NEXTGEN Aviators

for Airports

NEXTGEN Aviators brings you the public relations solution that you need.

Every airport needs or will benefit from good relations with their community.

Hosting a NEXTGEN Aviators event welcomes your community into your space. It provides you the opportunity and the vehicle to showcase what you offer to the community. Prove to the public and your local leaders how you contribute to and care for your community.

Not just your community, but the entire world of aviation.

Our current and growing shortage of pilots and mechanics is everyone’s problem. You can be part of the solution.

NEXTGEN Aviators is the key to developing our pipeline of future pilots and mechanics. The long-term health of your airport – of every airport – and the entire industry from design to operation requires we work together to solve this shortage. By hosting this event, you connect our nation’s young people with the exciting world of opportunities in aviation and help them dream of what’s possible. You also provide them with local pathways to achieve those dreams.

Not just your community, but the entire world of aviation.

Our current and growing shortage of pilots and mechanics is everyone’s problem. You can be part of the solution.

NEXTGEN Aviators is the key to developing our pipeline of future pilots and mechanics. The long-term health of your airport – of every airport – and the entire industry from design to operation requires we work together to solve this shortage. By hosting this event, you connect our nation’s young people with the exciting world of opportunities in aviation and help them dream of what’s possible. You also provide them with local pathways to achieve those dreams.

Why NEXTGEN Aviators?

Community integration is easier than ever before!

As a company who has operated a small but ever-growing airport for 45 years, we are intimately aware of the challenges you face. We understand the need for and the value of community allies and partners who support you, who understand that your priorities and their priorities do not have to be at odds. We’ve struggled, we’ve learned, and we’ve prospered from those lessons.

We bring those hard-earned lessons to you with NEXTGEN Aviators. By providing an exciting event that engages the entire community – children, teenagers, parents, and businesses – we provide you a ready-made four-day experience. This enables you to spend the four days focused on developing and sustaining deep relationships with community allies and partners.

How Does NEXTGEN Aviators Work?

From marketing to follow-up, we’re providing you a complete kit, which we will manage and handle.

With your coordination, we manage the pre-event media blitz. We manage the event operations. We even provide templates and packages for post-event follow up that will keep your clients and community supporters thinking about you and reflecting upon the wonderful NEXTGEN Aviators experience your airport provided them. This allows you to focus on your priorities – the relationships which pay dividends for years to come; the relationships built upon:
• Experiencing hands-on aircraft maintenance labs learning how aircraft are built and maintained
• Landing, taking off, or maneuvering through the open sky flying the desktop simulators
• Joining in a pre-flight of the Beechcraft King Air with pilots and mechanics who will teach what they inspect before an aircraft takes off into the sky
• Experiencing the exhilaration of flying in the Beechcraft King Air while listening to flight deck operations, as pilots narrate the checklist and explain departure preparations
• Manipulating and observing aircraft system controls and troubleshooting systems to determine problems and faults

    How Does NEXTGEN Aviators Work?

    From marketing to follow-up, we’re providing you a complete kit, which we will manage and handle.

    With your coordination, we manage the pre-event media blitz. We manage the event operations. We even provide templates and packages for post-event follow up that will keep your clients and community supporters thinking about you and reflecting upon the wonderful NEXTGEN Aviators experience your airport provided them. This allows you to focus on your priorities – the relationships which pay dividends for years to come; the relationships built upon:
    • Experiencing hands-on aircraft maintenance labs learning how aircraft are built and maintained
    • Landing, taking off, or maneuvering through the open sky flying the desktop simulators
    • Joining in a pre-flight of the Beechcraft King Air with pilots and mechanics who will teach what they inspect before an aircraft takes off into the sky
    • Experiencing the exhilaration of flying in the Beechcraft King Air while listening to flight deck operations, as pilots narrate the checklist and explain departure preparations
    • Manipulating and observing aircraft system controls and troubleshooting systems to determine problems and faults

      NEXTGEN Aviators

      for Fixed Base Operators

      Why NEXTGEN Aviators?

      The local media will publish interviews describing your community focus and vision for the workforce. Participants who attend the event will be thrilled at what they learn and will have a positive impression of your business. These activities will develop lasting relationships with your local community as they learn about aviation and the impact you have on the local economy. Strangers will become friends and advocates. The complainers and the critics will be silenced by the excitement and interest of the community. Developers will give up trying to close you down. Local young people will be eager to work for you in the months and years to come. It will be evident you are an integral part of the local economy. You will be viewed as a valuable partner and will feel confident in your future at the airport. Your public relations problems will be over.

      Why NEXTGEN Aviators?

      The local media will publish interviews describing your community focus and vision for the workforce. Participants who attend the event will be thrilled at what they learn and will have a positive impression of your business. These activities will develop lasting relationships with your local community as they learn about aviation and the impact you have on the local economy. Strangers will become friends and advocates. The complainers and the critics will be silenced by the excitement and interest of the community. Developers will give up trying to close you down. Local young people will be eager to work for you in the months and years to come. It will be evident you are an integral part of the local economy. You will be viewed as a valuable partner and will feel confident in your future at the airport. Your public relations problems will be over.

