April 30 – May 3: Educational Program | May 1 - 3: Exhibits

John Walker

Senior Partner
The Padina Group


John has 52 years of aviation experience in air traffic control, airspace management and airport development skills. John’s career includes thirty-two years with the United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). His last assignment was served as the FAA’s Program Director of Airspace Management, responsible for management of all civil airspace within the United States. Prior to this assignment John was the Eastern Region Air Traffic Division Manager, responsible for air traffic operations in the Northeast Corridor. Additionally, John served as the Co-Chairperson of RTCA Special Committee 203, developing industry recommended standards for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS). He currently participates with the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) Industry Advisory Committee and the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) UAS Committee. In addition, John serves on the ICAO RPAS Panel as a member of the United States FAA Delegation, as well as being the Chairperson of the ISO UAS Committee (ISO TC20/SC16).


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