2019 FORUM SCHEDULE

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2019

All Forums are WINGS/AMT Accredited

Building Your Own Aircraft - It's Easier Than You Think!

Sebastien Heintz/Zenith Aircraft Company |9:30 AM

One of the country's leading experts discusses how building your own aircraft can be a very rewarding experience. Learn the advantages (and disadvantages) of building your own airplane, overview of the costs, time, workshop, etc. needed to successfully build (and then fly!) your very own airplane.

PPG - The Basic Form of Powered Flight

Paul Czarnecki/Planet PPG|9:30 AM

A pioneer and leading expert in Powered Paragliding will share everything you would want to know about the safest and least expensive form of ultralight flight. Paul will give a hands on demonstration immediately following the forum. See, touch, and feel the most basic form of human powered flight.

What is Involved in Kit Building

Charlie Becker/EAA |11:00 AM

This seminar will give you an overview of the entire aircraft building process, discuss the relevant FAA rules, and dispel some of the common misconceptions involved in building your own aircraft. It is invaluable for anyone desiring to build an airplane.

The Touring Motor Glider -- Fast, Fun, and Efficient

Mike Tomazin/Distar & Rand Vollmer/Pipistrel | 11:00 AM

Overview of FARS that makes flying motor gliders a great fit for many pilots, especially those who may lose their medicals.

How to Approach Pilot Training

Don Knight/CFI, CFII, MEI | 2:00 PM

Everyone thinks flight school is expensive. This presentation will help reduce your costs of training through prior planning and awareness, and also explain the use of simulators. So when in-aircraft training begins, it is much more cost effective, successful and fun. Plan today to become a new pilot or get your advanced rating in an affordable way!

WINGS Credit Packages & Incentives

Robert Jex/FAASTeam Program | 2:00 PM

A complete presentation on the lesser known features of FAA WINGS program to include $$$ incentives for Certified Flight Instructors. Valuable information from the FAA's perspective.

I'M SAFE: Reviewing the Pilot's Preflight Checklist

Paul Shuch/Professor, AvSport of Lock Haven| 3:30 PM

None of us would dream of going flying without first performing a thorough preflight inspection of the aircraft. Should checking the condition of the pilot be any different? In this seminar, Prof. Shuch will share examples from decades of his personal safety deviations. While reviewing a popular acronym, he will explain how it can help us to ensure that the PIC is just as airworthy as the machinery.

The Recreational Aviation Foundation

Joe DeLeon/RAF Florida Ambassador | 3:30 PM

Overview of the missions and goals of the RAF to include the need for a unified effort by pilots everywhere to protect public recreational opportunities, preserve existing airstrips, create new public-use recreational airstrips throughout the U.S....and how to fly to them and land there safely.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2019

All Forums are WINGS/AMT Accredited

Rotax 912, 914, & 915 Service and Operational Update

Phil Lockwood/Lockwood Aviation| 9:30 AM

Phil Lockwood, founder of the number one Rotax Service Center in the Americas will present the latest performance, safety, and operating tips on the popular 9 series aircraft engines. Phil will also discuss the latest information on the new electronically fuel-injected 141hp 915 turbo.

Avionics for Experimental and LSA

Bradley Brensing/Garmin | 9:30 AM

From the industry leading G3X Touch Flight Deck to the G5 standby instrument, this seminar will provide a complete overview of the wide range of Experimental and LSA avionics options. See the latest in the lineup of avionics for Experimental and Light Sport Aircraft.

What is Involved in Kit Building

Charlie Becker/EAA |11:00 AM

This seminar will give you an overview of the entire aircraft building process, discuss the relevant FAA rules, and dispel some of the common misconceptions involved in building your own aircraft. It is invaluable for anyone desiring to build an airplane.

Non-Towered Airport Operations

Jamie Beckett/AOPA You Can Fly Ambassador|11:00 AM

Contrary to popular belief, Non-Towered Airports are not uncontrolled airports. Learn how to fly in and out safely with this entertaining presentation.

