As previously announced, our Air Care 2016 conference will be held on the East Coast this year. Patient Airlift Services, PALS, will host us and is planning many great sessions, speakers, and activities at a wonderful hotel on Long Island, near New York City.
Each year the Air Care Alliance holds its AIR CARE national conference to bring together those most involved in public benefit flying. Attendees enjoy learning from, sharing knowledge with, and building relationships among their peers from across the country.
Here are some highlights, hotel and registration information, and the overall schedule of events.
MAKE YOUR TRAVEL RESERVATIONS NOW! And see the complete reservation information below.
Thursday Night: We can recommend one or more restaurants in the area for those who will be in town early and are interested. Indicate on your registration form if you will be here for dinner Thursday evening.
Friday Day: Links will be provided for trip options into NYC or local Long Island attractions
Friday Night: PALS Hosted Cocktail Reception
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM - Marriott Hotel
8:00 PM - until whenever - Dinner in the area; we will provide recommendations and/or dine at the hotel restaurant. Indicate on your registration form if you would like to share dinner with ACA folks on Friday evening.
Saturday Day: Air Care 2017 Conference
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM including breakfast and lunch.
Here is some general information - please stay tuned for our next bulletin for titles, speakers, and exact times!
Session topics vary widely! We cover current and upcoming regulatory issues affecting public benefit flying such as how the BasicMed process may affect volunteer pilots and their groups; a major session on what is legal and what is not regarding fuel reimbursement policies and the use of group-owned aircraft by volunteer pilots; safety recommendations and other best practices; liability and other legal updates; marketing, organizational development and fundraising; mission coordination and tools; emergency and disaster relief operations and inter-group coordination; hosting special events; membership growth and management systems such as VPOIDS; and much, much more.
Saturday Night: Gala Celebration at the
incredible Cradle of Aviation Museum!6:00 PM-8:00 PM
Our museum dinner event will feature:
* Catered buffet dinner including beer, wine & soda plus 2 tickets for vodka flavored drinks
* Enjoy the venue and learn about Long Island's rich history in aviation. Explore the museum which features an actual Apollo Lunar module. There are more than 30 hands-on exhibits, a half dozen cockpits to climb into, and many short films throughout the exhibits
* Also included is admittance to "80's night" onsite with Arcade, Karaoke, 80's music and additional cash bar (Vodka Flavored drinks, beer, wine and soda)
Address: Cradle of Aviation
1 Davis Avenue /Charles Lindbergh Blvd
Garden City, NY 11530 https://www.cradleofaviation.org
Departures or local informal outings. Note: ACA Board Meeting 9:00 - 11:30 AM