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CONFERENCE AGENDA
updated 9/11/2017 - subject to change

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5:30 pm - TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2017
 
Welcome Reception
Come enjoy some connection time with peers, professionals, and state aviationenthusiasts as you arrive in South Lake Tahoe.  This will be located in the main lobby restaurant.  ACA will have some hosted munchies for all that are interested.
 
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2017
 
8:00 to 5:00 Registration
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9:00 to 9:10 Open Remarks by Brendan O'Reilly, ACA President, Fullerton Airport Manager
   
9:10 to 10:15 Educational Session 1
What is New With the Consultant Selection Process

What is new with the Consultant Selection Process.  Learn about the right way to conduct a consultant selection process at your airport. The FAA’s advisor circular AC 150/5400 14E has recent updates that are important for airport sponsors to understand

Moderator:  Sandy Gutierrez, Imperial County Airport

Presenters:  Jon Faucher, Mead & Hunt; Azra Hussain, San Francisco ADO
   
10:15 to 11:15

Educational Session 2
Best Practices for Handling Operations & Safety at Your Airport


As the aviation industry continues to heat up with operations, airport management will need to be prepared with efficient systems and ways to manage safety on their airports.  Hear first hand from an airport sponsor and industry professional on what things airport sponsors should be doing to assure you’re operating a safe and compliant airport.  Catch up on new industry changes and ways your airport operational team can achieve success in maintaining your airport.

Moderator:  Cory Hazlewood, C&S Companies

Presenter:  Carl Honaker, AvPorts; Rob McIntosh and Dave McIntosh, Maxwell Asphalt, Inc.

   
11:15 Raffle Item #1:  Samsung Galaxy Tablet
   
11:15 to 1:00 Lunch -- On Your Own
1:00 to 2:15 Session 1
Disaster Airlift Response Plan (DARP)

Disaster Airlift Response Teams (DARTs) are popping up at airports around California, improving the disaster resilience of their surrounding communities and cities. This panel reviews what a DART is, how the CalPilots Statewide DART Network is growing, how the DART Network makes California and its communities safer, how a DART can be a constructive piece of the relationship between an airport and its surrounding community, and how an airport manager can foster the formation of a DART at his or her airport.

Moderator:  Colette Armao, Caltrans Aeronautics

Presenters:  Derek Kantar, Caltrans Aeronautics; Paul Marshall, California Pilots Association; Rayvon Williams, Watsonville Airport Manager; Dave Hopkins, Santa Monica Airport Association
   
2:15 to 3:15

Session 2
Airspace and Terps Analysis


Having airspace or obstruction challenges at your airport?  This session will cover a perspective from an airport sponsor from 20:1 clearings for trees, and how a consultant approaches the work for assuring you have a compliant approach surface at your airport to increase safety.


Moderator:  Chuck McCormick, Mead & Hunt

Panelist:  Robert Varani, Ricondo and Associates; Rayvon Williams, Watsonville Airport

   
3:15 to 3:30 Break/Networking Time
   
3:30 to 4:45 Session 3
General Aviation Hangar Development

Hangar Development in the General Aviation Market has come back to many airports to California and nationally. This session will cover the new trends in corporate aviation development, the necessary steps for FAA planning approval and the critical California water quality requirements for developing aircraft storage hangars.  You will also learn what the market place will support and ways in which you can deliver hangar projects at your airport.

Moderator:  Sherry Miller, Chico Muncipal Airport Manager


Presenters:  Levi Stockton, Los Angeles Jet Center; Arnie White, C&S Companies; Cory Hazlewood, C&S Companies
   
5:00 to 7:00 Harry’s Reception
Harry’s reception was created by one of the Association's founding fathers “Mr. Harry Krug."  As our first president Harry’s vision for this event was to create an opportunity to socialize, with other airport peers, industry professionals, and funding agencies. This is a casual event which involves good laughs, high energy and lots of story sharing.
   
6:00 Raffle Item #2:  Gulfstream 450 Aircraft Model
 
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2017
 
8:00 to 4:30 Registration
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8:15 to 8:30

Welcome and Introductions by Brendan O'Reilly, ACA President, Fullerton Airport Manager

   
8:30 to 9:30 Session 4
Environmental Clearance and Next Year's Grant

What does a worldwide FBO leader look for when making decisions to operate at airports - pretty obvious (commercial and GA business aviation opportunities and number of aircraft operations .... profitability), but some GA airports might want to understand how they can attract professional FBO services like Signature to their smaller GA airports.

Moderator:  Gary Gosliga, March Joint Powers Authority

Presenter:  Gail Campos, Brenda Perez, and Dave Cushing, Los Angeles FAA Airport District Office

   
9:30 to 10:30 Session 5
Understanding the Airport Rent Monopoly Board

A seasoned industry consultant and experienced airport appraiser will outline and explain the nuances between commercial versus non-commercial airport rents, aeronautical versus non-aeronautical airport rents, wholesale versus retail rents, and the best industry practices for setting and adjusting airport rents (including rent studies and appraisals). The perspective of the airport sponsor, airport tenant, and the FAA on these topics will also be discussed.

