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Carmelo Turdo, Mark Nankivil and Fred Harl - The Aero Experience Team

Thursday, January 13, 2011

2011 Midwest Aviation Conference and Trade Show This Weekend Features Erik Lindbergh, Rod Hightower and Gregg Maryniak

The Greater St. Louis Flight Instructors Association will present the annual Midwest Aviation Conference and Trade Show January 15-16 at the Maryland Heights Centre.  Along with the traditional Super Safety Seminar, other events will include Aviation Trade Show with local business representation and addresses by Erik Lindbergh, EAA President Rod Hightower, and X-Prize Board Member and McDonnell Planetarium Director Gregg Maryniak.  Sunday's activities will include a special youth Learn to Fly program featuring flight simulation.  There will also be a silent auction of aviation memorabilia to benefit the Greater St. Louis Air & Space Museum.  Below is the schedule for the weekend, provided by GSLFIA:

2011 MACTS/Super Safety Seminar Schedule

Saturday, January 15th
9:00am – 3:00pm Aviation Trade Show
9:00am – 9:50am Aircraft Operational Limitations - Jeff Edwards
10:00am – 10:50am Safety Trends in General Aviation  - FAA/DPE Panel
11:00am – 12:00pm State of the Industry/ Business Aspects of Flight Instruction  - Rod Hightower
12:00pm – 1:00pm Break/Lunch
1:00pm – 1:50pm Crossing the Atlantic: Risk Management/Risk Intervention Strategies  - Erik Lindbergh/Gregg Maryniak

Sunday, January 16th
10:30am – 11:20am Safety is No Accident (Takeoffs/Landings/Low Altitude Maneuvering) -  Ralph Hood
11:30am – 12:20am Runway Incursions - Al Gorthy
12:20pm – 1:00pm Break/Lunch
1:00pm – 1:45pm Learning to fly 8 To 80 - John Teipen
2:00pm – 3:00pm Learn to Fly/Youth Aviation Programs

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