Review the schedule for the 2024 NBAA Miami-Opa locka Regional Forum held Wednesday, Jan. 31 at Miami-Opa locka Executive Airport (OPF).

9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Exhibits and Aircraft Display Open

9:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

Opening Session

Kick off the forum with a welcome and get the latest updates in business aviation in the Southeast region. You’ll hear from NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen; Ralph Cutie, director and CEO, Miami-Dade County Aviation Department; and Francesca de Quesada Covey, chief innovation and economic development officer, Miami-Dade County. Following the session, the Gil Wolin Memorial Scholarship will be awarded.

10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Hot Topics in Business Aviation

Join us for an insightful session where industry experts delve into the hottest topics in business aviation – sustainability, safety, security, privacy and workforce issues. Whether you’re an aviation professional, a business leader or an enthusiast, this session promises to provide actionable perspectives on navigating the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.

10:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Skyward Showdown: Student Maintenance Competition

Join NBAA and Flying Classroom for this year’s Maintenance Competition featuring five premier South Florida Part 147 Maintenance schools. This year there will be additional competition stations with exciting new activities. This promises to be an immersive experience for both participants and onlookers alike. See who wins the Grand Prize – an FAA Exam Award, funded by NBAA/SFBAA.

Participant toolbox prices provided by Snap-On

11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Environmental Efficiencies for the Entire Flight Department

Looking to expand your winning culture to one that assists in achieving environmental goals and operational efficiencies? In this session, we bring together a scheduler, maintainer, pilot and department head to talk about the role each has played in moving the needle within their organization. Each will share their efforts and how they navigate the discussion with their teams. Make sure your whole flight department is listening to this, so everyone understands their part in the industry’s sustainability goals.

Nicholas Van De Sompele, CAM, Northern Jet
Scott Evans, Gulfstream
Greg Hamelink, Whirlpool
Marne Carmichael, American Express

1:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.

Protecting Aircraft and Flight Decks From Cybersecurity-Related AOG & Emergencies

This session will cover current and emerging cybersecurity threats, including relevant examples that resulted in AOG and forced landings. Reduce your exposure to cyberattacks and understand where unmitigated risks exist. Review real-world attacks already occurring, as well as the anatomy of what future attacks will look like. Owners, operators, managers and MROs should be fully aware of the risks, and understand cybersecurity responsibilities, recommendations, best practices and current risk assessments.

Sagi Brody, Cyviation

2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Unlocking the Skies: Careers in Business Aviation

Join us for an informational session for students and new business aviation professionals. Hear insights on the unique facets and unparalleled benefits of building a career in business aviation and explore the boundless possibilities that a career in business aviation has to offer. Be sure to grab your raffle ticket on the way in for a chance to win exciting prizes! To add an extra layer of excitement, stay until the end, where we will recognize and celebrate the winners of the Skyward Showdown: Student Maintenance Competition.

Nick Reinardy, Journey Aviation
Steve Purello, Angel Flight Southeast
Cat Wren, Business Jet Center DAL

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