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ACONE Crash Course 2019


Please join the Aero Club of New England Tuesday, March 5th for our 2019 edition of Crash Course. A review of local accidents will be presented followed by our main program.

Free Admission; No Reservations Required; Free Parking; Cash Bar; Vendor Exhibits; Door and Raffle Prizes.

Richard McSpadden


Executive Director - AOPA Air Safety Institute



Richard McSpadden leads ASI’s efforts to reduce general aviation mishaps through research, education, and industry collaboration.

Richard is a commercial pilot and CFI with over 4,500 hours in 30 years of flying a variety of civilian and military aircraft. He has extensive experience in aviation safety, including ground, flight, and special event operations.

Prior to joining ASI, Richard had a successful career at Hewlett Packard leading large, geographically dispersed operations providing business-critical information technology services. Prior to HP, Richard closed his 20-year Air Force career as the Commander and Flight Leader of the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds flight demonstration team where he headed the U.S. Air Force’s flagship organization and led over 100 flight performances.



Stephen K. Brown


Aviation Safety Program Manager - Federal Aviation Administration FAASTeam


A career long advocate for General Aviation, Stephen K. is an Airline Transport Pilot and Flight Instructor in airplanes and gliders. He has over 7,000 hours as an instructor and has trained more than 80 Flight Instructors. He is a National Resource Inspector for the FAA in the Eclipse 500/550 very light jet, Tailwheel and Gliders. He regularly flies a wide variety of aircraft, from powered parachutes, gliders, ski planes and small corporate jets.

Stephen K. has a Bachelor's Degree in Aviation from Daniel Webster College and a Master's Degree from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, where his thesis was on simulation. He has worked or flown for companies such as Comair, Embry-Riddle, Sporty's and Cape Air. He has also held Director Positions for the University of Cincinnati Aviation Technology program and for Daniel Webster College.

Stephen K., as an FAA Inspector, has won the Eastern Region's Excellence in Public Awareness and New England Region's Safety of Flight Awards. He is a member of numerous aviation associations and has served on various industry committees such as NATA (National Air Transportation Association) and RAA (Regional Airline Association) and written numerous articles and scripts.


When

Tuesday, March 5, 2019
6:00PM until 9:15PM

Where

Doubletree by Hilton Boston-Bedford Glen
44 Middlesex Turnpike
Bedford, MA  01730
781-275-5500

Cost

Free!

Agenda

6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Social Hour with Cash Bar and Sponsor Exhibits
7:00 p.m. – 7:10 p.m. Welcome, Introductions by Gary Kearney
7:10 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Review of Local Accidents, Stephen K. Brown, Aviation Safety Program Manager (FAASTeam)
8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Presentation by Richard McSpadden, Executive Director, AOPA’s Air Safety Institute
9:00 p.m. – 9:15 p.m. Door and Raffle Prize Drawings

Parking

Parking is free. Please car pool if able and leave spaces nearest the hotel open for hotel guests. Bear right at the driveway fork to the conference area parking and entrance. If the lot fills, use parking in front of, or opposite the side of the hotel. Overflow parking is available at Aware, Inc., next door to the hotel.


Principal Sponsorship By:



Many thanks to our sponsors:

ANGEL FLIGHT NORTHEAST

CAPE AIR/NANTUCKET AIRLINES

CLOUD AHOY

COLUMBIA AIRCRAFT SALES

DAVID CLARK

EAST COAST AERO CLUB
MASSACHUSETTS AIRPORT MANAGERS ASSOCIATION

MIKE GOULIAN AVIATION

NATIONAL FLIGHT SIMULATOR

PORT CITY AIR

SCHRAGER HAMPSON AVIATION INSURANCE

When:
Tuesday, March 5, 2019, 6:00 PM until 9:15 PM
Where:
Doubletree by Hilton Boston-Bedford Glen
Hotel Website
44 Middlesex Turnpike
Bedford, MA  01730

781-275-5500
Contact:
David Hampson
Category:
Safety Seminars
Registration is not Required