ORAVI Summit 2018
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Columbia Aviation Association

Aurora State Airport KUAO
14323 Stenbock Way, N.E.
Aurora, Oregon 97002

This event drew 70 attendees
The presentations were excellent

Fly in, drive in       $75 ORAVI members    $95 non-members



10:00am Doors open for check in, coffee, networking

11:00 Jake Jacobs - ORAVI executive director, Welcome and introductions
ttendee self-introductions – 15 seconds each (name, title, company, top issue)

11:25 Senator Betsy Johnson - panel moderator 

11:30 Employer Panel – Aviation job requirements
  Dewey Conroy - Pacific Coast Avionics VP
  Henry Balensifer - Manager, LEKTRO aircraft tugs and Warrenton mayor
  Josh Lewis - General Manager Lynx Fixed Base Operator (FBO)
  Matt Rogers - Century West Engineering VP
  Richard White
- Boeing, Manager Government Relations

11:50 Educator Panel – Aviation job training
  Bill Gerry, Boeing – Oregon Manufacturing Innovation Center (OMIC)
  Caleb LaPlante - Southern Oregon Air Academy
  Aron Faegre - Airways Science for Kids aircraft building program
  Marshall Pryor – Portland Community College Rock Creek
  Julie Benson – Outlaw Aviation & Sisters High School Flight Science
  Jenifer Stevens – Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

12:10 Joint panel discussion led by Senator Johnson

12:30 Lunch buffet  Lasagna, veg, salad, cookies catered by Wooden Nickel

1:30  Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Update and discussion
  Rep. Rich Vial – Chair, UAS Legislative Workgroup
  Wendie Kellington - Attorney and board member of AUVSI Cascade
  Spencer Karel - Aviation attorney

1:55 Mark Gardiner - ORAVI Co-chair

2:00  Vince Granato Chief Operating Officer, Port of Portland, keynote speaker
PDX, HIO, TTD, port operations and aviation in Oregon

2:45  Break

3:00 Brendan Finn - Transportation Policy Advisor, Governor Brown’s office

3:30 Dennie Houle - Business Oregon Development Officer

3:45 Martha Meeker - Acting Director, Oregon Department of Aviation

4:00 Aron Faegre - Legislative issues, rural air service potentials

4:15 Social hour reception.

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Summit Sponsors





ORAVI Annual Sponsors

NBAA        TacAero




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