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Meridian Sponsors 2017 FlightSafety Golf Tournament

Team Meridian starts the 2017 Flight Safety Golf Tournament at Meridian's sponsor hole. (l to r): Bob Platten, Ron Palmer, Chuck Faust, and Nehemias Camacho.
Team Meridian starts the 2017 Flight Safety Golf Tournament at Meridian’s sponsor hole. (l to r): Bob Platten, Ron Palmer, Chuck Faust, and Nehemias Camacho.

Meridian, the award-winning private aviation company based at Teterboro Airport, was a proud sponsor of FlightSafety’s 21st Annual Customer Appreciation Golf Tournament held on Monday, June 26, 2017. The company sent a team of people to meet and greet golfers at the sponsored hole, as well as a foursome to play in the tournament. Meridian sponsored the ‘Closest to the Pin’ contest hole, which was hosted by two representatives of the company, Stephany Cabrera from Charter Operations and John Hunter from Marketing. Stephany and John welcomed golfers throughout the day, offering water bottles, power bars, sunscreen, and Meridian golf balls. The Meridian foursome included Ron Palmer, Bob Platten, Nehemias Camacho and Chuck Faust. While Team Meridian did not win any prizes, the final score was a respectable 67 in the scramble format.
Overall, there were 150 golfers and over 200 total attendees that participated in the annual tournament. Winning foursomes hailed from Gama Aviation, Honeywell, and Tradewind Aviation. The winner of the Meridian sponsorship hole was Steve Alcock, who took home a beautifully-crafted Ping putter for landing his ball closest to the pin. Other winners included Chris Hancock from Dassault Falcon Jet and Chris Curtin from ExcelAire. In addition to a fun day on the links, there was also a charitable component – FlightSafety raised $1,400 for Corporate Angel Network. Corporate Angel Network is the only charitable organization in the United States whose sole mission is to help cancer patients access the best possible treatment for their specific type of cancer by arranging free travel to treatment across the country using empty seats on corporate jets.
Michele Posey, Director of Sales and organizer of the event, had this to say, “The annual FlightSafety Golf Tournament is a fun way for us to thank our valued customers each year by providing a relaxing day on the golf course followed by a dinner with awards and prizes. We also want to thank our sponsors, like Meridian, for their generosity and support. Now that the 2017 tournament is behind us, we’re already planning for next year.”

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Meridian Sponsors West Coast Flight Safety Golf Tournament

The Meridian Team at the West Coast Flight Safety Golf Tournament, held at Braemar Country Club in Tarzana, CA.  (l to r): Mike Moore, MaKayla Hambek, and Greg Johnson.
The Meridian Team at the West Coast Flight Safety Golf Tournament, held at Braemar Country Club in Tarzana, CA. (l to r): Mike Moore, MaKayla Hambek, and Greg Johnson.

This year the 19th Annual West Coast Flight Safety Golf Tournament was held on Monday, April 17th at Braemar Country Club in Tarzana, CA. The tournament consisted of an 18 hole scramble with a shotgun tee off and almost 200 registered golfers. Beautiful 75 degree weather contributed to it being a great day on the golf course.
Meridian was a proud sponsor of the Driving Range. In addition, we also had a branded sponsorship table near the clubhouse where Mike Moore and MaKayla Hambek greeted golfers throughout the tournament. Giveaways included Gatorade, snacks, and sunscreen, as well as Meridian’s famous jet comparison guides. Greg Johnson played a competitive round in the tournament with industry colleagues.
A delicious dinner followed the event which included an award ceremony for various competitions held throughout the tournament. There were many contests, including closest to the pin, longest drive, and best overall score. Among the various prizes handed out, Greg Johnson won a G600 model aircraft and Meridian was awarded a sponsorship trophy for its ongoing support.
The East Coast Flight Safety Golf Tournament will be held on June 26, 2017 at the Centennial Golf Club in Carmel, NY. Meridian will be proudly sponsoring a hole at this event, and we will also be sending a foursome to play. We hope to see you there!
Meridian is well-represented at the Flight Safety Golf Tournament.
Meridian is well-represented at the Flight Safety Golf Tournament.

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Meridian Sponsors FlightSafety Golf Tournament

Team Meridian at the FlightSafety Customer Appreciation Golf Tournament at Centennial Golf Club in Carmel, NY.  (l to r): Chris Battaglia, Bob Platten, Saqiba Parveen, Brittany Page, Anthony Banome, and Mike Moore.
Team Meridian at the FlightSafety Customer Appreciation Golf Tournament at Centennial Golf Club in Carmel, NY. (l to r): Chris Battaglia, Bob Platten, Saqiba Parveen, Brittany Page, Anthony Banome, and Mike Moore.

