Upcoming events

    • June 21, 2023
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Henry's Depot, 212 West 1st St, Sanford, Fl 32771

    • July 22, 2023
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • 3402 Technological Avenue, Suite 148 Orlando, FL 32817

    The CFBAA YoPro Committee will be hosting this fun networking event!

    CFBAA has up to 20 spots for our YoPro members.   If you would like to participate, please register here to be entered in a drawing for one of these free spots.

    The winners will be notified the Wednesday before the event.

    This is open to current CFBAA Members

    21-40 years of age.

    Please arrive 10 minutes before your scheduled time to allow for check in and maximum throwing time.

     ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST WEAR CLOSED TOE SHOES (shoes available for rent) - Safety is our highest priority!


    • July 27, 2023
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Intracoastal Brewing Co., 652 W. Eau Gallie Blvd, Melbourne, FL 32935

    • August 24, 2023
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Sideward Brewing Co, 210 N Bumby Ave, Orlando, FL 32803

    • September 14, 2023
    • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Orlando Executive Airport GOAA Offices, 365 Rickenbacker Dr, Orlando, FL 32803


    9:00 - 9:30     - Sign In

    9:30 - 10:30   - Jenny Showalter / David Rimmer

    10:30 - 10:45 - Break - Vendor Booths Open

    10:45 - 11:45 - Jerry Allen

    11:45 - 12:45 - Lunch - Vendor Booths Open

    12:45 - 13:45 - Paul Ratte

    13:45 - 14:00 - Break - Vendor Booths Open

    14:00 - 14:45 - Kevin Honan

    14:45 - 15:00 - Closing - Booths Open

    Guest Speakers

    David Rimmer

    David Rimmer, CAM is a veteran private aviation executive and entrepreneur.

    David has served as president of three large Part 135 carriers operating worldwide with aircraft based primarily in the Northeastern U.S., South Florida and Southern California. He has also been the Accountable Executive and Emergency Response Manager at two of those air carriers.

    David's focus on aviation safety began in 2006 after surviving a midair collision over the Brazilian Amazon between an Embraer Legacy 600 operated by ExcelAire and a Gol Airlines Boeing 737-800. The tragedy remains the deadliest accident involving a business aircraft in history, and among the deadliest aviation accidents of all time.

    David is a NBAA Certified Aviation Manager (CAM), and a Fellow at the prestigious Royal Aeronautical Society. He has served as a member of the NBAA Corporate Aviation Management Committee, on the Board of Governors of the Air Charter Safety Foundation and as Chair of the NATA Air Charter Committee.

    In addition to his current positions as CEO and co-founder of BlissJet, the AB Aviation Group and Suits on the Ground, David is a Senior Advisor at GoCrisis and a member of the board of advisors at Hopscotch Air.

    David is deeply committed to raising the bar on business aviation safety.

    Paul Ratte

    Mr. Paul Ratté joined United States Aircraft Insurance Group (USAIG) in 2011 following a distinguished career as a U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) aviator. His flying experience spans Atlantic, Alaskan, Gulf of Mexico and Great Lakes regions, and includes 9 years as a flight examiner. He served as the pilot curriculum and flight simulator integrator at the service's Aviation Training Center during phase-in of the Sikorsky HH-60J helicopter, visiting all units operating the aircraft to evaluate flight safety and standardization. As Operations Director at the service's then-largest Air Station in Clearwater, FL, he oversaw fixed and rotary-wing operations across the southeastern US and Caribbean basin. Astute leadership and aviation professionalism punctuated his rise to the rank of Captain (O6) and saw him entrusted with command of USCG Air Stations in Traverse City, MI and Atlantic City, NJ.
    Paul has accrued over 5000 helicopter flight hours and is among the Coast Guard's most decorated aviators, twice awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for lifesaving nighttime rescues in severe Alaskan conditions. He was a Commodore 's List graduate of U.S. Naval Flight Training and holds FAA rotorcraft and single-engine airplane Commercial Pilot and Instrument ratings, a BS in Electrical Engineering from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, and an MBA from Spring Hill College.
    As USAIG's Director of Aviation Safety Programs, he facilitates relationships between providers of safety services and policyholders, coordinates production of the Premium on Safety quarterly newsletter and synthesizes concepts drawn from policyholder perspectives and loss experience to develop posters and messaging to reinforce aviation workplace safety themes. An accomplished presenter on safety topics and leadership, Mr. Ratté is a valued participant in aviation safety forums around the country and a trusted resource for policyholders and USAIG personnel for assistance with aviation safety concerns.

    Jerry Allen

    Jerry Allen is a Senior Advisor and Executive Lead for Industry Operations for the Just Culture Company. With more than 30 years of safety and risk management experience, he leads complex Just Culture implementation projects across multiple high-consequence industries, helping clients reduce risk and become better learning organizations.

     Kevin Honan

    Kevin has been with AviationManuals as an aviation specialist for over 9 years. He is responsible for overseeing operational, safety management system, and emergency procedures content for fixed and rotary wing operators, drone operators, technicians, and FBOs. He is passionate about education and bringing SMS and safety knowledge to the industry. He has served on several panels on web and in person events alongside the FAA, NBAA, and industry operators and partners.

    Kevin has been involved in aviation most of his life and flying even in his childhood. He currently holds a private pilot license and graduated from EmbryRiddle Aeronautical University with a BS in Aeronautics.

    • September 28, 2023
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Houligans, 1725 W. International Speedway Blvd, Daytona Beach

    • October 26, 2023
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Henry's Depot, 212 West 1st St, Sanford, Fl 32771

    • March 01, 2024
    • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Sheltair, 563 Pearl Harbor Drive, Daytona Beach. FL 32114

    If you are looking to get in front of the next generation of professionals entering the business aviation workforce, we have an excellent opportunity for you. Our event is specifically tailored to engage and connect with students who are passionate about pursuing careers in the aviation industry. By participating in this event, you will have the chance to showcase your company's expertise, network with motivated individuals, and establish valuable connections for future recruitment. If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity, please reach out to us using the link below. We would be happy to provide you with further information and discuss how your company can benefit from this event.

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