Build­ing upon its inau­gur­al con­fer­ence in Feb­ru­ary 2020, the Ohio Air Mobil­i­ty Sym­po­sium has announced its first webi­nar series will take place on Wednes­day, July 14th.

Enti­tled ‘Ohio’s Air Trans­porta­tion Rev­o­lu­tion’, the first two-hour ses­sion from 1.30pm‑3.30pm ET is called ‘Chart­ing a Path towards Inte­grat­ing Advanced Avi­a­tion Solu­tions in the Com­mu­ni­ty’.

It will fea­ture pan­el­lists from acad­e­mia, state and local gov­ern­ment, air­port plan­ning and indus­try, who will dis­cuss how the state is well posi­tioned to design and deploy advanced air mobil­i­ty solu­tions and cap­i­talise on the eco­nom­ic ben­e­fits of the grow­ing ecosys­tem.

Con­firmed to speak at the event includes Yolan­ka Wulff, Co-Exec­u­tive Direc­tor of the Com­mu­ni­ty Air Mobil­i­ty Ini­tia­tive (CAMI), Adri­enne Lind­gren of Hyundai Urban Air Mobil­i­ty, Fred Jud­son of Ohio’s Depart­ment of Trans­porta­tion’s UAS Cen­tre and. Dr. Amber Wood­burn McNair from Ohio State Uni­ver­si­ty.

Pri­ma­ry focus

Set­ting the roadmap and strat­e­gy

Build­ing cohe­sion amongst part­ners and Ohio indus­try

Draw­ing in new mem­bers of air mobil­i­ty indus­try

Explain­ing how AAM will change trans­porta­tion on a fun­da­men­tal lev­el

Inform­ing the pub­lic of the rapid growth of air mobil­i­ty and mile­stones

Gain­ing get pub­lic accep­tance behind the ini­tia­tives & focus­es

Sec­ondary Focus

How air mobil­i­ty changes the trans­porta­tion land­scape

State & local part­ner­ship teams

Infra­struc­ture teams

Soci­etal ben­e­fits

Major pub­lic per­cep­tion chal­lenges

AAM is not just pas­sen­ger & pri­vate ser­vices

Make it a pitch to the pub­lic

We’re in the ear­ly stages of under­stand­ing this and want to engage cus­tomers

Pub­licly mind­ed com­mu­ni­ca­tion exer­cise

Should be Ohio and trans­porta­tion focus

Accord­ing to a new report by Crown Con­sult­ing, Ohio can expect more than $13 bil­lion in eco­nom­ic activ­i­ty over the next 25 years if it takes tar­get­ed steps to sup­port the growth of an advanced autonomous air­craft sec­tor.

The state is one of the busier states in the USA when it comes to advanced air mobil­i­ty. A ground­break­ing cer­e­mo­ny to build an urban air mobil­i­ty sim­u­la­tor at Spring­field-Beck­ley Air­port took place in Decem­ber 2020 dur­ing AFWERX Accel­er­ate, which includ­ed BETA Tech­nolo­gies and Joby Avi­a­tion.

Dis­cus­sions are also in place with the city of Hill­wood, Ghost­wave, and Par­allex Advanced Research to inte­grate AAM sens­ing tech­nolo­gies into LIFT Aircraft’s HEXA eVTOL for med­ical emer­gency mis­sions.

Addi­tion­al­ly, Ohio Unmanned Air­craft Sys­tems Cen­ter of the Ohio Depart­ment of Trans­porta­tion is one of four US states which will be work­ing with NASA as part of a series of work­shops to help gov­ern­ments pre­pare their trans­port plans to include car­go-car­ry­ing drone and pas­sen­ger-car­ry­ing air taxi ser­vices.

Those inter­est­ed in the vir­tu­al webi­nar, which is free to attend, can reg­is­ter their details by click­ing here. Any­one hav­ing issues with reg­is­tra­tion can email Scott Wilder at