GA Airport Management & Operations Training

October 2-4, 2023 | 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. | Scottsdale Airport, Scottsdale, AZ


General aviation airports have unique operations, challenges, and opportunities. This comprehensive training will address strategies and best practices of managing and operating GA Airports. Attendees of this training program will gain a thorough understanding of the roles and responsibilities associated with the governance, management, development, operation, maintenance, finance, marketing, and public relations of a GA airport.

Course Outline

• GA Industry Historical Perspective
• GA Industry Significant Challenges:
   -  Age of Aircraft and Pilots
   - Compatible Land Uses and Noise
   - Airport and Aircraft Operating Costs
   - Reversionary Rights
   - Liability
   - Environmental Issues
   - Lead in Avgas
• Evolution/Opportunities for General Aviation:
   - Aircraft Design (hybrid/electric/etc.)
   - UAV/UAS Integration
   - Advanced Air Mobility
   - Sustainable Aviation Fuel
   - Unleaded Aviation Gasoline
   - Hangar Demand
• Airport Improvement Program
• Airport Sponsor Assurances
• FAA Enforcement and Guidance Tools
   - Orders
   - Advisory circulars
• Federal, state and governing body roles and resources
• Airport Strategic Business Plan – ASBP
• Planning and Operational documents
• Compliance, liability and insurance obligations
• Airfield development, management, operations and maintenance
• Safety, security and emergency planning
• Finance, budgeting and funding mechanisms
• FBO Management
   - Business Operations
   - Products, Services, and Facilities




This training is $595/members, $695/nonmembers.

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Jeff A. Kohlman

Managing Principal
Centennial, CO

Jeff, a founder of AMCG, has over 35 years of aviation experience including the provision of airport and aviation business management consulting services for over 30 years. A majority of Jeff's consulting projects are focused on facilitating strategic airport business planning, development of primary management compliance documents (e.g., rules and regulations, minimum standards, leasing policy, and rents and fees policy), and airport management and operation assessments. Jeff is a regular moderator and speaker at industry conferences and is the lead instructor for AAAE's Airport Management and Compliance Workshop, General Aviation Airport Management and Operations Training, and ACE Airport Finance Course. In addition, he has taught senior-level aviation business management courses at Metropolitan State University of Denver. He is an instrument rated private pilot and aircraft owner.