This year’s NBAA-BACE, the 75th Anniversary edition, was the closest to “normal” that anyone has seen for a couple of years. But what does “normal” mean? And how has that become … abnormal … in the post-pandemic environment?
Teeming crowds and lots of face-to-face interaction are normal at an NBAA-BACE (National Business Aviation Association – Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition) event. This year’s show was held in Orlando, Florida. NBAA-BACE was completely virtual in 2020 and dipped a toe back into the live format last year, when crowds were seen as impressive, “under the circumstances.”
This year, the overall vibe was one of a collective sigh of relief that the show was back to pretty much what it used to be….