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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

8:45 AM   Welcome from ND Aviation Association President Darren Hall

9:00 AM   Welcome and Introduction Breakout Session 1

Airports: Leadership During Tough Times

Pilots: Wilderness Medicine for Pilots

Mechanics: PAMA Membership Meeting


10:00 AM   Breakout Session 2

Airport: ND Aeronautics Update

Pilots: NWS: The Man Behind the Metar

Mechanics: ABS Brakes


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

Pilots: Recreation Aviation Foundation

Mechanics: Champion Spark Plugs


1:30 PM   Breakout Session 2

Airports: FAA Updates Continue

Pilots: Ask ATC

Mechanics: Workplace Human Factors and Distractions


2:30 PM   Breakout Session 3

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

Pilots: Piper Factory Tour

Mechanics: Piper Factory Tour


4:30 PM   Virtual Happy Hour - Use Happy Hour Link

Tuesday, March 9

8:00 AM   UND Aerospace Dean Bob Kraus

8:30 AM Breakout Session 1

Airports: Business Meeting

Pilots:    The Quest for Mastery Recording

Mechanics Fundamental Electrical Systems


9:30 AM   Breakout Session 2

Airports: Business Meeting Continued

Pilots: Better Pilot Squawks - Phil Reinpold/Standard Aero    

Mechanics: Fundamental Turbocharging Systems


10:30 AM     Breakout Session 3

Airports: Legislative Updates       

Pilots: Aviation Education Updates     

Mechanics: PAMA Meeting


11:30-Noon Lunch Program (Including HOF Video and Ag Video)

12:00 PM General Session - NDAA Membership Meeting

1:00 PM Breakout Session 1

Airports: Stakeholder Engagement in Airport Projects

Pilots: NP UAS Test Site

Mechanics: JT-15 Pre-Purchase Inspection


2:00 PM   Breakout Session 2

Airports: Project Life Cycle and Creative Project Solutions - KLJ

Pilots: Engine Failure Before and After

Mechanics: PT-6 Pre-Purchase Inspection


3:00 PM   Breakout Session 3

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

Pilots: Ambiguous Cockpit Indications



4:00 PM   Closing Remarks from Chair - Elect Justin Weninger

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

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