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WELCOME TO NWAC 2020 Jamelle R. Garcia, Executive Director Washington Aviation Association(WAA)

It is my privilege and pleasure to welcome you to the Washington Aviation Association’s 37th Annual Northwest Aviation Conference & Trade Show in Puyallup, WA. “Fly Safer,” is the theme of this year’s conference. Pilots and aircraft owners can enjoy two days filled with safety and educational seminars, visit the conference exhibitors and enjoy some personal renewal time away from busy schedules. “Aim Higher” is the theme for this year’s NW Aviation Career Forum. This unique event provides a venue for students, mechanics, pilots, industry professionals to network oneon-one with businesses, airlines and colleges. The big change in 2020 is the Career Forum has been moved from Friday to Saturday. Not only will this shift allow students and others working Monday to Friday the ability to explore all the forum has been offering for the last eight years – they will be able to experience this in the palpable energy and enthusiasm that is the hallmark of the annual Conference!

College, to watch teams form eight Northwest colleges compete for an all expenses paid spot to compete at the national competition in Dallas, TX. Thank you Alaska Airlines, maintenance division for your support! We also are pleased to welcome ACF-50 (Lear Chemical), and Champion Aerospace as Maintenance Sponsors for this year’s event.

What exactly is the point of the career forum? Perhaps you know someone who is inspired by flying but not sure how to make that a career? How does one afford it? What are the pros and cons of a military versus college or time building through employment path? What are salary trends? These are just a few of the questions that are answered by volunteering professionals from all sectors of the aviation industry that are eager to share journeys and mentor new pilots. Welcome AeroFlite, NBAA and Lift Academy as 2020 Career Forum Supporters.

Speaking of our Platinum Level Sponsors Alaska Airlines & Horizon Air – once again they have gone beyond by sponsoring lanyards for the entire event and again offering the much anticipated Meet & Greet opportunities in the Career Forum for career pilots.

Did you know that aviation maintenance is the new hot job in aviation? Overshadowing the pilot shortage, IAs are experiencing lots of lucrative career opportunities. Stop by the 5th Annual Maintenance Competition Saturday, generously coordinated by Andy Dodson from Spokane Community

Thank you for the support of Silver level sponsors: Spencer Aircraft, Aviation Supplies and Academics, Aircraft Spruce, Cirrus Aircraft, Safety in Motion Flight Center, and Pacific Coast Avionics.

SPEAKERS 2020 SCHEDULE NW Aviation Career FORUM Annual NW Regional Aviation MAINTENANCE COMPETITION 24 Conference MAP 26 Exhibitor DIRECTORY 43 KIDS ZONE ACTIVITIES Thank you Bronze supporters Avemco, King County Airport & Boeing Field, Wings Financial Credit Union, Port of Bremerton, Mesa Airlines, CiES Corp, and Wipaire. We appreciate General Aviation News, Seaplane Pilots Association and Trade-A-Plane for continued media support. Thank you to Spencer Aircraft for once again coordinating a shuttle from Pierce County Airport for fly-in attendees.– Please join me in thanking the sponsors, and speakers for their tireless efforts on our behalf. And don’t forget to visit the exhibitors where additional learning also takes place. I hope you find this year’s Conference welcoming, exciting and inspirational.

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Admission $5 | Kids 17 & under always FREE Parking is FREE in the Blue Lot on Meridian Street.

Showplex | Washington State Fair and Events Center, Puyallup WA Driving, lodging & fly-in details on page 24-25


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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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2020 SPEAKERS Rachel Hansen, Event Coordinator Washington Aviation Association(WAA)

The one thing all our speakers have in common is they are passionate about aviation and graciously share their stories and knowledge with other aviators and aircraft owners. Other than that, there are no rules. When I first took on this established event nineteen years ago there was only one speaker area– the second floor of the Pavilion Hall. The goal was to pack the schedule with one stream of interesting, and sometimes very expensive, aviation greats. When we moved to the newly built Showplex Exhibit Hall – everything changed. Suddenly we had five rooms equipped with high tech audio visual as well as the keynote area seating over 1000 – the sky was the limit. We were able to accommodate historical presentations, provide space for group annual meetings, host product demonstrations and even began offering an on site FAA approved IA Renewal course for aviation mechanics that had the added effect of bringing in more aircraft parts companies hoping to connect with the new influx of mechanics attending the event. Some of the product demonstrations have become standards over the year – like Wayne McGhee’s annual Saturday morning Gar-

min update or Seattle Avionics’s educational workshops. SPA president, Steve McCaughey’s seaplane centric sessions are popular and also presenting new and current information on float flying. The Aviation Safety Institute’s annual sessions are also always on point. We are very grateful to the many speakers who take the time each year to volunteer to include the Northwest Aviation Conference in their annual agenda: thank you Johnny Summers, Bruce Williams and Gary Reeves – your educational spirit is engaging, appreciated, and integral to the success of this event!


One of our well received and reliable speakers we count on each year is MIKE ADAMS, Senior Vice President of Underwriting with Avemco. Mike is an instrument-rated pilot, a Northwest native and the former President of the Oregon Pilots Association. Mike holds a property and casualty insurance license in all 50 states. His more than 37 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. Mike will be presenting his new seminar entitled “Traits of a Superior Pilot” at 3:30 PM Saturday in the Pioneer Room.

PAUL F. DYE CWU’s Amy Hoover featured in General Aviation News

An award-winning author, TOM HAINES, Senior Vice President, Media and Outreach at AOPA was named editor in chief of AOPA Pilot in 1994. Under his leadership, AOPA has expanded its media properties to include Flight Training magazine and a host of electronic media. He is the co-anchor of the weekly video magazine AOPA Live This Week. His staff also manages AOPA’s presence at regional fly-ins and air shows. Haines holds an MBA and a BA in Journalism. He is a 3,500-hour Commercial pilot with multiengine, instrument, and seaplane ratings, and holds type ratings in Eclipse 500 and Cessna CJ business jets and a second-incommand type rating in the North American B-25. He owns a Beech A36 Bonanza. Haines will be speaking at 1:00 Saturday on General Aviation in the New Decade.

Prior to joining ASI, Alicia worked as a flight instructor, air tour pilot, and also towed banners in Citabrias. Originally from Los Angeles, Alicia received a Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Science from Rocky Mountain College. She enjoys reading, hiking, music, baseball, and all types of adventure. Alicia is an active pilot and aspires to learn aerobatics and own her first airplane. Alicia will be speaking both days in the Keynote Area on behalf of the Air Safety Institute.

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.

Author and flight instructor 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 2019 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 speaks Saturday and Sunday on seaplane topics as well as serves as a mentor speaker and moderator at the NW Aviation Career Forum.

Amy will be speaking on Saturday, FEB 22, in the Keynote area at 3:30 PM. A familiar face at the NW Aviation Conference is STEVE MCCAUGHEY. Steve has been the Executive Director of the Seaplane Pilots Association since 2011 and travels each year from his home in Florida to get a

ASI Speaker, Alicia Herron

New to the NWAC schedule is ALICIA HERRON, and aviation write and speaker for the Air Safety Institute. Herron develops content including scripts for ASI’s safety videos, articles, and seminars. Alicia joined the team in September 2018.

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Author, Art Krull

New to the Speaker schedule in 2020 is author ART KRULL. Arthur Krull is a native of Seattle and a graduate of the University of Washington. He has had a successful career as a civil, military, and commercial pilot. His being hijacked to Cuba in 1980, while as a Second Officer on a Delta Airlines flight, changed his life. In the years since, he has told the story of his highjacking as a motivational speaker to audiences,



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Alicia Herron – AOPA Air Safety Institute

Alicia Herron – AOPA Air Safety Institute

What looks like a perfect partnership in a Cessna Cardinal gets a bit rough over unforgiving swampland. How will you resolve an engine issue and personality conflict when it’s not your airplane— even though your backside will be in just as much trouble if the motor quits completely? Join the AOPA Air Safety Institute as we examine “what would you do” in this real-world scenarios

You’re taking your college-age daughter to a twoweek mountaineering course at the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) in Laramie, Wyoming. It’s a routine kind of flight in your turbocharged A36 Bonanza. What could go wrong? Join the AOPA Air Safety Institute as we examine “what would you do” in this real-world scenario.

