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  • 8 Aug 2019 1:22 PM | Wendy Quandahl (Administrator)

    Jetstream Aviation Law is sponsoring a scholarship for business aviation, which can be used for a wide variety of purposes to advance a career in business aviation. If you know anyone who is interested, more info is at:

    https://www.wca-intl.org/scholarship-opportunities/


  • 7 Aug 2019 9:42 PM | Mark Quandahl (Administrator)

    CHICAGO EXECUTIVE AIRPORT (KPWK) WHEELING IL – Monday Aug 5th, CABAA awarded $100,000 in academic scholarships to 8 area students.

    CABAA's 2019 Scholarship Recipients.  (left to right)
    • ·         Nicole Goutanis, Princeton University
    • ·         Dyland Mardoian, Western Michigan University
    • ·         Alexandria Denig, Lewis University
    • ·         Kevin Whelan, Western Michigan University
    • ·         Margaret Gotsch, Lewis University
    • ·         Joshua Hernandez, Quincy University
    • ·         Angelina Kapp, Southern Illinois University
    • ·         Zachary Martin, Southern Illinois University







    2019 CABAA Scholarship winners.pdf



  • 7 Aug 2019 1:04 PM | Wendy Quandahl (Administrator)

    CABAA annual golf outing at Kemper Lakes honors the next generation of Chicagoland business aviation professionals

    Aug 6th the Mai Tais and mulligans were early and often yesterday at the annual CABAA Golf Classic.  160 golfers, 50 sponsors and 20 volunteers could not have asked for a better day to spend on the course at Kemper Lakes Golf Club in Kildeer.  Another 60 CABAA members joined the fun at an extended networking “19th hole” happy hour and dinner.

    As with past years, the major goal of this year’s Golf Classic was to fund the Business Aviation Scholarship. With the support of CABAA members and sponsors, the CABAA Educational Foundation, along with FlightSafety International and CAE Simuflite, raised almost $90,000 for scholarships and jet training opportunities.  Over the history of the event, CABAA is closing in on $1,000,000 in aviation scholarship awards.

    “This day is one of my favorite days of the year,” said Sandy Frentz of The Duchossois Group. “It is satisfying to know that when we get all of these aviation professionals together at this event, we are doing our part in promoting business aviation by funding some outstanding next generation aviation professionals.”

    For some of the serious golfers, it was an opportunity to play the same course that many greats like Tiger Woods, Payne Stewart, Jack Nicklaus, and Arnold Palmer have, as Kemper Lakes is one of only three Chicagoland golf courses to have hosted a PGA Major Championship. For others, fun games like golf pong at the 1st hole, putting contests with a driver on the 15th tee box, and a chipping contest into the pond at the 18th hole kept the mood light.

    “I look forward to this event every year.  Not only is it a ton of fun, but it’s amazing how many aviation professionals from Chicago and across the country show up year after year,” said Ray Lang, Director at Chicago Executive Airport.  “Especially with the NBAA conference only a few months afterwards, it’s a great opportunity to meet people in a relaxed environment.”

    The winning fivesome, with a score of 55, or 17 under par, was led by Brett Forrester of JetSense Aviation, and included Barry Stone, Pat Harvey, Chris Brenner, and Mark Zakula.

    Upon completing their rounds, golfers eagerly awaited raffle prize drawings led by Pam Kavanaugh of Signature Flight Support while being thanks by Jim Guerin, Chair of the 2019 CABAA Events Committee. “It is your generosity through the day and the entire year which help financially support the next generation of business aviators and maintenance experts.  Thanks to all who make the CABAA Golf Classic a first-class experience.”





  • 29 Jul 2019 11:37 AM | Mark Quandahl (Administrator)

    Women in Corporate Aviation (WCA) is accepting applications through September 1 for 11 scholarships totaling more than $60,000 in value. The organization, which opened the application process last week, will announce the recipients on September 15 and then present the scholarships during its Scholarship & Networking Luncheon to be held October 23 during NBAA’s annual convention in Las Vegas. Applicants must be members or join WCA by August 25.

    This year’s scholarships and values are: CAPS Aviation FAR 135.331 crewmember emergency training and pilot emergency training (two offered, valued at $750 each); DaVinci Inflight Training Institute Elite five-day course ($4,775); Executive Jet Management training scholarship ($2,000); FlightSafety International Pilatus PC-12NG pilot training scholarship ($36,200); FlyGirl Sporty’s advanced pilot training scholarship ($3,100, plus lodging); Jetstream aviation law scholarship ($1,000); KAL Aviation Services maintenance technician training ($1,000); StandardAero maintenance technician scholarship ($3,000); Susan Friedenberg corporate flight attendant training ($4,200); Universal Weather & Aviation dispatch scholarship ($3,695); and Women In Corporate Aviation career scholarship ($2,000).


  • 21 Jun 2019 5:05 PM | Wendy Quandahl (Administrator)

    Washington, DC, June 21, 2019 – The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) today applauded Bob Quinn, the association’s Central regional representative, who will retire June 30, after 13 years of service on behalf of NBAA members in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio and Wisconsin.

    Since joining NBAA in 2006, Quinn has been a tireless advocate for the interests of business aviation in the Midwest. His significant communication talents and extensive knowledge of the business aviation industry have made him a highly credible and knowledgeable advocate for aviation at state legislatures, regulatory agencies, airport organizations and more.

    “Bob’s networking skills have been highly effective in bringing a variety of interests together and in facilitating successful programs and partnerships,” said NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen. “His strong operational background and understanding of airspace and airport issues have greatly benefited business aviation operators in the Central region.”

    Bolen noted that Quinn’s input for airspace redesign efforts – including RNAV arrivals and departures – in the St. Louis, Chicago and Detroit metropolitan areas was instrumental to their successful implementation.

    “Bob has ably represented a large region of the country, and his knowledge and advocacy for business aviation will be missed,” said Steve Hadley, NBAA regional programs senior director and Southwest regional representative. “We wish him all the best in this new chapter of his life.”

    Quinn is a past president and 30-year member of the Greater St. Louis Business Aviation Association (GSLBAA), considered to be the second-oldest regional business aviation group in the nation.

    After graduating from Purdue University with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and a master’s degree in industrial administration, Quinn began his aviation career as a design engineer with McDonnell Douglas, later working for the Trane Company and Emerson Electric in engineering and marketing positions.

    Over his more than 50-year aviation career, he has accumulated almost 17,000 hours with eight type ratings on his ATP, plus an A&P and Inspection Authorization, and has 25 years of experience as a business aircraft pilot.

    Prior to joining NBAA, Quinn was a Gulfstream captain with TAG Aviation, and has flown an array of Gulfstreams from the G-2 thru the G-550, operating them in every continent except Antarctica. He is still flying his Christen Eagle II biplane, which is based at Spirit of St. Louis Airport.


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