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CELEBRATING30 YEARS: 1984 - 2014
The Aero Club of Metropolitan Atlanta was founded in 1984 by Lockheed Aircraft Company executives and local business people to serve the aviation community.
On January 5, 2015, Mr. Roberts accepted the position of Regional Administrator for the FAA's Southern Region in Atlanta, GA. In this capacity, Roberts is the principal executive representative for the FAA Administrator and the Agency in the states of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, the territories of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands along with the FAA's Air Traffic Organization's Eastern Service Area.
In December 2010, Roberts was appointed Director, Airspace Services for ATO's Mission Support. In this capacity, he was responsible for Airspace Rules and Regulation, Airspace Redesign/Management Programs, NAS Integration of Unmanned Aircraft Systems, Performance-Based Navigation Procedures, Obstruction Evaluation/Airport Airspace Analysis and Optimization of Airspace and Procedures in Metropolitan Areas.
Previously, Roberts was Director, FAA's Office of Flight Services Program Operations in Washington, DC, responsible for delivery of Flight Service Station (FSS) products in the lower 49 states and Puerto Rico through a performance-based contract with Lockheed Martin Flight Services (LMFS); one of the government's largest A-76 outsourced programs. Additionally, he led the FAA's in-house delivery of all flight services across the State of Alaska.
In 2006, Roberts was appointed Regional Administrator for the Northwest Mountain Region. His responsibilities included representing the Administrator in the region's seven states and the Air Traffic Organization's (ATO) Western Service Area (WSA). The WSA includes the Northwest Mountain Region, FAA's Western-Pacific Region and the State of Alaska - Alaskan Region.
Prior to relocating to Seattle, Roberts was Director of the FAA's Office of Airport Planning and Programming (APP-1) in Washington, DC. He also served as the FAA lead for the Joint Planning and Development Office (JPDO) Airport Integrated Product Team responsible for developing airport capacity to meet aviation demand through the year 2025.
Before joining the FAA in 2004, Roberts served as the Deputy Executive Director for the Louisville (KY) Regional Airport Authority (LRAA), responsible for the Authority's airport planning, engineering, operations (ARFF), information technology and properties divisions. Roberts also had executive management responsibility for Bowman Field, the Authority's general aviation airport.
Roberts was the Vice-President/Executive Director of Government and Technical Affairs for the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (1997-2001), Executive Director for the Colorado DOT-Division of Aeronautics (1989-1997), Director-Regional Aviation Planning for the Denver Regional Council of Governments (1984-1989) and Program Manager/Senior Planner for several aviation consulting firms, specializing in airport planning and design (1977-1984).
A 1,200-hour instrument-rated, commercial pilot, Roberts is a native of Excelsior Springs, Missouri, a member of the FAA's Senior Executive Service (SES) and holds a bachelor's degree in aviation management and a master's degree in aviation safety from Central Missouri State University.
Our December Speaker
Our December speaker was Alan Klapmeier, CEO of One Aviation, shown here receiving The Phoenix Award from Steve Champness, President of the Atlanta Aero Club.
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The Atlanta Aero Club is dedicated to providing a forum for matters affecting aviation in the Atlanta area, both commercial and general; recognizing and awarding those making the greatest contribution to furthering aviation in the Atlanta area; communicating and disseminating information affecting aviation; and promoting all aviation and recognizing its importance to the metropolitan area and to the State of Georgia.
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