2014 Northwest Aviation Conference & Trade Show

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NW AVIATION SPIRIT AWARDS Join us to honor local aviators who have gone beyond to promote & preserve aviation – 36


2nd Annual event takes flight for continued success – 42


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Park Your Plane at the Terminal. Shop for Charts and Parts. Eat ! Learn to Fly a Plane or Helicopter Fly In for Repairs and New Avionics

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2014 NW AVIATION CONFERENCE SCHEDULE - SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22 7:15 A.M. Registration open for IA Seminars - Maintenance seminars open to everyone, certification provided to registered attendees only – Details page 40 Troubleshooting Aircraft Charging and Starting Systems Damon Berry, Plane Power Alternators, See page 46

8:00 A.M. Room C | Founders

9:00 A.M. TRADE SHOW OPENS Admission $5.00/person at the door | 17 and under FREE. Parking FREE, Blue Lot 9:15 A.M.

Room C | Founders

Electronic Ignition Systems

Michael Kobylik, Electroair Seminar description page 46

Room B | Pioneer

Room D | Heritage

Room E | North

Keynote Area

Helicopter Workshop,I Aerodynamic Hazards

Advanced Preflight Procedures Minard Thompson FAA Safety Team

Seaplanes 101

Ipads in the Cockpit Steve Podradchik, Seattle Avionics Ipads; apps pros and cons; selecting ADS-B receiver & GPS

ADS-B Explained: How the Mandate Will Affect You Wayne McGhee, Garmin

Hillsboro Aviation

See page 8 for details

10:15 A.M Room C | Founders

Room A | South Foyer

Steve McCaughy, president Seaplane Pilots Association

See page 16 for details

10:30 A.M.

Cylinder Life Ron Humphry, Continental Motors Aircraft Seminar description page 46

11:15 A.M

Room A | South Foyer

Room B | Pioneer

Room D | Heritage

Room E | North

Keynote Area

Helicopter Workshop, II Special Emphasis Areas

Chock Talk with a Fighter Pilot Maj Tom Gustin, NORAD Discover the #1 reason GA aircraft are intercepted and how to avoid it. Join NORAD fighter pilots in an informative and lively session that will keep you out of trouble, and off the evening news.

Weather Workshop I NW Weather Patterns Clinton Rockey, NWS Portland Unstable shower patterns, marine stratus, fog, high winds, thunderstorms and the Puget Sound Convergence Zone.

Own a Piece of Your Own Coffee Farm James Cummiskey, Cima Coffee Farms see page 23

Accident Case Study:LIVE ASI – AOPA Tom Curran Work backwards through evidence and testimony to figure out exactly what went wrong, and why. See page 8 for details

Hillsboro Aviation

See page 8 for details

Room C | Founders

Fuel Cell Diagnosis and Installation

11:45 A.M.

Kurt Hartwig, Eagle Fuel Cells

Seminar description page 46

Room A | South Foyer

Room B | Pioneer

Room D | Heritage

Room E | North

Keynote Area

12:15 P.M

Helicopter Workshop, III Off Airport Operations

Keeping Your Medical Certificate Kirk T. Harmon, MD FACOEM FAA Medical Examiner See page 16 for details

Aviation Medevac During War

Washington Pilots Association (WPA) Annual Meeting and Luncheon

Surviving Unscheduled Water landings Bryan ,“Bry the Dunker Guy” Webster, Aviation Egress Systems, details page 15

Hillsboro Aviation

See page 8 for details

Captain Ed ‘RIV’ Hrivnak, WOUNDED, A Legacy of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

See page 19 for details

1:00 P.M. 1:30 P.M. Room C | Founders

Hydrostatic Testing of Aviation Components Gary Ogden,Aerospace Turbine Rotables

Seminar description page 40

Room C | Pioneer

Room D | Heritage

Keynote Area

FreeFlight Systems: ADS-B for Tomorrow’s Airspace. Peter Ring, FreeFlight, Booth #122

Don’t Leave Home Without It Steve McCaughy, SPA See page 16 for details

Weather Workshop II: Weather of the Inland Northwest Andy Haner, Meteorologist, NWS, Seattle See page 14 for details

AOPA Northwest Member Address Mark Baker, Aircraft Owners & Pilots Assoc. president A discussion on the current AOPA issues. See page 8 for details

2:15 P.M

2:30 P.M.

Room A | South Foyer

Room B | Pioneer

Room D | Heritage

Room C | Founders

Safely Fly the North Atlantic Ed Carlson, Export Air Experiences of 291 trips across the Atlantic. See Carlson in booth #613.

Portable ADS-B Traffic What You Don’t See Eric Rush , AOPA, Steve Podrachik Portable ADS-B receivers give pilots in-flight weather and traffic updates. Unfortunately, it provides an incomplete picture that could lead to disaster if you don’t know what you’re missing.

Maintaining Health as Aviators Mature Philip M. Tartalone, Ph.D., Eastern Michigan University See page 12 for details

Pneumatic De-icers

Ken Heath, UTC Aerospace

Seminar description page 46

3:30 P.M. Room C | Founders

Ric Peri, Aircraft Electronics Association

Seminar description page 46

4:30 P.M. Room C | Founders

Room E | North Foyer

Keynote Area

Information Overload! Is advanced technology making GA Safer? JJ Greenway. Director Business Development CAPACG See page 12 for details

Cate Mighell, One Sky Publishing

3:30 P.M

NextGen for General Aviation

Room A | South Foyer

Room B | Pioneer

Room D | Heritage

Room E | North Foyer

Idaho’s Backcountry Lodge Destinations Crista Worthy, Managing Editor at Pilot Getaways See pages 20-22

Of Course They Fly John Sessions, Historical Flight Foundation; The story of HFF’s 13 flying antique aircraft. See them at booths # 218-219

What Kind of Pilot Runs Out of Gas? Mike Adams, Vice President of Underwriting Avemco Insurance Details page 44.

VFR Flight Following Question & Answer Dave Taylor, SEA Air Traffic Control Center, FAA Booth 728

Keynote Area

Johnny Summers, Bethany Consulting See page 8 for details

4:30 P.M.

The Business of Aircraft Maintenance: the regulatory puzzle

Ric Peri, Aircraft Electronics Association

Seminar description page 46

5:30 P.M. Show Close – 10

Room A | South Foyer

Room A | South Foyer

Room B | Pioneer

Room D | Heritage

Room E | North Foyer


Clyde Pangborn: First Nonstop Flight Across the Pacific Ted and Bob Heikell, One Chance for Glory See page 13 for details Visit Booth #522

Stall/Spin Awareness Bruce Williams, BruceAir See page 13 for details

Don’t Get Caught In the Dark! Managing the Risks of Flying at Night Dale R. Wilson, Central Washington University, See page 16 for details

How to Fly Affordably Featuring the SkyCraft SD-1 Minisport Paul Glavin, Skycraft Aviation

Youth Aviation Programs Soar at Pearson Field Education Center Laureano L. Mier, Director See page 40

Join us for the Northwest Spirit of Aviation Awards Banquet - Tickets available online – washington-aviation.org. 360-427-5599; details page 36.

2014 NW AVIATION CONFERENCE SCHEDULE - SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 23 10:00 A.M. TRADE SHOW OPENS Admission $5.00/person at the door | 17 and under FREE. Parking FREE, Blue Lot 10:15 A.M. Room A | South Foyer

Room B | Pioneer

Room C | Founders

Room D | Heritage

Room E | North Foyer

Keynote Area

Safely Fly the North Atlantic Ed Carlson, Export Air Carlson shares experiences of 291 trips across the Atlantic. See Carlson in booth #613.

Safety is No Accident

Preventive Maintenance, Part I:

Non-Towered Airports are not Uncontrolled Johnny Summers, Bethany Consulting See page 8 for details

Idaho’s Backcountry Lodge Destinations Crista Worthy, Managing Editor at Pilot Getaways See pages 20-22

Youth Aviation Programs Soar at Pearson Field Education Center

Steve McCaughy, president Seaplane Pilots Association

See page 16 for details

Ric Peri, Aircraft Electronics Assoc. A review of the regulatory guidance on preventive maintenance, including performance standards, record keeping and limitations. See page 46

Laureano L. Mier, Director See page 40

11:30 A.M. Room A | South

Room B | Pioneer

Room C | Founders

Room D | Heritage

Room E | North


Keeping Your Medical Certificate Kirk T. Harmon, MD FACOEM, FAA Medical Examiner See page 16

Exceptionally Plane People

Preventive Maintenance, Part II:

Chock Talk with a Fighter Pilot Maj Tom Gustin, NORAD Discover the #1 reason GA aircraft are intercepted and how to avoid it. Join NORAD fighter pilots in an informative and lively session that will keep you out of trouble, and off the evening news.

Aviation Medevac During War

Accident Case Study:LIVE ASI – AOPA Tom Curran Work backwards through evidence and testimony to figure out exactly what went wrong, and why. See page 8 for details

Historic Flight Foundation

Remarkable people who escaped the limelight. Featured companies include North American Aviation, Grumman, Waco and Supermarine.

Ric Peri, Aircraft Electronics Assoc. A review of the regulatory guidance on preventive maintenance, including performance standards, record keeping and limitations. See page 46

Captain Ed ‘RIV’ Hrivnak, WOUNDED, A Legacy of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

See page19 for details

1:00 P.M. Room A | South

Room B | Pioneer

Room C | Founder

Room D | Heritage

Room E | North

Keynote Area

Clyde Pangborn: First Nonstop Flight Across the Pacific Ted and Bob Heikell, One Chance for Glory

Traffic Patterns, Will Your Turns Hurt You? Minard Thompson, FAA Safety TeamTowered or

Vacuum Pump Clinic

Perceptions and Human Error: Cockpit Technology Enabling Risk-taking Behavior Philip M. Tartalone, Ph.D. Eastern Michigan University See page 15 for details

Weather Workshop III: Adverse Winds and CWSU Services Jim Vasilj, Meteorologist, NWS CWSU, Auburn, WA ee page 14 for details

If It’s Not Fun, You’re Doing it Wrong! Jonathan “JJ” Greenway, Director Business Development CAPACG See page 12 for details

non-towered airports, your turns will decide your fate. Do you think about turns before you make them? Are your turns coordinated and did you look before you turned? Are you listening on the proper frequency?

