Informational meeting on SB 562 (Airport Land Development Zone (ALDZ) Program)

Senate Majority Policy Committee AND Senate Aviation Caucus

Monday, October 18, 2021 | 10:00 a.m.

East Wing, Hearing Room 8E-A


Informational meeting on SB 562 (Airport Land Development Zone (ALDZ) Program)


10:00 a.m. Welcoming Remarks

Committee Member Introductions

10:05 a.m. Pennsylvania Aviation Council

David Heath, Consultant for the Aviation Council of Pennsylvania – Testimony   –  Attachment
Principal, BBP Solutions

Gabe Monzo, President Board of Directors, Aviation Council of Pennsylvania
Executive Director Westmoreland County Airport Authority/ Arnold Palmer Regional Airport

Joseph M. Uliana,  J.M. Uliana & Associates,
Speaking on the ALDZ Tax Credit

Question from Committee Members

10:55 a.m. Closing Remarks

Update on the Current State of the Aviation Industry in Pennsylvania


Senate Aviation Caucus

March 16, 2021 at 11 am – Virtual Participation

11:00 a.m.

Welcome and Opening Remarks
Senator David G. Argall, Chair, Senate Aviation Caucus

11:05 a.m.

Brief Opening Remarks from the Chair-Designate
Senator Devlin Robinson, Chair-Designate, Senate Aviation Caucus

11:10 a.m.

Aviation Overview

Carl Atkins, President, Aviation Council of Pennsylvania

COVID Impact and Recovery
Economic Impact Study
Hangar Survey

11:20 a.m.

Aviation Funding

Fran Strouse

How the State Funds Aviation
Block Grant
Discretionary Funds

11:30 a.m.

Aviation Development

Vince Gasteb

Airport Land Development Zones

11:40 a.m.

Aviation Future

 John Walker

Unmanned Aerial Systems – Beyond Visual Line of Sight
Urban Air Mobility

11:50 a.m.

Aviation Education

Mark Tomlinson

Airport Owner and Pilot Association Stem Program
Aviation Council of PA Scholarship

12:00 p.m.


Tour of Lehigh Valley International Airport

Lehigh Valley International Airport

May 26, 2016

Senate Aviation Caucus

Senator David G. Argall, Chairman




Bus Tour of LVI


Solar Impulse 2 Airplane at LVIA

11:00 a.m.

Lehigh Valley International Airport
Boardroom, 3rd Floor
3311 Airport Road
Allentown, PA 18109

11:15 a.m.

Introductions & Opening Remarks
Senator Lisa Boscola, Senate Aviation Caucus
Senator Pat Browne, Senate Aviation Caucus
Senator Mario Scavello, Senate Aviation Caucus
J.Michael Dowd, Chairman, Lehigh Northampton Airport Authority

11:30 a.m.

Overview and Issues Presentations

Airport Economic Development
Charles Everett, Executive Director, Lehigh Northampton Airport Authority

Business Recruitment
Matthew Tuerk, VP, Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation

Questions and Discussion
(Working Lunch)

1:00 p.m.

Airport Terminal
Lehigh Valley Aviation Services / Fixed Base Operator – Hangar 7
Cargo Apron
Land Development Areas – Airfield / Airport Road Vicinity

3:00 p.m.


Additional Information:

Morning Call Article

Tour of Washington County Airport

Senate Aviation Caucus

November 19, 2015 | 11:00 a.m.

Washington County Airport

205 Airport Road

Washington, PA 15301


Senator Bartolotta and the Washington County Airport will host the Senate Aviation Caucus for a roundtable discussion on general aviation to be followed by a tour of the facilities.



11:00 AM       Arrive

Washington County Airport
205 Airport Road
Washington, PA 15301

11:15 AM       Airport Tour

Friend Aircare, Dallas AirMotive, Audia Group and Skyward Aviation

12:15 PM        Introduction and Opening Remarks

  • Senator Camera Bartolotta, Senate Aviation Caucus
  • Larry Maggi, Chairman, Washington County Board of Commissioners
  • Diana Irey Vaughan, Washington County Board of Commissioners
  • Harlan Shober, Washington County Board of Commissioners

12:30 PM        Working Lunch – Skyward Aviation Hangar 3

1:00 PM          Washington County Airport Presentation

 Bill McGowen, Executive Director, Redevelopment Authority

1:30 PM          Issues Presentations / Discussion

  • Scott Gray, President, Aviation Council of Pennsylvania
  • Area Airport / User Input
  • General Q & A

3:00 PM          Depart                       

Tour of Pennsylvania College of Technology & Lycoming Engines

Senate Aviation Caucus



Pennsylvania College of Technology & Lycoming Engines

October 22, 2015 | 10:00 a.m.

10:00 a.m.     


Senate Aviation Caucus tours the Pennsylvania College of Technology’s Kathryn Wentzel Lumley Aviation Center in Williamsport, PA.



Pennsylvania College of Technology (PCT); Kathryn Wentzel Lumley Aviation Center
Williamsport Regional Airport
500 Airport Road
Montoursville, PA 17754
Campus map

10:15 a.m.

Introduction & Opening Remarks
Dr. Davie Jane Gilmour, President, Pennsylvania College of Technology

10:20 a.m.

Program Overview
Brett Reasner, Dean, School of Transportation and Natural Resources Technologies, Pennsylvania College of Technology Aviation Center, home to the FAA and Transport certified aircraft repair and maintenance programs.

Tour of the Hangar and other instructional areas, including the Boeing 727 donated to Penn College in March 2012.

12:00 p.m.

Le Jeune Chef Restaurant
1098 Hagan Way
Williamsport, PA 17701
More information

1:30 p.m.

Depart for Lycoming Engines
652 Oliver Street
Williamsport, PA 17701
More information

1:45 p.m.

Lycoming Engines Presentation & Tour

3:00 p.m.


Aviation Council of Pennsylvania’s 35th Annual Aviation & Aerospace Conference

Senate Aviation Caucus

October 14, 2015 | 2:00 p.m.

Best Western Premier

The Central Hotel & Conference Center

800 East Park Drive

Harrisburg, PA 17111

The Aviation Council of Pennsylvania will host its fifth annual Pennsylvania Aviation and Aerospace Conference. The Senate Aviation Caucus will both present its Strategic Plan and discuss air service development with the working group at the conference.

A complete agenda for the conference can be found here.

Meeting with PennDOT’s Bureau of Aviation at Capital City Airport

Senate Aviation Caucus Meeting

Meeting with PennDOT’s Bureau of Aviation at Capital City Airport

October 6, 2015 | 8:30 a.m.
Capital City Airport, PennDOT Hangar Facility



List of all airports and heliports in Pennsylvania as of October 2015

Welcome and Introductions – Moderator Tony McCloskey

Opening Remarks – Deputy Secretary Toby Fauver

Welcome and Support – Lori Pagnanelli (FAA-ADO Mgr)

Bureau of Aviation Mission/Vision/Objectives – Tony McCloskey

Safety/Licensing – John Melville

Planning/Programming – Tom Tomczyk

Engineering – Robin Sukley

Flight Services – Keith Doersom

Closing – Tony McCloskey

Open to Floor – All

Tour of Facility – All