Moderator:  John Pfeifer, ACA Legislative Chair

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Presenters:  Jeff Kohlman, Aviation Management Consulting Group; Robert D. Decker, Decker Associates
   
10:30 Raffle Item #3:  Bose Headphones
   
10:30 to 11:00 Break/Networking Time
   
11:00 to 12:00

General Membership Meeting
California The General Membership Meeting is open to all conference attendees and members of ACA. This membership meeting will address our standard monthly agenda including:

Michael Shutt Award
Election of Board Members
Review of Regions
Call to Order Minutes
legislative Update for California
California Aviation Day 2018

   
12:00 to 1:30 Lunch provided by ACA/Beach Retreat & Lodge
   
1:30 to 2:15

KEYNOTE:  Bryan W. Simmons, Lt. Col USMC (Ret)

The U.S. airline industry is facing a critical shortage of pilots, with more than 617,000-trained pilots needed by 2035 according to studies by Boeing.
Coast Flight is a professional flight training facility that assists with schooling U. S. Military helicopter pilots who are transitioning to in-demand careers as civilian airline pilots for the nation’s top airlines. Coast air also advances civilian aviation’s into airline careers with its great relationships with several air carrier airlines.  The growth of this program has allowed Coast to expand outside of California and into San Marcos Texas. We will hear from the president of Coast Air Bryan Simmons a retired United States Marine and military flight instructor, Simmons served as Presidential Command pilot for two U. S. Presidents on Marine one.
               

 
2:15 to 2:50 Session 6
Caltrans Aeronautics CIP Practices, Statewide APMS Program Update and how to follow throuigh on your Safety Inspections


Caltrans will provide an overview of the Division of Aeronautics' grants and loan program, including best practices for CIP submission. Tarek will provide an update on the FAA 2017 Statewide Airport Pavement Management System (APMS) grant to the State of California. The APMS is the primary means of measuring pavement conditions for an airport's runways, taxiways, and aprons. The APMS is also a tool for airport managers to evaluate alternative pavement rehabilitation and maintenance strategies. The 2017 APMS will include 84 California airports. Airport safety is the highest priority, Michael Smith will walk airport sponsors and consultants through the process and guidelines for addressing safety compliance letters, and assuring your airport is prepared for a safety inspection.

Moderator:  Scott Malta, Castle Airport Manager

Presenters:  Tarek Tabshouri, Caltrans Aeronautics; Michael Smith, Caltrans Aeronautics
   
2:50 Raffle Item #4:  Portable Speaker Box
   
2:50 to 3:00 Short Break/Networking Time
   
3:00 to 3:50 Session 7
Preparing for Airport Events and How to Prepare for Political Pitfall

Preparing for an airport event is always a heavy lift for airport management and operations staff. James Jenkins will provide some valuable information to members on how to keep the wings moving through an airport event.  You will also learn about how to better prepare for airport commission meetings and how to work and best keep your commission briefed on projects and airfield changes. Michael will also provide some valuable information on what you can do to be better prepared for your City Council or governing agency on accepting grants and executing on projects.

Moderator:  Martin Pehl, Napa County Airport Manager

Presenters:  James Jenkins, San Bernardino County; Michael Renfrow, Oakdale Municipal Airport
   
3:50 to 4:35 Session 8
Lessons Learned from Operating a UAS in an Airport Environment


This session will discuss the topic of operating a UAS (drone) in an airport environment, specifically, how it was used and part of an airport development project. This presentation includes video footage from the Inspire One at Meadows Field (BFI), Bakersfield, CA. This presentation also includes work that utilized the UAS for a project involving the MWD water line between Lake Havasu and Lake Matthews.

Moderator:  Carol Ford, Ford Aviation Consutants,

Presenter:  Chuck McCormick, Mead & Hunt; Scott Malta, Castle Airport
   
4:35 to 5:00 Industry Update Session
National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) and Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) Trends and Industry News


Both NBAA and AOPA are key associations within the aviation and airport's community.  Understanding the current industry challenges, trends in the market place, and what these two associations are doing to work with airports in the State is very important.  We will have a briefing from both representatives of each association on these key and relevant topics.
   
5:00 Raffle Item #5:  Gift cards; ACA 2018 conference registrations
   
6:00 to 8:00 Harrah’s Forest Room Buffet
Buffet Colonel: Sherry Miller
Sign up required: $10 fee
   
 
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2017
8:30 to 9:45 Session 9
FAA Updates and AIP Report Cards

The FAA will provide an update on the 2017 program and 2018 expected ACIP process. You will also hear about the current FAA score cards and have this progress is tracked with FAA offices.  Caltrans Aeronautics will also elaborate on the status of the matching grant program, best practices for addressing safety inspections with Caltrans staff, and the continued offering of the loan program within the state forairports. This will be a time to ask questions and engage in discussion with the FAA ADO.

Moderator:  Brendan O'Reilly, Fullerton Airport Manager

Presenters:  Dave Cushing, FAA LA ADO; Jim Lomen, FAA SF ADO; Gary Cathey, California Division of Aeronautics
   
9:45 Raffle Item #6:  Flex Jet G500 Model
   
9:45 to 10:30 Session 10
29 Palms Airspace Update and Feedback

This session will include an airspace update that plays an important role in California. The 29 Palms permanent SUA’s are seeking input from ACA membership. The expansion will include restricted airspace, MOAS and ATCAA’s. The Marine Corps is conducting a very aggressive outreach program to inform the general aviation public of its requirements and the needs behind the requirements.

Moderator:  Mark Bautista, Airport Manager Retired

Presenters:  Terry Hansen, Marstel-Day
   
10:30 to 11:30 Conference Wrap up