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CFBAA Virtual Safety Standdown – September 24th, 2020

August 23, 2020 9:37 AM | Kathryn Creedy (Administrator)

The CFBAA Safety Committee is proud to present our members with our first annual Safety Standdown.  Being that safety is the name of the game, this event will be taking place virtually to ensure the safety of all our members.

Here’s how it’s going work:

We’re dividing the speakers up into two sessions, morning and afternoon.  We’ve done this to ensure that the maximum number of members are able to join us for at least some part of the Safety Standdown, as well as to avoid online-webinar fatigue.  Each session will have a couple of speakers and is scheduled for 90 minutes.  We welcome and encourage all members to join us for both session if possible.

 When: September 24th, 2020

  • Morning Session: From 10 – 11:30am Eastern
      • Ed Bolen, President and CEO of NBAA – State-of-the-industry and an update on NBAA affairs and initiatives.
      • Dr. Daniel Gilday, Physician & Aviation Telemedical Doctor of Aircare International – COVID-19 operational considerations for business aviation operators.
    • Afternoon Sessions: From 2 – 3:30 pm Eastern    
      • Kodey Bogart, Founder of KB Solutions – Practical and effective SMS program development for your department.
      • Bennet Walsh, IBAC Program Director, IS-BAO – Adhering to a higher safety standards, IS-BAO & Flightplan Stage 1 program.

How to attend:

In the next couple of weeks, we’ll provide links to get pre-registered for this event.  Stay tuned!!

Speakers will include: 

Ed Bolen – President & CEO of the National Business Aviation Association. Ed will cover the topics facing our industry during these unprecedented times, “a state-of-industry.”  Mr. Bolen will also discuss recent NBAA affairs and initiatives.

About the speaker:

Prior to joining NBAA, Bolen was president and CEO of the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) for eight years. Bolen joined GAMA in 1995 as senior vice president and general counsel. GAMA’s board of directors elected him president and CEO in November 1996.

In 2001, Bolen was appointed by President Bush to serve as a member of the Commission on the Future of the U.S. Aerospace Industry. Established by Congress, the commission’s objectives were to study and make recommendations on ways to ensure American leadership in aerospace in the 21st century.

Bolen was nominated by President Clinton and confirmed by the U.S. Senate to serve as a member of the Management Advisory Council (MAC) to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). He chaired the council from 2000 to 2004.

Bolen is a member of the board of directors of the National Aeronautic Association. He also serves on the Aviation Advisory Board of the Mitre Corporation, a federally funded research and development corporation.

Prior to his association career, Bolen was majority general counsel to what is now the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions. He also served as legislative director for U.S. Senator Nancy Kassebaum (R-KS) and was a key player in the passage of the General Aviation Revitalization Act of 1994.

Bolen received his Bachelor of Arts in economics from the University of Kansas. He is a graduate of the Tulane University School of Law and holds a Master of Laws degree from Georgetown University Law Center.


Dr. Daniel Gilday - Emergency Medical Physician at Providence St. Peter Hospital in Olympia, WA and Aviation Telemedical Doctor for Aircare International.

Dr. Gilday will review COVID-19 symptoms, transmission and prevention, and then pivot to focus on specific COVID-19 operational considerations for business aviation operators. 

About the speaker:

Dr. Gilday has been an emergency physician at Providence St. Peter Hospital in Olympia for the past 14 years. He completed training in a combined Emergency Medicine and Internal Medicine residency program at Christiana Care Health Systems in Newark, Delaware, where he was a Chief Resident of emergency medicine. Dr. Gilday graduated with honors from University of North Texas Health Science Center – Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. He also graduated cum laude from University of Washington with a bachelor’s degree in science.

When not working in the emergency department or with Aircare International, Dr. Gilday works as the team physician for the Thurston County SWAT team.

Kodey Bogart – Safety Management Systems SME/Speaker & Founder of KB Solutions, LLC. Through Safety Management Systems (SMS) an organization can proactively mitigate safety risks before they result in aviation accidents and incidents in a more disciplined, integrative and focused manner. Provide an overview of SMS to include the four main pillars and twelve elements. This will encompass processes for identifying any gaps related to an organizations existing SMS elements that may serve as a starting point to identify organizational and operational hazards for an effective implementation.

About the speaker:

During Kodey Bogart’s 16-year aviation career she has served in the United States Army and completed a combat tour as a UH-60 Aeromedical Evacuation pilot earning two air medals and a Sikorsky Rescue award. Post-deployment, Kodey earned her CFI, CFII, and ATP. Currently, Kodey works flying law enforcement and helicopter air ambulance and owns KB Solutions, LLC.  KB Solutions, LLC is an aviation consulting firm focusing on Safety Management Systems (SMS) development and implementation.

Bogart graduated cum laude from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University with a Bachelor of Science in Aeronautics coupled with a minor in Helicopter Safety.    

Bennet Walsh, IBAC – Program Director, IS-BAO. Mr. Walsh will be joining us to discuss the benefits of adhering to a higher safety standard such as the IS-BAO program.  He’ll review IS-BAO updates as well as discuss IBAC’s new Flightplan Stage 1 program for small operators.

About the speaker:

Bennet is a thirdgeneration Aviator with three decades of aviation experience.  He has flown the line in both business & airline operations, and has a Bachelor's Degree in Aviation Resource Management.

Mr. Walsh has also been fortunate to serve in some esteemed organizations in roles such as Senior Vice President of Operations and Safety, Vice President of Flight Operations, Director of Safety, Check Airman, Proficiency Check Pilot, Simulator Instructor, and as an Aviation Systems Auditor conducting both Business Aviation (IS-BAO) and Airline (IOSA) audits worldwide.

In 2016, Bennet began his current assignment with the International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) as the IS-BAO Program Director.

Central Florida Business Aviation Association has submitted an application to become a 501(c)6 non-profit organization.
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