• 09/16/2019 1:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Banyan Aviation Career Day

    September 21 @ 11:00 am

    Aviation Career Day

    Thinking about a career in aviation?

    Turn your love of aviation into a rewarding, profitable, and fun career. Whether you dream to be a Pilot, AMT (Aviation Maintenance Technician), Avionics Technician, Aviation Administrator, or any of the other areas aviation has to offer, the aviation industry is booming and has many opportunities for you to pursue.

    Come see what South Florida flight schools, colleges and businesses have to offer, and what career opportunities exist at Banyan.

    More than 25 South Florida schools and colleges participated in last year’s Aviation Career Day.  This year we anticipate exceeding that number.  Be sure to stop back to see an updated attendee list.

    Attendees will receive a guided tour of the Banyan Air Services complex and will include visits to FBO Services, Maintenance, Avionics and Pilot Shop.  Seating is limited so be sure to RSVP today.

    For more information, please visit

  • 09/04/2019 3:07 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Dorian Relief Update

    Tuesday, September 10:  Please read this great update from Mark Zee and his team at OPSGROUP.  They helped coordinate the initial air relief flights by providing info on Bahamas airports, TFRs, and other logistical information to the various operations. They did a tremendous job in a hectic environment, so our hats off to them.  It appears the bigger operations have stepped in (UN, USAF, NGOs, etc.) so they are stepping down.

    There is still a need for the business aviation community's help, though on a more specialized basis.  If anyone would still like to assist, please reach out to Scott Ramsden and he can put you in touch with the appropriate parties.

    There are still multiple drop off locations where you can donate and drop off much needed supplies.  Below are a list of the most needed supplies and current drop off locations in the tri-county area (additional locations to be added).   

    If you would like your facility or office to be added as a drop off location or if you are interested in having your facility added as a staging area for relief flights please send an email to and it will be added to our list.  The list will be published on the SFBAA website and updated regularly.

    Our friends at Odyssey Aviation have given us some more information regarding how to help out in the Bahamas.  Please see the pdfs below regarding information about Aviation Support Donations.  Any questions can be directed to:

    Julie Silberman
    Odyssey Aviation
    (561) 312 0953 

    Julie was also kind enough to share with us some photos from the ongoing relief effort which I've posted here.

    It seems all FBOs in South Florida are willing to waive fees and provide fuel discounts to those interested in participating in relief flights!

    Signature FBO, PBI: 1500 Perimeter Rd., West Palm Beach, FL 33406

    Signature is accepting items that will be delivered via Cherokee Air Limited. Please contact or 561-683-5939 for questions.

    Signature FBO, BCT: 3300 Airport Rd, Boca Raton, FL 33431

    Signature will be accepting items.  Fuel Discounts and waiving of Clearing Fees will be available for all aircraft participating in relief flights.  Please contact or 561-955-9556

    Banyan Air Service, FXE: 5360 NW 20th Terrace, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309

    Front Desk:  954-491-3170
    Contact:  Isadora 1st or Giselle 2nd
    Sending e-mail to Banyan with regards to help for the Bahamas:

    As in the past the Banyan Team is ready to assist those that would like to send or fly aid to the Bahamas.  As an official “Gateway to the Bahamas FBO” we are working with the Bahamas National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) through the Bahamas Tourist and Aviation Office.

    We will be using Hangar 9 which is attached to the Jet Café to label and store cargo that will be airlifted to the Bahamas.

    We have forklifts and manpower to assist.

    There are those that wish to send supplies but have no way of getting the supplies to the islands and there are pilots that volunteer their aircraft and can carry cargo but this MUST be coordinated. 

    Just dropping off a pallet of supplies with no way of getting it to the Bahama is not wise.

    We will soon know exactly what supplies are most needed (initial list is below, although some of the items must go by barge rather than by air)

    Our team at the front desk can assist with Bahamas Flight Plans and with documentation for your flights and there is a special “helping hands” fuel price and no ramp fees to those flying relief.

