Save the Date!
April 20 - 21
Frederick, Maryland  

Includes Extra Day with
Special Sessions!

     Our annual Air Care conference will return to the  headquarters of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association this year!  AOPA is hosting us and we are once again planning many great sessions, speakers, and activities at AOPA's beautiful new Training Center on the airport in Frederick, Maryland (FDK).

    Big news!  Because of the incredible GA relief response by so many volunteer pilots and their groups during this disastrous hurricane and fire season we are adding a full day of panels and sessions on Friday to hold the first General Aviation Emergency and Disaster Preparedness Summit.

     We are inviting our Friday presenters and panelists to join our Members and other attendees in reviewing what all the groups have learned over past years' relief flights, and to report on this year's relief work and discuss how we can improve communication and inter group coordination and cooperation.  We are inviting representatives of federal and state agencies, associations, and NGO groups that we all work with to seek better mutual understanding of our roles and how we can work together better.   

     Read on below for information about the typical content of our AIR CARE conferences usually held on Saturday.   

     Full conference information including hotel and event registration details will be sent soon.  In the meantime please put Air Care 2018 on your calendar now.

     To get an idea of what our conferences look like, please visit several prior conference program pages available at:

      Here is some general information - please stay tuned for our next bulletin!

     Our typical conferences include an evening reception, one or two full days of conference sessions, panel discussions, and meetings, and also feature a celebratory dinner on either Friday or Saturday evening.   Often we have additional optional tours and other opportunities prior to the conference and sometimes on Sunday too. 

     A number of attendees even come early and enjoy an informal dinner together on the evening prior to the start of the conference.        

     Each year the Air Care Alliance holds its AIR CARE national conference to bring together those most involved in volunteer based public benefit flying.  Attendees enjoy learning from, sharing knowledge with, and building relationships among their peers from across the country.

     Session and speaker topics vary widely! We cover current and upcoming regulatory issues affecting public benefit flying, safety recommendations and other best practices, liability and other legal subjects of concern, marketing, organizational development and fundraising, emergency and disaster relief operations, hosting special events, membership growth and management systems, and much, much more. 

    Why attend?  You and your board and staff members will join other leaders and staff from many public benefit flying groups who believe that we all benefit from the goodwill and mutual support gained from working together and learning from one another. 

     BE THERE!  You and your public benefit flying group will gain so much by working together with all the rest of us!

     And - we have a LOT of fun doing it!


All Day Friday andSaturday 
April 20-21, 2018  

And - other optional events before and after 


AOPA Headquarters, Frederick Maryland

Details Following Soon!

Stay Tuned!