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EVENT PROGRAM 2018 Volume VI | Issue 1

northwest aviation magazine

PRESENTED BY THE WASHINGTON AVIATION ASSOCIATION

SAT, FEB 24 | 8:00 AM – 17:30

REFRESHER CLINIC IA MAINTENANCE

FAA maintenance renewal seminars includes conference admission, Seminars, certificate & lunch. Register online: $35 | details page 38

FRI, FEB 23 | 8:00 AM – 15:00

2018 AVIATION CAREER FORUM

Aviation jobs, education, training & networking. Airline “Meet and Greets” for career pilots. Pre-registered attendees See page 42

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WHAT’S YOUR REASON FOR AV18? For 3

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aviators have come together to celebrate aviation at the Northwest Aviation Conference & Trade Show in Puyallup, WA.. This event is produced by the Washington Aviation Association, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting aviation business in the Northwest.

Welcome to the 2018 Northwest Aviation Conference & Trade Show. There are so many great reasons to join us at the annual event in February: Friday’s 6th Annual NW Aviation Career Forum; Saturday & Sunday’s full schedule of aviation seminars and a host of great new exhibitors and static displays. Do you know a student who is interested in a career in aviation? Be sure to invite him or her to the Career Forum, Friday, Feb 23. This isn’t just a great opportunity for airline pilots – over sixty volunteer speakers will share information on opportunities in aviation from bush flying, maintenance to military careers, floats or helicopters! Thank you to the Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association, for your continued support of this event.

COVER SHOT:

Tac Aero Waco in flight over the Northwest

We welcome TAC AERO back to the 2018 Conference and thank them for once again sharing their images for use in the magazine and poster. Be sure to visit Tac Aero in booths # 606–607.

We extend a warm welcome to AOPA president, Mark Baker, who will be speaking Saturday on the current status of GA from this national organization’s viewpoint. We also thank the AOPA Air Safety Institute for continued seminar support. Thank you for the support of our sponsors: Alaska & Horizon Air, Ace Aviation, Mesa Airlines, Spencer Aircraft, Aviation Supplies and Academics, Aircraft Spruce, Pacific Coast Avionics, Charter College, ACF-50 (Lear Chemical), Avemco, King County Airport & Boeing Field, Wings Financial Credit Union, Wipaire, General Aviation News, ExpressJet, Longview EDC & Trade-A-Plane. Thank you to the National Weather Service, Tac Aero, and Seaplane Pilots Association, for your continued seminar support and assistance in “spreading the word” to the aviation community.

Spencer Aircraft will be once again coordinating a shuttle from Pierce County Airport for fly-in attendees. We are pleased to welcome ExpressJet and Longview EDC as refreshment sponsors of the event. Thank you to our participants, exhibitors, and attendees, who continue to support this show. It gives me great pleasure to welcone you to the 35th Annual NW Aviation Conference and Trade Show, February 24-25, 2018.

Rachel Hansen, event coordinator rachel@washington-aviation.org

INSIDE:

08 2018 Speakers 10 2018 SCHEDULE 20 ALASKA BACKCOUNTRY FLYING VERN KINGSFORD 22 NW BOOK PREVIEW/SEMINAR The Propeller Under the Bed 24 Conference MAP 26 Exhibitor DIRECTORY 36 Annual NW Regional Aviation MAINTENANCE COMPETITION 38 Maintenance IA SEMINARS 40 NW Aviation Career FORUM 45 WEATHER SEMINARS 46 Visit Washington’s Airports

EVENTHOURS Saturday Sunday

9:00 AM – 5:30 PM 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

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

PROGRAM PRODUCTION:

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The NORTHWEST AVIATION CONFERENCE & TRADE SHOW has been an integral part of aviation in the Northwest for 35 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

Details? www.washington-aviation.org | Current updates4 & giveaways: facebook.com/aviationshow


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CELEBRATING OUR 35TH ANNIVERSARY! Welcome to the 34th Annual Northwest Aviation Conference & Trade Show.

As the Executive Director of the Washington Aviation Association I would like to personally welcome each of you to our 34th year of the Northwest Aviation Conference & Trade Show. It is an exciting time for the WAA as we continue to grow and adapt.

Jamelle R. Garcia

Executive Director Washington Aviation Association, (WAA)

WAA Objectives:

Encourage a united industry Strengthen legislative representation Nurture future needs of the industry Promote cooperation between the aviation industry and related industries Promote and sponsor educational projects Encourage respect for all segments of our industry

It is an honor and pleasure to personally welcome you. For over three decades the Washington Aviation Association has been pleased to present the Northwest Aviation Conference & Trade Show. Voted in 2018 as one of the premier (top 10) aviation events in North America; this event has grown to over 75 hours of safety seminars and 122,000 sf of aviation displays with an annual attendance of over 10,000! This conference has become the pre-eminent meeting of aviation enthusiasts and a resource for aviation careers.

We are proud to extend a warm welcome to those participating in the 2018 NW Aviation Career Forum. This is a unique opportunity for individuals, students, employers, and educators to network and share ideas and knowledge. At the Forum, career pilots and military transition pilots connect with airlines and explore employment options; maintenance job seekers learn about industry opportunities and advancements; and students (college and high school) explore career options, scholarships, and

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aviation schools. Opportunities include candid interactions with aviation professionals representing everything from piloting to airport operations and provide outreach opportunities as well as an overview of airline expectations. All this before the Conference even opened its doors! Before I close, I’d like to thank each of you for attending the conference. And thank you to the presenters for bringing your expertise to our gathering. To our sponsors, we are very grateful for your support and for always

stepping up throughout this conference by staying engaged to help shape the future of aviation. Organizations represented during the conference have the vision, knowledge and experience to help us pave our way into a great future for the aviation industry in the Northwest. This is our greatest asset today and tomorrow. Enjoy the conference! Jamelle R. Garcia Executive Director


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2018 SPEAKERS THANK YOU to the many individuals who have dedicated their time to share their skills and experiences at the Northwest Aviation Conference .

2:15 PM SAT & 1:00 PM SUN, FEB 24 – 25 photo credit:Kitplanes Magazine Keynote Area Brian Shul: Perseverance & Triumph over Tragedy

Brian was shot down in the Vietnam War and severely burned in the crash. He was told his flying days were over but returned to active duty and became one of only 93 men to fly the SR-71 spy plane, the fastest jet ever built. This session covers some of Mr. Shul’s experiences from lying near death in Viet Nam, to flying the the SR-71. With Mr. Shul’s breathtaking in flight slides and his philosophical views on life, this is an unforgettable presentation.

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2018 KEYNOTE SPEAKER:

Major Brian Shul, author & pilot, USAF, retired

Brian Shul’s compelling story of living fearlessly and embracing the opportunities each day brings, resonates with audiences of all ages. Shul uses his aviation images and stories to tell an inspired story of hope despite obstacles and the bravery to dream. From lying near death in the jungles of Southeast Asia to flying the world’s fastest jet, Shul amazing story is pictured in this unforgettable presentation that both inspires and educates.

