Wisconsin Business Aviation Association
30Jul/140

July 2014 Correspondence

WBAA Golf Open 2014
Golfers were welcomed with another beautiful day of Wisconsin weather in Appleton for the 2014 WBAA Open sponsored by Gulfstream. Matthew Borgardt from Mount Pleasant, WI was the recipient of the CAE sponsored PIC type rating for a Cessna Citation 500 Series aircraft. Matthew has a Bachelor’s Degree from St. Cloud State University with 1,900 hours of total flight time, currently flying a King Air 90, and is looking to advance in corporate aviation with the type rating. Jacob Borkowski was awarded a $1,000 scholarship to further his education in Aeronautics and Pilot Training at Fox Valley Technical College. Jacob has 200 total hours and is working on a Commercial, Multi Engine rating with aspirations to fly for Menards someday. Austin Brzezinski was also awarded a $1,000 scholarship to further his education as an A&P student at Fox Valley Technical College. Austin holds a private pilots licenses and wants to work in business aviation as an A&P with an option to fly. All of the 2014 recipients will make great additions to flight departments in the future, WBAA, its sponsors, and members wish them great success in their pursuit of a business aviation career.

Sales and Use Tax Exemption for aircraft parts and labor
Governor Scott Walker signed new legislation into law that exempts sales tax on aircraft parts, maintenance and repairs for non-commercial operators. This legislation, which was a grass roots effort with WAMA, WATA, and WBAA, gives Wisconsin an opportunity to attract new business to our area and creates a level playing field for both small owner/operators and business aviation users alike when having their aircraft serviced. Effective July 1, 2014, charges for the repair, service, alteration, fitting, cleaning, painting, coating, towing, inspection, and maintenance of any aircraft or any aircraft parts are no longer subject to sales tax.
The details of the changes can be viewed at: http://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/code/admin_code/tax/11/IX/84view= section to see how your operations will be influenced.

View the Wisconsin Sales and Use Tax Report: http://www.revenue.wi.gov/ise/sales/14-2.pdf

Falcon Jet-Inside Sales Representative

Dassault Falcon Jet Corporation, the recognized leader in the sale and service of Falcon business jets, has an excellent opportunity for an Inside Sales Representative. This position must be based in the Western Region of the U.S.
Under the direction of the SVP, US and Canada Sales, the Inside Sales Representative is responsible for supporting Regional Sales Managers with Falcon aircraft sales-related activities within a clearly defined territory, with special emphasis on developing new client opportunities.
Qualified applicants will have a college degree and at least three years of prior aircraft sales experience. For the complete job description, please visit the Career Opportunities link on www.dassaultfalcon.com

NBAA Calls on Members to Make Voices Heard in Renewed User Fee Fight

NBAA is calling on its members to use a newly enhanced Contact Congress resource on the Association’s website to oppose the proposed aviation user fee in President Obama’s budget plan for FY 2015. NBAA has provided a new Contact Congress email, pertaining specifically to the president's proposal, so that members can submit personalized messages directly to their lawmakers. The online resource also provides a Twitter-based message option, which creates randomized tweets for users to send with the hashtag #NoUserFees. send with the hashtag #NoUserFees. Listen to this week’s NBAA Flight Plan podcast to learn more about how Members can voice their opposition by using NBAA’s Contact Congress resource. (User-fees 20140310 nbaa calls on members, 2014)

ADS-B
Performance Based Navigation and the ADS-B mandate is set for January 2020. Wisconsin currently has nine ADS-B transceivers on the ground throughout the state. As ADS-B is implemented, the old VOR DME system will become the backup. The FAA will decommission over half of its 967 VOR’s throughout the United States by December 2019. The FAA’s goal is to maintain VOR coverage at 5,000 feet AGL across the country. Equipping aircraft for the ADS-B mandate will take some time and money, so plan ahead.
Wisconsin Business Aviation Day at the Capital
We are still looking to get to Madison; therefore, we need to make sure that the representatives on the Transportation Committee know about us. Do you have someone in your organization who wants to participate?
Business Aviation:
• Contributes $150 billion to the U.S. economy
• Contributes Jobs - Majority of aircraft are manufactured, operated and maintained in the U.S. Additionally, includes tens of thousands of pilots, maintenance technicians, schedulers, dispatchers, flight attendants, training professionals, airport employees, and other support personnel
• Users include governments, universities, charitable organizations and businesses - large, medium, and small
• Reaches over 5,000 public use airports across the country
Membership
Please share WBAA with your colleagues and aviation friends. As we grow in numbers, we can have an influence. Also, if you become aware of any legislative issues impacting aviation, let me know.Please welcome Thomas Boyer as our newest board member. Mr. Boyer is the Chief Pilot for KI Corp. in Green Bay, flying a Lear 45.

