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Fly the Big Sky - 2015 Conference

Feature Story - Fly the Big Sky - 2015 Conference
Conference Speakers Ken Dial & Ron Hooper

Ken Dial a Professor at University of Montana will kick of the 2015 conference as a guest speaker at Thursday’s luncheon. Ken has been a Pilot since 1981 he is an ATP (airline transport pilot), multiengine, instrument, and commercial rated, jet pilot and flies about 250 hours per year. You won’t want to miss Ken's presentation "Bird Locomotion: Conquering Land, Water and Air."

Saturday evening's banquet continues in the scheme of things with speaker Ron Hooper, Chief Executive Officer of Neptune Aviation Services. Ron spent 41 years working for the United States Forest Service (FS). His first 10 years with the FS were spent in the wildland firefighting. Ron then spent 20 years as a Contracting Officer for the FS and that included performing as the Contracting Officer on the FS large airtanker contracts. He then advanced into leadership positions with the FS including being the National Director of Contracting and finally retiring as the Associate Deputy Chief for Business Operations.

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