Members and friends,
Well……I certainly don’t need to recap for anyone what we’ve all been through in 2020. Our industry, like so many industries has certainly felt the pandemic’s effects and will most likely experience them well into the new year. Many of our companies have taken serious financial losses. Their aviation departments were clearly affected in different ways. Some scaled back their flying while others sold aircraft. I’m sure every one of us knows a few people that have lost their jobs because of it. It a very unfortunate time. Please know that on the LIBAA web site is a section where job opportunities are posted. If you’re looking for an aviation professional for your company, or are a professional looking for a new job, we can help. Please reach out to Doris Giambruno at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will help to get the information on our site and out to our members.
As for 2021, LIBAA has reserved a date in the September time frame for our golf event should conditions improve enough where gathering in large groups would again be possible. When it becomes safe again to hold our quarterly events, I would like to have the first one at the “TopGolf” that’s being built in Holtsville. If everyone likes the venue, we will consider doing more there. Joe Vitulli is hard at work planning the virtual IA renewal meeting with Concord Batteries. As of now, there are over 400 attendees registered. If you need 2020 credit for your IA, it’s a great and easy way to maintain your certification in a difficult year. We hope to have our holiday event this December as always. Again, time will tell if we can. If we do, we would like to continue the trend of inviting a person with significant aviation history as we have in past years. Past speakers have included icons like Astronaut Story Musgrave and the “Sled Driver” himself Brian Shul. If you have someone in mind that has impressed you, please feel free to share that with us.
If you are interested in being a committee member for LIBAA, that may be a possibility. We have a variety of committees ranging from government affairs, career development and more. It’s a great way to network, have some fun, expand your skills and use your experience to advance local aviation causes. If you ready to give back to our industry, reach out to any board member and tell them you’re interested.
From all of us at LIBAA, we wish you, your family and friends good health and prosperity in the new year and its our hope that we will be seeing you all soon at our aviation events once again.