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HAI’s Matt Zuccaro Guest Speaker at June 7 Meeting

Matt Zuccaro, President, Helicopter Association International (HAI), will be the featured guest speaker at the regular bi–monthly meeting of the Atlanta Aero Club scheduled for June 7.

Zuccaro, who became HAI President in 2005, has had a distinguished 40-year career in the helicopter industry including several field and executive level positions with corporate, commercial, airline and law enforcement helicopter operations in the New York City area.

During his tenure with the Port Authority of New York he served as Senior Pilot, Operations Supervisor of their New York City Heliports, and Operations Supervisor at Kennedy International Airport. 

He is a former Army helicopter pilot, first serving in Vietnam with the 7th of the 17th Air Cav, then as a flight and classroom instructor at the Army flight school at Fort Rucker. 

Zuccaro holds Airline Transport Pilot and Instrument Flight Instructor ratings for both helicopter and fixed wing. He is the recipient of HAI’s 10,000 hour pilot safety award, and the NBAA Pilot Safety Award. 

The meeting is scheduled for Noon on June 7 in the Grand Ballroom of the Capital City Club, 7 Harris St., downtown Atlanta. The cost is $40 for members and $45 for non-members and includes lunch. A networking hour begins at 11:00 am with check in at 11:30 am.  Reservations can be made online at, by calling 800-878-7555 or email

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