John Herman, Tempest

Seminar description page 46

2:30 P.M Room B | Pioneer

Room C | Founders

Room D | Heritage

Room E | North


Surviving Unscheduled Water Landings Bryan Webster Aviation Egress Systems See page 15 for details

Light Sport Maintenance

IPad Flying Dos and Don’ts Eric Rush, AOPA Steve Podradchik, Seattle Avionics The iPad can improve your situational awareness, if you use standard best practices.

Weather Workshop IV: Assimilating Aviation Weather Data Allen Kam, Meteorologist, National Weather Service, Seattle, WA See page 14 for details

Using GPS Under IFR Bruce Williams, BruceAir See page 13 for details

Paul Glavin, Skycraft As a newer category of airplane, many of the regulations are often misunderstood or unknown. Learn the basics of FAA rules on maintenance, repairs, and inspections for Light Sport Aircraft. Seminar description page 46

4:00 P.M. Show Close – See you next year!

Welcome to the 2014 Northwest Aviation CONFERENCE & TRADE SHOW Presentations are one hour unless otherwise noted; please see color coded diagram for workshop schedule. Visit website for updates or call 866-922-7469 for info.




or by phone for IA Sessions. All welcome.



HOURS: Register online

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







MECHANIC SEMINARS - Details page 46





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Johnny Summers’ flying career began as a US Army helicopter pilot. After completing his degree, he transferred to the US Air Force and flew KC-135s refueling the SR-71 and then the F-117. He also 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. In 1997, Johnny was recognized as the FAA National Aviation Safety Counselor of the Year. With over 13,000 hours, Johnny is a FAA Designated Pilot Examiner, airline pilot, academic, and aviation consultant. Johnny holds a PHD in Professional Aeronautics with a concentration in Aviation Safety. He currently flies for Alaska Airlines.



Jonathan “JJ” Greenway

CFI, Director, Business Development CAPACG



2:15 pm – SAT, FEB 22 | Keynote area Information Overload! Is advanced technology making General Aviation safer?

It’ll be a while before “driving and texting” stories move off the front page but does GA have a similar affliction that is detrimental to safety? “Glass” comes standard in most new GA airplanes, even in two-seat, tandem taildraggers designed for bush operation. Is it an improvement? Even a smart phone provides today’s pilot with more cockpit information than an airliner had in the ‘70s. Is it good or bad information? Or simply mismanaged information?

1:00 pm - SUN, FEB 23 | Keynote area If it’s not fun, you’re doing it wrong!


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After three and a half decades of flying big and little airplanes, veteran pilot and CFI, JJ Greenway was itching for a new adventure. On a whim, he flew his two seat taildragger solo from coast to coast this past summer. Come along with him on the trip, he’ll share some stories, introduce you to some interesting people, show you some beautiful sights and you’ll fall in love with flying all over again. From Washington D.C. to Seattle and back, a two week adventure that, admit it, you’d do it yourself if you had the time!

6:00 pm | SAT, FEB 22 Awards Banquet (details page36) What’s Eating General Aviation? And what you can do to help keep it alive!

Like interest rates, unemployment figures and personal net worth, we are weary of the rosy future promised to be lurking “just around the corner” for the general aviation industry. Are we doomed? Who or what is going to save us? Or can we save ourselves? JJ Greenway shares stories from other pilots around the country who are determined to not take it lying down. The future is not as bad as some say it is! With over 14,300 hours of time, Greenway has been flying since his mid-teens. A native of Seattle, Washington, JJ learned to fly at Boeing Field. After flying corporate and for a regional airline, he joined American Airlines, where he flew for 17 years as a Captain and Check Airman on the Boeing 767. More recently he has served as the Safety Director at AOPA ASI as well as the president of Avemco. An active CFI for over 30 years, JJ is currently the Director of Business Development for CAPACG, where he is tasked with expanding market share for their product line. CAPACG’s signature products include FlyteAnalytics™ and FDM…The Silent Mentor®. Each provide operators with low cost flight data monitoring solutions that utilize data from an integrated flight deck, such as the Garmin G1000, or light weight recorder equipped aircraft. CAPACG specializes in creating and deploying FDM programs for operators of general aviation flight training fleets, small regional airlines and helicopter emergency services. Please stop by the CAPACG booth, #123, throughout the Conference to meet JJ and learn more about their products.

Philip M. Tartalone, Ph.D.

Eastern Michigan University Aviation Program 2:15 pm – SAT FEB 22 | Heritage Room Remember, You’re Not Getting Older, Just Wiser – Maintaining a Healthy Mind and Body as a Maturing Aviator

The population is getting older, and the age of pilots are reflecting this. Questions are being raised about aging pilots. The issue of safety and performance are two of the points of debate. As pilots, the concerns of aging are acute because of the exacting demands on abilities and capacities. This session assesses the relationship between age and performance. Tartalone discusses vision, hearing, endurance, and other physiological factors that may affect performance deterioration in older pilots. Additional factors such as cognition, decision making, communication, and reaction time will be examined in terms of safety.

1:00 pm – SUN FEB 23 | Heritage Room Perceptions and Human Error: Technology and Risk-taking Behavior

The wealth of technology available in new singleengine aircraft is astounding. Moving maps, weather information, traffic warnings, terrain depictions, and GPS navigation have provided us unprecedented situational awareness and revolutionized how we fly. But, are these same technologies causing us to take unnecessary risks? The session examines how cockpit technology affects our decision-making processes. Dr. Tartalone joined the aviation faculty at Eastern Michigan University in the fall of 2005. He earned his Bachelor of Science from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and his Masters and Doctorate from Michigan State University. Before coming to EMU, Dr. Tartalone was a pilot, airport inspector, and Aviation Safety and Education Specialist with the Michigan Department of Transportation, Bureau of Aeronautics. Dr. Tartalone is Chair of the planning committee for the Great Lakes International Aviation Conference.

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Bruce Williams


Flight instructor, president, BruceAir 4:30 pm – SAT FEB 22 | Pioneer Room Stall/Spin Awareness

We all practice and perform stalls during training and for flight reviews, but stall/spin accidents annually account for 10 percent of GA accidents, and about one-third of those accidents result in fatalities. This presentation discusses the aerodynamics of stalls and spins and uses in-cockpit video to demonstrate stall/spin scenarios and avoidance/recovery techniques.

1:00 pm – SUN FEB 23 | Heritage Room IFR Flying with GPS

After a brief overview of the GPS/WAAS system, this presentation focuses on a practical discussion of flying under IFR with an IFR-approved GPS navigator, especially flying RNAV (GPS) approaches, including procedures with vertical guidance. The presentation addresses common questions, such as when an IFR-approved GPS can substitute for ground-based navigation aids. Bruce Williams has been a pilot and aviation writer since the early 1970s. His experience with the development of Microsoft Flight Simulator included consulting with leading


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aviation organizations and teaching how to use Microsoft Flight Simulator as a training aid. In 2004 Bruce left Microsoft to devote full time to his consulting company, BruceAir LLC developing training materials and offering multimedia presentations on a variety of topics for pilots and flight instructors. He is an active flight instructor, specializing in technically advanced aircraft, simulator instruction, stall/spin/upset recovery training, and aerobatics.

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Edward & Robert Heikell Authors, One Chance for Glory

Edward (Ted) Heikell and Robert (Bob) Heikell were born and raised in Eastern Washington. Ted graduated from University of Washington with a degree in Aeronautical Engineering. The brothers have been involved in aviation their entire lives, as pilots and working in aviation for their livelihood.

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2014 Weather Workshop Thank you to the meteorologists from the National Weather Service Forecast offices in Seattle and Portland and the NWS Unit co-located with Seattle ARTCC for joining us each year at the Conference to provide insightful seminars, especially designed each year for our Northwest pilots. Visit the National Weather Service staff and meteorologists at their booths, #807-808.

Clinton Rockey

Andy Haner

Meteorologist, National Weather Service Portland, OR

Meteorologist, National Weather Service, Seattle, WA

10:30 am – SAT, FEB 22 Heritage Room Weather Patterns of the Pacific Northwest -West side

1:00 pm – SAT, FEB 22 Heritage Room Weather of the Inland NW (East of the Cascades)

A review of maritime weather patterns in the Northwest. Weather phenomena include unstable shower patterns, marine stratus, fog, high winds, thunderstorms and the Puget Sound Convergence Zone. Emphasis will be on the effect of these on the aviation community. Discuss satellite interpretation tools that pilots can use to better anticipate such events.


A review of inland phenomena. Including thunderstorms, mountain waves, fog, high winds, dust storms, wildfire smoke, and winter weather. In addition, we will provide some interpretation tools that pilots can use to better anticipate such events.

Jim Vasilj

Meteorologist, NWS CWSU, Auburn, WA 1:00 pm – SUN, FEB 22 Heritage Room Adverse Winds and CWSU Services

Adverse winds cause most weather related accidents. Changes – gusts crosswinds, tailwinds, variable and sudden shifts – can cause runway changes and reduced arrival rates at airports. Center Weather Service Units are collocated with FAA ARTCC facilities. CWSUs provide forecasts, and briefings to the local facility and TRACONs regarding aviation-related weather phenomena.

Allen Kam

Meteorologist, National Weather Service, Seattle, WA 2:30 pm – SUN, FEB 22 Heritage Room Assimilating Aviation Weather Data

Making sense of weather information available on the Internet will continue to be a challenge for pilots. This seminar starts with a review of the basic aviation weather data available to Northwest pilots. Techniques are presented on how to interpret and sift through weather data like METARs, satellite and RADAR imagery, discussions, and forecasts to build a picture of local the flying weather.

Speakers | Continued from page 13 Together with their love of aviation and their connection to the area in which Pangborn began his adventure – the Heikell’s set out to research the details of the Pacific Crossing to bring this hero, Clyde Pangborn, to the forefront by writing the book, “One Chance for Glory.”

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The Heikells will be sharing Pangborn’s story in illustrated interactive author presentations. 4:30 pm – SAT FEB 22 | South Foyer 1:00 pm – SUN FEB 22 | South Room Their book will be available for purchase and signing at their booth, # 522.