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Tom Haines – AOPA Senior Vice President Award winning author and co-anchor of the weekly video magazine AOPA Live This Week, Tom Haines provides his views on keeping GA vibrant for the next generation. Tom was named editor in chief of AOPA Pilot magazine in 1994. Under his leadership, AOPA has expanded its media properties to include Flight Training magazine and a host of electronic media. 9

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who have often encouraged him to write a book about the experience. Now retired, Art lives with his wife near Paine Field in Everett, Washington, where he has began his flying in 1967. He is a Volunteer Ambassador at the Boeing Future of Flight Aviation Center, and he writes articles about aviation for it’s volunteer Newsletter. Art will be sharing his exciting story both days at the Conference. JEFFREY LUSTICK, owner of Tomahawk Aero Services will be speaking on aircraft sales Saturday. Lustick is a graduate of Gonzaga University in Spokane, WA, and has practiced aviation law for 20 years. Jeff’s seminar is designed to provide helpful information and pro-tips to first-time airplane buyers seeking to find their dream airplanes. He will cover what to look for when shopping for an airplane, from what airplane models are the most desirable to purchase and own, to how to evaluate engines, airframes, and avionics. He will also cover the best process for reaching a fair purchase price, and how to negotiate with brokers and private sellers. Finally, he will discuss the legal paperwork, such as sales contracts, escrow options, etc., and cover the FAA forms needed to safely buy your new airplane. He will answer questions and hand out printed sample forms during the seminar.

As always, we are pleased to hold a place Saturday morning for WAYNE MCGHEE. Wayne is the Northwest Regional Sales Manager for Garmin International. An instrument rated private pilot, he has nearly three decades 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.

For the last couple years PHILIP MANDEL has been traveling up from his home in Oregon to teach the AOPA Rusty Pilot’s workshop. This year we are pleased to welcome back him as a new regular on the Keynote schedule. When Philip Mandel was young, he had no idea flying could be affordable for someone with an average income or possible for someone with an IQ under 200 – that was until he met a private pilot, just a “regular guy” with an average job, who flew for fun and owned a beautiful Mooney M20. 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, MEI, and more recently AGI and IGI certificates and ratings. Through the years he has owned airplanes ranging from a C-150 to a Piper Apache and is currently the proud owner of his tenth flying machine, a Thorp T-18 (Experimental). Now a “recovering engineer,” Phil is an independent flight instructor based at Starks Twin Oaks Airpark (7S3) near Hillsboro OR. Philip will be presenting both days at the 2020 Northwest Aviation Conference.

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Johnny Summers

Annual show planning with JOHNNY SUMMERS usually starts with – “use me whereever you need me, Rachel.” And that’s the kind of ardent aviation supporter Johnny is. An excellent educator, inspiring and always smiling – he is an important element of what makes someone continue this job after 19 years! Johnny is a professional pilot with over 13,000 hours. He is an FAA DPE, airline pilot, academic, and consultant. He administers tests for ASEL Private, Instrument, Commercial, military competency, foreign pilot conversion, Canadian conversion, CFI, and CFII certificates. Johnny started flying as a US Army helicopter pilot. He transferred to the USAF and flew KC-135s. He piloted the US Air Force Academy’s Wings of Blue competition parachute team and was an instructor pilot at the Academy’s Flight Screening Program. Johnny spent three years as an Assistant Professor of Aerospace Studies at Texas Christian University where he was recognized for his teaching skills. Johnny has been a Regional Director of Flight Operations, Regional Director of Training, Chief Flight Instructor, Chief Pilot, and FAR §141 Commercial Chief Instructor. In 1997, Johnny was recognized as the FAA National Aviation Safety Counselor of the Year. In 2012 Johnny received the Washington Aviation Association’s Spirit of Aviation Award. Currently Johnny is flying 737s for Alaska Airlines. Academically, he is an Assistant Professor for ERAU with a Ph.D. in Business Administration. His graduate and post graduate studies focused on aviation and airport management, airport construction, and finance. Johnny and his family make their home in Buckley, Washington, USA. Johnny will be speaking Saturday at the Conference and is once again offering his services to present at the Career Forum. 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

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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. 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 aviationfocused periodicals. Bruce will once again speak both days at the NW Aviation Conference and we thank him for his support.

2020 NW AVIATION CONFERENCE SCHEDULE - SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22 | 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM 7:15 AM Registration open for IA Seminars - Maintenance seminars open to everyone, certification provided to registered attendees only 8:00 AM Room C | Founders

Replacement of Exhaust and Welded Parts in General Aviation Acorn Welding, Paul Gryko

9:00 AM TRADE SHOW OPENS Admission $5.00/person at the door | 17 and under FREE. Parking FREE, Blue Lot Room C | Founders

Care & Maintenance of Wheels & Brakes

Vern Rogers, Cleveland Brake and Wheel

10:15 AM Room C | Founders

Slick Service Bulletins and Maintenance & Design Zack Flathmann, Champion Aerospace

11:15 AM Room C | Founders

Corrosion Prevention and Control

Mark Pearson, President, Lear Chemical (ACF50)

12:30 PM CAREERS: Speed Networking

for Pilots, Mechanics and Aviation Professionals Bring your resume and questions to socialize, share refreshments, and meet with aviation companies looking for mechanics and pilots. OPEN TO CAREER FORUM, MAINTENANCE COMPETITION AND IA RENEWAL ATTENDEES ONLY.

1:30 PM Room C | Founders

Maintenance & Inspection of Standard and Tuned Exhaust Systems Jim Shafer, General Manager, Power Flow Systems, Inc.

2:30 PM Room C | Founders

Calibration:An Annual Inspection for your Tools Mike Ellis, PinnaCal

3:30 PM

9:15 AM Room A | South STUDENTS & New Pilots: Aviation Career Paths STUDENTS: Aviation Session /combined Career Paths Military, College,

Room B | Pioneer

Room D | Heritage

Room E | North

Keynote Area

Annual Update on Garmin Products Wayne McGhee, Garmin International

Airport Surface Safety

The Ultimate Off Road Adventure: Flying Seaplanes

Advanced Foreflight IFR Pro-Tips Gary Reeve, PilotSafety.org

Building Time Pros and Cons, Get straight answers about the Q&A.path OPEN ONLY TO REGISTERED best to an aviation career ATTENDEES for your situation. Forum panel represent college and military as well as as career pilots who have 10:30 AM built time through employment. This lively discussion will help you makeAthe decision right for Room | South Room B | Pioneer you and your goals and discuss the costs, time commitment and CAREER PILOTS: pros and cons of each path.

Kent Kora, FAA NW Mountain Region Runway Safety Program Manager Learn how to safely navigate and communicate.

Choosing A Carrier

What are airlines looking for? Hear it directly and compare salaries, incentives, benefits, and flow through OPEN ONLY TO REGISTERED ATTENDEES

Discussion opportunities and plenty of audience interaction. open only to registered attendees

Shortcuts on planning, filing, pre-departure clearance, approach plates, missing approaches and continuation to alternates. This class will make IFR flying easier and safer.

Steve McCaughey, Seaplane Pilots Association

Room D | Heritage

Room E | North

Keynote Area

NORAD’s TFR and ADIZ: Avoid a Fighter Escort

Overview of Wings Pilot Proficiency Program

Real Best Glide

Discover the #1 reason GA aircraft are intercepted. Avoid TFRs and what to do if you are intercepted. An informative session that will keep you out of trouble, and off the news.

Alicia Herron, AOPA Air Safety Institute You’re taking your college-age daughter to mountaineering course in Laramie, Wyoming. It’s a routine kind of flight in your turbocharged A36 Bonanza. What could go wrong? Join the AOPA Air Safety Institute as we examine “what would you do” in this engaging, real-world scenario.

Robert Ticknor, FAA Safety Team,Spokane

11:45 AM Room A | South

STUDENTS: Fund the Dream

Cost prohibitive? Learn about scholarships, fast tracks and creative financing OPEN ONLY TO REGISTERED ATTENDEES

Room B | Pioneer

CAREER PILOTS: Military transition to Airline

Room D | Heritage

Room E | North

Keynote Area

Smartly Buying An Airplane

Washington Pilots Assoc. (WPA)

Engine Failure: When you only have one

Jeffrey Lustick, Tomahawk Aero Services What to look for when shopping for an airplane, airplane models, evaluating engines, airframes, and avionics as well as negotiating with brokers and private sellers.

Hiring projections and steps to transition to a civilian air carrier. Open to non-military as well as active or veteran OPEN ONLY TO REGISTERED ATTENDEES

Annual Meeting and Luncheon

Johnny Summers, FAA DPE, Seattle FSDO Once the engine quits, it’s too late to prepare. We’ll take a systematic look at being prepared for an engine failure in a single engine airplane. After reviewing preflight planning, we’ll discuss how to prepare for when your engine fails and you do not have another one handy.

1:00 PM Room B | Pioneer

Room D | Heritage

Room E | North Foyer

Keynote Area

Upper Air Program: Its Role in Weather Prediction” Steven Van Horn, Meteorologist, NWS, Spokane Upper air observations and why they are still an important factor when it comes to numerical model prediction.