      How does NEXTGEN Aviators work for you, the FBO?

      How many in your community understand what your company provides? Do they think of you as a commodity – as something or someone who is interchangeable? Or do they recognize you as a unique value – as something or someone who is not easily replaced?

      Community perception matters. A community that understands not only what you do, but also understands how valuable your operations are is a community that CAN support you. But that’s only half the battle. Having a community see you as a partner – someone who is invested in their success as much as your own – is a community that DOES support you.

      With your coordination, we manage pre-event media, including interviews and articles describing the NEXTGEN Aviators event, your company’s key partnership, and your community focus and vision for the local workforce. We provide the framework and energy from which you benefit.

      We deliver an exceptional event. We all know that exceptional and emotional events have a lasting impact on us. By partnering with NEXTGEN Aviators and providing this type of event, you are providing your guests and community with an event which exceeds their expectations. Participants will be thrilled, and they will associate their exceptional experience with your business. From here, you can develop lasting relationships, which further deepen their impression of you, of aviation, and of what impact you have on the local economy. How?

      We provide templates and packages for post-event follow up. This helps you keep your new community champions thinking about you and reflecting upon the wonderful experience they had with NEXTGEN Aviators at your airport. It helps you turn former strangers into some of your best business advocates. And by helping make local young people become eager to work in the aviation industry, your company becomes a key stakeholder and influencer in maintaining a healthy industry.

      See the Community Deliverables
      • Board a vintage World War-II era DC-3 and learn about an iconic piece of history

      • Experience hands-on aircraft maintenance labs learning how aircraft are built and maintained

      • Land, takeoff, or maneuver through the open sky flying out custom-built desktop simulators

      • Join in a pre-flight of the Beechcraft King Air with pilots and mechanics who teach what they inspect before an aircraft takes off into the sky

      • Experience the exhilarating sensation of flying in the Beechcraft King Air while listening in on what’s happening on the flight deck, as pilots explain departure preparations and narrate the checklist

      • Manipulate and observe aircraft system controls and troubleshooting systems to determine problems and faults

      • Connect with local aviation education and employment resources that provide outstanding opportunities to the next generation and which are key to maintaining a healthy aviation industry

      How does NEXTGEN Aviators work for you, the FBO?

      How many people in your community understand what your company provides? Do they think of you as a commodity – as something or someone who is interchangeable? Or do they recognize you as a unique value – as something or someone who is not easily replaced?

      With your coordination, we manage pre-event media – including interviews and articles describing the NEXTGEN Aviators event, your company’s key partnership, and your community focus and vision for the local workforce. We provide the framework and energy from which you benefit.

      We deliver an exceptional experience – We all know exceptional and emotional events have a lasting impact on us. By partnering with NEXTGEN Aviators, you are granting your guests and community with just such an experience. Participants’ expectations are exceeded, and they are thrilled by their aviation encounter. They will associate these positive emotions with your business, enabling you to develop lasting positive relationships, and communicate your values and the value and impact you and aviation have on the local economy.

      NEXTGEN Aviators does all this for you?

      It’s simple! You partner with us and connect us with area associates who help host the event. We partner with you and them to provide your community the opportunity to:

      • Experience hands-on aircraft maintenance labs learning how aircraft are built and maintained
      • Land, takeoff, or maneuver through the open sky flying out custom-built desktop simulators
      • Join in a pre-flight of the Beechcraft King Air with pilots and mechanics who teach what they inspect before an aircraft takes off into the sky
      • Experience the exhilarating sensation of flying in the Beechcraft King Air while listening in on what’s happening on the flight deck, as pilots explain departure preparations and narrate the checklist
      • Manipulate and observe aircraft system controls and troubleshooting systems to determine problems and faults
      • Connect with local aviation education and employment resources that provide outstanding opportunities to the next generation and which are key to maintaining a healthy aviation industry

      This incredibly unique opportunity you’re helping provide serves your community youth, your community businesses, your airport, and your FBO, not to mention the entire aviation and aerospace industry. So, partner with us and help make their dreams a reality and your business stronger.

      Case Studies

      Michael Stoltzfus

      Michael is the President and CEO of Dynamic Aviation and has been in aviation his entire life. As an accomplished pilot and entrepreneur, he has years of experience in community relations. Dynamic Aviation owns and operates from its privately-owned airport in Bridgewater, VA.

      Before:

      Due to our lack of effective engagement, our community didn’t have a strong sense of the value we add to our community and our local economy. They didn’t understand how us growing our business benefited those beyond our property line. Even those closest to the airport were generally unaware of what we do or the impact we have, both locally and globally. This lack of awareness and understanding all added up to a community that was not enthusiastic about new buildings and expansion. It also contributed to greater challenges for our HR team, in recruiting and hiring local talent.

