Jack Olcott's Credentials
Possibly the world’s most recognized advocate, if
not expert, on the value of Business Aviation, Jack Olcott
is leveraging his and the community’s capabilities
to address issues facing corporate flight departments and
companies interested in the use of general aviation aircraft
for business transportation.
Educated as an Aeronautical Engineer and businessman with
BSE and MSE degrees from Princeton University as well as
an MBA in general management from Rutgers University and
a certificate in leadership training from Harvard University’s
School of Government, Jack began his career in Business
Aviation with an aviation management company located in
the New York City area, earning the position
of vice president. His experience includes creating a flight
research laboratory at the Indian Institute of Technology/Kanpur,
where he also conducted prototype and certification flight
tests of aircraft designed by the Indian Department of
Civil Aviation Technical Center. As Vice President-Corporate
Development and Principal Investigator for a high-tech
consulting firm located in Princeton, NJ, he obtained and
managed flight mechanics contracts issued by NASA and private
While remaining active as an advisor to NASA and as a flight
instructor, Jack began a career in aviation journalism
in the early 1970s, achieving the position of
Editor and Publisher of Business & Commercial Aviation
magazine and Vice President within McGraw-Hill’s
Aviation Week Group before being recruited as President
of the National Business Aviation Association in 1992.
During his tenure at NBAA, the Association doubled its
Membership, tripled its annual revenue and quadrupled its
uncommitted funds balance. NBAA’s services to the
business aviation community expanded significantly through
development of its web site, nbaa.org, facilitation of
more than 50 topical e-mail threads, expansion of NBAA’s
informational seminars, dramatic growth of the Association’s
Annual Meeting & Convention (the world’s largest
trade exhibition and informational exchange devoted solely
to civil aviation), and creation of business aviation conferences
and exhibitions in Europe (EBACE) and Latin America (LABACE)
as well as venues for Business Aviation advocacy in Asia.
In addition to academic credentials, Jack Olcott holds
an Airline Transport Pilot certificate with LA-25, BE-300,
BE-1900, DA-50/900, and CE-500 type ratings as well as
a Flight Instructor certificate with airplane single, multiengine
and instrument ratings and glider CFI privileges.
He also is an approved IS-BAO auditor.
Jack’s network and personal knowledge of Business
Aviation uniquely qualifies him to lead General Aero Company,
Inc., a company that leverages the community’s capabilities
to address needs of companies with Business Aviation issues.
Located at Morristown Municipal Airport, home to many corporate
flight departments, General Aero identifies the appropriate
solution process, organizes the most qualified solution
team, manages the overall effort, and is accountable for
agreed-upon results--on time and on budget.