Redbird Migration 2020

Virtual Flight Training Conference | October 21-22
 

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Over the last 10 years, Migration has become the leading conference for flight training professionals, and this year we're excited to bring the event to you virtually. Right from your home or office, you'll be able to tune in to presentations from a wide range of industry leaders and participate in small group breakout sessions focused on providing solutions to the real-world problems facing flight training organizations globally.

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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.

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Bruce Landsberg
Bruce Landsberg
Vice Chairman, National Transportation Safety Board

Bruce was sworn in as Vice Chairman of the NTSB in 2018. Prior to joining the NTSB, he was with the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association from 1992 to 2014, where he served as Executive Director of the Air Safety Foundation until 2010, and then as President of the AOPA Foundation and Air Safety Institute until he retired in 2014. Early in his aviation career, Bruce worked for Cessna Aircraft Company, where he promoted general aviation through the management of its Air Age Education Department. He also worked as an associate editor for Flying Magazine before moving to FlightSafety International as its first product marketing manager.

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Joe Brown
Joe Brown
Chairman, Hartzell Propeller

Joseph W. Brown is Chairman of Hartzell Propeller Inc. and a principal of its parent company, Tailwind Technologies Inc., a holding company that acquires aviation technology businesses, including Hartzell Engine Technologies, Aerospace Welding, and Quality Aircraft Accessories. Tailwind companies serve the global aerospace market, including general aviation, commercial aviation, rotorcraft, and military segments. Brown, a pilot, is active in the industry and is a director of the General Aviation Manufacturers Association and the Experimental Aircraft Association, and is a member of the Recreational Aviation Foundation. He flies regularly and has an RV-8, Glasair Sportsman, Cessna 185E, and TBM 900.

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Dr. Christopher Manacci
Dr. Christopher Manacci
Founding Director, Dorothy Ebersbach Academic Center for Flight Nursing

Dr. Manacci, DNP, ACNP-C is an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner with his practice goal of enhancing the human condition. Currently, he is private practice utilizing STEM cell transplantation therapy to increase mobility, performance, and appearance of individuals at the Nightingale Center for Regenerative Medicine. He is the Founding Director of the Dorothy Ebersbach Academic Center for Flight Nursing and previously served as the Architect and Founding Director of the world’s first Acute Care Flight Nurse Practitioner Program at the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Manacci served as the Architect and Program Director of the Critical Care Transport Program of the Cleveland Clinic, which has adopted his model. 

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Dr. Alfes
Dr. Celeste Alfes
Director, Center for Nursing Education, Simulation, and Innovation at Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing

Dr. Alfes, DNP, MSN, MBA, RN, CNE, CHSE-A, FAAN has made significant contributions to pioneering simulation training for flight nurses globally. She helped develop North America’s first high-fidelity, full-scale Sikorsky® S76 helicopter simulator adapted for training and research to ensure quality, safe patient care. Dr. Alfes expanded the science of simulation to Japan’s first ACNP flight specialty program and helped to establish The Dorothy Ebersbach Academic Center for Flight Nursing, an internationally recognized center that collaborates with the National Center for Medical Readiness, National Science Foundation, Laerdal Foundation of Norway, U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory, and MedEvac International.

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Lt. Col. Kenyatta H. Ruffin
Lt. Col. Kenyatta Ruffin
Founder, Legacy Flight Academy & US Air Force Fighter Pilot


Keny is an inspirational leader and change agent in the aerospace industry. His aviation career began at 13 and he became one of the nation’s youngest certified flight instructors at 18. He is the founder of the Legacy Flight Academy (LFA), a non-profit organization dedicated to upholding and sustaining the legacy of the heroic Tuskegee Airmen. LFA has provided more than 1,000 free orientation flights to youth across America, primarily from underprivileged and minority groups. Keny was appointed to lead the United States Air Force’s diversity improvement efforts and is the recipient of AOPA’s Inaugural General Charles McGee Aviation Inspiration Award. He commands the 71st OSS at Vance AFB, OK where he directs airfield operations and ATC for the Air Force’s third busiest airfield.

