NBAA BACE 2017 – Las Vegas, Nevada — Conklin & de Decker’s registration is now open for the 18th Aircraft Acquisition Planning Seminar on December 5th and 6th at the Scottsdale Plaza Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona. National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (BACE) 2017 attendees in Las Vegas, Nevada can register for this industry event at the Conklin & de Decker Booth #C7634.


Unique from other seminars and workshops, the Conklin & de Decker Aircraft Acquisition Planning Seminar (AAP) is the only program that is designed to help the aircraft buyer, aircraft owner or aviation professional make informed decisions when buying, selling and owning an aircraft. This seminar will focus on the many areas of concern that affect the aircraft owner throughout the acquisition process.


“We have been presenting the AAP seminar for years, and there is always something new to learn about the purchasing process and the complexities of operating a business aircraft in today’s environment,” commented Nel Stubbs, Conklin & de Decker co-owner and seminar chairwoman. “In addition to the Conklin & de Decker staff of specialists, we have an outstanding group of industry experts scheduled to present at this 18th event.


The AAP Seminar is packed full of information that will assist the aviation professional who needs to develop a plan for changing their aircraft fleet, when the time is right, and will help determine which aircraft best meets their mission profile. Attendees will learn about the often confusing Federal and State taxes associated with aircraft acquisitions, depreciation, and like-kind exchanges, as well as the analysis of the various financing alternatives and ownership structures. The latest details about aircraft management, registration and creating a budget for an aircraft operation will also be covered in this comprehensive seminar.


The Aircraft Acquisition Planning Seminar is certified by the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) to be a Certified Aviation Manager (CAM) accredited program, allowing attendees to receive CAM credit for participating in this seminar. Upon written request, Conklin & de Decker will also provide individual attorneys and CPA’s with an attendance confirmation letter to support their application for CPE or CLE credit in their respective states.  Based on a 50-minute hour, the Aircraft Acquisition Planning Seminar should be eligible for up to a maximum of 16 CPE/CLE credits for the full 2-day seminar.


Register for the Aircraft Acquisition and Planning Seminar on or before November 14th and pay the discounted price of $895 per person. Registration after this date will be at the regular price of $995 per person.  For more information about this seminar please contact Christine Preston at (928) 443-8676 or, or visit the Conklin & de Decker website at


About Conklin & de Decker

Conklin & de Decker, celebrating more than 30 years in business, is a leader in aviation research, consulting and education with offices in Massachusetts, Texas and Arizona. The mission of Conklin & de Decker is to enable the general aviation industry to make more informed decisions when dealing with the purchase, operation and disposition of aircraft by furnishing objective and impartial information. Founded in 1984, Conklin & de Decker focuses on fixed- and rotary- wing aircraft operating cost, performance and specification databases, maintenance management software, financial management, fleet planning, market research, aviation tax issues, and financial, tax and management seminars.  Conklin & de Decker consults with numerous individuals, corporations, and government agencies worldwide. More information on their products and services, copies of articles published, and a unique “Members Only” section can be found on their website,