How to Keep you Medical Certificate Alive and Well Dr. Curtis Edwards, NW Mountain Regional Flight Surgeon Statistics for medical certification, dispelling the myth the FAA “wants to deny you because you are old.”

Fly Washington Passport Award Ceremony & Program T.S. “Max” Platts,WSDOT Aviation Awards and information on how pilots and passengers can participate in this fun program to encourage participating in general aviation!

General Aviation in the New Decade Tom Haines – AOPA Senior Vice President Award winning author and co-anchor of the weekly video magazine AOPA Live This Week, Tom Haines provides his views on keeping GA vibrant for the next generation. Tom was named editor in chief of AOPA Pilot magazine in 1994. Under his leadership, AOPA has expanded its media properties to include Flight Training magazine and a host of media.

2:15 PM Room A | South

Room B | Pioneer

Room D | Heritage

Keynote Area



Flying Above 8K: Hypoxia Risks

Preparing for an IFR Flight in the iPad Era Bruce Williams, Bruce Air Most of us use a tablet to prepare for flights and to display charts in the cockpit. These tools have made flying easier in many ways, but using them wisely requires planning and perhaps changes in our habits. I’ll discuss lessons learned from using these tools and observing other IFR pilots, and I’ll offer specific suggestions to help you fly effectively with EFBs.

The Other 90% It’s not all about being a pilot with the airlines, learn about rewarding aviation support careers . Forum speakers will share personal journeys. OPEN ONLY TO REGISTERED ATTENDEES

Getting and Keeping the Job Now will they call back? How to present the best image and set yourself about the crowd. OPEN ONLY TO REGISTERED ATTENDEES

Jim Ruttler: B.S. Neurobiology, Aithre Jim will cover benefits of flying above 8k with a ATC audio of a Cirrus pilot in hypoxic state. He will discuss of rules and training required for mid-altitude fligh, providing an overview of atmospheric oxygen pressure vs. altitud and review of blood oxygen exponential drop off above 8k. He will outline dangerous effect of carbon monoxide on SPO2; symptoms and risks of hypoxia, and finally how to develop personal maximums.

3:30 PM

Room C | Founders

Room B | Pioneer

Room D | Heritage

Room E | North Foyer

Keynote Area

Spark Plug Design & Maintenance

Traits of a Superior Pilot

Hijacked: A Critical Change of Plans

Using Augmented Reality in the Cockpit Steve Podradchik, CEO, Seattle Avionics IPhone and iPad apps go further and use Augmented Reality (AR) to blend a video feed with computer generated overlays. Learn how this technology can make you a safer pilot, especially at night, near unfamiliar airports, or in poor weather.

Weather or Not - Where do I go? Practical Tips on Mountain & Canyon Flights

Alan Jesmer, Tempest/ Precision Airmotive

4:30 PM Room C | Founders

Composite Float Maintenance

Matt Sigfrinius, Aerocet, Inc.

Mike Adams, VP of Underwriting Avemco A pilot can hopefully identify in themselves personality traits that may contribute to having an accident, so they can be aware of and hopefully change those traits.

Arthur Krull, pilot & author In 1980, a hijacker took control of a Delta L1011 and landed in Cuba, where he demanded more fuel to fly to Iran. Hear the story firsthand from a crew member.

Amy Hoover, PhD, CFII, Professor, CWU Maximize performance and minimize risk by understanding weather phenomena unique to mountain and canyon environments. Find and use lift, avoid turbulence and downdrafts, assess hazards and make safe flights.

4:30 PM Room A | South

Room B | Pioneer

Room D | Heritage

Keynote Area

STUDENTS: OTHER COOL PILOT JOBS Firefighting, medical, bush float, rotor, etc – Q&A

Nail your Next Flight Review

Why Backcountry Flying is Important to the Future of Aviation” Bill McGlynn, Recreational Aviation Foundation The RAF mission is to create and maintain backcountry destinations that combine aviation and adventure.


Philip Mandel, CFI-I, MEI, AGI, IGI, FAASTeam Rep

5:30 PM SHOW CLOSE See you SUNDAY @ 10:00 AM


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2020 NW AVIATION CONFERENCE SCHEDULE - SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 23 | 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 D | Heritage

Keynote Area

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 a lively session that will keep you out of trouble, and off the evening news.

Owner/Operator Aircraft Maintenance Bruce Kitelinger – FAA Airworthiness Inspector According to 14 CFR Part 43, Maintenance, Preventive Maintenance, Rebuilding, and Alteration, the holder of a pilot certificate may perform specified preventive maintenance on any aircraft owned or operated by that pilot, as long as the aircraft is not used under 14 CFR Part 121, 127, 129, or 135. This seminar will provide information on owner performed authorized preventive maintenance.

Avoiding Loss of Control Bruce Williams, Bruce Air

Loss of control remains a leading cause of aircraft accidents, and for decades the FAA and NTSB have advocated more training to address the problem. But specific recommendations are often hard to come by. Bruce will review the issue and suggest elements of a LOC-avoidance syllabus that instructors and pilots can practice regardless of the types of airplanes they fly.

11:30 AM Room B | Pioneer

Room C | Founders

Room D | Heritage


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Dynamic Propeller Balancing Aces System

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!

Rough Running at Wauchula Alicia Herron – AOPA Air Safety Institute What looks like a perfect partnership in a Cessna Cardinal gets rough over unforgiving swampland. How will you resolve an engine issue and personality conflict when it’s not your airplane— even though your backside will be in just as much trouble if the motor quits completely? Join the AOPA Air Safety Institute as we examine “what would you do” in this engaging, real-world scenario.

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.

1:00 PM Room B | Pioneer

Room D | Heritage

Keynote Area

Digital Aviation Services (DAS): The Next Evolution of National Weather Service Aviation Weather Forecasts Matthew Cullen, Lead Forecaster at WFO Seattle Each National Weather Service (NWS) forecast office currently provides TAFs for only a select handful of locations within the office’s area of responsibility. Digital Aviation Services (DAS) will be the next evolution of aviation weather services provided by the NWS. With this new framework, DAS will be a set of products and aviation forecast guidance available for the entire forecast area, essentially providing TAF information for any location! Come learn about what new weather forecast information will be available and when you’ll have access to this exciting new resource.

Flying With Purpose – Creating a Personal Culture of Safety Brig Williams, CFI This presentation will cover how CFI’s should promote using WINGS in their training activity and how the program helps pilots maintain proficiency. Brig will also show how WINGS is an additional way for CFIs to renew their certificate.

Mastering Single Pilot IFR Gary Reeve, PilotSafety.org Learn 10 Tips to make IFR much easier and safer. A must attend class for any IFR student, pilot or instructor. Gary D Reeves, is the 2019 FAA NATIONAL CFI of the YEAR, an 8,800hr ATP and Master CFI

2:30 PM Room B | Pioneer

Room D | Heritage

Keynote Area

Hijacked: A Critical Change of Plans Arthur Krull, pilot & author In 1980, a hijacker took control of a Delta L1011 and landed in Cuba, where he demanded more fuel to fly to Iran. Hear the story firsthand from a crew member.

Combining Online Flight Planning with iPad Apps Steve Podradchik is the CEO and co-founder 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.

Power Loss at 300 Feet: What Went Wrong, What Went Right” Philip Mandel, CFI-I, MEI, AGI, IGI, FAASTeam Representative Mandel and his primary student experienced significant power loss at 300 feet AGL over Vancouver WA off Pearson Field (KVUO) in 2019. With the help of dashcam video that captured the event, Philip will share lessons learned from the scariest two minutes of his life. He says he did more things wrong than right yet still managed to nurse the Beech Musketeer back to the field and land opposite direction without bending anything.

4:00 PM Show Close – See you next year!




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Saturday 9:00 - 5:30 PM Sunday 10:00 PM - 4:00 PM full schedule online washington-aviation.org







Participants will be issed a FORUM lanyard that provides access to sessions and networking events as well as student passport/ Meet & Greets. 360-427-5599























Aviation Supplies & Academics (ASA) celebrates 80 Years in Business Behind every great student are some great training tools – and ASA has been the leader in bringing the best in aviation training products since 1940 – right here in the Pacific Northwest! The NW Aviation Conference is pleased to congratulate them on this milestone and is also honored to welcome ASA back as a Silver Level event sponsor at the 2020 event. Stop by and visit with their team during the Show at booths #624-625. ASA was started as Merrell Aviation Ground School by Creighton Merrell in 1940. The company’s primary goal soon became the training of post-war military pilots returning from active duty to work in the early civilian airlines. Plotters, regulations and training manuals were the first products. In 1960, the company broadened its production and development efforts with pilot supplies and books added to the ground school training line. In 1969, the company became Northwest School of Aviation under a new owner, Roy Beech. The company’s goal was the franchise of the popular Merrell Ground School under the name “Aviation Seminars of America,” or ASA. In November, 1976, Joe Cucchiari purchased the company. “Aviation Supplies and Academics” replaced Aviation Seminars of America as the name to go with the ASA acronym, and the company again broadened its product line with cassette courses and new books and training materials. The company was incorporated in 1977. In 1981, Joe Finelli joined the organization, bringing 20 years of experience in printing and publishing with him. Publishing and manufacturing has since become the principle company mission.

