November 1, 2022
Fellow NAFA Member,
Thank you for your support and membership through a challenging few years. We are pleased to report that NAFA has emerged from COVID as a stronger Association.
NAFA and its board would love to highlight some of our accomplishments in 2022:
In support of our membership and the business aviation industry as a whole, our Regulatory Committee successfully worked with an industry coalition, including GAMA, NBAA and IADA to keep the doors open at the FAA at year-end 2021. We are already discussing a potential need to do so again in 2022.
Event attendance is at an all-time high!
- In 2022, NAFA Celebrated its 50th Annual Conference in Napa Valley, CA, where it also hosted its first ever Charity Golf Tournament for the newly created NAFA Foundation. We had record levels of participation in attendance and giving to both.
- The 2022 NAFA/ IADA reception in Orlando set new highs with registrations.
- NAFA launched an inaugural networking reception at AirVenture Oshkosh, with participation that was more than double our early expectations.
NAFA’s Light Aircraft Roundtable has held multiple teleconferences and webinars discussing the impact of changes in availability of piston fuel. Please let us know if you would like to join this committee, as we are always seeking more involvement from our membership.
Lastly, NAFA created an Aircraft Transactional Integrity Working Group to raise awareness and provide education on preventing fraud. Please let us know if you would like to join this working group to help support efforts on this all-important issue.
We are ending 2022 with over 185 member companies, a new record for NAFA, and will work to continue to present a world-class conference as well as useful networking opportunities and impactful educational benefits. In addition, we will continue to work even more closely with the FAA as the Registry modernization is rolled-out in the coming year, and also keep the membership informed on regulatory changes that may impact their collateral.
That said, before COVID we had implemented a plan to raise dues slowly over five years. We put this on hold through the pandemic but are revisiting this initiative in 2023 to support the membership and improve the Association and the benefits members receive. For this reason, 2023 NAFA Member Dues will start at $1,000 per company, with an additional fee of $100 for each additional office. I hope you would agree that NAFA provides exceptional benefit for such a relatively low membership cost.
We will be launching registration for NAFA23 within the next month, and look forward to seeing everyone in Key Largo, Florida April 18-21, 2023.
On behalf of the NAFA Board,
Jim Blessing, President