This was a remarkable accomplishment considering that it required an astronaut physical to qualify for the plane that routinely flew above 95% of the earth’s atmosphere. Only 93 Air Force pilots in history ever flew the SR-71, still the fastest plane ever built. Brian retired from the Air Force in 1990, and pursued his writing interests. After 20 years as an Air Force fighter pilot, Brian Shul today is an accomplished author, speaker, and photographer. His book, Sled Driver, earned him the Aviation Book of the Year honors from the Smithsonian. He has written four other aviation books, for which he did all the flying, writing, and photography.

Flying air support missions in Viet Nam in AT-28D aircraft, Shul flew 212 missions before his aircraft was shot down. Severely injured in the crash he was given little chance of survival. He endured 15 reconstructive surgeries and after countless hours of physical therapy, Shul surprised his doctors and returned to flying jets.

Shul is a recipient of the National Spirit of Freedom Award, the prestigious Silver Eagle Award, and recently was inducted into the Air Force Legends Hall of Fame. He finished his flying career with 5000 hours, having flown the T-28A/B/C, AT-28D, A-7D, A-10, F-5B, F-100, F-15, and SR-71.

Shul flew the A-7D, and was in the very first A-10 squadron, becoming an airshow demonstration pilot. Brian also taught at the Air Force’s TOPGUN School and culminated his Air Force career with selection to fly the world’s premier spy plane, the SR-71.

Mr. Shul will be speaking Saturday and Sunday at 1:00 PM in the Keynote area. He will also be available all weekend at booth #703 with copies of his books for purchase and signing.

2:15 PM SAT & 1:00 PM SUN, FEB 24 – 25 Keynote Area The Speed of Life – Perseverance and Triumph over Tragedy

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Mike Adams

Avemco Insurance Company 3:30 PM – SAT FEB 24 Pioneer Room Buying an Airplane: An Insurance Perspective

Mike Adams will highlight some of the factors that impact your airplane insurance, from the type of plane you purchase, to your hours in the cockpit, and what makes hull coverage different from one plane to another. If you are thinking of buying a plane, or just want to find out more about your current insurance, you don’t want to miss this.

MIKE ADAMS, Senior Vice President of Underwriting, is an instrument-rated pilot, a Northwest native and a former President of the Oregon Pilots Association. Mike holds a property/casualty insurance license in all 50 states. His more than 34 years of combined experience with 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 them safe.

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2018 NW AVIATION CONFERENCE SCHEDULE - SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 24 | 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM 7:15 A.M. Registration open for IA Seminars - Maintenance seminars open to everyone, certification provided to registered attendees only 8:00 AM Room C | Founders

Aircraft Battery Airworthiness, Concorde Battery, Bob Burkel

See page 38 for details on the IA Seminars and Registering for this event

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

Care & Maintenance of Cleveland Wheels & Brakes Vern Rodgers, Parker Aerospace (See page 38)

9:15 AM Room A | South Foyer

Room B | Pioneer

Room D | Heritage

Keynote Area

RUSTY PILOTS SEMINAR

Flying to Alaska Adam White. Alaska Airmens Assoc.

What’s New with Garmin? Wayne McGhee, NW Aviation Regional Sales Manager, Garmin

Engine Failure: When you only have one Johnny Summers, FAA DPE, Seattle FSDO

Fuel Cells Maintenance

(3 hours | 9:15-12:15) Participate in this program with fellow lapsed pilots. AOPA will help you understand what’s changed in aviation since you last took the controls and brush up on your VFR aviation knowledge. Seminar is free to AOPA members. Join AOPA today to waive the non-member fee of $69.

12:15 PM

Note: Does not include the $5.00 NWAC admission. Register online at rustypilots.org/events

10:15 AM Room C | Founders

Myths & Facts of Prop Damage Revealed Bob Honig, Ameritech (See page 38)

11:15 AM Room C | Founders

Kurt Hartwig, Eagle Fuel Cells (See page 38)

Visit washington-aviation.org for updated schedule. 1:00 PM 1:30 PM Room C | Founders

Slick Mag Maintenance Zach Lincolnhol, Champion Aerospace (See page 38)

Wayne will explain what the new Garmin products are capable of and clear up misconceptions. Do you know what “connected cockpit” refers to? Q/A

Once the engine quits, it’s too late to prepare. We’ll take a systematic look at being prepared for an engine failure.

10:30 A.M. Room B | Pioneer

Room D | Heritage

Room E | North

Keynote Area

Search and Rescue and You Bruce Booker, WASAR

NORAD’s TFR and ADIZ: Avoid a Fighter Escort Discover the #1 reason GA aircraft are intercepted and how to avoid it. Learn practical steps to avoid Temporary Flight Restrictions (TFRs) and what to do if you are intercepted. Join NORAD in an informative and lively session that will keep you out of trouble, and off the evening news.

What does it take to Get your Seaplane Rating? Austin Watson, Washington Seaplane Pilots

IFR Decision Making: Chasing Choices

(See page 12 for details)

Richard McSpadden, Executive Director, AOPA Air Safety Institute (See page 16 for details)

11:45 A.M. Room B | Pioneer

Post-Crash Survival Ian Mortensen, TacAero Director of Training Learn about the conditions affecting survival, techniques for strengthening your “will to survive”, basic survival medical care, techniques for protecting yourself from the environment, overland travel techniques, how to properly use signaling equipment, and recovery principles.

Room D | Heritage

Room E | North

Keynote Area

How to Operate Safely as a Remote Pilot in the National Airspace System David Ison, author, ERAU professor Session is sponsored by Aviation Supplies & Academics, Inc. (See page 13)

Washington Pilots Assoc. (WPA) Annual

The Ultimate Off Road Adventure:Flying Seaplanes Steve McCaughy, Executive Director, Seaplane Pilots Association

Meeting and Luncheon

(See page 14 for details)

Room B | Pioneer

Room D | Heritage

Room E | North

Keynote Area

Using Augmented Reality in the Cockpit Steve Podradchik ,CEO co-founder, Seattle Avionics Virtual reality has come into our cockpits to show computer-generated approximations of the real world. Now new iPhone and iPad apps go further and use AR to blend a real-time video feed with computer generated overlays. Learn how this can make you a safer pilot, especially when flying at night, near unfamiliar airports, or in poor weather.

Saving a B-52 for the Museum of Flight Bob Bogash, Museum of Flight

Weather I: Web Based Aviation Weather and Flight Planning Tools

AOPA Northwest Aviation Address Mark Baker, president, Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association (See page 12 for details)

(Details page 12)

David Bieger, SEA Center Weather (Details page 45)

2:15 PM 2:30 PM Room C | Founders

RSA Fuel Injection Systems and MSA Float Carburetors Alan Jesmer, Precision Airmotivev (See page 38)

3:30 PM Room C | Founders

Maintenance & Inspection of Standard and Tuned Exhaust Systems Darren Tilman, GM, Power Flow Systems, Inc

4:30 PM Room C | Founders

Common Issues with Fabric Covered Aircraft Tom Murphy, TacAero (See page 38)

Room A | South Foyer

Room B | Pioneer

Room D | Heritage

Room E | North Foyer

Keynote Area

Maximum Fun, Minimum Cost: How to Start and Run a Flying Club Les Smith, Pilot Community Development, AOPA

Salute of the earliest Warbirds, Neiuport Fighter Planes over the Centennial of the Battle Of Vimy, France. Allan Snowie, Historian An inside look at an event that is little known in the US

ForeFlight for IFR Use Gary Reeve, Pilot Safety Learn 10 pro tips including the best ways to mark-up charts, compare Jepp vs Government; plates and IFR planning. (See page 17)

Flights Above - FATPNW 2018 Flight Plan Join founder, Brice Van Baren, as he unveils new services for the PNW aviation community, and lists 2018 Flying events!

