Major Anthony Bourke is a highly experienced F-16 fighter pilot who has flown tactical missions all over the world. He was one of the elite crew that flew patrol over New York City just hours after 9/11. Bourke shares how fighter pilots, and other organizations where performance truly matters, rely on a feedback system to ensure continuous improvement and peak performance. Anthony focuses on communication, leadership, organization, teamwork, commitment, culture, selling and debriefing techniques.
Retired Jeppesen Senior V.P. and Chart Clinic guru, Jim Terpstra led the development of many technologies that today are established aviation standards. He was a driving force behind the industry shift from paper to electronic navigation. Jim played a key role in the introduction of NavData® and worked tirelessly to ensure the availability of data in common, consistent formats. The Airline Avionics Institute awarded him their coveted Pioneer Award for his leadership in advancing flight information technology and aeronautical navigation. Don’t miss hearing from this living legend of aviation!
Considered one of the top mentalists in the world, Kevin Viner has appeared on Penn and Teller: Fool Us, Masters of Illusion, Don’t Blink, commercials for T-Mobile and Now You See Me 2, as well as on the PBS documentary Johnny Carson: King of Late Night. Kevin’s wide-ranging interests often find intriguing ways into his shows. He is an instrument rated pilot, with a degree in mathematics and a background in martial arts. Guaranteed to amaze and entertain!
James P. Johnson
Jim Johnson is one of the few people who can talk about aviation weather without snowing you. Often referred to as a “pilots meteorologist,” he is just that – a pilot and a meteorologist. He is a retired International Captain from Delta Air Lines and a current Flight Instructor. He is also a consulting meteorologist in Chicago, specializing in Aviation and Marine Weather. As a trained and experienced Accident Investigator, he has participated in numerous NTSB Investigations. This gives Jim his unique perspective – he doesn’t just know about weather, he flies in it and brings his operational experience to the stage. You will not only learn about weather and thunderstorms, but judgment and decision-making as well.
Richard Kennington knew he wanted to be an Air Traffic Controller since he toured a tower at the age of eight. As he waited to get into ATC school, he earned his pilot ratings and worked as a dispatcher for a flight school. While in school, he took a job as the Assistant to the Airport Manager at a small regional airport. In 1999, Richard joined the FAA and currently works at Portland Tower. In addition to working air traffic, he develops the recurrent training courses for all controllers nationwide. Richard also serves as the Chair of the National Air Traffic Controllers Association Legislative Committee.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Thurs, Sept 9: Arrivals, Factory Tours, Optional Activities, Group Photos, Welcome Dinner
Fri, Sept 10: Daytime Speaker Sessions, Theme Dinner, Anthony Bourke / Keynote Speaker
Sat, Sept 11: Daytime Speaker Sessions, Theme Dinner, Kevin Viner / Mentalist & Magician
Sun, Sep 12: Optional Factory Tour, Departures