    Gold Aviation, FLL: 1420 Lee Wagener Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315

    Gold Aviation will be accepting donations and will be managing relief flights to and from the Bahamas.  If you are interested in donating your aircraft and/or pilot services please reach out to the Gold Aviation Team ( or 954-359-9919).

    Jetscape Alpha FBO Hangar, FLL: 350 SW 34th Street, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33315

    Jetscape will be accepting donations and will be managing relief flights to and from the Bahamas.  Please contact 954-359-9991 or

    Privaira, BCT: 3690 Airport Rd, Boca Raton, FL 33431

    Privaira will be operating flights to assist those needing to get to and from the Bahamas. Please call 561-886-0380 or email

    The Boca Raton Airport Administration (BRAA) office will serve as a collection site for donations that will be sent to the Bahamas.

    Boca Raton Airport Administration Building
    903 NW 35th St, Boca Raton, FL 33431
    P: 561-391-2202
    Hours: Monday – Friday 8:30a.m. – 4:30p.m.

    US Customs at Boca Raton Airport

    In support of the humanitarian efforts taking place in the Bahamas due to the impact of Hurricane Dorian, the Airport is suspending all customs clearing fees until Wednesday, September 18.

    Atlantic Aviation FBO, BCT: 3700 Airport Rd, Boca Raton, FL 33431

    Fuel discounts and fees are being waived until rescinded include handling, facility and parking fees for aircraft participating in relief flights.  Please contact the Front Desk at 561-368-1110.

    Atlantic Aviation FBO, PBI: 3800 Southern Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL 334406

    Fuel discounts and fees are being waived until rescinded include handling, facility and parking fees for aircraft participating in relief flights.  Please contact the Front Desk at 561-683-4121.

    Atlantic Aviation FBO, SUA: 2240 SE Witham Field Dr, Stuart, FL 34996

    Fuel discounts and fees are being waived until rescinded include handling, facility and parking fees for aircraft participating in relief flights.  Please contact the Front Desk at 772-781-4720.

    Atlantic Aviation FBO, OPF: 15000 NW 44th Ave, Opa Locka, FL 33054

    Fuel discounts and fees are being waived until rescinded include handling, facility and parking fees for aircraft participating in relief flights.  Please contact the Front Desk at 305-455-2295.

    Presidential Aviation, FXE: 1755 NW 51st Place, Hangar 74, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309

    Presidential Aviation will now be accepting supplies and donations to be deliveredy by aircraft to the Bahamas.  You may contact them at 888-772-8622 with any questions.

    Relief Supplies Most Needed
    Please send New and Unopened items only. Thank You!

    • Water (all sizes - small and large 1 & 5 gallon)
    • Deodorant (men & women)
    • Shampoo
    • Wash Cloths
    • Bug-Spray
    • Sunscreen
    • Chapstick
    • Pull-Tab Can Good (Soup, Vegetables, Meat)
    • Plastic Jar of Tomato Sauce
    • Breakfast (pop tarts, granola bar)
    • Individual Cereal Boxes
    • Manual Can Openers

    FOOD (Non-perishable Items) Pull-Tab Can Goods (Soup, Vegetables, Meat), Breakfast (Dry Cereal, Pop Tarts, Granola Bars), Peanut Butter, 100% Fruit Juice, Sports Drinks, Individual Snacks (Crackers, Rice Krispies), Individual Fruit (Fruit Cup, Applesauce)

    CLEANING SUPPLIES Bleach, Disinfectant, Mops, Buckets, Rubber / Plastic Gloves, Sponges, Brooms, Trash Bags (Kitchen, Large Heavy Duty)

    BABY SUPPLIES Diapers (All Sizes), Baby Wipes, Baby Formula, Baby Food

    HYGIENE KITS Towels, Wash Cloths, Razor, Shaving Cream, Body Wash, Bar Soap, Shampoo, Feminine Products, Toothbrush, Toothpaste, Mouthwash, Hand Sanitizer, Hand Soap, Deodorant

    MEDICAL SUPPLIES First Aid Kits, Non-Prescription Drugs, Band-Aids, Medical Tape, Ointments, Disinfectant Spray or Wipes, Eye Drops, Chapstick, Sunscreen, Bug Spray.

