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NorCal Business Aviation Association

NCBAA aspires to be a powerful force regionally, sponsoring advocacy for business aviation, promote aviation safety, and provide mentoring and development of business aviation professionals.

Now Accepting 2018 Scholarship Applications    

Apply Here: Mentoring Committee

NorCalBAA Annual Safety Day

May 10, 2018

8:00am - 5:00pm

Breakfast starts at 7:30am
Lunch provided

Featured Topics & Speakers

Global Safety Overview
Jeff Lee, FlightSafety International
Jeffrey Lee is executive director of business aviation development at FlightSafety International. He has a 25-year legacy of managing large flight departments, recently as VP of Aviation for American Express, where he provided strategic leadership and management for the company’s global aviation operations. Before that, Lee spent 30 years at IBM, initially in engineering and then rising to director of flight operations. In that latter role, he was responsible for all aspects of a flight department that had as many as 60 people supporting aircraft in New York and Paris. He has also served on the NBAA board of directors for 12 years, including as chairman from 2007 to 2009, and was awarded the John H. Winant Award in 2015. He further was president of the Westchester Aviation Association for seven years.

Maintenance & Operations
Dan Ramirez, XOJet

Unintended Risk, Unintended Consequences
Steve Cash, Talus Group 
As Partner of Talus Group LLC, Steve Cash is a recognized expert in assessing and managing critical organizational and human risks in a variety of international environments. 40+ years of international business operations, foreign intelligence, risk management and human security & safety. Steve founded Talus Group in 2006 after spending over 30 years in the U.S. National Security community, often living and working overseas in politically unstable emerging market countries.

What Happens After
Heidi Snow Cinader, ACCESS

Food Safety
Charles Lewis, AirCulinaire 
Charles was a principal partner of the Stevie’s Catering group.  He worked at multiple Hyatt hotels as a managing director and Senior Executive Chef for 20 years.  He is also a professionally trained Executive Chef, a James Beard Honorary, a Client Relations Director, and he provides support, development and operational structure for our West Region. Charles brings 40+ years of high level experience and his talent, in his 7 months with Air Culinaire, has already enabled much success and new opportunities to the organization.

Michella Mykol, Jet Professionals

Call to Action
John Goglia, JDA & Associates
John J. Goglia serves as Senior Vice President of Operations at JDA Aviation Technology Solutions, Inc. He serves as an Interim Vice President of Safety of CJ Systems Aviation Group, Inc. and is an internationally recognized expert in aviation maintenance and aircraft operations. He is a passionate advocate for aviation safety. His career includes 40 years in various leadership positions in the aviation industry. He served as a Professor of Aviation Science at Saint Louis University Parks College of Engineering Aviation and Technology. He served two five-year terms as Director of NTSB, where he led numerous investigations. He holds an FAA aircraft mechanic's certificate.

Registration - $185 

Seating is Limited!

SONO Reception
Meridian Hayward (KHWD)
 May 10, 2018 - 5:30pm - 9:30pm

Attendance at NCBAA Safety Day includes FREE shuttle to this event!
Shuttles from the Crowne Plaza Foster City to Meridian Hayward will begin departing at 5:00pm and will make several trips to the venue. The shuttle will also be returning guests to the Crowne Plaza at the end of the event.

Enjoy a fun evening that will take you back in time to the 1940's when the world was at war and Northern California played an important role in military aviation.

Event Highlights

The Cosmo Alleycats - A Dance Band with a Vintage Twist
Guest speaker Jeffery Bass, President & CEO of the Hiller Aviation Museum 
Authentic Mai Tai, the famous adult beverage invented by Victor J. Bergeron in 1944 at his restaurant, Trader Vic's, in Oakland, CA
Vintage aircraft and vehicles from the 1930's & 1940's
A chance to win some memorable prizes like a Meridian WWII bomber jacket, Tiki drinking glasses, and other great gift items!

RSVP via the guest book at    

More Upcoming Events

NASA Airspace Operations and Safety Program
Research & Development Partnership Workshop
April 10 – 12, 2018
Ames Conference Center (Building 152), Moffett Field, CA
Join NASA for a three-day workshop to examine these issues, explore strategies, and discuss potential collaborations with U.S. industry, government entities, and academia.

Topics covered: ATM-X (Air Traffic Management - eXploration), SWS (System-Wide Safety), UTM (Unmanned Aircraft Systems Traffic Management), and ATD (Airspace Technology Demonstrations) projects will lead plenary and break-out sessions along with invited speakers to discuss topics, including: 
  • Scalability of air traffic management systems to accommodate new entrants, such as urban air mobility aircraft.
  • Efficiency improvements, particularly for the Northeast Corridor.
  • Access to national airspace for current and new entrants.
  • Critical needs for system-wide safety assurance.
  • Policy issues and smart city requirements.
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Worldwide

"The Coming of Age: Sustainability in the Aviation & Aerospace Industry" 
Upcoming MOOC (Massive Open Online Course)

April 23 - May 13 

Participants will learn about the value and benefits of environmental management, corporate social responsibility, and economic sustainability for the aviation/aerospace industry will be explored to determine strategies and suggested best practices for implementation in any type of aviation or aerospace organization.

Enrollment is Now Open through Canvas

PHONE:  800.522.6787

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