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Oregon Aviation Industries
Summit 2014

Thursday October 9, 2014 
Noon - 5:00pm

Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum (WAAAM)
1600 Air Museum Road
Hood River, OR 97031
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From Large to Small - Airliners to UAVs


110 people attended this event

12:00 - 12:30 Arrival, check in, name badges.
12:30 - 12:40

RP Joe Smith
, ORAVI Board Member

  Welcome to Oregon Aviation Industries Summit III
Jake Jacobs, ORAVI Executive Director and meeting emcee
Board introductions, agenda, logistics
  Welcome to WAAAM: Judy Newman
Director, Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum  (WAAAM)
  Welcome to Hood River: Arthur Babitz, Mayor of Hood River   Bio
  Welcome to Port of Hood River: Michael McElwee, Executive Director, Port of Hood River 
Senator Ted Ferrioli 
Oregon's UAS infrastructure = dynamic economic development opportunities
Rural airports in Oregon, their current and possible future uses.

  Representative John Huffman, Aviation in the Gorge and UAV legislation   Bio
  Topic 1:  Unmanned Aerial Systems and Clusters

Charlton Evans
, Insitu Manager of Commercial and Civil Unmanned Aircraft Systems. 

The deployment of Civil and Commercial  Unmanned Aerial Systems 
Clustering of aviation companies in the Gorge.  Synergy and benefits.
  Gorge Technology Alliance  Web
Jessica Metta, Executive Director
The dynamics of clustering and aviation and technology companies in the Gorge
  UAS Test Zones and the FAA  
Brian Whiteside
, Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) Cascade Chapter President. & CEO of VDOS Global
Tim Lachenmeier , CEO Near Space Corp -Tillamook UAV Range Manager
John Stevens, Pendleton UAV Range Manager

Integration of UAV into the Oregon airspace
Status and use of UAV test zones in Tillamook, Warm Springs and Pendleton. 
SOAR Oregon organization
  Topic 2:  Large Aircraft  Trends - Boeing Portland
Don Hendrickson, 
Senior Manager - Finance & Business Operations
Boeing Portland's role in airline aviation, airliner futures.
  Panel:  Funding $$ for emerging UAS companies

John Desmond
, Diligence Leader and investor, Oregon Angel Fund (OAF)

Randy Moe, Managing Director, ORCA Capital, LLC

Millions of dollars of angel fund cash are available for qualified new high-growth companies.  
Where and how to apply for equity capital and how to secure it.
Strong focus on UAV industry
Resources available for support, incubators, accelerators, etc. 
  State of the Aviation Board Report
Mark Gardiner, Chairman, Oregon Aviation Board   Web
Mitch Swecker, Director, Oregon Department of Aviation  Web
  Funding for Aviation Support and Economic Development 
Funding for Aviation Support and Economic Development 

Update on fuel tax bill that would generate millions of dollars for aviation infrastructure and support.
Aron Faegre, President & Board Chair, ORAVI  
Mary Rosenblum, ORAVI board member ORAVI
  Governor's Message
Karmen Fore 
Governor's Office Transportation Policy Advisor
  Karen Goddin  Web
Business Oregon
Business, Innovation & Trade Division
Managing Director, Administration and Program Management
  Senator Betsy JohnsonBio
Closing Comments

Aviation in Oregon: Leading the Nation.  Need for funding and continued progress of ORAVI.
5:00 7:00
Reception & Networking.  

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