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There are many great reasons to visit the Conference FEB 22-24 – Friday’s NW Aviation Career Forum; Saturday & Sunday’s aviation seminars; and a host of familiar and
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new exhibitors and static displays. With a spectrum of aviation businesses and groups represented, this event embodies an unparalleled collaboration of the brightest minds in the aviation industry and academia.
The annual conference is the Northwest’s premier aviation event. This year welcomes another record-breaking event with three full days of seminars and exhibitors from all over the nation. I hope you will take advantage of every opportunity to expand your knowledge by attending the variety of sessions with leading professionals in their respective fields. Mingle among the wide range of amazing exhibitors as they share expertise, guidance and enthusiasm. I would like to thank our volunteers, all of whom have worked tirelessly on this conference. Special gratitude goes out to Rachel Hansen and crew, now in their 19th year of 36 years of the conference.
Thank you to the conference Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze financial supporters.
Welcome Bronze Sponsors: CiES Corp, Jetprop Partnerships (Be-Lifted.com), Aviation Technical Services; and NBAA/ PNBAA. We are pleased to welcome Bogert Aviation as the refreshment sponsor of the event.
Thank you Platinum Level sponsors, Alaska Airlines, Horizon Air, and Mesa Airlines. Your continued support is integral to the event’s success.
Thank you to Spencer Aircraft for once again coordinating a door to door shuttle from Pierce County Airport for fly-in attendees.Thank you to our participants, exhibitors, and attendees, who continue to support this show. It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to the 36th Annual NW Aviation Conference and Trade Show, February 22-23, 2019.
We also thank AOPA and the Air Safety Institute for their excellent speakers. Thank you for the support of Silver level sponsors: Spencer Aircraft, Aviation Supplies and Academics, Aircraft Spruce, and Pacific Coast Avionics. Thank you Bronze supporters – ACF50 (Lear Chemical), Avemco, King County Airport & Boeing Field, Wings Financial Credit Union, Wipaire, General Aviation News, and Trade-A-Plane.
Please enjoy the conference and all it has to offer.
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THE SEATTLE WORLD CRUISER PROJECT We welcome Bob Dempster and his team of volunteers back to the 2019 Conference as they prepare for their April 2019 recreation of the historic 1924 flight. Visit them in booth #603-604 to learn more about the adventure! Story on page 15.
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The NORTHWEST AVIATION CONFERENCE & TRADE SHOW has been an integral part of aviation in the Northwest for 36 years! This event brings pilots, mechanics, aircraft owners and their families together for two days of seminars and presentations as well as over 400 exhibits. If you have an interest in aviation, you will get all your questions answered! QUESTIONS? Call 866-922-7469
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2019 KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Major Brian Shul Author & pilot, USAF, retired
fearlessly and embracing the opportunities each day brings, resonates with audiences of all ages. Shul uses his aviation images and stories to tell an inspiring story of hope (despite awesome obstacles) and the bravery to dream. From lying near death in the jungles of Southeast Asia to flying the world’s fastest jet, Shul’s unforgettable presentation both inspires and educates.
This was a remarkable accomplishment considering that it required an astronaut physical to qualify for the plane that routinely flew above 95% of the earth’s atmosphere. Only 93 Air Force pilots in history ever flew the SR-71, still the fastest plane ever built. Brian retired from the Air Force in 1990, and pursued his writing interests. After 20 years as an Air Force fighter pilot, Brian Shul today is an accomplished author, speaker, and photographer. His book, Sled Driver, earned him the Aviation Book of the Year honors from the Smithsonian. He has written four other aviation books, for which he did all the flying, writing, and photography.
Flying air support missions in Vietnam in the AT-28D aircraft, Shul flew 212 missions before his aircraft was shot down. Severely injured in the crash he was given little chance of survival. He endured 15 reconstructive surgeries and after countless hours of physical therapy, Shul surprised his doctors and returned to flying jets.
Shul is a recipient of the National Spirit of Freedom Award, the prestigious Silver Eagle Award, and recently was inducted into the Air Force Legends Hall of Fame. He finished his flying career with 5000 hours, having flown the T-28A/B/C, AT-28D, A-7D, A-10, F-5B, F-100, F-15, and SR-71.
Shul flew the A-7D, and was in the very first A-10 squadron, becoming an airshow demonstration pilot. Brian also taught at the Air Force’s TOPGUN School and culminated his Air Force career with selection to fly the world’s premier spy plane, the SR-71.
Mr. Shul will be speaking Saturday and Sunday at 1:00 PM in the Keynote area. He will also be available all weekend at booth #703 with copies of his books for purchase and signing.
1:00 PM SAT & SUN, FEB 23– 24 THE SPEED OF LIFE – PERSEVERANCE AND TRIUMPH OVER TRAGEDY
Brian Shul’s compelling story of living
MIKE ADAMS, Senior Vice President of Underwriting, is an instrument-rated pilot, a Northwest native and the former President of the Oregon Pilots Association. Mike holds a property/casualty insurance license in all 50 states. His more than 35 years of combined experience of general aviation and the aviation insurance industry helps pilots to understand why many of Avemco’s coverages and underwriting decisions are designed to help keep you safe. AMY HOOVER has been flying commercially and teaching backcountry flying for more than 25 years. She has over 7,000 hours of flight time, more than 2/3 of it in the Idaho backcountry, and is an original co-founder of the Mountain/Canyon Flying School in McCall, Idaho. Hoover is the primary author of the new book Mountain, Canyon, and Backcountry Flying, and has given more than 100 presentations in various forums throughout the U.S. She holds a Ph.D. in Education and is a Professor of Aviation at Central Washington University. STEVE MCCAUGHEY has been the Executive Director of the Seaplane Pilots Association since 2011. His aviation experiences have taken him from Alaska to Australia – and everywhere in between.
