Tuesday, September 26, 2017 

6:30 pm - Tour of L.J. Aviation and the Arnold Palmer Regional Airport’s Public Safety / Community Outreach Building

 

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

8:00 am - Registration Opens
                 Display set-up

9:00 - 9:10 am - Presentation of Colors

  • Unity Township Fire Bureau Presentation of the colors
  • Seton Hill Music student will sing The Star Spangled Banner

9:10 - 9:15 am - Welcome Address - ACP President, Bryan Rodgers, C.M., University Park Airport

9:15-10:00 am - State of the Industry - AOPA, NBAA and ARSA update  

10:00 - 10:45 am - General Session - Bureau of Aviation Program Overview, Anthony McCloskey, P.E., Director, PennDOT, BOA

10:45 - 11:15am - Networking Break/Exhibits Open 

11:15 - 12:00 pm - Concurrent Sessions 

  1. Fuel Systems and Safety Factors
  2. P3 for Airports -  National and state perspective - Mike Bonini and Louis Wolinetz
  3. Emergency Response Plans - Westmoreland County Park Police, State Police, and Western PA 
    Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighting Council and Region 13 Task Force Group
  4. Airport Industry Familiarization and Training for Part-Time Airport Policy Makers - ARCP

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm - Luncheon Keynote Speaker - Michael Boyd, Boyd Group International
                                  Sponsored by: Michael Baker International

1:00 pm - 1:15 pm - Networking Break with Exhibitors

1:15pm - 2:00 pm - Concurrent Sessions

  1. A Case Study in Airport Planning
    1. Planning 101 – The Basics – Tom Tomczyk, PennDOT Bureau of Aviation
    2. Airport Master Plan Update – Perspective from Commercial Airport and General Aviation Airport
  2. Relationships Between Airports and FBOs - Erika Marsteller - Signature Flight; Carl Adkins - SkyPort Aviation; and Bryan Rodgers - University Park Airport
  3. Board 101 Training: PA's Sunshine Laws, Records Retention, Open Meetings Act and Beyond
    Joseph Messina, Deputy Director of Aviation for Regulatory Affairs at Philadelphia International Airport
    Steven Osit, Kaplan Kirsch & Rockwell, LLP

  4. Volunteers at Your Airport - What Works and What Doesn't - Heather Blokzyl, Bradford County Airport

2:00 pm - 2:15 pm - Networking Break with Exhibitors

2:15 pm - 3:00 pm - Concurrent Sessions

  1. PA Airport System Plan - Update by AECOM
  2. The Many Roles of Regional Airport Authorities and Airport Sponsors with Respect tTheir Region & Local Governments – Rights, Obligations and Challenges  - Joseph Messina, Deputy Director of Aviation for Regulatory Affairs at Philadelphia International Airport
    MPO/RPO's Relationship to Airports - Why It's So Important to Engage

  3. Airport Marking Best Practices - Mike Speidel, Sightline, Airport Marking Consultants

3:00 pm - 3:45 pm - General Session - FAA Overview - Maria Stanco, Deputy Regional Administrator and Marie Kennington-Gardiner, Acting Regional Administrator

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm - General Session - What PA's Aviation Schools Offer

  • Roxanne Ober, Director of Admissions and Outreach, Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics 
  • Walter Gower, Assistant Dean, Transportation & Natural Resources Technologies, Pennsylvania College of Technology 
  • Captain Dana Donati, Dean, School of Aviation, Community College of Beaver County

6:00 pm -  9:00 pm - Music, Brews and Food - Four Seasons Brewing Company will provide the pours at their location, complete with a 724 Food Truck pig and corn roast, plus toe tappin' tunes from Jakob's Ferry Stragglers. The first beer is complimentary. Buses leave the Ramada at 5:45 pm. Return buses leave the Four Seasons Brewing Company beginning at 8:30 pm with the last bus departing at 9:00pm.


