FAVIA 225 Continuing Education Schedule

FAVIA 225 / 2018 BFA Convention
FRIDAY, MARCH 23, 2018
CONTINUING EDUCATION SEMINAR*
201 S. Christopher Columbus Blvd., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19106
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Time Topic/Presenter/Tier Topic/Presenter/Tier Topic/Presenter/Tier
9:00 – 9:55 Competition
Meg Skelton
Tier 3
The Science of Ballooning
David Lee
Tier 3
Balloon Festival Guidelines
Flight Standards Information System Updates
Maury Sullivan
Tier 3
9:55 – 10:10 BREAK
10:10 – 10:25 Welcome
10:25 – 11:20 General Session
Thermals – Don’t Let Them Bring You Down – Or Up
Don Day
Tier 1
11:20 – 11:30 TRANSITION
11:30 – 12:25 Polyester Balloon Fabric
Use and Development
Petr Kubicek
Tier 2
Blanchard in America: 1792-1797:
Triumph and Trial
Thomas Crouch
Tier 3
Propane Characteristics and Emergencies
Shay, Bell, Deleharty
Tier 2
12:25 – 2:00 LUNCH ON YOUR OWN – ENJOY PHILADELPHA CUISINE
1:30 – 2:00 BOOK SIGNINGS
1:30 – 2:00 APPLY FOR YOUR STUDENT PILOT CERTIFICATE WITH A DPE USING IACRA
2:00 – 2:55 If You Survive an Accident
Mark West
Tier 1
Are You an Effective
Instructor?
Elizabeth Wright-Smith
Tier 3
Powerline Awareness and Emergencies
Jonathan Carter
Tier 2
2:55 – 3:05 TRANSITION
 3:05 – 4:00 Record Setting Flights
Troy Bradley
Tier 3
Balloon Maintenance
Jeopardy Game
Scott Wooge
Tier 2
Navigating the Not So New Airmen Application Process
Santo Galatioto
Tier 3
4:00 – 4:10 TRANSITION
4:10 – 5:05 Demystifying the Skew-T Chart for Simple Flight Decision Making
Andy Blair
Tier 1
Everything We Need to Know About Safety
Gordon Schwontkowski
Tier 2
Past, Present, and Future of Gas Ballooning
Cuneo/Padelt/Reinhart
Tier 3


FAVIA 225 / 2018 BFA Convention
SATURDAY, MARCH 24, 2018
CONTINUING EDUCATION SEMINAR*
201 S. Christopher Columbus Blvd., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19106
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Time Topic/
Presenter/Tier
Topic/
Presenter/Tier
Topic/
Presenter/Tier
Topic/
Presenter/Tier
9:00 – 9:55 “What’s Your Vector Victor?”
Elizabeth Wright-Smith
Tier 2
Envelope of Safety
Cannon, McClinton, Parks
Tier 3
Powerline Awareness and Emergencies
Jonathan Carter
Tier 2
Family In Ballooning
Troy Bradley
Tier 3
9:55 – 10:10 BREAK
10:10 – 11:05 General Session
Record Breaking in a Balloon!
Per Lindstrand
Tier 3
11:05 – 11:15 TRANSITION
11:15 – 12:10 Picturing Blanchard:
Images of the Aeronaut and His Balloons in
Europe and America
Thomas Crouch
Tier 3
Women In Ballooning
Meg Skelton
Tier 2
Safety – The Future of Ballooning is in Your Hands
Mark West
Tier 1
Training Your Crew
Dean Carlton
Tier 2
12:10 – 1:45 LUNCH ON YOUR OWN – ENJOY PHILADELPHA CUISINE
1:45 – 2:40 Medical Certificates, Medications and You Eric Sieracki/Dr. Dara
Tier 2
To Fly or Not To Fly
Santo Galatioto
Tier 1
Stability and Instability – Know the Mood of the Atmosphere
Don Day
Tier 1
X Marks the Spot – Flight Simulator
Kim Magee/
Adam Magee
Tier 3
2:40 – 2:50 TRANSITION
2:50 – 3:45 Am I Covered? Insurance Round Table Griffin/Keogh/Lindsey/Carlton
Tier 3
The Long and Short of Safety
Gordon Schwontkowski
Tier 2
History of Macy’s Balloons
John Piper
Tier 3
Ballooning: Risk
Perception vs Risk Reality
Andy Baird
Tier 1
3:45 – 4:30 BOOK SIGNINGS
3:45 – 4:30 APPLY FOR YOUR STUDENT PILOT CERTIFICATE WITH A DPE USING IACRA

*Seminar Schedule is subject to change