July 26, 2011
By Sarah Brown
A new conference for aviation innovators will attempt to address a wide range of issues in the aviation industry, Aero-News Network Founder, CEO, and Editor in Chief Jim Campbell announced at EAA AirVenture July 25.
The two-day Aviation Transformation Conference (ATC 2012) is scheduled to take place in St. Louis, Mo., in March 2012. Kestrel Aircraft CEO Alan Klapmeier, Eclipse Aviation Founder Vern Raburn, and former AOPA President Phil Boyer, who spoke at the AirVenture press conference, are among the announced attendees.
Campbell said the conference is intended to define what ails aviation and encourages participants to “be brutally honest.” After the conference, an organization given the working name of “Foundation for Aviation Advocacy” will use online networking to collaborate and pursue solutions discussed at the conference, a press release explained.
Campbell said that he expects about 200 participants in the invitation-only event, and that those who wish to participate can simply contact him with their ideas for changing the industry.
As the cold weather chills AOPA’s Headquarters in Frederick, many of us are inside generating new resources for flying clubs.
In my house, every Friday night is “Movie Night.” While the movies are rarely educational (I don’t think I learned anything from the Lego Movie), we look forward to the weekly opportunity to spend time together. Why not use the same concept for your Flying Club (with the addition of education, of course)?
AOPA Flying Club Manager Kelby Ferwerda posted the following on the AOPA Flying Club Facebook Page: “Recently I’ve talked with quite a few Flying Clubs about maintaining social activity through the cold winter months. Some clubs host Holliday Parties, others have Potluck Movie Nights. What does your club do to keep members involved during the chilly months?”
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