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Bryan Webster, “Bry the Dunker Guy”


Chief Instructor, Aviation Egress Systems

11:45 am – SAT, FEB 22 | Keynote Area 2:30 pm – SUN, FEB 23 | Pioneer Room Surviving Unscheduled Water Landings The presentation will cover the effect of sudden immersion in the water and factors that affect disorientation. The Dunker Guy will discuss underwater egress procedures and simple steps that can save your life and the lives of your passengers.. This presentation will also cover the value of Egress Training with respect to egress procedures, best practices, and how this effects fixed-wing, helicopters, pilots and passengers regarding ditching and Egress Training.

In 2007 Bryan was awarded the Transport Canada Aviation Safety Award for his contributions with the egress system. Bryan has accumulated over 11,000 hours of flying time in 35 different aircraft types over a 25 year commercial pilot career that includes bush flying, air ambulance, corporate flying and single-pilot IFR cargo flights. Being a ditching survivor himself in 1977, as a passenger in a Cessna 150, Webster was instrumental in not only saving his own life, but also the life of the unconscious pilot.

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Speakers | Continued from page 15 Bryan understood early the dangers associated with such a life-threatening situation because he had experienced first-hand the cold rush of water, the panic of disorientation, and the extreme difficulty of evacuating a dark, inverted and sinking aircraft. Bryan started his underwater egress training program to help better prepare pilots and passengers on how to survive such a traumatic event.

Steven McCaughey

Executive Director, Seaplane Pilots Association 2:15 pm – SAT, FEB 22 | Keynote area Seaplanes 101

An introduction into the wonderful world of water flying. This extremely informative workshop will provide attendees with a condensed ground school that will prepare them to begin their seaplane rating. The class covers the basics of flying boats, float planes and the knowledge and techniques one must learn to fly them.

management services, and Steve has served in the U.S. Air Force with the Special Operations Command. Bush flying in the Northwest and Alaska, aerobatics, taildraggers, and float flying in Florida also appear on his resume. Steve lives with his wife, Mary, in Florida. Visit Steve at booth #507.

2:15 pm – SAT, FEB 22 | Keynote area Safety is No Accident: Tips on Creating Successful Safe Flights

Kirk T. Harmon, MD FACOEM

Proper planning and preparation is best way to insure safe and successful flights. This insightful workshop discusses proven techniques, tips and tricks to insuring safe and enjoyable flying in remote areas such as the Pacific Northwest.

2:15 pm – SAT, FEB 22 | Keynote area Don’t Leave Home Without It: Must Haves for Your Aircraft Emergency Kit

Join Steve to learn the essential items experience has lead him to carry to insure the safety of himself, as well as, his passengers, in the event of mechanical failure or other incidents in remote areas. Steve’s diverse background in aviation, with an emphasis on anything with floats, is ideal for executive director of the Seaplane Pilot Association. McCaughey’s experience includes flight school and air operations management, aircraft


FAA Medical Examiner

11:45 am – SAT, FEB 22 | Pioneer Room 11:30 am – SUN, FEB 23 | South Foyer Keeping Your Class I,II, or III Certificate

Dr. Harmon will address common issues & concerns with FAA Flight Physicals, how to prepare for them, and answer questions. Additionally, he will outline the changes to the common conditions the AME can certify. Dr. Harmon is the Medical Director and Senior FAA Examiner for the MultiCare Centers of Occupational Medicine, part of MultiCare Health System. He has 27 years’ experience in occupational and flight medicine, including time as RF-4 Squadron Flight Surgeon in the Alabama Air National Guard. His medical degree is from Cornell University Medical College. Visit Dr. Harmon and Multicare at the Conference in Booth #131.

Dale R. Wilson

M.S Aviation Safety, ATP, CFI, NAFI Master Instructor, Central Washington University 4:30 pm – SAT, FEB 22 | Heritage Room Don’t Get Caught In The Dark! Managing The Risks of Flying at Night

The old saying may be true: flying at night is no different than flying in the day — except that you can’t see anything! Whether you’re a fledgling student pilot or an experienced commercial aviator, there is something to learn from Dale Wilson, safety researcher, author and aviation professor, as he illuminates the threats that lurk in the dark and outlines strategies that you can use to avoid or mitigate them.

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Contributed by Dan Kuperberg



Are there airports in Eastern Washington? Do they have paved runways? Are these apples free? These are the type of questions volunteers of the of the WPA have gotten used to answering every year while working the booth at the Northwest Aviation Conference. Volunteers invite the prospective visitors inside the booth to take a closer look at photographs of the eight public use airports that the chapter supports. Seven of these airports are owned by the municipalities and county that bear their names, while the eighth is owned by the state of Washington. Folks are surprised to learn that not only are the runways paved and range in length from 2,500’ to 5,000’, but four of these airports still honor an old time tradition known as the “courtesy car”. These are vehicles parked at the airport as a loaner for visiting pilots and passengers. While many of these rigs were built during the Carter administration, they are maintained by the town or pilot groups and will serve you well as a means to explore this fascinating region of Washington State. The Okanogan/Ferry Chapter has maintained booths for 10 years at the NW Aviation Conference. According to outgoing Chapter president Lee Orr, the conference has been a great way to connect with pilots that were looking for new destinations to explore.


Lee is an enthusiastic promoter of the area and looks forward every year to educating the flying community and their families about the great recreational opportunities in Okanogan and Ferry Counties once the plane is tied down.

“We aren’t selling anything – except recreation & adventure for the whole family,” Leroy Orr. It is true. While most of the booths are offering shiny new toys and aviation trinkets that will lighten your wallets useful load dramatically, the Okanogan/Ferry booths are just jam packed with brochures, maps and information about all the cool things there is to see and do on the east side of the Cascades. Have you ever flown in to see a rodeo?

How about snowmobiling the North Cascades mountains an hour after touch down? Real estate guides are always popular at the booth. People are amazed at the affordable prices and low cost of living east of the cascades. How about leasing a piece of land for a hangar for $100-$200 per year? That always gets peoples attention! And what’s the deal with all those apples they give away? What better way to represent their big open country and sunny skies then extra fancy apples. Grown in Okanogan County and sponsored by the Tonasket Chamber of Commerce, they are always a hit. For pilots on the go, we also have “apple snack packs” donated by American Produce. As pilots, getting there is always the fun. Make North Central Washington your destination and you will remember why you wanted to fly. There is a slower pace east of the mountains.

People are friendly and enjoy sharing their experiences. Long days of sunshine and exploring give way to star filled nights with fireside gatherings. So after you have purchased a new mount for your GPS, attended a weather seminar and kicked the tires on a new Cirrus, stop by the Okanogan/Ferry booths, #210-211, and let the friendly, enthusiastic volunteers help you plan your next adventure! Thank you, from the Conference organizers and volunteers for your continued support – and the apples!

OKANOGAN/FERRY: Oroville Republic Tonasket Omak Okanogan Brewster Twisp Methow Valley State

(0S7) 4,000’ (R49) 3,500’ (W01) 3,000’ (OMK) 4,600’ (S35) 2,500’ (S97) 4,000’ (2S0) 2,700’ (S52) 5,000’

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Captain Ed ‘RIV’ Hrivnak

Author of WOUNDED, A Legacy of Operation Iraqi Freedom. 11:45 am – SAT, FEB 22 | Heritage Room Medevac during War


This presentation discusses the challenges of in-flight care and the heroic sacrifices by our servicemen using photos and video from actual combat missions. Hrivnak describes the differences of the C-141 and C-17 transports, pressurized and unpressurized flight operations, and details the seven stressors of flight that affect all aircrew.


Hrivnik has been published in three books and is featured in a two time Emmy winning and Oscar nominated film. With over 4,000 hours on 20 different types of aircraft, Captain Hrivnak is one of the few people in aviation that has worked as an instructor flight nurse, airdrop loadmaster, helicopter CFI, and search and rescue pilot. Captain Ed Hrivnak, RN, penned WOUNDED while caring for soldiers that were injured in Iraq. His war stories have aired on PBS, NPR, ABC World News, and numerous talk shows. Hrivnak was an instructor flight nurse in the Air Force Reserve. He retired as a captain after twenty years of service. A veteran of the first Gulf War and Operation Iraqi Freedom, Ed also participated in peacekeeping missions supporting Somalia, Rwanda, and the Balkans. Combining his military and civilian flying career, the author has logged over four thousand flight hours on twenty different types of aircraft. Currently he is an assistant fire chief for Central Pierce Fire and Rescue.

An incredible flight over the North Cascades Mountains into the beautiful Methow Valley. Shopping and dining in the Old West town of Winthrop is just a short stroll from our Inn. Choose from a room or cabin, relax and enjoy. Looking for adventure? Hike, bike, paddle to explore the Valleys abundance of outdoor recreation and beauty. Complimentary full breakfast & free shuttle to and from Chewuch Inn & Cabins from either airport. www.chewuchinn.com • 800-747-3107 Twisp Airport (2S0) or Methow Valley State airport (S52)

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Ric Peri

Aircraft Electronics Association Richard (Ric) Peri is the vice president of government and industry affairs for the Aircraft Electronics Association. He manages the Washington, D.C., office and is responsible for helping draft aviation regulations as well as instructing users on the proper interpretation of the regulations. He consults with aviation companies worldwide and actively participates in rulemaking in Europe, Canada, Australia and the U.S.

Richard (Ric) Peri is the vice president of government and industry affairs for the Aircraft Electronics Association.

As a certificated mechanic, licensed pilot, operational crewmember and entrepreneur, Peri has more than 40 years of experience in aviation flight operations, aircraft maintenance and airport operations. He is a technical expert on international aviation maintenance regulations, repair station operations, environmental management and occupational safety. Peri is a U. S. Coast Guard veteran and a graduate of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. See page 46 for complete list of Peri’s presentations.

Crista Worthy

editor, Pilot Getaways’ Magazine sponsored by the Idaho Aviation Foundation

3:30 pm – SAT, FEB 22 | South Foyer 10:15 am – SUN, FEB 23 | North Foyer

“We stay focused on your aircraft needs” • Major Engine Overhauls • 3 Year Warranty • Professional Engine Installations • Cylinder Overhauls • Engine Overhaul Kits • Engine Accessories • Camshaft / Tappet Kits

Idaho’s Beautiful Backcountry Lodge Destinations

Many Northwest pilots already know about Idaho’s legendary backcountry airstrips and the airplane camping that abounds there. There are numerous beautiful backcountry lodge experiences for those who wish to fly and enjoy the great outdoors without worrying about the logistics and hassle of camping and cooking. In this session, we’ll provide lodge and airstrip information at eight locations that welcome pilots and their guests’s including several you probably never heard of before!

