Sunday, May 7 (3:15 - 4:45 p.m.)
In these tough economic times, operating a general aviation airport can be more challenging than ever. This track addresses top concerns of GA airports and provides a networking forum for those attempting to harvest opportunities as well as navigate changes facing the industry.
Gathering Airport Activity Data – Options & Challenges
Airport activity numbers are used in a wide variety of applications from forecasting as part of a master plan, to analyzing pavement needs, evaluating capacity needs, funding decisions, and many others. Activity data from an airport with an air traffic control tower (ATCT) is readily available, however, for the non-towered airports data can be hard to come by. The presentation will identify the various sources of airport activity data, the pros and cons of the sources, and how they can be leveraged to gain a better understanding of both the level and type of activity at non-towered airports.
Tuesday, May 9 (4:15 - 5:30 p.m.)
General Aviation Airports Interactive Workshop
- Pam Keidel-Adams, Regional Vice President, Kimley-Horn
In addition to the knowledge you will take home from the other General Aviation Track sessions, attend this workshop for an exclusive opportunity to work with subject matter experts to create an action plan for your GA airport.
Moderator: Jeff A. Kohlman, Managing Principal, Aviation Management Consulting Group
Tuesday, May 9 (5:30 - 6:30 p.m.)
General Aviation Airports Networking Reception
By attending the GA track you will receive a ticket to attend this special reception. Be sure to stay for the raffle for a free registration to the 2017 GA Conference!
Wednesday, May 10 (9:00 - 10:30 a.m.)
Minimum Standards for a Changing Business Environment
Why are minimum standards so important? How do you keep them up to date and effectively involve various stakeholders? How do you deal with mobile maintenance provided by OEMs and “sharing economy” concepts applied in aviation? Attend this interactive session to get those questions answered as well as share your own experiences.
Wednesday, May 10 (11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.)
Telling Your Airport’s Story: Innovative Ideas for Improving Airport–Community Relations
Participate in this interactive session to hear from airports who have taken proactive approaches in beefing up their community relations and be prepared to share successes and lessons learned from your airport. This discussion will also consider how these impacts can be measured as well as the importance and process of getting the next generation involved.
- Deborah Grigsby Smith, Public Information Officer, Centennial Airport