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Event Calendar

Upcoming events

    • 03/26/2020
    • 5:00 PM
    • 03/29/2020
    • Huntsville AL


    March 26 - 29, 2020

    Dixie-Great Lakes Chapters Spring 2019 Meeting at the Space & Rocket Center

    • Huntsville Marriott at the Space & Rocket Center for 119 USD per night -- click link below!

    Click here to Book your guest room now at the group rate for FPA Dixie and Great Lakes Chapters

    Book hotel room by March 5, 2020:  Online link above or call 256.830.2222

    ARRIVING:  KHSV, Huntsville International Airport, 2000 Goodson Way, Huntsville AL 35824

    FBO:  Signature Flight Control.  Contact Alfredo Lopez  256.772.9341

    Complimentary Shuttle (Marriott) from airport to the hotel


    Thursday, March 26 
    Arrivals @ KHSV and Signature Flight Support             Complimentary Marriott shuttle

                Call the hotel (256) 830-2222 for pick up; advise location International Airport or Signature


    6:00-7:00 pm    Welcome Reception                           Patio (weather permitting)

                                        (Dinner on your own)

    Friday, March 27

                6-10 am Breakfast Buffet with voucher Seasons Restaurant

                  7:15 am           Sign-in and Welcome                                                          Discovery/Atlantis/Columbia (ground floor)

                7:30 am – 11:45 am     CME Session I

              12:00 noon       Bus pickup for Space and Rocket Center

    Group Lunch and two guided tours

    Redland Marshall NASA Center Bus Tour

                                                    3 stops. Only 1 bathroom break.  Must have US Citizen ID.

                                        Return to Space and Rocket Center Visitors Center

                                        Saturn V Space Center tour with guides

                5:00 pm           Return to Marriott                               Free Evening

    Saturday, March 28

    7-10 am           Breakfast Buffet with voucher Seasons Restaurant

    8:00 am           Sign-in and Announcements             

    Discovery/Atlantis/Columbia (ground floor)

    8:15 am – 12:30 pm     CME Session II

    12:35 pm         Chapters Business Meetings

    Lunch on your own and free afternoon

    Saturday  Space & Rocket Center Day Passes for meeting registrants

    6:30 pm Hosted wine and beer reception      Pre-function area     

    7:00 pm Group Dinner and guest speaker    Discovery/Atlantis

    SATURDAY GUEST SPEAKER:  Major General Daniel J. Petrosky USA(ret), 3600 hours flown with 750 combat hours in Bosnia, Desert Storm and Vietnam., former Commanding Officer in Huntsville and head of Army’s aviation.

    Sunday, March 29

                                        Individual Departures at leisure

    BREAKFAST VOUCHERS are issued to paid meeting registrants for the buffet. Breakfast hours 6:00-10:00 am on Friday; 7:00-11:00 am Saturday.

    Register early to avoid disappointment! By credit card at

    Register by check using the Chapter Registration Form accompanied by a check. Chapter Meetings form.pdf

    • 05/22/2020
    • 1:00 PM (EDT)
    • 05/26/2020
    • 10:00 PM (EDT)
    • Richmond VA

    May 22-26, 2020
    Flying Physicians Association

    Schedule at a Glance.pdf

    Registration form.pdf

    Omni Richmond Hotel is the host hotel.  

    Address: 100 South 12th Street, Richmond VA 23219

    Reservations: 800-843-6664

    Or, reserve your guest room accommodations online:

    A city of historical significance, Richmond is also known for its beautiful architecture, the impressive James River with category III and IV rapids, and its natural beauty and parks for hiking and biking as well as bird watching and horseback riding.

    See the church where Patrick Henry delivered his inspiring call to arms "Give me liberty or give me death!" and hear the re-enactment. Visit the capital of the Confederacy and appreciate the historical architectural statement of Thomas Jefferson in designing the Virginia State Capitol building.

    Interesting museums abound, craft breweries and eateries that have placed this delightful destination city on the map are just outside the meeting hotel's doors!

