24th Annual

Nebraska Aviation Symposium

January 27-28, 2016

Schedule is tentative and subject to change.


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  1. Tentative 2016 Schedule


  2. Wednesday, January 27

  3. 1:30-4:30 pm      Airports - GIS Surface Analysis Visualization - for Airports and Engeneers

  4. Carissa Unpingco, HQ FAA Airport Airspace Engineer

  5. Barry Scheinost, Nebraska Department of Aeronautics

  6. 3:00 - 7:00 pm    Registration Desk Open

  7. 3:00 - 5:00 pm    Exhibitor Set Up

  8. 5:00 - 6:30 pm    Reception with Exhibitors (Cash Bar)

  9. 7:00 - 9:00 pm    Pilot Safety Meeting - WINGS Credit Available

  10. Nebraska Aviation Accident Review - Dan Petersen,

  11. FAASTeam Program Manager

  12. Runway Safety - Yasmina Platt, AOPA


  13. Thursday, January 28

  14. 7:00-8:15 am      BREAKFAST (NEW for 2016)

  15. 7:30-11:00 am    Exhibit Hall and Registration Desk Open

  16. 8:30 am              General Session

  17. Opening Remarks

  18. Diana Smith, Chair of Nebraska Aviation Council

  19. Ronnie Mitchell, Director of Nebraska Department of Aeronautics

  20. 8:45 am             NASAO Up-dates

  21. Greg Principato, President, NASAO

  22. 9:30 am             Break with Exhibitors - Coffee & Rolls Provided

  23. 10:00 am           The Latest on ADS-B

  24. John Speckin, FAA Central Region Deputy Regional Administrator

  25. 11:00 am           Emergency Preparedness

  26. Dan Hiller, Planning Unit Supervisor, NE Emergency Management Agency

  27. 11:00 am           Registration Desk Closes

  28. 12:00 pm            Lunch (Nametags Required)

  29. 1:00 pm             Concurrent Sessions:

  30. Obtaining and Maintaining Your Instrument Approaches

  31. Mitch Nugent, FAA Flight Procedures Specialist, KS/MO

  32. Lorraine Nugent, FAA Flight Procedures Specialist, NE/IA

  33. Omaha Approach - Airspace & Procedures

  34. Tim Ryan, Omaha TRACON, Support Specialist

  35. Kelly Knight, Omaha TRACON, Support Specialist

  36. 2:00 pm             Concurrent Sessions:

  37. Aircraft Retrieval

  38. Greg Whisler, Whisler Aviation, Seward

  39. Airports-GIS 101.1, SAV tool

  40. Carissa Unpingco, HQ FAA Airport Airspace Engineer

  41. 3:00 pm             Break with Exhibitors

  42. 3:30 pm             Concurrent Sessions

  43. Nebraska Association of Airport Officials (NAAO)

  44. Joe Miniace, Administrator, FAA Central Region

  45. Jim Johnson, Manager Airports Division, FAA Central Region

  46. Terminal Forecasts Preparation/Observer vs. Automated Weather Reports

  47. Jeff Halblaub, Meteorologist, National Weather Service, Hastings

  48. 5:00-6:00 pm     Registration Desk Open For Maintenance Seminar

  49. 5:00 pm             Social Hour with Exhibitors (Cash Bar)

  50. 6:00pm               Banquet

  51. Airport Awards by Nebraska Department of Aeronautics

  52. Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award, 50-Year Pilot - Ronnie Mitchell

  53. 2016 Aviation Hall of Fame Inductees - Doug Decker, Wesley Peyton

Aviation Symposium:  Agenda

Rick Nunley, Diane Hofer, John Worthing, Charles Bourg

Tuskegee Airmen,

2008 Nebr. Aviation Hall of Fame Inductees

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