In 1984, the sale of the ground school (Aviation Training and Research, Inc.) and the retail store (The Aviator’s Store) allowed all efforts to be directed towards becoming a major supplier of pilot supplies and educational material in the United States. In 1985 Mike Lorden joined ASA as Marketing Director. That year, ASA moved to larger quarters in Georgetown, and again to its present Newcastle location in 1990 to provide more warehouse and office space. Jackie Spanitz joined the operation in 1993 and is currently ASA General Manager. ASA remains a family-owned business, overseen by Mike Lorden, President.


The ASA FAR/AIM has been in publication since 1945, and the ASA Test Preps have been in production for more than 60 years. Since those early days, many products have been added to the line including textbooks, software, apps, online courses, videos, flight instructor tools, aviation maintenance technician materials, logbooks, flight computers (manual E6B and the electronic CX-3), aviation plotters, kneeboards, flight bags, remote pilot and drone materials, and more. Pilot supply items and book titles are being added, as our team of Authors and Subject Matter Experts continues to grow. ASA’s distribution network has grown as well, with domestic and international distributors promoting and representing the full ASA product line around the globe. ASA products are used worldwide in all training environments: ICAO, CAA, FAA Part 61/107/141/147, airline, manufacturers training, colleges, universities, civilian and military, STEM/magnet programs, ab initio training, general aviation airports, and by aviators everywhere for self-study. Today ASA is the leading publisher of aviation books and the largest producer of pilot supplies in the USA, providing trusted materials for more than 80 years. Stop by and say hi at #624-625.


Cirrus Aircraft Launches the 2020 SR Series In January Cirrus Aircraft announced the launch of the all-new 2020 G6 SR Series, the most technologically advanced models ever of the world’s best-selling SR20, SR22 and SR22T piston aircraft. The highlight of the new model year is the introduction of the Cirrus Aircraft App powered by Cirrus IQTM – providing a digital connection to the aircraft from virtually anywhere in the world. Further enhancements include re-imagined interior and exterior aesthetics, along with an optional 4-blade SR22T propeller from Hartzell. “The SR Series has been the world’s bestselling high performance single-engine piston aircraft for seventeen consecutive years,” said Zean Nielsen, CEO at Cirrus Aircraft. “That success doesn’t stop our team from pursuing relentless innovation. The addition of the Cirrus Aircraft App is a bold new step towards a fully connected aircraft and we’re proud to be leading the way once again.”

Cirrus Aircraft claims that 2020 G6 SR Series will redefine the aircraft ownership experience with the introduction of the Cirrus Aircraft App for the iPhone, powered by Cirrus IQ. As the next step in ultimate connectivity, Cirrus IQ enables remote communication between aircraft and pilot via the Cirrus Aircraft App, enhancing the ownership experience and maximizing safety and operational efficiency. Owners and operators of SR Series aircraft equipped with Cirrus IQ can now remotely access important pre-flight status information, including fuel and oxygen levels, battery voltage, oil temperature, aircraft location and flight hours at the touch of a button through the Cirrus Aircraft App. Joining an array of industry-leading safety features, additional upgrades to the Cirrus Perspective+TM by Garmin® flight deck further augment safety. These upgrades include a new stabilized approach advisory system which provides visual and aural alerts to the pilot of unstable conditions during an approach. With these upgrades, the 2020 G6 SR Series definately will be on the leading edge of aviation technology with some of the most comprehensive, integrated and intelligent flight experience available today, enabling a smarter aircraft, a smarter pilot and smarter flying.


Echoing the bold step forward in connectivity, Cirrus has also redesigned the interior. The 2020 G6 SR Series brings a palette of reimagined premium colorways to suit the style of every pilot. Starting with the exterior, aggressive accent lines race alongside an epic line-up of colors inspired by supercars, including Aurora Purple, Highlands Green, Bimini Blue and Volt. The interior receives added detail with widened front accessory pockets for the latest mobile devices, along with high-contrast and colormatched stitching on the luxury automobileinspired seats. Joining the new aesthetics is an all-new 4-blade clean sheet SR22T propeller from Hartzell. Utilizing the most technologically-advanced carbon fiber construction and finished with a nickel leading edge protectant, this new upgrade option adds an unmistakable ramp presence for the 2020 G6 SR22T. Cirrus Aircraft’s first high-performance SR Series airplane – the SR20 – was delivered in 1999 and transformed general aviation with intuitive avionics, game-changing performance and revolutionary safety systems, including the Cirrus Airframe Parachute System® (CAPS®).



Today’s SR Series portfolio includes the SR20, SR22 and the turbocharged SR22T. Today, there are more than 7,500 SR Series aircraft in more than 60 countries around the world, with over 11.6 million flight hours.

CIRRUS AIRCRAFT APP, Powered by CIRRUS IQ The Cirrus IQ platform provides remote connectivity and enhances the ownership experience while maximizing safety and operational efficiency. Pilots of aircraft equipped with Cirrus IQ can now remotely access critical pre-flight status information using the Cirrus Aircraft App for iPhone. Begin your preflight before you depart for the airport, and know the overall health status of your aircraft before arriving planeside.

Launched in 2017, the sixth generation SR Series – G6 SR Series – quickly reaffirmed Cirrus Aircraft’s position as the industry leader and, once again, raised the benchmark for high performance, single-engine aircraft. The 2017 G6 SR Series launched the high-speed Cirrus Perspective+ flight deck, Cirrus SpectraTM wingtip lighting, premium cockpit connectivity solutions and more. In the following two years, the G6 SR Series was further enhanced with flight deck upgrades and new features in connectivity, including flight data streaming and the ability to text or call contacts on the ground with FlightStream 510. Cirrus Aircraft also offers the Arrivée Special Edition SR Series inspired by “The Art of Arriving”. This unique aircraft expands on the luxury automobile inspired details that define a Cirrus aircraft interior with artisan handcrafted finishes and customization typically only available through the company’s unique Xi Design Studio. The 2020 G6 SR Series begin delivering in January 2020.


ABOUT CIRRUS AIRCRAFT Cirrus Aircraft is the recognized global leader in personal aviation and the maker of the bestselling SR Series piston aircraft and the Vision Jet, the world’s first single-engine Personal Jet, as well as the recipient of the Robert J. Collier Trophy. Founded in 1984, the company has redefined performance, comfort and safety in aviation with innovations like the Cirrus Airframe Parachute System® (CAPS®) – the first FAA-certified whole-airframe parachute safety system included as standard equipment on an aircraft. To date, worldwide flight time on Cirrus aircraft has passed 11 million hours and 188 people have returned home safely to their families as a result of the inclusion of CAPS as a standard feature on all Cirrus aircraft. The company has four locations in the United States, located in Duluth, Minnesota; Grand Forks, North Dakota; Knoxville, Tennessee and McKinney, Texas. Cirrus Aircraft is a 2020 Silver Level Sponsor of the Northwest Aviation Conference & Trade Show. They will not be bringing their mobile aircraft display this year but you can visit Manny in booth #409.

Wipaire celebrates 60th anniverary as Charlie Wiplinger is named CEO Wipaire announces Bob “Wip” Wiplinger has entered semi-retirement and his son, Charlie Wiplinger, is taking the helm as CEO. Bob served as President since 1979 when he purchased the company from his father and founder, Ben Wiplinger. He will continue to serve as Chairman of the company. Charlie has held the title of President since 2011 and will now be President & CEO. “My son represents the third generation of leadership. He’s been here his whole life and I know the company will continue to grow under his guidance. But, don’t worry, I’ll still be here, focusing on engineering and offering advice to the next generation, whenever somebody with gray hair can be helpful.” said a smiling Bob Wiplinger.

Seaplane Pilots Association Lifetime Memberships

Charlie’s first role at Wipaire began in Line Service at the age of 16. After college graduation in 2003, he worked as an engineer until assuming the role of Vice President of Services which he held until becoming President in 2011. Wipaire celebrates 60 years of building Wipline floats in 2020. Stop by to congratulate them in booth #121 at the Conference.

This Summer Wipaire announces partnership with the Seaplane Pilots Association [SPA] to increase support of pro-seaplane initiatives through membership. “Beginning July 22, 2019, all new owners of Wipline floats will receive complimentary lifetime membership with Seaplane Pilots Association. This increases awareness and participation for our customers on the many benefits of joining SPA” said Chuck Wiplinger. “SPA serves as the resource for seaplane pilot education which is helpful for new float owners.

