CAPA’s first gathering was held on September 11, 2008 in Charlotte, NC. There were mixed emotions regarding scheduling our first meeting on such an important date. After much deliberation, it was unanimously decided to move forward and celebrate the spirit of the U.S. and aviation. It was a great time to band together and network within our industry on a local level.
The turn-out that night was beyond expectation, with 25+ schedulers, dispatchers and vendors in attendance. Soon after, we opened the group up to pilots, maintenance techs, flight attendants – anyone with a connection to business aviation. To date, meetings have been held in Raleigh, Charleston, Greenville, Greensboro, Charlotte and Concord.
With the addition of an annual golf tournament, educational and safety seminars, these have added to the depth of our group.