Thanks,
Matthew Dean

29May/140

May 2014 Correspondence

WBAA Golf Open 2014

Save Thursday, June 26th, 2014, at Lake Breeze Golf Club, 6333 Ball Prairie Road, Winneconne, WI for this year’s great event. The golf outing is our way to financially support and assure growth in the industry by promoting aviation careers at all levels from grade school through college and professional development by funding our scholarship program. Jeff Nix and CAE are presenting a PIC type rating for a Cessna Citation 525 Series jet supporting professional development of corporate aviation in Wisconsin. We will need your help with attendance, prizes, charity thoughts, and getting the word out to others. Last year was fun, and with more flight departments, it can be better.

Thursday:

Registration: 9:30 a.m.
Greeting and opening remarks: 10:20 a.m.
Shotgun start: 10:30 a.m.
On course box lunch: 11:00 a.m.
Happy Hour 3:30 p.m.
Dinner & Reception: 4:00 p.m.
Thanks and acknowledgements: 4:30 p.m.

Sales and Use Tax Exemption for aircraft parts and labor
Governor Scott Walker signed new legislation into law that exempts sales tax on aircraft parts, maintenance and repairs for non-commercial operators. This legislation, which was a grass roots effort with WAMA, WATA, and WBAA, gives Wisconsin an opportunity to attract new business to our area and creates a level playing field for both small owner/operators and business aviation users alike when having their aircraft serviced. The new exemption goes into effect on July 1st, 2014. The details of the changes can be viewed at: http://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/code/admin_code/tax/11/IX/84?view=section to see how your operations will be influenced.

Falcon Jet-Inside Sales Representative

Dassault Falcon Jet Corporation, the recognized leader in the sale and service of Falcon business jets, has an excellent opportunity for an Inside Sales Representative. This position must be based in the Western Region of the U.S.
Under the direction of the SVP, US and Canada Sales, the Inside Sales Representative is responsible for supporting Regional Sales Managers with Falcon aircraft sales-related activities within a clearly defined territory, with special emphasis on developing new client opportunities.
Qualified applicants will have a college degree and at least three years of prior aircraft sales experience. For the complete job description, please visit the Career Opportunities link on www.dassaultfalcon.com

NBAA Calls on Members to Make Voices Heard in Renewed User Fee Fight

NBAA is calling on its members to use a newly enhanced Contact Congress resource on the Association’s website to oppose the proposed aviation user fee in President Obama’s budget plan for FY 2015. NBAA has provided a new Contact Congress email, pertaining specifically to the president's proposal, so that members can submit personalized messages directly to their lawmakers. The online resource also provides a Twitter-based message option, which creates randomized tweets for users to send with the hashtag #NoUserFees. send with the hashtag #NoUserFees. Listen to this week’s NBAA Flight Plan podcast to learn more about how Members can voice their opposition by using NBAA’s Contact Congress resource. (User-fees 20140310 nbaa calls on members, 2014)

ADS-B

Performance Based Navigation and the ADS-B mandate is set for January 2020. Wisconsin currently has nine ADS-B transceivers on the ground throughout the state. As ADS-B is implemented, the old VOR DME system will become the backup. The FAA will decommission over half of its 967 VOR’s throughout the United States by December 2019. The FAA’s goal is to maintain VOR coverage at 5,000 feet AGL across the country. Equipping aircraft for the ADS-B mandate will take some time and money, so plan ahead.

Wisconsin Business Aviation Day at the Capital

We are still looking to get to Madison; therefore, we need to make sure that the representatives on the Transportation Committee know about us. Do you have someone in your organization who wants to participate?
Business Aviation:
• Contributes $150 billion to the U.S. economy
• Contributes Jobs - Majority of aircraft are manufactured, operated and maintained in the U.S. Additionally, includes tens of thousands of pilots, maintenance technicians, schedulers, dispatchers, flight attendants, training professionals, airport employees, and other support personnel
• Users include governments, universities, charitable organizations and businesses - large, medium, and small
• Reaches over 5,000 public use airports across the country

Membership

Please share WBAA with your colleagues and aviation friends. As we grow in numbers, we can have an influence. Also, if you become aware of any legislative issues impacting aviation, let me know.
Please welcome Thomas Boyer as our newest board member. Mr. Boyer is the Chief Pilot for KI Corp. in Green Bay, flying a Lear 45.

