Peter Korns

Senior Manager, Tax, Operations & Workforce Development
National Business Aviation Association (NBAA)

Peter KornsPeter Korns works with NBAA members on tax and regulatory issues related to business aircraft operations. He also manages NBAA’s annual Careers in Business Aviation Day programs at NBAA-BACE and EBACE. These programs introduce thousands of students to the business aviation industry each year and provide young professionals the resources and networking opportunities necessary for building a successful career.

Korns graduated from Kenyon College in 2003 with a B.A. in political science. A native of Washington, DC, he returned to work on Capitol Hill – first for a Congressional House member and then for a political research think tank in a development and fundraising capacity. Having grown up flying a variety of single-engine airplanes in the Pacific Northwest, Peter pursued professional flying in 2006 and earned his Commercial Multiengine and CFI certificates at FlightSafety Academy’s Part 141 program in Vero Beach, FL.

Korns joined NBAA in 2010 and worked in a variety of technical capacities, including safety, research and conducting the annual compensation survey of flight department personnel. He later completed the Aviation Safety & Security Certificate program at the University of Southern California’s Viterbi School of Engineering in 2015.

Korns represents NBAA and business aviation interests on the joint FAA-industry General Aviation Joint Steering Committee (GAJSC) and co-chairs the technical working group, which conducts in-depth analysis of fatal general aviation accidents in order to develop safety initiatives and intervention strategies to mitigate accident causes.

Korns and his fiancé live in both Washington, DC and Chautauqua, NY. He is a former gymnast and an active swimmer, cyclist and yogi. He currently flies an SR-22 and when he can get away from DC he enjoys working on his family wheat farm in Eastern Washington.


Beyond Limits: How I Broke into Business Aviation and How You Can Too
Thursday, 23 May 2019