Charlie Wiplinger

Through lifetime membership, they’ll receive discounts on insurance, access to safety seminars and be able to enjoy our events and splash-ins” said Steven McCaughey, Executive Director of SPA. “Our lifetime members provide support critical to our advocacy. This includes our efforts to maintain open waterways and work with government entities to create pro-seaplane legislation. Partnering with Wipaire for lifetime membership supports the mission of SPA: Protecting and Promoting Water Flying. We truly appreciate this exclusive benefit being included with the purchase of new Wipline floats.” Visit the Seaplane Pilots Association in booth #507-508 at the Northwest Aviation Conference and Trade Show.


Performance, reliability and service, those are the reasons seaplane pilots prefer Wipline® floats.

To own the best, call 651.451.1205

Amphibious or straight Wipline® 2100 float models are available for the Husky Aviat A1. Wipline floats are known for both performance and durability and with 60 years in the business you can buy with confidence knowing that Wipaire still be here to support our products for years to come.


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CONNECT 8th Annual Northwest Aviation Career Forum SATURDAY, FEB 22 WA State Fair & Events Center, Puyallup, WA $25/person includes career sessions, resource packet, Meet & Greets, networking socials, and admission to event all weekend.


PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. For information 360-427-5599 or visit washington-aviation.org to register.

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, Saturday, FEB 22. In 2020 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 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 2019, the event brought together over 600 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 Alaska Airline and Horizon Air as a Platinum Level Sponsor. 20

In addition AeroFlite, Lift Academy, NBAA and Safety in Motion Flight Center have offered up their support for the Career Forum Sponsors. “We will continue to be a part of the event for years to come,” remarked John Hornibrook, chief pilot at Horizon Air. In 2020 Alaska and Horizon will have representatives participating in seminars and will once again be hosting ‘Meet & Greets’ to recruit pilots for both airlines. Many of the Career Forum exhibitors are accepting pilot and mechanic resumes and some will conduct preliminary interviews on site. We are very thankful for the continued support of our event moderators Morgan Lawrence, Gordon Alvord, Johnny Summers, John Swedburg, Patrick Murphy and Seattle-based faculty at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. With their dedication and guidance this event becomes better every year!

Here’s to

PILOTS connect with airlines and explore employment opportunities Unique meet & greet opportunity with Alaska Air Group.

Career Forum 2020 Preliminary Schedule

Blue Skies

MECHANICS learn about industry opportunities & network with employers. IA Refresher training seminars, maintenance competition.

The following sessions are open to Career Forum participants only. Register online at washington-aviation.org or call Rachel at & New Adventures. options, scholarships, aviation schools, 360-427-5599. Cost is $25/person. There will be no access STUDENTS to seminars explore or Meetcareer & Greets without Forum lanyard. and complete Aviation Passport for prizes.





10:30 AM | Pioneer Room

9:15 AM | South Foyer Colleges, military, and pilots who have built employment flying time help you make decisions right for you and your goals. 10:30 AM | South Foyer


A more in depth opportunity to delve into the pros and cons of the military path to an aviation career.

11:45 AM | Pioneer Room


11:45 AM | South Foyer


If the cost is feeling prohibitive, attend this 45 minute session to ask questions. Learn about scholarships and hot tips. 12:30 PM SPEED NETWORKING 2:15 PM | | South Foyer


For every 10 pilots, there’s 90 people supporting their mission. From schedulers, technicians, mechanics, engineers, marketers, there’s a place for everyone’s dreams in business aviation. 4:30 PM | South Foyer


If you have built the time now’s the time to do the research and find the airline that is the best fit for you. What are you looking for? What are airlines looking for in their pilots? Hear it directly from exhibiting airlines and compare salaries, hiring incentives, benefits and flow through paths.

In addition to commercial airlines, private corporations, charitable, firefighting, medical, bush pilots, tourism, and government agencies all need pilots, and there’s always a demand for flight instructors.

Seminar covers hiring projections and steps a candidate can take to transition to an air carrier. Open to non-military and active or veteran. 12:30 PM SPEED NETWORKING Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air will speak briefly on hiring projections and long term rewarding careers for Air Group mechanics and pilots. 2:15 PM | Pioneer Room


Now that you’ve had the opportunity to meet the airlines – what if they call you back? How do you set yourself above all the other candidates and make the best impression. 4:30 PM | Keynote Area


Attend this session for a discussion on Alaska’s hiring projections, future growth, pilot expectations.

SAT, FEB 22 | 9 – 5 PM


18 maintenance college teams competing for a place at the national event. Sponsored by Alaska Airlines, Horizon Air and Fighting 147s. 12:30 PM Room C | Founders Room


Open to registered Forum attendees, Maintenance Competition students, registered Career Forum Exhibitors, and registered IA Mechanics only. Mechanics: Everyone wants you. Bring your resumes, representatives from nationwide aviation facilities are looking for qualified aviation mechanics. Be confident in the choices that are good for your life balance. Platinum event level sponsors, Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air will speak briefly on hiring projections and long term rewarding careers for Air Group mechanics and pilots.

5:30 - 7:00 PM | NETWORKING SOCIAL Open to registered forum attendees,

The annual NW Aviation Career Forum offers mentoring opportunities for students and career pilots 21

5th Annual NW Regional


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. The event enters it’s fifth year and is shaping up to be bigger and better than ever. The 2020 competition features eight teams from around the Pacific Northwest, two more than last year’s competition. Aviation Maintenance Technology Schools (AMTS) fielding teams this year have undertaken rigorous internal vetting processes in the months leading up to the competition to select their most skilled students to represent their school in this annual competition. The schools participating in the 2020 competition include Big Bend Community College, WA; Clover Park Technical College, WA; Everett Community College, WA; North Idaho College, ID; South Seattle College, WA; Spokane Community College, WA; Idaho State University, ID, and Trinity Aviation Academy, WA. The number of competitive events has grown in 2020 as well. Competitive teams will show case their aviation knowledge as they perform eleven competitive events

during this one day competition. Last year’s competition featured eight different skills events. Each event is designed to test typical aircraft mechanic skills and knowledge that an AMTS student encounters during their training experience. Aviation industry members in the audience will be watching closely in hopes of recruiting future aircraft mechanics for their company. Not only has the event grown is size and scope, but sponsors have stepped up their game too in terms of awards. Thanks to the generosity of Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air, the first place winner of the 2020 competition will compete at the national Aerospace Maintenance Competition, part of the Aviation Week Network’s MRO Americas conference, held April in Dallas Texas. The Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air sponsorship pays air travel and hotel costs for a 6-person competition team. 2222

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For over 35 years the Washington Aviation Association has presented the Northwest Aviation Conference & Trade Show. This event two days of safety seminars and 122,000 sf of aviation displays. Located in the Showplex Exhibit Hall at the Washington State Fairgrounds in Puyallup, the event is centrally located near the I-5 corridor between Tacoma and SeaTac Airport. Visit washingtonaviation.org for directions & schedule updates. Exhibits/schedule subject to change without notice.

Need a place to stay? Contact establishments for availability: Fairfield Inn & Suites 253-770-3100 Holiday Inn Express 253-848-4900 Hampton Inn & Suites 253-770-8880 Best Western Plaza 253-848-1500 Motel Puyallup 253-845-8825 visit washington-aviation.org for morre.

ROOM D HERITAGE Join, Bronze Level Sponsor AVEMCO’s Mike Adams, SAT @ 3:30 PM for “Traits

from the North on I-5 I-5 South, exit #135; first stop light turn right to Pioneer Way E; 5.2 miles to 72nd St. E. Left, 1.9 miles to 5th St. SW. Right to 5th St. SW and follow signs to Fair.










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KEYNOTE SPEAKER AREA Stop by silver sponsor,

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Thank you, Trade-A-Plane, for your media support of the Event. Visit them in Booth #327.



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from the South on I-5 I-5 North, exit at Hwy 512, #127; 8 miles to the exit marked 9th St. SW. Left, follow signs to Fair. FREE parking in the Blue Lot.


Thank you, General Aviation News, # 524, for your support of this NW event!


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Back Country Flying shares the adventure of MT flying in both #732.

Everyone appreciates Ferry Okanogan’s fresh crisp apples in booth # 210-211! Seattle Avionics share new product advancements in booth # 108.

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THANK YOU, Wipaire, #121, for continued sponsorship of this Conference!






















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Air & Auto Museum, in Hood River, OR, has one ollections of still-flying antique aeroplanes and mobiles in the country. waaamuseum.org

the nation’s largest surcharge free ATM network. To learn more, visit #118. wingsfinancial.com THANK YOU King County Airport for your continued support! Visit booth #120-121 to learn more about their services!