Thanks,
Matthew Dean

11Mar/140

March 2014 Correspondence

NBAA Calls on Members to Make Voices Heard in Renewed User Fee Fight

NBAA is calling on its Members to use a newly enhanced Contact Congress resource on the Association’s website to oppose the proposed aviation user fee in President Obama’s budget plan for FY 2015. NBAA has provided a new Contact Congress email, pertaining specifically to the president's proposal, so that Members can submit personalized messages directly to their lawmakers. The online resource also provides a Twitter-based message option, which creates randomized tweets for users to send with the hashtag #NoUserFees. send with the hashtag #NoUserFees. Listen to this week’s NBAA Flight Plan podcast to learn more about how Members can voice their opposition by using NBAA’s Contact Congress resource.  (User-fees 20140310 nbaa calls on members, 2014)

Sales and Use Tax Exemption for aircraft parts, maintenance, and labor

On February 18th, Senate Bill 348 for the sales and use tax exemption for aircraft parts, maintenance, and labor passed on the Senate floor. The Bill still needs to pass the Assembly before going in front of the Governor for law. There has been some concerns on the impact that the bill will have on those counties with stadium taxes for Lambeau Field and Miller Park, but it seems Legislators will be able to work through this issue. I will keep local leaders informed on the importance of this Bill as it moves forward and I ask you to contact your local representatives to show your support also.

WBAA Sporting Clay 2013

Our 1st Annual WBAA Sporting Clay Fundraiser was a success. We had 21 people attending the event. Proceeds from the event will help fund our scholarship program and legislative issues that arise, such as the sales and use tax issues, as needed. All who attended said they are interested in having the event again in 2014.

SIC Scholarship recipient a PIC

 

We received an email from Ben Wallander, the 2013 WBAA Golf SIC scholarship winner. He just returned from his training at SimuFlite, in the Citation 500 series. Our selection committee definitely selected the right person. When Ben arrived at CAE for the training, he decided to pay the difference and do the full PIC type training, which he completed within the week. Ben is very appreciative to WBAA and all the people that made the training possible for him. He is looking forward to putting his training to work now.

Congressman Paul Ryan

In the past two months I have had an opportunity to meet with former Vice Presidential Candidate Paul Ryan and one of his staff members. I shared concerns about per flight user fees on general aviation, which are part of Obama’s current budget, and FAA’s shortfall do to sequestration. Congressman Ryan assured me that general aviation user fees would not pass through the House of Representatives on his watch. He also thought that the Presidential signing of the bill that allowed moneys to be transferred from the AIP fund to the FAA for support through the end of the fiscal year was a positive way that aviation was able to support itself. Mr. Ryan agreed that this should only be a onetime occurrence and the FAA needs to budget appropriately for 2014 in order for the AIP fund not to be depleted in ways that is was not intended to be used. I believe that Congressman Ryan is an aviation guy, and understands like his counterpart Tom Petri, that business and general aviation are essential parts of both the U.S. and Wisconsin’s economy.

ADS-B

Performance Based Navigation and the ADS-B mandate is set for January 2020. Wisconsin currently has nine ADS-B transceivers on the ground throughout the state. As ADS-B is implemented, the old VOR DME system will become the backup. The FAA will decommission over half of its 967 VOR’s throughout the United States by December 2019. The FAA’s goal is to maintain VOR coverage at 5,000 feet AGL across the country. Equipping aircraft for the ADS-B mandate will take some time and money, so plan ahead.

Wisconsin Business Aviation Day at the Capital

We are still looking to get to Madison; therefore, we need to make sure that the representatives on the Transportation Committee know about us. Do you have someone in your organization who wants to participate?

Business Aviation:

  • Contributes $150 billion to the U.S. economy
  • Contributes Jobs - Majority of aircraft are manufactured, operated and maintained in the U.S. Additionally, includes tens of thousands of pilots, maintenance technicians, schedulers, dispatchers, flight attendants, training professionals, airport employees, and other support personnel
  • Users include governments, universities, charitable organizations and businesses - large, medium, and small
  • Reaches over 5,000 public use airports across the country

Membership

Please share WBAA with your colleagues and aviation friends. As we grow in numbers, we can have an influence. Also, if you become aware of any legislative issues impacting aviation, let me know.

Please welcome, Thomas Boyer as our newest board member. Mr. Boyer is the Chief Pilot for KI Corp. in Green Bay, flying a Lear 45.

 

Thanks, Matthew Dean

   

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