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Jack Pelton
Jack Pelton
Chief Executive Officer & Chairman of the Board, Experimental Aircraft Association

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. He is the retired chairman, president, and CEO of Cessna Aircraft Company. In his decade with Cessna, beginning as SVP of product engineering, he oversaw new aircraft development, testing, certification, and improvements for all Cessna models. Prior to joining Cessna, Pelton was SVP of engineering for Dornier Aircraft. He began his career with Douglas Aircraft, where he rose within the company in operations, engineering, and program management. Pelton’s knowledge and experience have also been a valuable asset throughout the aviation community. He 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. 

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Pete Bunce
Pete Bunce
President & Chief Executive Officer, General Aviation Manufacturers Association

Pete leads the team at GAMA, which travels worldwide engaging regulators, policymakers, and elected officials to promote GA and advance the interests of its global membership of more than 100 airframe, avionics, engine, and component manufacturers, as well as the world’s leading business aviation maintenance and repair companies. Pete retired from a 26-year career in the USAF in 2005, with his last assignment as the Director of the Air Force Congressional Budget and Appropriations Liaison. He serves on the board of directors of the Recreational Aviation Foundation, Veterans Airlift Command, the U.S. Air Force Academy Falcon Foundation, America’s Warrior Partnership, and the Air Care Alliance. Pete is a member of the FAA’s NextGen Advisory Committee, MITRE Corporation’s Aviation Advisory Committee, and NASA Advisory Council Aeronautics Committee. 

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Allison McKay
Allison McKay
Chief Executive Officer, Women in Aviation International

Allison McKay joined Women in Aviation International as CEO on February 18, 2020. She is responsible for the future strategic vision of the more than 15,000-member strong organization while overseeing the board of directors, professional staff, and daily operations. Allison previously served as vice president of the Helicopter Association International (HAI) Foundation since 2015 commissioning the first academic study of staffing projections for the rotorcraft industry as well as creating a workforce development initiative. Allison draws from more than 20 years of experience in the development and implementation of highly strategic initiatives with aviation companies including Safran USA and B/E Aerospace. 

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Jim Viola
James Viola
President & Chief Executive Officer, Helicopter Association International

James 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. 

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Mark Baker
Mark Baker
President & Chief Executive Officer, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association

Mark Baker joined AOPA in 2013 as president and CEO. In conjunction with his role leading the world’s largest civil aviation organization, he is chairman of AOPA’s Political Action Committee; CEO 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. Prior to joining AOPA, Mark served in numerous senior executive roles, including CEO of Orchard Supply Hardware Stores Corporation, a leading retailer of home improvement and garden products. He also served in senior executive roles at Scotts Miracle-Gro Company, Gander Mountain Company, and The Home Depot. He earned his pilot certificate in his twenties and has logged more than 10,000 hours of flight time in aircraft ranging from light seaplanes to turbines and helicopters.

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Due to uncertainties caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, we made the decision to hold Migration virtually this year. In addition to the health concerns brought forth by the coronavirus, we know that flight training organizations are facing several new challenges in their day-to-day operations as conditions change in their local communities. Migration is meant to bring the entire industry together to share ideas and move flight training forward. This year, taking those opportunities directly into the homes and offices of flight training professionals is the best way to gather our whole community responsibly and effectively.
 
We're excited to offer a broad slate of educational content this year. For the first time, attendees will be able to select sessions from curated content tracks, including flight instruction, flight school management, pilot proficiency, K-12 STEM education, home flight simulation, and more. We also have ensured that this year's virtual platform will enable us to provide the many networking opportunities that you've come to expect from Migration over the past ten years. Despite the physical distance between us, Migration 2020 will include several group happy hours, live Q&A sessions with leaders in the general aviation industry, and opportunities to connect with the Redbird team.
 
We hope that these efforts will help the flight training community continue to connect, learn, and grow while giving organizations space to focus on their businesses and the health of their employees. Keep an eye out for exciting announcements here soon. We look forward to welcoming you online in October.
 
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