The Fly-in will take place September 6-7 in Washington, DC. The annual pilgrimage provides an intimate venue for attendees to engage policy makers and legislative leaders on issues that directly affect their operations. It is an opportunity to get involved and become part of the process.
This year’s Fly-in coincides with an exciting time for aviation maintenance education. Workforce needs are spurring renewed government interest in apprenticeship programs, community partnerships, and federal support for state and local career and technical education. The part 147 community is on the precipice of new regulations that will create dynamic and innovative teaching opportunities. And employers are forging new partnerships with educational institutions to ensure they can meet growing demand. Now is a great time to get involved. Get to Washington.
Day one’s agenda is packed with industry group roundtables and briefings from Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Education and White House officials. Those discussions will set the stage for day two’s Capitol Hill onslaught, where attendees will meet with congressional leaders to educate them on the positive impact aviation maintenance education has on their communities.
The schedule provides plenty of networking events and occasions to see the sights up close and personal. Industry and institutional representatives are welcome, administration and executive-level personnel are especially encouraged to participate since many of the sessions will focus on high-level programmatic themes, challenges and opportunities.
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