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.

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

       Co-Chair - Carl Beardsley, ACP President and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport 
       Co-Chair - Heather Blokzyl, HUNT-eas
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 - David Eberly, Lancaster County Airport Authority
Carl Adkins, Skyport Aviation CXY 
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 
Tom Hart, Williamsport Regional Airport 
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
Heather Blokzyl, HUNT-eas

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

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
George Doughty, Erie Regional Airport Authority
RaNell Fenchak, Johnstown Cambria County Airport
Vince Gastgeb, Allegheny County Airport Authority
Chad Nixon, McFarland Johnson
Eric Smith, Kaplan Kirsch & Rockwell

Mark Tomlinson, York Airport

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

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


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
      Mark Tomlinson, York 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