• 02/04/2016 2:39 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The South Florida Business Aviation Association (SFBAA) raised nearly $40,000 at its 12th annual golf tournament, the SFBAA Charity Golf Classic. The money will be awarded to multiple SFBAA scholarship recipients and several charities.

    The 2015 SFBAA Charity Golf Classic hosted 180 golfers at PGA National Resort in Palm Beach Gardens on October 31, 2015.

    The SFBAA will award general scholarships to two outstanding high school seniors from the south Florida area who plan to further their education in the aviation field. The organization will also award a Dave Davis Memorial Scholarship to a south Florida high school senior who has made an outstanding contribution of community service during his/her high school career.

    The scholarships will be presented at the SFBAA general membership meeting on Thursday, March 10, 2016 at Jet Aviation in West Palm Beach.

    Remaining proceeds raised at the golf tournament will be donated to Make-A-Wish Foundation, Angel Flight Southeast and Christian Air Services.

    “The SFBAA scholarships play a vital role in the aviation careers of graduating high school seniors,” said Jeff Ramsden, SFBAA president. “It is our privilege to contribute to their futures in addition to supporting other national charities.”

    The SFBAA has raised more than $200,000 for scholarships and charities in the past 12 years.

    Headline sponsors for the 2015 SFBAA Charity Golf Classic included Bombardier, Falcon, JSSI, Gulfstream, Textron, Flightdocs, Satcom Direct, Jet Effect and Florida Jet Sales.


    For the complete press release, please click here

  • 01/21/2016 4:51 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Please find a tentative list of planned events for the 2016 calendar year below.  As we firm up dates, locations and times we will add these to the "Events" section of the website.

    • February 17: Target Breakfast for Aircraft Operators
    • March 10: General Membership Meeting @ Jet Aviation (PBI)
    • Mid-April: Target Breakfast for Pilots
    • April 7: CPR Certification Class @ Signature (FLL)
    • Mid-May: Safety Day (Location TBD)
    • June: Target Breakfast TBD
    • August: Target Breakfast TBD
    • Late August/Early September: General Membership Meeting @ National Jets (FLL)
    • September: CPR Certification Class (PBI, BCT, or OPF)
    • Mid-November: Target Breakfast TBD
    • October 14: Annual Charity Golf Classic @ PGA National (Palm Beach Gardens)
    • December 15: Holiday Party
    • Last Thursday of Every Month: SFBAA Afterburner Social (various locations throughout South FL)
    Please keep in mind this is a tentative list and dates are not firm until posted in the Events sections.  If you have any suggestions or comments about this event list, please bring them to the Events Committe Chair, Elise Donald.
  • 10/12/2015 12:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla., Oct. 12, 2015 - The South Florida Business Aviation Association (SFBAA) will represent South Florida at the state’s first-ever General Aviation Caucus.

    “The SFBAA proud to represent South Florida at the first General Aviation Caucus,” said Jeff Ramsden, SFBAA president. “It’s important that we do our part to help educate our legislators on the many benefits of business aviation to the state of Florida.”

    The Florida General Aviation Caucus will take place in Tallahassee on Thursday, October 22, 2015 from 11:15 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.

    General aviation represents a more than $7.7 billion dollar a year business for the state of Florida. The new General Aviation Caucus will create a forum in which this industry can promote the value of general aviation among Florida public officials.

    The SFBAA, the Florida Aviation Business Association (FABA), the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA), the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA), the Florida Airports Council (FAC) and others representing aviation in Florida will be attending the caucus.

  • 10/08/2015 12:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla., Oct. 8, 2015 - The South Florida Business Aviation Association (SFBAA) is collecting donations for the victims of Hurricane Joaquin.

    “Both supplies and monetary donations are needed for our neighbors in the Bahamas that have been impacted by Hurricane Joaquin,” said Jeff Ramsden, SFBAA president. “It is important to the SFBAA that we do our part to help our friends at Tropic Ocean Airways in their hurricane relief efforts.”

    Tropic Ocean Airways has been bringing relief items to the affected islands as soon as it was safe to fly there. To date, they have helped bring more than 30,000 pounds of supplies to the area.

    For a complete list of items needed, instructions on how to donate and coverage of current relief efforts, visit Tropic Ocean’s relief page at

  • 09/30/2015 1:31 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Start Date:  Thursday, October 1, 2015 at 8:00 a.m.

