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Check back for regular updates to the education schedule.

Seminar seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Plan to arrive early to the seminar to ensure a seat, or plan to attend multiple days as some seminars are offered twice.

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Create your Aviation Summit Schedule by checking the boxes of the events you would like to attend, then pressing the “Print Selected Events” button below. This will create a printable page of all your Aviation Summit events! If you would like to print ALL the events, simply scroll to the bottom of the page and press the “Print Entire Schedule” button.

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Leading Luminaries Seminars
Sponsored by AOPA Aviation Finance & DTC Duat
Maintenance Seminars
Medical/Legal Seminars
Sponsored by AOPA Pilot Protection Services & Life Line Screening
Pilot Skills Seminars
Technology Seminars
Sponsored by Bank of America & Sporty's Pilot Shop
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
12:00 PM-
5:00 PM
  Attendee Registration
5:00 PM-
9:00 PM
  ABS Event: Beechcraft Welcome Reception and Dinner
For ABS registrants only
Thursday, October 10, 2013
7:30 AM-
9:00 AM
  ABS Event: Falcon Daybreaker!
For ABS registrants only
7:30 AM-
5:00 PM
  Attendee Registration
9:00 AM-
10:00 AM
  Opening Keynote
10:00 AM-
5:00 PM
  Airportfest Open
10:00 AM-
5:00 PM
  Exhibit Hall Open
10:30 AM-
11:45 AM
Seminars:
  ABS Seminar: Understanding and Managing Your Fuel System: E-Series Bonanza
10:30 AM-
11:45 AM
Maintenance Seminars:
  Avoid Useless Maintenance
10:30 AM-
11:45 AM
Pilot Skills Seminars:
  Handling In-Flight Emergencies
10:30 AM-
11:45 AM
Medical/Legal Seminars:
  I Like to Fly, I Don't Want to Die
10:30 AM-
11:45 AM
Leading Luminaries:
  Landing on the White House Lawn: A Day in the Life of a Marine One Pilot
10:30 AM-
11:45 AM
Technology Seminars:
  iPad 101
12:00 PM-
1:00 PM
Seminars:
  No Greater Burden
1:30 PM-
2:45 PM
Seminars:
  ABS Board of Directors Questions/Answers Forum
  ABS Seminar: Single-Pilot Management in Beech Airplanes
1:30 PM-
2:45 PM
Pilot Skills Seminars:
  Avoiding Pilot Errors: What I've Learned from Flying CEOs, Astronauts, and Grandma
1:30 PM-
2:45 PM
Leading Luminaries:
  Fighter Pilot: True Tales from the Cockpit
1:30 PM-
2:45 PM
Medical/Legal Seminars:
  Five Easy Ways to Keep Your Brain in Shape to Fly
1:30 PM-
2:45 PM
Pilot Skills Seminars:
  Ultimate Weather Charts
1:30 PM-
2:45 PM
Technology Seminars:
  Using Computer-Based Flight Simulations Effectively
1:30 PM-
3:00 PM
Maintenance Seminars:
  Avionics Upgrades for the Long-Haul
3:15 PM-
4:30 PM
Seminars:
  ABS Seminar: Ask the ABS Technical Advisors
  ABS Seminar: Understanding the Pilot/Controller Partnership
3:15 PM-
4:30 PM
Technology Seminars:
  Advanced iPad Flying
3:15 PM-
4:30 PM
Medical/Legal Seminars:
  FAR Refresher
3:15 PM-
4:30 PM
Maintenance Seminars:
  Is Your Engine Healthy?
3:15 PM-
4:30 PM
Leading Luminaries:
  The Kings on Unwanted Adventure
3:15 PM-
4:30 PM
Pilot Skills Seminars:
  What Went Wrong?
5:30 PM-
6:30 PM
  ABS Break
For ABS registrants only
5:30 PM-
9:00 PM
  Commemorative Air Force Red, White, and Loud Tour starring Aaron Tippin
Free event! Limited tickets available
9:00 PM-
11:59 PM
  Whiskey and Rye Lift Lounge
Cash bar; drink specials
Friday, October 11, 2013
7:30 AM-
9:00 AM
  ABS Event: Falcon Daybreaker!
For ABS registrants only
7:30 AM-
5:00 PM
  Attendee Registration
9:00 AM-
10:00 AM
  Keynote
9:00 AM-
5:00 PM
  Airportfest Open
9:00 AM-
5:00 PM
  Exhibit Hall Open
10:30 AM-
11:45 AM
Seminars:
  ABS Seminar: Understanding and Managing Your Fuel System: 470, 520, 550, and TSIO Bonanzas/Debonairs