The Speed of Life: Perseverance and Triumph over Tragedy Major Brian Shul, USAF, Retired, author of Sled Driver

(Details pg 16)

(Details page 8)

3:30 PM Room A | South Foyer

Room B | Pioneer

Room D | Heritage

Room E | North Foyer

Keynote Area

The Art of Backcountry Float Flying – and Surviving Vern Kingsford, Alaska Float Ratings (Details page 20)

Buying an Airplane: An Insurance Perspective Mike Adams, Vice President of Underwriting Avemco Insurance (details page 8)

What’s New in IFR for GA Pilots Bruce Williams, Bruce Air The IFR environment is changing rapidly. Learn about new types of IFR procedures, including departures and approaches. (details page 18)

JBLM C-17 Operations and Mid Air Collision Avoidance (MACA) 62 AW Flight Safety Officers and C-17A Pilots

Alaska Airlines Pilot Careers Q & A The Horizon & Alaska team will field pilot questions and share 2018 projections.

4:30 PM Room A | South Foyer

Room B | Pioneer

Room D | Heritage

Room E | North Foyer

Keynote Area

Seaplane Flying: The Aviation Career Path Less Traveled Steve McCaughy, Executive Director, Seaplane Pilots Association (details page 14)

Tools & Skills for Collision Avoidance Howard Wolvington, DPE (details page 18)

The Propeller under the Bed: A Personal History of Homebuilt Aircraft Eileen Bjorkman, author (details page 22)

Weather II: Warm Season Hazards of the Inland Northwest Steven Van Horn, Meteorologist, NWS, Spokane, WA (Page 45 details)

2018 NW Regional Aviation Maintenance Competition Awards Sponsored by Alaska Air (See page 36 for details)

5:30 P.M. SHOW CLOSE – See you SUNDAY @ 10:00 AM

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2018 NW AVIATION CONFERENCE SCHEDULE - SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 25 | 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 A | South

Room B | Pioneer

Room C | Founders

Room E | North Foyer

Keynote Area

Weather III: Cool Season Hazards - Aircraft Icing Theory and Avoidance James Vasilj, Aviation Meteorologist, Seattle Center Weather Service Unit Auburn, (Page 45 for details)

Combining Online Flight Planning with iPad Apps John Rutter, President, Seattle Avionics iPad apps have changed the way we navigate during a flight but their small screens make then less than ideal for flight planning. Web-based flight planners on your PC or Mac are much better for pre-flight weather and flight planning but can’t be used while flying. Learn how to combine iPad apps with a new generation of web-based flight planning tools to get the best of both worlds.

Tips for Successful Seaplane Flights Steve McCaughy. Seaplane Pilots Association

Corrosion Prevention and Control Mark Pearson, President, Lear Chemical Research Corporation

Tips for Single-Pilot IFR Bruce Williams, Bruce Air Single-pilot IFR is one of the most challenging types of flying. Learn essential strategies, tactics, and procedures that can help you manage operating in today’s environment. (See page 18 )

11:30 AM Room B | Pioneer

Room C Founders

Room D | Heritage

Search and Rescue and You Bruce Booker, WASAR What are the average times to rescue with and without a flight plan? What is the impact of those times on the odds of survival? Booker defines when an aircraft is “overdue” and how SAR are notified.

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

Idaho Escapes: Fun for Pilot and Passenger Colleen Back, Vice President of Idaho Aviation Foundation (IAF) Enjoy flying to experience the great outdoors but prefer the comforts of a warm bed and hot shower to camping? Bring your spouse/friend to this session so you can start envisioning your next adventure together.

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Room E | North

Keynote

The Propeller under the Bed: A Personal History of Homebuilt Aircraft Eileen Bjorkman

Collision Course: Avoiding Airborne Traffic Richard McSpadden, Executive Director, AOPA Air Safety Institute The “big sky” can get awfully small when multiple aircraft are in the vicinity. Even with ATC support and traffic displays, near misses happen too frequently and midair collisions still happen. Advanced technologies which ensure more precise course and altitude tracking and more aircraft converging on fewer airports all work to shrink the “big sky”.

(Details page 22)

1:00 PM Room B | Pioneer

Room C | Founder

Room D | Heritage

Keynote Area

The 1927 Spirit of St. Louis Flight Bill McCutcheon An examination of Lindbergh’s epic flight from New York to Paris in the Ryan NYP to win the $25,000 Orteig Prize

The Art of Float & Backcountry Flying – and Surviving Vern Kingsford, Alaska Float RatingsLearn from Vern’s 20,000 hours of bush and mountain flying, on how to safely naviagate amidst steep narrow canyons with ever changing winds into remote mountain stips and lakes. (See page 20)

Mastering the GPS for IFR Gary Reeve, PilotSafety.org Attend this class to understand how to use GPS approaches. Learn the critical difference between IAF and IF, LPV and LP+V, and how to program your Garmin or Avidyne units. We will also cover using ForeFlight as a planning tool and how to fill out ICAO flight plans correctly so that you can fly RNAV SID and STAR.

The Speed of Life | Perseverance and Triumph over Tragedy Major Brian Shul, USAF, Retired, author of Sled Driver

2:30 PM Room A | South Foyer

Room B | Pioneer

Weather IV: Interpreting Weather Charts on the Internet Danny Mercer, Meteorologist, Aviation Focal Point, National Weather Service, Seattle, WA

Flying to Alaska Adam White. Alaska Airmens Assoc.

(Page 45 for details)

Room D | Heritage

Keynote Area

Flying a Tailwheel Airplane Wes Valpey, Chief Pilot - TacAero, Hood River, OR L”There is a big difference between a pilot and an aviator. One is a technician, the other is an artist in love with flight.” - Elrey Jeppesen Mastering a tailwheel airplane is a great way toward becoming a true aviator. Conventional gear airplanes require pilots to develop and refine their stick and rudder skills. The heightened skills teach the tail dragger pilot to be more in tune with their aircraft, making flights in any aircraft much more rewarding..

Mountain Flying in the Puget Sound Johnny Summers, FAA DPE, Seattle FSDO

4:00 P.M. Show Close – See you next year! SAT 9:15 AM | SUN 2:30 PM

GENERAL AVIATION IN ALASKA What you Need to Know about Flying in the Last Frontier

Adam White, Alaska Airmen’s Association What you need to know about operating in Alaska versus the Lower 48 states. The discussion will include flight planning, IFR vs. VFR, ADS-B coverage, Special Use Airspace, services at airports, survival equipment, and many other things that will help make your trip a success. Adam has lived in a small rural community in Alaska for more than 20 years. He has several thousand hours flying in Bush Alaska specializing in off-airport operations on floats, wheels, and skis.

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(See page 17 for details on this seminar)


Speakers | Continued from page 8

Mark Baker

President, Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association 1:00 PM – SAT, FEB 24, Keynote Area AOPA Northwest Presidential Address

An AOPA discussion on the issues that most directly affect the freedom to fly. Baker will talk about AOPA’s work to make aviation more accessible for everyone, the ongoing fight against the so-called privatization of air traffic control, and BasicMed, the new alternative medical certification.

