Turbo Props

NBAA Convention

I had the pleasure of attending the 2014 NBAA (National Business Aircraft Association) Convention last week, from Oct. 20 – Oct. 24, 2014 in Orlando, FL and it was just awesome, to say the least!

This was my first convention to attend and I was told to be prepared for sensory over-load, and that was so true. The Orlando Convention Center is huge and I do mean HUGE !! I walked the entire floor on Tuesday and met with a great number of prospective clients for my aviation photography business.

I also saw good friends and past clients I’ve worked with these last few years as I’ve pursued my passion of aviation photography full time. It was so wonderful to see some of my past clients and to hear how they are doing, as well as
putting a name with a face in many instances, as sometimes I really never see my clients face to face.

The first night of the convention, I was invited to attend a private party by Universal Weather and Aviation, Inc. at B.B. King’s House of Blues and it was a great party! There was a very good cover band, but I didn’t get the name of the band, and they played a lot of great classic rock and party songs and everyone seemed to be having a very good time. The food was wonderful as well and I’m thankful that I was invited to such a great party. Good times!

On the second day of the convention, I went to what they call the Static Display at Orlando Executive Airport and there are probably 20 to 30 business jets, at the least, who are parked all around a certain part of the airport so people in the business aviation community can see the latest and greatest jets and propeller aircraft for sale, lease or charter. To me, the two highlights of the static display was the Embraer Lineage Corporate Jet, and the Airbus Corporate Jet. Both were absolutely gorgeous and if you happen to have a few extra million dollars just lying around, you too can own one of them!

That afternoon, I went back to the convention hall and at one of the vendor’s booths, Pollard Aircraft Sales, they had brought in from Discovery Channel’s TV Show “Airplane Repo”, Kevin Lacey. It was so nice to meet him and actually talk to him about some of the repo’s he has done for the TV show. He is pure Texan and just a great guy to visit with!

Later that evening, I was invited to Shell Aviation’s private party at Howl at The Moon, which is a sing-along, piano bar. The musicians they had playing at this event were incredible. Each of the musicians did not play just one instrument, they played two or three during the course of the evening! How incredibly talented each one of these musicians are, to play one instrument very well, but two or three? Wow!

At this party, I really struck it rich! I met the other two cast members of Airplane Repo! Ken Cage and Mike Kennedy, and to top it off, Kevin Lacey was there, too. I got my photo taken with all three of them, along with Mike’s wife who was in attendance, also.

I am so grateful that God has opened up so many doors for me the past three years, as I pursue my passion of being the best, aircraft photographer I can possibly be. I also am extremely thankful that I had the opportunity to attend this great convention and I made some new, excellent contacts and I hope they call me in the near future to photograph an aircraft they have for sale, lease or charter.

Here are just a few of my most recent photographs for various clients, I hope you enjoy them.

God Bless You !

Dark Blue Post Card Embraer

Aviation Broadcast G-200 A

Blue Post Card Falcon900EX

Being Thankful

I wanted to take this time to tell you a short story about how God opens up doors for you when you least expect it.

I’ve been photographing corporate jets and large turbo-prop aircraft for over ten years and decided to follow my passion for airplanes and photography full-time over two years ago.

It would take an extremely long time to tell you how I got to where I am right now on a blog, maybe one day I will tell the entire story, but for now, I want to share one brief part of my story and about how the door God opened for me has helped me reach greater heights with my business.

I have a friend, who also happens to be a photographer and her brother is a pilot for a large corporation with a corporate flight department and they have two or three jets. Her brother receives weekly e-mail blasts from a company that specializes in aviation marketing and advertising. John (not his real name) forwarded one of the e-mail blast to his sister Jane (not her real name) and said that maybe Jay (my real name!) could start using this company’s services to grow my business.

I did reach out to the company that produces these wonderful advertisements and this company has helped me grow my business much more rapid than I could have ever done, on my own.

The company is called Aviation Broadcast and they do an incredible job for me and my marketing/advertising needs. Their website is located at www.aviationbroadcast.com. If you are involved in the aviation industry and want to grow your business, I highly recommend their work.

I am enclosing a few of the wonderful advertisements that they have sent out via e-mail blasts to help me grow my business. I cannot say enough good things about this company, and I wanted to let other people in the industry know about this company.

I highly recommend this company, they do great work!

Aviaton Broadcast 1

Aviaton Broadcast 3

Aviaton Broadcast 4