Meridian, the award-winning private aviation company based at Teterboro Airport, was a proud sponsor of FlightSafety’s 20th Annual Customer Appreciation Golf Tournament held on Monday, June 27, 2016. The company sent a team of people to meet and greet golfers at the sponsored hole, as well as a foursome to play in the tournament. Meridian sponsored the longest drive contest hole, which was hosted by two representatives of the company, Saqiba Parveen from Customer Service and Brittany Page from Charter Operations. Saqiba and Brittany welcomed golfers throughout the day, offering water bottles, power bars, and Meridian baseball hats. The Meridian foursome included Mike Moore, Chris Battaglia, Bob Platten, and Anthony Banome. While Team Meridian did not win any prizes, the final score was a respectable 68 in the scramble format.
Overall, there were 170 golfers and 230 total attendees that participated in the annual tournament. Winning foursomes hailed from Honeywell, Sony, and Gama Aviation. In addition to a fun day on the links, there was also a charitable component – FlightSafety raised $1,500 for Corporate Angel Network. Corporate Angel Network is the only charitable organization in the United States whose sole mission is to help cancer patients access the best possible treatment for their specific type of cancer by arranging free travel to treatment across the country using empty seats on corporate jets.
Michele Posey, Assistant Director of Sales and organizer of the event, had this to say, “The annual FlightSafety Golf Tournament is a fun way for us to thank our valued customers each year by providing a relaxing day on the golf course followed by a dinner with awards and prizes. We also want to thank our sponsors, like Meridian, for their generosity and support. Now that the 2016 tournament is behind us, we’re already planning for next year.”

While 68 would be a great score for most golfers, it was not low enough to earn any prizes for Team Meridian.
While 68 would be a great score for most golfers, it was not low enough to earn any prizes for Team Meridian.
Brittany Page waits to greet golfers.  Meridian sponsored the Longest Drive contest hole.
Brittany Page waits to greet golfers. Meridian sponsored the Longest Drive contest hole.
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Meridian Sponsors West Coast Flight Safety Golf Tournament

Team Meridian on the putting green at the Flight Safety Golf Tournament. (l to r): Anthony Banome, MaKayla Hambek, Tammy Vinas, Ken Forester, Kelly Pappas, and Greg Johnson.
Team Meridian on the putting green at the Flight Safety Golf Tournament. (l to r): Anthony Banome, MaKayla Hambek, Tammy Vinas, Ken Forester, Kelly Pappas, and Greg Johnson.

On Monday, April 18, 2016, Flight Safety International held its 18th Annual Customer Appreciation Golf Tournament at Robinson Ranch Golf Club in Santa Clarita, CA. Meridian was proud to be a first-time sponsor of Flight Safety’s West Coast golf outing. Every year, Meridian supports FSI’s East Coast tournament usually held in June at Centennial Golf Club in Carmel, NY. The company was well represented at Robinson Ranch by its California-based team, including Ken and Susan Forester, Kelly Pappas, Greg Johnson, MaKayla Hambek, and Tammy Vinas. Anthony Banome, based at Meridian’s Teterboro location in New Jersey, also made it out to the event.
Meridian sponsored the Putting Green competition, which was supported throughout the day by volunteers Ken, Susan, Kelly, MaKayla, and Tammy. The company set up a table that offered golfers water bottles, granola bars, hats and sunscreen. The putting contest winner was Steve Lee of Million Air, who had the low score of 5 strokes. A prize was also given to Travis Abbott of KACALP for having a score of 16, the highest number of strokes! In the meantime, Greg and Anthony braved the hot weather and played in the 90 degree heat on one of the two 18-hole golf courses.
Overall, the event was a big success, and went a long way to support the Southern California aviation community. The tournament had 205 players, setting a new attendance record for this event. There were 36 sponsors, also setting a new record. Lunch was provided during the outing, and a cocktail hour with a sit-down dinner and awards ceremony was held after the tournament. Prizes for Meridian folks included Kelly Pappas, who won a $100 raffle drawing, and Anthony Banome, who won a box of golf balls.
Meridian makes a strong showing at the Flight Safety Golf Tournament. (l to r): MaKayla Hambek, Tammy Vinas, and Kelly Pappas.
Meridian makes a strong showing at the Flight Safety Golf Tournament. (l to r): MaKayla Hambek, Tammy Vinas, and Kelly Pappas.