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THANK YOU event sponsors, ALASKA AIRLINES & HORIZON AIR, #109-111, for your continued support! alaskaair.com


HOW FAR? THANK YOU volunteers who staff the event information booth. ENTER draws here for prizes donated by our exhibitors!

For airplane parts and pilot supplies visit our event sponsor, Aircraft Spruce, #127–128. aircraftspruce.com CONFERENCE



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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When you park your plane at THUN Field


WA State Fairgrounds Enter thru BLUE GATE 110 9th Ave SW Puyallup, WA 98371

NWAC - FEB 22-23

ADMISSION $5 | 17 & under FREE Parking FREE , Blue Lot , Meridian Street HOURS: SAT 9-5:30 | SUN 10-4 Showplex | WA State Fairgrounds


Not a speaker in 2020, but Brian Shul will be on site in booth #605.

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Booths #824-829 Visit us at the WAA information booth.

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Knoxville, TN 37932 865-966-5856 tec-usa.com MAINTENANCE SPONSOR 424 ACF-50 / Lear Chemical 6182A Kestrel Road Mississauga, ON L5T 1Z2 905-564-0018 learchem.com 523 Acorn Welding 10916 119th Street Edmonton, AB T5H 3P4 888-388-8803 FORUM SPONSOR 415 Aero-Flite, Inc PO Box 19009 Spokane, WA 99219 508-747-6001 aerofliteinc.com

426 Aerocet Inc 265 Shannon Lane Priest River, ID 83856 208-448-0400 aerocet.com 302 AeroLEDs, Inc 8475 W Elisa Street Boise, ID 83709 208-850-3294 aeroleds.com Air Wisconsin Airlines 8770 W Bryn Mawr Ave 7th Floor, Suite 705 Chicago, IL 60607 airwis.com 512 Aircraft Magneto Service 8171 Mullan Road Missoula, MT 59808 844-267-6247 aircraftmagnetoservice.net-

BRONZE SPONSOR 610 – 611 Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) 421 Aviation Way Frederick, MD 21701 301-695-2201 aopa.org SILVER SPONSOR 127 – 128 Aircraft Spruce & Specialty 225 Airport CircleCorona, CA 92880 800-824-1930 aircraftspruce.com 603 Aithre: Carbon Monoxide Detector PO Box 4890 Ketchum, ID 83340 aithreaviation.com 208-481-8310


PLATINUM SPONSOR 109 -111 Alaska Airlines 800-ALASKAAIR alaskaair.com 317 American Propeller Service 20208 Charlanne Drive Redding, CA 96002 530-221-4470 americanpropeller.com 300 Angel Flight West angelflight.org 503 Appareo 1810 NDSU Research Circle N Fargo, ND 58102 701-551-3555 appareo.com 235 Arlington Municipal Airport 18204 59th Drive NE Arlington, WA 98223 360-403-3470 arlingtonwa.gov

227 Art Krull Aviation Stories Publishing www.aviation-stories.net 410 ASI Aircraft Specialties Inc. 3336 South 66th Ave Circle Omaha, NE 68106 402-521-4131 asibrakes.com 721 Aspen Aviation 5001 Indian School Road Albuquerque, NM 87110 505-288-1858 aspenavionics.com BRONZE SPONSOR 812 Avemco Insurance Company 8490 Progress Drive, Suite 100 Frederick, MD 21701 800-638-8440 avemco.com

218 Avian Aeronautics, Inc. 8900 State Hwy 3 SW Bremerton, WA 98312 360-674-2411 avianflight.com

329 AvWeb/Kitplanes 4296 Gadwell Ct Eagen, MN 55122 805-382-3363 kitplanes.com

711 Barbarossa Books 5660 NE Tolo Rd Bainbridge Island, WA 98110 206-780-8452 barbarossabooks.com

219 Avian Flight Center 8900 State Hwy 3 SW Bremerton, WA 98312 360-674-2411 avianflight.com

631 Auburn Flight Club Box 1248 Auburn, WA 98071 425-588-5438 auburnflight.com

224 B.A.S. Inc Box 190 Eatonville, WA 98328 888-255-6566 basinc-aeromod.com

629 Aviation Painting 401 S Park Street, Ste A, #117 Chewelah, WA 99109 509-847-8651

229 Auburn Municipal Airport City of Auburn(S50) 2143 E ST NE, Ste 1 Auburn, WA 98002 253-333-6821 s50wa.com

627 Bendix King 9201 - B San Mateo Blvd NE Albuquerque, NM 87113 602-732-1036 bendixking.com

SILVER SPONSOR 624 – 625 Aviation Supplies & Academics, Inc. 7005 132nd Place SE Newcastle, WA 98059 425-235-1500 asa2fly.com 814 Avidyne Corporation 710 North Drive Melbourne, FL 32934 781-402-7434 avidyne.com

732 Backcountry Flying Experience PO BOX 7276 Kalispell, MT 59904-0276 406-890-3419 backcountryflyingexperience.com 326 Baker Avionics 800 Brookside Blvd Grants Pass, OR 97526 541-406-0681 bakeravionics.com

221 BEFA - Boeing Employees Flying Club 840 West Perimeter Road Renton, WA 98057 befa.org 324 Best Tugs 3573 North Main Street Spanish Forks, UT 84660 801-821-3112 besttugs.com


131 - 132 Big Bend Community College 7662 Chanute Street Moses Lake, WA 98837 877-745-1212 bigbend.edu

BRONZE SPONSOR 205 CiES Inc 1375 SE Wilson Ave, Ste 150 Bend, OR 97702 541-408-1095 ciescorp.com

204 Canada West Avionics, Ltd. Unit 3 - 7630 Montreal St. Boundary Bay Airport Delta, BC V4K 0A7 604-409-8182 cwavionics.ca

409 Cirrus Aircraft 829 E Perimeter Road South Renton, WA 98057 425-306-7549 cirrusaircraft.com

514 Cascade Warbirds 1405 Madrona Avenue Everett, WA 98203 cascadewarbirds.org 234 Central WA University 400 East University Way Ellensburg, WA 98926-7515 509-963-2364 cwu.edu MAINTENANCE SPONSOR 621 Champion Aerospace 1230 Old Norris Rd Liberty, SC 29657 864-640-0680 champaero.com

229 City of Auburn(S50) Auburn Municipal Airport 2143 E ST NE, Ste 1 Auburn, WA 98002 253-333-6821 s50wa.com 315 Civil Air Patrol hhq.cap.gov 504 Civil Air Patrol, Overlake Composite Squadron Redmond, WA 98052 hhq.cap.gov

335 Cleveland Wheels & Brakes/ Parker Hannifin 1160 Center Rd Avon, OH 44011 440-937-1213 parker.com/cleveland

732 Contract Aircraft Technicians (CAT) PO Box 7276 Kalispell, MT 59904-0276 406-270-0910 contractaircrafttechnicians.com

202 - 203 Clover Park Technical College 17214 110th Ave E Puyallup, WA 98374 253-583-8904 cptc.edu

429 Cubcrafters Inc 1918 South 16th Avenue Yakima, WA 98903 509-248-9491 cubcrafters.com

615 Concorde Battery Corp 626-813-1234 concordebattery.com

425 Davis Aviation 117 Fox Hall Circle Bristol, TN 37620 423-652-1113 davisaviation.com

309 Electronics International 63296 Powell Butte Hwy Bend, OR 97701 541-318-6060 buy-ie.com

333 Dynon Avionics, Inc. 19825 141st Place NE Woodinville, WA 98072 425-402-0114 dynonavionics.com

104 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University 1000 SW Oaksdale Ave,110 Renton, WA 98057 425-226-2484 erau.edu 803

832 EAA 326 - Mt Rainier Puyallup, WA eaa326.org 316 EarthX Lithium Batteries 1111 Diamond Valley Windsor, CO 80550 970-674-8884 earthxbatteries.com

105 Empire Airlines 11559 N. Atlas Road Hayden, ID 83835 208-292-3850 empireairlines.com

531 ExpressJet expressjet.com 831 FAA Aerospace Medicine 1601 Lind Avenue SW Renton, WA 98057 425-227-2300 faa.gov 730 FAA– Safety Team Renton, WA 98057 faa.gov 731 FAA – Flight Standards District Office (SEA FSDO) Renton, WA 98057 425-227-1290 faa.gov 803 Seattle Approach S46 faa.gov 804 FAA - Towers/Terminal faa.gov 805 FAA - En Route 3101 Auburn Way S Auburn, WA 98092 faa.gov 211 Ferry-Okanogan/ Republic Republic, WA 99166 ferrycounty.com



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Aero-Flite – Fighting fires since 1963 We are please to welcome Career Forum sponsor Aero-Flite to the 2020 Conference. Learn more about their operations in booth #415. Aero-Flite has been in the aerial firefighting business since 1963. They have operated Boeing B-17s, C-54 and DC-4s, CL-215s, and currently the Viking CL-415 and the Avro RJ85. They have grown from converted military aircraft ito operating modern, purpose-built firefighting aircraft. The RJ85s land based tankers are efficient, fast, and reliable retardant delivery aircraft and the CL-415s are capable of reloading from many water sources and delivering a large volume quickly.

