0800-0900     Registration/Fly-In, Signature Flight Support (KPIE)

0815- 0845    Fruit and Assorted Juices

0850-0905    Welcome/Opening Remarks

Daniel Slapo, President, TBAA

Mark Sprague, C.M. Deputy Director - Airport Operations and Facilities, St. Pete/Clearwater Airport

0905-0930     Airspace with the Tampa Bay region. 


MacDill AFB will brief on MacDill AFB Mid Air Collision Avoidance (MACA) program.

0930-1000 Aerospace Center of Excellence

John R. “Lites” Leenhouts is SUN 'n FUN International Fly-In and Expo’s President & CEO. He is a 27-year veteran of the United States Navy with a distinguished record of service as a carrier-based attack and fighter pilot, with an extensive list of community involvement. 

1000 - 1115    FAA Regional update

Dennis Roberts Regional Administrator, FAA Southern Region, FAA Regions and Center Operations

On January 5, 2015, Mr. Roberts accepted the position of Regional Administrator for the FAA's Southern Region in Atlanta, GA. In this capacity, Roberts is the principal executive representative for the FAA Administrator and the Agency in the states of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, the territories of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands along with the FAA's Air Traffic Organization's Eastern Service Area.

Break / Lunch

1150 - 1210 St. Pete-Clearwater International and Tampa International Airports update.


1215-1315  Topic: Unmanned Aircraft Systems (Drones) 


An unmanned aircraft system (UAS), sometimes called a drone, is an aircraft without a human pilot onboard – instead, the UAS is controlled from an operator on the ground. When you fly a drone in the United States, it is your responsibility to understand and abide by the rules.

From the FAA: The NEW Small UAS Rule (Part 107), including all pilot and operating rules, will be effective on August 29, 2016. For more detailed information. 

1325 Closing remarks

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