The Aviation Council has Standing (*) and Special Committees to study and make recommendations to the Board of Directors and to carry out specific assignments as needed. Experienced Committee Members are available to assist ACP Members with aviation related projects and concerns.

Advocacy Day*
To develop and manage the annual PA Aviation Advocacy Day

       Chair – Chad Nixon, McFarland Johnson
       Tim Edwards, Harrisburg International Airport
       Carl Beardsley, ACP President and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport
       Shane Doud, Philadelphia International Airport

 

Annual Conference*
To develop and manage the annual PA Aviation Conference.      

       Chair - Vince Gastgeb, Pittsburgh International Airport
       Carl Beardsley, ACP President and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport 
Carl Adkins, Skyport Aviation CXY
Rick Holes, L.R. Kimball
Anthony McCloskey, PennDOT, BOA

       John Mininger, Bucks County Airport Authority
       Chad Nixon, McFarland Johnson
       Eric Smith, Kaplan Kirsch & Rockwell

      Tom Stoudt, Lehigh-Northampton Airport Authority

Awards, Education and Scholarship *

To organize and administer the selection process for scholarship awards and to recognize individuals and organizations for their contributions to aviation. To recommend and establish aviation education programs and aid in the coordination of aviation programs and institutions within the Commonwealth.

Chair - Carl Adkins, Skyport Aviation CXY 
David Eberly, Lancaster County Airport Authority 
Carl Beardsley, ACP President and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport 
Sean Collins, AOPA 
Howard Cooper, flyAdvanced 
Rick D’Loss, Rubicon Aviation Training 
Ann Dugan, Family Office Exchange 
Bob Frederick, Hanover Food Flight Department 
Grey Hayes, North Coast Flight School 
Paige Kroner, NBAA 
John Sibole, FAASTeam 
Dimitri Vassiliou, flyAdvanced 
Jack Yakovich, Community College of Beaver County 

By-Laws *
To review the By-Laws bi-annually and make recommendations for By-Law revisions to the Board of Directors.

Chair - Jay Beratan, RS&H
Tom Stoudt, Lehigh-Northampton Airport Authority

Finance *

To manage the financial affairs of the Council to include preparing budgets, managing investments, preparing regular financial statements and conduct an annual audit of the Council.

        Chair - John Mininger, Bucks County Airport Authority
        Jay Beratan - RS&H
        Bill McGowen - Redevelopment Authority of Washington County

        Mark Tomlinson, York Airport 

Legislative/Economic Development *
To monitor and work closely on those legislative matters that affect the Council membership on a national, state and local level. Identify funding opportunities, provide technical and management expertise, network with other members and provide strategic planning facilitation so that your airport can grow and develop.

Chair - Tim Edwards, Harrisburg International Airport
Carl Beardsley, ACP President and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport
Heather Blokzyl, HUNT-eas
Greg Hayes, North Coast Flight School
RaNell Fenchak, Johnstown Cambria County Airport Authority

Vince Gastgeb, Allegheny County Airport Authority
Chad Nixon, McFarland Johnson
Eric Smith, Kaplan Kirsch & Rockwell
Mark Tomlinson, York Airport
Keith Brune, Philadelphia International Airport
Tom Stoudt, Lehigh-Northampton Airport Authority
Dirk Junge, Pitcairn Company
Bill McGowen, Redevelopment Authority of Washington County
Tracy Plessinger, Blair County Airport Authority
Keith Sisson, Southern Airways Express
Keegan Flahive, Argos Unmanned Aerial Solutions
Fran Strouse, CDI, Inc.
Derek Martin,  Erie Regional Airport Authority
Shane Doud, Philadelphia International Airport
Eric Fletcher, Allegiant Air

Membership/Communications/Operator Relations *
To oversee in the planning and organizing for a continuous membership growth and maintenance program. To develop and maintain ACP communication tools (website, Twitter, LinkedIn, Survey Monkey and e-newsletter) to provide members and the general public with information about ACP and aviation issues.       

      Chair - Ann Dugan, Family Office Exchange
      Carl Adkins, Skyport Aviation CXY 
Dirk Junge, Pitcairn Company
Daniel Lupone, C&S Companies
Eric Smith, Kaplan Kirsch & Rockwell
Tom Stoudt, Lehigh-Northampton Airport Authority
John Mininger, Bucks County Airport Authority
Dave Eberly, Lancaster Airport
Bill McGowen, Redevelopment Authority of Washington County

Nominating *
To recommend from the membership, a slate of qualified council members for the Board of Directors. This recommendation shall be made to the membership at its Annual Meeting.

       Chair - Chad Nixon, McFarland Johnson
       David Eberly, Lancaster County Airport Authority
       John Mininger, Bucks County Airport Authority

Safety Committee
Support aviation safety
       Chair -Robert Frederick, Hanover Foods
       John Sibole, Federal Aviation Administration
       John Melville, PA Bureau of Aviation
 
        Mark Tomlinson, York Airport

Economic Development Study/Act 52
Chair - Keith Brune, Philadelphia International Airport
Carl Beardsley, ACP President and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport
Bill McGowen - Redevelopment Authority of Washington County

Jonathan Striker, Net Jets

 Right to Know (RTK)
      Chair - Eric Smith, Kaplan Kirsch & Rockwell
      Carl Beardsley, ACP President and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport
      Jay Beratan, RS&H
      Keith Brune, Philadelphia International Airport
      Tim Edwards, Harrisburg International Airport
      
Real ID
      Chair - Vince Gastgeb, Allegheny County Airport Authority
Carl Beardsley, ACP President and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport
Tim Edwards, Harrisburg International Airport
Rick Holes, L.R. Kimball
Gabe Monzo, Westmoreland County Airport Authority