He served with the US Air Force Special Operations Command working the AC-130 Gunship, and has spent the majority of his flying time in tailwheel, seaplanes, aerobatic aircraft, and warbirds. Steve was instrumental in creating a Seaplane Rating Scholarship program, working with organizations to save seaplane access and has created an app for SPA members listing seaplane landing areas, flight schools, and destinations. Steve speaks Saturday and Sunday on seaplane topics as well as serves as a mentor speaker and moderator at the NW Aviation Career Forum, Friday, February 22. WAYNE MCGHEE is the Northwest Regional Sales Manager for Garmin Int’l. An instrument rated private pilot, he has 28 years of experience working for avionics manufacturers like
IIMorrow Inc, UPS Aviation Technologies, and Garmin. Wayne was also involved in the first widespread test of ADSB technology in Alaska known as the Capstone project. While working with Garmin, Wayne has conduct ADSB themed seminars educating fellow pilots on how the system works. PHILIP MANDEL had no idea flying could be affordable for someone with an average income, or possible for someone with an IQ under 200 – until he met a pilot, just a “regular guy” with an average job, who flew for fun and owned a beautiful Mooney. The very next day, Phil drove to his local flight school and signed up for lessons. The bug bit so deeply that sometimes he went for two or even three flight lessons per day! That was back in 1981. He earned his Private Pilot certificate, followed by an Instrument rating, Commercial Pilot certificate, CFI, CFI-I,
THE CASCADE WARBIRDS are dedicated to maintaining vintage military aircraft for public display as a way of
educating people about history and honoring those who designed, built, maintained and flew these aircraft in defense of their countries. Together, those members own approximately 135 vintage former military aircraft. You do not need to be a pilot to belong to Cascade Warbirds – many members enjoy being around warbirds and helping to “Keep ‘em Flying” in many ways – organizing, photography, writing, presentations and more. Learn more at Sunday’s seminar or visit them in booths #713-714.
and MEI certificates. Through the years he has owned nine different airplanes. Now a “recovering engineer,” Phil is an independent flight instructor based in the Portland, Oregon area. JASON MILLER is a Certified Flight Instrument Instructor with more than 18 years of aviation experience and thousands of hours of instruction given. Jason is a member of the FAA safety team, an instructor for AOPA’s Air Safety Institute and was nominated by the FAA for the 2009 Flight Instructor of the Year Award. Using his background as a performer and experience on the flight line, Jason created The Finer Points – Aviation Podcast, one of the most recognized and well respected aviation podcasts in the world. The critically acclaimed podcast has delivered PAUL F. DYE more than 3m flight training files to pilots all over the world. JOHNNY SUMMERS’ aviation career began as a US Army helicopter pilot. He transferred to the US Air Force and flew KC-135s. He piloted the Air Force Blue parachute team. In 1997 Summers was recognized as the FAA National Aviation Safety Counselor of the Year. He is a FAA Designated Pilot Examiner with the Seattle FSDO, aviation consultant and holds a PhD in Professional Aeronautics. Currently he is a captain with Alaska Airlines. Summers is a valued supporter of the Northwest Aviation Conference and Trade Show, not only as a popular and knowledgable keynote speaker at the Conference and Career Forum; but also as an integral part of the annual planning. It is dedicated aviators like Johnny that contribute to the success of this event. GARY REEVES is a well known national speaker and expert in Single Pilot IFR and GPS use. He teaches individuals and trains whole airline staffs how to use the new Avidyne and Garmin Units. He has over 6,900 hours, a Master CFI, is the only Avidyne National Training provider and was the 2016 FAA Instructor of the Year, WP region. Learn more at PilotSafety.org. Gary resides in CA.
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BRUCE WILLIAMS is the owner of BruceAir, LLC, an aviation consulting, training, and pilot-services company based in Seattle, WA. A pilot since the early 1970s, he is a certified flight instructor and FAASTeam representative in the Seattle area. Today, he focuses on training for technically advanced aircraft (TAA), the Beechcraft Bonanza series, and stall/spin/upset courses in an Extra 300L aerobatic aircraft. He also instructs at Galvin Flying Services at Boeing Field. During his career at Microsoft, he worked on six versions of Microsoft Flight Simulator. In the 1980s, he edited the Western Flyer (now the General Aviation News). He has authored two books on using PC-based simulation to complement flight training, plus many features on a variety of topics for aviation-focused periodicals.
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R. K. “DICK” WILLIAMS has been a licensed pilot since 1972. He holds all fixed wing and instructor certificates, several turboprop and jet type ratings, and has flown over 18,300 hours as an instructor, charter, government, and corporate pilot. He was a FAA Designated Pilot Examiner for 10 years. Williams started one of the first mountain flying schools in Idaho in 1985 and has over 8,000 hours flying and instructing in mountain and canyon terrain. He is also the author of Notes From The Cockpit. HOWARD WOLVINGTON, is a CFI and Designated Pilot Examiner in the Seattle area. He administers FAA Practical Tests for the Sport Pilot thru CFI Certificates in Single Engine Land and Sea aircraft and Multiengine Land aircraft. Holding the ATP certificate with more than 15,000 flight hours and 12,000 hours of flight instruction, his clients as a CFI range from student pilots taking their first flights to captains that fly for major airlines. Multiple long cross trips in his personal Cessna P210 and a previous Piper Comanche 250 aircraft have served as teaching references for his instruction. He has been a FAASTeam Representative for more than 15 years, giving presentations at local and national forums. Howard was the 2014 Instructor of the Year.
FLYING COMPANION SEMINAR FOR NON-PILOTS
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM | SAT, FEB 23 $49.50/person | register in advance Hosted off-site by Spencer Aircraft at Pierce County Airport The FLYING COMPANION seminar helps non-pilots understand what is happening when flying in a GA aircraft. Learn how the airplane flies, how to read an aviation chart, radio operation, basic navigation, emergency procedures, safety,and more. This will make flying enjoyable and fun for passengers. Fees fund Greater Seattle 99s aviation scholarship. To register, email firstname.lastname@example.org, (253) 638-1679 or complete form online at seattle99s.org.