All Your Engine Needs and More

•Annual Inspections •Baffling Kits

ERONAUTICS Aircraft Engines & Maintenance



In 2001, Crista Worthy, a Southern California native, read an article about flying in Idaho in Pilot Getaways magazine. She and her husband began flying there later that year. Idaho’s remote backcountry airstrips soon became Crista’s favorite flying destinations. In 2006, she joined Pilot Getaways magazine, as a writer and editor. She made Idaho her home in 2011 and has visited many of Idaho’s fly-in ranches. Last year she earned her seaplane rating in Alaska. She is now both Managing Editor at Pilot Getaways magazine and the Editor of The Flyline, the monthly publication of the Idaho Aviation Association. Don’t see a write up for the speaker you want to catch? Many of these folks will be onsite all weekend of the Northwest Aviation Conference & Trade Show and would be delighted to tell you more about their presentation! Stop byt he Spencer’s booth to meet authors, Cate Mighell & Captain Ed “Riv” Hrivnak. Meet Ed Carlson, pilot who crossed the Atlantic 291 times, in booth #613. Minard Thompson will be at the FAAST booth, #805; Major Tom Gustin, and the team from NORAD are in #806. Mike Adams, # 812; Wayne McGhee, #330; Peter Ring, # 122; John Sessions, # 219; Steve Podrachik, #111; and AOPA , #610 – would all be delighted to tell you more!

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Sulphur Creek Ranch | photo: Sulphur Creek Ranch

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GENERAL LOCATION: 28 miles E/NE of Cascade, Idaho (U70) WHY GO: Nearly every pilot who visits Idaho has breakfast or stays at Sulphur Creek (SCR). The rustic beautiful 4,500sf lodge welcomes people to linger after meals, and ten comfortable cabins have private baths. Situated within the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness, SCR has great hospitality, mountain views, and 3 acre trout pond. Activities include fishing, relaxing, hunting, hiking, horseback riding. AIRPORT ID: ID74 RUNWAY: 8/26; 5,835’ elevation; 2,900’ x 50’ turf/gravel. ACCOMMODATIONS/PRICING: $138/pp; includes three daily meals, private fishing, en-suite cabins, nightly bonfires. (excludes 8% taxes) Breakfast:$15 or $20. TYPICAL DATES: Opens 5/23/14; close late Oct/Nov. RESERVATIONS/INFO: Satellite phone (May-November) (254) 378-7473; email info@sulphurcreekranch.com sulphurcreekranch.com



GENERAL LOCATION: 50nm west of Salmon (KSMN) WHY GO: This is one of the most remote lodges in Idaho; deep within the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness. Rustic accommodations and great food. Activities include wildlife viewing, hiking, horseback riding, fishing, relaxing. AIRPORT ID: NO ID (noted as “U” on Great Falls Sectional) RUNWAY: 02/20; 5,594’ elevation, 2,100’x50’ turf/dirt. Prior permission is required to land: call the Salmon office M-F 9-5 (208)-756-6295. ACCOMMODATIONS/PRICING: $150/pp, includes 3 meals. Others & Campers—inquire. Horseback riding: $56/day pp. Ala carte meals: $20 pp per meal. TYPICAL DATES: June 1-Oct 15 RESERVATIONS/INFO: 208-756-6295 or 877-562-1129 FlyingResortRanches.com


GENERAL LOCATION: 26 miles W of Challis, ID (KLLJ). WHY GO: Diamond D offers variety – enjoy a beautiful pool and hot tub, nightly dancing in the old western saloon, gold panning, archery, skeet /target shooting, volleyball, kickball, soccer, horseshoes—plus horseback riding, fishing, etc. There is also dirt road access, which provides options in inclement weather. AIRPORT ID: Upper Loon--U72 is 4 miles downstream from the ranch and is not on Diamond D property. RUNWAY: 04/22; 5,500’ elevation; 2,500’x75’ dirt. ACCOMMODATIONS/PRICING: $250/pp nightly; $1550/pp weekly; all meals and activities included. Others–see website. TYPICAL DATES: June 1-Oct 15 RESERVATIONS/INFO: 800-222-1269 Email: diadlld@aol.com; www.diamondranch-idaho.com

The Skagit Advantage – A Great Airport “We are developing Skagit Regional Airport to be the hub for general and business aviation in the Pacific Northwest. Our new state-of-the-art main runway is perfect for business jets. Come see for yourself what a great airport we have.” – Kevin Ware, pilot and Port of Skagit commissioner

Discover Skagit Regional Airport • State-of-the-art 5,477’ by 100’ main runway suitable for nearly all business jets

Diamond D Ranch | photo: Diamond D & Colleen Back

B — C RANCH (Pronounced ‘B Bar C’)

GENERAL LOCATION: Approx 19nm SW of Salmon VOR (LKT). WHY GO: Hardworking, friendly outfitters/managers make the 1800’s come to life in the 21st century for you. B-C has typical outdoor activities, but also Indian pictographs, hunting pits and historic sites nearby. Satellite TV. AIRPORT ID: NA. Lat: N44-51; Long: W114-27. Be aware of other private airstrip in area. RUNWAY: 03/21; 5,441’ elevation; 1,689’x45’ turf/dirt. Prior permission required. ACCOMMODATIONS/PRICING: $125/pp includes meals; rooms, shared bath/kitchen, in main lodge, living room filled with animal trophies. TYPICAL DATES: Year round with permission (ski plane only in Winter). RESERVATIONS/INFO: Cell: 509-671-7126 509-671-7127, camp: 208-473-4448; Email: middleforkoutfitters@live.com MiddleForkOutfitters.com

• 3 instrument approaches, including vertical guidance • Two FBOs and full-service fuel vendors • Hangar spaces for rent or purchase • Land available for development • Restaurant overlooking the flight line • Land transportation options, including rental cars, taxi service and public transit

Big Creek Lodge | photo: Crista Worthy


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La Conner Marina

Bayview Business Park

Contact Scott Peterson, Director of Business Development and Real Estate at (360) 757-0011 15400 Airport Drive • Burlington WA 98233

GENERAL LOCATION: 38 miles NE of McCall, Idaho. WHY GO: One of the prettiest backcountry flying locations, Big Creek is bordered on 3 sides by Wilderness, and is full of history. The historic 1930’s lodge burned to the ground in 2008, and The Idaho Aviation Foundation (IAF) is well on its way to rebuild it for the public, and you can visit the site now. The project is in cooperation with the USFS, Payette National Forest. Well over half the funds needed have been raised, and IAF plans to have a new rustic lodge for you in 2015-16. Join us at Big Creek for one of 5 breakfast events in 2014 (check website periodically for updates), volunteer, donate and/or buy a raffle ticket for an amazing WWII Jeep or other items. AIRPORT ID: U60 RUNWAY: 01/19; 5,743’ elevation; 3550’x110’ INFORMATION: Phone: Colleen- 208-859-2471 Email: Info@rebuildbigcreek.com rebuildbigcreek.com or facebook/BigCreekLodgeIdaho

Cima Launches V(max)® at Aviation Conference We are excited to welcome new event sponsor, Cima Coffee Farms. At V(max)® Coffee they understand that speed matters. V(max) Coffee® and its sister company, Cima Coffee Farms® are dedicated to flying the finest Authentic Specialty Coffee® to you from around the world! V(max) Coffee® uses general aviation and commercial aircraft to seek out the world's finest coffee beans, and then they air-deliver these fresh-roasted beans at maximum velocity, V(max),to ensure freshness and maximize deliciousness. At V(max) Coffee®, farmers are put first. They only sell Socially Sustainable® coffee—the fairest of all “Fair-Trade” certification programs. Socially Sustainable® coffee recognizes and prioritizes the farmer’s sustainability over everything else in the coffee value chain. Unlike other certification programs, Socially Sustainable® coffee provides coffee growers with a life filled with hope and the dignity that everyone deserves. V(max) Coffee® also uses innovative Virtual DirecTrade® technology to enable full transparency into the coffee value chain while maintaining the critical traceability between taste and place. Through Virtual DirecTrade®, coffee drinkers from around the world are able to connect in real-time with the farmer that planted and harvested the coffee in their cups! The technology allows coffee consumers to communicate directly with coffee farmers and virtually experience the coffee farm via live video, photos, weather reporting, etc.

SUPPORTING COMPOSITE EDUCATION RESOURCES AND SUPPORT At learncomposites.org you will find everything you need to stay on top of your classes, keep your shelves stocked and the projects moving along. Training Videos – We post a new training video each week. We break down our own projects into short easy to follow steps. Tool building, lay-up, safety, fabrication it’s all here.

The Book – Our comprehensive curriculum can be used as a stand-alone training program or as modules in engineering, material science or fabrication courses. Both Instructor and Student editions. Project Models – We have pre-packaged projects from beginner to advanced. Kits come with instructions, materials and accessories. You supply the students. Starter Packages – A shop-in-the-box approach which includes equipment, materials, accessories and recommendations to begin teaching advanced composite techniques at your school or facility. Ecommerce – Order off-the-shelf materials and accessories with the click of your mouse. Keep your freezer stocked and your students learning. Mission Statement “To supply and support comprehensive composite education in middle, high school, vocational technical and university programs. Our goal is to expose individuals and organizations across the U.S. to advanced composites in order to maintain America’s position as the global leader.”

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V(max) Coffee® has also partnered with Cima Coffee Farms® to give both pilots and non-pilots alike the opportunity to connect physically beyond the virtual world. In 2014, the company will be expanding the amazing “World’s Best Coffee Tour” adventure to include both individual and group flying tours from the United States to coffee farms throughout Central and South America.

V(max) can assist all pilots as required with customs and immigration, hotels, insurance, mechanics, etc. in order to ensure a coffee farm adventure of a life-time! To learn more about the V(max) Coffee® and the Latin American Coffee Farm Flying Tours, please visit booths 112-114 and enjoy a complimentary cup of Authentic Specialty Coffee® that is objectively scored in the top 3% in the world!

Join Cima Coffee Farms on February 22 in the North Foyer from 10:30-11:30 am to discover how easy it is to own and fly to visit your own Latin America Coffee Farm! Presented by Managing Director, James Cummiskey, former Boeing Executive, FAA Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) and Multi-Engine Instrument Flight Instructor.