    Expanded hours:  8:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m. (Local)

    New Location:

    • §  By land:  5301 East Perimeter Road, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309
    • §  By air:  Taxiway G7 (at the east end of Taxiway G)
    Please see this flyer for more information.

  • 05/27/2015 4:08 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    FLL will be conducting rubber removal on Runway 10L/28R and Runway 10R/28L during the week of June 8th , 2015.  Rubber removal will be conducted during the overnight hours.

    Each runway will be closed, one at a time, for rubber removal, painting, other maintenance items.  One runway will always remain open during the rubber removal process.  The closure schedule is as follows:

    Runway 10L/28R - Closure

    June 8th, 9th, 10th, & 14th between the hours of 0001-0530.

    Runway 10R/28L - Closure

    June 11th, 12th , and 13th between the hours of 2230-0600.


    If you have any questions or concerns feel free to contact John Pokryfke, Airside Operations Manager at FLL (954-359-1214).

  • 04/27/2015 3:28 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Taxiway Lima and Taxiway Hotel at FLL are expected to open April 30th.  Below is the new airport diagram that will be published in the April 30th edition of the FAA Airport Facility Directory.  Please share this with your Pilots, Flight Operations Departments, and FBOs.

    FLL Airport Diagram 4-30-15.pdf

    The FLL Airport has also asked that we share this letter about the updated Volunteer User Program for Runway 10R/28L.  Please see the pdf below.

    Aircraft Operators Voluntary User Program Rwy 10R-28L-1.pdf

  • 12/10/2014 8:28 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    A message from our President of the Board, Jeff Ramsden:

    "I wanted to send everyone who participated in our 2014 Charity Golf Tournament a special thank you, as we ended up raising more than $35,000 this year!  It is more than double any fundraising in years past and we couldn't have done it without all of your support.  The money raised will be going towards Angel Flight, the Make-A-Wish Foundation and into the SFBAA Scholarship Fund.  As I explained at the tournament, we are now able to add an additional scholarship this year, the Dave Davis Memorial Scholarship for Outstanding Community Service in honor of our late friend who gave back so much to our community.

    We recently received an email from Debra Edhlund, the mother of one of our past scholarship winners, Isabelle Edhlund, that I would like to share:

    Good afternoon,

    I thought you might like an update on my daughter Isabelle Edhlund, recipient of the SFBAA scholarship in 2011.

    For the last two summers Isabelle has interned in Colorado and Alabama with United Launch Alliance (ULA).

    She will be graduating this winter with her degree in Aerospace Engineering and in the spring she will be interning with NASA at the Johnson Space Center in Texas. Over the summer she will intern with ULA again but this time at Kennedy Space Center.

    She has been accepted into the graduate program at UF and will continue her education in the fall of 2015.

    Thank you for the support that was given to her in 2011, it helped her get where she is today!


    Debra Edhlund

    As you can see, the scholarship has played a vital role in the lives of graduating high school seniors and we hope to continue to do so for many years to come.

    Our sponsors have been essential in allowing us to raise so much money, so they deserve additional gratitude.  All of our sponsors, as well as the participants in the tournament can be found on our website in the Photo Gallery, or by following this link.  If anyone would like a full size photo from the gallery printed out and mailed to them, please let Scott Ramsden know and he can arrange that for you.  

    Of course, none of this would ever be possible without our headline sponsors who continue to support us every year.

    I look forward to seeing those that can make it at our Holiday Party on Thursday.  To those that cannot, have a Happy Holiday and excellent New Year."

  • 08/15/2014 11:42 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    A meeting has been scheduled for Monday, August 18th at 10:00am to discuss the Voluntary Runway Use Program at FLL. If you cannot attend, please feel free to send someone from your area.

    The meeting will be held at:
    Anne Kolb Nature Center
    751 Sheridan Street
    Hollywood, FL 33019

    From I-95, head East on Sheridan Street past Federal Highway. The entrance to Anne Kolb Nature Center will be on your left (north side of Sheridan Street) just before you reach the bridge over the Intracoastal Waterway.

  • 08/05/2014 10:34 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The SFBAA website was given an overhaul today, hopefully you enjoy the new look and layout.  If you have any suggestions for the site, please feel free to post them on our forum.

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