MARK BAKER is a pilot and the fifth president of AOPA. Prior to his appointment, Baker served in numerous senior executive roles and uses his business experience at AOPA. Baker, a graduate of the University of Minnesota, has served on numerous corporate boards and nonprofits. Baker is CEO for the AOPA Foundation, president of the International Council of Aircraft Owners and Pilots Associations, and publisher of AOPA Pilot With over 10,000 hours, Baker is a certified commercial pilot with single- and multiengine land and seaplane, rotorcraft, and type ratings in the Cessna Citation 500 and 525s. Baker took the left seat at AOPA in 2013.

LAUNCH A PILOT CAREER. FASTER.

Bruce Booker

retired King County Sheriff’s Office captain 10:30 AM – SAT, FEB 24, South Foyer 11:30 PM - SUN, FEB 25, Pioneer Room Search & Rescue and You

Booker illustrates leading reasons why pilots crash or have to make unexpected off-airport landings and distinguishes between “search” and “rescue.” What are the average times to rescue with and without a flight plan? What is the impact of those times on the odds of survival? Booker defines when an aircraft is “overdue” and how SAR resources are notified. Overvew includes the aerial search process, the role of Emergency Locator Transmitters (ELTs) in SAR and why crashed airplanes are so hard to find, including examples from actual searches. Attendees will learn what they can do to facilitate their own successful rescue, both before a flight and after they PAUL F. DYE unexpectedly on the ground. find themselves

BRUCE BOOKER is an accomplished mission pilot and aviation instructor in Washington’s air search and rescue program. Booker has 37-years in law enforcement, retiring as a Captain with the King County Sheriff’s Office. For several of those years his responsibilities included the Search & Rescue Unit and the Air Support SA in 2013 as the longest-serving Flight Director.

Bill McCutcheon

Historic Flight Foundation’s Speakers Bureau 1:00 PM – SUN, FEB 25, Pioneer Room The 1927 Spirit of St. Louis Flight

An in-depth examination of Charles Lindbergh’s epic flight from New York to Paris in the Ryan NYP to win the $25,000 Orteig Prize. This presentation is an important segment of our winter series that features trans-continental and trans-oceanic contests and races in the 20s and 30s.

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1:00 PM – SAT, FEB 24, Heritage Room Saving a B-52 for the Museum of Flight

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BILL MCCUTCHEON is a pilot with a US Naval Aviation background. He has volunteered for many years at both the Museum of Flight and Historic Flight Foundation. With a BA in Accounting from the University of Washington, his professional career followed a path of public accounting and business consulting. Bill serves on several leadership councils and advisory boards and is an instructor for docent training classes and youth education programs.

1/11/17 11:25 AM

The mighty 8 engine giant has been in front line combat service for over 60 years and appears will continue in service until reaching at least 100 years old! The “G” model named Midnight Express was flown by USAF for 31 years, including combat missions during the Vietnam War. In 1991, she escaped scrapping was delivered to the Museum of Flight in Seattle.


Placed in storage at Paine Field she deteriorated significantly over the next 26 years. She avoided the scrap-man one more time and will be moved to a newly created Vietnam Air War Memorial at the Museum’s main campus on Boeing Field. During the summer of 2017, she underwent restoration and repainting. In Spring 2018 she will be disassembled and moved from Historic Flight to her new home.

How to Operate Safely as a Remote Pilot in the National Airspace System Dr. David Ison

BOB BOGASH has been a volunteer at the Museum of Flight since its inception in 1965. He is a retired Boeing career employee, serving in myriad jobs over more than 30 years including as a Boeing Field Rep for over 10 years with worldwide assignments. Over the years, Bob has managed the acquisition of approximately 15 of the Museum’s major aircraft. Bob is active in every area of aviation and has been a licensed pilot since 1964, even building and flying his own Vans RV-12 airplane.

Co-Author of The Complete Remote Pilot, Remote Pilot Test Prep and Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems Guide

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Author & assistant professor of aeronautics and research chair at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – Worldwide 11:45 AM – SAT, FEB 24, Heritage Room How to Operate Safely as a Remote Pilot in the National Airspace System

Are you a drone or model aircraft pilot? Perhaps you are a manned aircraft pilot who is concerned about drones? Or maybe you are simply scared of all this talk about drones. If you said yes to any of these questions, you will want to join Dr. David Ison in a discussion about the safe and responsible use of model aircraft and drones. Dr. Ison is co-author and contributor to ASA’s Complete Remote Pilot, Remote Pilot Test Prep, Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems Guide, as well as author of the Aircraft Dispatcher Oral Exam Guide. There is a lot more to flying model aircraft and drones than flying skill, particularly when operating in the same airspace as manned aircraft. In order to do this safely and responsibly, remote pilots need to be aware of applicable rules and regulations, the airspace in which they are operating and proximity to airports, as well as any other hazards to safe flight, persons, or property.

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DR. DAVID C. ISON has been involved in the aviation industry for over 30 years both as a flight instructor and flying for regional and major airlines. Early in his career, Dr. Ison served as a first officer, captain, and chief pilot for a regional airline flying Embraer-120 Brasilias and Canadair Regional Jets. While flying for a major airline, he was assigned to fly missions all over the world in a Lockheed L-1011, and most recently flew Boeing 737-800 aircraft throughout North and Central America.

Steve McCaughey

Executive Director, Seaplane Pilots Association 11:45 AM – SAT, FEB 24 Keynote Area The Ultimate Off Road Adventure: Flying Seaplanes

Join Steve McCaughey “The Seaplane Guy”, Executive Director of the Seaplane Pilot’s Association for an informative and entertaining look at the wonderful world of seaplanes. This journey will educate on how you can expand your horizons flying and enjoying the ultimate off road vehicle; seaplanes.

Dr. Ison has over 6,000 hours of flight time and holds ATP Multi-Engine Land, Commercial Single-Engine Land and Sea, Gold Seal Certified Flight Instructor, Instrument Flight Instructor, Multi-Engine Flight Instructor, Ground Instructor—Instrument and Advanced, and Aircraft Dispatcher certifications. He has also been honored by the National Association of Flight Instructors as a Master Ground Instructor.

4:30 PM – SAT, FEB 24 South Foyer Commercial Seaplane Flying: The Path Less Traveled

Dr. Ison is the Research Chair and Associate Professor of Aeronautics for the College of Aeronautics at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – Worldwide. He holds a Master’s degree in Aeronautical Science—Operations Specialization from ERAU and a PhD in Educational Studies/Higher Education Leadership with a Specialization in Aviation Education. Ison regularly contributes articles to IFR Refresher, Professional Pilot, and Plane & Pilot magazine, and was awarded the 2012 Frank E. Sorenson Award. David Ison’s presentations are sponsored by Aviation Supplies & Academics, Inc. Please visit our sponsors in booths #624-625 and 14 thank ASA for their support.

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Processing information and making clear decisions while flying in IMC can be challenging. In this seminar we’ll analyze acSUMMERS cident scenarios where stress and confusion in IMC can lead to task saturation, problematic choices, and suboptimal decisions.

