Business Aviation Events

Below are some of the important business aviation events in our industry. If you'd like to meet a member of the Gray Stone Advisors at one of these locations, please let us know!

NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition

NBAA BACE 2017 logoOctober 10-12, 2017 |  Las Vegas Convention Center  

"Elevating your Operation"

Date & Time: Tuesday, Oct. 10, 10:30 a.m. to noon  

Panel, including presenters Jim Lara, Gray Stone Advisors  

Location: Las Vegas Convention Center, Room N249/250/251 (#2)

Education Track: Business Management

Develop your flight operation to better serve the business. Experienced flight department managers will explain how to communicate department needs to the aircraft principal, detail strategies for staying compliant with regulatory changes and offer advice on implementing or enhancing Part 125 and 135 operations within your business.


"Tranformational Change: 10 Keys to Keeping Your Flight Department"

Date & Time: Wednesday Oct. 11, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.  

Presenter: Jim Lara, Gray Stone Advisors  

Location: Las Vegas Convention Center, Room N255/257 (#3)

Education Track: Business Management

Transformational change might be perceived as uncomfortable, but it also might be required to “save” your business aviation organization. In this informative session, attendees will learn how to alter the status quo without creating chaos, and implement 12 actions steps to effect positive, transformational change.  

Who Should Attend: Flight department leaders: aviation reporting executives, directors, managers and aspiring leaders.  

What Attendees Will Learn:

  • Gain a high-level overview of how change management works by understanding the roles of participants (the players) during the process.
  • Review the 12 critical action steps needed to prepare for and lead the aviation department through sweeping change.
  • Learn to identify and establish an effective leader or change agent with the abilities to take on the transformation at the right place and right time, and ensure that the effort is sustainable and comes to fruition.
  • Review examples about under-performing bizav teams who’ve implemented change management strategies to effect trust among the team, alignment with corporate, and improved organizational communication.

NBAA National Safety Forum 2017

Date & Time: October 12, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Join NBAA for its third annual National Safety Forum which will include invited representatives from the Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board.

The 2017 NBAA National Safety Forum will feature interactive conversations that provide practical tools and information to enhance the safety of business aviation operations.

This year's event will focus on three of the 2017 NBAA Top Safety Focus Areas: Fitness for Duty, Airport & Ground Handling Safety, and Loss of Control-Inflight.

Held in conjunction with NBAA's Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE), there is not a registration fee for the National Safety Forum, however, registration is required to ensure adequate seating for attendees, as well as to facilitate assignment of NBAA Certified Aviation Manager and FAA WINGS Program credits.