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Over the last year I’ve had the opportunity to participate on the NextGen Advisory Council’s Sub Committee and have been named to the Management Council of the NextGen Institute representing NASAO. This has given me a unique opportunity to immerse myself into the topic of NextGen and especially to hear and learn from numerous users, developers and policy makers that live full time in that world. For me I can truthfully say that I’ve learned a thing or two, but as the saying goes, the more I learn, the more I know I don’t know. You probably saw in the headlines this week that The FAA will release a roadmap outlining the official timeline of the implementation of its NextGen modernization project by Oct. 18. FAA Assistant Administrator for NextGen, Edward Bolton, told those in attendance at an Air Line Pilots Association’s (ALPA) 60th Air Safety Forum (ASF) that he is committed to having a plan with his signature on it by that date. On a related yet unrelated note, I had breakfast this week with General Marke “Hoot” Gibson, the Executive Director of the NextGen Institute. I’m pleased that the General has committed to share with us some of the successes and challenges facing the rollout of NextGen at our Conference in Providence. I hope you will find his presentation interesting and useful.

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