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2016 Annual Convention and Tradeshow Wrap-Up

The NASAO family gathered in San Antonio, TX for the 85th Annual Convention & Tradeshow. The conference was a perfect place to network, share ideas, and hear from aviation industry leaders, while exploring San Antonio. Thanks for attending and see you next year in Alabama!


Video of State Education Training Sessions

State Staff Education Training Session – Software & Information Technology


State Staff Education Training Session – State UAS Perspective


Conference Presentations

Monday, September 12

Economy Headwinds or Tailwinds
Dr. David Ellis, Texas A&M Transportation Institute

How is Aviation Navigating Chaning Times
Scott Miller, Valero

Luncheon Speaker – “A Political View.”

  • David White, Public Blueprint

Workforce Development: How Do We Attract and Retain a Great Aviation Workforce?

  • Bill Orellana, Tennessee
  • Dr. Bill Hutto, Auburn
  • Brittney Miculka, Red Bird Flight Simulations
  • Seth Young, Ohio State University

Next Gen: After Years of Talk, What Does it Mean?

Tuesday, September 13

UAS Emerging Technologies & Utilizations

UAS: The Legal Issues are Never Ending 

  • William Goodwin, Airmap

Whether you are a state aviation official, staff member or a Friend of NASAO, there are opportunities for you to become more involved with NASAO through participation on one of our many Committees. See a complete list of opportunities and let us know where you would like to be involved. More
NASAO is one of the most senior aviation organizations in the United States, predating even the Federal Aviation Administration’s predecessor, the Civil Aeronautics Authority. The states first established NASAO to ensure uniformity of safety measures, to standardize airport regulations and develop a truly national air transportation system responsive to local, state, and regional needs. More
NASAO holds two formal conferences each year – our Annual Convention and Trade Show, typically held in September and a Washington Legislative Conference held in the nation’s Capital during the February/March timeframe. NASAO also has a presence at EAA’s AirVenture, held each year in Oshkosh, Wisconsin in late July. Whether you are looking to attend an interesting, informative and relevant conference or would like to exhibit or sponsor an event, let us know. More
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