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Fly-ND Conference Agenda

•  Learn from industry leaders  •  Networking  •  Make Connections  •  Associations annual business meetings –  Learn more about the association and member benefits •
•  IA Renewal credits  •  Kaynote Dick VanGrunsven – Founder of Van’s Aircraft  •

Breakout sessions have three tracks: Airports, Pilots and Mechanics.

Monday, March 8

8:00 AM   Welcome and Introduction Breakout Session 1



Mechanics: Membership Meeting


9:00 AM   Breakout Session 2

Airports: Leadership During Tough Times


Mechanics: Magneto AD's &500 hour inspections

10:00 AM Breakout Session 3

Airports: ND Aeronautics Updates with Adam Dillin, Nels Lund, Mike McHugh

Pilots: Unnamed Aircraft updates from the Northern Plains UAS Test Site

Mechanics: Aircraft Battery Airworthiness


11:00 AM General Session with Keynote Dick VanGrundsven, Founder, Van's Aircraft

12:00 PM LUNCH

12:30 PM Breakout Session 1

Airports: FAA Updates 12:30-2:30


Mechanics: Your Maintenance Liability – Update and Experimental Aircraft Maintenance


1:30 PM   Breakout Session 2


Pilots: (Aviation Education Updates

Mechanics: Composite Propeller Inspections and Repairs


2:30 PM   Breakout Session 3

Airports: Engineering updates: Mead and Hunt 2:30-4:30

Pilots: Piper Factory Tour

Mechanics: (TBA)


4:30 PM   Virtual Happy Hour - Piper Factory Tour

Tuesday, March 9

8:00 AM   UND Aerospace Dean Bob Kraus

8:30 AM Breakout Session 1

Airports: Business Meeting


Mechanics Aircraft Audio Control Systems & Wiring and Basic Maintenance of Aircraft Pre-Heating


9:30 AM   Breakout Session 2

Airports: Business Meeting Continued

Pilots: Better Pilot Squawks - Phil Reinpold/Standard Aero    

Mechanics: Electronic Ignition Systems


10:30 AM     Breakout Session 3

Airports: Legislative Updates       

Pilots: Ask ATC with Maggie Hendrickson       

Mechanics: Membership Meeting


11:30 AM Lunch 11:30-Noon General Session NDAA Fly-ND Membership Meeting


1:00 PM Breakout Session 1

Airports: Recruitment, Retention and Succession Planning Roundtable

Pilots: NWS - The Man behind the Metar

Mechanics: Pratt & Whitney PT6A, Pre-Purchase Inspection


2:00 PM   Breakout Session 2

Airports: Project Life Cycle and Creative Project Solutions - KLJ

Pilots: Wilderness Medicine for pilots with Justin Reisenauer  

Mechanics: Engine Failure After Maintenance and UAS Maintenance: Where Are We and Where Do We Need to Be?


3:00 PM   Breakout Session 3

Airports: Project Life Cycle and Creative Project Solutions (continued)


Mechanics: The Path Around Avionics Obsolescence


4:00 PM   Closing Session

Agenda and details will be updated as speakers & topics are confirmed. Agenda subject to change. 

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