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2019 NW AVIATION CONFERENCE SCHEDULE - SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23 | 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM 7:15 A.M. Registration open for IA Seminars - Maintenance seminars open to everyone, certification provided to registered attendees only 8:00 AM Room C | Founders
Dynamic Propeller Balancing Scott Jefferson, Aces Systems l See page 39 for details on the IA Seminars and registering for this event
9:00 AM TRADE SHOW OPENS Admission $5.00/person at the door | 17 and under FREE. Parking FREE, Blue Lot Room C | Founders
Electronic Ignition System mainentance & updates Darrell Pool, Smooth Power
10:15 AM Room C | Founders
Fuel Gauges: They Only have to be Accurate at Zero Scott Philiben, President and Founder, CiES Corp
11:15 AM Room C | Founders
Corrosion Prevention and Control
Mark Pearson, President, Lear Chemical (ACF50)
Details and to register, visit washington-aviation.org. Subject to FAA approval and change without notice.
1:30 PM Room C | Founders
Fundamental Electrical Systems John Popel, Hartzell Engine Technologies
9:15 AM Room A | South Foyer
RUSTY PILOTS SEMINAR
(3 hours | 9:15-12:15) AOPA Presenter Philip Mandel Participate in this program with fellow lapsed pilots. AOPA will help you understand what’s changed in aviation since you last took the controls and brush up on your VFR aviation knowledge. Seminar is free to AOPA members. Join AOPA today to waive the non-member fee of $79. Note: Does not include the $5.00 NWAC admission. Register online at rustypilots.org/events. 301-695-2000 RustyPilots@AOPA.org
Room D | Heritage
Modern Cockpit Displays and their use Wayne McGhee, NW Regional Sales Manager, Garmin
Engine Failure: When you only have one Johnny Summers, FAA DPE, Seattle FSDO
Wayne will explain what the new products are capable of and clear up misconceptions.
Once the engine quits, it’s too late to prepare. We’ll take a systematic look at being prepared for an engine failure.
10:30 A.M. Room B | Pioneer
Room D | Heritage
NORAD’s TFR and ADIZ: Avoid a Fighter Escort
Overview of the Wings Pilot Proficiency Program – The GA Pilot Training Program
ASI Investigates: Weather Accidents
Discover the #1 reason GA aircraft are intercepted and how to avoid it. Learn practical steps to avoid Temporary Flight Restrictions (TFRs) and what to do if you are intercepted. Join NORAD in an informative and lively session that will keep you out of trouble, and off the evening news.
Robert Ticknor, FAA Safety Team Program Manager, Spokane
Jason Miller, AOPA Air Safety Institute Weather is often blamed for accidents when, in reality, it’s poor decision making that’s the culprit. Arm yourself to make the right choices at crucial moments before and during flight.
11:45 A.M. Room B | Pioneer
Room D | Heritage
The Ultimate Off Road Adventure: Flying Seaplanes
The Boeing E/A-18G Growler
Steve McCaughy, Executive Director, Seaplane Pilots Association Ever dreamed of flying into remote untouched and hidden lakes? Flying up the Coast to camp at a remote island only accessible by hours of boat travel? Steve will share some of the unique adventures his career in floats had allowed him to experience. It’s not just Indiana Jones that can see these parts of the World! Beware pilots, this entertaining look at the world of float flying will leave you thirsting for more! Be prepared to have your horizons expanded.
Lt(jg) Tanner Matheny, USN VAQ-134, Presented by the Cascade Warbirds. A discussion about the most advanced electronic attack platform in the world.
Room E | North Washington Pilots Assoc. (WPA)
Annual Meeting and Luncheon
Foreflight Advanced IFR Tips
Gary Reeve, instructor, PilotSafety.org Shortcuts and pro-tips on planning, filing, pre-departure clearances, using approach plates, missed approaches and continuation to alternates. This class will make your IFR flying much easier and safer by using all of the ForeFlight capabilities.
1:00 PM Room B | Pioneer
Room D | Heritage
Using Augmented Reality in the Cockpit
Aircraft Partnership Changed My Life
The Speed of Life: Perseverance and Triumph over Tragedy
Steve Podradchik ,CEO co-founder, Seattle Avionics Virtual reality has come into our cockpits to show computer-generated approximations of the real world. Now apps go further and use Augmented Reality (AR) to blend a real-time video feed with overlays. New technology can make you a safer pilot, especially when flying at night, near unfamiliar airports, or in poor weather.
Shawn Christman, Jetprop Partnerships , Be-lifted.com Learn about the challenges and joys of aircraft partnerships (details page 23)
Major Brian Shul, USAF, Retired, author of Sled Driver Brian was shot down in the Vietnam War and severely burned. He was told his flying days were over but returned to duty and became one of only 93 men to fly the SR-71 spy plane, the fastest jet ever built. Shul’s breathtaking flight slides and his philosophical views on life make this is an unforgettable presentation. (See page 7)
2:15 PM 2:30 PM Room C | Founders
FUNdamental FAR Changes
Kevin Alexander, UAF Aviation Maintenance, Assoc. Professor
3:30 PM Room C | Founders
Propeller Care and Maintenance Corian Walker, Technician Hartzell Propeller
4:30 PM Room C | Founders
Building a Compliance Culture Kevin Alexander, UAF Aviation Maintenance, Associate Professor
5:30 PM SHOW CLOSE See you SUNDAY @ 10:00 AM
Room B | Pioneer
Room D | Heritage
Room E | North Foyer
DFCS-3100 Autopilot System Operation Fundamentals
Maintaining Your Medical Certificate
Flights Above - FATPNW 2019 Flight Plan
Mountain, Canyon, and Backcountry Flying
Al Gialousis, Genesys Aerosystems Various configurations from an owner’s perspective and discuss modes of operation based on the Pilot Operating Handbook. Tips and Q/A.
Curtis J. Edwards, MD, FACS Flight Surgeon How to keep your FAA medical certificate (and eligibility to fly) alive and well, a step by step process for the concerned pilot.
Join founder, Brice Van Baren, as he unveils new services for the PNW aviation community, and lists 2019 Flying events!
Amy L. Hoover and R.K. “Dick” Williams Presented by Aviation Supplies & Academics, Inc. Silver Level Sponsor The authors introduce tips from their new book, which includes fundamental concepts to prepare for and conduct backcountry flights, including airport operations, situational awareness, aircraft performance, risk management, and emergency operations. (See page 22)
3:30 PM Room B | Pioneer
Room D | Heritage
Room E | North Foyer
Birds, Bears, Bullets and Towbars: Some things
WSDOT: Fly Washington Passport Program
The Vashon Ranger R7: The little airplane that can.
