Central Section Symposium - General Information

2011 Central Section Symposium

Sponsored by: Bombardier Aerospace, Cessna Aircraft, Garmin International and Hawker Beechcraft
The Society of Experimental Test Pilots Central Section Symposium will be held on Monday, 6 June 2011 at the Old Town Conference Center across the street from The Hotel at Old Town, 830 E 1st Street North, Wichita, Kansas. The Symposium will include all day sessions and a luncheon with a keynote speaker. Dale Bleakney (M) of Cessna is the Chairman for this event.

TECHNICAL SESSION: Continental breakfast will be served at 7:00am in the Keen Kutter A Room of the Old Town Conference Center across the street from The Hotel at Old Town. The Symposium will be held in Keen Kutter B beginning at 8:00am. The registration fee is $45.00. The following presentations have been scheduled:
“Advanced Vision Update” – Mark Schlegel (F), Bombardier
“AT-6 Program Update” – Dan Hinson (M), Hawker Beechcraft
“Use of Social Media Websites to Improve Flight Test Communication and Safety” – Mark Jones (M), Maj, USAF
“CRJ-1000 Vmu Testing” – Andy Litavniks (AF), Bombardier
“Using Multiple Company Resources to Accomplish Flight Test Goals” – Steve Stowe (AF), Boeing
“Open Discussion to Improve the Communication and Handling of Flight Test Activities in the Wichita/KC Center Area” – Errett Rush, KC ARTCC and Doug Fast, ICT Tower/Approach

LUNCHEON: A luncheon will be held in the Keen Kutter A Room at 12:00pm. Jonna Doolittle Hoppes, will be the keynote speaker discussing “An Afternoon with Jimmy Doolittle”.

SOCIAL HOUR: A cash bar social hour with light hors d’oeuvres will be held in the Atrium at the Hotel at Old Town immediately following the conclusion of the technical session.

Location
The Hotel at Old Town
830 E 1st Street North
Wichita, KS

Contact Information
The Society of Experimental Test Pilots
P.O. Box 986
Lancaster, CA 93584
1-661-942-9574
Refund Policy
The deadline for refunds or cancellations is Monday, 30 May 2011

Lodging Information
HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS: A small block of rooms has been reserved at The Hotel at Old Town at $109.00 per night without breakfast or $119.00 with a full hot breakfast. Parking and in-room internet are included in the room rate. Reservations may be made by calling 1-877-265-3869. When calling, please mention that you are attending the Society of Experimental Test Pilots Symposium to receive the negotiated rate. The cutoff date for reservations at the special rate is Sunday, 15 May.