Upcoming events

    • 30 May 2019
    • 18:00 - 20:00
    • Bar Louie, 1611 Polaris Pkwy, Columbus, OH 43240

    ORBAA Evening Mixer

    In advance of Nationwide Aviation’s Hunger Relief Golf Outing, ORBAA is throwing a mixer event at Bar Louie Polaris the evening of Thursday May 30th from 6-8pm.

    Come socialize and share a few drinks and appetizers with ORBAA members and other industry professionals in town for the event.  We look forward to seeing you!

    Cost: Free to ORBAA Members / $10 for Non-Members and Guests

    Attire: Casual

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    • 27 Jun 2019
    • 09:00
    • 26180 Curtiss Wright Pkwy, Cleveland, OH 44143

    Summer 2019 OBATS

    Ohio Business Aviation Training Standdown (OBATS)

    Details for this popular event are as follows:

    DATE:              Thursday, June 27, 2019

    TIME:               9:00am – 4:00pm

    VENUE:           Flexjet Hangar // Cuyahoga County Airport (CGF) // 26180 Curtiss Wright Pkwy, Cleveland, OH 44143


    For those of you who have come to make OBATS an annual tradition, the format will be similar to last year and will include timely and relevant working sessions facilitated by industry veterans. 

    09:00 - 10:00    Registration
    Morning     Amanda Applegate, Esq.
    Lunch    Lunch/Networking/Flexjet Facility and Aircraft Tours
    Afternoon     Panel Discussion on Operational Safety Management & ERP


    Morning Session: 

    Handling Aircraft Transactions and Private Aircraft Usage and Change Management


    Amanda Applegate, Esq., - Partner, Aerlex Law Group

    Amanda Applegate has been practicing law for nearly two decades and has spent her entire career focusing on aviation law matters. She developed a thorough knowledge of the fractional aircraft industry in leadership roles with NetJets, the company that pioneered the fractional jet ownership concept. Since joining Aerlex Law Group as Senior Transactional Counsel in 2011, Applegate has handled both whole and fractional aircraft transactions, and has successfully guided hundreds of aircraft sales and purchases around the globe. She is also recognized internationally for her monthly column on aviation matters in BusinessAir magazine.

    Afternoon Session:

    Operational Safety Management and Emergency Response Planning

    Moderator: Donald J. Chupp - PresidentFireside Partners

    Donald J. Chupp is the President of Fireside Partners LLC, a veteran-owned small business dedicated to helping organizations take care of their most important asset – their people. Don develops and conducts specialized emergency response plans, provides educational seminars, and works in partnership with other safety and emergency response professionals around the world. Prior to his work with Fireside Partners, Don was the Program Director for the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) Academy. In this role, he managed the daily operations of the Academy and developed courses and workshops for the transportation industry and governmental agencies involved in disaster response, safety, and accident investigation. Before coming to the Training Center, Don was the Assistant to the Director for the NTSB Office of Transportation Disaster Assistance. 


    Todd Anguish - Chief Safety Officer, OneSky Flight

    Todd Anguish has spent over 25 years in aviation as a professional pilot and mechanic. A veteran of the U.S. Air Force, Mr. Anguish was a crew chief team member of the Thunderbirds. He later flew for PSA Airlines before eventually ending up at Flight Options. He served various roles at Flight Options and now serves the role of leading the safety department and initiatives for OneSky Flight.

    Robert Hartigan - Manager Airport Operations and Planning, Cuyahoga County Department of Public Works

    In May 2018, Robert P. Hartigan, ACE joined Cuyahoga County’s Department of Public Works – County Airport Division as Manager, Airport Operations and Planning.  In this capacity, he provides leadership and oversight for Cuyahoga County Airport – Robert D. Shea Field assets (CGF) as the Airport Manager. As Airport Manager, duties include leading the airport staff in the execution of airside, landside, tenant relations, security, maintenance, finance, commercial development, and physical infrastructure development functions to accommodate over 28,840 annual operations and provide an outstanding workplace for more than 950 on-airport employees.

    Ben Walsh - Director, IS-BAO, International Business Aviation Council

    Ben joins IBAC from Jet Edge International where he was the Senior Vice President for Safety and Operations, responsible for all operational aspects of the company’s growing fleet. A leader in the safety field, Ben successfully guided Jet Edge as one of the first charter operators into the Aviation Safety Action Program (ASAP) of the Federal Aviation Administration and led the operator to IS-BAO registration. He has seen IS-BAO from an auditor’s perspective while working for Argus. Prior to that, Ben was a pilot and simulator instructor for Delta Air Lines and, earlier, for a corporate flight department. 
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    • 15 Aug 2019
    • Medina Country Club, 5588 Wedgewood Road, Medina, Ohio, 44256

    Please join us for the 2019 ORBAA Golf Outing

    Thursday August 15, 2019

     to benefit the ORBAA Scholarship Fund 

    Each year the Ohio Regional Business Aviation Association selects qualified recipients for 2 scholarships, a $2,500 Pilot Scholarship and a $2,500 Maintenance Scholarship. The purpose of these scholarships is to assist in offsetting the educational and development costs associated with pursuing a future as a Business Aviation Professional.
    These scholarships would not be possible without the generous contributions from our membership which go a long way in helping to generate a strong pipeline of aviation professionals to work in our dynamic industry, for years to come.

    We look forward to a great day of golf and networking at the beautiful Medina Country Club in Medina, OH (www.medinacc.com) located 20 minutes from Cleveland, and 2 hours from Columbus, Dayton, Toledo, and 3 hours from Cincinnati and Detroit.

    Registration Now Open!

    Register Here

ORBAA is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization. 5207 Norwich Street, Hilliard, Ohio 43026

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