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Forum: Professionalism in Aviation

Ensuring Excellence in Pilot and Air Traffic Controller Performance


Day One - Tuesday, May 18, 2010
9:00 – 9:30

Welcome and Opening Remarks

9:30 – 10:30

Keynote Presentation

  • Tony Kern, Ed.D., President, Convergent Performance (PDF, 2.14 MB)
10:30 – 11:00 Break
11:00 – 12:30

Screening and Selection Methods and Their Role in Developing Professional Pilots

  • Judy Tarver, Vice President, (PDF, 399 KB)
  • Kent Lovelace, Chair, Department of Aviation, University of North Dakota (PDF, 775 KB)
  • Sheryl Barden, President, Aviation Personnel International (PDF, 161 KB)
  • Diane Damos, Ph.D., President, Damos Aviation Services (PDF, 85 KB)
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch
13:30 – 15:00

Structured Development of Professional Pilots

  • Craig Bentley, Managing Director of Operations, Cape Air/Nantucket Airlines (PDF, 221 KB)
  • Gary Morrison, Department Head, Regulatory Affairs, Global Ab Initio and MPL Initiatives CAE (PDF, 210 KB)
  • Al Thompson, Chief Pilot, Flight Training - Simulators, Boeing Training & Flight Services (PDF, 41 KB)
  • Chris Haber, Training Manager, KLM Flight Academy (PDF, 64 KB)
  • Matthias Kippenberg, President, Airline Training Center Arizona (PDF, 610 KB)
15:00 – 15:30 Break
15:30 – 17:00

Developing Excellence and Professionalism in Air Traffic Controllers Through Screening, Selection, and Training

  • Kate Bleckley, Personnel Research Psychologist, FAA Civil Aeronautical Medical Institute (PDF, 163 KB)
  • Henry Mogilka, Assistant Division Manager, Air Traffic Training Division, FAA Academy (PDF, 261 KB)
  • Gregory McGuirk, Program Coordinator, Air Traffic Management, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (PDF, 562 KB)
  • Jennifer Allen-Tallman, CRM Program Manager, Risk Reduction Projects Group, FAA Air Traffic Organization
  • Don Simons, Air Traffic Manager, FAA Reagan National Air Traffic Control Tower

Day Two - Wednesday, May 19, 2010
9:00 – 10:30

Developing Professionalism and Excellence Through Operator Training

  • Randy Hamilton, Director of Training, Compass Airlines (PDF, 750 KB)
  • Joe Burns, Managing Director, Technology and Flight Test, United Airlines (PDF, 358 KB)
  • Brian Ward, Managing Director, Flight Training, FedEx Express (PDF, 493 KB)
  • Paul J. Preidecker, Chief Instructor, Air Wisconsin Airlines (PDF, 445 KB)
10:30 – 11:00 Break
11:00 – 12:30

Shared Responsibility to Reinforce Professional Standards in Pilots

  • Rick Rowe, Chief Pilot, Flight Operations, Bombardier Business Aircraft (PDF, 146 KB)
  • Ed Sternstein, Chief Line Check Pilot B767-400/500, Delta Air Lines (PDF, 57 KB)
  • Chris Keinath, Director of Safety, Horizon Air (PDF, 3.62 MB)
  • John Rosenberg, Chairman, Professional Standards Committee, Air Line Pilots Association (PDF, 407 KB)
  • Robert McDonnell, National Chairman, Professional Standards Committee, Allied Pilots Association (PDF, 437 KB)
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch
13:30 – 15:00

Shared Responsibility to Reinforce Professional Standards in Air Traffic Controllers

  • Bill Peacock, Executive Vice President, Robinson Aviation, Inc. (RVA) (PDF, 136 KB)
  • Garth Koleszar, Professional Standards Committee, Member and NATCA Facility Representative, FAA Los Angeles ARTCC (PDF, 134 KB)
  • David Conley, President, FAA Managers Association
  • Robert Clyburn, National Chairman, Air Traffic Supervisors Committee
  • Kevin Stark, Air Traffic Manager, Denver ARTCC, FAA
15:00 – 15:30 Break
15:30 – 17:00

The Captain’s Role in Ensuring Professionalism

  • Ben Berman, Captain (PDF, 1.06 MB)
  • Molly Boss, Captain (PDF, 102 KB)
  • Jamie Bosworth, Captain
  • Ron Nielsen, Captain (retired) (PDF, 173 KB)
  • John Sluys, Captain / Chairman, Professional Development Group, Air Line Pilots Association (PDF, 207 KB)

Day Three - Thursday, May 20, 2010
9:00 – 10:30

Ensuring Effective Pilot-Controller Communications

  • Charles Drew, Program Manager, NASA Aviation Safety Reporting, System / Booz Allen Hamilton (PDF, 867KB) - (ASRS pilot-controller reports - (PDF, 702 KB)
  • Tim Flaherty, Captain, Chairman, Air Traffic Services Group, Air Line Pilots Association (PDF, 147 KB)
  • Doug Thoman, Captain / ATC Liaison, Independent Pilots Association (PDF, 277 KB)
  • Steve Wallace, NATCA Representative, Miami ARTCC, FAA (PDF, 234 KB)
  • Laurie Zugay, Air Traffic Manager, Tampa Air Traffic Control Tower, FAA
10:30 – 11:00 Break
11:00 – 12:30

Ensuring Excellence Through Data and Information Sharing

  • Don Gunther, Staff Vice President Safety, Continental Airlines
  • Tom Longridge, Ph.D., Manager, Voluntary Safety Programs Branch, Federal Aviation Administration
  • Thom Mayer, Ph.D., President, Austin Digital, Inc.
  • Jay Pardee, Director, Office of Accident Investigation and Prevention, Federal Aviation Administration (PDF, 2.56 MB)
  • Scott Proudfoot, Lead ATSAP Analyst, Office of Safety Programs, Air Traffic Organization, Federal Aviation Administration
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch
13:30 – 15:00

The Role of the Regulator in Ensuring Professionalism in Aviation

  • John Duncan, Air Transportation Division Manager, Flight Standards Service, Federal Aviation Administration
  • Michael McCormick, Director, Terminal Safety and Operations Support, Federal Aviation Administration
  • Gerda Pardatscher, Seconded National Expert, Flight Crew Licensing, Rulemaking Directorate, European Aviation Safety Agency (PDF, 118 KB)
15:00 – 15:15

Concluding Remarks

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