GA Spark Conference Aims To Inspire
In August, the inaugural GA Spark conference will kick off in San Carlos, California, with two days of seminars and events designed for the people who run flight schools and flying clubs. “The purpose is to bring great minds together to share ideas on how to build energy in general aviation,” says the project’s website. “If you run a flight school or flying club, and you want ideas for building your organization, then GA Spark is for you.” The event is hosted by the San Carlos Flight Center. The organizers say they decided to host the event “because no one else is,” adding that they “love seeing other schools and clubs have great ideas, and are happy to share what we’ve learned with others.”
The organizers say they’ve been planning to launch the event for four years, “and this year we finally had the right people and the skills to do it.” The program offers a slate of seminars on Thursday afternoon, Aug. 23, plus dinner, and continues all day Friday with seminars, workshops and a group flight to a dinner destination. Saturday is open for optional aerial tours of the Bay Area. The events will be held at the flight center and at the Hiller Aviation Museum, both sited at San Carlos Airport. The cost is $210, with a discount of $120 for additional members from the same organization. The aerial tour on Saturday is $80. More information and registration is available at the event’s website.