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Olcott To Receive NAA Elder Statesman Award

Aero-News has learned John W. "Jack" Olcott, former head of the National Business Aviation Association and a familiar voice in nearly all matters concerning bizav, will be honored with the 2006 Elder Statesman Award of the National Aeronautics Association at a dinner in Washington on November 6.

In a career that spans over more than 40 years, Olcott served as an editor and publisher of several aviation magazines. He has also served on many high level aviation committees.

Olcott was president of NBAA from May 1992 to June 2003. Among his achievements, Olcott led NBAA’s efforts to expand the worldwide acceptance of general aviation  as a form of business transportation through various activities, including the creation of NBAA’s European and Latin American trade shows, EBACE and LABACE.

Olcott also served as chairman of the General Aviation Coalition for two years. Working with other associations through the Coalition, NBAA was successful in facilitating access to airports and airspace while lobbying effectively against the imposition of user fees for the GA community.

Olcott holds a masters degree in Aeronautical Engineering from Princeton University and a masters in Business Administration from Rutgers. Most recently, Olcott served as president of the New Jersey Aviation Association, and he is currently president of the General Aero Company, an aviation consulting firm located at Morristown Municipal Airport.

Winner of numerous national honors and awards, Olcott holds an air transport rating and several type certficates. He has logged 7,000 hours.

FMI: www.naa.aero

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