A Typical IFR Flight Using GNSS
you can control... others not so much! Mike Adams, Vice President of Underwriting Avemco Insurance (details page 7)
An incentivized program to encourage visiting public-use airports. This presentation will provide all the key information for this next great statewide aviation adventure.
Ken Krueger - Chief Engineer, Vashon Aircraft Ken’s information on the incredible contributions that are being made to aviation, & Light Sport Aircraft industry, right here in the Pacific Northwest.
Bruce Williams, Bruce Air Planning an IFR flight with GNSS (GPS) as the primary navigational tool from takeoff to touchdown. Learn about flying departure procedures, using GNSS en route, and flying arrivals and approaches based on GNSS (RNAV GPS). Focus on new features and procedures available with the latest GNSS system software on units like the GTN series.
4:30 PM Room B | Pioneer
Room D | Heritage
Rooom E | North Foyer
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Cross-Country Risk Management in a GA Aircraft
Weather Seminar: Inland Northwest Thunderstorms Hazards Steven Van Horn, Meteorologist, National Weather Service, Spokane, WA
4:30 Alaska Air Group Q & A
Let the EAA show you the wide variety of ways that you can get involved in aviation and get into the air, for much less than you probably think! There are many ways to fly that aren’t well known or widely advertised. The EAA will cover the spectrum of what is available.
Howard Wolvington, FAA Designated Pilot Examiner, Seattle FSDO Reviews risk decisions made in a capable single-engine aircraft. Flight over open water, weather systems, icing, lost communications, avionics failures, runway closures, an inoperative self-service fuel pump, ATC error, and TFR avoidance.
Scott Day, Chief pilot, Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air share 2019 projections. Q/A
5:15 NW Regional AMT Skills Competition Awards (See page 37 for details)
2019 NW AVIATION CONFERENCE SCHEDULE - SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 24 | 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM 10:00 AM TRADE SHOW OPENS Admission $5.00/person at the door | 17 and under FREE. Parking FREE, Blue Lot 10:15 AM Room B | Pioneer
Room C | Founders
Room D | Heritage
TFR and ADIZ: How to Avoid a Fighter Escort Speaker TBD, NORAD Discover the #1 reason GA aircraft are intercepted and how to avoid it. In this action packed briefing you’ll learn practical steps to avoid Temporary Flight Restrictions (TFRs) and what to do if you are intercepted. Join NORAD in alively session that will keep you out of trouble, and off the evening news.
Slick Mag Maintenance
Zach Lincolnhol, Champion Aerospace
Tips for Successful Seaplane Flights Steve McCaughy. Seaplane Pilots Assoc This informative workshop will provide you with basic knowledge and techniques that may make all the difference between a good flight and an amazing one!
IFR Departure Procedures Bruce Williams, Bruce Air IFR training typically focuses on flying approaches, and the IFR currency rules emphasize approaches and holds (and tracking courses). Too often, IFR students and instrument-rated pilots overlook the challenges of flying IFR departure procedures. This presentation explores the various types of IFR DPs and offers practical advice on how to prepare for and fly departures in IMC.
Room B | Pioneer
Room C | Founders
Room D | Heritage
Combining Online Flight Planning with iPad Apps Mr. Steve Podradchik is the CEO of Seattle Avionics iPad apps have changed the way we navigate during a flight but their small screens make then less than ideal for flight planning. Web-based flight planners on your PC or Mac are much better for pre-flight weather and flight planning but can’t be used while flying. Learn how to combine iPad apps with a new generation of web-based flight planning tools to get the best of both worlds.
RSA Fuel Injection Systems and MSA Float Carburetors
The F-111A in Vietnam, Linebacker II, and the Hanoi Hilton By Capt. Bill Wilson, Presented by the Cascade Warbirds. A discussion of the General Dynamics F-111A Aardvark Fighter-Bomber, it’s role in the Vietnam War, Operation Linebacker II, and a personal account of a Shoot-down, capture, and time as a POW.
Fly By Night Jason Miller, AOPA Air Safety Institute Especially in light aircraft, flying after dark comes with real trade-offs. Smooth air, better performance, and stunning views are great—but they’re offset by trickier landings, invisible terrain, and limited emergency options. So what’s the key to staying safe after sundown? This seminar looks at night flying from a risk management perspective. Using decades of accident data, we identify common problems and recommend the best ways to avoid them.
Alan Jesmer, Precision Airmotive
1:00 PM Room D | Heritage
Mastering the GPS for IFR Gary Reeve, PilotSafety.org Learn from the top national expert on using GPS(Avidyne & Garmin) for Single-Pilot IFR, how to avoid common errors, learn pro shortcuts, and truly master GPS approaches. A must attend class for any pilot or instructor that uses GPS in IFR.
The Speed of Life: Perseverance and Triumph over Tragedy Major Brian Shul, USAF, Retired, author of Sled Driver Brian was shot down in the Vietnam War and severely burned. He was told his flying days were over but returned to duty and became one of only 93 men to fly the SR-71 spy plane, the fastest jet ever built. Shul’s breathtaking flight slides and his philosophical views on life make this is an unforgettable presentation. ( See page 7)
2:30 PM Room B | Pioneer
Room D | Heritage
Inland Northwest Thunderstorms Hazards Steven Van Horn, Meteorologist, National Weather Service, Spokane, WA
Non-Towered Airports are not uncontrolled Johnny Summers, PhD, FAA DPE, Seattle FSDO Just because an airport doesn’t have a control tower, doesn’t mean it is without structure. Following that FAA structure at non-towered airports minimizes your chance of traffic conflicts. If we all follow FAA guidance other aircraft will act predictably, minimizing traffic clashes.
Surviving the Unexpected: Human Factors of a Mid-air collision Amy L. Hoover, PhD., CFII, Professor, Department of Aviation, Central Washington University Hoover shares her personal story of how attitude and training helped her to land successfully and facilitate her own rescue after her airplane was disabled in a mid-air collision over a remote mountainous area. She will share strategies to help mitigate risk in such an incident, and what pilots might experience after surviving a traumatic event.
