AOPA Aviation Summit Events

AOPA Live Schedule

Catch AOPA Live in person in the exhibit hall of the Connecticut Convention Center or watch live from your computer.

Friday, Sept. 23
Topic Description Time
Who won the Crossover Classic Sweepstakes 182? You won't want to miss the announcement. Are you the winner? 10:04 a.m.
9/11 - Ten years later Some of the people who were on the front lines for general aviation 10 years go talk about what happened, what has changed, and where aviation security goes in the future. 10:21 a.m.
Flying to Greenland The adventure of a lifetime. A flight of Bonanzas heads north. 10:35 a.m.
Lightspeed Awards Which charitable aviation organizations did the pilot community pick for Lightspeed Aviation Foundation awards? The winners will be announced live. 11:05 a.m.
Pilots Overgross AOPA Pilot "Fly Well" author Dr. Jonathan Sackier and AOPA President Craig Fuller on battling the bulge.  11:35 a.m.

AOPA Products and Services

AOPA and Bank of America Core Affinity Partnerships Executive Henry Agusti will share some exciting updates for AOPA members.

11:50 a.m.

Do pilots make better CEOs? Richard Shine, Manitoba Corp. CEO and chief pilot; and developer, entrepreneur, and pilot Peter Weidhorn discuss how being a pilot translates to better business. 12:04 p.m.

Avgas update

National Air Transportation Association President Jim Coyne discusses the latest news in the search for an alternative to leaded avgas.

12:35 p.m.

Cessna update Cessna executive Mark Paolucci will update us on the latest from one of the premier general aviation manufacturers. 12:50 p.m.
Keynote: Meet the Administrator No single agency has more influence on how we fly than the FAA. Hear directly from FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt as he answers the questions pilots are asking—questions about funding, priorities, regulatory policy, the role of general aviation in the national transportation system, and more. 1 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 24
Topic Description Time
EAA President Rod Hightower EAA President Rod Hightower and AOPA President Craig Fuller discuss joint initiatives from the two associations that will benefit all pilots. 10:15 a.m.
Navy Aviation Centennial Francesco “Paco” Chierici & Jay Consalvi, Naval aviators extraordinaire. 10:30 a.m.
Aviation Careers So you want to be an airline pilot? Airline pilot Pete Bedell and  Judy Tarver, Airline Pilot Central, will tell you how. 10:35 a.m.
Dr. Richard Williams - Choosing an AME AOPA Pilot "Fly Well" author Dr. Jonathan Sackier walks you through how to choose an AME and talks with NASA's chief medical officer  11:04 a.m.
Canadian Owners and Pilots Association Canadian Owners and Pilots Associaton President Kevin Psutka talks about general aviation north of the border. 11:21 a.m.
NextGen Virginia is on the leading edge of NextGen implimitation. Virginia Department of Aviation Director Randall Burdette talks about what NextGen means for pilots. 11:35 a.m.
Summit 2011 highlights AOPA President Craig Fuller takes a look at some of the highlights from this year's show. 12:04 p.m.
Top Ten Most Wanted NTSB board members Chris Hart and  Earl Weener explain why improving general aviation safety is a top priority.  12:21 p.m.
Flight Training Aviation humorist Rod Machado talks about flight training. 12:35 p.m.
Keynote: Working together to ensure our future The pilot population has been steadily declining for decades—we need to know why and what we can do about it. AOPA President Craig Fuller and EAA President Rod Hightower will share the stage and their ideas about opening aviation to a new generation of pilots. 1 p.m.

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