NBAA announces United States Air Force combat veteran Michelle “Mace” Curran as keynote speaker at the 2023 NBAA Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference (SDC2023)

NBAA announces United States Air Force combat veteran Michelle “Mace” Curran as keynote speaker at the 2023 NBAA Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference (SDC2023)

Washington, DC, 2022-Dec-04 — /Travel PR News/ — United States Air Force combat veteran and former Thunderbird Lead Solo Michelle “Mace” Curran will be the keynote speaker at the 2023 National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference (SDC2023), which is being held Jan. 24-26 at Music City Center in Nashville, TN.

Curran is an experienced F-16 combat fighter pilot who completed missions across Europe, Asia and the Middle East during her impressive USAF career. She has also served as an F-16 Instructor Pilot and Flight Commander at the Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base in Fort Worth, TX, and from 2019 to 2021, Curran was the only female pilot for the famed Thunderbirds demonstration squadron.

After leaving the military, Curran founded Upside Down Dreams to use her passion for pushing her limits, inspiring others and changing lives to help empower people of all ages to overcome obstacles and fear of failure. Curran also volunteers as part of the nonprofit Veterans’ Outdoor Advocacy Group.

“We are honored to have Michelle join us at SDC2023 as keynote speaker. She is an inspiration to all of us and epitomizes the courage, skill and values of our industry’s most illustrious aviators,” said NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen. “I know attendees to SDC2023 will appreciate hearing Michelle’s perspectives and insights as they enjoy one of the foremost conferences in business aviation.”

SDC, which NBAA launched in 1989, is acclaimed as one of the premier events for the business aviation community and is recognized for its focus on new technologies and innovation, hosting high-caliber speakers and educating thousands of participants on how to navigate the complexities of international operations and regulations.

“SDC2023 is the perfect opportunity for first-timers and seasoned attendees alike to learn about the best scheduling and dispatching practices and an unsurpassed opportunity to reconnect with friends, make new connections and network with hundreds of new vendors and suppliers,” said Chris Strong, NBAA senior vice president, events.

Founded in 1947 and based in Washington, DC, the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) is the leading organization for companies that rely on general aviation aircraft to help make their businesses more efficient, productive and successful. The association represents more than 10,000 company and professional members and provides more than 100 products and services to the business aviation community, including the NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE), the world’s largest civil aviation trade show. Learn more about NBAA at

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Source: NBAA