Saturday, November 4th from 1 – 8 p.m.
APP Jet Center Hayward Airport, 21889 Skywest Drive, Hayward, CA 94541

A gathering of Diamond Aircraft community enthusiasts and experts. Learn about the latest in aircraft training, maintenance, financing, insurance, taxation and avionics.

The Diamond Fleet will be on display and available to demo Friday, November 3 through Sunday, November 5.

Schedule of Events
November 4

1200  Welcome/Registration

1300  Transforming to a Twin — John Ewing

1345  DS-B: Meet the Mandate — William Hawkes

1445  Rent, Buy or Share — Scott Horton

1545  Aircraft Financing — Jim Blessing

1645  Diamond Aircraft Update — Scott McFadzean

1730  Q&A: Diamond Management/Customer Support

1830  Dinner with Flying Friends


JohnJohn R. Ewing — Gold Seal CFI, CFII, MEI, ATP, CE510S

John is a flight instructor, author, designated pilot examiner, and avid bicyclist. The author of four Concise Guide books: IFR, Diamond DA40-180, Diamond DA42, and Citation Mustang, John will discuss the best way to transition to a twin engine. You can ask him anything about flying — or cycling!

willWilliam Hawkes — Customer Support Manager, Diamond Aircraft

Will Hawkes joined Diamond in 2005. He holds a Transport Canada AME (M1) and CPL. Prior to joining Diamond, he worked as an aircraft maintenance engineer (A&P) on various piston and turbine fixed wing aircraft. In this conversation with Will, you’ll find out what you need to know about the ADS-B mandate that takes effect January 1, 2020—the requirements and your options for compliance.

Scott HScott Horton — Attorney, CPA

Scott will share his professional and personal expertise as an instrument and commercial rated pilot, aircraft owner, attorney, and certified public accountant. His law practice deals exclusively with taxation and legal issues related to aircraft ownership. He provides tax and aviation law advice to clients nationwide.

JimJim Blessing — Vice President, Airfleet Capital, Inc.

Jim will explain full detail on aircraft financing—your payment options, lenders vs. bank financing, current rate market, credit review, sample terms and financing tips for fast turnaround. A private pilot with a background in finance, Jim has spent his entire career in the aviation industry. He loves talking with clients about flying.

Scott MScott McFadzean — Chief Operating Officer, Diamond Aircraft

A member of Diamond’s management team since 2006, Scott graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Administrative and Commercial Studies/Commercial Aviation Management from the University of Western Ontario, including Commercial Multi-IFR. He also holds MBAs in International Business from Georgetown and ESADE Business School in Spain. Scott will provide an update on the latest Diamond innovations. He loves talking with clients about flying.

RSVP Today

Spaces for this FREE, invitation-only event are limited, so please include a demo request in the “comments” section of your RSVP.


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