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Air Care 2008 ARCHIVE:


Dear Leader, Volunteer, or Friend of Public Benefit Flying,

Each year the Air Care Alliance holds its national AIR CARE conference to bring together leaders, staff members, and supporters of public benefit flying. Attendees enjoy sharing knowledge and building relationships with industry professionals and peers from across the country.

ACA is pleased to invite you to the 2008 AIR CARE conference, which will be held April 25 and 26 in Atlanta, Georgia at the InterContinental Buckhead Hotel in ‘uptown Atlanta.’ 

Many thanks to our gracious host organization, Angel Flight of Georgia, for bringing us Air Care 2008 with warm southern hospitality.

Following is the hotel and event registration information for the Air Care Alliance 19th annual public benefit flying national conference.

We hope to see y’all in Atlanta!

Read on - or download the complete Air Care 2008 Conference
Information and Registration PDF Package by clicking HERE.


When: Friday and Saturday, April 25th and 26th, 2008

Where: InterContinental Buckhead Hotel in Atlanta, Georgia

What: Air Care 2008 Public Benefit Flying Conference, including:

              Friday  ˝ day 9 AM - 1 PM Aviation facility tours

              Friday  ˝ day 2 PM - 4 PM Seminar sessions

Friday evening 6 PM -10 PM Welcome reception generously sponsored by Magnolia Plastics, Inc. in The Venetian Ballroom at The InterContinental Hotel with heavy hors d’oeuvres and beverages.

  Saturday all day seminars and workshops see agenda

  Saturday evening 6 PM – Midnight. Dinner, karaoke, dancing and silent auction at The Buckhead Club with a breathtaking view of the Atlanta skyline.  Includes an entertaining dinner presentation on The Greenland Expedition by Pat Epps and Richard Taylor sponsored by the Air Care Alliance and Angel Flight of Georgia.

Who:  All leaders and supporters of public benefit flying are welcome, including staff members, pilots and non-flying volunteers.

Why:  To benefit from the goodwill and mutual support gained from working together and learning from one another and to have fun doing it!  And, to learn from industry leaders on topics that impact non-profits in general and public benefit flying organizations specifically.

How:  All conference and hotel registration information is on the following pages and the attached PDF form.  It is a simple two-step process, just call InterContinental Buckhead Hotel in Atlanta to reserve your room, then complete and return the conference registration form with payment.

For last minute information, visit: www.aircareall.org.

 Also: In order to facilitate more meaningful and productive sessions, we are requesting everyone to send ahead or bring the following information. We welcome yours, even if no one from your organization will be attending the conference.

·                 Mission acceptance guidelines &/or linking mission protocols.

·                 Strategic ideas for the ACA Board of Directors to consider.

·                 Bring something to share, either a success story or any other thing you would like to ‘show & tell’ during the Saturday AM introduction session. If you wish to hand-out items to conference attendees during your session, please bring 60 copies for distribution.

·                 A silent auction or raffle item that would be of interest and value to people from across the country to raise funds for the Air Care Alliance at the Saturday night reception.

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Conference Agenda


Pre-Conference Events:

Thursday, April 27, 2008

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM           PDK Airport Tour & PDK Park Tour / Visit Angel Flight of GA Office

5:30 PM - 9:00 PM           Dinner & Drinks @ Downwind / Pentagon Club @ PDK

Conference Events:

Friday, April 27, 2008


10:30 AM - 12:00  ATL Tower Tour – An exclusive opportunity to visit the tallest ATC Tower in the world at the world’s busiest airport. AFGA will provide transportation departing @ 9 AM from hotel tour is limited to the first 15 registrants who must be American citizens.


10:30 AM - 12:00 ATL TRACON Presentation & Tour - an exclusive opportunity to visit the approach facility of the world’s busiest airport.  AFGA will provide transportation departing @ 9AM from hotel. Tour is limited to the first 20 registrants, who must be American citizens.


10:30 AM - 12:00  Lockheed Facility Presentation & Tour – See the F22 and C130 manufacturing facility - AFGA will provide transportation departing @ 9AM from hotel tour is limited to the first 20 registrants who must be American citizens.


10:30 AM - 12:00  Self-Guided Tour – Take a self-guided tour at your leisure from the enclosed brochure
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Concurrent Sessions:

2:00 PM - 3:00     New Group Orientation - An Introduction to the Air Care Alliance. History, Mission, Objectives, and Accomplishments.

                          Rol Murrow, Chairman and President, Air Care Alliance and Executive Director, Wolf Aviation Fund


2:00 PM - 3:00     Your Non-Profit Center – A resource for knowledge, funding opportunities and national programs for insurance and other services.

