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Friday November 9th

arrow 12:00 - 5:00 pm - Registration
arrow 7:00 - 10:00 pm - Cocktail Party

Saturday November 10th

arrow 8:00 am - 5:00 pm - Registration
arrow 9:00 am - 5:00 pm - Exhibition and papers (run concurrently)
arrow 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm - AVSIM's 2007 “Bravo Zulu” Awards Banquet

Sunday November 11th

arrow 9:00 am - 3:00 pm - Exhibition and papers (run concurrently)

Keynote Speaker - Captain Mark G. Feuerstein

Engineering Test Pilot
Boeing Commercial Airplanes


Boeing Commercial Airplanes

Mark Feuerstein is the Project Pilot for Boeing Commercial Airplanes’ 747-8 program.  In this role he is helping to develop the 747-8 Freighter and Intercontinental, the newest members of the 747 family due to enter service in 2009 and 2010 respectively.  His responsibilities include working with customers and engineers to help develop the flight deck and airplane handling characteristics.

Previously, Mark served as assistant chief pilot for both the 747 and 787 airplane programs, and as the deputy Military and Special Projects pilot where his responsibilities included flight-testing of Boeing’s commercial derivative military airplanes, including the KC/RC-135, E-6 and E-767.  He has more than 7000 hours of flight time in over 100 types of airplanes.

Mark holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Aeronautical Engineering from Purdue University, a Master of Science degree in Aeronautical Engineering from the US Naval Postgraduate School, and is an engineering test pilot graduate of the US Naval Test Pilot School.

He is an Associate Fellow in the Society of Experimental Test Pilots.
Special Guest Speaker - Eric Lindbergh
Eric Lindbergh

A commercial pilot and flight instructor, Erik Lindbergh is the grandson of Charles and Anne Morrow Lindbergh, and serves as chairman and director of the Lindbergh Foundation.

Mr. Lindbergh is also a member of the Board of Trustees of the X Prize Foundation, works in public relations for Columbia Aircraft Manufacturing, is one of four founding X-Racer pilots in the Rocket Racing League and is a founding board member of the Aviation High School in Seattle. Erik is an accomplished artist whose unique sculpture and furniture design can be seen at www.LindberghGallery.com.

In the summer of 2000, while creating a sculpture of his grandfather's famous Spirit of St. Louis, Erik Lindbergh contemplated a startling notion. Could a former flight instructor sidelined by crippling Rheumatoid Arthritis, recreate the Spirit's famous flights from San Diego to Paris, including the 3,600 mile nonstop journey over the treacherous North Atlantic?

On May 2, 2002, Erik landed the New Spirit of St. Louis at Le Bourget Airport to mark the 75th anniversary of Charles Lindbergh's epic flights. Millions followed the flight via television and the Internet. Erik received worldwide congratulations from individuals ranging from students to the President of the United States.

A wonderful storyteller, Erik speaks publicly about his journey through the past, and present and into the future of flight.