Need Your Help – Forming Our Own Online Rally

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Need Your Help - Forming Our Own Online Rally

From: Greg Evans, Chairman of the Board, Universal Weather and Aviation, Inc. and Member, NBAA AMAC Committee

Dear friends and business aviation colleagues,

While the U.S. government shutdown continues, the rest of us in business aviation are still busy at work, helping our country and industry thrive. Although many of us were not able to join NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen at the rally on Capitol Hill last week to encourage policymakers to reopen the Federal Aviation

Administration (FAA), so that vital aviation services can resume, we can have our own rally online.

When we speak as a unified voice, we have power – it is undeniable that the House and Senate take more seriously those issues they hear from their constituents on. So we need your help in letting Congress know the negative impact this shutdown is causing such as:

  • Airplanes and parts cannot be produced, financed, bought, sold, registered, and in many cases flown without the active involvement of the federal government.
  • Reduced operating flexibility due to the lack of overtime from Customs and Border Protection
  • Critical training cannot be completed because of the FAA shutdown
  • Non-U.S. operators may not be able to operate to the U.S. because of the shutdown of the Department of Transportation denies them critical services needed
  • And those are just a few of the issues.

Most importantly, the shutdown threatens our industry, our businesses, and our livelihoods.

NBAA has made it easy to get involved… all you have to do is push the button and contact Congress! Please get involved and encourage your colleagues, coworkers and employees to join us. Together, we can make a difference, and all it takes is pushing the button!

Warmest regards,

Greg Evans
Chairman of the Board
Universal Weather and Aviation, Inc.

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C. Gregory Evans is Chairman of the Board for Universal Weather and Aviation, Inc. and a vocal and active advocate for business aviation. Mr. Evans has been with Universal since 1978 and currently serves as a member of the National Business Aviation Association’s Associate Member Advisory Council. Prior to serving as Chairman, Mr. Evans served as flight supervisor for two years and Vice President, Operations Officer for 18 years. Mr. Evans earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Business and Marketing from the University of St. Thomas in Houston, Texas. He is also extremely active in the community, supporting organizations such as the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and donating the usage of Universal’s business jet to assist non-profit organizations, including the Corporate Angel Network, Impact a Hero and Operation Mend.

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