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    • 06/01/2019
    • 12:30 PM
    • 06/04/2019
    • 10:00 PM
    • Fort Worth, Texas

    FORT WORTH -- Site of the 65th Annual Meeting of The Flying Physicians Association. June 1-4 for outstanding CME and aviation topics, social events and exciting optional tours. (See the Schedule at a Glance below)

    2019 Annl Mtg Reg Form 1-4-19.pdfNot only a great place to experience the unique Texas way of life, Fort Worth is a surprising city that annually draws art lovers, theater patrons, rodeo fans, sports team followers and tourists who enjoy this one-of-a-kind location. 

    There are no strangers in Fort Worth. It's a friendly, warm-hearted place to visit. College kids enliven the downtown Sundance Square, and you have your choices of great restaurants and internationally-recognized museums to engage you.

    AIRPORT: Meacham Field (KFTW) is only 5 miles north of historic downtown Fort Worth.

    FBO: TexasJet was named the #1 U.S. Independent FBO in 2018 and is open 24/365.  They have 23 hangars with over 450,000 square feet.  Call 800.776.4547.  Specifics to be posted in the month prior to the meeting.  

    HOTEL:   The Hilton Downtown Fort Worth is on the National Register of Historic Places. John F. and Jackie Kennedy were guests at this hotel on the evening before the fateful trip to Dallas in the motorcade. 

    GUEST ROOM RESERVATIONS:   or call 817.870.2100 and identify yourself with the FPA Annual 2019 group.

    RATES: $163 single/double, honored from May 27 - June 8, depending on availability.

    2019 Annual Meeting Schedule-at-a-Glance

    President:  Mark C. Eidson, MD    

    RFS Chair: Sarah Eidson

    Scientific/Aviation Program Chair:  R. Stephen Smith, MD

    FRIDAY, May 31, 2019

    All Day arrivals TexasJet  800.776.4547  Meacham Field KFTW

    2:00 – 6:00 pm Pick Up Badges and Registration Packets West Promenade             

    3:00 – 5:15 pm FPA Executive Committee (closed meeting)                   Citizens C

    6:00 pm OPTIONAL GROUP TOUR Wine Tasting at The Fort Worth Club Walk from hotel [6 minutes)                                        


    SATURDAY, June 1, 2019

    8:00 am – 5:00 pm            Pick Up Badges and Registration Packets           West Promenade

    8:15 – 11:30 am                FPA Board of Directors                                               Texas C-D    

    12:45 pm                          Welcome/Announcements                        Crystal A-B

    1:00 – 5:30 pm                 SESSION ONE

    1:15 – 2:00 pm                  RFS Orientation Session                          Citizens B Sarah Eidson, Hotel Concierge, CVB, Local RFS

    2:00 pm                            OPTIONAL GROUP TOUR   RFS Fort Worth Guided Walking Tour       

    6:00 pm Board Transportation to Eidson Home   Hilton Front Entry    (Commerce Street coach pickup)

    6:30 – 9:00 pm Welcome Reception  Eidson Home

    9:00 pm Board Return Transportation to Hotel


    SUNDAY, June 2, 2019

    6:30 am Nominating Committee Meeting (closed)                       Citizens C                        

    7:00 – 9:00 am Registered Attendee Breakfast                                     Crystal C

    8:00 am Announcements Crystal A-B     

    8:15 am - 1:00 pm           SESSION TWO

    1:20 pm OPTIONAL GROUP TOUR  Hilton Front Entry  Lunch at “The Modern” and docent-guided tour at the Kimbell Art Museum    

    5:30 – 7:30 pm Stump the IA: Pilots with Mike Busch Crystal B 

    MONDAY, June 3, 2019

    6:30 am Human Factors and Safety Education Committee  Citizens C              

    7:00 – 9:00 am Registered Attendee Breakfast Crystal C

    8:00 am Announcements Crystal A-B

    8:15 am – 12:00 pm         SESSION THREE   

    9:00 – 11:45 am OPTIONAL GROUP TOUR Hilton Front Entry  Fort Worth Botanic Gardens

    12:15 – 3:00 pm OPTIONAL WORKSHOP (lunch included)           Citizens B “Stop the Bleed” Hands-on Certification

    12:30 – 5:00 p.m. OPTIONAL GROUP TOUR    Hilton Front Entry Joe T. Garcia’s Tex-Mex/Cattle Drive  The Stockyards       