4:00 P.M. Show Close – See you next year! BATHROOMS NORTH FOYER
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WELCOME TO THE 2019
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THE FIRST FLIGHT
AROUND THE WORLD BEGAN IN SEATTLE, WA
The first circumnavigation of the globe by air was achieved in 1924 by a team of aviators from the U.S. Army Air Service. The trip lasted 175 days, covered approximately 27,000 miles, and included landings in 22 different countries.
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In 1919, British aviators, John Alcock and Arthur Brown, first flew across the Atlantic. Later that same year, two Australians first flew from England to Australia. In 1923, two U.S. Army Air Service fliers made the first nonstop U.S. Transcontinental flight in a modified Fokker T-2. 1923 also saw several European flyers attempting to circumnavigate the globe by air. All were unsuccessful in their efforts. Undaunted by these failures, the U.S. Army Air Service was drawing up plans of their own to stake their claim as the first fliers to make the flight around the world. In a team effort that some historians have equated with the 1960s’ effort to put a man on the moon, Army planners in less than a year acquired suitable aircraft, researched an efficient but unorthodox route and devised a logistics network to support the flight. Working with the Douglas Airplane Company of Santa Monica, California, the Army purchased five highly modified Navy torpedo bombers capable of flying on wheels or pontoons -- a critical factor since they aircraft would switch between the two depending on which part of the world to be
covered -- over land or along coastlines. One served as a prototype with the remaining four expected to make the journey, each with a pilot and mechanic. Douglas dubbed the aircraft the Douglas World Cruiser (DWC). Unlike the other attempts which relied on prevailing winds to fly an easterly course, the Army chose the alternative, a westerly route. 15
Four Douglas World Cruisers departed on floats from Lake Washington through the Aleutians to Japan. Floats were replaced with wheels in Calcutta, with a flight across India to England. A change, again, to floats, with the island-hop across the Atlantic Ocean to Boston. Wheels across the US, back to Seattle. This momentous trip took six months. On September 28,1924, two of the original four aircraft touched down in Washington to complete the first circumnavigation of the globe by aircraft.
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Weather experts concluded the most favorable weather for crossing the treacherous North Pacific occurred in the spring while the best chance to span the Atlantic appeared to be in late summer. To accommodate these considerations, Major General Mason Patrick, commander of the Air Service, declared the flight would start and end at Sand Point, a small military airfield a few miles northeast of downtown Seattle on the shore of Lake Washington. On April 6, 1924, the four DWCs -- the Seattle, Boston, Chicago and New Orleans -- departed Sand Point for southeast Alaska and points west. Despite horrible weather, the eight crewmembers pushed on. Unfortunately, the Seattle, piloted by the mission commander, Major Frederick Martin, crashed into a mountain on the Alaska Peninsula. Surviving 10 days in the wilderness, Martin and Staff Sergeant Alva Harvey were rescued. Their flight was over; the three others continued on to Japan. As the first aviators to cross the Pacific, the Army fliers received an incredible welcome from the Japanese. With little time to spare in their efforts to beat the monsoons in South Asia, they departed after replacing their engines and pontoons. With Martin left behind, Lt. Lowell Smith in the Chicago became mission commander. While the tropical climate offered some relief from the chilly weather previously experienced, the aircraft proved less reliable than expected, prompting unscheduled delays for maintenance. Finally reaching Kolkata (Calcutta) on Indiaâ€™s East Coast, the aircraft underwent major changes -- the engines and wings were replaced and the pontoons swapped for wheels. Relying on limited navigation aids and overcoming unfavorable weather and mechanical headaches, the crews battled their way westward across modern-day Pakistan, Iran, Iraq and into Turkey. From there they made their way across Europe, arriving in Paris on Bastille Day, July 14. Nearly back on schedule, they continued to London and then to Hull, where they transitioned back to pontoons before attempting the first successful east-to-west crossing of the Atlantic by airplane.
CONNECT The Seattle World Cruiser’s mission is to implement programs that promote aviation history and recognize Seattle’s rich aviation heritage through conducting public educational activities and projects.
Photo: Seattle World Cruiser
The aim of the World Cruiser project is to fly a reproduction of one of the original 1924 Douglas Cruiser aircraft, dubbed Seattle II, around the world in celebration of that epic and historic first leap around our planet. The group has constructed a reproduction of one of the original aircraft to make the journey. Visit with founders, Bob & Diane Dempster at Conference in booths #603-604 or visit seattleworldcruiser.org. 17
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Monkeys were a promotional stunt from a reception held at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles where the manager took eight stuffed monkeys down from the imitation palm trees in the lobby and presented them to the fliers asking each to take a mascot. The only one that exists today is Maggie at the Smithsonian.
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Between the Faeroe Islands and Iceland, engine failure prompted the Boston to land. A Navy destroyer positioned along the route for just such an eventuality rescued Lt. Leigh Wade and Sergeant Henry Ogden, then took Boston under tow, but the aircraft eventually sank. On August 31, the two surviving aircraft reached Icy Tickle, Labrador. The world expressed a collective sigh of relief. The prototype aircraft, renamed Boston II, with Wade and Ogden at the controls, rejoined the surviving pair for their victory lap across North America. On September 28th, 1924 they touched down to a jubilant reception at Sand Point. They had come full circle to complete their long journey around the globe and into the history books.
DINNER, FRIENDS, SEAPLANES Kickoff the NW Aviation Conference by joining the WA Seaplane Pilots Association at the annual Grounded Hogs Dinner Gala hosted at the Museum of Flight for their evening of dinner, raffle and Bob Dempsterâ€™s presentation on the Seattle World Cruiser Project, Friday, February 22.
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In April 2019 Robert and his team will depart Seattle in a reproduction 1924 Douglas World Cruiser with the goal of duplicating the first circumnavigation of the world by plane. Dinner registration is now open to NWAC attendees and the WSPA expects a large turnout of seaplane pilots, enthusiasts and guests. Early arrivals can attend the Museum of Flight as entrance is included all day for event attendees.