    BEDDING Blankets, Sheets, Pillows, Sleeping Bags, Cots

    CLOTHING Underwear (All Sizes), Socks (All Sizes)

    PAPER SUPPLIES Plates, Bowls, Cups, Paper Towels, Toilet Paper, Pre-Wrapped Flatware, Plastic Bags (Storage, Gallon)

    PET SUPPLIES Dry Food, Canned Food


    • Portable generators
    • Hurricane shutters
    • Emergency ladders
    • Batteries, single or multipack (AAA cell, AA cell, C cell, D cell, 6 volt or 9 volt)
    • First aid kits
    • Fuel containers
    • Ground anchor systems and tie-down kits
    • Machetes
    • Axes and chainsaws
    • Mobile telephone batteries and mobile telephone chargers
    • Nonelectric coolers and ice chests for food storage
    • Nonelectric can openers
    • Portable self-powered light sources (hand cranked flashlights)
    • Portable self-powered radios, including two-way and weather band radios
    • Reusable and artificial ice products
    • Smoke detectors, fire extinguishers and carbon monoxide detectors
    • Tarps and other plastic sheeting
    • Tools - Drills, Wheelbarrows, Buckets, Hammers, Screwdrivers etc.,
    • Heavy Duty Trash Bags
    • Face Masks
    • Construction gloves
    • Solar lights
    • Duct tape
    • Extension Cords / Power strips

    Monetary Donations
    The SFBAA is not accepting monetary donations for hurricane relief directly, but if you would prefer to help in this manner, here is some helpful information:

    The Grand Bahamas Port Authority set up a Grand Bahama Disaster Relief Foundation which appears to be a direct way of getting relief funds to those in the Bahamas in need.  You can read about and donate here:

    Here is a NY Times article with some other avenues to donate to as well:

  • 06/14/2019 11:20 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

  • 05/24/2019 2:51 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Please join our friends from FABA at the Florida Aviation Business Association's annual conference June 17-19 in Orlando.

    The 2019 Florida Aviation Business Association (FABA) Annual Conference and Trade Show is scheduled June 17-19 in Orlando, FL. The event will be hosted at the beautiful Wyndham Grand Orlando Resort Bonnet Creek in fun-filled Orlando. Join FABA for an action packed agenda as we bring leaders of the aviation community together to discuss some of the industry’s hottest topics affecting Florida aviators.

    As a background, FABA is made up of aircraft manufacturers, fixed based operators (FBO's), maintenance repair organizations (MRO's), air carriers, fuel providers, flight schools, aircraft owners, airports, aircraft brokers, aircraft managers, insurance, professionals, educational institutions, and industry stakeholders who are committed to engage, educate, and support our association's diverse membership. FABA is a leading advocate for business aviation and general aviation in the State of Florida and is recognized as a leading information resource and principal promoter of business aviation and general aviation in the State of Florida. (See – to join see Also, FABA has a newswire that is sent out every week to FABA members.

    Here is a link to the FABA 2019 conference:

    The registration site can be found here (which includes sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities):

    The hotel block expires on May 31, 2019, so please register on or before May 31, 2019.

  • 05/20/2019 11:54 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

  • 05/14/2019 11:22 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The SFBAA has been at work with some of the other aviation organizations (FABA, AOPA, TBAA, NBAA, etc.) to garner support for a Florida House Bill being proposed in the legislature.  We are asking for your help in showing support for this bill in hopes it gets passed in Tallahassee.

    We strongly support House Bill 975 which will act to clarify that that liens claimed under Florida law for labor, services, fuel, or material furnished to an aircraft are not possessory liens and thus, a person claiming such a lien does not need to keep the aircraft in his or her possession to enforce the lien. The bill allows a lienor to enforce a lien for fuel, labor, services, or material furnished to an aircraft even if the lienor releases the aircraft to the owner or operator. This will make it easier for a lienor to recover money owed for maintenance on an aircraft without keeping a commercial aircraft out of service and potentially disrupting commercial air travel. This will also allow the owner or operator of an aircraft on which a lien is claimed to keep using the aircraft while he or she works to satisfy the lien.

