The NEC/AAAE Snow Symposium is proud to announce a new award for the 2016-2017 season. The HEAVY HITTER award is designed to recognize an individual for their integral efforts as a part of your snow removal operations over this past season. The uniqueness of this awards lies in the merits of how it is awarded. A nominee could be virtually anyone on your staff: an operator who went above and beyond the call of duty, someone who effectively trained new personnel within your operation, an individual who sacrificed for others, or even someone in an administrative role who made sure that uniforms were cleaned and hot meals on the ready. The nominee is truly an individual in your operation who was able to take some of the burden off of you as a supervisor and be a HEAVY HITTER for the team. We are asking that you pleasesubmit a nomination from your airport for this award.
Deadline for submission is Friday, April 7th. Please return submissions to: email@example.com
The recipient will be based solely on supervisor nomination/merit and NOT the size of the airport or the amount of snowfall that they receive. Please encourage any other airports that you have contact with (large or small) to nominate someone if they have a deserving individual.
May 3, 2016
On April 23–27, 2016, the Northeast Chapter of the American Association of Airport Executives (NEC/AAAE) celebrated the 50th Anniversary of the International Aviation Snow Symposium in Buffalo, NY. As part of the festivities, the very first Snow Plow Rodeo and BBQ was held on Wednesday the 27th at the Buffalo Niagara International Airport.
Competitors were judged on how well they prepared their snow plow for the course. Then, they were timed as they manuevered their way through a challenging course that included obstacles that are encountered during snow plowing events at airports.
The drivers competed for cash prizes, plaques and a free registration for the 2017 I.A.S.S. Prizes for first place included the Grand Prize, one set of snow plow blades for the winner’s airport provided by the primary sponsor of the rodeo, Kueper North America. The BBQ was sponsored by Delaware North.
The top three competitor’s were . . .
1st place: Michael Shirk, Pittsburgh International Airport. $300 in cash, a free registration for the 51st I.A.S.S. and the Kueper Snow plow blades for his employer.
2nd place: Matt Wilson, Cincinnati / Northern Kentucky International Airport. $200 in cash.
3rd Place: Christopher McBride, Buffalo Niagara International Airport. $100 in cash.
“Our very first Snow Plow Rodeo and BBQ was a huge success,” said Joe Guarino, chairman of the I.A.S.S. “We had 25 competitors, over 200 spectators, the weather was perfect, the BBQ was incredible, it couldn’t of gone any better.”
For more information please contact Event Manager Jamie Mayer at 315-401-0676 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information on the 51st I.A.S.S. visit www.snowsymposium.org
In late February, when much of the country was being slammed with constant snowfall and below average temperatures, the Boston area was especially hard hit. ABC affiliate WMUR 9 went behind the scenes at the Manchester - Boston Regional Airport to capture the airport’s crew as they worked around the clock to stay one step ahead of Mother Nature. Carl Braley, Jr., co-chair of the I.A.S.S. and Superintendent of Airport Maintenance at MHT was featured in the story.
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On April 18, 2015, Buffalo’s most exciting wine tasting, food and shopping festival will be at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center. The Buffalo Wine Festival is a wonderful opportunity to taste and enjoy regional wines from more than 30 of New York State’s finest wineries. Enjoy live music while you shop for unique gifts and household treasures from an enticing mix of local, craft businesses. Every ticket holder gets a keepsake wine glass, and samples from all the wineries and food vendors.
If you enjoy pleasing your palette, the Buffalo Wine Festival is the place to be. There's plenty of parking and the price is right. For more information visit www.buffalowinefestival.com.
The 49th Annual NEC/AAAE International Aviation Snow Symposium, presented by the Northeast Chapter of the American Association of Airport Executives and the Buffalo Niagara International Airport, will be April 18-22, 2015 in Buffalo, NY.This year, the International Snow Symposium will be presenting its first Operator of the Year Award.
May 5, 2016
On April 23-27, history was made when a record number 877 attendees celebrated an incredible milestone, the 50th anniversary of the International Aviation Snow Symposium (I.A.S.S) presented by the Northeast Chapter of the American Association of Airport Executives (NEC/AAAE)
Sponsored by the Buffalo Niagara International Airport, Flex-O-Lite and OSHKOSH Airport Products, and focused exclusively on airfield snow removal and winter operations, the event was held for the 31st consecutive year in Buffalo, NY. The Buffalo Niagara Convention Center was filled with gigantic, state-of-the-art snow machines, as well as a variety of other snow removal equipment, services and solutions.
The 50th I.A.S.S. offered specialized classes in winter operations such as the A.A.A.E. accredited Snow Academy and the Airport Safety and Operations Specialist School, four informative, entertaining and enlightening General Sessions, plus the Balchen\Post, Operator of the Year, Legacy Equipment and Idea Corner awards.
Keynote Speaker First Sergeant Matt Eversmann, hero of the film Black Hawk Down, wowed the record crowd with a powerful and inspirational presentation based on his experience at the Battle of Mogadishu. Attendees thoroughly enjoyed the first I.A.S.S. Snow Plow Rodeo and BBQ, as well as the Snow Symposium Museum featuring various memorabilia from the first 50 years of the event.
“I can’t thank all of our sponsors, committee members, volunteers and every single attendee enough for making the 50th Snow Symposium the best one ever! The event more than lived up to the theme...’Innovate. Celebrate. Educate.’ said Joe Guarino, chair the I.A.S.S. committee. “We’ve already put the wheels in motion to have another incredible Snow Symposium next year!’
Visit www.snowsymposium.org or call Show Manager Jamie Mayer at 315-401-0676 to find out how you can be part of the 51st NEC/AAAE International Aviation Snow Symposium.
The International Aviation Snow Symposium provides a forum for the exchange of ideas and lively discussions on equipment, snow removal techniques, the latest communications, safety, environmental and personnel trends in the industry, as well as the financial considerations of winter operations.
Perfect Landing Media, a full-service advertising and integrated marketing agency that specializes in aviation product marketing, recently launched this brand new version of this website for the 47th Annual International Aviation Snow Symposium. Presented by the Northeast Chapter of the American Association of Airport Executives, the Snow Symposium is the airport industry's largest gathering of its kind. Focused exclusively on airfield snow removal and winter operations, this year's event will have hundreds of attendees from countries around the world.
The 52nd Annual NEC/AAAE International Aviation Snow Symposium sponsorship levels and exhibitor floor plan are now available. To secure your sponsorship and exhibitor space please contact Jamie Mayer at (315) 401-0676 or by emailing email@example.com
A new non-equipment year floor plan will be implemented this year, featuring 3 interactive displays in the center of the show floor. One of these displays will feature a larger and more visible Idea Corner. Additional information on the displays will be posted as details become available.
Sponsorship levels can be found here. Package deals are available upon request. Previous year sponsors have right of first refusal until November 30, 2017 at which time the remaining opportunities and booth space will be for general registration.
Exhibit rates for the 2018 Non-Equipment year are as follows:
Single booth with 2 registrations: $1800.00
Double booth with 2 registrations: $2800.00
Double booth with 4 registrations: $3500.00
Exhibitor NO Booth - $900
Extra Exhibitor Employee Full - $550
Extra Exhibitor Employee Daily - $200