This Month's Meeting

President's Message

September 2018 General Meeting


Thursday, September 20, 2018


Protocol Restaurant
6766 Transit Road
Williamsville, NY 14221

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6:00 PM - Cash Bar
7:00 PM - Dinner - $25.00 per person

Please join us this month when the FAA Operations Supervisor for the Buffalo Tower, John Klompstra, will speak to us regarding NextGen, a collection of modernized equipment, new procedures, and ideas to make our National Airspace System more efficient, safe and predictable.

The NextGen System is not only for Air Traffic Controllers, and Traffic Managers but also users of both general aviation and commercial alike. Equipment upgrades such as ERAM (Enroute Automation Modernization) and TBFM (Time Based Flow Management) in enroute facilities, STARS (Standard Terminal Automation Replacement System) in terminal facilities, and new GPS based navigation procedures and ADS-B for pilots, plus many other tools and procedures, all fall under the umbrella of NextGen.

There are no days off for the National Airspace System as almost 2 million people a day traverse the American skies. NextGen, will allow us to realize benefits of new technology while at the same time maintaining a level of safety that is second to none and admired by all.

John Klompstra grew up in Lockport NY. He started flying in 1995 and in 1999 he began his formal studies at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University and graduated in 2003 with a B.S. in Aeronautical Science, with a minor in Air Traffic management. After working in Jacksonville FL, and Cleveland OH, John and his wife Sara now live in Clarence Center.

Please do not miss this opportunity to hear about a new technology that will benefit pilots and air travelers alike from one of the implementers.

For any changes or questions regarding your reservations, please call me at 627-2772.

Larry Cobado
88th President, Aero Club of Buffalo


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