Summer Conference     June 2nd 2017    Kearney Holiday Inn

Lt. Col Kevin Sweeney

Lt. Col Kevin Sweeney

 Kevin Sweeney is a combat veteran having flown missions in both Vietnam and Desert Storm. He spent 23 years in the Air Force and Air National Guard attaining the rank of Lt. Colonel and is the recipient of the United States Air Force Distinguished Flying Cross, a medal awarded to fewer than 1% of pilots.  He is also the author of two books. Kevin is the only pilot to have landed a plane successfully with the 2 engines ripped off the left wing during a night combat mission in Desert Storm.  His flight has been featured in Readers Digest and has been a featured segment on the A&E channel. Additionally, he has a business background working as an executive in sales and operations and he currently serves as the volunteer president of a local nonprofit that supports wounded military.

Pressure Cooker Confidence is what we all need in Transportation.

Our Afternoon offers one of two choices:


  #1.  1:00 – 3:00   Chuck Harwell with Weldon Parts Company will be instructing a brake foundation class

The class will also offer a certification for attendees and complies with the Transportation Maintenance Counsel’s recommended practice #618 and federal law. We will have a training session with Jeff Stricklen from Timkin Company on wheel bearing installation and adjustment procedure.

These will be great classes for technicians, mechanics, and anyone who oversees these processes.


#2. 1:00 – 2:00 Ken Meyers a 46 year teaching and  school bus driving veteran  will speak to us about

                                   traumatized students and how to work with them.

                                  For the past 15 years he has taught at YRTC during the summer.

                                   Considering the statistics that 25% of students today fall into this category he has

                                  much to teach us.


      2:00 – 3:00  Round Table discussions.

       Please come with questions to ask and ideas to share on these three topics.

  1.       Dealing with Behaviors
  2.        Building a safety work environment
  3.       Wi-Fi on the school bus.


       3:00 Close and drawing.