National Training Aircraft Symposium (NTAS)


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32nd National Training Aircraft Symposium (NTAS)
March 2 - 4, 2020
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Daytona Beach, Florida

2020 Call for Abstracts for Papers and Presentations

We are pleased to announce the Call for Abstracts (for Papers and Presentations) for the 2020 National Training Aircraft Symposium (NTAS). Abstract submission period is June 28 - November 1, 2019. The conference will be held March 2 - 4, 2020, at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Daytona Beach campus.

We invite abstract proposals based on the topic areas listed in the Conference Details. (For planning purposes, we ask that an abstract/brief summary be submitted for traditional conference presentations/non-academic research papers.) Additional information is available via the Abstract Information link under the Author Corner in the left sidebar of this page. For questions regarding the Call for Abstracts, please contact

Action & Dates
Abstract Submission Deadline November 1, 2019
Abstract Decision to Author(s) December 2, 2019
Presentation Submission Deadline February 15, 2020
Conference March 2 - 4, 2020
Paper Submission Deadline (optional)
(for publishing consideration in special conference peer-reviewed journal)
March 20, 2020

Submit your abstract proposal for the 2020 conference (< click here).

Registration for NTAS 2020 is Now Open – Take Advantage of the Earlybird Discount (< click here)

Make your plans now to attend NTAS! We are creating an exciting agenda that includes:

  • Monday, March 2: Full-Day
  • Tuesday, March 3: Full-Day
  • Wednesday, March 4: Symposium ends at 1:00pm with Lunch and Keynote Speaker

Sponsorship Opportunities Now Available (< click here)

There are a number of opportunities to participate as one of our valued sponsors. Click here to find out more! Some items have limited availability. Visit the Sponsorship/Exhibit Registration site for current opportunities available. Thank you for being an important part of our symposium!

Sponsorship Opportunities
Funds not used to cover direct costs associated with symposium will go to the College of Aviation Fund for Excellence to benefit ERAU students.

2020 Sponsors

THANK YOU to our generous sponsors! Many sponsor opportunities are still available — don't miss out!

2020 Sponsors

2020 Conference Details

The National Training Aircraft Symposium (NTAS) serves as a forum for aviation professionals from academia, government, and industry to exchange ideas and learn about ways to address problems in the aviation industry.

NTAS allows various stakeholders to discuss problems and potential solutions in areas such as flight training, human factors, leadership, aviation maintenance, safety, technology, virtual reality, air traffic management, urban air mobility, STEM education, and other emerging issues in aviation. This forum is committed to providing a venue for aviation professionals to interact with one another, to explore new ideas, and to build new relationships that result in better training and education.

This year's symposium will be dedicated to the following areas:

  • Flight Training
    • - Ab initio flight training
    • - Advanced flight training
    • - Changes to FAA written exams
    • - Outcomes of ATP-R
    • - Strategies / Successes in mentoring school-age children about aviation careers
  • Urban Air Mobility - Challenges and opportunities for pilots
  • UAS
    • - Training
    • - Implications for pilots
  • Integrated Airspace (Manned vs. Unmanned)
  • NextGen — What's been done and what lies ahead
  • STEM Education
    • - Supporting the next generation of aviation professionals
  • Pilot Supply / Flight Instructor Supply.
  • Professionalism / Leadership.
  • Air Traffic Management
    • - Managing the National Airspace System: What role should government play?
    • - Air Traffic Controller Shortage - Fact or Fiction?
  • Aviation Safety Management Systems
    • - Airlines
    • - FBOs
    • - Incorporating Human Factors
    • - UAS
  • Aviation Maintenance
    • - Maintenance technician shortage
    • - Human factors integration
  • Technology
    • - New technologies for ab initio flight training
    • - Transition to changing technologies
    • - Benefits and drawbacks of automation
  • Cybersecurity
  • Virtual Reality / Augmented Reality / Mixed Reality in Aviation Training

2018 Conference proceedings are available via individual presentation pages (< click here) and the daily agenda links for all presentations including keynote speakers, featured speakers, etc.

2017 Conference proceedings are available via individual presentation pages (< click here) and the daily agenda links for all presentations including keynote speakers, featured speakers, etc.

We are improving this website by adding 2009 - 2015 NTAS conference materials. Enjoy browsing the site while we are under construction.

Browse the contents of National Training Aircraft Symposium (NTAS):

2018 - The Changing Role of the Pilot
2017 - Training Pilots of the Future: Techniques & Technology
2016 - Pilot Supply, Regulatory Compliance, & Training Equipment