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Seminars, Clinics and Workshops

Aerospace Educators’ Workshop

Come Fly With Me

Thursday, March 5
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Presented by FAA AVSED Team

The future of aviation is here, but what do you really understand about aviation? This annual workshop is designed to help you inspire with exciting aerospace STEM activities ready for the classroom. You will learn about aerospace concepts through fun and simple hands-on activities. During the workshop you will also hear from VIP guest speakers from the aerospace community, so mark your calendars and come fly with me!


FAA Maintenance Recurrent Training

Thursday, March 5
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Registration opens at 7:15 AM
Sponsored by the Association for Women in Aviation Maintenance (AWAM)

Pratt & Whitney Customer Training Center will provide an introduction to the NextGen Family engine line. Dave Granowski, Air-Evac's regional director of maintenance, speaks about strategizing maintenance in the field of HEMS. Listen to FAA aircraft maintenance manager Steven Douglas discuss aircraft maintenance regulations. Gail Rouscher from Western Michigan University will teach ATA chapter codes, and Mary Latimer provides instructional guidelines on inspection techniques. Jane Shelton of AWAM will discuss the significance of FOD prevention during maintenance operations.

This education maintenance seminar meets IA renewal requirements and provides career development advice. Attend it to achieve your required eight hours of 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 one or all sessions for AMT/WINGS credit.

Professional Development Seminars

Take the Lead

Thursday, March 5
9:30 AM - Noon
Presenter: Betty Shotton, CEO, Liftoff Leadership LLC
Fee: $30.00

Is your career on course? Or are you in a climb? Maybe you are stuck in a hold. Some of you might feel like you're grounded! No matter where you are on your career flight plan, Take the Lead will point you in a direction of personal and professional growth. Take the Lead is interactive and dynamic. With more than 35 years of experience as a CEO and entrepreneur, Betty Shotton not only inspires but also provides context and practical application of the principles in this presentation. A favorite of past WAI conferences (Six Stages to High Altitudes and Defying Gravity), Betty Shotton promises to elevate your perspectives and guide you as you gain novel insights and explore new possibilities. Arrive as a passenger and depart as pilot in command.

Go With the Flow - Managing Change in a Changing World

Thursday, March 5
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Fee: $30.00
Presenters: Madonna Buhr, Nirvana Deck, and Susan Miller

Early aviation and space pioneers brought about a tremendous transformation in our world similar to the impact of technology today. These innovative people, several generations apart, have changed our world. Yet most efforts to change fail. How many times have you lost the same 10 pounds? Do you need to make a change in your life or work, yet seem unable to begin the journey? True change can only come about by connecting to the hearts and minds of people. Fear is not a motivator, even for people with health challenges or battling addictions, or for companies being squeezed out by their competition. This workshop will discuss why transformation efforts fail and provide strategies for successfully mastering change in your personal and professional life. Participants will learn how to adapt and make change work for them across generations, in virtual and face-to-face environments and work, home, and play.

Free Seminars

AOPA Rusty Pilots Seminar

Thursday, March 5
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Life may have gotten in the way, but the dream of flight can be yours again. Returning to the sky is not as difficult as most rusty pilots think. We're inviting you back in the cockpit and will help you get there. Come and participate in a free Rusty Pilots program with fellow lapsed pilots. We will help you understand what's changed in aviation since you've last took the controls and brush up on your aviation knowledge in airspace, weather, and regulations. This seminar is also a good review for student pilots who are currently in ground school.