2021 Schedule

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7:30 am – 8:30 am

Exhibitor set up

8:30 am – 9:15 am

Doors open, light breakfast and coffee, networking

9:15 am – 10:00 am

Presentation, Conair Group Panel Discussion


  • Jeff Berry – Director, Business Development, Conair Group
  • Brent Misura, Director of Engineering and Products Group, Conair
  • Mark Baird, Large Airtanker Fleet Manager and Simulator Program Manager, Conair

Wildfires have changed and so must our response. Conair shares how the company has continually worked to improve, anticipating needs, adapting operations, and acting to better support wildfire agencies, protecting people, communities and resources.

10:15 – 11:00 am

Helicopter Operator Panel Discussion


  • Mike King, Owner and Chief Pilot, White Saddle Air
  • Ronn Palley, President, Sierra Helicopters Ltd.
  • Corey Taylor, Manager of Business Development, Yellowhead Helicopter Ltd.
  • Robert Gallagher, President and CEO, Coldstream Group of Companies

Inside the aerial firefighting sector; operator challenges and opportunities, needs, investments and aircraft.

11:00 am – 11:30 am

Exhibitors, Refreshment Break, Networking

11:30 am – 12:15 pm

Complimentary Aerial Firefighting System – The Twin Otter

Speaker: Dan Seroussi – Programs Director, Viking Air Limited

As climate change continues its impact globally, we have all experienced an increase in devastating wildfires worldwide. Viking continues to make innovative advancements in aerial firefighting to protect communities and infrastructure. To compliment the renowned Canadair aerial firefighter, Viking, in partnership with PAL Aerospace, is excited to announce the development of an external, removable aerial firefighting tanker system for the Twin Otter.

12:15 am – 1:00 pm

Lunch, Exhibitors, Static Display, Networking

1:00 pm – 1:45 pm

Presentation, Bell Flight, aircraft investment

Speaker: Lorenz Jessen – Regional Sales Manager, Bell Textron Canada

Rotary-wing aircraft developments and what to consider when adding to or enhancing your fleet.

1:45 pm – 2:15 pm

Exhibitors, Refreshment Break, Networking

2:15 pm – 3:00 pm

Presentation, Ground to Air Communications

Speaker: Vincent Hoog, CEO, IQonboard

New technologies available to help streamline ground-to-air support and communications.

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Exhibitors, Networking