September 28-29, 2018
Fredericksburg, Texas (T82)
There are still a few spots remaining for King Air Gathering III, presented by the King Air Academy. Even if you’ve attended a previous Gathering, attendees always learn something new from the seminars, and sometimes from other pilots and operators they meet.
The seminars are scheduled for September 28-29, 2018 at the Hangar Hotel Conference Center located right on Gillespie County Airport (T82) at Fredericksburg, Texas. For those who can arrive early, a golf tournament is being held on Thursday, September 27, at 1:00 p.m. at the Lady Bird Golf Course, which recently went through a $2 million renovation and is located near the airport.
Also, due to some requests, activities for spouses and guests have been added. On Friday, they will be able to visit Main Street Fredericksburg that offers over 150 boutiques, 12 art galleries and nine wine tasting rooms, as well as enjoy lunch at one of the wonderful restaurants located there. Saturday, guests will visit Wildseed Farm, the nation’s largest working wildflower farm where visitors can see the blooming fields, plant nursery and stop in the gift shop. After that, a six-course lunch and sample wine pairing will be offered at the Woodrose Winery. Transportation will be provided and the cost is included with a paid attendee fee.
For those attending the seminars, there will be two full days of presentations given by King Air experts. Friday will focus on upgrades and modifications, from avionics and engines, to performance and fuel and weight enhancements, as well as an ROI perspective. Saturday, experts will discuss planning for cost-effective maintenance, the use of maintenance consultants, the importance of acceptance inspections and flights (pre-buy, maintenance, etc.), how to efficiently run your engine, and more.
Keynote speakers for the event are King Air Expert, Tom Clements, author of The King Air Book and the “Ask the Expert” column in this magazine, who will discuss 40 years of flying the King Air – piloting best practices, why non-events turned catastrophic, as well as answering your questions. King Air modifications legend James Raisbeck will review the history of Raisbeck Engineering and the impact its products have had on the King Air. Back by popular demand, Dr. David Strahle will provide a wealth of information when he presents “Advanced Weather Planning and the Use of Available Resources for your Next Flight.”
Hotel rooms are available, but limited, at the Hangar Hotel located right next to the Conference Center. Built to resemble a World War II hangar, it features airplane memorabilia, model airplanes and USO history, and is located adjacent to the airport. Other hotels with discounted rates are also available and listed on the website.
Go to www.kingairgathering.com to register and for more detailed information.