2020 Call for Abstracts – for Papers or Presentations

We are pleased to announce the Call for Abstracts (for Papers or Presentations) for the 2020 National Training Aircraft Symposium (NTAS).

We invite abstract proposals based on the topic areas listed below. Additional information is available via the Abstract Information link under the Author Corner. The submission period is June 28 – November 1, 2019.

This year's conference 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?
    • The Air Traffic Controller Shortage – Fact or Fiction?
  • Safety Management Systems integration
    • 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

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) March 20, 2020
(for publishing consideration in peer-reviewed journal)

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