Tickets are $70/person and include buffet dinner and Museum admission all day. This event sells out every year, so be sure to book online at washingtonseaplanepilots.org. 18
BUSINESS AVIATION INSIDER
AVIATION IS PART OF THE DAILY CURRICULUM AT THESE HIGH SCHOOLS.
Reprinted with permission from the NBAA Business Insider | 2019 NW Aviation Career Forum Sponsors Like millions of high school students across the country, Jake Lee is getting ready to head back to school. The rising junior at Sisters High School in Sisters, OR, will once again settle into the rhythms of the academic year: going to class, joining clubs, chatting at lockers and scheduling flights. Wait – scheduling flights?
“We have the option to take a course called Flight Science, to test for our private pilot’s license,” Lee explains. “Students in the program have access to training flights through the local airport, so when we’re ready we can schedule a flight.” Lee is one of 58 students enrolled in Sisters High School’s aviation program. In addition to meeting each day for classes taught by a CFI, students are able to procure simulator training and time on a Cessna 172.
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Since much of the training is subsidized by local businesses, fundraising drives and private donations, students have the opportunity to earn their private pilot’s license at about half the cost of doing so at traditional flight schools. “I’m constantly floored by this community and how much they support us,” said Sheryl Yeager, who teaches the school’s Flight Science curriculum. “I think people realize what a special program this is.” Adding demanding aviation training onto an already busy high school schedule may sound difficult, but Lee says the teachers go out of their way to help walk students through the process. When Julie Benson started the program six years ago, there were five students in the course. Now it’s the largest activity program at the school and just received a new simulator donated by Central Oregon Community College. “It’s been a complete success – we’re getting students who are transferring into Sisters High School specifically for the program,” said Benson, who along with her husband Benny owns Sisters Eagle Airport. According to Benson, the next phase of the program is an airplane build project. The Outlaw Aviation Club (named after the school’s mascot) is currently seeking grants, donations and sponsors to fund the purchase of a homebuilt airplane kit, which the students will learn how to assemble as part of an aerospace engineering course.
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The curriculum at Sisters High School is just one of the many high school aviation programs across the country. From California to Alabama to the NE Corridor, thousands of students are enrolled in aerospace courses that help prepare them for job opportunities. “Most of the technicians in the area graduated from our school and they’ll call us saying, ‘We have some open spots – can you give us graduates to interview?’ said Steven Jackson, principal at Aviation High School in Long Island City, NY. Since 1936, the FAA-certified Aviation Maintenance Technical School has provided students from all New York City boroughs with a traditional high school education while also preparing them for careers in the aerospace industry. By successfully completing a series of technical skills rotations, Aviation High School students can earn a FAA A&P license by graduation. Additionally, 160180 students gain entrance into the school’s fifth-year program, which provides additional training for students to earn their second license – a process that can cost up to $50,000 but is offered for free by the city. “It’s a great opportunity and the students compete hard to gain entrance into the program,” said Jackson. “At the end of the day it’s still a regular school,” said Genesis Santana, a recent graduate currently enrolled in the fifth-year program to earn her A&P license. “We have clubs, athletics, pep rallies, all the usual classes like English and social studies – but it’s also different because you’re taking technician coursework by senior year.” Santana credits the rigorous curriculum and strict, FAA-mandated attendance and pass/fail policies with helping the students 20 develop a strong work ethic.
“Balancing academics, aviation training, extracurriculars and your personal life teaches valuable life skills,” she said. “When you have that experience in high school, you’re ready for college or the job market.” Whereas Aviation High School builds a high school experience around maintenance training, the new Wichita Public Schools Aviation Pathway program inserts technical training options into the school district’s standard curriculum. Launching this year with about 250 students, the Aviation Pathway program allows students to pursue electives in two different pathways: aviation production, which focuses on aero-space engineering, and aviation maintenance. With the global aerospace industry needing millions of new pilots, maintenance technicians and other skilled professionals over the coming decades, high school aviation programs like these can offer students a head start into aviation careers. “The aviation job market is wide open for these students,” said Sister High School’s Yeager. “Every day I’m grinding into them, ‘Hey, this is real – you can do this for a living.’ It’s just an amazing opportunity.”
CONNECT RAISBECK AVIATION HIGH SCHOOL (or RAHS), is located next to the Museum of Flight’s airplane outdoor exhibit near King County International Airport. An aviation and aerospace themed STEM school, it focuses on preparing students for college, careers, and citizenship. The school serves about 400 students in grades 9-12 from around Puget Sound.
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MESA AIRLINE: CONFERENCE & FORUM
PLATINUM SPONSOR Headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, MESA AIRLINES, is a regional air carrier providing scheduled passenger service to 121 cities in 40 states, the District of Columbia, Canada, Mexico, Cuba, and the Bahamas. As of December 2018, Mesa operates a fleet of 145 aircraft with approximately 628 daily departures and 3,400 employees. Mesa operates all of its flights as either American Eagle or United Express flights. In 2017 Mesa expanded its partnership with United Airlines, signing an agreement to add twelve Embraer 175 aircraft to their fleet. The delivery of the aircraft created over 500 new jobs at Mesa. By year-end, the company’s total Embraer 175 count was sixty. In the last two years they have enjoyed rapid sustainable advancement and are looking to hire even more. The opening of a new, state-of-the-art training center in Phoenix gives the company the opportunity to provide new hires an exceptional training experience. The 23,000 square foot facility includes 14 classrooms with the capacity to train over 300 crew members at any given time. The new facility also boasts a full-size regional jet cabin featured in the lobby. Mesa Airlines is a Platinum level sponsor of the 2019 NW Aviation Conference and Career Forum. Learn more at booths, #514-515, or visit mesa-air.com.
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Open up a whole new world of recreation by learning to fly, land and takeoff in remote and challenging landscapes. Mountain, canyon, and backcountry flying allows pilots to get off the beaten path and enjoy the outdoors. It opens up a whole new world of recreation, including airplane camping, hiking, fishing, and staying at guest lodges or bush camps in areas without roads or easy access by land or water. However, flying in these enticing environments often entails operations over relatively inaccessible terrain in a challenging and sometimes unforgiving environment. The authors and guest writers share information and tips gleaned from more than 150 2222
years and 100,000 hours of collective experience as professional mountain and backcountry pilots and flight instructors. Concepts include preparing for and conducting mountain and canyon flights, airport operations, situational awareness, aircraft performance, risk management, and emergency operations. Hoover & Williams will be presenting on this collaborative volume in their 2:30 Keynote presentation, February 23, at NWAC. Sponsored by ASA - Aviation Academics & Supply. AVIATION SUPPLIES & ACADEMICS, INC.
