The mission of the Greater Miami Aviation Association is to support and increase the pool of qualified South Florida college graduates who are pursuing careers in the aerospace industry and to enhance the overall effectiveness of our members through knowledge, networking and cooperation. The GMAA represents the region’s aviation industry, providing a forum to increase public awareness and promote programs that leverage the positive impact aviation has on economic development in its local communities. We provide a forum for the sharing of opinions and concerns among industry leaders, business executives, government, civic leaders, and others with an interest in the past, current and future activities of the aviation and aerospace industries.


Darrell Roberts, technical director of MIA's tower and founder of SAFEE & the SFL Air Expo will retire soon. Come celebrate his 43 years of civil service and his continuing dedication to STEM & Aviation outreach in Miami.

Tickets are $30 donation, RSVP by 1/20
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Darrell Roberts' FAA Retirement & Birthday

January 27, 2017, 7:00pm - January 27, 2017, 9:00pm

You are cordially invited to Director Darrell Roberts' retirement celebration of 43 years with the FAA, and birthday. As technical director of Miami International Airport's (MIA) Air Traffic Control (ATC) tower he has had a direct role in the growth and safety of this massive international aviation hub. Mr. Roberts is a native of Miami, a graduate of Miami-Dade College's EIG-Watson School of Aviation ATC program. He has been repaying the city and industry he loves by founding SAFEE, the South Florida Aviators Fly-In & Educational Expo, commonly known as the SFL Air Expo. Along with the various SAFEE camps and events over the last 5 years it has introduced nearly 20,000 local students to career opportunities in Aviation. He extolls the virtues of STEM education by participating on the board of Barrington Irving's Experience Aviation non-profit organization. Join us in celebrating the career of Director Darrell Roberts as he enters a new chapter in civil service. Dinner will be held this January 27th at the 94th Bomber Squadron. Tickets are available for a donation of $30 at Please RSVP by 1/20/2017

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Emirates GMAA Lunchseon

March 8, 2017, 11:30am - March 8, 2017, 12:30pm

Speaker: Patricia Breslauer; South Florida Manager of Emirates Sponsor: TBD Patricia will discuss the fast growing international airline, Emirates. It's recent entry into the South Florida market and the impact of trans-continental connections and hubs. Member $30, Non-Memebers $40. RSVP at All Proceeds go to fund Aviation Scholarships

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Norwegian Air GMAA Luncheon

February 8, 2017, 11:30am - February 8, 2017, 12:30pm

Speaker: Anders Lindstroem, Director of Communications- USA for Norwegian Air Sponsor: Pan Am International Flight Academy Mr. Lindstroem will discuss Norwegian Air's focus and commitment to South Florida and new routes to Fort Lauderdale, in addition to a brief, general overview of the company and its growth. Norwegian is the sixth largest low-cost carrier in the world with approximately 120 aircrafts and 6,000 employees and nearly 450 routes to more than 150 destinations in Europe, North Africa, Middle East, Thailand, Caribbean and the U.S. Member $30, Non-Memebers $40. RSVP at All proceeds from GMAA events go fund local aviation scholarships

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