FAA's Compliance Philosophy

Tony Alfaya/FAASTeam Program Manager| 2:00 PM

Tony will take you on an in-depth look into the FAA's Compliance Program, including Remedial Training. Valuable information from the FAA's perspective.

Light Sport Buying and Flying Tips

Lou Mancuso/Bristell Aircraft | 2:00 PM

What you need to know before and what you need to look for when buying an LSA, as well as safety tips from the Author of "The Personal Limitations Checklist, Fly Like A Pro".

Stepping Up to Light Sport

Paul Shuch/Professor, AvSport of Lock Haven | 3:30 PM

Identify the Light Sport Aircraft categories and classes. Be able to compute wing loading and kinetic energy. Understand how these factors affect aircraft performance and how they apply to LSA. Recognize the importance of LSA transition training. Be ready and eager to complete a rigouous transition training program, before stepping up to Light Sport.

Sidekick: Right Seat Flying for Non-Pilots

Virginie Rollin/Daytona 99s, Embry Riddle | 3:30 PM

Designed for all non-pilots who often fly in the right seat. Discover how to get involved in flight operations and what to do if something happens to your pilot, how to become more comfortable in the plane, and possibly get interested in taking flight lessons. Bring your favorite pilot along!

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2019

All Forums are WINGS/AMT Accredited

Building Your Own Aircraft - It's Easier Than You Think!

Sebastien Heintz/Zenith Aircraft Company | 9:30 AM

One of the country's leading experts discusses how building your own aircraft can be a very rewarding experience. Learn the advantages (and disadvantages) of building your own airplane, overview of the costs, time, workshop, etc. needed to successfully build (and then fly!) your very own airplane.

PPG - The Basic Form of Powered Flight

Paul Czarnecki/Planet PPG | 9:30 AM

A pioneer and leading expert in Powered Paragliding will share everything you would want to know about the safest and least expensive form of ultralight flight. Paul will give a hands on demonstration immediately following the forum. See, touch, and feel the most basic form of human powered flight.

How Students Can Get Involved in the Aviation Industry

Trevor Simoneau/Student Pilot, CEO of Chart it All | 11:00 AM

Flying clubs are a great way for pilots to connect and share experiences, adventures, and even aircraft. Jamie will give you AOPA's advice on how to start such a club with his "Maximum Fun - Minimum Cost" Program!

WingBug Bringing More Safety to Sport Aviation

Bryan Tittle/Straight & Level Technologies | 11:00 AM

Bryan will present an update on the capabilities of the WingBug portable pilot Static ADAHRS and also bring you up to date on improvements over the past year. Bryan will also discuss general sport aviation safety.

Truth about FAA Aircraft Inspections

Tony Alfaya/FAA Safety Team Program Manager | 2:00 PM

FAA overview on the types of FAA inspections including 100-hour, Annual, Pre-Buy, and Conformity. Valuable information from the FAA's perspective.

Rotax 912, 914, & 915 Service and Operational Update

Phil Lockwood/Lockwood Aviation | 2:00 PM

Phil Lockwood, founder of the number one Rotax Service Center in the Americas will present the latest performance, safety, and operating tips on the popular 9 series aircraft engines. Phil will also discuss the latest information on the new electronically fuel injected 141hp 915 turbo.

Adventures in Examining: One DPE Confesses All

Paul Shuch/Professor, AvSport of Lock Haven | 3:30 PM

Designated Pilot Examiner? What can you do to prepare for your Practical Test? What should your instructor do to get you ready? What should you expect in your checkride? Why is a well prepared student almost assured success? A well-known DPE will tell you all you ever wanted to know about checkrides but were afraid to ask.

Solutions for Connectivity and ADSB

Bradley Brensing/Garmin |3:30 PM

This seminar will provide a complete overview of the latest products for cockpit datalink connectivity and ADSB solutions for Light Sport Aircraft and Experimentals.