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Aerospace Educators Workshop

Seminars, Clinics and Workshops

Aerospace Educators’ Workshop

Flight Plan For Success!

Presented by FAA AVSED Team

Thursday, March 14
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Workshop

Teachers, fasten your seatbelts for this flight to success. Learn how to motivate your students with exciting aerospace STEM activities. Gain a plane-load of knowledge through hands-on activities reinforcing science and math. Enjoy VIP guest speakers from the aviation community.


FAA Maintenance Recurrent Training

Sponsored by the Association for Women in Aviation Maintenance (AWAM)

Thursday, March 14
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM Registration
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Seminar

This education maintenance seminar meets IA Renewal requirements and provides career development advice. Attend it to achieve your required eight hours training. Participants receive a certificate of completion to present to their local Flight Standards District Office. This seminar is also open to those interested in pursuing or upgrading a maintenance career. Attend all or a portion of this program.

Professional Development Seminars

iPad Revolutionized Cockpit: The Basics, Tips, Tricks & Gotchas

Presented by Torea Rodriguez & Jeffrey Moss

Thursday, March 14
9:00 am - 11:30 am
Fee: $25.00

The iPad is revolutionizing the cockpit! Learn the tips, tricks, and gotchas on the EFB of choice for General Aviation and Commercial Aviation alike. This class will cover iPad hardware, limitations, software, updates, and third-party external devices such as external GPS receivers. From pre-flight planning and weather briefings to using the iPad safely while airborne, this course will cover in detail how to use the iPad in both pre-flight and in-flight scenarios. We'll cover some of the popular applications used on the iPad in aviation today and include live demonstrations of how to use them. We also cover the best tips, tricks and gotchas that you need to know for your flying as well as VFR and IFR usage of the iPad.

Defying Gravity - Rising Above Limitations, Breaking Through Fear, Building Courage

Presented by Betty Shotton, Liftoff Leadership

Thursday, March 14
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Fee: $25.00

How do you rise above the weight of formidable challenges and break the chains that hold you back? In the face of persistent setbacks & seemingly unsolvable problems, how to you find the strength to move beyond fear and rise above the specter of failure?

In this inter-active presentation, Betty reminds us of what it takes to defy our own unique forces of gravity. She gives practical guidance as she takes us on an exploration of how we can develop the requisite courage to take tackle life's opposing forces. She stresses the benefits of difficulty, adversity, and failure as means towards reaching higher altitudes and reaching our potential as leaders and professionals.

Looking at Aviation’s Past & Future

Presenter: Ralph Hood

Thursday, March 14
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Fee: $25.00

Ralph Hood has been a part of aviation since 1969 and is a member of the Alabama Aviation Hall of Fame. He has written a regular column in every single issue of Airport Business magazine and has appeared in AOPA Pilot and AOPA Flight Training. He has spoken for aviation groups from Alaska to Miami and from California to Spain. Over the decades, he has seen many people rise to success in aviation and many others fall by the wayside in both good and bad times. Listen carefully as Hood, with his characteristic tongue in cheek charm, explains his view of aviation winners and losers over his 40-year career. You’ll definitely take away tips on how to succeed in today’s aviation industry.