This Month's Meeting

President's Message

April 2018 General Meeting


Thursday, April 19, 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 Capt Donald Van Dyke will join us to talk about his wide-ranging experiences as a fixed-wing and helicopter pilot and then translating these into standards and recommended practices used internationally for aviators and aviation today.

Capt Don Van Dyke CMILT FRAeS is Permanent Representative of the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS) to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), a specialized agency of the United Nations. He is also Professor, and is an aerospace, defense and safety consultant.

Don was Director, Operations, International Air Transport Association (IATA),. He managed Flight Operations, Engineering & Maintenance Committees. He directed Operational Quality Standards (OQS) audits. He authored several publications, Technical Operations Policy Manual, and the Annual Safety Report for jet and turboprop operations.

Don was a senior training Captain and Head of Safety, His initiatives were instrumental in the airline acquiring the first British Airways franchise outside the United Kingdom.

His early work with Sierra Research Corp., Buffalo, NY regarded navigation, guidance, and radar systems. He later became Chairman of Dynamic Technology and CEO of Command Airways (South Africa).

Don has over 18,000 hours. In 2011, he received a Certificate of Recognition from Bell Helicopter and a Senior Member of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and a member of the Aero Club of Buffalo.

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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