors and Safety Committee.
Mr. Bunce flew numerous types of airplanes for the U.S. Air
Force, including F-15s and A-10s. He holds an FAA commercial pilot
certificate with multi-engine and instrument ratings. A graduate of
the Air Force Academy with a Bachelor of Science Degree in
International Relations, he also holds a Master of Science degree
in International Affairs and attended an International Affairs
Fellowship at Harvard University.
“I can’t remember a time when aviation was not a
major part of my life. I had my first airplane ride at 9 months old
and spent a lot of time at a general aviation airport operated by a
family member near Milwaukee,” said Pete Bunce.
“The fun and freedom of general aviation lead me to become
a pilot and I am honored to have had the opportunity to fly in the
service of our Nation. Now that my military career has ended, I
look forward to focusing my efforts on fostering the growth, safety
and security of general aviation at GAMA.”
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