Redbird Flight Simulations 10th annual Migration Flight Training Conference will be a virtual event this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
It was previously scheduled to take place at the FedEx Air Operations Training Center in Memphis, Tennessee, Oct. 21-22, 2020.
“In addition to the health concerns created by the pandemic, flight training organizations are facing several new challenges in their day-to-day operations as conditions change in their local communities,” said Todd Willinger, CEO of Redbird Flight Simulations. “Migration is meant to bring the entire industry together to share ideas and move flight training forward. This year, taking those opportunities directly into the homes and offices of flight training professionals — while still allowing for time to focus on their businesses — is the best way to gather our whole community responsibly and effectively.”
Migration will feature presentations from industry leaders focused on providing solutions to the real-world problems facing the flight training community, according to Redbird officials.
It will include several main sessions that explore the latest big ideas in flight training, as well as interactive group breakout sessions aimed at providing actionable tactics that attendees can apply the minute that they return to the flight line, they added.
Speakers include Bruce Landsberg, vice chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board; Joe Brown, chairman of Hartzell Propeller and COO of Tailwind Technologies; Dr. Christopher Manacci, the architect and founding director of the world’s first Acute Care Flight Nurse Practitioner Program at the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University; and Dr. Celeste Alfes, an associate professor and the current director of the Center for Nursing Education, Simulation, and Innovation at the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing.
This year, Redbird plans to broaden the conference’s content offerings and tailor specific tracks to the various interests and pursuits of attendees, including flight instruction, flight school management, pilot proficiency, K-12 STEM education, home flight simulation, and more.
Additionally, the company will provide several networking opportunities, such as group happy hours, informational meetings with Redbird employees, and live question and answer sessions with industry leaders.