9:00 - 9:30 - Sign In
9:30 - 10:30 - Jenny Showalter / David Rimmer
10:30 - 10:45 - Break - Vendor Booths Open
10:45 - 11:45 - Jerry Allen
11:45 - 12:45 - Lunch - Vendor Booths Open
12:45 - 13:45 - Paul Ratte
13:45 - 14:00 - Break - Vendor Booths Open
14:00 - 14:45 - Kevin Honan
14:45 - 15:00 - Closing - Booths Open
David Rimmer, CAM is a veteran private aviation executive and entrepreneur.
David has served as president of three large Part 135 carriers operating worldwide with aircraft based primarily in the Northeastern U.S., South Florida and Southern California. He has also been the Accountable Executive and Emergency Response Manager at two of those air carriers.
David's focus on aviation safety began in 2006 after surviving a midair collision over the Brazilian Amazon between an Embraer Legacy 600 operated by ExcelAire and a Gol Airlines Boeing 737-800. The tragedy remains the deadliest accident involving a business aircraft in history, and among the deadliest aviation accidents of all time.
David is a NBAA Certified Aviation Manager (CAM), and a Fellow at the prestigious Royal Aeronautical Society. He has served as a member of the NBAA Corporate Aviation Management Committee, on the Board of Governors of the Air Charter Safety Foundation and as Chair of the NATA Air Charter Committee.
In addition to his current positions as CEO and co-founder of BlissJet, the AB Aviation Group and Suits on the Ground, David is a Senior Advisor at GoCrisis and a member of the board of advisors at Hopscotch Air.
David is deeply committed to raising the bar on business aviation safety.
Mr. Paul Ratté joined United States Aircraft Insurance Group (USAIG) in 2011 following a distinguished career as a U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) aviator. His flying experience spans Atlantic, Alaskan, Gulf of Mexico and Great Lakes regions, and includes 9 years as a flight examiner. He served as the pilot curriculum and flight simulator integrator at the service's Aviation Training Center during phase-in of the Sikorsky HH-60J helicopter, visiting all units operating the aircraft to evaluate flight safety and standardization. As Operations Director at the service's then-largest Air Station in Clearwater, FL, he oversaw fixed and rotary-wing operations across the southeastern US and Caribbean basin. Astute leadership and aviation professionalism punctuated his rise to the rank of Captain (O6) and saw him entrusted with command of USCG Air Stations in Traverse City, MI and Atlantic City, NJ.
Paul has accrued over 5000 helicopter flight hours and is among the Coast Guard's most decorated aviators, twice awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for lifesaving nighttime rescues in severe Alaskan conditions. He was a Commodore 's List graduate of U.S. Naval Flight Training and holds FAA rotorcraft and single-engine airplane Commercial Pilot and Instrument ratings, a BS in Electrical Engineering from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, and an MBA from Spring Hill College.
As USAIG's Director of Aviation Safety Programs, he facilitates relationships between providers of safety services and policyholders, coordinates production of the Premium on Safety quarterly newsletter and synthesizes concepts drawn from policyholder perspectives and loss experience to develop posters and messaging to reinforce aviation workplace safety themes. An accomplished presenter on safety topics and leadership, Mr. Ratté is a valued participant in aviation safety forums around the country and a trusted resource for policyholders and USAIG personnel for assistance with aviation safety concerns.
Jerry Allen is a Senior Advisor and Executive Lead for Industry Operations for the Just Culture Company. With more than 30 years of safety and risk management experience, he leads complex Just Culture implementation projects across multiple high-consequence industries, helping clients reduce risk and become better learning organizations.
Kevin has been with AviationManuals as an aviation specialist for over 9 years. He is responsible for overseeing operational, safety management system, and emergency procedures content for fixed and rotary wing operators, drone operators, technicians, and FBOs. He is passionate about education and bringing SMS and safety knowledge to the industry. He has served on several panels on web and in person events alongside the FAA, NBAA, and industry operators and partners.
Kevin has been involved in aviation most of his life and flying even in his childhood. He currently holds a private pilot license and graduated from Embry‐Riddle Aeronautical University with a BS in Aeronautics.