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11:30 AM – SUN, FEB 25 Keynote Area Collision Course: Avoiding Airborne Traffic

The “big sky” can get awfully small when multiple aircraft are in the vicinity. Even with ATC support and traffic displays, near misses happen too frequently and midair collisions still happen. Advanced technologies which ensure more precise course and altitude tracking and more aircraft converging on fewer airports all work to shrink the “big sky”.

2:15 PM – SAT, FEB 24, South Foyer Maximum Fun, Minimum Cost: How to Start and Run a Flying Club

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2:30 PM – SUN, FEB 25, Keynote Area Mountain Flying in the Puget Sound

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FAA Designated Pilot Examiner, Seattle FSDO 9:15 PM – SAT, FEB 24, Keynote Area The Engine Failure: When you only have one

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 techniques, we’ll discuss how to prepare for when your engine fails and you do not have another one handy. Once the engine gets quiet, it’s too late to plan.

Gary Reeves

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We live near some of the most beautiful mountains in the world. Our aircraft provide the best vantage point for us and our friends to view these magnificent sights. Unfortunately these flights can turn treacherous quickly, but with a little forethought and planning the adventure can be mesmerizing and form life long memories for us and our passengers. We will discuss some ways to ensure safe and enjoyable flights in the mountains around Puget Sound. SUMMERS’ aviation career began as a US Army helicopter pilot. He transferred to the US Air Force and flew KC-135s. He piloted the Air Force Blue parachute team. In 1997 Summers was recognized as the FAA National Aviation Safety Counselor of the Year. He is a FAA DPE, aviation consultant and holds a PhD in Professional Aeronautics. Currently he is a captain with Alaska Airlines. 1717

2:15 PM – SAT, FEB 24, Heritage Room ForeFlight for IFR Use

A must attend for anyone from the IFR student to the experienced CFII who uses ForeFlight while flying IFR. Learn 10 pro tips including the best ways to mark-up charts, compare Jepp vs Government; plates, IFR planning, Alternate use and how to shoot a ForeFlight only approach in an emergency.

9:15 PM – SAT, FEB 24, Keynote Area Mastering the GPS for IFR

If you want to really understand how to use GPS approaches this class is for you! We will cover the critical difference between IAF and IF, LPV and LP+V, and how to successfully program your Garmin or Avidyne units. ForeFlight as a planning tool and how to fill out ICAO flight plans correctly so that you can fly RNAV SID and STAR.

REEVES is a well known national speaker and expert in Single Pilot IFR and GPS use. He teaches individuals and trains whole airline staffs how to use the new Avidyne and Garmin Units. He has over 6,900 hours, a Master CFI, is the only Avidyne National Training provider and was the 2016 FAA Instructor of the Year, WP region. Learn more at PilotSafety.org

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Instructor, aviation author Bruce Air 3:30 PM – SAT, FEB 24, Heritage Room What’s New in IFR for GA Pilots

The IFR environment is changing rapidly. Learn about new types of IFR procedures, including departures and approaches. See how FAA guidance on such topics as the use of GNSS-based avionics and EFBs, maintaining IFR currency, and other topics is also evolving.


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Single-pilot IFR is one of the most challenging types of flying. Learn essential strategies, tactics, and procedures that can help you manage the demands of operating in today’s environment, especially if, like most instrument pilots today, you fly an aircraft with at least some electronic instruments and use a tablet-based app for flight planning and charts. WILLIAMS is the owner of BruceAir, LLC, an aviation consulting, training, and pilot-services company based in Seattle, WA (www.BruceAir. com). He has been a pilot since the early 1970s, and 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 a 15-year 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 is also the author of two books about using PC-based simulation to complement flight training, plus many features on a variety of topics for aviation-focused periodicals.

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Secrets of flying floats in the Alaska backcountry AND HOW I’VE SURVIVED FOR NEARLY 50 YEARS.

3:30 PM – SAT, FEB 24, South Foyer 1:00 PM – SUN, FEB 25 Founders Room The Art of Backcountry Float Flying – & Surviving

“I am precision pilot who is still very much afraid, ” remarked Vern Kingsford in a recent interview. It was a statement that resonated with me as I furiously took notes. Much more than his impressive flying record or the unfailing support of his pilots who worked tirelessly to get him on the 2018 NW Aviation Conference speaker schedule. Vern Kingsford, owner of Scenic Mountain Air Inc. and Alaska Float Ratings, took his first seaplane lesson in 1966, shortly after he earned his Private Pilot Certificate. He added a commercial and Certified Flight Instructor certificate in 1967. His commercial flying career began with Bridgford Flying Service at Lake Tahoe in 1967 with just 225 hours – leaving there with 2000 hours of instruction. Now with over 20,000 hours bush and mountain flying, 12,000 on floats, Kingsford has flown into backcountry gravel and sand strips in multiple states. As a CFI, charter pilot, and guide in Alaska, he has operated into rough short strips and small mountain lakes across Alaska. In 1976 he was selected by the FAA as a DPE to date having conducted over 1,000 single engine seaplane ratings. Kingsford’s speaker recommendation came from a pilot, Harold Schaperkotter, who attended Friday’s Aviation Career Forum in 2017 and happened to stay on

to experience the Conference on Saturday. As Harold visited the booths and attended the seminars he kept thinking, “I got to get Vern here.” Like many commercial pilots who want to experience it all, Harold heads to Alaska each year to expand his piloting skills in “stick flying” in the true elements. Fortunately for him his path led him to employment as an instructor with Kingsford and an opportunity to practice precision flying as well as come to the humbling realization that you must never be over confident when you take off. In Alaska views in any direction will take your breath away. Operations of Alaska Float Ratings at Moose Pass and Lake Hood in Anchorage allow them the flexibility to meet the needs of each student. On the lakes in the surrounding area of Moose Pass they are able to train on remote, mountain lakes, amidst steep, narrow canyons with ever changing winds and weather.

Pilots experience “Real Deal Alaska Bush Flying” daily. After flying with Vern and his team, the students’ new skills will serve them well anywhere. Float instruction is offered for those interested in an initial float rating (SES), recurrent training, or those wishing to add commercial privileges. Students also are able to earn or reinstate CFI rating or experience the art and thrill of tailwheel flying. For the experience of a lifetime Kingsford offers Alaskan Safaris: fly floats or wheels into remote lakes and strips of the backcountry of the Alaskan frontier, stay in a remote cabin, see glaciers from a whole new angle, view wildlife in their natural environment, and fish lakes rarely visited. Pilots looking to build cross country time are able to add some quality stories as well. Lake Hood, say no more – Float Plane Central. Kingsford offers the same training here; however, here you also obtain the ATC experience which comes with operation at a 20 busy seaplane base located next to

Vern Kingsford, DPE, ATP, CFII, MEII, AGI, IA, A&P Learn from Vern’s 20,000 hours of bush and mountain flying, on how to safely navigate amidst steep narrow canyons with ever changing winds into remote mountain strips and lakes. a busy airport. But a Lake Hood experience can be much more than just floatplanes, they are also able to offer gravel strip and regular airport operations training here as well. Check off one more item on your Bucket List: Follow your Dreams to Alaska, but remember to respect the elements and be aware of weather and surroundings at all times. Vern Kingsford did not become a bush pilot legend without remaining humble to his fragility as a human. “Know what you don’t know,” he adds, “stay a little scared – Be a Survivor.” We welcome Vern Kingsford as a speaker at the 2018 Conference on Saturday and Sunday. Vern and his instructors will also be available for questions at booth #328 in the Exhibit Hall.

