October Monthly Meeting

October 08, 2015
1:00 PM to 4:30 PM
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Hanscom Field Airport
200 Hanscom Drive
Bedford, MA 01730
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Private Jets 101: A Tour of Hanscom Field’s Private Jets


The venue is the Rectrix Aviation Aerodrome at Hanscom Field. Please use the address: 777 Virginia Road, Concord, MA 01742 in your navigation system.

Ample parking is available.. Registration is in the lobby of the Rectrix FBO and then we will meet in the Rectrix hangar immediately adjacent.

UPDATE: We have just received notice from GBTA that your participation in this meeting will earn 2.5 Recertification Credits towards your GTP.


Join us at our October Monthly Meeting which will be held for the first time ever at the Rectrix Aviation Aerodrome at Hanscom Field in Bedford, MA.  Hanscom is the region’s premier full service general aviation facility located in the suburbs of Boston. 

This is a unique event that is not to be missed! 

Sharon Williams of Massport and the facility’s Director will welcome us with an overview of the facilities and operations.

Mike Murphy, Director of Business Development at Rectrix Aviation and formerly District Sales Manager at JetBlue, will provide a neutral overview of the corporate private jet industry.  Joining him will be Holly Whitaker, President of Exclusive Air and a long time NEBTA member.  Exclusive Air is a broker, matching customers with the proper aircraft at competitive prices.  Mike and Holly will discuss pricing models, types of aircraft, typical charter scenarios, and share experiences and best practices.

Entrance is through the FBO, the private jet lounge and customer facilities.  We will then hold our meeting at the Rectrix aerodrome, a new state of the art structure which houses a selection of private jets.  We will be able to have a hands-on experience of different size aircraft so be sure to bring your cameras! 

Speaker Biographies:

Sharon Williams, Massport, Director, Hanscom Field – top executive at the region’s premier full service general aviation airport in the Boston suburbs.  Responsible for all operations and finances at this facility.  The field provides corporate jet services for the various top companies in the area.

Mike Murphy – Director of Business Developent, Rectrix Aviation – head of sales for all aspects of private jet business for Rectrix.  Clients include local corporations, sports teams, individuals.  Services include aircraft operations, fleet maintenance, refueling, aircraft sales.  Mike was previously the District Sales Manager for JetBlue in Boston.  He represented JetBlue from their first flight in Boston to their ten year anniversary where they have become the largest airline operating at Logan Airport.  He has been a long-time member of NEBTA and has attended GBTA conventions.

Holly Whitaker – President, Exclusive Air – serves as a broker between private jet owners and operators and customers.  Holly has decades of experience in the field of private aircraft sales and operations.  She has been a long time member of NEBTA.

Agenda Schedule
1:00pm – 1:30pm        Registration and Networking
1:30pm – 1:40pm        Kevin Paige opening remarks and NEBTA updates
1:40pm – 2:00pm        Presentation - Sharon Williams - Overview of Hanscom operations
2:00pm – 3:00pm        Presentation - Holly Whitaker and Mike Murphy - Overview of private jet industry
3:00pm – 3:15pm        Networking and move to hangar 
3:15pm – 4:00pm        Static display of various private jets and aircraft types
4:00pm                        Closing remarks

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