Oct. 10, 2003
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Aviation Conference to be held in West Des Moines
AMES, Iowa –
The Iowa Department of Transportation has released the names of speakers for the
Iowa Aviation Conference to be held Oct. 16 and 17 at the West Des Moines
Marriott. The conference is co-sponsored by the Iowa Department of
Transportation’s Office of Aviation and the Iowa Public Airports Association,
and is open to the public.
McLaughlin, chief Meteorologist for KCCI News Channel 8 in Des Moines, will be
the keynote speaker. McLaughlin has a long aviation background and has logged
more than 3,500 hours of flight time. For years, he has been using his
experience as a pilot to promote and educate the public on the valuable role
aviation plays in Iowa. He
frequently flies around the state in his Robinson Beta II helicopter visiting
schools to promote aviation.
conference speakers include key officials from the Transportation Security
Administration in Washington, D.C. They will speak to conference attendees on
general aviation airport security issues, and potential new federal regulations.
Iowa Aviation Conference is the premier event for aviators, community leaders,
business officials, educators and decision makers to assemble to discuss
aviation issues facing Iowa,” said Iowa DOT Director Mark Wandro.
for the conference, visit iowaairports.com
and click on the 2003 Iowa Aviation Conference box located in the middle of the
page, call Association Insight at 515-251-8640 or e-mail