For over three decades the Washington Aviation Association has been pleased to present 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 Conference is hosted at the WA State Fair and Events Center in Puyallup, WA, centrally located near the I-5 corridor between Tacoma and SeaTac Airport. Visit washington-aviation.org for details or sign up for updates at facebook.com/ aviationshow.

Lodging near the Conference

Below is a list of area lodging facilities - please contact establishments for available dates & current pricing.


Fairfield Inn & Suites (within walking distance) 253-770-3100 Holiday Inn Express 812 South Hill Park Drive 253-848-4900 Hampton Inn & Suites (within walking distance) 253-770-8880 mention the “puyallup fair” Best Western Plaza 620 South Hill Park Drive 253-848-1500

Motel Puyallup (within walking distance) 253-845-8825 NW Motor Inn (within walking distance) 253-841-2600


Best Western Peppertree 401 8th St SW 253-887-7600 Travelodge Suites Nine 16th St NW 866-871-2434

Thank you to Huffy’s Airport Windocks, Inc for your support of the WAA Aviation Scholarship; view their products online at huffyswindsocks.com.

& EXHIBIT LAYOUT Celebrate with us!

Thank you, Ben & the team at General Aviation News, # 524, for your unfailing support of this NW event!

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Join, AVEMCO’s Mike Adams, SAT @ 3:30 pm for What Kind of Pilot Runs Out of Gas? Visit Avemco in booth #812.

cocktails & oyster bar opens at close of show.

Wake up your senses with a oyster bar featuring the Hama Hama, Sea Cows and signature drinks from Aviation Gin. Follow this with the delicious Triple Carve menu catered by the Ram Restaurant. This year’s Gala honors a FAA Master Pilot; four Angel Flight pilots as well as the 2014 “Spirit” choices: Pearson Field Education Center and Aviation Training Center. Keynote speaker is Jonathan “JJ” Greenway. All auction proceeds go towards aviation scholarships! Donations are tax deductible. Tickets are $45/person; call 360-427-5599 to reserve your seats or purchase online at washington-aviation.org. Thank you, Trade-A-Plane, for your continued media support of the Event. Pick up your free copy at #327.

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February 22, 6:00 pm | Showplex

Join AOPA president, Mark Baker, SAT @ 1pm for the AOPA annual address. Visit the AOPA team at booths # 610-611.

PUGET SOUND SOARING ASSOCIATION (PSSA) is a soaring club that operates just NE of Enumclaw, WA, with instruction and glider rentals for membership. Introductory 30 day memberships are available for $100, includes an introductory glider flight in two seat glider. pugetsoundsoaring.org

Stop by event sponsor, Pacific Coast Avionics, 800 #430/431, for their lowest price GUARANTEE.



























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THANK YOU to Hillsboro Helicopter for once again providing workshop for pilots & operators, visit page 8 for details. hillsborohelicopter.com


MORE FLY-IN OPTIONS: Auburn Airport (S50), booth #231, has plenty of tie-downs, reasonable hotels and EASY freeway access to Conference facility. Enterprise in Auburn:(253) 939-4690.

FLYING-IN? Spencer Aircraft, #800, is again teaming with SIM Flight Center to provide a shuttle service from Pierce County Airport/Thun Field (PLU) to the Conference facility. Contact Spencer at 253-848-9349 for shuttle information. The Pierce County Airport (PLU), #627, is 5.5 miles from the NW Aviation Conference.


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CONGRATULATIONS to Aviation Training Center for winning the 2014 Spirit of Aviation award for Best Aviation Business. Visit with Spence & Marie in booth #318.

Meet the authors of One Chance for Glory: First nonstop flight across the Pacific -in #521; see their seminars on SAT @ 4:30 and SUN @ 1:00 pm.

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

Visit sponsor, Lightspeed Aviation, #229, to test the new Zulu 2.




the nation’s largest surcharge free ATM network. To learn more, visit #118. wingsfinancial.com

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


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Wings Financial members enjoy

THANK YOU King County Airport for your continued support! Visit booth #120 to learn more about their services!


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THANK YOU event sponsors, Alaska Airlines & Horizon Air, #108-109, for your continued support! alaskaair.com


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WELCOME new sponsor, Cima Coffee Farms, as they launch their new aviation themed product, V(max) Coffee® at the 2014 Aviation Conference. Join them for a presentation at 10:30 am SAT; and all weekend taste their coffee at #112-114!

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



The WAAAM Air & Auto Museum, in Hood River, OR, has one of the largest collections of still-flying antique aeroplanes and stilldriving antique automobiles in the country. waaamuseum.org



DIRECTIONS to Puyallup from the South on I-5 Traveling I-5 North, exit at Hwy 512, #127. Follow Hwy 512 east for 8 miles to the exit marked 9th St.. SW / 94th Ave. E; Turn left and go down the hill for 1.4 miles. FREE event parking in the Blue Lot, enter through Blue Gate. to Puyallup from the North on I-5 Traveling I-5 South, take Exit 135 to Puyallup; at the first stop light turn right to Pioneer Way East; travel 5.2 miles to 72nd Street E. Turn left to stay on Pioneer Way E., continue 1.9 miles to Puyallup’s 5th Street SW. Turn right to 5th Street SW and follow signs to “Fair”. FREE event parking in the Blue Lot, enter through Blue Gate. Details? www.washington-aviation.org


to the Conference from: SEATAC Airport 1/2 hour Seattle 3/4 hour Portland WA 2.25 hours Vancouver BC 3.00 hours Spokane, WA 4.00 hours


Puyallup Fair & Events Center Sleep Country Showplex, 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 Fair Events Center

Thank you to Embry Riddle Aeronautical College, #104, for your assistance with the AVIATION CAREER FORUM on FRI, FEB 21; thank you for your continued support as a Bronze Sponsor.

NORTHWEST AVIATION CONFERENCE & TRADE SHOW 408 A.C. Propeller Service Inc. 925 South Nebraska Street Seattle, WA 98108 206-762-1225

428 Aerocet Inc 265 Shannon Lane Priest River, ID 83856 208-448-0400

526 Ace Aviation Inc 289 E Perimeter Road Renton, WA 98057 425-204-0845

202 Aerospace Turbine Rotables Inc. 3414 W 29th St South Wichita, KS 67217 316-617-0735 512 Aircraft Magneto Service 11697 Kirk Ave NE Bainbridge Island, WA 98110 206-768-3099

405 ACES- Advanced Composite Education Services 11302 Steele St. South, Ste. A Lakewood, WA 98499 253-537-0966 724 ACF-50 / Lear Chemical PO Box 1040 Stn B Mississauga, ON L4Y 3W3 905-564-0018 424 Advanced Flight Systems, Inc. 320 S. Redwood St Canby, OR 97013 503-263-0037

609 – 611 Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) 421 Aviation Way Frederick, MD 21701 301-695-2154 127 - 128 Aircraft Spruce & Specialty 225 Airport Circle Corona, CA 92880 800-824-1930

722 Airforms Inc 8805 Neal Ave S Hastings, MN 55033

231 Auburn Municipal Airport (S50) 400 23rd Street NE Auburn, WA 98002 253-333-6821

109 Alaska Airlines 1-800-ALASKAAIR 1-800-252-7522 624 American Avionics 7023 Perimeter Road South Boeing Field, WA 98108 206-763-8530 317 American Propeller Svc. & Eagle Engines Divisions of Ameritech Industries 20208 Charlanne Drive Redding, CA 96002 530-221-4470 300 Angel Flight West angelflightwest.org 235 Arlington Municipal Airport 18204 59th Drive NE Arlington, WA 98223 360-403-3470

812 Avemco Insurance Company 411 Aviation Way Fredrick, MD 21701 800-638-8440 325 Avian Aeronautics Inc. 8900 State Hwy 3 SW Suite 101 Port Orchard , WA 98367 800-734-7474 326 Avian Flight Center 8900 State Hwy 3 SW Port Orchard , WA 98367 360-674-2111 230 Aviation Book Company 7201 Perimeter Road S, STE C Seattle, WA 98108 800-635-2007 117 Aviation Egress Systems ( Dunk-You) 200 Hart Road Victoria, BC V9C 1A1 250-704-6401

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331 Aviation Gin 2025 SE 7th Ave Portland, OR 97214 503-235-3174 410 Aviation Group Ltd 2450 N. Lake Ave Altadena, CA 91001 626-844-0125 318 Aviation Training Center 7170 Perimeter Road S Seattle, WA 98108 888-708-2180 503 Avidyne Corporation 55 Old Bedford Road Lincoln, MA 01773 781-402-7476 321 AvMap/ Navigation 29 Simpson Lane Unit 3 Falmouth, MA 02540 508-539-3115 308 AvWeb/Kitplanes 5452 Breakers Way Oxnard, CA 93035 805-382-3363

525 Banner Bank 34600 Pacific Highway South Federal Way, WA 98003 253-893-1194 bannerbank.com 711 Barbarossa Books 5660 NE Tolo Rd Bainbridge Island, WA 98110 206-780-8452 barbarossabooks.com 606 BAS Inc Box 190 Eatonville, WA 98328 360-832-6566

725 Boeing Airport Traffic Control Tower 8200 E. Marginal Way S Seattle, WA 98108 206-658-6401 221 Boeing Employees Flying Assoc. 840 West Perimeter Road Renton, WA 98057 425-237-2332

112 – 114 Cima Coffee Farms 1741 W. Lincoln Ave. Anaheim, CA 92801 (213) 239-3936 cimacoffeefarms.com

310 British Columbia Floatplane Assoc. 250-18799 Airport Way Pitt Meadows, BC V3Y2B4 604-649-6320 bcfloatplaneassociation.com

413 Civil Air Patrol 18819 98th Ave NW Stanwood, WA 98292 360-652-1380

209 B/E Aerospace Inc. Ice Shield De-icing Systems 93 Nettie Fenwick Road Fenwick, WV 26202-4000 909-214-5790

123 CAPACG, LLC 4525 South Atlantic Ave, Ste 1606 Daytona, FL 32127 386-795-0507

212 Behlen Building Systems P.O. Box 569 Columbus, NE 68602 1-800-228-0340

105 Central Washington University Dept of Aviation 400 East University Way Ellensburg, WA 98926-7515 509-963-2364

132 Big Bend Community College 7662 Chanute Street Moses Lake, WA 98837 509-762-6256

410 Cessna Flyer Association 2450 N. Lake Ave Altadena, CA 91001 626-844-0125

650 Cirrus Aircraft 8285 Perimeter Rd South Seattle, WA 98108 503-367-6256

604 Clean Craft Detailing 287 E Perimeter Rd Renton, WA 98057 206-979-7044 203 Clover Park Technical College 4500 Steilacoom Blvd. SW Tacoma, WA 98499 253-583-8923 515 Continental Motors 2039 South Broad St. Mobile, AL 36615 251-436-8621


