If Your Image Of Private Aviation Is The Kardashians Or Tom Price, Here's The Truth

If Your Image Of Private Aviation Is The Kardashians Or Tom Price, Here's The Truth 960 640 C-Suite Network

First of all, there is nothing wrong with The Kardashians flying on private jets. They earned the money, and after all, if you can afford it, private aviation is the way to go factoring in time savings, convenience and the fact that you won’t get dragged off your flight by your ankles. That said, celebrities and misguided politicians are really just a small sliver of private aviation. The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA), the trade group representing owners and operators of private jets and business turboprops, is wrapping up its annual convention here in Las Vegas. Its CEO Ed Bolen took time out of his schedule to speak to Forbes.com about the state of the industry, and share the storylines about business aviation that usually don’t make the news.

An Embraer SA Legacy 500 jet sits on display. Nearly 30,000 business aviation professionals are in Las Vegas this week…