April 11-12, 2023 | EAA Education Center | Oshkosh, WI (KOSH)
Over the last 13 years, Migration has become the leading conference for flight training professionals. Featuring presentations from a wide range of industry leaders and small group breakout sessions tailored to meet the goals of attendees, Migration provides solutions to the real-world problems facing flight training organizations, flight instructors, and their clients.
Migration is designed to inspire and equip you to take your flight training business to the next level. Hear the latest big ideas and innovative solutions from our Keynote speakers.
You'll leave Migration with pages upon pages of actionable tactics that you can apply the minute you get back to the flight line.
You'll be among your people with attendees from all over the world, representing a wide range of flight training practitioners. Migration is known for its networking and relationship building, and this year will be no different.
From the content of every Keynote and breakout session to the people you'll meet and network with, a love of aviation is core to what makes Migration so powerful.
Sean D. Tucker is an aviation legend and virtuoso air show performer, best known for his airshow performances in the Oracle Challenger. Tucker is also a founder of the Bob Hoover Academy, a program focused on empowering students in his hometown of Salinas, CA, through the power of flight. He is a National Aviation Hall of Fame inductee, International Aviation Air and Space Hall of Fame inductee, one of the 25 Living Legends of Flight recognized by the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, the Chairman of EAA's Young Eagles Program, and an honorary member of the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, U.S. Navy Blue Angles, Royal Canadian Snowbirds, Brazilian Air Force Smoke Squadron, and U.S. Army Golden Knights.
Joe Brown is Chairman of Hartzell Propeller and COO of Tailwind Technologies Inc., a holding company that owns aviation manufacturing businesses including Hartzell Propeller, Hartzell Engine Technologies and Mayday Manufacturing. He specializes in defining and implementing operational strategies that promote product and manufacturing innovation, business growth, and improved operating metrics. Joe is deeply involved in the General Aviation industry and is a member of AOPA, EAA, and IMC Club, while serving on the boards of EAA, IMC Club, and the General Aviation Manufacturers Association. Joe is an instrument-rated pilot and flies about 300 hours a year for work and recreation.
Jack Pelton leads EAA's board and staff in its mission of growing participation in aviation and inspiring people to fly, build, and further engage in flight. Previously, he served as the chairman, president, and chief executive officer of Cessna Aircraft Company. He also is past chairman of the General Aviation Manufacturers Association board, and served on the boards of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, the National Business Aviation Association, and the Corporate Angel Network. His many honors include the National Aeronautic Association’s Distinguished Statesman of Aviation Award, the FAA’s Friend of Safety Award, induction into the Kansas Aviation Hall of Fame, and EAA’s highest honor, the Freedom of Flight Award.
Pete travels worldwide engaging regulators, policymakers, and elected officials to promote general aviation and advance the interests of GAMA’s global membership of airframe, avionics, engine, and component manufacturers, as well as the world’s leading business aviation maintenance, repair, and overall companies. He retired from the USAF in March 2005, with his last assignment as the Director of the Air Force Congressional Budget and Appropriations Liaison. During his 26-year Air Force career, Pete flew F-15s and A-10s, while commanding several large operational fighter units. He serves on the board of directors of the Recreational Aviation Foundation and Veterans Airlift Command, and is a trustee of the U.S. Air Force Academy Falcon Foundation. Pete is also a member of the FAA's Management Advisory Council and serves on the FAA’s NextGen Advisory Committee. In January 2010, he was inducted as one of the 70 Living Legends of Aviation.
Mark Baker joined AOPA in 2013 as president and CEO of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA), the world’s largest civil aviation organization. He has served on numerous corporate boards and has taken leadership roles with several nonprofit organizations. Before his appointment at AOPA, Baker served in numerous senior executive roles, including CEO of Orchard Supply Hardware Stores Corporation, a leading retailer of home improvement and garden products. Baker also served in senior executive roles at Scotts Miracle-Gro Company, Gander Mountain Company, and The Home Depot. In conjunction with his role as president and CEO of AOPA, Baker is chairman of AOPA’s Political Action Committee; chief executive officer for the AOPA Foundation; president of the International Council of Aircraft Owner and Pilot Associations, representing pilots in 81 countries; and publisher of AOPA Pilot, the world’s largest and most influential aviation publication.
James A. Viola joined HAI as President and CEO in January 2020. Prior to joining HAI, he most recently served as a Senior Executive for the Federal Aviation Administration, in the office of Aviation Safety, as director of General Aviation Safety Assurance. He was responsible for maintaining consistency and standardization in the application of safety oversight activities for the GA community. He was a government representative on both the International Helicopter Safety Team and the United States Helicopter Safety Team. Viola’s aviation career began with the US Army, with the majority of his flying done as a special operations MH-6 and MH-47 helicopter pilot. He was promoted through positions of increasing responsibility, achieving the rank of colonel. His final military assignment was as Division Chief for Army Aviation Current Operations in the Pentagon. A strong advocate for GA, Viola flies as often as he can. He holds airline transport pilot ratings for helicopters and airplanes and is a dual-rated certificated flight instructor.
Curt Castagna, C.M. was named the 11th President and CEO of the National Air Transportation Association in August 2022. Prior to this post, Castagna served over six years as an NATA Board Member, including two years as Board Chair and one year as Immediate Past Chair. Castagna has a diverse background and more than 35 years of proven industry expertise, including in his concurrent role as President and CEO of Aeroplex Group Partners, which focuses on airport development, airport project management, and aviation consulting. Aeroplex maintains GA and business aircraft centers at the Long Beach, Van Nuys, and Dallas Love Field Airports. Castagna has a long history of leadership roles in airport tenant and aviation trade associations. He also has over 30 years of experience as an adjunct professor in the Aviation Administration programs at California State University, Los Angeles and Cypress Community College.
For the first time in conference history, we are excited to offer a dedicated track for K-12 aeronautics educators. With the proliferation of aeronautics topics in STEM and career and technical education (CTE) programs across the country, school districts and their educators need regular opportunities to interact and exchange ideas with the broader aviation industry. Migration is uniquely positioned to facilitate those conversations, helping K-12 schools and flight training organizations better collaborate on shaping the pilots of the future.Download Attendance Justification Letter
EAA Education Center
3000 Poberezny Road
Oshkosh, Wisconsin, 54902
Wittman Regional Airport (KOSH)
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