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GTF shareholder Tom Zimmer chaired a well-attended California Aviation Professionals Carol Chase Speaker Series Program on April 29 at Le Meridien San Francisco.

The first of two speakers, Dean Gerber, GTF team chair, discussed de-registration and export remedies under the Cape Town Convention. One attendee quipped that “he made a tough (and boring) topic interesting.” The second speaker, Brian Benzing, Aircraft and Lease Manager at Virgin America, provided his observations on the recent acquisition of Virgin America by Alaska Airlines. His perspective, from inside the transaction, made for a very engaging presentation.

California Aviation Professionals meet twice a year for the purpose of professional education on topics of interest to the aviation finance community and collegial networking. Inquiries about membership and future programs can be directed to Tom Zimmer.