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Some Dreams Never Die

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Eileen A. Bjorkman | author On July 25, 2010, 82-year-old Arnold Ebneter flew across the United States in the E-1, an airplane he designed in 1960 as an aeronautical engineering student at Texas A&M. Upon landing at Shannon Airport in Fredericksburg, Virginia, after flying 2,328 miles non-stop, he set a new distance world record for an aircraft weighing less than 500 kilograms. Although the flight took about eighteen-and-a-half hours, the fifty-year journey was propelled by dreams from his childhood. Perhaps the meandering road that led to Texas A&M was a harbinger of the E-1’s long history. Ebneter left Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1947 after two terms due to rising tuition, and then left the University of Minnesota in 1950 when the Korean War started. After flying research balloons for General Mills as part of a Navy contract, he joined the Air Force in 1952, earning his commission and pilot wings in 1954. He then flew F-86s and F-100s at Foster Air Force Base, near Victoria, Texas. Although Ebneter loved flying fighter aircraft, his lack of college degree nagged him. As a teenager, he paid for flight lessons by recovering airplanes for his local airport, which inspired him to be an aeronautical engineer, aviation mechanic, and pilot so he could design airplanes, build them, and then fly them—what could be better? In 1957, as he approached his thirtieth birthday, he applied for an Air Force program to finish his degree.

Ebneter arrived at Texas A&M the summer of 1958 and by early 1960, the only thing left for graduation was a senior project. As he considered a topic for his project, he stumbled over a short article about Juhani Heinonen, a Finnish pilot and engineer who set a world distance record in 1957 in an airplane he had designed and built himself. Ebneter wondered if he could accomplish such a feat, and a few days later his faculty advisor blessed the attempt at a recordsetting design.

Snohomish, becoming a designated pilot examiner for the FAA, restoring a Piper J-3 Cub for his pilot wife Colleen, transporting fish in Alaska, and flying a thunderstorm research aircraft in New Mexico. In the mid-1990s, Ebneter retired from Boeing to focus on completing the E-1 and in July 2005, the E-1 finally made its first flight. After working out some minor bugs, Ebneter spent four years refining the airplane to increase the E-1’s speed. Low clouds at Paine Field in Everett, Washington, scratched his first record attempt in 2009, but a year later, everything came together.

Ebneter described his overall design, such as wing layout, landing gear, and engine, in a paper, which won a $300 prize in a regional student competition. He planned to use the money to start building his airplane right away. He instead spent the next fourteen years flying the F-100 on various overseas deployments. He retired from the Air Force in 1974 and moved to Seattle to work for Boeing as a safety expert, not his dream job of design engineer. Seattle held new distractions to building the E-1, among them flying part-time as chief instructor pilot for Harvey Airfield in

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Although Ebneter never met his original goal of working as a design engineer, he says his crooked path was ultimately more satisfying, as he experienced many more things than if he had stayed at the same job his entire life. And he says, “If I had worked for Boeing or Cessna or Beechcraft as an engineer, I would have designed one small part of an airplane. No one at those companies really designs the whole

airplane anymore. But I can say that I designed every single bit of the E-1, and that I know where every single part is, what is does, and why it’s there. No one at Boeing can say that about the airplanes they work on.” Often the road taken turns out to be the best.

4:30 PM – SAT, FEB 24, Heritage Room 11:30 AM – SAT, FEB 25 North Foyer The Propeller under the Bed: A Personal History of Home built Aircraft Arnold Ebneter’s daughter, Eileen Bjorkman, will present images, excerpts and first hand recollections from her inspirational biographical book. Bjorkman will be available all weekend for questions, autographs and copies of her books during the Northwest Aviation Conference & Trade Show in booth # 209.


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Flying Companion Seminar helps non pilots understand what is happening when flying in a GA air. Learn how the airplane flies, how to read an aviation chart, radio operation, basic navigation, emergency edures, safety,and more. This will make flying enjoyable and fun for passengers. Fees fund Greater Seattle aviation scholarship. To register, email andrea40@juno.com or complete form online at seattle99s.org.

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Details? www.washington-aviation.org

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EXHIBITORS

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

426 Aerocet Inc 265 Shannon Lane Priest River,ID 83856 208-448-0400 aerocet.com

212 AC Air Technology 13832 Magnolia Ave Chino, CA 91710 855-884-7222 acairtechnology.com

512 Aircraft Magneto Service 8171 Mullan Road Missoula, MT 59808 844-267-6247 aircraftmagnetoservice.net

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427 – 428 Ace Aviation Inc 289 E Perimeter Rd Renton, WA 98057 425-204-0845 aceaviationinc.com

BRONZE SPONSOR 424 ACF-50 / Lear Chemical PO Box 1040 Stn B Mississauga, ON L4Y 3W3 905-564-0018 learchem.com

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609 – 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 Circle Corona, CA 92880 800-824-1930 aircraftspruce.com

520 Airglas Inc. 5849 Old Seward Hwy Anchorage, AK 99518 907-344-1450 airglas.com

GOLD SPONSOR 109 -110 Alaska Airlines 800-ALASKAAIR 800-252-7522 alaskaair.com

706 Alaska Airmen Association 4200 Floatplane Drive Anchorage, AK 99502 alaskaairmen.org 328 Alaska Float Ratings 33702 Depot Rd Moose Pass, AK 99631 907-288-3646 alaskafloatratings.com 317 American Propeller Service 20208 Charlanne Drive Redding, CA 96002 530-221-4470 ameritech-aviation.com

Auburn, WA

300 Angel Flight West 3161 Donald Douglas Lp S Santa Monica, CA 90405 angelflight.org 409 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 809 ASL CamGuard 2860 North Sheridan Road Tulsa, OK 74115 918-836-6872 231 Auburn Municipal Airport (S50) 506 23rd Street NE Auburn, WA 98002 253-333-6821 s50wa.com

BRONZE SPONSOR

812 Avemco Insurance Company 8490 Progress Drive, Suite 100 Frederick, MD 21701 800-638-8440 avemco.com 511 Avfuel Corporation 47 West Ellsworth Road Ann Arbor, MI 48108 810-358-6247 avfuel.com 325 Avian Aeronautics Inc. 8900 State Hwy 3 SW Bremerton, WA 98312 800-734-7474 326 Avian Flight Center 8900 State Hwy 3 SW Bremerton, WA 98312 360-674-2111 avianflight.com

SILVER SPONSOR 624 – 625 Aviation Supplies & Academics, Inc. 7005 132nd Place SE Newcastle, WA 98059 425-235-1500 asa2fly.com

Call Auburn “Home.”

Centrally located in the Northwest, Auburn Airport (S50), is a great place to stop on your journey through – or make a home base for your aviation business or aircraft. Call (253) 333-6821 for details.

