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Federal Aviation Administration at AirVenture

July, 2023 — There has been a significant presence of Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) leadership joining us at AirVenture this week to engage in discussions on aviation policy and the future of the industry. Air-Venture remains an invaluable platform to showcase the immense scope and strength of the global general aviation community while providing an opportunity for the FAA to interface with industry leaders. For 70 years, EAA has been a steadfast supporter of general aviation, working closely with regulatory bodies and advocating passionately for the industry.

Throughout the week, senior representatives from the FAA and EAA have been engaging in productive meetings to advance our work on various initiatives and topics pertinent to the GA community. Our collective efforts are aimed at ensuring the continued well-being of general aviation within the United States and worldwide.

While a significant amount of work with FAA representatives is happening behind the scenes, AirVenture is also a great opportunity for the public to directly hear from and interact with senior FAA officials. This year, FAA leadership will be joining EAA’s government advocacy team at Theater in the Woods to celebrate recent EAA and FAA accomplishments and provide updates on issues that are of interest to the GA community. Additionally, the FAA will be presenting its annual General Aviation Awards at this time.

Today’s General Aviation Discussion Forum will include panelists from the FAA, including Katie Thomson, FAA deputy administrator; Shannetta Griffin, associate administrator for Airports; Tim Arel, chief operating officer of the Air Traffic Organization; Paul Fontaine, acting assistant administrator for NextGen; and David Boulter, acting associate administrator for Aviation Safety. EAA panelists will include Sean Elliott, vice president of advocacy and safety, and Rob Hackman, vice president of government affairs.

Please join us at Theater in the Woods at 11:30 a.m. as we give a warm welcome to our panelists and GA award winners!

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