Aeronautics Safety Conference | College of Aeronautics and Engineering | Kent State University

Aeronautics Safety Conference

Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 9:00am to 6:30pm
Kent Student Center

Aeronautics Safety Conference is an exciting day where students have an opportunity to meet industry professionals from the airlines, corporate flight departments, air traffic control, the military, aerobatic, helicopter flight operations, and safety managers.

Join us for Aeronautics Safety Conference to hear industry experts talk about their experiences flying and operating in a high-paced environment. Learn about how they guarantee human and aircraft safety. Door prizes and light refreshments will be available. This is a great opportunity for networking and is absolutely free. Can't wait to see you there!


This event is open to all aeronautics students, enthusiasts, and professionals; pilots, crew members, flight instructors, mechanics, air traffic controllers, aviation managers, aerospace engineers, professors, and the general public. If you enjoy aviation, this is the place to be!


Please know that your first obligation is to your regularly scheduled academic class. Permission to miss class is given solely at the discretion of the instructor of your course.


The purpose of this event is to take a moment out of our busy lives, slowing down and focusing on safety. This is an opportunity to learn from the experiences of others. For Kent State University Flight Operations, this is a safety stand-down, where we refrain from flying and devote our day to what is most important to us, SAFETY. The goal is to leave the event with a renewed attitude, reinforcing good habits, sharing best practices, and learning something new that will serve us well as we go back to our professional endeavors. We hope that you enjoy the food and company of others who share the same passion! Enjoy!



  • Jim Sebastian – Southwest Airlines
  • Kevin Fetsko - Goodyear
  • Tim Palcho – Kent State University
  • John Nicholson - Helicopter medevac and US Army
  • Ray Steinhauser, M.D. - Airmen medical examiner
  • Ethan Quastler -Southwest Airlines flight ops
  • Patrick Holyfield - Republic Airlines
  • Donata Hunt - United Airlines
  • Adam Bassaran  - Goodyear blimp operations