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318 Aviation Training Center 7170 Perimeter Road S Seattle, WA 98108 888-708-2180 atcseattle.com

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

209 Eileen Bjorkman | The Propeller Under the Bed 1515 Jeff Davis Hwy #1313 Arlington, VA 22202 thepropellerunderthebed.com

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

615 Concorde Battery Corp 2009 San Bernardido Road West Covina, CA 91790 626-813-1234 concordebattery.com

814 Avidyne Corporation 710 North Drive Melbourne, FL 32934 781-402-7434 avidyne.com

209 Behlen Manufacturing Co. PO Box 569 Columbus, NE 68602 402-564-3111 behlenmfg.com

405 Blades Aviation #230-18799 Airport Way Pitt Meadows, BC V3Y 2B4 bladesaviation.com

700 Cirrus Aircraft PO Box 27024 Federal Way, WA 98093 206-225-5253 cirrusaircraft.com

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

413 Bendix King 2807 Green Haven Drive Tracy, CA 95377 801-899-5365 bendixking.com

621 Contract Aircraft Technicians 1835 Airport Road PO Box 7276 Kalispell, MT 59904-0276 406-270-0910 contractaircrafttechnicians.com

622 Backcountry Flying Experience PO BOX 7276 Kalispell, MT 59904-0276 406-890-3419 backcountryflyingexperience.com

221 BEFA - Boeing Employees Flying Club 840 West Perimeter Road Renton, WA 98057 befa.org

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

513 Best Tugs 3573 North Main Street Spanish Fork, UT 84660 besttugs.com 132 Big Bend Community College 7662 Chanute Street Moses Lake, WA 98837 877-745-1212 bigbend.edu

626-627 Cascade Warbirds 1405 Madrona Avenue Everett, WA 98203 cascadewarbirds.org

315 Civil Air Patrol hhq.cap.gov

131 Central WA University 400 East University Way Ellensburg, WA 98926-7515 509-963-2364 cwu.edu

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

432 Champion Aerospace 1230 Old Norris Rd Liberty, SC 29657 864-640-0680 champaero.com

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

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232 Compass Airlines 7500 Airline Drive Suite 130 Minneapolis, MN 55450 612-713-6922 compassairline.com

119 Charter College 750 Sandhill Rd, Ste 100 Reno, NV 89523 chartercollege.edu

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107 CPS California Power Systems 225 Airport Circle Corona, CA 98880 951-372-9555 223 CSRA DUATS 3170 Fairview Park Drive, C 382 Falls Church, VA 22042 800-345-3828 duats.com 429 Cubcrafters Inc 1918 South 16th Avenue Yakima, WA 98903 509-248-9491 cubcrafters.com


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Office space and restaurant building available Maintenance hangar available for AMT or FBO Phone: (360) 533-9544 Email: sanderson@portgrays.org

410 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

831 FAA Aerospace Medicine 1601 Lind Avenue SW Renton, WA 98057 425-227-2300 faa.gov

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, Ste 110 Renton, WA 98057 425-226-2484 erau.edu

728 FAA– Safety Team 1601 Lind Ave. SW Suite 260 Renton, WA 98057

605 Eagle Fuel Cells 617 Skylane Taxiway Eagle River, WI 54521 715-479-6149 eaglefuels.com 832 EAA 326 - Mt Rainier 222 EarthX Lithium Batteries 1111 Diamond Valley Windsor, CO 80550 970-674-8884 earthxbatteries.com 213 Electroair 327 Catrell Drive, Suite 2 Howell, MI 48843 517-552-9390 electroair.net

117 Empire Airlines 11559 N. Atlas Road Hayden, ID 83835 208-292-3850 empireairlines.com 122 Endeavor Air 7500 Airline Drive Minneapolis, MN 55450-1101 612-266-1476 endeavorair.com 106 ExpressJet Airlines 990 Toffie Terrace Atlanta, GA 30354 404-856-1719 expressjet.com

727 FAA – Flight Standards District Office (SEA FSDO) 1601 Lind Ave. SW, Suite 260 Renton, WA 98057 425-227-1290 faa.gov 714 FAA - Law Enfocement Assistance Program 1601 Lind Avenue SW Renton, WA 98057 faa.gov 732 FAA - Seattle ARTCC, DOT 3101 Auburn Way S Auburn, WA 98092 faa.gov

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211 Ferry-Okanogan/ Republic Republic, WA 99166 ferrycounty.com 210 Ferry-Okanogan/Tonasket Tonasket, WA 98855 ferrycounty.com 632 Flights Above The Pacific Northwest (FATPNW) facebook.com/groups/ FLightsAboveThePNW 822- 823 Floating Door LLC PO Box 960 Ketchum, OK 74349 918- 698-1644 floatingdoor.us 608 FreeFlight Systems 3700 I -35 South Waco, TX 76706 469-360-1867 freeflightsystems.com 703 Gallery One | Brian Shul PO Box 2410 Marysville, CA 95901 530-742-1000 galleryoneimages.com

206 Galvin Flying Services 7001 Perimeter Road Seattle, WA 98108 206-268-5738 galvinflying.com 330 – 331 Garmin International 2345 Turner Road SE Salem, OR 97302 800-525-6726 garmin.com

MEDIA PARTNER

524 General Aviation News PO Box 39099 Lakewood, WA 98439 253-471-9888 generalaviationnews.com 503 Genesys Aerosystems One S - TEC Way Mineral Wells, TX 76067 940-654-0154 genesys-aerosystems.com 829 GoJet Airlines 11495 Navaid Road Bridgeton, MO 63044 314-222-438 gojetairlines.com


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730 Green River College 12401 SE 320th Street Auburn, WA 98092 253-833-9111 greenriver.edu

116 Hillsboro Aero Academy 3565 NE Cornell Road Hillsboro, OR 97124 503-726-3000 flyhaa.com

425 Idaho Aviation Foundation PO Box 2016 Eagle, ID 83616 208-861-9056 idahoaviationfoundation.org

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

310 Hillsboro Aviation Inc. 3845 NW 30th Ave Hillsboro, OR 97124 503-648-2831 hillsboroaviation.com

707 Int'L Org of 99s Women Pilots ninety-nines.org

125 Hartwig Aircraft Fuel Cell Repair 26 South 4th St. Hallock, MN 56728 218-843-2221 hartwig-fuelcell.com

724 Historic Flight Foundation 10719 Bernie Webber Drive Mukilteo, WA 98275 425-348-3200 historicflight.org

403 Hartzell Propeller Inc. One Propeller Place Piqua, OH 45356 937-778-4212 hartzellprop.com 528 Harvey Airfield 9900 Airport Way Snohomish, WA 98296 360-568-1541 harveyfield.com

GOLD SPONSOR 109 Horizon Air 800-ALASKAAIR 800-252-7522 alaskaair.com

406 Idaho Aviation Association PO Box 2016 Eagle, ID 83616 208-861-9056 idahoaviation.com

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810 - 811 Jefferson County PO Box 1220 Port Townsend, WA 98368 co.jefferson.wa.us 124 Jet Star Publishing Flight For Control Flight For Safety Flight To Success karlenepetitt.blogspot.com 530 Kenmore Air Harbor 6321 NE 175th Kenmore, WA 98028 866-435-9524 kenmoreair.com