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What do Atlantic Turtles, Pacific Whales and Pilots have in Common? A NATIONWIDE EFFORT TO SAVE SEA CREATURES’ LIVES Each fall in the Northeast, sea turtle conservation gains a unique partner: the general aviation community. Private pilots volunteer to help transport sick turtles to rehabilitation hospitals along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts. Recently Turtles Fly Too expanded that reach to the Northwest with organizing rescue flights for NOAA and SR3 whale entanglement teams. The Idaho based non-profit Turtles Fly Too is the inspiration of True-Lock Aviation Fasteners developer, Leslie Weinstein. If you had difficulty connecting whales, turtles and pilots – add wheel fasterner inventor to the mix! But it works. With an ability to find creative solutions to difficult problems, Leslie can bring the right people together for a common cause. Whether it be wheel fasteners, sea turtles or pinnipeds – he enjoys making big things happen! As water temperatures drop in the fall, sea turtles must migrate south into warmer waters. Otherwise they risk becoming “coldstunned,” a condition similar to hypothermia in people. Cold-stunned sea turtles strand on frigid beaches in the Northeast and will die if not rescued and brought to a rehabilitation facility.

There are an average of 750 cold-stunned sea turtles found in the Northeast every year between November and January. This quickly overwhelms local rehabilitation facilities, and turtles must be transported to other facilities to continue their care. NOAA Fisheries identifies permitted rehabilitation facilities that can care for these turtles and coordinates their transport to these hospitals. Transports can be stressful for turtles, especially those in poor health. Anything that can be done to minimize transport time reduces that stress and increases the chances of successful rehabilitation. Transports to southern Florida could take 24 hours by ground! That can take a toll on a sick sea turtle, so flying is preferred.

To address this issue, a partnership was born in 2014, during the largest coldstunned sea turtle stranding season on record. More than 1,200 cold-stunned sea turtles stranded in Massachusetts alone, and local rehab facilities quickly filled. When Weinstein first heard about the endangered sea turtles in needing “rides,” he starting reaching out to aircraft owners, his True-Lock customers. Leslie contacted NOAA Fisheries to offer assistance in enlisting pilots to volunteer their planes and their time to transport turtles. He created the non-profit organization called Turtles Fly Too, which initially only involved a small number of pilots. Now there are more than 150 “Turtle Fliers.” Each fall they answer the call to assist NOAA in transporting hundreds of cold-stunned sea turtles. Leslie’s efforts have grown to a nationwide network of pilots and sponsors to also assist in rescues of stranded or entangled whales. Leslie coordinates with NOAA and SR3 to find rides for gear and biologists quickly.


At NWAC Turtles Flys Too will partner with NOAA Fisheries, USFWS, SR3, Seattle Aquarium, and the Oregon Coast Aquarium to host information booths #106-107. Stop by to learn more about how you can help.

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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,

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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IA Maintenance Renewal Seminars at the Aviation Conference With so many great exhibitor on hand each year we are fortunate to have access to a wide knowledge base of industry and government talent. The WAA exhibitors assist the event by speaking at a series of


FAA approved seminars. Additional


hours available Sunday.


Registered IA’s attending the seminars earn credits toward certificate renewal. Mechanics wishing to fulfill the full eight hour IA Renewal requirements in one day (Saturday FEB 22, 2020) must arrive for the 8:00 AM session. Check in and ID verification begins at 7:30 AM.

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A list of the 2020 certificated IA seminnars can be found at www.washingtonaviation.org. 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 includes admission to the conference both days.



Certificated attendees may pre-register for the event at washington-aviation.org, or by phone to 360-427-5599. IA’s must show picture identification at the time of registration and are required to have their registration cards stamped at the close of each hour attended. A certificate will be awarded at the close of eight hours.


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Aircraft Maintenance Discovery Day

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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

vocational skills necessary to construct, maintain and fly the aircraft they built along with directly exposing the students to the various career opportuni-

what does an aircraft mechanic really do?” Have you ever wondered “what

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does a career in Aviation Maintenance Technology (AMT) look like?”

shadowing and internships.

If you have, you’re the exception. Most people don’t give it a thought. 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 23, 2020 | Showplex, AMT DISCOVERY AREA


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Welcome future Aviators and Aviatrixes to the NW Aviation Conference’s interactive Flight Zone Activity Area. This year we are proud to announce that the Seattle World Cruiser Association and its volunteers will staff and provide many hands on educational activities to learn about aviation. This year we celebrate the upcoming re-creation of the first World Flight with the Seattle II departing Sand Point, Washington April 6, 2020. The Pacific Northwest is known around the world for its rich aeronautical history and as the birth place of the aviation industry. The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) recognizes this at the Seattle Museum of Flight with a special Historic Aerospace Site plaque that was forged in Scotland for The Red Barn. The Red Barn is officially the first home of The Boeing Company, founded in 1916. The Boeing Company acquired McDonnell Douglas in 1996 to form the largest integrated aerospace company in the world. The 1924 world flight of the Douglas World Cruisers was a cornerstone in the Pacific Northwest’s aviation history by accomplishing this First circumnavigation of

the world. These flights took off from Sand Point, Washington, and ended in Seattle. Douglas Aircraft Company built four World Cruisers each named after a U.S. City. They were #1 The Seattle, #2 The Chicago, #3 The Boston, and #4 The New Orleans. You can learn more about this incredible history at Our Flight Zone, and enjoy other hands on interactive activities. The Vertical Wind Tunnel is a fun, hands on way, to learn about directional air. Lifelong learners construct colorful whirligigs that hover in this stable air. Experiment on different shapes and designs that will take flight. A staff attendant can teach you to construct the perfect whirligig and also give you many ideas on how to recreate one for 42 your very home.

Real Flight Radio Controlled Flight Simulator Basic by Great Planes is one of the best ways to learn how to fly radio controlled aircraft. This exciting program featured on a 32” monitor offers 35 airplanes, 12 helicopters, and six flying sites. You can quickly learn your orientation and safely fly these model aircraft and helicopters with a simple reset button to rebuild your plane in event of a mishap. This flight simulator is truly one of the best ways to learn to fly radio control, and is used effectively at many Academy of Model Aeronautics flying clubs. Come fly it at The Flight Zone! Want to learn more about the Seattle World Cruiser II around the world flight that is taking place this April 6, 2020?

Stop by our Seattle World Cruiser Association information table and get the latest information on this incredible adventure. Maps, logistics, details, and more are available by the seasoned Team that will be undertaking this historic trip. Touchstone Enterprises LLC is providing two Talking Towers by the booth to help you get a better overview of this ambitious project. Like building and flying recreational gliders? Then you will want to stop by and see the successful designs and ideas we have that you can take home. These great flying gliders are easy to construct and can be recreated in the classroom or home environment. Be sure to stop by our Flight Zone for your fun, and zany glider. Color it up to make to give it some pizazz! Are you an aspiring artist? If so you need to try your hand at artfully coloring our Seattle II airplane that will leave you yearning for a world adventure of your own! Meet with key Team members of the Seattle World Cruiser Association as you bring your work of art to life. When you finish with your artwork, please be sure to take your picture with Meemo, one of our flight team monkeys, who also loves coloring books and more! He will want to see your masterpiece for sure and get his picture taken with you. Looking forward to seeing you there!

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Melincko’s Museum Hi Everybody! It’s me, Melincko, the famously adventurous aviation monkey. I have exciting news to share with you, and I hope you take it seriously even though I’m just a monkey. Somehow I always happen to be at the right place, at the right time. I have many stories that involve historic airplanes, flights and aviators you see attending the Northwest Aviation Trade Conference! First of all I should probably tell you where my home is. I live in a1930 gas station that is painted up in the Gilmore Gas Station colors in the City of Wallowa, Oregon. Gilmore Gas station? Back in the 20s and 30s was the golden age of Air Racing. Many colorful pilots filled the sky. One aviator, Roscoe Turner, personified this era the best. His waxed mustache, sharp blue military jacket, riding breeches pressed into tall black boots, and diamond studded aviator wings made him a larger than life character. He also flew with a real lion!

The lion was Roscoe’s flying companion.