223 CSC / DUATS 15000 Conference Center DR. Chantilly, VA 20151 703-818-5404 429 Cubcrafters Inc 1918 S. 16th Avenue Yakima, WA 98903 509-248-9491 704 Desert Aire Airport Grant Co. Airport District #1 119 Airport Way N Mattawa, WA 99349 360-436-6277 119 DTC DUAT Service 108-F Greentree Road Turnersville, NJ 08012 800-243-3828 www.duat.com 333 Dynon Avionics, Inc. 19825 141st Place Woodinville, WA 98072 425-402-0114 820 EAA 326 - Mt Rainier 12012 SE 260 PL Kent, WA 98030

729 Eagle Fuel Cells 617 Skylane Taxiway Eagle River, WI 54521 715-479-6149 623 Edward Jones 27020 Pacific Highway S, Suite A Kent , WA 98032 253-529-0551 510 Electrical Efficiency Systems 1010 SW 193rd Court Aloha, OR 97006 503-490-5852 316 Electroair 317 Catrell Drive, Suite 2 Howell, MI 48843 517-552-9390 301 Electronics International 63296 Powell Butte Hwy Bend, OR 97701 541-318-6060 buy-ei.com 104 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University 1000 SW Oaksdale Avenue, Suite 110 Renton, WA 98057 425-226-2484 erau.edu

201 Emerald Ridge High School 12405 184th Street East Puyallup, WA 98375 253-732-7022 213 Everett Community College 9711 32nd Dr. W Paine Field Bld C-80 Everett, WA 98204 425-388-9533

211 Ferry-Okanogan County/ Republic Republic, WA 99166 509-826-3568 210 Ferry-Okanogan County/ Tonasket Tonasket, WA 98855 509-775-3911 804 Flights Above The Pacific Northwest (FATPNW) facebook.com/groups/FlightsAboveThePNW

613 Export Aircraft 15 Bucky Drive Bellingham, MA 02019-2848 508-883-3335 626 FAA – Office of Security & Hazardous Materials Safety 1601 Lind Avenue SW Renton, WA 98057 425-227-1991 805 FAA /NW Mountain Region Safety Team 1601 Lind Ave SW Renton, WA 98057 425-917-6584 319 FABLAB 1938 Market Street Tacoma, WA 98402 253-820-7822

122 FreeFlight Systems 3700 IH 35 South Waco, TX 76706 800-48-4662 freeflightsystems.com 608 Front Panel Express 5959 Corson Ave SO, Ste I Seattle, WA 98108 206-768-0602 415 Future Aviators futureaviators.com 207 Galvin Flying Services 7149 Perimeter Road Seattle, WA 98108 206-763-9706

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329 Garmin 2345 Turner Road SE Salem, OR 97302 800-525-6726

222 Harvey Airfield 9900 Airport Way Snohomish, WA 98296 360-568-1541 harveyfield.com

524 General Aviation News PO Box 39099 Tacoma, WA 98439 253-471-9888 generalaviationnews.com

730 – 731 Hillsboro Aviation Inc. 3565 NE Cornell Road Hillsboro, OR 97124 503-648-2831 hillsboroaviation.com

206 Green River Community College 12401 SE 320th Street Auburn, WA 98092 253-833-9111

305 Harbors – The Seaplane and Boating Destination Magazine P.O. Box 1393 Port Townsend, WA 98368 360-821-1047 125 Hartwig Aircraft Fuel Cell Repair 26 South 4th St. Hallock, MN 56728 800-843-8033

629 JP Instruments 3185 B Airway Avenue Costa Mesa, CA 92626 714-557-3805 432 Kato Enterprises, LLC 24 Roy St #27 Seattle, WA 98109 206-427-6247

425 Insight Instrument Corporation 599 Industrial Dr. Fort Erie, ON L2A SM1 905-871-0733

218 – 219 Historic Flight Foundation 10719 Bernie Webber Drive Mukilteo, WA 98275 425-348-3200

309 Hanks Aero Adventures Inc. 139 Van Farm Rd Warnerville, NY 12187 518-234-2851

124 Jet Star Publishing http://karlenepetitt.blogspot.com

427 Idaho Aviation Foundation PO Box 2016 Eagle, ID 83616 208-861-9056 605 ING Financial Partners 10655 NE 4th St Suite 300 Bellevue, WA 98004 360-929-7765

531 Kenmore Air Harbor 6321 NE 175th Kenmore, WA 98028 425-486-1257 kenmoreair.com

710 Int’L Org of 99s Women Pilots ninety-nines.org

108 Horizon Air 19521 International Boulevard Seattle, WA 98188 alaskaair.com

304 International Aerobatics Club & Flipside Aerobatics 17110 SE 43rd Street Bellevue, WA 98006 425-985-9469

331 House Spirits Distillery 2025 SE 7th Ave Portland, OR 97214 503-235-3174

120 King County International Airport/ Boeing Field Depart of Transportation AIR-TR-0200 7277 Perimeter Road South Seattle, WA 98108 206-296-7380 kingcounty.gov

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705 The Museum of Flight 9404 East Marginal Way South Seattle, WA 98108 206-768-7105

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LET’S TALK As the new president of AOPA, I’m making it my mission to get out of the office and meet with pilots where they fly. That’s why in 2014, as AOPA celebrates 75 years of protecting our freedom to fly, I’ll be hosting half a dozen regional events around the country. There will be opportunities for pilots to get together, talk flying, learn something, and enjoy the fun of aviation. I’ll also be taking part in local and regional events hosted by pilot groups, state aviation associations, airports, and others who care about general aviation. That’s why I’m excited to be part of the Northwest Aviation Conference. For me, it’s an opportunity to meet with thousands of aviation enthusiasts from across the region and celebrate GA. I’ll bring everyone up to date on AOPA’s work in Washington, D.C., state capitals, and local communities. But even more important, I’ll listen. I want to know what really matters to you as a member of the GA community. I want your input, your ideas, and your honest feedback, and I can only get that by interacting directly with you. I believe strongly that it’s my job, as AOPA president, to understand your biggest concerns, and then put the resources of your association to work on those issues. I hope you’ll join me in Puyallup. I can’t wait to hear what you have to say.

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We are pleased to join with Angel Flight West and the FAA to celebrate members of the aviation community who have displayed the “spirit” of aviation. We invite you to join us Saturday, February 22, for an evening of good food, good company and the opportunity to honor these individuals. Hunter Handsfield

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Angel Flight Pilot Awards The mission of Angel Flight West is to arrange free air transportation in response to health care and other compelling human needs. Angel Flight West pilots donate their time and the cost of flying their own or rented aircraft to provide much needed transportation to and from medical treatment and for other situations – these include special needs camps, transporting Wounded Warriors, relocating domestic violence survivors and transporting blood collected at local blood draws! Many other flights are considered as well. To learn more, please go to www.angelflightwest.org or visit them at booth #300.

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We will be honoring the following AngelFlight West pilots: Hunter Handsfield Dr. Handsfield is a physician and Professor Emeritus of Medicine at the University of Washington. He serves on the Board of the American Social Health Association. He flies a Cessna 182 and has been with Angel Flight since 1982. He has flown 140 missions with 425 hours of time! Dale Terwedo Dale is the Founder of Terwedo Financial Services, LLC. He has been a member of AFW since 2003 and in his Cessna 210 has flown 119 missions totaling 350 hours of donated time. When Dale is not flying he likes to learn – exploring, reading, helping people – making a difference.




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Norm Rittenhouse Norm is retired from working in air conditioning refrigeration service mechanic and previously from the Plumbers and Pipefitters union. He joined AFW in 2002 and flies a Piper Cherokee. Norm has flown 118 missions and donated 414 hours of flying time to AFW. In his spare time he likes to just enjoy his retirement. John Vian John is employed at Boeing Research & Technology in Seattle Washington. When he is not flying his Cessna 210, John likes to bike and hike in the northwest with his wife, Marcia. He has been a member since 2004 and he has flown 108 missions totaling 405 hours of donated time!


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Aviation Training Center Aviation Training Center, located on Boeing Field, is owned and operated by Spence and Marie Campbell. Aviation Training Center is the only exclusive ground school, simulator and aviation career preparation training facility in the Seattle Washington area. We do not own aircraft, but our instructors do offer flight training either in the student’s airplane or through the use of the airplanes of several first class Fixed Base Operations (FBOs) in the Puget Sound region. These FBOs are mainly located at Boeing Field, Renton Airport, and Paine Field. Spence and Marie Campbell | photo ATC Facebook

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Spence has been flying for over forty years. Annually he average 2,500 hours of combined simulator, ground school, and airplane instrument training. He has more than sixteen years as a college vocational teacher, and four years as vice president and corporate pilot. Spence specializes in instrument training for students serious about becoming safe, proficient instrument pilots, Certified Flight Instrument Instructors (CFII) who want to become highly skilled instrument instructors, and pilots that need specialized, individualized, or fast-track instrument training.

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AWARDS | Continued from page 37 In addition, Spence performs aerobatics in many air shows during the summer months. For his greatest air show stunt, he radioed the show announcer, and proposed marriage to Marie Ingalls over the loudspeaker in front of a crowd of 5,000 spectators. Marie’s last name is now Campbell, and she is a co-owner of the business. Among her several hats, Marie serves as the business manager of Aviation Training Center. ATC students claim that her knowledge of the aviation training world and her “personal touch” are some of the reasons that they keep coming back. Marie is active in following hiring trends and insuring that the Center has the latest statistics for their students in interview preparations. For the last two years, Marie has assisted in planning and served on panels for the Aviation Career Forum held the Friday prior to the Conference and Trade Show. Aviation Training Center has been selected for the NW Spirit of Aviation award for their consistent growth, ability to stay competitive and current as well as their unwavering support of student pilots and the future of aviation in the Northwest. Congratulations! Visit the Aviation Training Center,booth #118, at the NW Aviation Conference. You can also catch Marie, February 21, as a panelist at the Aviation Business and Career Forum in Puyallup. See page 44.