      Then we invited the public to events at our airport which were exciting, interactive, and engaging. Our Fall Flyover and our 50th Anniversary Celebrations were game-changers.

      After:

      Now, our community knows and understands us better, as we do them. We have rapport because we have relationships.

      Sharing these events and providing these experiences enabled us to engage with them in a profound way. Meaningful conversations developed into helpful collaboration. Those events continue to pay tremendous dividends in dialogue, and the invested capital has become increased capability.

      • We have the capability to grow and expand, because our community understands us better. Because we are already engaged in dialogue, we receive greater support for our expansion and growth. They feel they are a part the team, not outsiders
      • We have increased our capability to recruit local talent, as many community members have become brand ambassadors
      • And, as an unexpected benefit, we witnessed remarkable relationships being built and strengthened as our people worked together to deliver these events. We see increased capability in our organizational teams, delivering greater efficacy, companywide

      Community goodwill is like a well of water. You either invest the time and money to develop and build it before you need it; or, you wait until you’re thirsty to start building

      Michael said:

      “As a rapidly growing manufacturing and flight operations business, we face many of the same challenges any busy and growing airport owner or operator does. And just like you, we are focused on strengthening and building our business and our airport. But if we are to serve society well and grow responsibly, we must address and resolve common concerns by working closely with our communities, not just within them.

      Previously, we were not reaching out to the people affected by our airport’s activities in any meaningful way. We were extremely focused on building our business, and not focused nearly enough on how to properly interact and connect with our community. We didn’t understand or appreciate how we needed to better care for our neighbors, to ensure they knew they were respected and valued by hearing and addressing their concerns. This significantly hindered us, almost to our peril.

      A friend familiar with our public relations challenges suggested we hold an open house-type event to introduce Dynamic Aviation to our local citizens. We followed his advice. I now share his advice with you and recommend this to any airport that wants to significantly improve community interactions!

      Those we would have previously called neighbors we now call friends, ambassadors, and advocates. This kind of event sows the seeds from which you will reap the harvest for the next 50 years. You know in your heart that you need to connect with your community, and this is the method.”

      Michael Stoltzfus

      Michael is the President and CEO of Dynamic Aviation and has been in aviation his entire life. As an accomplished pilot and entrepreneur, he has years of experience in community relations. Dynamic Aviation owns and operates from its privately-owned airport in Bridgewater, VA.

      Before:

      Due to our lack of effective engagement, our community didn’t have a strong sense of the value we add to our community and our local economy. They didn’t understand how us growing our business benefited those beyond our property line. Even those closest to the airport were generally unaware of what we do or the impact we have, both locally and globally. This lack of awareness and understanding all added up to a community that was not enthusiastic about new buildings and expansion. It also contributed to greater challenges for our HR team, in recruiting and hiring local talent.

      Then we invited the public to events at our airport which were exciting, interactive, and engaging. Our Fall Flyover and our 50th Anniversary Celebrations were game-changers.

      After:

      Now, our community knows and understands us better, as we do them. We have rapport because we have relationships.

      Sharing these events and providing these experiences enabled us to engage with them in a profound way. Meaningful conversations developed into helpful collaboration. Those events continue to pay tremendous dividends in dialogue, and the invested capital has become increased capability.

      • We have the capability to grow and expand, because our community understands us better. Because we are already engaged in dialogue, we receive greater support for our expansion and growth. They feel they are a part the team, not outsiders
      • We have increased our capability to recruit local talent, as many community members have become brand ambassadors
      • And, as an unexpected benefit, we witnessed remarkable relationships being built and strengthened as our people worked together to deliver these events. We see increased capability in our organizational teams, delivering greater efficacy, companywide

      Community goodwill is like a well of water. You either invest the time and money to develop and build it before you need it; or, you wait until you’re thirsty to start building

      Michael said:

      “As a rapidly growing manufacturing and flight operations business, we face many of the same challenges any busy and growing airport owner or operator does. And just like you, we are focused on strengthening and building our business and our airport. But if we are to serve society well and grow responsibly, we must address and resolve common concerns by working closely with our communities, not just within them.

      Previously, we were not reaching out to the people affected by our airport’s activities in any meaningful way. We were extremely focused on building our business, and not focused nearly enough on how to properly interact and connect with our community. We didn’t understand or appreciate how we needed to better care for our neighbors, to ensure they knew they were respected and valued by hearing and addressing their concerns. This significantly hindered us, almost to our peril.

      A friend familiar with our public relations challenges suggested we hold an open house-type event to introduce Dynamic Aviation to our local citizens. We followed his advice. I now share his advice with you and recommend this to any airport that wants to significantly improve community interactions!

      Those we would have previously called neighbors we now call friends, ambassadors, and advocates. This kind of event sows the seeds from which you will reap the harvest for the next 50 years. You know in your heart that you need to connect with your community, and this is the method.”

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