    Please take the time to email Governor DeSantis directly to show support for the bill, here is the link:

    Feel free to circulate this (and please take the time to click the link to email the Governor). Thanks.

  • 01/15/2019 1:35 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    Business aircraft operators based in Southeast Florida, and frequent users of that region’s airspace, are encouraged to attend a public meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 27 to hear from the FAA Eastern Service Area on planned airspace modifications to Miami, FL, Class B airspace and Fort Lauderdale, FL, Class C airspace.

    Attendees also will have an opportunity to present recommendations and comments on proposed changes.

    Those planning to make comments or give a presentation will be assigned a time slot, and are asked to limit comments to the plan to modify this airspace. All public comments and presentations made at the meeting will be considered in the FAA’s notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM).

    “NBAA encourages business aircraft operators based in the region or those who frequently use this airspace to attend the meeting and prepare relevant comments,” said Heidi Williams NBAA’s director of air traffic services and infrastructure. “This meeting is a great opportunity to share your expertise from flying in the area and any concerns about the proposed changes with the FAA.”

    The public will have another opportunity to comment after the NPRM is published.

    The meeting will be held at Broward College, South Campus Building 69, Room 133, 7200 Pines Blvd., Pembroke Pines, FL. Learn more about the meeting and how to submit comments.

  • 11/26/2018 3:02 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    We are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2018 SFBAA & Dave Davis Memorial Scholarships:

    Morgan Weintraub (winner)
    Suzanna Barna (runner-up)

    Matthew Kennedy (winner)

  • 06/22/2018 11:46 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Aircare International has decided to award a Scholarship for 5 days of flight attendant training to our organization.  Please see the info below and click on the link if you are interested in applying.

    The Aircare Contract Flight Attendant Professionalism Scholarship is a means of helping crewmembers become more competent and proficient. The scholarship focuses on professionalism and self-improvement within the career of Flight Attendant. The Aircare scholarship allows those flight attendants that are serious about professionalism and safety to become educated and trained without a monetary boundary. The scholarship provides 5 days of flight attendant service and emergency procedures training at any scheduled Aircare FACTS Training course within the next 12 months. Click here to apply.

  • 04/27/2018 2:39 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Members and affiliates of the SFBAA- 

    PartsBase is hosting its inaugural PBExpo on May 16 - 17, 2018 at the Greater Ft. Lauderdale—Broward County Convention Center.

    Many of you will already be in attendance or exhibiting at the event; however, for all others, Parts Base would like to extend complimentary, full-access tickets ($100 value/ea.) to all members of the South Florida Business Aviation Association. Although the deadline is 5/4/2018, space is limited to only 3,000 attendees per day. So, please, take a few moments and register today if you are interested.

    PBExpo is an open venue to all companies who buy, sell, manufacture or repair aircraft parts, or those involved in B2B or B2C ecommerce and technology solutions. The event begins May 16, 2018 with a keynote presentation focusing on emerging industry trends. For two days, attendees will have the opportunity to visit the PBExpo exhibit hall featuring buyers, sellers, repair facilities, manufacturers and other ecommerce and IT solution companies. Educational seminars will be a highlight both days of the show featuring technology focused seminars and PartsBase User presentations. In addition, several networking events will give exhibitors and attendees valuable opportunities to meet face-to-face.

    Keynote speakers include Terry Jones (Founder,, William “Chip” Crane (Security Technical Specialist Leader, North America for IBM), Alex Hunter (Former Global head of Online, Virgin Group), and a special presentation on PMA by Patrick Markham (VP Technical Sales, HEICO).  Educational forums to include Aviation Law and many more.

    More information and the registration form can be found at  Upon checkout, you will be prompted to enter a ‘discount code.’  Member will use: PBVIP (your reservation must be received by May 4, 2018.)

    We look forward to your company being a part of the inaugural PBExpo. Your participation will help make our show a great success!

    For questions, please contact:
    John Wright | | 561.953.0778

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