  ABS Seminar: Unique Bonanza Modifications and Beechcraft Maintenance
10:30 AM-
11:45 AM
Medical/Legal Seminars:
  Aging Eyes: Preserving Vision and Flying Longer
10:30 AM-
11:45 AM
Pilot Skills Seminars:
  Aircraft Buying Workshop: Find It, Buy It, Insure It
10:30 AM-
11:45 AM
Technology Seminars:
  In-Flight Video from A-Z
10:30 AM-
11:45 AM
Leading Luminaries:
  The Rainbow’s Edge: Tales from the Cockpit of an SR-71
10:30 AM-
11:45 AM
Maintenance Seminars:
  To TBO and Beyond...
10:30 AM-
5:00 PM
Seminars:
  Airports Day
Participate in a very special series of informative sessions designed for anyone interested in how to run an airport to benefit aviators and the whole community.
12:00 PM-
1:00 PM
Seminars:
  No Greater Burden
1:30 PM-
2:45 PM
Maintenance Seminars:
  Don’t Sweat Under Pressure: Turbocharger & Combustion Heating Systems
1:30 PM-
2:45 PM
Medical/Legal Seminars:
  Flying for Business: Tax Strategies that Work
1:30 PM-
2:45 PM
Pilot Skills Seminars:
  Mountain Flying: Reaching Your
  Real World IFR
1:30 PM-
2:45 PM
Leading Luminaries:
  Refine Your Decision Making and Re-define Your Personal Limits
1:30 PM-
2:45 PM
Technology Seminars:
  Using Computer-Based Flight Simulations Effectively
3:15 PM-
4:30 PM
Seminars:
  ABS Seminar: Managing the Multiengine Takeoff in Beech Barons
  ABS Seminar: Understanding the Pilot/Controller Partnership
3:15 PM-
4:30 PM
Technology Seminars:
  ADS-B on Your iPad
3:15 PM-
4:30 PM
Maintenance Seminars:
  Bad News from Your A&P: Now What Do You Do?
3:15 PM-
4:30 PM
Medical/Legal Seminars:
  Know Before You Go: Be Ready for Your Next Flight Physical
3:15 PM-
4:30 PM
Pilot Skills Seminars:
  TFRs, NORAD, and You: Avoid the Evening News
3:15 PM-
4:30 PM
Leading Luminaries:
  Yoke and Pedal: Secrets to Better Piloting Proficiency
5:30 PM-
9:30 PM
  Chow Down in Cowtown
Ticket required; $75 per person (all inclusive)
9:00 PM-
11:59 PM
  Whiskey and Rye Lift Lounge
Cash bar; drink specials
Saturday, October 12, 2013
7:30 AM-
4:00 PM
  Attendee Registration
9:00 AM-
10:30 AM
  Pilots, Planes, and Pancakes Breakfast
Ticket required; $15 per person
9:00 AM-
4:00 PM
  Airportfest Open
9:00 AM-
4:00 PM
  Exhibit Hall Open
10:30 AM-
11:45 AM
Medical/Legal Seminars:
  A Change of Heart: New FAA Policy on Cardiac Conditions
10:30 AM-
11:45 AM
Seminars:
  ABS Seminar: Managing the Multiengine Takeoff in Beech Barons
  ABS Seminar: Understanding and Managing Your Fuel System: Travel Airs and Barons
10:30 AM-
11:45 AM
Maintenance Seminars:
  Is Your Engine Healthy?
10:30 AM-
11:45 AM
Pilot Skills Seminars:
  Saving Your Life in an Aircraft Accident
10:30 AM-
11:45 AM
Leading Luminaries:
  The Kings on Flying Together: Can We All Get Along?
10:30 AM-
11:45 AM
Technology Seminars:
  Top 20 Aviation Apps
1:30 PM-
2:45 PM
Seminars:
  ABS Seminar: Beechcraft Preflight Inspections
  ABS Seminar: Single-Pilot Management in Beech Airplanes
1:30 PM-
2:45 PM
Leading Luminaries:
  Aviation Humor
1:30 PM-
2:45 PM
Pilot Skills Seminars:
  Fun Fly-In Destinations in the South Central U.S.
1:30 PM-
2:45 PM
Technology Seminars:
  In-Flight Video from A-Z
1:30 PM-
2:45 PM
Maintenance Seminars:
  Pass Me the Wrench: A Guide to Owner-Performed Maintenance
1:30 PM-
2:45 PM
Medical/Legal Seminars:
  What Every Pilot Should Know About FAA Enforcement
3:15 PM-
4:30 PM
Seminars:
  ABS Seminar: Ask the ABS Technical Advisors
5:00 PM-
8:00 PM
  Hangar Dance at the Vintage Flying Museum
Ticket required; $70 per person
9:00 PM-
11:59 PM
  Whiskey and Rye Lift Lounge
Cash bar; drink specials

This schedule is subject to change.

     

For a complete listing of all seminar and event descriptions, see the "Seminar and Event Descriptions" page.