The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) announced the retirement of their Central regional representative Bob Quinn, who spent 13 years with the organisation.
Focusing on the Midwest, Quinn worked on behalf of NBAA members in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio and Wisconsin, advocating for aviation at state legislatures, regulatory agencies and airport organisations.
“Bob’s networking skills have been highly effective in bringing a variety of interests together and in facilitating successful programs and partnerships,” said NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen.
“His strong operational background and understanding of airspace and airport issues have greatly benefited business aviation operators in the Central region.”
Bolen added that Quinn played an instrumental role in airspace redesign efforts – including RNAV arrivals and departures – in the St. Louis, Chicago and Detroit metropolitan areas.
“Bob has ably represented a large region of the country, and his knowledge and advocacy for business aviation will be missed,” said Steve Hadley, NBAA regional programs senior director and Southwest regional representative. “We wish him all the best in this new chapter of his life.”
Quinn is a past president and 30-year member of the Greater St. Louis Business Aviation Association (GSLBAA), considered to be the second-oldest regional business aviation group in the nation.
Prior to joining NBAA, Quinn was a Gulfstream captain with TAG Aviation, and has flown an array of Gulfstreams from the G-2 thru the G-550, operating them in every continent except Antarctica.
Over his more than 50-year aviation career, 25 of those as a business aviation pilot, he accumulated almost 17,000 hours with eight type ratings on his ATP, plus an A&P and Inspection Authorization.