General Aviation Issues Conference



Presentations and final roster of attendees will be posted soon!


General Information

The AAAE General Aviation (GA) Issues Conference is an annual event that combines all aspects of general aviation on a national level. This year's event is taking place in Los Angeles, California hosted by Van Nuys Airport – the world's busiest general aviation airport. The 2008 Conference is presented in cooperation with Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA), Aviation Management Consulting Group (AMCG), General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA)The Geere Group, National Association of State Aviation Officials (NASAO), and National Business Aviation Association (NBAA).

The conference sponsors include Aviation Development Group LLC, Aviation Management Consulting Group (AMCG), Harris Miller Miller & Hanson Inc., ITT Corporation, Maguire Aviation, and The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.  The 2008 GA Airport Angel Sponsors are: Aerofinity, Inc., Airport Cooperative Research Program, Era Corporation, GRA, Inc., Kaplan, Kirsch & Rockwell LLP, L. Robert Kimball & Associates, Ricondo & Associates, Inc., and Signature Flight Support.

The AAAE GA Issues Conference will cover a range of notable issues affecting general aviation today and the challenges facing the industry in the future. The sessions will provide an opportunity to exchange ideas and discuss and debate a variety of issues vital to general aviation. The conference will provide a unique networking forum with prominent figures in the GA community, U.S. government, and industry.

Airport leaders, FBO owners and managers, business operators, aircraft manufacturers, students, press, and other members of the general aviation industry will not want to miss this opportunity.

"One Six Right: The Romance of Flying" is an exhilarating documentary film that celebrates the unsung hero of aviation – the local airport – by tracing the life, history, and struggles of Van Nuys Airport. The film uncovers the rich history of the 2008 GA Issues Conference host airport – Amelia Earhart broke a world speed record over its runways, Marilyn Monroe was discovered while working in its hangars, and scenes from Casablanca were filmed on its grounds. Almost every type of aircraft has graced its runways, from the primitive airplanes of the 1920’s to the state-of-the-art business jets of today.

The private screening, open only to conference attendees, will feature guest appearance by the documentary’s producer/director Brian J. Terwilliger.

EVENING EVENT - Twilight Tour of the “Flying White House”
AF-1 PavilionPerched on hilltop property with sweeping views of the mountains, valleys and Pacific Ocean, the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum is the most unique event location in Southern California. Board the retired Air Force OneAir Force One which flew seven U.S. presidents and countless world leaders to promote peace and democracy, and watch history unfold as you view world-class exhibits during your private Museum tour. Then, unwind and enjoy a cocktail reception at the Library’s famous Ruwe Terrace featuring a replica of the White House South Lawn, an actual piece of the Berlin Wall and stunning sunset views.

Please help make this great event possible and show your support of the conference. Numerous categories and levels of sponsorships are available this year. Aside from the traditional sponsorships of conference events, there are also opportunities to get your company's logo on attendee badges and to sponsor the conference website, which will remain with the conference for multiple years.  Please visit the sponsorship page for more details.

Make your organization's presence known with a table top exhibit. The exhibit hall which is co-located with the opening reception, breakfasts, and refreshment breaks is a great opportunity for aviation leaders to showcase their products and services. Space is limited - reserve your table top today!

                    American Association of Airport Executives Aviation Management Consulting Group General Aviation Manufacturers Association The Geere Group Van Nuys Airport
                 National Association of State Aviation Officials Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association National Business Aviation Association

The Sponsor Assurances, Leasing Policies, and Minimum Standards Workshop will take place May 6-7, 2007 - immediately preceding the General Aviation Issues Conference.  This two-day workshop, which will begin Tuesday morning, May 6 and conclude Wednesday evening, May 7, with a networking reception for attendees of both meetings and screening of the documentary "One Six Right," will also be held at the Airtel Plaza Hotel in Van Nuys, California.

If you’re interested in learning more about sponsor (airport) assurances and some of the most valuable tools you can develop or update and implement (including Leasing Policies and Minimum Standards) to ensure compliance with the sponsor assurances and other FAA directives, this workshop is perfect for you. If you register for the workshop and the GA Issues Conference, you will receive a significant discount! Please go on-line for additional information and check the appropriate box on the registration form to register.

More information can be found at

                                          American Association of Airport Executives  Aviation Management Consulting Group

Conference Web Site Sponsored by: ITT Corporation