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2023 Reading Aviation Career Fair

Hosted by the Reading Airport & The Reading Aero Club

OCT 21st


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- One Airplane Ride - Swag Bags - VIP Tours - VIP Meet & Greets

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Reading Aviation Festival & Career Fair
Reading Aviation Festival & Career Fair
Oct 21, 2023, 9:00 AM
Reading Regional Airport Terminal Bldg.
Free & Open to the public! Recruiting Opportunities! Join us for the 2nd annual Career Fair! RSVP Online Today! RSVP Online to be entered to win: One Airplane Ride - Swag Bags - VIP Tours - VIP Meet & Greets


OCT 21st 2023

9:00am - 5:00pm

  • Aviation Fair 

  • Aircraft Static Displays

  • Aircraft Fly Overs

9:00am -


  • Career Fair

9:00am -

  • Seminars

    9:00am – 10:00am Public Benefit Flying
    10:00am – 10:30am Is Air Traffic Control for you?
    10:30am – 11:30am You Can Be a Pilot: Great Experiences, Great Adventures
    1:00pm – 2:00pm Airline Pilot Career Considerations
    2:00pm – 2:30pm Career Opportunities as an Aviation Maintenance Technician
    2:30pm – 3:30pm Drones 101: Ups and Downs of the New Technology

12:00pm -


  • Live Music: (Brass Pocket Band) 


  • Aviation Career Fair Ends


The Venue

Reading Regional Airport

Terminal Building

2501 Bernville Rd,

Reading PA 19605

Reading Regional Airport is a full-service transportation center serving a growing part of Southeastern Pennsylvania.  Located on Rt. 183 northwest of Reading – it’s easy to reach from all directions.


Reading is a refreshing place to start a trip...convenient, uncrowded, and friendly.

The Venue

The Speakers


Justin W. Madden

“Career Opportunities as an Aviation Maintenance Technician”


Justin Madden is the Managing Director, Engineering & Maintenance for Airlines for America (A4A), the trade association that represents airlines. He brings over two decades of airline and government affairs experience to his role, where he directs and manages the technical activities at A4A in the areas of engineering and maintenance. He also collaborates with aviation industry stakeholders to advance A4A’s mission.

Zackary J. Tempesco

“Drones 101: Ups and Downs of the New Technology” 

Zack serves as the Airport Director, Reading Regional Airport Authority. He volunteers as a FAA FAASTeam Drone Pro and holds Multi-Engine Commercial, CFI and Remote Pilot Certificates. Zack started flying at the Kutztown Airport and went on to receive a Bachelor of Science in Aviation Management from Florida Institute of Technology. Other airport experience includes time at the Philadelphia International Airport in Airport Operations/Security. He started at the Reading Regional Airport in 2017 as Director of Operations.

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John Sibole, Director of Aviation - Eastern Mennonite University at Lancaster

“Public Benefit Flying”


John Sibole was an Air Force fighter pilot, worked as a Research Engineer for Lycoming Engines,

and had a 30-year career as a pilot at a major airline, including serving as a Check Airman,

training and testing pilots in the Boeing 737. Before joining EMU he served for eight years as an

Inspector at the Federal Aviation Administration. He has a degree in Mechanical Engineering

from Lehigh University and holds an FAA Mechanic Certificate with Inspection Authorization.

John directs, and teaches in, the aviation program at Eastern Mennonite University at


Captain Jayson Baron

“Airline Pilot Career Considerations”


36-year veteran of United & Continental Airlines.  Currently a Captain on the Boeing 777-200/300 flying world-wide operations.  Former Airline Pilots Association (Pilot Union) LEC Chairman/Captain Representative and member of the Board of Directors.  Owns a high-level General Aviation simulator and provide training, career counseling, and mentorship services to aspiring career pilots.  Treasurer & Executive Board Member of Let Experienced Pilots Fly Inc., a non-profit organization lobbying Congress to raise the mandatory pilot retirement age from 65 to 67.

Allen Fritz

Is Air Traffic Control for you?

After working at Reading Tower for 30 years, Allen Fritz is now retired from air traffic control. His career began in the time of the great Reading Airshows, the inception of World War II Weekend, and daily commercial air travel from Reading Regional Airport. Allen visited more than a dozen other towers to observe their equipment and procedures in action, including Dallas-Fort Worth, Chicago-O’hare, Philadelphia, Santa Monica, Washington National, and others closer to home. The growth of remote-piloted vehicles (commonly called drones), commercial space flight and artificial intelligence are reshaping the air traffic control environment. Undoubtedly, a challenging and dynamic career awaits the next generation of air traffic controllers. Sound Interesting?

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Michelle Siejak, Recruitment Specialist - Eastern Mennonite University at Lancaster

“Public Benefit Flying”


Michelle's recruitment portfolio includes all undergraduate degrees, including Leadership and Organizational Management with an Aviation Concentration, and graduate teacher education at EMU Lancaster. In addition, she is responsible for early enrollment for high school juniors and seniors, and the nurse aide training course.

Prior to joining EMU Lancaster, Michelle spent 20 years in the healthcare industry as an Employment Recruiter, Human Resource Manager, and Marketing Manager. She resides in Lancaster County with her husband.


Michelle earned an AA degree in General Studies and an AA degree in Social Sciences from Harrisburg Area Community College, and graduated with a BS in Leadership and Organizational Management at EMU. She is currently enrolled at West Chester University pursuing an MS degree in Human Resources.


Michelle's professional memberships include American Business Women's Association/LAEN Chapter, previous liaison and board member of the Lancaster Chamber Discovering Paths Mentor Program, and advisory board member with the Lancaster County Career & Technology Center CNA Occupational Advisory Board. She is also a member of Lancaster SHRM, and serves on the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee.

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Drew Myers

“You Can Be a Pilot: Great Experiences, Great Adventures”


Drew is the manager of the You Can Fly Flying Clubs Initiative at AOPA where he helps newly forming and existing flying clubs succeed all over the United States. Drew began flying as a teenager and is now an active member of the Free State Flying Club located in College Park, Maryland. Aviation has been Drew’s passion ever since he got a ride in a small plane to earn his Aviation Merit Badge with the Boy Scouts as a freshman in high school. Currently, Drew is an active instrument rated commercial pilot, advanced ground instructor, and FAASTeam Representative with the Baltimore FSDO. Having the opportunity to share aviation with others is very important to Drew, he has taken over 100 non-pilot passengers up for their first ride in GA aircraft.

Aircraft Hangar

The 2023 Exhibitors

Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA)

American Airlines

Aviation Institute of Maintenance (AIM)

Chester County Aviation
Civil Air Patrol
Community College of Beaver County (CCBC)
County of Berks
Duncan Aviation
Endeavor Air

Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Chapter #321

FAA Safety Team
Gleim Aviation

Latino Pilots Association

Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC)

Mid-Atlantic Air Museum

Infinity Flight Group

Pennsylvania Air National Guard 193rd Wing

Pennsylvania College of Technology
Pennsylvania State Police
Piedmont Airlines
Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics (PIA)
Quest Diagnostics
Reading Aero Club
Republic Airways
Steve's Landavator Service
TranSystems (Airport Engineering)
United States Coast Guard

United States Navy

United States Air Force

University of Maryland Eastern Shore

Warren County Community College

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