“FLY UTAH” Aviation Education Grant Recipients Announced!
Utah Aeronautics Conference – 2023
Thank you for attending the second annual UDOT Aeronautics Division Conference on June 20-22 at the Davis Conference Center in Layton, UT! This premier event brought together hundreds of aviation professionals, state and local officials, mechanics, engineers, planners, students and industry leaders to improve safety, network, share best practices and foster collaboration.
Information regarding the 2024 conference will be available in the coming weeks.
Fly Utah Aviation Education Grant Now Open!
Utah Aeronautics Conference 2023 – Keynote Speakers
The 2023 Utah Aeronautics Conference has an amazing keynote line up:
• Mark Baker, President of AOPA
• Erin Lear, granddaughter of Bill Lear, inventor of the Lear Jet.
• Scott Glaser and Toni Glaser-Mensching, a husband and wife team of test pilots for some of the most amazing aircraft ever built!
Don’t miss out and register now before early-bird registration closes: https://bit.ly/Utah-Aero-2023
40 Years of Service – Craig Ide Honored for Career at UDOT
Craig Ide, Aeronautics Engineer and NPIAS Asset Manager, achieved his 40 year milestone as an employee of the Utah Department of Transportation this year. UDOT’s Executive Director, Carlos Braceras, presented Craig a commemorative award at the Division of Aeronautics to honor his storied career. Craig is a Pilot and dedicated member of the state’s airport team. He has overseen development of Utah’s aeronautics structure for decades and has had an immense impact on the success of the state’s air economy. Congratulations on a remarkable career!
Futures of Aviation Conference 2022 – UC Berkeley
Jared Esselman, the Director of Aeronautics, was recently invited to share public sector perspectives on advanced air mobility (AAM) at the Future of Aviation Conference at UC Berkeley. Utah is at the cutting edge of integrating AAM into our aviation strategy and focuses on finding sustainable applications for this emerging technology. We are proud to have Jared represent us on the national stage!