Oregon Aviation Industries
Thursday October 9, 2014
Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum (WAAAM)
1600 Air Museum Road
Hood River, OR 97031
Large to Small - Airliners to UAVs
people attended this event
Arrival, check in, name
RP Joe Smith, ORAVI Board Member
to Oregon Aviation Industries Summit III
ORAVI Executive Director and meeting emcee
Board introductions, agenda, logistics
to WAAAM: Judy Newman
Director, Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile
to Hood River: Arthur Babitz, Mayor of
Hood River Bio
Welcome to Port
of Hood River: Michael McElwee, Executive Director,
Port of Hood River
Senator Ted Ferrioli Bio
Oregon's UAS infrastructure = dynamic
economic development opportunities
Rural airports in Oregon, their current
and possible future uses.
Aviation in the Gorge and UAV legislation
1: Unmanned Aerial Systems and Clusters
Charlton Evans, Insitu Manager of Commercial and
Civil Unmanned Aircraft Systems.
The deployment of Civil and Commercial Unmanned Aerial Systems
Clustering of aviation companies in the
Gorge. Synergy and benefits.
Technology Alliance Web
Jessica Metta, Executive Director
The dynamics of clustering and aviation and
technology companies in the Gorge
Test Zones and the FAA
Brian Whiteside, Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International
(AUVSI) Cascade Chapter President.
& CEO of VDOS Global www.vdosglobal.us
Tim Lachenmeier , CEO Near Space
Corp -Tillamook UAV Range Manager
John Stevens, Pendleton UAV Range
Integration of UAV into the Oregon airspace
Status and use of UAV test zones in Tillamook, Warm Springs and Pendleton.
SOAR Oregon organization
Aircraft Trends -
Senior Manager - Finance & Business Operations
Boeing Portland's role in airline
aviation, airliner futures.
Panel: Funding $$ for emerging UAS companies
John Desmond, Diligence Leader and investor, Oregon Angel
Randy Moe, Managing Director, ORCA
Millions of dollars of angel fund cash are available for qualified new high-growth
Where and how to apply for equity capital and
how to secure it.
Strong focus on UAV industry
Resources available for support, incubators,
||State of the Aviation Board Report
Mark Gardiner, Chairman,
Oregon Aviation Board Web
Mitch Swecker, Director, Oregon
Department of Aviation Web
Support and Economic Development
Funding for Aviation Support and Economic Development
Update on fuel tax bill that would generate millions of dollars for aviation infrastructure and support.
Aron Faegre, President & Board Chair,
Mary Rosenblum, ORAVI board member
Karmen Fore Bio
Governor's Office Transportation Policy Advisor
Business, Innovation & Trade Division
Managing Director, Administration and Program Management
||Senator Betsy Johnson Bio
Aviation in Oregon: Leading the Nation.
Need for funding and continued progress of
|5:00 – 7:00
|Reception & Networking.