“Striving For Better”


The Fourth Annual Cincinnati Business Aviation Symposium (#2018CBAS) will take place on Thursday September 20, 2018 at NKU Griffin Hall Digitorium. You can keep up to date with CBAS by searching #2018CBAS on Twitter.

The purpose of each CBAS event is to:

– Bring together the leading business aviation companies and flight departments from the tri-state area centered on Cincinnati. This includes the metro area of Cincinnati, Dayton, Lexington and Louisville.

– Present the most current and relevant topics that affect us all.

– Provide an opportunity to network and work together to build a stronger local business aviation community.

The agenda for #2018CBAS is subject to time changes.

The Speaker Lineup

Session time & topic Speaker
0830-0900Registration & Breakfast
0900-0905Welcome to CBAS 2018 Reynolds Jet
0905-0950Session 1: Disrupting an Industry
Kenny Dichter | Founder & CEO | Wheels Up
0950-1035Session 2: Higher Training Standards
Mark Valette | Aviation Safety Inspector | FAA
1035-1100Power Break & Networking Opportunities
1100-1215Session 3: Whats on Your Mind? Reynolds Jet Led Audience Interaction
1215-1310Catered Lunch
1310-1355Session 4: Illegal Charter Operations Tim Obitts | EVP of Operations and Business, General Counsel | NATA
1355-1440Session 5: Safety Protocols for New Aircraft Certification Tom Hilpert | Director, Program Management Global 7500/8000 | Bombardier Business Aircraft
1440-1510Power Break & Networking Opportunities
1510-1610Session 6: Helping Small Flight Departments David Keys | Small Flight Department Committee Chairman | NBAA
1610-1625 – The Reynolds Jet Difference Maker Award Tom Edwards | Professor and Aviation Consultant | Northern Kentucky University
1625-1630 – Closing: CBAS2019 & Other Opportunities Reynolds Jet
Networking Opportunities & Close

2018CBAS Prize Giveaways: By registering, attending CBAS and collecting your name badge, you will be automatically entered in the draw for a chance to win prizes kindly supplied by Sporty’s:


Bombardier Business Aircraft has kindly supplied a desktop model of their G7500, too: