AViCON 2017 (Maryland)

RTI Headquarters and Research Centre
401 Log Canoe Circle

Stevensville, MD 21666




180 Pier 1 Rd, Stevensville, MD 21666

(410) 604-5900


Thursday, September 14, 2017

8:00 – 9:00 AM

Registration and Welcome Breakfast


Welcome and Introduction

Joseph Reynolds, RTI,   James Robinson, Gordon & Rees,   

Ted Dunlap, RTI


Aviation Safety – Acting Before the Accident – Issues that Keep Aviators (and Insurers) up at Night

Justin Green, Kreindler & Kreindler,   Steve Hull, RTI,

Capt. John DeLeeuw, American Airlines,   Jeff Moore, Ph.D.

Jeff Guzzetti, FAA   Dana Schulze, NTSB.

10:15  Networking Break
10:30-10:45 Reveal of Accident and Animation

Airline Roundtable - In an Era of Safe Flight, What Issues Are Airlines and Their Insurers Handling?

John Brennan, Ryan Brennan & Donnelly,   Sherry Ortiz, USAIG,

Noreen Brogan, AIG,   Sandra Moore, Southwest Airlines

11:45 PM

Networking Lunch


Ethical Lessons From Courtroom Lawyers in the Movies

Steve O. Rosen, The Rosen Law Firm

1:15 - 2:15

The Claims are Paid, Now What? Subrogation!

Scott Brooksby, Nelson Camacho, QBE, Olson Brooksby,

Hobie Hind, Butler,   Patrick Dolan, Old Republic Aerospace,

Paul N. Bowles, Fitzpatrick & Hunt, Pagano, Aubert, LLP

2:15 - 2:30

Networking Break

2:30 - 2:45 Second showing of Accident and Animation
2:45 - 3:00

Safety at Baltimore Washington International Airport (BWI)

Ned Carey, Maryland House of Delegates, Maryland Aviation Administration


Getting Your Hands Dirty – Interactive Breakout Sessions 

Emergency Response 101

James Rodriguez, Holland & Knight,   Steve Hull, RTI,

Capt. John Deleeuw, American Airlines   Dana Schulze, NTSB

“Let’s go to the videotape!”: Engineering and Analysis of Video Evidence

Matthew Wagenhofer, Ph.D., RTI.    Roberta MirandaFitzpatrick & Hunt, Pagano, Aubert, LLP

5:00 Conference adjourns to the Inn at the Chesapeake Bay Beach Club
6:30 AViCON Banquet Speaker: Ken Cage,
TV star of Discovery Channel’s ‘Airplane Repo


**Webcast Sessions



Friday, September 15, 2017

8:00-9:00 AM Registration and Breakfast
9:00 - 9:10

Introductions and Welcome Back

Steve Hull, RTI

9:10 -9:15 Third showing of the accident animation

Arbitration – Advocacy and Strategy – Arbitrating the Case, Act One

Rick Alimonti, Alimonti Law Offices,   Diane Westwood Wilson, LeClairRyan

James Robinson, Gordon & Rees,    Steve Hull RTI, 

Matthew Wagenhofer, Ph.D., RTI

10:15 -11:15

Insurance Roundtable – Current Aviation Claims Issues

Laurie Salita, Jacobs Law Group,   Robert Corcoran, Global Aerospace,

Tracy Steele, AIG Aerospace,   Glenn Vallach, USAIG


Network Break


Helicopter Crash Litigation

Brandt Madsen, Smith Amundsen,    Lisa Savitt, The Axelrod Firm,

Greg Canfield, Lycoming, Daniel RoseKreindler & Kreindler


Pressing Safety Issues Facing Aviation

The Honorable Christopher Hart, Member and Past Chairman, National Transportation Safety Board

1:00 - 2:00

Arbitrating the Case: Act Two, The Arbitrators Speak

Rick Alimonti, Alimonti Law Offices,    Diane Westwood Wilson, Dentons

James Robinson, Gordon & Rees,

2:00 Adjourn

**Webcast Sessions



All sponsorship opportunities include the following:

  1. Branding of sponsored section
  2. Logo on marketing material (Linked to your website where technology allows)
    1. Mass Email to more than 30,000 Aviation Professionals through Curt Lewis and Associates
    2. Mass Email to more than 5,000 Aviation Professionals through RTI Group
    3. AViCON 2017 Page
    4. Save the Date Cards
  3. Placement in AViCON Presentations
  4. Placement in AViCON Booklet with company bio
  5. *Attendee Registration 


*Sponsorship level determines number of attendee registrants









On behalf of the Commissioners of Queen Anne's County welcome to the beautiful Bay Bridge Airport, Maryland's waterfront jewel. Bay Bridge Airport is ideally located for all of your Maryland travel and recreation needs and is the closest Airport to Baltimore/Annapolis/Washington outside of the Special Flight Rules Area (SFRA). Whether your travel is for business or pleasure, Bay Bridge offers the location, friendly staff, and amenities that are sure to make your visit a pleasant one.
202 Airport Road
Stevensville, MD 21666

Phone: 410-643-4364
Fax: 410-643-4273

Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


1.4 miles from RTI

Bay Bridge Airport (W29)
24 Hour Access to:
Pilots' Lounge
Rest Rooms
DTN Weather Flight Planning Center
Runway 11/29=2903' X 60'
Asphalt DSPL:29=190'

Lights: Pilot Controlled 122.725

Traffic Pattern Turns: left or standard
See Noise Abatement Procedures

CTAF/Unicom: 122.725
AWOS: 120.575
NOTAMS: File BWI (Check all available NOTAMS before each flight)

Hours Attended
Monday - Friday
0800 - 1630


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