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

Saturday, January 21, 2012

2012 Midwest Aviation Conference and Trade Show In Full Swing This Weekend

By Carmelo Turdo
The 2012 Midwest Aviation Conference and Trade Show (MACTS) is in session this weekend at the Maryland Heights Centre in St. Louis County.  Sponsored by the Greater St. Louis Flight Instructors Association, the program offers technical and safety briefings as well as discussion of general aviation aviation topics.  The schedule of events is below:

January 2012 Saturday, January 21, 2012

9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Aviation Trade Show

9:00 a.m. – 9:50 a.m. Welcome and Introductions:
Fred Harms, Mr. Tyrone Gilliard, Gloria Bahn

10:00 a.m. – 10:50 a.m. Business Aspects of Flight Instruction, Peggy Chabrian

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon Flight Safety, Gregg Maryniak

12:00 noon – 1:00 p.m. Break/Lunch

1:00 p.m. – 1:50 p.m. NextGen, Central Region FAA Administrators Panel

2:00 p.m. – 2:50 p.m. Safety Trends in General Aviation, Jeff Edwards

6:15 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Awards Banquet- Keynote Speaker Rhonda Hamm-Neibregge Director, Lambert Airport

Some of the Trade Show Sponsors:

Air Associates

St. Charles Flying Service

Women With Wings and St. Louis 99s

EAA Chapter 32, St. Charles County Airport

St. Louis University Center for Aviation Safety Research 

Wicks Aircraft Supply

Sunday, January 22, 2012 Time Event Details  

10:30 a.m. – 11:20 a.m. Risk Management/Risk Intervention Strategies, Steve Hofmann

11:30 a.m. – 12:20 p.m. Pilot Proficiency Wings Program, John Teipen FAA Safety Team

12:20 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Lunch – Free Pizza Lunch

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Learn to Fly – Adult & Youth Programs, Featuring: Craig O’mara Program Director. Guest: Dave Desmond, , Chief Test Pilot, Military Tactical Flight Operations for The Boeing Company

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