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2017 S&D Workshop at The Columbus Zoo & Aquarium

  • 20 Sep 2017
  • 09:30 - 18:00
  • Columbus Zoo & Aquarium, Powell OH


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2017 S&D Workshop at 

The Columbus Zoo & Aquarium

Ohio Business Aviation Schedulers & Dispatchers

Details for this popular event are as follows:

DATE: Wednesday, September 20, 2017

TIME: 9:30am – 6:00pm

VENUE: Africa Event Center / Tanzania Room / Columbus Zoo & Aquarium 4850 Powell Rd, Powell, OH 43065

PARKING: Africa Event Center Parking Lot (Follow Signs)

EXTRA INFO: Your friends or family can enjoy a reduced rate at the Columbus Zoo while you are at S&D! Just $10/adult and $5/child (under age 10). Please specify this count in your online registration. NOTE: Payment for this offer will be taken at the door.


For those of you who have come to make ORBAA S&D an annual tradition, the format will be similar to last year and will include timely and relevant working sessions facilitated by industry veterans. 

9:30 - Tanzania Room / Africa Event Center Beverages/Breakfast

Coffee & Pastries + Juice

10:00 – Welcome

10:05-11:30 - Joe Moeggenberg, ARGUS International, Inc.

Charter Best Practices

11:30-11:45 - Break

11:45-12:15 - Zoo Keeper Walk About with Animals

12:15-13:00 - Lunch – Taco Bar

13:00-13:30 - Suzie Rapp, Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

Unique Charters “I need a charter for Sea Lions Please”

13:30-15:00 - Shannon Forrest

Uber, Hope Solo, and Dirty Harry can make you a safer Flight Department.

15:00 -16:00 - Giraffe Feeding / Free to roam the zoo (Zoo closes at 5pm)

15:30 -18:00 - Reception - Activity Pavilion (near the main entrance)



Joe Moeggenberg, ARGUS International

Joe has nearly 40 years of experience in the aviation industry and is a commercially-rated pilot with over 4,000 hours of flight time. He started his career as a salesman and demo pilot for the Cessna Aircraft dealer organization. In 1977, Joe founded American Air Services, which was acquired by NetJets in 1987 and renamed Executive Jet Management (EJM). Joe remained President and CEO of EJM following the acquisition, and in 1992 he was named President of NetJets. After leaving NetJets in 1995, he founded ARGUS International, Inc. Under Joe’s leadership, ARGUS has seen rapid growth in the business aviation, rotor wing, air carrier and UAS aviation segments, and has become one of the largest specialized aviation services companies in the world.

Session: Charter Best Practices

This 90-minute presentation will address various elements that comprise charter best practices. Joe will discuss the importance of charter operator vetting, base fuel price considerations, taxes and fees, as well as an overview of the industry’s most significant audit findings from 2016. This overview includes an aggregate summary of operator audit results compared to internationally recognized standards in the measurement of safety management effectiveness. It will also include the Top 5 SMS Recommended Areas of Improvement for flight operations.

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Suzi RappColumbus Zoo and Aquarium

Suzi Rapp was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio. She is a graduate of Upper Arlington High School. She attended Ohio University and earned bachelor’s degrees in Health and Human Sciences and Education. She began her career at the Columbus Zoo over 29 years ago in the Education Department. While she was a part of this department she designed many of the Education programs still used at the zoo today. In 1987 she developed the Promotions Department to accommodate the demands of up and rising conservationist, Jack Hanna. During her time in this department she has raised over 200 animals.

She is currently the Director of the Animal Programs department where she coordinates all the animals that travel out of the zoo for Jack Hanna’s programs and community outreaches. Recently she has worked to develop the new exhibit Animal Encounters Village that brings animals up close and personal with visitors at the Columbus Zoo. She was also a key person in bringing the new Joel Slaven Animals on Safari show to the zoo.

Session: Unique Charters: "I need a Charter for Sea Lions Please"

Session description TBD

"Shannon Forrest"

Shannon Forrest, Airline Pilot & Speaker

Shannon Forrest is a pilot and aviation safety advocate. He is the former manager of Crew Resource Management (CRM) and Aviation Human Factors for FlightSafety International - a role in which he designed, delivered, and evaluated crew performance training. His 10,000+ hours of flight experience includes owning a flight school, delivering freight in the MU-2B high performance turboprop, serving as an airline pilot, and transporting high profile and celebrity clients in a business jet. He has a single and multi-engine airline transport pilot certificate and a Gold Seal flight instructor designation. Shannon is a graduate of the NTSB aircraft accident investigation course, and holds a degree in behavioral psychology. He is currently an Airbus 320/321 pilot.

Session: How Uber, Hope Solo, and Dirty Harry Can Make You a Safer Flight Department

This 90 minute presentation is directed at the entire flight department and focuses on the interaction of human factors that play a role in achieving and maintaining a safe operation and preventing mishaps. Rather than lecture, the format is a high energy facilitated discussion between the speaker and participants. It uses case studies, real world examples, and underlying psychological theory to promote best practices within the industry (and demonstrate what not to do).


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