Tuesday, September 26, 2017 

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

 

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

8:00 am - Registration Opens
                 Display set-up

9:00 - 9:05 am - Presentation of Colors

  • Unity Township Fire Bureau Presentation of the Colors
  • Seton Hill Music Student, The Star Spangled Banner

9:05 - 9:15 am - Welcome Address - Senator Kim L. Ward

9:15-10:00 am - State of the Industry - AOPA, NBAA and ARSA Update - Adam Williams, AOPA, Dean Saucier, NBAA and Christian Klein, ARSA   

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

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

11:15 - 12:00 pm - Concurrent Sessions 

  1. Fuel Systems and Safety Factors - Reed Fuller, World Fuel Services
  2. P3 for Airports -  National and state perspective - Mike Bonini, PennDOT and Louis Wolinetz, WSP Global, Inc.
  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 - Terry Page, Delta Airport Consultants

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 - Ryan Meyer, Lehigh Northampton Airport Authority
  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, Philadelphia International Airport and 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 - Reiner Pelzer, AECOM
  2. The Many Roles of Regional Airport Authorities and Airport Sponsors with Respect tTheir Region & Local Governments – Rights, Obligations and Challenges  - Joseph Messina, Philadelphia International Airport, and Eric Smith, Kaplan Kirsch & Rockwell, LLP

  3. MPO/RPO's Relationship to Airports and Why It's So Important to Engage - Kevin McCullough, PennDOT

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

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

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm - General Session - What PA's Aviation Schools Offer - Roxanne Ober, Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics, Walter Gower,  Pennsylvania College of Technology, and Captain Dana Donati, Dean, 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 - 9:10 am - Opening Remarks - State Representative Mike Reese
9:10 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, Heather Blokzyl, Bradford County Airport, and John Martin, New Garden Flying Field
  2. Air Service Development - Senate Work Group - Eric Fletcher, Allegiant Air and Stan Little, Southern Airways Express                                 

10:15- 11:00 am - Engineering Sessions

     1. FAA Engineering Updates - Rick Harner, FAA
      2. Consultant Project Presentation -  Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Taxiway Extension Project - Rick Holes, L. R. Kimball                                                            

11:15- 12:00 pm - Concurrent Sessions

  1. Aviation Education and Awareness/Research and Technology - David Yoel, American Aerospace and Cindy Hasselbring, AOPA
  2. Aviation Economic Development & Community Linkages - 12-year plan - Bill McGowen, Redevelopment Authority of Washington County and Carl Adkins, Skyport Aviation

11:15- 12:00 pm - Engineering Sessions

     1. Obstruction Removal – Good, Bad and Ugly - David Parker, PennDOT and Mike Kolesar, PennDOT 
     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 – Mike Kolesar, PennDOT
    2. COSTARS Connection – Bruce Beardsley, Dept. of General Services
    3. Federal and State Surplus Program – Bruce Beardsley, Dept. of General Services and Gabe Monzo, Arnold Palmer Regional Airport
  2. FBO's - Keeping Act 52 of 2013 Intact - Success Stories - Bob Hunt, FriendAirCare and Christian Klein, ARSA  

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

     1. PennDOT Initiatives - Rob Betz, PennDOT and Robin Sukley, PennDOT
     2. Consultant Project Presentation - Bradford County Airport Master Plan - Zach Staff, McFarland Johnson                                                                                                                        

2:00 pm - 2:45 pm - General Session - Panel Discussion on State Funding Opportunities (PIB Loan, Capital Budget, Multimodal Transportation Fund, Multimodal Aviation Fund, Aviation Development Program and Local Real Estate Tax Reimbursement Program) - Anthony J. McCloskey, PennDOT, John Melville, PennDOT, Robin Sukley, PennDOT, Brian Hare, PennDOT, and David Bratina, PennDOT

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

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

  1. Business Aviation Roundtable - Dave Holman, Pittsburgh Jet Center, Jim DeLong, BunAir and Jen Hotsko, PALS
  2. TSA - Technology & Regulatory Update - John Keddie, TSA

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

     1. FAA Airspace Updates - Jerry Lebar, FAA Eastern Flight Procedures Team     
     2. Consultant Project Presentation - Saab Sensis Virtual ATCT -  Matt Massiano, Saab Sensis Corporation

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

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm - General Session - Panel Discussion on Federal Funding Opportunities - Lori Pagnanelli, FAA, Dan Shields, USDA, Kevin Schlemmer, EAS, and Dennis DeVany, SCASDP                       

6:00 pm - Monte Carlo Night - Will Lady Luck be on your side? Enjoy a raw bar and a musical performance by Sonny McFly. The event will be held at the Ramada and a cash bar will be available. 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 - Bryan Rodgers, ACP President
10:00 am - 10:15 am - Networking Break with Exhibitors
10:15 am - 11:00 am - General Session - PennDOT Connects – Brian Hare, PennDOT
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, and Rhett Workman, American Airlines 
12:00 pm - Fly Away Boxed Lunch