CEO Update: Plans Underway for Exciting CJP Convention and Other Upcoming Events
by CJP Chief Executive Officer Trent J. Corcia
CJP ANNUAL CONVENTION
In preparation of the October 26-29 CJP Annual Convention in Austin, Texas, the CJP Staff, CJP Convention Planners (Alberts team), new Companions Committee and Textron Aviation (TA) Event Planning Team conducted a site visit at the beautiful JW Marriott in late April. We met with the hotel staff to review all of our space at the Convention. The Companions Committee and TA Event Planning Team are working together on a fantastic Companions Lounge as well as fun Companion activities in the Austin area. We are very excited about the layout and another exciting annual convention!
After review of the local Austin airports, our host FBO will be Cutter Aviation at the Georgetown airport (KGTU). Cutter has a long history of successfully supporting CJP Annual Conventions, and Georgetown is the best option given our expanding number of attendees.
And, of course, we expect to be able to announce the A-List entertainment very soon!
CJP/GARMIN TRAINING EVENT
Garmin hosted CJP in early May at their headquarters in Olathe, KS. Garmin provided hands-on, scenario-based training with trainers/instructors and G3000, G1000NXi and GTN desktop-training kiosks.
We were given a tour of the aviation manufacturing plant. We also enjoyed Kansas City BBQ as well as time with Phil Straub, EVP and Managing Director of Aviation, and other Garmin aviation leaders. I absolutely recommend that you attend next year’s CJP/Garmin training event which also counts as one of the requirements to earn the CJP Gold Standard Safety Award! Next spring, be on the lookout to sign up for the 2023 CJP/Garmin training event via CJP eBlasts and the CJP Events page here.
WINE COUNTRY REGIONAL EVENT
Our second Regional Event of 2022 was recently held in Wine Country, California. We had a great turnout where everyone enjoyed the wonderful food, wine and camaraderie. Be sure to check out the photo gallery from the event in this issue of “Flight Levels.”
SAFE TO LAND
In case you missed it, the CJP Safety & Education Foundation recently released the new Safe To Land website that is packed full of information:
- Videos from Charlie Precourt, Safety Committee Chair, and Presage Group explaining the new Safe to Land initiative
- AOPA-produced video “Owning the Go Around” and much more!
- Pilot Contributions
- Support Material
- Sponsors & Participants
- Safe To Land Cue Card
For more information, check out the April edition of the CJP Right Seat safety publication.
SPECIAL OLYMPICS AIRLIFT
Thank you to all of the CJP Members who made this such a successful event for the athletes and their coaches!
- Here is the thread on the CJP Forum: Special Olympics Airlift – Citation Jet Pilots
- Here is an NBAA-produced video on the SOA: Business Aviation Gears Up for Special Olympics Airlift – YouTube
- Here is an article and video from CBS News: Athletes Fly in Style to Compete in 2022 Special Olympics in Orlando
Textron Aviation hit a home run in the planning and execution of arrivals on Saturday, June 4th! Hope to see many of you at Orlando Executive airport on Sunday, June 12 – and be sure to check out more about the Special Olympic Airlift in this issue of “Flight Levels!”
GOLD STANDARD SAFETY AWARD
- Info: Citation Jet Pilots
- Application: Citation Jet Pilots Gold Standard Safety Award (google.com)
- Applications and supporting documentation must be submitted on or before August 20, 2022
For all upcoming CJP events, including CJP Member Dinners this summer and fall, be sure to stay informed at the CJP Events page: Citation Jet Pilots
Since the last “Flight Levels” newsletter, we have added a new CJP Patron Partner: Blackhawk Aerospace!
CJP is always excited to welcome new partners to add value to both members and partners. If you have any recommendations for future partners, please contact me. Please be sure to review all our new partners’ products and services – and thank them for being a CJP partner!
CJP MEMBER BENEFITS
Be sure to review the numerous CJP member benefits that can be found at ABOUT CJP > MEMBER BENEFITS or here.
If you have any questions about member benefits, please contact me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or my cell 561-308-7583.
Also, please visit our valued partners’ websites and learn more about their offerings. All CJP Partners are listed here.
As always, please contact me if you have any suggestions. Look forward to seeing you at an upcoming CJP Regional Event, CJP Member Dinner, or another aviation event! We appreciate your support and thank you for being a CJP Member!