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Pearson Field Education Center In 2012 Pearson Field received national recognition through the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) as a historic aerospace site. Documented use of the area dates to the early 1800s when it was farmed to feed residents of adjacent Fort Vancouver. First landing at this site by Lincoln Beachey in his Baldwin airship in 1905. In 1911, the field’s first airplane landed there.

Over the years, the field was visited by such notables as Charles Lindbergh, Jimmy Doolittle, Eddie Rickenbacker and squadrons of barnstormers. The Field was named after Lt. Alexander Pearson, “one of the best known and finest pilots in the Air Service.” Pearson won the first cross-country air race in 1919 and made the first aerial survey of the Grand Canyon.

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Despite it’s long aviation tradition, in recent years Pearson Field has had to fight for its existence. In late 2012, the City, PDX and local pilots were notified of a new proposed FAA restriction, dubbed the “Pearson Box,” that would have significantly changed aircraft access to shared airspace. In a heroic display of community and elected official support, the FAA was convinced to reconsider their determination.

The sudden eviction left the community stunned and bewildered as to why and how the NPS took this action. With the sudden closure of the operations facility and most of the exhibits in storage, the headway that volunteers had made with educational programs was in grave danger of being consumed by lack of hope. Instead, the museum volunteers and leadership reorganized and relaunched itself as the Pearson Field Education Center.

Currently, in a dispute between the US National Parks Service and the local non-profit, Fort Vancouver Trust, which formerly operated the Pearson Air Museum, the Park Service objected to the Pearson Air Museum making its historic hangar facility and grounds available for dances, marriage ceremonies, church picnics and other fund-raisers.

The Trust, City of Vancouver and the NPS have entered in to formal mediation on the future operation of Pearson Air Museum. All parties are hopeful that this process will bring about a resolution that is acceptable to all three organizations.

It was further noted that the National Park Service had determined as early as 2011 that the plan was a “transition to NPS management of Pearson Air Museum,” stating that the Fort Vancouver Trust was simply a “vendor” not a “partner.” This was in contrast to the 1996 understanding that “the site to be collaboratively managed without the singular application of NPS regulations.” (Strahan). The disagreement resulted in the Park Service taking possession of the museum, asserting that they would take over operation of the aviation attraction within. The Trust volunteers quickly rallied and moved out the historical artifacts and planes to different locations at Pearson Field. “This could not have been accomplished, “ asserted Laureano Mier, Director, “without the assistance of volunteers and members of the museum, pilots from the airfield, veterans from the area V.A. hospital including several Vietnam veterans, neighbors, local business owners, friends and families who have held cherished events at the museum, and children who treasure and love what the Fort Vancouver National Trust has worked so hard to create – a community asset that inspires and educates about the Golden Age of Aviation.”

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The Spirit of Aviation Award honors the determination of those who worked diligently to create and protect the Pearson Air Museum; the community members who wrote letters or signed petitions; the elected officials that stood beside them. This award is given to a group of individuals who, together, were strong enough to regain composure and continue to fulfill their mission to share aviation history and promote aviation education and honor and grow commitments with the community and its youth. The award will be accepted by Laureano L. Mier, Director Aviation Education Programs, Pearson Field Education Center. Join us February 22 after close of NWAC Show to celebrate these aviation heros. Tickets are $45/ person and include: appetizers, with fresh oyster bar from Hama Hama Seafood; drinks (two comp) including signature cocktail from Aviation Gin or beer and wine; prime rib, roast turkey, smoked ham, salad, bread, vegetables and dessert. Keynote speaker is Jonathan “JJ” Greenway. Proceeds benefit student aviation scholarships. Always wanted to win one of the Lightspeed ZULU headsets? Now’s your chance to win it in an auction and help raise funds! Call 360-427-5599 to reserve seats or at washington-aviation.org.



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The Northwest Aviation Conference & Trade Show proudly opens its doors to the Pearson Field Education Center to partner in creating the FLIGHT ZONE at this year’s event. PFEC will have lots of activities for the aspiring aviators and aviatrixes. They will bring the vertical wind tunnel that creates an instant thrill for young and old; , glider building area, zany rocket balloon launch site, and the LED hula hoop flying obstacle course for the gliding competitions. SAT at 4:30 pm and SUN at 10:15 am, Center Director, Laureano Mier, will share how you can implement aviation education programs on your site that are fun and interactive for future pilots. The new Pearson Field Education Center has focused on fostering education in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and with ambitious plans to partner on education programs with schools, organizations and community groups. In May The Trust celebrated Open Cockpit Day and Young Eagles program for the first time at the Pearson Field Education Center. Families and community members came from all over Clark County to participate in this aviation extravaganza. Washington State University Vancouver Science Methods instructor and volunteer, Marlin Martin, provided glider building sessions for the program. His renowned Pipe Insulation Gliders (P.I.G.s), built by the students proved that P.I.G.s can fly! Volunteers monitored and taught flight instruction in the Center’s flight simulator lab while students waited for their exciting Young Eagle Flights in airplanes on the flight line.


3:30 pm – SAT, FEB 22 and 10:15 am – SUN, FEB 23, Keynote Area Youth Aviation Programs Soar at Pearson Field Education Center

Come learn how you can implement aviation education programs on your site that are fun and interactive for future pilots. The Pearson Field Education Center will present a colorful array of ideas, designs, and programs that you can duplicate on your airfield. View the array programs that took place in 2013 and the exciting programs that are lined up for this year. Come learn about Pearson Field’s aviation history and how the aviation education programs inspire and educate students of all ages.

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Laureano Mier is a graduate of Embry Riddle Aeronautical University’s Daytona campus with international handouts for the general public and families airline experience. He served as Director of Education for the Evergreen Aviation Museum, Director of the that want to engage theirCenter children further Pearson Air Museum, and currently serves as Director of the Pearson Field Education for the Fort with our summer camp programs, Young Vancouver National Trust. Visit the PFEC in booth area #250.

Eagle programs, and Open Cockpit Days. We will also have available to the public plans for building their own gliders and vertical wind tunnel. You should

Last Fall, Pearson Field Education Center teamed up with Radio Disney to Celebrate Pearson Field and the latest Disney/Pixar film, Planes. Hundreds of families descended onto historic Pearson Field to participate in a variety of educational and family oriented activities that introduced aviators of all ages to aviation. Pearson Field Education Center kicked off the 2013-2014 school year with outreach programs to De La Salle North School in Portland and Daybreak Youth Services in Vancouver. The De La Salle North outreach encompasses twelve visits that cover a variety of topics including propulsion systems, air science 101, model rocketry, careers in aviation, history of Pearson Field and its aviators, flight physiology, and more. For more information on the Pearson Field Education Center stop by booth #250 or attend their presentations SAT and SUN.

What Kind of Pilot Runs Out of Gas? Saturday, February 22, 3:30 p.m. Room D/Heritage Join Mike Adams, Vice President of Underwriting at Avemco Insurance Company and a past president of the Oregon Pilots Association. He will share his own story and depict how easily the scenario of an empty fuel tank can ruin a beautiful flight. Even the best pilots can fall victim to fuel mismanagement. Visit us at Booth 812 all day Saturday and Sunday Win a BrightLine Flight Bag valued at $140 A subsidiary of HCC Insurance Holdings, Inc.


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Interested in a career in aviation? Running an airport and would benefit from networking with other facilities? Want to fly planes for a living? Is it a living? These, and more, are just a few of the questions that can be answered at the Aviation Business & Career Forum hosted Friday, February 21 . The Washington Aviation Association is proud to partner with so many amazing businesses and groups to present this important opportunity to share information and network with airports, businesses and Federal & State representatives to shape the course of our aviation future!

solutions make us stronger as an industry. Hosting this added day is a terrific opportunity to connect and provide resources to help our aviation colleagues. There are alarming workforce shortages in aviation, unless we become proactive, the situation will become severe.”

“As an aviation non-profit, we are very concerned about the future of this industry,” said Jamelle Garcia, Executive Director of the Washington Aviation Association, “Business networking and sharing ideas and

Business & Airport Sessions In it’s second year, this very special series of informative sessions are designed for businesses and airports – airport managers employees & airport supporters.

The 2014 sessions include, “A View from the Top,” an informal conversation with Carol Suomi, Manager of the FAA’s Seattle Airports District Office, and Tristan Adkins, WSDOT Director of Aviation, the FAA’s incoming Deputy Associate Administrator for Airports about concerns from the Airports office and issues affecting GA Airports. Sessions include panels on successful airport planning; understanding contemporary expectations for community involvement; raising revenues from other sources other

than raising rates; effective and current marketing tips; where you can turn to get help on best practices for managing your airport; national and local resources that are available and easy to access; and much more! See the schedule at washingtonaviation.org for a complete list of sessions and to register online. Thank you to the AOPA for jhelping to organize these sessions. Visit AOPA in booth 609-611.

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FORUM | Continued from page 42 Career Forum: The career tracks include hand’s on advise on all aspects of the industry – from pilots, mechanics to airport support. Seminars include panels with active duty pilots including airline, coast guard, WSP, float pilots and provided information from industry leaders, colleges and airports. Rachel Hansen, organizer of the conference was thrilled with the response this event got in its first year. “I was excited when the idea got immediate feedback,” said Hansen regarding the tracks. Attendance is not limited to students – high school or college many attendees seeking resources were pilots, aviation graduates and transitioning military. One such attendee, Steve Tank, sent us a letter in which he credited the Forum for providing the opportunity to connect him to a career with Alaska Airlines.

“I feel the workshop is very valuable for people looking for a future career in aviation, ” wrote Steve, “I believe there is a large void in this arena and it’s something I think you can capitalize on with the impending pilot shortage on the horizon.” In all 55 speakers volunteered their time to present at the 2013 Forum. Many of these are returning to support the 2014 event. From resume writing to coast guard training or airport management – and all in between – the topics are limitless. This February we will be repeating last year’s most popular including panels from actively employed aviators in all walks of the industry. Attendees were able to ask questions and understand expectations. In 2014 we will take this one step further by asking our presenters to help us visualize with “a day in the life” presentations.