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to the Conference from: SEATAC 1/2 hour Seattle 3/4 hour Portland 2.25 hours Vancouver 3.00 hours Spokane 4.00 hours
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EXHIBIT LAYOUT For over 35 years the Washington Aviation Association has presented the Northwest Aviation Conference & Trade Show. This event has grown to over 75 hours of safety seminars and 122,000 sf of aviation displays. The event is hosted at the WA Fair and Events Center in Puyallup, centrally located near the I-5 corridor between Tacoma and SeaTac Airport. Visit washington-aviation.org for directions & schedule updates. Exhibits/schedule subject to change without notice.
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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 22 | 8:30 AM – 3:00 PM WA State Fair & Events Center, Puyallup, WA $45/person includes lunch and admission to Saturday/Sunday’s events. Parking is free.
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PRE-REGISTRATION NECESSARY. For information or to register call 360-4275599 or visit washington-aviation.org. Student discount $26/person.
Interested in a career in aviation? Want to fly planes? Would you like the opportunity to network with colleges, aviation facilities and airlines? These, and more, are just a few of the reasons hundreds of students, mechanics and career pilots attend the NW Aviation Career Forum, Friday FEB 22. In 2019 the WAA is honored to once again host a day of sessions and exhibits dedicated to aviation careers. Along with airlines, businesses, colleges and government agencies, this event represents the cumulative efforts from all aspects of the industry. “As an aviation non-profit, we are concerned about our industry’s future,” said Jamelle Garcia, Executive Director of the Washington Aviation Association, “hosting this event is an opportunity for new aviators and experienced aviators, and provides resources to those who need to get to the next level.”
“There are alarming aviation workforce shortages,” Garcia continues, “we all need to be proactive in helping the new generation find paths to a career in aviation.” The six hours of presentations, divided into interest tracks, are led by panels of aviation operators and educators including airline, coast guard, WSP, float pilots, colleges faculty, training facilities and airports. In 2018, the event brought together over 700 attendees from all over the nation. Attendance is not limited to students. Introductory sessions serve the needs of high school groups and parent/student registrations – concurrently seminar tracks serve all experience levels – maintenance, military and airline – all encouraging participation and mentorship. This year the event welcomes back Mesa Airlines and Alaska Airlines, both supporting the event as Platinum Level Sponsors. 35
“We will continue to be a part of the event for years to come,” remarked John Hornibrook, chief pilot at Horizon Air. In 2019 Alaska and Horizon will have representatives participating in seminars and will once again be hosting ‘Meet & Greets’ to recruit pilots for both airlines. All the airlines will be exhibiting at the Conference and Trade Show over the weekend as well. Most are accepting pilot and mechanic resumes and some will conduct preliminary interviews onsite. We are very thankful for the continued support of our event moderators - Morgan Lawrence, Gordon Alvord, Johnny Summers, John Swedburg, Patrick Murphy and Seattlebased faculty at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. With their dedication and guidance this event becomes better every year! Attendees are encouraged to ask questions and learn about expectations from the people who are actively employed or employing.
In 2019 the event is pleased to welcome the participation of the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) and the Pacific Northwest Business Aviation Association (PNBAA). The business aviation community consists of companies of all sizes that rely on many different types of aircraft – from single-pilot airplanes, to turbine aircraft that fly internationally, to helicopters that survey rush-hour traffic – and the fixed-base operations and many other services that support flight operations at the nation’s 5,000 public-use airports. The vast majority of businesses in this community – 97 percent – are small- to midsize businesses and other entities including nonprofit organizations. Through a partnership with the NBAA and PNBAA along with support from Alaska Airlines, Horizon Air and Mesa Airlines, the 2019 event is delighted to offer $26 (cost only) scholarships to attend the event for high school and college students. The discount registration can be accessed by youth chaperones as well. The online link can be found at: washington-aviation.org/scholarship. The Career Forum will be hosted Friday, February 22, the day preceding the NW Aviation Conference (8:30 AM -3:00 PM) at the Washington State Fair & Events Center, Puyallup, WA. Cost is $45/person ($26 students) and includes lunch and admission to Saturday and Sunday’s Conference. Parking is free. For information call 360-427-5599 or visit washington-aviation.org/forumcareer.html to register.
4TH ANNUAL NW REGIONAL AMT SKILLS COMPETITION Andy Dodson | Spokane Community College
Another year brings more opportunity for aviation maintenance students from colleges around the Northwest Region to showcase their skills as they compete at the NW Regional Aviation Maintenance Competition. In keeping with WAA’s continued efforts of aviation related education and awareness, this year’s competition is bound to entertain and educate the general public, while providing a challenging series of maintenance related events. This year’s competition will host 28 of the best students from the following Aircraft Maintenance Technology Schools: Big Bend Community College, WA; Clover Park Technical College, WA; Everett Community College, WA; Lane Community College, OR; North Idaho College, ID; Spokane Community College, WA; South Seattle Community College, WA. The competitive events are designed to test the skills and abilities of AMT students through a series of aircraft related maintenance tasks that are typically a part of the education and training that ultimately leads to an FAA Mechanic License. They range from seemingly simple tasks like securing bolts and turnbuckles with lock wire, to flight critical tasks like rigging flight control cables and push rods. Each competitive event is 30 minutes in length, and designed to examine the essential skills an aircraft mechanic is expected to master in order to ensure aircraft are maintained in an airworthy condition. It is not possible to include all of the basic maintenance tasks a mechanic must master in a single day-long event.
2018 AMT Skills Competitors and volunteers
However, this year’s competition will focus on ten important maintenance tasks: AIRCRAFT BRAKE ASSEMBLIES: Competitors will remove a brake assembly from the wheel strut, remove and replace the brake linings, inspect the rotor for wear limits, and then reinstall the brake assembly.
