October 15-17 | Wings Over the Rockies Blue Sky Aviation Gallery | Englewood, CO (KAPA)
Over the last 9 years, Migration has become the leading conference for flight training professionals and this year promises to be even better. This year Migration will be hosted at Wings Over the Rockies' new Blue Sky Aviation Gallery located on the south side of Denver's Centennial Airport (KAPA). Migration will feature presentations from a wide range of industry leaders and small group break-out sessions focused on providing solutions to the real world problems facing flight schools and universities.
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 300+ 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 venue (in a hangar at Colorado's busiest GA airport) to the content of every Keynote and breakout session, to the people you meet -- a love of aviation is core to what makes Migration so powerful.
William Ampofo has functional responsibility for sales & marketing, business development, channel management, e-Commerce and program execution to establish Boeing as a market leader in the business aviation and general aviation sectors. Previously, he served as Senior Vice President, Global Operations and Supply Chain, for Aviall, a Boeing Company subsidiary, and spent 22 years at United Technologies Corporations—at its Corporate Headquarters, Pratt & Whitney, Sikorsky, and UTC Aerospace Systems—in various finance, information technology, corporate strategy, and operations roles.
Commander Kirk Lippold, USN (Ret.) was the Commanding Officer of the USS Cole when it came under a suicide terrorist attack by al Qaeda in the port of Aden, Yemen. During his command, he and his crew distinguished themselves by saving the American warship from sinking. Today, Commander Lippold is a popular inspirational figure and leadership speaker who remains in high demand with Fortune 500 companies, leading financial institutions, top industry associations, the Department of State, Department of Defense, Department of Energy, and state-level governments, both in the United States and internationally.
A former international corporate, airline, Red Cross, and 24-hour air ambulance pilot/captain, Erika Armstrong has an extensive social media network of passionate avgeeks, and is a Professor of Aviation at MSU Denver, Director of Instructional Design at Advanced Aircrew Academy, and award-winning staff writer for Colorado Serenity magazine. She is the author of "A Chick in the Cockpit" and "The Art of Being a Pilot" (coming out in 2019) and has over eighty published articles. She is a contributing editor and professional pilot columnist at Plane & Pilot, Disciples of Flight, NYC Aviation, Flying.com, Serenity, Mountain Connection, Contrails, General Aviation News, LinkedIn Influencer, and Business Insider.
The creative innovator behind the all-electric Sunflyer General Aviation Aircraft, George Bye has two decades of experience as an Engineer, Enterpreneur and Executive who conceives, designs, and develops all-electric manned and drone aircraft. As a fighter pilot in the Air Force, he flew many missions during Desert Shield and Desert Storm and then trained other fighter pilots. He is an ATP-rated pilot with over 4,000 flying hours.
An accomplished writer, Dave Hirschman joined AOPA in 2008. He is the author of "Hijacked: The True Story Of The Heroes Of Flight 705" and he previously covered FedEx as a business news reporter for the Commercial Appeal and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He has an airline transport pilot certificate and instrument and multiengine flight instructor certificates. Dave flies vintage, historical, and Experimental airplanes and specializes in tailwheel and aerobatic instruction.
Paul Bertorelli is Editor at Large for the Belvoir Media Group, which means…well, no one knows what it means. But he contributes to Belvoir’s aviation print publications, Aviation Consumer, IFR, IFR Refresher, and Aviation Safety. He writes a regular blog for www.avweb. com. In addition to being an expert in hurricane evacuation, he’s also an ATP-CFII-MEI and may have other letters as well. He lives in Florida.
Back by popular demand, Designated Pilot Examiner and Migration favorite Roger Sharp will take the stage to talk about the state of flight training in a way that only he can. In previous years, he has shared tips for curing common problems applicants have with taking the practical test (“How to Fail Your Flight Test”), signs that you may have a bad flight instructor (“Your Flight Instructor Might Suck”), and insights into why students fail their checkrides (“Why Students Fail Checkrides..and It’s Your Fault”). Who can predict what Roger might say this year?
With a focus in the area of legislation, regulation, and policy, Gregory helps create an environment which fosters innovation in the general aviation industry. Prior to joining the team at Joby, he served as GAMA's Vice President for Global Innovation & Policy and was responsible for developing new paths for the integration of emerging GA technologies and assessing technological shifts that may require changes to the way aircraft are designed, manufactured, maintained, or operated.
General Barry served in the United States Air Force for over 30 years as a combat veteran, fighter pilot/USAF “Top Gun” graduate (Fighter Weapons School), Military Assistant to the Secretary of Defense, and commander multiple times at the squadron, group and twice at the wing command level. He is also a survivor of the 9/11 attack on the Pentagon. He retired in 2004 as a “Two Star”, Major General, and served his last tour on active duty as Board Member and Executive Director for the Space Shuttle Columbia Accident Investigation.
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7007 South Clinton Street
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Note: a non-refundable one night room and tax will be charged to the credit card at booking.
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Blue Sky Aviation Gallery
Wings Over the Rockies Exploration of Flight
Blue Sky Aviation Gallery
13005 Wings Way
Englewood, CO 80112
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