    TUESDAY, June 4, 2019

    6:30 a.m. Chapters and Membership Committee   Citizens C    

    7:00 – 9:00 am Registered Attendee Breakfast Crystal B                

    8:00 a. m. Announcements  Crystal A

    8:15 am – 12:00 pm         SESSION FOUR     

    8:30 – 11:45 am OPTIONAL GROUP TOUR      Hilton Front Entry  Chef-led Cooking Class HEB Central Market

    12:10 – 12:30 pm FPA Annual Business Meeting  Crystal A

    12:45 – 4:00 pm OPTIONAL GROUP TOUR Hilton Front Entry Aviation Museum (includes lunch) American Airlines Smith Museum

    6:00 pm Cocktail Reception  

    6:45 pm Awards Celebration Dinner  Crystal B                                                                  

    Scientific program 1-4-2019.pdf

    MEETING CANCELLATION POLICIES: Cancellation notifications must be received in writing by mail, by fax or email. Please confirm receipt.

    Cancellation of Optional Activities - Prior to May 1, $20 per person

    After May 1 - NO OPTIONAL ACTIVITY fees will be refunded.

    Cancellation of Meeting Registration - Before February 1, $25 admin fee; between February 1 and May 1, $75 admin fee; between May 2-30, $125 admin fee. AFTER May 30, registration fees are not refunded.

    • 09/12/2019
    • 6:00 PM
    • 09/15/2019
    • 7:00 AM
    • Santa Fe, New Mexico

    SANTA FE, New Mexico

    September 12-15, 2019    

    FPA Southwest & Western Chapters
    Fall Meeting

    An awe-inspiring destination, influencing artists in every field, from photography, canvas, dance, opera, the culinary arts and more.  

    Fly into KSAF for a long weekend with fellow pilot-physicians and their family members.

    The medical education/aviation program is designed for physician-pilots and physicians with an interest in aviation. Leave on Sunday with your own inspiration rekindled!


    HOTEL:  The El Dorado Hotel   800.955.4455    Group Code 190909

    RESERVE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. Santa Fe is a popular destination and sells out quickly. 

    ADDRESS: 309 West San Francisco Street, Santa Fe, NM 87501

    Upscale pueblo-style hotel, only 2 blocks from the Santa Fe Plaza and the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum. Rustic-chic rooms feature handcrafted furniture and local art. The in-house spa specializes in treatments using native plants and herbs.

    RATES:  $199/night plus $25 resort fee

    Resort fee includes underground secured parking, guestroom wi-fi, bottled water, Keurig coffee/tea in room, refrigerator, safe, robes, heated salt-water pool access, fresh fruit and daily newspaper in lobby.

    HOTEL RATE CUT-OFFAugust 13 or when FPA group block is filled, whichever occurs first.


    Thursday, September 12

    An optional day-trip from Santa Fe to Los Alamos is planned for those arriving early. More information to come.

    6:00 pm Welcome Reception (Dinner on your own)

    Friday, September 13

    7:00 am Group Breakfast

    7:55 am Welcome/Announcements

    8:00 am - 12:15 pm CME Session I

    12:15 pm Session Adjourns

    1:00 pm Canyon Road Visit including group luncheon

    6:00 pm Hospitality Hour (Dinner on your own)

    Saturday, September 14

    7:00 am Group Breakfast

    7:55 am Announcements

    8:00 am - 12:15 pm CME Session II

    12:15 pm Session Adjourns

    12:20 pm Chapter Business Meetings

    Afternoon free to explore Santa Fe

    6:15 pm Reception

    6:45 pm Group Dinner

    Sunday, September 15

    Individual departures at your leisure

    Southwest and Western Chapters invite everyone to join us for this memorable weekend. We look forward to the time together.     John & Billie Davis and Randy Edwards

    Chapter Meeting Cancellation:

    Cancellations must be in writing. Make cancellations with the FPA Headquarters office, 936.588.6505, or email

    Cancellation fee $50 through August 13.

    Cancellation fee $100 August 14-September 9.

    No registration fees will be refunded after September 9.

    A Canyon Road Gallery

    One of many Canyon Road Galleries

    • 09/19/2019
    • 6:00 PM
    • 09/22/2019
    • 8:00 AM
    • Gettysburg, Pennsylvania


    FPA Tri-Chapter Fall Meeting Hosted by the Northeast Chapter

    "Four score and seven years ago...." began the famous speech delivered by President Abraham Lincoln to the multitude assembled at the Gettysburg battleground in November of 1863. 

    Gettysburg is the site of the Fall 2019 Tri-Chapters Meeting, taking you back into history, into the village and on the battleground of the most important engagement of the American Civil War -- fought 156 years ago. And a topic of continuing and scholarly discussions today.

