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1 The Voice of General Aviation Airports

2 Overview of Presentation What is GAAC? GAACs Objectives, Mission, and Focus Benefits and Opportunities of Joining GAAC How To Become A Member Q&A

3 What is GAAC? GAAC = General Aviation Airport Coalition Founded in 2010 to give an exclusive, unified voice to General Aviation Airports Current GAAC Team

4 Current Industry Obstacles Muddied federal presence in Washington, DC Threat of additional unfunded mandates Municipal budget reductions Lack of national information sharing network No central repository for best practices Disagreements with communities over noise, expansion, etc.

5 How and What GAAC Will Do FEDERAL FOCUS Federal advocacy campaigns on federal issues such as: AIP Entitlement Fees TSAs Large Aircraft Security Program Aviation user fees Demonstrate the importance of GA Airports to federal decision makers GAACs federal affairs team will work on: Identification and meetings with key federal agency officials and Members of Congress Securing additional members for the GA Congressional Caucus Increasing the profile of GA Airports within the FAA Testifying at congressional hearings Coordinated and targeted legislative lobbying

6 How and What GAAC Will Do LOCAL FOCUS Information portal for members to share information, experiences and best practices. Tools to empower GAAC members to be effective GA airport advocates in their communities Web-based discussion forum to help members manage, operate, and promote GA Airports.

7 Why Should I Join? Obtain federal and local advocacy tools Help chart the future of GA airports Take a stand on issues that are important to your airport Access interactive web-based forum exclusive to GA airports Share best practices Vendor and product referrals from other airport managers Reference library

8 How To Become A Member Three Simple Ways to Join: 1. Visit 2. Sign up today 3. Call 1.202.454.3966

9 Q&A

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