Gilmore flew over 25,000 miles and participated in two transcontinental races. Gilmore the flying lion even had a parachute and oxygen mask made special for him by the Irvine Parachute Company (1930). The humane society and the rest of the public were concerned with Gilmore’s safety in case Roscoe had a malfunction

with the airplane. Huge public outcry resulted in these modern safety features for Gilmore. His parachute was activated by a static line so he could safely exit the aircraft if he had to. Gilmore the Lion became the mascot for Gilmore Gas and Oil. The brilliantly painted gas stations were done in high gloss yellow, white, and red trim. The reason that I live in an old 1930s Gilmore Gas station is because it has been converted into a model airplane museum that even has a stuffed giant lion just like Gilmore with his parachute deployed. This incredible model airplane museum was put together so that students of all ages could learn about aviation in a fun and eclectic way. As you will see when you visit, the first learning lesson in this airplane hangar of mine is the history of Roscoe Turner and Gilmore the Flying Lion! Inside you will also learn about Josef Kotula. He was one of the most prolific aviation artists from 1931 until 1987. He did many of the covers for Model Airplane News, Popular Mechanics, and also did the “Box Art” for Aurora Flying Models. Many of his best covers, since I have one of the most complete collections in the world, and his early “Box Art” can be found on display, along with his rich history and induction into American Society of Aviation Artists. I should probably let you know that I am part of the Seattle World Cruiser Association and I am the first team member to take the First flight in the Seattle II down 44

Boeing’s 10,000 foot airstrip. I will be flying as part of the flight team on this incredible adventure that begins April 6, 2020 departing out of Sand point, Washington. The real flight in 1924, the first circumnavigation of the globe, actually took stuffed monkeys as mascots. My great, great grandmother, Maggie, was on that flight and now lives at the Smithsonian in Washington D.C. I am the April 6, 2020 mascot that has the privilege of flying around the world with the Dempsters and our official flight crew. What other famous flights have I made with many of the pilots you see right here at the trade conference? Well, I was fortunate enough to fly with Addison Pemberton in the Beautiful Boeing 40C from Historic Pearson Field to Boeing Field. This Boeing Model 40 was brought back to its former glory by Pemberton and Sons Aviation in Spokane, Washington. This Boeing Model 40 is the oldest flying Boeing airplane in existence, and can be found in the incredible Golden Age of Aviation Collection at The Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum in Hood River, Oregon (WAAAM). WAAAM is one of the many exhibitors at this Conference too. I have a really big poster of this Boeing 40C hanging in my museum that you must see with a giant monkey holding a wind sock next to it! Captain Mac and Roni, who fly their historic 1929 Travel Aire 4000, and give biplane rides all over America, also flew

historic model airplanes in suspension, some as small as a moth, like our Wright Flyer, some yet as giant as the ten foot wingspan Douglas World Cruiser (New Orleans #4) that was here at the trade show last year, makes the Scavenger Hunt a real challenge. A great many aircraft you did not even know existed like the Savoia Marchette SM 55X, The Dornier DOX, Heinkel H.E. 70A, Junkers JU 52, Convair B36, Martin M130, Boeing 314G, and more can be found here.

alongside the Boeing 40C for this trip. We flew the old C.A.M. (Contract Air mail) Route 8 from 1200-1400 AGL, and you can see this adventure at my aviation museum. Captain Mac’s amazing story about barnstorming and the Great American Flying Circus can be found in Richard Bach’s book: Nothing By Chance, A Gypsy Pilot’s Adventure in Modern America. Richard also wrote; Jonathan Livingston Seagull. I also had a fun time flying with the pilots that built and flew the replica of the historic Miss Veedol, also known as The Spirit of Wenatchee. Miss Veedol flew nonstop across the Pacific Ocean on October 5, 1931 with Clyde Pangborn and Hugh Herndon. They crash landed their airplane safely in East Wenatchee, Washington. When I flew in the Miss Veedol we flew out of Wallowa County at Joseph Airport, OR. There are many exciting aviation developments taking place inthe Pacific Northwest besides my aviation museum. Joseph Char-

ter School in Joseph, OR, just built a new facility dedicated to teaching students how to prepare for careers in the aviation industry. Lewis-Clark State College in Lewiston, Idaho is building the Schweitzer Career & Technical Education Center (CTE). Hillcrest Aircraft Company became the first corporate partner to donate $100,000. It will house many of the technologies like CNC machining, and engineering& electronics technology. Getting back to Melincko’s Museum in the City of Wallowa,` you will also learn about the famous Marine and Air National Guard “Happy Hooligan” Aviator, James “Fang” Maroney. Fang was one of four pilots flying F-16s providing protection over Washington D.C. for the first thirty days after 9/11. His 80 inch wingspan North American P-51D Mustang can be found inverted over our aero modeling area. Fang was a lifelong member of the Academy of Model Aeronautics. Fang and his father built this huge Mustang with retractable landing gear, flaps, and opening canopy. Building flying models, gliders, learning about drones, experiencing the Vertical Wind Tunnel, flying the radio controlled flight simulator, or just basking in the rich history of the famous Aviatrixes and leaders of aviation like Katharine Wright, Harriett Quimby, Bessie Coleman, Jackie Cochran, Helen Dutreau, and Mary Riddell, are just a few reasons to come and learn. Dozens of beautifully scaled model aircraft move by themselves creating a giant aircraft mobile while you visit. This aviation museum is an exciting place to learn about aviation in a fun way. Many 45

What I find really neat too are the informative Talking Towers built by Touchstone Enterprises LLC that you can find all around my museum. They inform and instruct using my fun monkey voice. These push button Talking Towers are a great way to get precise information delivered to our visitors especially since the wing walking monkeys can distract even the most focused docents. My favorite exhibit is The World Flight Wall that tells the amazing rich history on the flight I will be going on this April 6, 2020. The history of the Douglas World Cruisers is one of the greatest adventures ever to take place, and the largest peacetime logistical effort of the United States Government until the landing on the moon. A very special thank you to my monkey friend, PJ Mueller, at Seattle Museum of Flight who made these incredible reader boards for my exhibit. Seattle Museum of Flight, without a doubt, is one of the greatest aviation education museums in the world, and they were so very kind to even help out this little monkey. So come out to visit me in Beautiful Wallowa County. My Melincko Museum is just the place for you. You will find me on The Oregon Hells Canyon Scenic Highway 82 in the City of Wallowa, and you cannot miss the brightly colored historic building, and of course my funny little monkey face and a P-40 Flying Tiger War Hawk on the big lit sign. I hope to see you there this summer as our opening day is set for April 15, 2020. Even though I will be flying around the world on the Seattle II with the Seattle World Cruiser Flight Team you can learn all about me and my aviation adventures here. I will quickly come back after our landing in Seattle.

One Day Flying Companions Seminar for Non-Pilots 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM | SAT, FEB 22 $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 General Aviation 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. The $49.50/fees funds the Greater Seattle 99s aviation scholarship. To register, email andrea40@juno.com, (253) 638-1679 or complete form online at seattle99s.org.

Want to Learn more about the 99’s?



The Greater Seattle Chapter of The Ninety-Nines provides camaraderie, networking opportunities, activities, and educational opportunities for women pilots. The chapter is a diverse group of women pilots including private pilots, sport pilots, student pilots, and commercial pilots- airline, corporate, and even test pilots! They fly a variety of aircraft, from helicopters to jets and even hot air balloons. Some of the members have been with The Ninety-Nines for more than 30 years and some have just joined. All are welcome! Learn more at booth #708. Already in the 99s? Come connect with other 99s for a casual “bring your own lunch” from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM Sunday, Feb 23, at the Pioneer Pub area. Share your chapter’s planned events for the coming new year. Hope to see you there.

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$100 Burger?

HOW ABOUT FRESH CRAB AND OYSTERS? Pilots want to fly their planes. Sometimes that means springing the fuel for a cheeseburger at the nearest airport. In the Pacific Northwest we have the unique ability to “elevate” that experience with some of the most scenic flying and destinations just a hop across the Sound. In the shadow of the Olympic Mountains, Hood Canal is a fantastic destination – whether it be for a dock side lunch of fresh local oysters or a weekend getaway complete with massage, golf, waterfalls – and yes, spectacular scenery.

Conference attendees are invited to visit airports from Salem, Bremerton, Arlington and Grays Harbor, or journey east of the mountains and check some bacounty destinations. Be sure to stop by one of thee many exhibitors’displays for local information.

It’s surprising how close it is to get so far from it all. It wont take you long to realize that defrosted burger with a side of greasy fries can’t hold a rivet to grilled Hama Hamas served overlooking the tranquil waters of Hood Canal.

Check out the collaborative display organized by Mason County Tourism supporting information on businesses around Hood Canal and throughout the Olympic Peninsula. For additional information visit explorehoodcanal.com.

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