Upcoming Events

    • 01/22/2016
    • 12/31/2016
    • South Florida
    • 32

    We have numerous Sponsorship Opportunities throughout the year.  To reserve an opportunity, please click on "Register" and then make your selection.  Thank you for your continued support!

    • 09/08/2016
    • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • National Jets @ Fort Lauderdale International Airport (FLL)

    General Membership Meeting

    The SFBAA is pleased to welcome Nick Popovich as the headline speaker for our next General Membership Meeting. The meeting will be held at National Jets at the Fort Lauderdale International Airport (FLL) on Thursday, September 8th from 5:30 to 8pm.

    Nick Popovich is an accomplished pilot with multiple type ratings who left the airlines to start Sage­ Popovich, Inc. Sage Popovich is primarily recognized for their repossessions of aviation related assets, though also provide a host of other aviation-related services.

    Nick will be speaking about a variety of topics, including what motivated him to enter the industry, the current difficulties he sees facing the industry, and will recount some of his favorite repossession stories he's acquired over the years.

    Nick and his team of 105 world-wide employees have worked on almost every major airline bankruptcy during his career – primarily for secured lenders. His work in aviation has been recounted in numerous magazine articles such as AIR and SPACE, numerous television appearances such as Night Line and on a series for Discovery Network which he co- produced with his friend Bill Rancic. Nick has appeared as a guest speaker at Industry conferences worldwide for NBAA, ISTAT, major manufacturers, and privately for banks and leasing companies addressing investor related aviation investment, asset recovery and risk. Additionally, Nick has sat on the boards of several industry associations such as ISTAT, MAEL, and numerous foundations. Nick was recently nominated for the prestigious Living Legend of Aviation award, joining the ranks of luminaries such as Buzz Aldrin, Col. Frank Borman, and Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger.

    Cocktails and Hors d'oeuvres will be provided by Silver Lining.

    A special thanks to our sponsors:

    National Jets - Fort Lauderdale International (FLL)
    3495 SW 9th Ave
    Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315

    • 10/14/2016
    • 10:30 AM - 8:00 PM
    • PGA National Resort & Spa - Palm Beach Gardens

    2016 Annual Charity Golf Classic
    October 14, 2016

    Mark your calendar now!  An exciting day of golf, fun and camaraderie with South Florida’s business aviation community will be held Friday, October 14th at the prestigious PGA National Golf Resort and Spa in beautiful Palm Beach Gardens.  This is the same venue as last year and will once again take place on two courses.

    Sign up today!  Registration is now open at the cost of $200 per golfer or $700 per foursome.  Proceeds benefit the SFBAA Scholarship fund, Angel Flight, and the Make-A-Wish Foundation.  All registrations and payments must be received by September 16, 2016.  Please complete the Golf Registration form found here and send to Jeff Ramsden (or via fax: 954-359-0209).  Registrations will be taken on a first-come, first-serve basis.  This event will sell-out, so register today!

    Format:  As always, this is a four person best-ball scramble with trophies, prizes, and bragging rights at stake.  Skills challenges and side competitions along the way give even the highest handicappers a chance to win.  All players receive a complimentary goodie bag, lunch, beverages on the course, and an expanded cocktail reception after play ends which will include hors d'oeuvres, trophy presentations, and a raffle.


    Registration:           Begins at 10:30 am
    Lunch:                         11:30 am - 12:30 pm
    Shotgun Start:        1:00 pm
    Reception:                 5:45 pm - 8:00 pm

    Sponsorship opportunities still available!  Most of our headline sponsorships have been filled, but a few still remain.  We also have a limited number of hole, prize hole, and custom sponsorships available at lower rates.  Please click here see the Tournament Sponsorship form or contact an SFBAA Board Member for more information.  We also welcome any contributions to our raffle or goodie bags.  If you are going to send items for the goodie bag, please include at least 200 pieces.  Please write “SFBAA Golf - 10/14/16” on the box and send these items directly to the golf course:

    PGA National Resort & Spa
     c/o Sheril Dolphin / SFBAA
    400 Avenue of the Champions
    Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418

    The Courses


    Formerly the Haig Course

    The Fazio is a reinvention of The Haig, PGA National Resort & Spa's original 18-hole course that opened in 1980.  The Haig was designed by George and Tom Fazio in tribute to five-time PGA champion Walter Hagen, and its renovation is being led by third-generation designer Tom Fazio II, who emphasized modernizing the course layout.  While the original par-72 routing remains intact, the renovation improves the classic golf architecture with modern advances, including:

    • A 70% increase in total green surface to 2.5 acres, grassed with TifEagle on the greens and Celebration Bermuda grass on tees and fairways
    • Reconfigured tee boxes and bunkers
    • Player-friendly tees allowing the course to be played at 5,100 yards in accordance with the popular “Tee it Forward” initiative sponsored by the PGA and USGA

    Fazio II himself believes his renovation “[achieves] that ideal balance where single-digit golfers will be fully challenged while higher handicaps will have a layout ideal for a day of enjoyable resort golf.”


    Named after its designer, Arnold Palmer, this course is one of the more forgiving at PGA National Resort from tee to fairway, known as a risk/reward game.  The open fairways and larger “Champion Bermuda” greens can be quite accommodating and invite players to take a chance if they dare -- as golfers are not overly penalized for missing the fairway or primary rough on most holes here.  There is a considerable amount of undulation through the fairway, presenting the opportunity for uneven lies and creative shot-making.  The Palmer has a great series of finishing holes, with the 18th being one of the most scenic par 5s on the property.

    The Resort

    The PGA National Resort & Spa just put the finishing touches on a multimillion-dollar renovation in 2012.  It has been home to the PGA’s Honda Classic since 2007 and includes a Wine Spectator-awarded signature restaurant, zero-entry pool and a rejuvenation spa to go along with its five championship golf courses.  They have recently updated all their courses with new turf, rebuilt bunkers, expanded tee and green complexes, and modernized two of their older courses.  It has a decorated history and tradition as one of the finest golf resorts in South Florida, located just 20 minutes from the Palm Beach Airport.

    We have been granted a courtesy rate of $159+tax per night for those interested in staying on the premises overnight.  A block of rooms have been reserved for us.  These rates are eligible for any of our participants/sponsors starting on Thursday (10/13) as long as you check out by Sunday (10/16).  Reservations must be made by September 13 by calling (844) 821-0028; be sure to mention the SFBAA Charity Golf Classic. 


    Golf Forms:

    Tournament Info

    Registration Form

    Sponsorship Form

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