    Of special significance, the world's leading international competition for young violinists is ending in Richmond as the FPA Annual Meeting begins! FPA attendees have the opportunity to attend the Closing Gala Concert of the Yehudi Menuhin Violin Competition, showcasing the senior and junior winners, the Richmond Symphony and guest performers. Considered "the Olympics" of international competition among young violinists, it's a rare and special opportunity.

    Optional tours and activities provide attendees the chance to explore the Richmond area and become immersed in its history. These include the renowned Ginter Botanical Gardens, Hanover Tavern with a performance by the Virginia Repertory Theater, St. John's Church and the Patrick Henry re-enactment, a CME session at the Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Simulation and Patient Safety Center, lunch and tour of the Shirley Plantation and Upper Shirley Vineyard and a visit to Historic Tredegar, Richmond's official gateway to the Civil War.

    Continuing Medical Education and Aviation Education and Safety highlights include:

    May 2020 Annl Mtg Schedule.pdf

    Human Trafficking up close and personal, presented by a special FBI team and designed to educate physicians and health professionals to effectively be involved

    Medicine and Art-two thoughtful presentations about art in medical education. VCU professor relates the link of art to patient healing and physician development and an FPA member discusses how disease processes played a role in the geniuses of the art world

    AsMA Exchange Speaker and Director of the FAA Civil Aerospace Medical Institute on commercial space flight crew and passenger screening

    NTSB Vice-chair updates on GA accidents and staying alive

    US State Department Director of Operational Medicine and private company COO discuss complex medical evacuation operations and biocontainment transport

    GA long-distance world record holder describes the planning and adventures of his around-the-world-over-both-poles in a homebuilt single-engine aircraft

    Medical and scientific presentations in a broad range of topics of importance to physician-pilots, AMEs, physicians treating pilot-patients, and physicians preparing for missions, from stem cells to transfusions, geriatric patient controlled substance issues to pregnancy.

    VA State Capitol Bldg

    Virginia State Capitol Building designed by Thomas Jefferson and site of the Saturday evening Welcome Reception

    Social Highlights of the Annual Meeting include: 

    • Saturday afternoon Right Front Seaters and Family Member Orientation and Tai Chi Class
    • Saturday evening Welcome Reception in the Virginia State Capitol Rotunda
    • Monday evening 'Stump the IA' aviation session with Mike Busch, the best known A&P/IA in General Aviation
    • Tuesday evening Awards Celebration and Dinner featuring the world's first armless pilot and inspiring speaker, Jessica Cox.

    OPTIONAL Activities and Tours (extra charge) are:

    Friday afternoon 12:15 pm - VCU Medical Simulation and Patient Safety Center hands-on training and CME, including lunch and transportation

    Friday afternoon 1:00 pm - Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens docent-led tours, including lunch and transportation

    Friday evening 5:00 pm - Hanover Tavern and Virginia Repertory Theater including dinner and transportation

    Sunday afternoon 12:30 pm  - Patrick Henry re-enactment at historic St. Johns Church followed by Richmond City Tour. Includes box lunch and transportation

    Sunday evening 5:00 pm - Menuhin Gala Finale Concert followed by private group dinner at the Center

    Monday afternoon 12:45 pm - Visit and tour of Virginia's oldest plantation, the Shirley Plantation, including lunch at the Upper Shirley Vineyards. Individual wine flight tastings are available, extra charge, first-come, first-serve. Transportation is included.

    Tuesday afternoon 2:30 pm - Guided tour of historic Tredegar, the official gateway to the Civil War and the nation's first museum to interpret the Civil War from the perspectives of the Union, the Confederacy and the African-Americans.

Past events

01/17/2020 2020 Winter Board Meeting
09/19/2019 Tri-Chapter hosted by Northeast Chapter
09/12/2019 Southwest-Western Chapters Fall Meeting
06/01/2019 FPA 65th Annual Meeting
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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