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General Aviation Standards, Summits and Seminars

General Aviation Standards, Summits and SeminarsGeneral aviation constitutes a significant majority of the civil aircraft fleet in the United States and performs a variety of critical functions ranging from flight training for most pilots to medical evacuation, small package delivery, fractional ownership, business transportation, agricultural operations, and law enforcement among others. Increasingly, general aviation is also providing a viable air transportation complement to the air carrier “hub and spoke” system. Corporate aviation and on-demand air taxis have provided such service for some time and new forms of general aviation are expanding these alternatives.

General aviation safety has been improving continuously for nearly 25 years and accidents continue to decrease even as activity increases. The leading causes of general aviation fatal accidents are related to weather and loss of control. If general aviation growth becomes even more pronounced, a major challenge for the community will be to decrease accident rates to maintain and increase public acceptability of general aviation as an alternative form of air travel.

Many new developments have taken place that will have a pronounced effect on general aviation flight operations and, consequently, general aviation training. For example, the complexity of the airspace will increase as the National Airspace System (NAS) is modernized and the FAA’s Operational Evolution Plan (OEP) takes effect. Similarly, new airspace and other operational changes will also be inevitable to accommodate aviation security concerns following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. These changes will be magnified as new cockpit and other flight technologies are introduced. New technologies and aircraft are always being developed and brought to market. New and innovative ways to train need to be developed to be able to train a safer pilot with less time and cost. With older technology systems, it did not matter who built the system since they all functioned and looked similar. However, with new technology, systems that perform similar functions may not look alike and pilot interaction with these systems may be completely different. Consequently, a “one-size-fits-all” approach to training may no longer be adequate.

Attending Aviation Shows and Pilot Networking

Attending aviation shows provides a great opportunity to meet the main industry players and network with pilots. You will be able to exchange a wealth of information and network with peers throughout the industry and the world.

The AOPA Aviation Summit

October 10, 2013 at 09:00 AM – Oct 12 2013 at 05:00 PM in Fort Worth, Texas.

The summit is a three day event, full of aviation-themed action for all ages and levels of aviation enthusiasm. No matter if you’re a student pilot, have had your pilot certificate for decades, or still have your feet firmly planted on the ground but have always kept an eye high in the sky, there is plenty to see and do – you can’t afford to miss it!

From Airportfest to educational forums and a 500-booth exhibit hall, AOPA Summit brings pilots everything that is relevant to their flying. AOPA Summit attracts industry leaders and policy makers and hosts discussions on critical issues that impact the General Aviation industry.

Not a pilot? For those interested in aviation, there is plenty to do during AOPA Summit. You can take an introductory flight, fly in a flight simulator, attend forums on how to get started with learning to fly and take in a variety of fun activities that will fuel your interest in aviation.

From touchdown to take off, AOPA will entertain and engage you in the general aviation world. AOPA Summit is a full immersion in everything aviation.

Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association | 421 Aviation Way Frederick, MD 21701 | Phone 800/872-2672 | Fax 301/695-2375

NOTE: Summit Registration has been extended to October 7th.

Aviation Schedule

Thursday, October 10, 2013
9 a.m. – 10 a.m.: Opening Keynote
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.: Airportfest Open
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.: Exhibit Hall Open
10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.: Seminars
5:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.: Commemorative Air Force Red, White and Loud Tour starring Aaron Tippin
9:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.: Whiskey and Rye “Lift” Lounge (Omni Hotel)

Friday, October 11, 2013
9 a.m. – 10 a.m.: Keynote
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.: Exhibit Hall and Airportfest Open
10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.: Seminars
5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.: Chow Down in Cowtown
9:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.: Whiskey and Rye “Lift” Lounge (Omni Hotel)

Saturday, October 12, 2013
9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.: Pancake Breakfast and Pilot Town Hall at Airportfest
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.: Exhibit Hall and Airportfest Open
10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.: Seminars
5 p.m. – 8 p.m.: Hangar Dance at the Vintage Flying Museum

Aviation Seminars by Topic

Aviation seminars cover a variety of industry topics told by industry leaders, seasoned pilots and experts. These interesting and informative seminars are designed to reduce risk and increase the level of safety in aviation operations.

ABS Technical Advisors
ABS Seminar: Ask the ABS Technical Advisors
ABS Seminar: Ask the ABS Technical Advisors

Larry Brown Author, “Fly Like a Fighter” column, AOPA Online

Fighter Pilot: True Tales from the Cockpit

Mike Busch Savvy Aircraft Maintenance Management, Inc. CEO and A&P/IA

Avoid Useless Maintenance
Is Your Engine Healthy?
To TBO and Beyond…
Bad News from Your A&P: Now What Do You Do?
Is Your Engine Healthy?

Gary Crump AOPA Director of Medical Certification Services

Know Before You Go: Be Ready for Your Next Flight Physical
A Change of Heart: New FAA Policy on Cardiac Conditions

Adrian Eichhorn JetBlue Airways Pilot and A&P/IA

Avoiding Pilot Errors: What I’ve Learned from Flying CEOs, Astronauts, and Grandma
ABS Seminar: Unique Bonanza Modifications and Beechcraft Maintenance
Bad News from Your A&P: Now What Do You Do?
Pass Me the Wrench: A Guide to Owner-Performed Maintenance

John Foster BPPP Instructor, retired air traffic controller

ABS Seminar: Understanding the Pilot/Controller Partnership
ABS Seminar: Understanding the Pilot/Controller Partnership

Dr. Ian Blair Fries CFII, ATP, and FAA Senior (HIMS) Aviation Medical Examiner

Saving Your Life in an Aircraft Accident
Mike Goulian Aerobatic Champion and Airshow Performer
Refine Your Decision Making and Re-define Your Personal Limits

Tom Haines AOPA Senior Vice President and Editor in Chief of Publications

Avionics Upgrades for the Long-Haul
Aircraft Buying Workshop: Find It, Buy It, Insure It

Kristine Hartzell AOPA Chief Flight Instructor

What Went Wrong?

For a full list of seminars and topics, please visit source

Aviator College Staff and Flight Instructors To Guide Your Pilot Career

Aviator’s staff is dedicated to helping you through your ratings and on to employment in the aviation industry.
Contact Aviator today or schedule a visit.

For a list of staff, please visit Aviator Staff information.

Aviator encourages their Flight Training Instructors to provide actual instrument flight time with their students whenever possible to gain real-world experience. Our Flight Training Instructors continue to grow in their skills while flying in the high density traffic operations of Florida’s airspace.

To speak with an instructor contact the college at 772-672-8222.

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