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2024 King Air Gathering
2024's King Air Gathering will be held May 15-18, 2024 at The Greenbrier.
About the Resort
The Greenbrier, located amid the breathtaking mountains of West Virginia, is a National Historic Landmark and world-class resort that has been welcoming guests from around the world since 1778. The natural mineral springs that drew our first guests nearly 250 years ago continue to lure visitors to our 11,000-acre luxury retreat today. With a guest list that includes 28 U.S. Presidents, America’s Resort has long been a favorite destination of royalty, celebrities and business leaders.
Registration & Reservation Information
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*Schedule Subject to Change*
*Schedule Subject to Change*
Hasard Lee - Keynote Speaker
Hasard Lee's keynote address at the King Air Gathering promises to be a thought-provoking and inspiring event. Drawing on his own experiences as a pilot, entrepreneur, and leader, Hasard will take audiences on a journey through his life stories and how he applied principles from "The Art of Clear Thinking".
Who is Hasard Lee?
Hasard Lee is a U.S. Air Force fighter pilot who began his career flying the F-16, where he was selected as the 'Top Instructor Pilot of the Year' for the Air Force's largest F-16 Combat Wing. As a flight commander, he led his pilots into combat during one of the most intense periods during the War in Afghanistan. There he flew over eighty combat missions and became the only fighter pilot to ever fly two different types of jets into combat on the same day while supporting troops under fire. Hasard was then hand-picked to fly the F-35―the most advanced...read more by clicking the button.
About the Airport
The airport for the 2024 King Air Gathering will be at
Greenbrier Valley Airport - LWB
— 584 Airport Road, Lewisburg, WV, United States, 24901. The airport is only minutes away from the hotel allowing us to have King Air Displays and Demonstrations at the FBO this year — its sure to be a crowd favorite.
To learn more about what executive services they offer visit their website. More information coming soon.
We are making the arrangements with the FBO. There is no need to call the FBO to make arrangements of your own. When you register for the King Air Gathering, please fill out the information about your aircraft and indicate that you intend to fly into the FBO. Our events team will follow up with pertinent information prior to the event.
Dr. David Strahle - NEXRAD RADAR COURSE and ADVANCED WEATHER PLANNING
With the advent of Datalink NEXRAD weather radar, pilots must learn the proper interpretation of NEXRAD images and how to apply the information in-flight as well as during advanced preflight planning. Several thunderstorm accidents will be discussed including recent critical changes to the datalink program necessary for proper radar interpretation. As a flight and ground instructor, Dr. David Strahle has a degree in Aerospace Technology as well as a medical degree specializing in interpretative imaging. Referred to as the "Father of Datalink”, Dr. Strahle wrote the initial research papers on transmitting weather into the cockpit in 1969 and continues to train pilots in how to deal with thunderstorms.
About Dr. David Strahle
David A. Strahle, MD, CFI-AI, CGI-AI An avid pilot, Dr. Strahle has his commercial license, instrument rating, flight instructor’s license, instrument instructor’s license, advanced and instrument ground instructor’s license and his ratings include multi-engine and seaplane. He has a bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Technology from Kent State University where he was the director of the Air Force ROTC flight program. In 1969, he wrote a research paper describing the far-reaching benefits of transmitting ground based weather radar data to airborne aircraft including the required steps of implementation. His paper won first place at the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics research forum and his ideas were eventually published in Pilot and Aero magazines. His aerospace degree led to employment in the data processing division of IBM which led to a greater interest in computers and medicine. As a radiologist performing fourth- dimensional MRI imaging, he has the unique ability to understand cross-section analysis as it applies to weather radar images. He is an expert on weather radar interpretation and consults with the government, private authorities and air crash investigators. Throughout the past 55 years, Dr. Strahle has continued to privately support and nurture the datalink programs including 108 national presentations to aviation groups regarding the proper interpretation of datalink NEXRAD radar.