American Bonanza Society Annual Convention at the AOPA Aviation Summit

American Bonanza SocietyWe are pleased the American Bonanza Society will be joining us again by hosting their annual convention during the AOPA Aviation Summit.

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Note: To register as ABS, please select “yes” to the question, “will you be attending the ABS Annual Convention at the AOPA Summit?” You not only gain access to all ABS-specific seminars, you will have access to AOPA’s seminars, the Exhibit Hall, and Airportfest.

To enjoy all ABS has to offer, please register for the American Bonanza Society Special Events Package, which includes a Beechcraft Welcome Reception Wednesday, Falcon Day Breakers! Breakfast Thursday and Friday, and Hospitality Reception Thursday afternoon. The additional cost is $75.

Hotel and Travel Information

The Sheraton Fort Worth has rooms available especially for ABS Members. Click here to book your room.

ABS Seminars and Events

The American Bonanza Society welcomes its members and their guests as we join AOPA Aviation Summit in Fort Worth for our annual convention. ABS registrants receive access to all ABS events as well as the AOPA Exhibit Hall, aircraft display, seminars, and special events. *Please note: Non-ABS registrants can attend all ABS seminars but do not have access to other ABS events: Beechcraft Welcome Reception and Dinner, Thursday and Friday Falcon DayBreakers! Breakfasts, and Thursday Break. All ABS seminars will be in the convention center. Please check each social/meal event for location.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 9
Beechcraft Welcome Reception and Dinner
The American Bonanza Society and Beechcraft welcome its registered members with a reception and dinner at the Ashton Depot, located 1 ½ blocks from the Sheraton.
5 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Ashton Depot
For ABS registrants only
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10
Falcon Daybreaker!
Registered ABS attendees start the day with breakfast at the Sheraton, sponsored by Falcon Insurance Agency.
7:30 a.m. – 9 a.m.
Sheraton Hotel, Piney Woods Ballroom
For ABS registrants only
Understanding and Managing Your Fuel System: E-Series Bonanzas
Fuel system design, management, and normal, abnormal and emergency operation for pilots of 1947-1956 Bonanzas.
Thomas P. Turner, ABS Air Safety Foundation
Room 1
10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
TBA
Check your ABS Supplemental Program for details on the location.
Room 2
10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Single-Pilot Management in Beech Airplanes
Flying the airplane is the easy part. Learn how to manage the entire flight environment for safe single-pilot flying in your Bonanza or Baron.
W. Tim Miller, BPPP Instructor, AOPA Flight Instructor Excellence Award, 2012
Room 1
1:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
ABS Board of Directors Questions/Answers Forum
Meet your ABS Board members and get answers to your questions about ABS governance and strategic vision.
ABS Board of Directors
Room 2
1:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Understanding the Pilot/Controller Partnership
Flying in the ATC environment is a team effort. Learn what the person at the other side of the microphone is thinking to optimize the services and assistance available to reduce your workload and improve the safety and efficiency of your flights.
John Foster, BPPP Instructor, Retired Air Traffic Controller
Room 1
3:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Ask the ABS Technical Advisors
Your Beech maintenance questions answered by the ABS Technical Advisors
ABS Technical Advisors
Room 2
3:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
ABS Break
Registered ABS members: Plan to enjoy a refreshing break after the seminars are finished and before the AOPA Concert Thursday evening. Check your ABS Supplemental Program for details on the location.
5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Sheraton Hotel
For ABS registrants only
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11
Falcon Daybreaker!
Registered ABS attendees start the day with breakfast at the Sheraton, sponsored by Falcon Insurance Agency. Program: ABS Annual Meeting.
7:30 a.m. – 9 a.m.
Sheraton Hotel, Piney Woods Ballroom
For ABS registrants only
Understanding and Managing Your Fuel System: 470, 520, 550 and TSIO Bonanzas/Debonairs
Fuel system design, management, and normal, abnormal and emergency operation for pilots of 1957 and later Bonanzas and Debonairs.
Thomas P. Turner, ABS Air Safety Foundation
Room 1
10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Unique Bonanza Modifications and Beechcraft Maintenance
Learn about some of the lesser-known products that enhance the operation of your Beechcraft, and tips for maintaining these classic airplanes.
Adrian Eichhorn
Room 2
10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
TBA
Check your ABS Supplemental Program for details.
Room 2
1:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Understanding the Pilot/Controller Partnership
Flying in the ATC environment is a team effort. Learn what the person at the other side of the microphone is thinking to optimize the services and assistance available to reduce your workload and improve the safety and efficiency of your flights.
John Foster, BPPP Instructor, Retired Air Traffic Controller
Room 1
3:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Managing the Multiengine Takeoff in Beech Barons
From preflight to cruise climb: Decisions and techniques to make safe, efficient takeoffs in Beechcraft Barons.
Gerry Parker, BPPP Instructor
Room 2
3:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12
ABS encourages members to join AOPA for a Pancake Breakfast and Pilot Town Hall at Airportfest at Fort Worth Meacham International Airport.
9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Part of your AOPA 3-Day Package Registration or $15 before September 6
Understanding and Managing Your Fuel System: Travel Airs and Barons
Fuel system design, management, and normal, abnormal and emergency operation for pilots of the Beechcraft twins.
Thomas P. Turner, ABS Air Safety Foundation
Room 1
10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Managing the Multiengine Takeoff in Beech Barons
From preflight to cruise climb: Decisions and techniques to make safe, efficient takeoffs in Beechcraft Barons.
Gerry Parker, BPPP Instructor
Room 2
10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Single-Pilot Management in Beech Airplanes
Flying the airplane is the easy part. Learn how to manage the entire flight environment for safe single-pilot flying in your Bonanza or Baron.
W. Tim Miller, BPPP Instructor, AOPA Flight Instructor Excellence Award, 2012
Room 1
1:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Beechcraft Preflight Inspections
What you should be looking for before you fly your Beechcraft—from ABS’ lead technical advisor and maintenance expert.
Bob Ripley, Lead ABS Technical Advisor
Room 2
1:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Ask the ABS Technical Advisors
Your Beech maintenance questions answered by the ABS Technical Advisors.
Room 1
3:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
TBA
Check your ABS Supplemental Program for details.
Room 2
3:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

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