What Would You Say to Randy Babbitt?
A key speaker at AOPA’s Aviation Summit is FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt who is scheduled to address the opening session on September 23, 2011, in Hartford, Conn. At Summit, Babbitt will provide AOPA members with an update on the state of general aviation from the FAA’s perspective along with a recap of its accomplishments and how the agency will address GA issues in 2012 and beyond.
Babbitt was appointed by President Barack Obama in 2009. He was a pilot for Eastern Air Lines for 25 years and was president of the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA), the largest airline pilot union in the United States. He told the Senate Commerce Committee shortly after his confirmation in 2009 that safety was his top priority: “This is a business where one mistake is one too many.” He remains current as a pilot, telling AOPA President Craig Fuller that staying proficient helps him be an advocate for the industry and for GA.
The FAA Administrator is just one of the don’t-miss speakers you’ll see at this year’s AOPA Aviation Summit. It’s a great opportunity to ask questions and have your voice heard. Add in more speakers, exhibits, Airportfest, dozens of seminars, networking and social events and you’ll not want to miss Summit in Hartford this year. Click here to register today.
At AOPA Summit, complimentary transportation will take you from the Connecticut Convention Center over to Hartford-Brainard Airport for Airportfest, where 100 aircraft are on display along with food concessions and fun activities.
June 29, 2011