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Virtual Membership Meeting via ZOOM

January 29, 2021 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm



AI Virtual Membership Meeting via Zoom

January 29, 2021

9:00 – 9:05 am            Welcome

AI President Susan Zellers will welcome participants and give an overview of the program.

9:05 – 9:25 am            Aerostat/Broadband deployment

Pat Corey, VP of engagement, Wabash Heartland Innovation Network, will discuss their plans to fly an aerostat at 1,500 – 2,000 feet near Reynolds, IN that will be used to deploy broadband to the unserved area.

9:30 – 9:45 am            Aviation builds for students

Angie Verissimo, VP, Aviation USA Aero, will discuss their plans for to reach students in 7-12th grade by using Aerospace/Aviation with items like Airplane builds, Drone ED, Balloon and CubeSat Launches, Engineering skills, and various soft skills.

9:50 – 10:20 am          UPS utilizing Gary Airport

Dan Vicari, Gary/Chicago Airport, will discuss the UPS Next Day operations that began in November, 2020 at Gary.

10:25 – 10:35 am          TSA Personnel Updates

Charles Ochoa, Transportation Security Inspector, TSA, will introduce Lauren Connors and Rick Miller who have recently started as aviation mode inspectors.

10:40 – 10:55 am        Legislative Update

Bob Duncan, AI Legislative chairman, will give an update on the status of the Indiana General Assembly as well as legislation that AI is tracking this session.

11:00 am                     AI Membership/Board Meeting