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7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Registration & Complimentary Continental Breakfast
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Exhibits and Static Display of Aircraft
9:30 am – 10:15 am
Can SMS Get You Into Trouble?

Presented by Sunshine McCarthy, Baldwin Aviation, Inc.

If you’ve never had an accident, you must be running a safe operation, right? There are a number of operators who incorrectly believe a Safety Management System (SMS) is a waste of time and could only cause negative repercussions if an unsafe practice or error is reported. Attend this session to hear true SMS success stories. During this session, attendees will learn how to:

  • Evaluate SMS to remove the fear that surrounds reporting safety issues
  • Utilize real success stories that lead to a safer and more efficient flight operation
  • Develop a safety culture within the flight department that promotes SMS principles
10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Business Aviation: A View from Washington, DC

Presented by Dick Doubrava and Scott O'Brien, NBAA

11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Pilots’ Bill of Rights: One Year Later, Is It Working?

Presented by Alan Farkas, SmithAmundsen Aerospace

The 2012 Pilots' Bill of Rights was heralded as landmark legislation that would even the playing field for anyone who is subject to the authority of FAA. How have the NTSB, the courts, and the FAA implemented the bill and are the intended goals being achieved? During this session attendees will learn how to:

  • Understand what to expect and how to best prepare for an FAA enforcement action
  • Identify specific areas of the enforcement process that are difficult to navigate
  • Evaluate if the original goals of the Pilots’ Bill of Rights are being achieved
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
12:45 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Introducing FileSmart

Presented by Jim McClay, NBAA Air Traffic Services

In development for over a year, FileSmart is an educational initiative designed to encourage operators to be more aware of what is happening in the airspace around them and to demonstrate how to be proactive in the filing of flights plans, with the goal of reducing delays and increasing efficiency. During this session, attendees will learn the importance of:

  • Filing early, which means filing their flight plans well in advance of their flights
  • Filing accurately, which means filing an appropriate departure time, an appropriate route, and using the correct format
  • Checking the NAS - which means using readily available online resources to know what is happening in the National Airspace System in advance of their flight
2:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
A Pilot's Guide to Using iPads in the Cockpit

Presented by Robert Creek,

With the prevalence of iPads in the cockpit, pilots must understand rapidly evolving FAA regulatory guidance on the topic and also develop strategies to identify which apps to use for various tasks. During this session attendees will learn how to:

  • Navigate the process of achieving the requisite FAA approvals for iPad use
  • Identify which apps are available and how to make the most of their intended functions
  • Develop policies and procedures for safe and effective iPad use in business aircraft

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