    2019 FPA Meetings Reg Form.pdf

    THE HOTEL Best Western Gettysburg

    301 Steinwehr Avenue

    Gettysburg, PA 17325

    PHONE: 717.334.1188

    RATES: Thursday, $115 King; $125 two queens

    Friday & Saturday, $145 King;$150 two queens

    CUT-OFF DATE: August 18, 2019 or when room block is filled

    Best Western Gettysburg is a new property, family-owned and operated, overlooking the historic battlefields. Guest rooms include sleeper sofas and refrigerators. Each morning there is a complimentary hot breakfast buffet. The hotel has an indoor pool, fitness center and free wi-fi.


    The Best Western Gettysburg next to Lincoln Train Museum


    Thursday, September 19

    Evening Welcome Reception, home of David & Kerri Speranza

    Friday, September 20

    Breakfast included at host hotel for guests

    Morning CME Session I

    Afternoon bus tour of the Gettysburg Battlefield

    Saturday, September 21

    Breakfast included at host hotel for guests

    Morning CME Session II

    Afternoon free

    Evening Reception and Dinner at the Gettysburg Visitors Center

    Includes free access to the Museum

    AOPA guest speaker at dinner

    Sunday, September 22

    Breakfast included at host hotel for guests

    Individual departures at leisure


    MEETING CANCELLATION: Make meeting cancellations in writing. Call 936.588.6505, fax 832.415.0287 or email 

    Cancellation administrative fees are $50 through September 7. 

    Cancellation between September 8-16 is $100.

    No registration fees will be refunded after September 16.

Past events

04/11/2019 Great Lakes-Dixie Chapters Spring 2019 Meeting
02/07/2019 FPA Winter Board Meeting
11/01/2018 Western - Southwest Chapters Fall 2018 Meeting
09/20/2018 Tri-Chapter Fall 2018 Meeting hosted by NE Chapter
06/02/2018 FPA 64th Annual Meeting (2018)
04/20/2018 RFS Horse-drawn Carriage Tour Wilmington NC
04/19/2018 Dixie-Great Lakes Chapters Spring 2018 Meeting
03/16/2018 Western-Southwest Chapters Spring 2018 Meeting
01/19/2018 2018 Winter Board Meeting (Everyone welcome) with optional activities
10/27/2017 SW & Western Chapters Samaritan Project
09/14/2017 Tri-Chapter 2017 Fall Meeting hosted by Northeast Chapter
06/03/2017 FPA 63rd Annual Meeting
04/20/2017 Dixie - Great Lakes Chapters Spring Meeting
04/06/2017 Southwest-Western Chapters Spring Meeting
01/20/2017 2017 Winter Board Meeting and Leadership Workshop
09/15/2016 Northeast, Great Lakes and Dixie Chapters Tri-Chapter Fall Meeting
04/28/2016 Great Lakes-Dixie Chapters Joint Spring 2016 Meeting
04/07/2016 Southwest-Western Chapters Joint Spring Meeting
01/22/2016 (copy) 2016 FPA Winter Board Meeting with Optional CME Leadership Workshop and Kennedy Space Center Fly-Out
10/06/2015 Southwest and Western Chapters Fall 2015 Meeting
10/01/2015 Dixie & Great Lakes Chapters Fall 2015 Meeting
09/17/2015 Northeast Chapter Annual Fall 2015 Meeting
05/30/2015 FPA 61ST ANNUAL MEETING (2015)
04/30/2015 Great Lakes-Dixie Chapters Joint Spring 2015 Meeting
04/16/2015 Southwest Chapter Spring 2015 Meeting
01/23/2015 FPA Winter Board Meeting
10/16/2014 Southwest Chapter Fall 2014 Meeting
09/18/2014 Northeast, Great Lakes & Dixie Tri-Chapters Fall Meeting
05/24/2014 FPA 60th ANNUAL MEETING (2014)
04/03/2014 Dixie/Great Lakes Chapters Joint Spring 2014 in Charlotte NC, April 3-6
03/27/2014 Southwest Chapter Spring 2014 in Bentonville AR March 27-30
01/24/2014 2014 Winter Board Meeting
10/10/2013 SW-Western Chapters Joint Fall 2013 Meeting @ AOPA Summit
09/19/2013 Northeast Chapter 2013 Annual Meeting
06/23/2013 FPA 59th ANNUAL MEETING (2013)
05/16/2013 Dixie Chapter Spring 2013 Meeting
05/02/2013 Great Lakes Spring 2013 Chapter Meeting
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