Monday, September 17, 2018 

7:30 am - Registration and Exhibit Area Open  

8:30 - 10 am - General Session
  • Opening Ceremony - Presentation of Colors - Scranton Firefighters Color Guard
  • National Anthem - Tiffany Mongiello
  • Welcome by Congressman Matt Cartwright, Senator John Blake, and Lackawanna County Commissioner Patrick O'Malley
  • State of the Industry Report - Christian Klein, ARSA 
  • Real ID Impact - Sarah Baker, Real ID Program Manager, PennDOT
  • ACP Membership Meeting with Committee Reports

 10:00 am - 3 pm - PennDOT Real ID Mobile Verification 

 10:00 - 10:30 am – Exhibit Area Break

 10:30 - 11:45 am – Concurrent Sessions

     1. ATA 103: How Does That Apply to the Airport Authority, FBO, and Pilots 

     2. Growing a Flight School at Your Airport  - Greg Hayes, President, North Coast Flight School; Jonathan Martin, New Garden Flying Field; and Jim Gallagher, Aviation Technologies

    3. Airport Contracts: Federal Compliance, from Title VI to Grant Assurances, and Other Things That Go Bump in the Night - Nick Clabbers, Associate, Kaplan, Kirsch & Rockwell; and John Serpa, Pittsburgh International Airport

     4. Engineering Session 1: AIP, Supplemental Appropriations and FAA Engineering Updates - Brian Gearhart, Civil Engineer, FAA; and Lori Pagnanelli, Manager, FAA

12:00 - 1:30 pm –Luncheon Keynote Speaker - Mark Kimberling, President & CEO, National Association of State Aviation Officials

1:45 - 3:00 pm – Concurrent Sessions

     1.  NFPA 407 / 30 Am I in Compliance? Jack Davis, Firefighter, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport

     2.  Heliports & Medivacs - Redmond Lines, Regional Manager, Geisinger Life Flight

     3.  Saving on Your Energy Costs: What You Need to Know to Negotiate the Best Contract - Noel Temple, Energy Consultant, APPI Energy

     4.  Engineering Session 2: New PA Infrastructure Report Card for Aviation - Rick Holes, VP Aviation Services, L. R. Kimball 

3:00 - 3:30 pm – Exhibit Area Break

3:45 - 5:00 pm – Concurrent Sessions

     1. FAA & BOA Update - Maria Stanco, Deputy Regional Administrator, Eastern Region, FAA; and Anthony J. McCloskey, Director, PennDOT BOA

     2.  Engineering Session 3: New Approach Development - Gerard Lebar, Senior Airspace Evaluation Program Specialist, FAA

5:30 pm – Grand Gala Dinner - Board a steam engine train at 5:30 pm from the lobby of the hotel and enjoy a brief ride to the National Trolley Museum for a reception and dinner. All aboard for fun again on the return trip back. Cash bar.


Tuesday, September 18, 2018

7:30 am - Registration and Exhibit Area Open                 

8:30 - 10:00 am - General Session

  • UAS: Aviation's Big Disruptor - Are we entering the age of the Jetsons? Egbert Oostburg, Founder, Drone Aviator, Inc.; and David Yoel, Founder & CEO, American Aerospace

10:00 - 10:30 am – Exhibit Area Break

10:30 - 11:45 am – Concurrent Sessions

     1.  UAS Operations Near Airports: Role of the Airport Sponsor - Nino Sapone, Airport Operations Plans & Programs Manager, Allegheny County Airport Authority; and Eric Smith, Partner, Kaplan, Kirsch & Rockwell 

     2.  Ancillary Revenue for FBO's. More Than Just Selling Fuel -  Carl Adkins, Skyport Aviation

     3.  Airshows: What You Need to Know - David Schultz, President, David Schultz Airshows, LLC

     4.  Engineering Session 4: Navigating the NEPA Process - Janet Flynn, Transportation Planning Specialist, PennDOT BOA; and Susan McDonald, Environmental Specialist, FAA 

12:00 - 1:30 pm – Luncheon Keynote Speaker - Richard "Dick" Doubrava, Vice President of Government Affairs, National Business Aviation Association 

1:45 - 3:00 pm – Concurrent Sessions

     1.  Ins and Outs of Non-Aeronautical Development at Airports - Eric Smith, Partner, Kaplan, Kirsch & Rockwell 

     2.  Calling Tower: Reporting Drone On My Starboard Side - Mike Sedam, Crucial Advising; Justin Towles, Partner, Ascension Group, LLC; Sgt. Anthony DeMolina, Los Angeles County Regional Training Center

     3.  Safety Management Systems - Nick Clabbers, Associate, Kaplan, Kirsch & Rockwell 

     4.  Engineering Session 5: Three 15 Minute Project Presentations  

3:00 - 3:30 pm – Exhibit Area Break 

3:45 - 5:00 pm – Concurrent Sessions

     1. Aviation and Non-aviation Leasing Opportunities - David Eberly, Lancaster Airport; and Lori Paganelli, FAA 

     2. Part 139 Consulting And Airport Certification Manual Assistance - Nino Sapone, Airport Operations Plans & Programs Manager, Allegheny County Airport Authority; and Tom Stoudt, Executive Director, Lehigh Valley International Airport

     3. Pilots Beware of Relying on Data on Your Tablet - Dan Lightner, NuAero Detailing, LLC

     4. Engineering Session 6: Drone Activities in PA - John Logan, Regional Aviation Specialist, PennDOT; and Randy Padfield, Deputy Director for Response, PEMA; and John Sibole, Safety Team Program Manager, FAA 

5:30 - 6:45 pm - Exhibit Area Reception 

7:00 pm – FAASTeam Training for Pilots - Bill VanArtsdalen, Safety Team Program Manager, FAA



Wednesday, September 19, 2018

7:30 am - Registration and Exhibit Area Open                

8:30 - 10:00 am - General Session

  • Workforce, Education and Feeding the Pipeline of the Aviation Industry's Jobs - Stan Little, President, Southern Airways Express; Phil Lefevre, COO, Southern Airways Express; James Cistone, Aviation Program Coordinator, Eastern Mennonite University of Lancaster; Roxanne Ober, Director of Admissions & Outreach; Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics; Eric Ramsay, Director, PA Dept. of Labor & Industry, Apprenticeship & Training Office; and David Eberly, Airport Director, Lancaster Airport Authority 

10:00 - 10:30 am – Break

10:30 am - 12:00 pm – General Session

  • PA is a Block Grant State - What That Means to You  
  • How Do We Increase the State Restricted Fund Account Without Raising the Tax on Fuel?  
  • What Have We Learned During the Conference That We Want to Move Forward On? 

12:00 pm – Fly-Away Boxed Lunch