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Federal Pavilion

International Federal Partnership
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Make-A-Wish group
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The International Federal Partnership returned to AirVenture for the 23rd consecutive appearance in 2013. Members of the IFP include Canada, the United States and the Islands of the Bahamas. Three new organizations joined the multinational organization this year. The North American Aerospace Defense Command, Bird Strike organization and the Islands of the Bahamas Police are well represented this year.

The IFP is located in the Federal Pavilion, just west of the Homebuilders Headquarters across Wittman Road. Exhibits will be in one of the coolest places on AirVenture grounds. Radar and weather monitoring, interactive displays that include a Wright Flyer simulator, a vintage Fairchild aircraft once operated by the U.S. National Park Service and a LSA aircraft that is a frequent visitor to the Bahamas are just some of the displays in the pavilion.

As always, many educational forums will be presented by the various government representatives. These forums include information regarding the various missions of each agency. Some of the forums will give FAA "Wings" credit for attendance.

One of the most significant events of the week for the IFP is hosting EAA's Make-A-Wish Day on Saturday, marking the 20th consecutive year of providing a fun-filled day for these very special children and their families. The day included a flight in EAA's Bell 47 helicopter, a flight in the EAA Ford Tri-Motor and other exciting activities.

 
Royal Bahamas Police Force / Customs / Civil Aviation Authority
Bahamas
Flying to the Bahamas from the U.S. should not be daunting, if you ask Dennis Dames, Royal Bahamas Police Force, Assistant Superintendent and officer-in-charge of air support service for the Force. Dames and his aviation team will be on hand to answer attendee questions at The Islands of the Bahamas Booth in the Federal Pavilion, at AirVenture 2013.

Dames has been in the aviation industry since completing flight training in Florida more than 30 years ago. He is very qualified to let pilots in on the little secrets that make eAPIS, Customs (both U.S. and Bahamian) and the paperwork generated from it all non-intimidating.

This year's Bahamas booth will also feature lots of great printed material, including customs and general declaration forms that pilots need for the trip. The Islands of the Bahamas Private Pilot Guide is particularly helpful and available at the booth for free. It contains phone numbers for Customs, FBO information, great ideas for places to stay, fly-in event information and more between its covers.
 
U.S. National Park Service (NPS)
National Park Service
Most people know that the NPS, created nearly 100 years ago, cares for a network of almost 400 natural, cultural and recreational sites across the nation. The treasures in this system - the first of its kind in the world - have been set aside by the American people to preserve, protect and share the legacies of this land. The NPS operates a broad range of airplanes and helicopters, flying approximately 20,000 hours annually in support of the system. Throughout the week of AirVenture 2012, NPS employees and volunteers will answer questions and present forums regarding aviation heritage at sites like the Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park and Wright Brothers National Memorial. They will also address concerns about access to the NPS system by land or air and provide advisory information for people flying near high-risk wildland fire areas. We hope to see you soon in a national park and invite you to Experience Your America. Website: www.nps.gov
 
National Research Council Canada Institute for Aerospace Research (NRC Aerospace)
National Research Council of Canada
As Canada's national aerospace laboratory, the NRC Institute for Aerospace Research conducts R&D across the full spectrum of issues related to the design, manufacture, performance, use and safety of air and space vehicles. Within its Flight Research Laboratory, the engineering research staff specializes in airborne research and flight tests, explores flight mechanics and avionics technologies, and provides expertise in aircraft safety related systems and accident investigations. To carry out these studies, NRC Aerospace develops, maintains, and operates a small fleet of dedicated research aircraft that includes a Bell 412 Advanced Systems Research Aircraft, Bell 205 airborne simulator, Convair 580, Falcon 20, Twin Otter and Harvard Mark IV. Website: www.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca
 
National Weather Service (NWS) - NOAA
NWS
View three continuous live Internet weather feeds from various locations around the country. Vintage and state-of-the-art weather observing instruments are displayed. NWS personnel will be on hand to demonstrate NWS products and answer your questions. The NWS provides early warnings of dangerous weather and aviation weather information to the FAA's Flight Service Stations (AFSS) and Air Route Traffic Control Centers (ARTCC), and Air Traffic Control Towers (ATCT) as part of its aviation weather support. Additionally, the NWS provides general weather, hydrological and climate forecasts and warnings for the United States, its territories, adjacent waters and ocean areas. Website: www.weather.gov
 
Bird Strike Committee USA
Bird and other wildlife strikes to aircraft annually cause well over $700 million in damage to U.S. civil and military aviation. Furthermore, these strikes put the lives of aircraft crew members and their passengers at risk: over 250 people have been killed worldwide as a result of wildlife strikes since 1988. Within the United States there was no one forum where information or concerns dealing with this problem could be addressed. Bird Strike Committee USA was formed in 1991 to facilitate the exchange of information, promote the collection and analysis of accurate wildlife strike data, promote the development of new technologies for reducing wildlife hazards, promote professionalism in wildlife management programs on airports through training and advocacy of high standards of conduct for airport biologists and bird patrol personnel, and be a liaison to similar organizations in other countries.
 
North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD)
NORAD
The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) is a United States and Canada bi-national organization charged with the missions of aerospace warning and aerospace control for North America. Aerospace warning includes the detection, validation, and warning of attack against North America whether by aircraft, missiles, or space vehicles, through mutual support arrangements with other commands.

Discover the No. 1 reason general aviation aircraft are intercepted and how to avoid it. In this action packed briefing you'll learn practical steps to avoid Temporary Flight Restrictions (TFRs) and what to do if you are intercepted. Join NORAD F-16 pilots in an informative and lively session that will keep you out of trouble, and off the evening news.
 
 

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