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NCASE Newsletter Begins Fourth Year of Publication

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How quickly time flies! As I age, I seem to find myself thinking that thought much more often. Case in point, it’s hard to believe that we have now begun our fourth year publishing the NCASE newsletter. It seems only yesterday that the first issue appeared in November of 2012 with an article on the FAA receiving the Mervin K. Strickler Award. The very next issue featured the NCASE Annual Meeting held in early December in Rosslyn, Virginia.  


Little did I know that my trip to D.C. to attend that meeting would result in my wife and I packing up our belongings in Phoenix and making the trek to Northern Virginia full time; a move that was challenging for sure but also as it turns out - a refreshing one.   


The NCASE Annual Meeting was the first time I had the opportunity to meet many of the men and women involved in the group. I also discovered that it is a terrific time to learn more about NCASE and to plug into the many activities and initiatives of the coalition. It is also a terrific time to network and interact with some amazing people with an intense passion for education and the desire to help ensure future generations are able to enjoy and explore flight of all kinds.

This year’s annual meeting is set for January 6, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. in the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) office at 50 F Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001.

We’re looking forward to another information-packed meeting and we hope to see you there.


Kim Stevens is the Director of Communications and Operations for the National Association of State Aviation Officials and the NCASE Newsletter Editor.

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