The annual NJ State Aviation Conference will be held on Friday, May 4, at the historic North Terminal of Newark Liberty International Airport.  Details here.  This year’s program focuses on “Navigating the Regulatory Maze” for pilots and general aviation airports. 

The Conference is presented by the Mid-Atlantic Aviation Coalition.  Frank Steinberg, a MAAC director and experienced aviation attorney, will be moderating a panel discussion on how pilots can deal with Temporary Flight Restrictions [TFR’s, in pilot lingo] and other airspace issues where being in the wrong place at the wrong time can cause a heap of trouble with the FAA.

Other panels deal with upgrading older aircraft, and airport improvement issues. 

There will be a keynote presentation by NJDOT Commissioner James Simpson, and a talk by Diane Crean of the FAA.  The program closes with presentations by the Hindenburg Historical Society and representatives of McGuire Air Force Base, both of which promise to be fascinating.

This is truly the event to attend if you have an interest in aviation in NJ.  The cost is a very reasonable $50, which buys you a very good lunch.  Walk-in’s are welcome.  I hope to see you there.