Jamar Jeffers, Director of Membership and Business Services, Non Profit Center of Georgia

3:00 PM - 4:00     How to Write So the Media Will Listen

                        Karen Hatchett, Advertising and Marketing Director, The Glenn Agency LLC


3:00 PM - 4:00     The new IRS Form 990 reporting requirements   How will they affect you?

                        Representative from the Atlanta based accounting firm Babush, Neiman, Kornman & Johnson, LLP

6:00 PM -10:00   Welcome Reception sponsored by Magnolia Plastics Inc.
with heavy hors d’oeuvres and beverages in the Venetian  Ballroom @ InterContinental Hotel.

Conference Events:

Saturday, April 28, 2007

8:00 AM            Registration and hot Breakfast

9:00 - 9:30           Welcome and introductions of Board and
                         report on recent Air Care
Alliance news and business items

Rol Murrow, Chairman, Air Care Alliance

9:30 - 11:15         Attendee introductions and organization updates – Show & Tell

11:15 - 11:30       BREAK 

11:30–12:30      Crisis Management Planning - How to manage the unexpected

Charlie McDonald, Executive Vice President, Crisis Management International 

12:30 - 1:30      LUNCH – Sandwich, soup & salad selections

1:30 - 2:00         Air Care Alliance events and opportunities and
brief overview of Break-Out Session topics & presenters

2:00 - 3:00        





1.       Legal check-list presentation

Timothy Phillips & Rebecca Williams, Troutman Sanders, LLP

2.       How to handle the media 

Dick Yarbrough, Author, Columnist & Communications Specialist

3.       Making mission links easy

3:00 - 3:15         REFRESHMENT BREAK – serving chocolate covered strawberries, cookies, coffee & sodas

3:15 - 4:15         BREAK-OUT SESSIONS

1.   Legal check-list presentation
      Timothy Phillips & Rebecca Williams, Troutman Sanders, LLP

2.       How to handle the media 
Dick Yarbrough, Author, Columnist & Communications Specialist

3.       The new IRS Form 990 reporting requirements – How will they affect you?

                                Representative from the Atlanta based accounting firm Babush, Neiman, Kornman & Johnson, LLP

4.       To Reimburse or not to reimburse – the fuel issue for volunteer pilots
Jeff Kahn, Angel Flight East & Jim Weaver, Angel Flight West

4:15 - 4:45         What should your ACA Board of Directors consider a priority?
Open-forum interactive session to generate ideas for BOD consideration
 Jeanine Biron & Jim Weaver for the ACA Board

 4:45 - 5:00         Annual membership meeting and election of Directors - all attendees are invited





Closing Dinner at The Buckhead Club
Sponsored by Angel Flight of Georgia
Co-Sponsored by the Air Care Alliance

6:00 PM            Cocktails & appetizers in the Henry Irby Grille

 7:00 PM            Seated Dinner in the Habersham Room

 8:00 PM            Greenland Expedition Presentation by Pat Epps and Richard Taylor

 8:45 - Midnight   Karaoke & Dancing with DJ Crazy Mike from Atlanta’s STAR94FM
                        Silent auction & raffle to raise funds for the ACA

Travel Information and Conference Registration Forms for AIR CARE 2008

Please click here to download the complete conference information and registration package PDF!

1 Hotel Registration:

    Call the InterContinental Buckhead Hotel 404.946.9000
    Make reservation by March 28th 2008

    Air Care Alliance Room Rate: $149.00
    Rate is available nights of 4/24/08 thru 4/27/08
    Rate is available only until 3/28/08 or until block is full

2  Conference Registration:
Complete and mail the Registration Form in the PDF
     by April 11th 2008 contact us directly after that date


Some accomplishments of ACA and our past conferences:

· Learned how each group serves those in need and how we can work together to help more

· Joined with the National Aeronautic Association to create the first ever National Public Benefit Flying Awards for volunteer pilot groups and volunteers

· Developed the FAA and ICAO international call sign for all public benefit flying groups

· Worked with the AOPA Air Safety Foundation for a guidebook and video improving safety of our pilots' flight operations

· Initiated appropriate treatment of our activities by FAA and other regulatory agencies

· Helped FAA establish the current policy affirming volunteer pilot operations and permitting pilots to take tax deductions for their expenses

· Developed goals for improved understanding of volunteer pilot operations by the public

· Clarified liability and insurance issues

· Shared information on how to best conduct media and public information campaigns

· Encouraged all groups to develop emergency preparedness programs

· Testified regarding new FAA Air Tour Rules and successfully argued for maintenance of volunteer pilot operations as not subject to new restrictive rules governing charter or charitable event flights. See our News Page for details.

We look forward to seeing you at AIR CARE 2008!

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