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NBAA-BACE 2019 Recap: Terry Bradshaw, NASCAR, Students & more

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Earlier this year, the HighTech Finishing team attended the NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE), held October 22-24 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas.

This year’s conference was exciting for many reasons, including visits to our booth from NFL Hall of Famer Terry Bradshaw, NASCAR driver Brad Keselowski, students from aviation school Rancho High School, and many great aviation and business jet customers.

We also hosted a refreshing lunch for key customers to provide a welcome respite from the always-frantic lunch breaks at the conference.

Visits from Terry Bradshaw and Brad Keselowski

How does NFL Hall of Famer Terry Bradshaw bounce from event to event and make it back to the TV studio every Sunday for the NFL on Fox? In one of his private jets.

In fact, Terry told MarketWatch earlier this year that he’s turned his affinity for private planes into a side business.

At the NBAA-BACE conference, Terry visited the HTF booth to review decorative plating options for his new aircraft interior.

Similarly, NASCAR driver Brad Keselowski visited the HTF booth to review options for his new aircraft interior.

Brad was recently in the news for defending NASCAR drivers’ use of private planes, noting that drivers and their families must be able to make each week’s race during the grueling race season.

We were pleased to talk to both Terry and Brad about our selection of interior plating options for their aircraft!

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Excited to Support Local Aviation School

It’s also exciting to help the next generation of aviation professionals. This year’s NBAA-BACE conference was near Rancho High School, a one-of-a-kind aviation academy that offers students the opportunity to learn flight, space travel, and rocketry through hands-on projects and the use of expert technology.

Students from the local academy attended NBAA-BACE and visited our booth to learn more about how we apply our custom interior plating process to parts used in aircraft interiors.

We look forward to seeing how these students grow in their pursuit of aviation careers!

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A Refreshing Lunch for Key Customers

During the lunch rush on Wednesday, October 23, we hosted a refreshing sit-down meal for dozens of key and potential customers.

We wanted to create an oasis of calm amid the lunch-time turmoil of the show floor. Teams sat
down together and enjoyed lunch, colleagues caught up on business, and customers browsed our latest selection of finishes.

It was a wonderful experience to break up the hectic NBAA-BACE schedule.

If you would like to join us for next year’s lunch, just send us a note to n.lockhart@htf.net asking to be included on our invite list. Customer or not, we would be happy to have you join us.

We are already looking forward to next year’s NBAA-BACE conference, which is scheduled to take place October 6-8, 2020, in Orlando, Florida. We’ll see you then!

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