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The Aviation Business and Career Forum will be hosted Friday, February 21 at the Washington State Fairgrounds. Cost is $35 and includes lunch Friday (only) and admission to the Conference Saturday and Sunday. Parking is free in the Blue Lot on Meridian. Doors open at 8:00 am. Register in advance by phone, 866-922-7469 or online at washington-aviation.org. Visit the website for complete speaker & schedule details and event updates!


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FRI, February 21 | 9:00 -3:00 pm With the support of our aviation partners, we are thrilled to once again provide timely sessions designed to help businesses, airports and individuals have a prosperous and rewarding future in aviation.

WA State Fair & Events Center, Puyallup Includes lunch, seminars, parking, credentials & admission to NW Aviation Conference Sat/Sun $35/person - pre-register by phone, fax or online.

Preliminary Schedule Schedule subject to change without notice, please call (360) 427-5599 with questions.

8:00 am - Check-in open, Blue Gate, Washington State Fair & Events Center, Puyallup WA. 9:00 am - 9:45 am | Keynote Area, General Session

Taking Flight: What Propels us Into Aviation, Part I - A look into “A Day in the Life” of Aviation

What fuels your passion to be in aviation? Is this an incurable disease? As the saying goes, “To most people, the sky is the limit. To those who love aviation, the sky is home.” Join us on this light-hearted dynamic presentation as we experience visual “Days” from aviation guest speakers: an airport manager, airline management, and a mission pilot. BUSINESS & AIRPORT TRACK – PART I Room A & B

These sessions are for anyone interested in how to run an aviation business or airport. If you are an entrepreneur, airport manager or employee, airport commissioner, or an active supporter of your local airport, this is a day designed just for you to be educated, informed and network, share ideas and find solutions. 10:00 – 10:45 Session 1 11:00 – 11:45 Session 2

10:00 am - 10:45 am Room C | Founders MILITARY PATH TO AN AVIATION CAREER An aviation career can be very costly. Guard/Reserve Unit, UPT can lead to exciting aviation careers including fighters, heavy aircraft, Coast Guard, State Patrol, and is a great avenue towards an airline career.

11:00 am - 11:45 am

Room D | Heritage FINANCING YOUR AVIATION CAREER A financial plan is the first step to a career in aviation. Financial assistance comes in many forms including scholarships – learn about flight training scholarships, and how to make your application stand out.

Room E | North MAINTENANCE OPPORTUNITIES Now is a great time to get your A&P license. Learn about the type of training, where to train, and what to expect when you earn your A&P license. Details on starting wages, and what the working conditions are like at different location.

Room D | Heritage THE NEW REGULATIONS AND YOUR PATH TO THE AIRLINES The new regulations that took effect in August 2013 created several significantly different ways for individuals to become qualified for a job with the airlines. This presentation will give a clear picture of the advantages and disadvantages of the various ways to become qualified.

Room E | North THE COMPUTER SCIENCE OF AVIATION With the integration of mechanical systems with electronic controls the role of the AMT has evolved into one part mechanic, one part electrician and one part computer programmer. This session reviews knowledge, skills and abilities needed for the next generation aircraft.


Room C | Founders THE MYRIAD OF CAREER OPPORTUNITIES IN AVIATION From piloting helicopters to directing aircraft in a busy airport; landing floats on a remote Alaskan lake to saving lives and saving airports. There are so many ways you can have a rewarding career in aviation. The speaker panel will share their varied paths to their careers and answer questions.

12:00 - 12:45 - Lunch & keynote presentation

Taking Flight: What Propels us Into Aviation, Part II - A look into “A Day in the Life” of Aviation

The conversation continues with more visual “Days” from guest speakers: a search and rescue volunteer pilot, airline pilot and an aviation mechanic. How can we be mentors to the next generation of aviators and help promote a healthy future for aviation. Aviation is part of all our lives. Let’s acknowledge it. BUSINESS & AIRPORT TRACK – PART II 1:00 – 1:45 Session 3 2:15 – 3:00 Session 4 Track Topics Include: • Tips on marketing, leadership and employee resources • Industry, Federal, and State experts will share their guidance and expertise on issues common to GA airports and businesses • Learn more about free aviation industry resources that can help make your airport healthier, safer, better maintained, and more financially sound • Find out how you can work with the airport community to minimize conflict, maximize communication, and foster public support for your airport.

1:00 pm - 1:45 pm Room C | Founders SO YOU THINK YOU CAN FLY? A panel of pilots discuss their varied steps taken to careers as pilots; industry representatives discuss the future wage projections and changing requirements. What does it cost? How long does it take? What is the best program to choose? What activities will kill your career options? Q & A

Room D | Heritage INDUSTRY PANEL ON AIRLINE HIRING FORECASTS Regional and National representatives will take share their projections and insights and answer questions. We know what the minimums are for hiring, but what are airlines looking for in their pilots? What can you do to make you more desirable to airlines.

Room E | North DON’T LOSE SIGHT OF THE BUSINESS OF AVIATION Ric Peri, Aircraft Electronics Association, shares insight on mapping your maintenance career. Your have the technical skills, but the AMT’s knowledge of airworthiness and airworthiness requirements are instrumental to a successful maintenance business. Maintenance has the highest number of entrepreneurs of any aviation field.

Room D | Heritage THE SEMINAR EVERYONE SHOULD ATTEND Are you waiting to hear back on your applications? How can you be sure HR didn’t “round file” it? Networking, professionalism, the right attitude, a polished resume and the “do’s and don’ts” of the interview are just a few of the key elements that will make you stand out in the hiring process.

Room E | North PUTTING WINGS ON YOUR MAINTENANCE CAREER What you can do to enhance your offerings? Adding certificates and learning new skills increases your value to your employer. Meeting the changing needs of the industry is always a positive step.

2:00 pm - 2:45 pm Room C | Founders CHECK RIDES AND DPES: A PEEK BEHIND THE VEIL An open discussion about how examiners evaluate a student. Dispel some of the fear and mystery that surrounds a check ride. A discussion of check ride regulatory components, common fears, and common errors. Be prepared facing that next check ride.


PLEASE NOTE: This event is held the DAY BEFORE Northwest Aviation Conference & Trade Show and is a seperate event requiring registration in advance. Conference vendors are welcome to have table space at the Forum, the fee is $35/person; there is no charge for table space for NWAC&TS vendors. Dress code is business/business casual. 45

Additional details, schedules, speaker information & sponsors available online at www.washington-aviation.org

Maintenance Seminars We are pleased to once again offer maintenance refresher courses at the Northwest Aviation Conference and Trade Show. Thank you to the national industry experts who have traveled to Puyallup for these sessions! If you require certification for the IA Renewal, the 2014 fee is $35. Fee includes lunch SATURDAY (only) and admission to the event both days as well as approved FAA certificate of classes attended. Pilots, mechanics and aircraft owners benefit greatly from attending the presentations. Seminars are FREE to information-only attendees.

Saturday | February 22 | Pioneer Room 8:00 am

11:15 am

3:30 pm

Troubleshooting Aircraft Charging and Starting Systems

Fuel Cell Diagnosis, Removal and Installation

NextGen for General Aviation

Damon Berry, Plane Power Alternators An overview of the interrelationships of the electrical, charging and starting systems. Alternator and starter component parts. Troubleshooting techniques and examples of common failures due to both operating/ installation issues. 9:00 am

Electronic Ignition Systems

Michael Kobylik, Electroair Overview of Electroair’s electronic ignition systems, identify different components of the Electroair ignition system. Discuss purpose of each component of the Electroair system and how they interact with the entire system. Review installation procedures of each component. Reliability Testing and FAA requirements, initial long term and flight test requirements. Review of DO-160 & DO178 requirements, pilot interface flight test and twin engine flight test requirements. Troubleshooting/Field Problems, Instructions for continuing airworthiness, eligibility 10:15 am

Engine Cylinder Life

Ron Humphry, Continental Motors Continental Motors Aircraft Cylinders, design, manufacturing, servicing, operating for maximum life, and factory support.

Kurt Hartwig, Eagle Fuel Cells A quick review of fuel cell basics and fuel system problems followed by leak diagnosis and in depth removal & installation techniques.

Ric Peri, Aircraft, Electronics Association This session will review the initiatives included in NextGen and what it means for General Aviation. 4:30 pm

1:30 pm

Hydrostatic Testing of Aviation Components

Gary Ogden, Aerospace Turbine Rotables, Inc An overview of the oxygen and fire bottle hydrostatic testing process. A look at what happens to your Aviation cylinders when they are sent in for FAA/DOT required requalification. 2:30 pm

Pneumatic De-icers

Ken Heath, UTC Aerospace History of pneumatic de-icers (boots), brief anatomy of pneumatic de-icing systems, de-ice boot construction and materials. The core of this presentation will address surface preparation and installation of standard de-icers. installation of FASTboot® de-icers. deicer installation finishing, and repair and maintenance once the de-icers are installed.

The Business of Aircraft Maintenance: the Regulatory Puzzle Ric Peri, Aircraft Electronics Association

This session will review the inter-relationship between the maintenance regulations including parts 21, 43, and 91 with an emphasis on managing maintenance rather than simply performing a technical skill.

Sunday | February 23 Pioneer Room

1:00 pm

Vacuum Pump Clinic

John Herman, Tempest This presentation is designed to introduce technical information on aviation vacuum pumps and their correct maintenance, inspection, and troubleshooting. 2:30 pm

Light Sport Aircraft

10:15 am

Preventive Maintenance I & 2

Often overlooked, this session focuses on the regulations, guidance and policy specific to preventive maintenance. As well as the performance standards for performing preventive maintenance and the recordkeeping requirements. While incidental to the A & P performing maintenance, the limitations of PM does affect the supervision and oversight of owner/operators while performing maintenance as a noncertificated mechanic. This session is important to the A & P mechanic, IA, and the owner/ operator wanting to understanding more of the mechanics of their aircraft.

Ric Peri, Aircraft, Electronics Association Part 43 prescribes rules governing the maintenance, preventive maintenance, rebuilding, and alteration of any US registered aircraft or component.

Paul Glavin, Skycraft As a newer aircraft classification, it is important for pilots of any certification to understand the FAA regulations for repair, inspection, and maintenance of an LSA if they own or operate one. This IA will cover these regulations in detail and answer any questions pilots may have on the Light Sport category.

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• Cub cowls for non certified PA18

Thank you to the amazing volunteers who are INVALUABLE in hosting this event!

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