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Members of the ND Pilots Association and Attendees of the Upper Midwest Aviation Symposium,
We are proud to announce that the NDPA will be exhibiting at this year’s Upper Midwest Aviation Symposium in Fargo, ND March 1st – March 3rd at the Holiday Inn, Fargo. We also have a diverse mix of education offerings for attendees this year. From FAA essentials to World Renown Flight instruct Rod Machado, sponsored by the ND Aeronautics Commission, our session’s room at this year’s UMAS will be packed with educational sessions you will not want to miss. A full listing for the NDPA session room is below:

Monday March 2nd

8:00 AM – 8:50 AM Operations at Non Towered Airports – Jay Flowers – FAA Safety Team
9:00 AM – 9:50 AM A New Look at Hypoxia – Steve Martin – UND Aerospace
10:00 AM – 10:50 AM ADS-B with iPad & Stratus – Brad Thurow – Appareo Systems
1:30 PM – 2:20 PM PTS to ACS, Coming Oct. 15, New Airman Test Standards – Jay Flowers – FAAST
2:30 PM – 3:20 PM Flying the SR-71 – Major General Eldon Joersz

Tuesday March 3rd

8:00 AM – 8:50 AM UAS and the NAS – Dusty Jostad – Fargo FISDO
9:00 AM – 9:50 AM Thinking Small to Avoid Big Mistakes – Rod Machado
10:00 AM – 10:50 AM Recreation and Airstrips – Pete Schumacher – Recreational Aircraft Foundation
10:30 AM – 11:00 AM Rod Machado Book signing and Q&A – NDPA Booth in the Exhibit Hall
1:30 PM – 2:20 PM Yoke and Pedal: Secrets to Better Pilot Proficiency – Rod Machado
2:30 PM – 3:20 PM Single Pilot Crew Resource Management – Jay Flowers – FAA
3:30 PM – 4:20 PM NDPA/EAA Business Meeting & Organizational Update
 The Pilots Association will also have a special offering for members and new members Monday night during Exhibitor night starting at 6:15 PM. We have teamed up with Fargo Brewing Company to offer one of their newest beers, Mighty Red Imperial Red Ale at our booth. New members will have the opportunity to receive a FREE NDPA shaker glass and bottomless Mighty Red Ale when they sign up for a membership. Existing NDPA members will get a FREE NDPA shaker glass and bottomless Mighty Red Ale for only $10! This offer is only available while supplies last.
We are also extremely excited to announce that the NDPA website has just finished undergoing major construction and is now live! If you have not already renewed your NDPA membership and will not be attending this year’s symposium, I encourage you to visit and renew your membership now. New this year, members will be automatically renewed next year, reducing the hassle of renewing each year manually. We are excited to see our organization grow and look forward to building the NDPA with you!
Our members are our eyes around the state, if you see or hear anything that concerns you, the ND Aviation System, or your rights as an aviator, I encourage you to contact the NDPA and our board and district representatives will address the issue immediately. Together we are strong!
I hope to see you all in Fargo!
Best Regards.
Sean Davis