We made it! The holidays are here and soon 2020 will be behind us with all its trials. My prayer is that you are able to celebrate with your family and friends.
I have been busy flying lately and notice an interesting dynamic in business aviation activity. We landed in Sarasota the Sunday after Thanksgiving and had to wait on the taxiway for the ramp to open. Then we had an overnight in Teterboro and there wasn’t one plane on the ramp at Meridian. Florida appears to be the recipient of increased business flying while the Northeast is slow, which is not that unusual when the temperature drops below a comfortable level. My broker friends say they are extremely busy with new business aviation buyers while the OEM’s orders have slowed. This all seems typical for a year that is in a state of constant turmoil.
As a young association, we have also experienced the difficulty of navigating the turmoil of 2020 but are entering the new one with optimism and excitement. We plan on gathering to reestablish relationships, and form new ones, with other professionals in our industry. Come join us in January at ORL. Our Board is excited about expanding our membership to the Jacksonville and St Augustine areas while growing our east coast relationships. Listening in on some of the Regional Association calls it is refreshing to share how active we have remained and are positioned for growth.
I encourage each of you to be generous this season and take time to give back. There is something about giving that always returns in ways you couldn’t imagine. A major theme for our association is to provide opportunities for our members to give, so commit to join a committee, or find another way to give, this new year.
May you have a wonderful Holiday and a safe New Year!