 

Thursday, September 28, 2017

8:00 am - Registration Opens                                               
9:00 am - 10:00 am - General Session - Legislative Update - Senate Aviation Caucus
10:00 am - 10:15 am - Networking Break with Exhibitors
10:15- 11:00 am - Concurrent Sessions

  1. GA Roundtable - Senate Work Group - David Holman, Pittsburgh Jet Center
  2. Air Service Development - Senate Work Group - Allegiant/American Airlines/ Southern Express                                 

10:15- 11:00 am - Engineering Sessions

     1. FAA Engineering Updates - Rick Harner, Civil Engineer, Harrisburg ADO and John Melville, Safety Specialist Supervisor, PennDOT Bureau of Aviation
      2. Consultant Project Presentation -  Bradford County Airport Master Plan - Bob Terwilliger, McFarland Johnson                                                                                                                                                                                   

11:15- 12:00 pm - Concurrent Sessions

  1. Aviation Education and Awareness/Research and Technology - Caucus Work Group
  2. Aviation Economic Development & Community Linkages - 12-year plan - Caucus Work Group

11:15- 12:00 pm - Engineering Sessions

     1. Obstruction Removal – Good, Bad and Ugly - David Parker and Mike Kolesar, Regional Project Managers, PennDOT Bureau of Aviation
     2. Consultant Project Presentation - Arnold Palmer Regional Airport Parallel Taxiway Rehab - Nick Barber, GAI    

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm - Luncheon - Spencer Dickerson Senior Executive Vice President Global Operations AAAE
                                                       Sponsored by: CH2M Hill

1:00 pm - 1:15 pm - Networking Break with Exhibitors

1:15 pm - 2:00 pm - Concurrent Sessions

  1. Procurement Strategies for Airport Equipment
    1. Standard Approach Developing Specification – PennDOT – Mike Kolesar
    2. COSTARS Connection – Bruce Beardsley (DGS)
    3. Federal and State Surplus Program – Bruce Beardsley (DGS) and Airport
  2. FBO's - Keeping Act 52 of 2013 Intact - Success Stories  

1:15 pm - 2:00 pm - Engineering Sessions

     1. PennDOT Initiatives - Jon Martin, Airport Manager, New Garden Flying Field
     2. Consultant Project Presentation - Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Taxiway Extension Project - Rick Holes, L. R. Kimball       

2:00 pm - 2:45 pm - General Session - Panel Discussion on State Funding Opportunities

  • PennDOT
  • PIB Loan – Brian Hare
  • Capital Budget – Fiscal
  • Multimodal Transportation Fund
  • Multimodal Aviation Fund – Anthony J. McCloskey, P.E.
  • Local Real Estate Tax Reimbursement Program – John Melville
  • Aviation Development Program – Robin Sukley, P.E.
  • DCED

2:45 - 3:00 pm - Networking Break with Exhibitors

3:00 pm - 3:45 pm - Concurrent Sessions

  1. Business Aviation Roundtable
  2. Cargo - e-commerce - What's the Future?

3:00 pm - 3:45 pm - Engineering Sessions

     1. FAA Airspace Updates by Jerry Lebar, Senior Airspace Evaluation Program Specialist, FAA Eastern Flight Procedures Team     
     2. Consultant Project Presentation

3:45 pm - 4:00 pm - Networking Break with Exhibitors

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm - General Session - Panel Discussion on Federal Funding Opportunities

  • FAA - Lori Pagnanelli, FAA ADO Harrisburg
  • DOT
  • EAS
  • SCASDP
  • USDA -  Rural Development Program – Dan Shields                                               

6:00 pm - Monte Carlo Night - Will Lady Luck be on your side? Enjoy a raw bar and a musical performance by Sonny McFly. Cash bar.
               Sponsored by: A&H equipment / Music provided by Southern Airways Express


 

Friday, September 29, 2017

7:30 am - 9:00 am - ACP BOD Meeting
8:00 am - Registration Opens                                               
9:00 am - 10:00 am - General Session - ACP Membership meeting
10:00 am - 10:15 am - Networking Break with Exhibitors
10:15 am - 11:00 am - General Session - PennDOT Connects – Brian Hare
11:15am - 12:00 pm - Closing Session - Panel Discussion: Modernizing the FAA - Where Are We? 
                                  Eric Smith, Kaplan, Kirsch & Rockwell; Vince Gastgeb, Pittsburgh International Airport; Rhett Workman, American Airlines 
12:00 pm - Fly Away Boxed Lunch