The Future of Friendly Skies 2022

Pacific Northwest Advanced Aerial Mobility Summit & Leadership Reception

Join David Fleckenstein and Robin Toth at the Northwest’s growing gathering of Advanced Aerial Mobility enthusiasts!

Our AAM collaborators are continuing to work together to find a path forward for AAM implementations that meet the needs of the communities where we live, work, and play. This year’s Summit and Workshop is part of our Future of Friendly Skies series. For 2022, our annual Summit and Workshop is followed by our AAM Leadership Reception, featuring exhibits from our sponsors and collaborators, including digital mapping innovators and community organizations that use AAM to advance their missions.

Both events require registration and the Summit and Workshop is offered at no charge. While we are unable to offer a vehicle Expo this year, we will be featuring sponsors and partners in the exhibit hall as part of the Leadership Reception. We also warmly welcome the cadets of the Washington Wing of the Civil Air Patrol, our United States Air Force Auxiliary.

Pacific Northwest Advanced Aerial Mobility Summit & Workshop

THURSDAY, September 29, 2022 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Join our multi-lateral interregional working group for our third-annual Advanced Air Mobility Summit, cooperatively delivered with AUVSI Cascade and the Community Air Mobility Initiative. This is the first year that the Summit will be open to anyone who wishes to participate and our in-person venue at the Museum of Flight provides plenty of space for attendees to collaborate and engage. Our agenda features networking breaks with coffee and refreshments to keep you engaged all afternoon in the sunny and bright View Lounge!

Summit Agenda

CAMI and ACES Northwest Network

David Fleckenstein, Director
Washington State Department of Transportation Aviation Division

Opportunities and Challenges
Advanced Air Mobility is defined by NASA as an air transportation system that moves people and cargo between places not previously served or underserved by aviation using new aircraft that are only just now becoming possible. These aircraft and use cases may serve local, regional, intraregional, urban and rural areas. New technologies offer new opportunities, but also create challenges. This session will introduce the state of the industry as well as some of the opportunities and challenges. 

SESSION NOTES: This session will include a presentation with panel discussion and Q&A. Panelists will cover state of the industry, infrastructure, institutional readiness, economic impacts. 

Community Integration and Placemaking
Traditionally, aviation as a mode of transportation has operated separately from other modes of transportation. However, Advanced Air Mobility envisions the integration of aviation into transportation systems. To date, AAM has been an industry-led technology push market. This session will look at the various aspects of integrating aviation into a multimodal transportation system. 

SESSION NOTES: This session will include a presentation with panel discussion and Q&A. Panelists will cover community and city planning and integration, urban operations, land use, and community engagement. 


Compelling Opportunities for a First Deployment

Successful deployment of AAM will depend on multiple factors including availability of necessary infrastructure and high value use cases. This session will cover the development of the aircraft and use cases that we can expect to see as the first commercial operations. 

Session Notes: This session will include a presentation with panel discussion and Q&A. Panelists will cover emergency response, medical use cases, natural disaster, cargo delivery, electrification of existing short routes. 

Collaboration for Action

What opportunities does AAM offer the PNW region? What existing problems could AAM solve? How can the Pacific Northwest region work together to develop an advanced air mobility infrastructure and operations network that will address its primary goals and concerns around transportation, economic development and equity? In this session, agency leaders will offer their thoughts to these questions. Following that, the participants will break into topic groups to further brainstorm these issues. 

SESSION NOTES: This session will begin with a presentation and panel discussion, followed with break-out discussions at topic tables.  


Registration for the Summit is offered at no charge thanks to the ongoing support of contributors to CAMI and the ACES Northwest Network.

Pacific Northwest Advanced Aerial Mobility Leadership Reception

Thursday, September 29, 2022 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Leadership Reception Keynote
Robin Toth
, Governor’s Sector Lead
Washington State Department of Commerce

We warmly welcome anyone to attend the Reception! Registration for the Leadership Reception includes access to the Museum, complimentary hors hors d’oeuvres, and three hours of connecting and learning with AAM executives, leaders, and our exhibitors, including the Civil Air Patrol.

Our program will begin at 5:30 p.m. and reception attendees will receive a special overview of the Summit with an opportunity to provide feedback and perspectives publicly throughout the event.

This event is made possible by Supernal in cooperation with CAMI and the ACES Northwest Network.

Registration for the Leadership Reception is complimentary courtesy of Supernal.


September 29, 2022


Museum of Flight at Boeing Field



Scott Kuznicki