September 28-29, 2018, Fredricksburg, Texas (T82)
Although the next King Air Gathering is still a few months away, King Air operators are already registering. The event is being held September 28-29, 2018 at the Hangar Hotel Conference Center located right on Gillespie County Airport (T82) at Fredricksburg, Texas.
Conferences will be held Friday and Saturday – two full days of seminars presented 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, 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 all well-known in their own right when it comes to the King Air. King Air Expert, Tom Clements, author of The King Air Book and the “Ask the Expert” column in this magazine, 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 modification 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.” Dr. Strahle presented at KAG II and attendees found his information to be very valuable.
For those who can arrive early, a golf tournament is being held for attendees 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.
Hotel rooms are available, but limited, at the Hangar Hotel located right next to the Conference Center. It features airplane memorabilia, model airplanes and USO history, and is located adjacent to the airport. Other hotels with a discounted rate are also available.
Go to www.kingairgathering.com for registration and more detailed information regarding hotel options, speakers, the golf tournament and a complete agenda.
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