1,000,000 pilots

The desire to grow aviation is universal.
As of July 1, 2014, there were 552,212 FAA active and student pilot certificates in the USA. But to sustain the industry, we must raise that number. How do we get to one million pilot certificates and build a solid future for GA?

That conversation starts right here, right now.

Airplanista Oshbash 2014:
The GA Power Collective
A Panel Discussion featuring INFLUENTIAL people from throughout the aviation industry

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 5:30 - 7:30pm
EAA AirVenture Oshkosh
Media Press Tent

Free admission to EAA AirVenture attendees
No RSVP • Seating will be limited.

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Main contact and information:
Email host Dan Pimentel here

What is Oshbash and the GA Power Collective?

Oshbash is the official social networking "meetup" event of the Airplanista Aviation Blog and writer Dan Pimentel. This is the AirVenture event where #avgeeks from Twitter and the online aviation family meet each other in person, many for the first time. Both previous Oshbash events in 2011 and 2013 filled the Press Tent with "standing room only" audiences.

At Oshbash 2014, Airplanista is hosting a high-profile Panel Discussion that will bring some of the aviation industry's most influential people together in one room. The only agenda will be to spark a transparent conversation as one body, one voice to discuss how we get to one million certificated pilots.

The ultimate goal of the GA Power Collective will be to encourage an environment that allows the major aviation groups to work together as a "collective" to develop new strategies for reaching out to the non-flying public and growing aviation.

Expect to hear a spirited discussion born from non-standard thinking about how the aviation industry markets to the public. It is our intent to throw away the "box" the industry has been wedged in for decades and focus not on what is wrong with our GA world, but what we can do as one giant, unstoppable force to make it right.

Confirmed Panel participants

Frank Ayers Jr., Ed.D.
Chancellor, Prescott Campus
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Dick Knapinski
Senior Communications Advisor,
Experimental Aircraft Association

Dr. Peggy Chabrian

Women in Aviation International

Brittney Miculka
Director of Outreach,
Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association

Dan Johnson
Light Aircraft Manufacturers Association

Martha Phillips
The Ninety Nines

Kathryn Fraser
Director of Safety & Outreach,
General Aviation Manufacturers Association

Dan Pimentel
Airplanista (Moderator)


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