FLIGHT CONTROL CABLE RIGGING: Competitors will use a tensiometer to inspect the cable tension on a mockup Boeing 757 flight control system. They will ensure the system is rigged properly as they perform a functional test of the control system. ELECTRICAL TROUBLESHOOTING: Competitors will be challenged to test several electronic components and isolate the exact location of the electrical fault using a multimeter and schematic wiring diagrams. RIGID FLUID LINES: Competitors will fabricate and route a rigid fluid line to meet exact installation dimension specifications and limits.
PRECISION MEASUREMENTS: Competitors will use various precision measurement tools on several aircraft engine components to determine if they meet manufacturer specifications, and thus be returned to service. SAFETY WIRE AND TURNBUCKLES: Competitors will secure various fasteners configured in several patterns and access points with lock wire.
WEIGHT AND BALANCE REPORT: Competitors will weigh an aircraft on a set of three digital scales, and then use the weight data to calculate a current weight and balance report for the aircraft.
DISCOVERY DAY SUNDAY, FEB 24 2019 For most people flying is an exciting adventure. It’s a fast and efficient way of traveling for both work and pleasure. Thousands of people do it every day all around the world. However, the flying part is only a portion of the story. What goes on behind the curtain, in the hangar, is the real magic. Have you ever wondered “who keeps those big, complex air machines flying every day, and what does an aircraft mechanic really do?” Have you ever wondered “what does a career in Aviation Maintenance Technology (AMT) look like?” If you have, you’re the exception. Most people don’t give it a thought.
Each competition team works together to complete a maintenance task, much like what happens in maintenance facilities. Team members are first or second year AMT students currently enrolled to earn their FAA Airframe and Powerplant mechanic licenses. With this certification they will be authorized to maintain, repair, service, and inspect fixed-wing and rotary– wing aircraft. These students represent future aircraft mechanics, whose profession demands a high degree of skill, knowledge,
In an effort to educate and increase awareness about aviation maintenance as a career, a consortium of eight Aviation Maintenance Technology Schools in the Northwest Region, called the Fighting 147, is sponsoring an “Aviation Maintenance Discovery Day” during the NW Aviation Conference. The event will include several interactive aviation maintenance activities designed to allow the general public to experience “hands-on” what an aircraft mechanic does on the job. Instructors and students from several AMT colleges will be on hand to demonstrate and coach anyone who wants to get involved in a variety of fun and interesting aircraft maintenance activities, such as: weighing an aircraft, rigging a flight control system, designing and testing a simple electrical circuit, securing a bolt with lock wire, and more.
AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE DISCOVERY DAY is for everyone, young and old. If you like aviation, then you should stop by and discover something new, maybe something you’ve never given a though about. February 24, 2019 | Showplex Exhibit Hall AMT DISCOVERY AREA
and integrity to provide safe and reliable aircraft, at any hour of every day, support a variety of air operations, such as business, recreation, cargo, fire fighting, air ambulance, ust to name a few. The AMT Competion will be hosted Saturday with awards on the Keynote stage at 5:15 PM. The event is sponsored by Alaska Airlines, Mesa Airlines and Aviation Technical Services, Inc from Everett, WA. Thank you!
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base of industry and government talent and knowledge. Exhibitors speak at a series of FAA approved seminars. Additional hours available Sunday. Registered IA’s attending the maintenance classes will earn credits toward certificate renewal. Mechanics wishing to fulfill the full 8 hour IA Renewal requirements in one day (Saturday FEB 23, 2019) must arrive for the 8:00 AM session in the Founder’s Room. Check in and ID verification begins at 7:00 AM. A list of the 2019 certificated IA seminnars can be found on pages 12-13. The seminars are free to attend for mechanics and aircraft owners without certificate. Should you wish to receive certificated FAA credit for attending, the cost is $35 and included lunch and admission to the conference both days.
Certificated attendees may pre-register for the event atwashington-aviation.org, or by phone to 360-427-5599. IA’s must show picture ID at registration and are required to have their registration cards stamped at the close of each hour attended.
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When you’re commercially operating on unimproved fields it doesn’t take long to find the weak spots. Backcountry operators have improvised ways to protect their aft bulkhead including attaching truck springs and crude bumpers. Middle Fork Mods, LLC, based in Idaho, designed the Cessna Tail Slide, directly addressing a common problem. Over 20 years of operating single engine Cessna’s in the Idaho Backcountry lead Middle Fork Mods to develop, certify, patent and now manufacture the Cessna tail slide, often referred to as a tail skid. Their tail slide is the preventative action for common accidental damage seen in backcountry flying.
MFM’s tail slide fits over hte surface of the aft bulkhead, protecting it from damage on unimproved runways Photo: middleforkmods.com
In the event of a tail strike often the aft bulkhead is damaged to the point it has to be replaced. Replacing the bulkhead involves removing the rudder, elevators, and stabilizers. It’s a fair amount of labor and the bulkheads are expensive. Middle Fork’s tail slide is designed to slide across the surface and gently lift the tail at the same time. It attaches to the original point and the bulkhead forward providing extra strength and the lifting action as opposed to the factory ring digging in and pulling. The Cessna tail slide begins at $1500. For more information on the Middle Fork Mods tail skid, visit them on booth #527. or online at middleforkmods.com.
BOGERT AVIATION, CELEBRATING 36 YEARS Founded by Richard Bogert in 1983, Bogert Aviation is all about simple, safe, and clean solutions. We are pleased to welcome Bogert as the 2019 NWAC Refreshment Sponsor. Thank you! Bogert Aviation’s first mission was to provide quality aircraft maintenance and related services for pilots operating aircraft in the greater Columbia Basin. In 1985 Richard Bogert re-examined his business focus when he transitioned company from local repair services toward manufacturing. The new mission was to design, manufacture and market products on a national, and then later international level. Holder of several FAA PMA STC’s and manufacturer of ground support tools for GA, the company has thrived listening to customers and recognizing opportunities in general aviation. Visit Bogert Aviation in Booth #628 or online at bogertaviation.com.
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