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NDAA Executive Director’s Note: New Year New Aviation Opportunities

February 08, 2021 13:06 | Anonymous

 By The Staiger Consulting Group

When 2020 recently came to a close, I bid it a not-so-fond farewell. I, like many of you, am glad to be looking at last year through a rearview mirror. My focus for 2021 is one of hope and optimism. Although 2020 was one for the record books, I found light in the darkest of times amongst our circle of family and friends, essential workers, neighbors, teachers, and even strangers. I truly believe that once we are through this pandemic, our community will be stronger, people will embrace one another, support one another, and look at the world through a different lens. We came together as a family, a neighborhood, and community in the face of this pandemic. It is in that hope for the future and the fact that it’s a new year, I think now is the best time to examine what’s in front of us and if we want to be part of something bigger than ourselves. 

This year, I decided not to make any resolutions; I’m not adding to my plate or to my to-do list. Instead, I am choosing to narrow my focus on what’s important and my role in my home, my family,and my community. I encourage you, as well, to consider what role aviation plays in your life. Is it a profession? A hobby? A passion? An escape? Whatever it means to you, I know that if you have opened this publication and made it to this article, you have a vested interest and care or concern for the industry. Perhaps it’s one small area, or maybe it’s aviation in its entirety. I want you to know that the North Dakota Aviation Association (NDAA) and it’s passionate board members, volunteers, and staff care deeply about all aspects of aviation. 

The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines an association as:

(often in names) a group of people organized for a joint purpose.

An organization of persons having a common interest: SOCIETY.

Our Association clearly understands that each sector of the industry needs each other, as we cannot have one without the other. Some of you may already know this, but the NDAA was founded in 1983 by six aviation organizations, interested in promoting aviation in the state and presenting their concerns before the government and the general public. It was founded with the notion that solutions to problems facing aviation can be best served by consolidating and working together, rather than struggling as independent groups. The NDAA seeks to serve aviation professionals by providing a forum for the exchange of information, ideas, and experience among their peers: pilots, agricultural operators, airport managers, Fixed Base Operators, aviation mechanics, educators,and aviation museums. By combining our talents and resources, we are set to explore answers to the most pressing issues of today to ready ourselves for the exciting aviation world of tomorrow, all while having fun in the process and networking with like-minded individuals! 

Further explore your passion for aviation through your membership in the NDAA. Membership means that you too believe in this community of aviation and you have a voice in the direction of the industry. We are in this together, we are a community who works together to accomplish so much and affect change. The dynamics and vision of our organization are focused on preserving the past, embracing the present, and preparing a path for the future of the industry. It’s easy to see the depth and importance of the North Dakota Aviation Association. If you are considering joining, I encourage you to check it out, come for the education, networking, and preservation and advancement of the industry. If you simply believe in the mission and vision of what we do, now is a great time to join to make a difference in the community of aviation.

I look forward to your involvement and your impact on the future. 

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