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120 King County Int. Airport Boeing Field 7277 Perimeter Road South Seattle, WA 98108 206-296-7380 kingcounty.gov 329 Kitplanes 4296 Gadwell Ct Eagen, MN 55122 805-382-3363 kitplanes.com L3 Aviation Products, Inc 5353 52nd Street SE Grand Rapids, MI 49512 800-253-9525 l3aviationproducts.com 629 Landing Gear Works 295 East Perimeter Road Renton, WA 98057 509-884-8919 thelandinggearworks.com 732 Lane Community College 4000 E 30th Ave 15/201 Eugene, OR 97405 541-463-5710 lanecc.edu

217 Life Flight Network 22285 Yellow Gate Lane, Ste 102 Aurora, OR 97002 lifeflight.org 628 Longview EDC 410 N Center Street Longview, TX 75601 903-753-7878 longviewUSA.com 308 Maxcraft Avionics 250-18799 Airport Way Pitt Meadows, BC V3Y 2B4 604-465-3080 maxcraft.ca

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514-515 Mesa Airlines 410 N 44th St, Suite 700 Phoenix, AZ 85142 602-685-4065 mesa-air.com 525 Micro AeroDynamics, Inc 4000 Airport Road, Ste D Anacortes, WA 98221 800-677-2370 microaero.com


417 Mission Aviation Fellowship maf.org 230 Mountain View Aviation PO Box 31, Hubbard, OR 97032 503-981-4550 mtnviewaviation.com | doorsteward.com

400 Modern Pilot/ one-G Simulation 5113 Russell Ave NW Seattle, WA 98107 888-751-1011 flyone-g.com 705 The Museum of Flight 9404 East Marginal Way South Seattle, WA 98108 206-768-7105 museumofflight.com

807 – 808 National Weather Service 7600 Sandpoint Way, Bin C-15700 Seattle, WA 98115 noaa.gov 313 New Generation Video 2100 SW Wynwod Avenue Portland, OR 97225 503-490-4166 newgenvideo.com 806 North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) 250 Vandenberg St Suite B016 Peterson AFB Colorado Springs, CO 80914-3805 norad.mil 505 Northwest Insurance Group, Inc. 3301 NE Cornell Road, Suite R Hillsboro, OR 97124 503-640-6060 nwinsurance.net

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729 Northwest Propeller Service, Inc. 16607 103rd Ave Ct E Puyallup, WA 98374 253-770-7400 nwpropeller.com 712 Oasis Scientific Inc. 3110 Wade Hampton Blvd, Suite 18 Taylors,, SC 29687 864-469-0919 oasisscientific.com 400 one-G Simulation 5113 Russell Ave NW Seattle, WA 98107 888-751-1011 flyone-g.com

SILVER SPONSOR 430 - 431 Pacific Coast Avionics 22783 Airport Rd. NE Aurora, OR 97002 503-678-6242 pca.aero

523 Pangborn Memorial Airport One Pangborn Drive East Wenatchee, WA 98802 509-884-2494 pangbornairport.com 200 Pierce County Airport 2702 S 42nd, Ste 201 Tacoma, WA 98409 253-798-7109 piercecountywa.org

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JOIN AOPA AT THE 2018

NORTHWEST AVIATION CONFERENCE SATURDAY | 2.24.18 9:15 AM – 12:15 PM

ROOM A – SOUTH FOYER

RUSTY PILOTS SEMINAR

William Beuck – AOPA Rusty Pilots Instructor

This 3-hour seminar will help you get back in the air. Free to AOPA members or join AOPA to waive the non-member registration fee of $69* and get all the benefits of an AOPA membership for one year. Register in advance online at rustypilots.org/events or hangar.aopa.org/events. *Does not include $5 conference admission fee.

10:30 – 11:30 AM KEYNOTE AREA

IFR DECISION MAKING: CHASING CHOICES Richard McSpadden – Executive Director, AOPA Air Safety Institute

In this seminar we’ll analyze accident scenarios where stress and confusion in IMC can lead to task saturation, problematic choices, and suboptimal decisions.

2:15 – 3:15 PM

ROOM A – SOUTH FOYER

MAXIMUM FUN, MINIMUM COST: HOW TO START AND RUN A FLYING CLUB

Les Smith – Senior Director, AOPA Pilot Community Development, AOPA

This free seminar is designed to demystify the process of starting and running a successful flying club. Learn how flying clubs work, how affordable they are, and the positive impact they can have on your flying!

SUNDAY | 2.25.18

1:00 – 2:00 PM

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

AOPA NORTHWEST PRESIDENTIAL ADDRESS AND THE STATE OF GENERAL AVIATION

COLLISION COURSE: AVOIDING AIRBORNE TRAFFIC

KEYNOTE AREA

Mark Baker – President, AOPA

Join AOPA President Mark Baker for a discussion on the issues that most directly affect your freedom to fly.

KEYNOTE AREA

Richard McSpadden – Executive Director, AOPA Air Safety Institute

ASI’s new seminar looks at the problem from a risk management perspective. We identify high-risk scenarios and locations, then lay out strategies for avoiding them.

VISIT THE AOPA BOOTH (#609-611) TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF OUR SPECIAL MEMBERSHIP31OFFER!


813 Pilot Safety Insitute 562-444-5144 Pilotsafety.org 533 Port of Astoria #10 Pier 1, Suite 308 Astoria OR 97103 503-7413300 portofastoria.com 312 Port of Bremerton 8850 SW State Hwy 3 Bremerton, WA 98312 360-674-2381 portofbremerton.org 603 Port of Grays Harbor PO Box 660 Aberdeen, WA 98520 360-533-9544 portofgraysharbor.com/ 632 Port of Port Angeles PO Box 1350 Port Angeles, WA 98362 360-417-3363 portofpa.com

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412 Port of Skagit Skagit Regional Airport 15400 Airport Drive Burlington, WA 98233 360-757-0011 portofskagit.com 407 Power Flow Systems, Inc. 1585 Aviation Center Pkwy #605 Daytona Beach, FL 32114 877- 693-7356 powerflowsystems.com 504 Progressive Air Services 2965 Airport Road Kamloops, BC V2B 7W8 250-376-6226 progressiveair.com 612 – 613 R & M Steel Aviation PO Box 580 Caldwell, ID 83606-0580 208-454-1800 aviationbuildingsystem.com 112-113 Rainier Flight Service 800 W Perimeter Rd Renton, WA 98057 425-610-6293 rainierflight.com

115 Ravn Alaska (Corvus Airlines) 4700 Old International Airport Rd Anchorage AK 99502 907-248-4422 flyravn.com

507 – 508 Seaplane Pilots Association 3859 Laird Blvd. Lakeland, FL 33811 863-701-7979 seaplanes.org

123 SkyWest Airlines 444 S. River Road St. George, UT 84790 435-634-3738 skywest.com

126 Regal Aviation Insurance 5625 NE Elam Young Pkwy Hillsboro, OR 97124 800-275-7345 regalaviation.com

108 Seattle Avionics Software, Inc. 19825 141st pl. NE Woodinville, WA 98072 425-806-0249 seattleavionics.com

303 Sno Isle Tech Skills Center 9001 Airport Road Everett WA 98204 425 879 4266

332 Rescue Tape 702-953-0968 rescuetape.com

630 Seattle Seaplanes 1325 Fairview Ave E. Seattle, WA 98102 206-329-9638 seattleseaplanes.com

204 Rocky Mountain College 1511 Poly Drive Billings MT 59102 406-657-1000 rocky.edu 218 – 219 Safety in Motion Flight Center 16911 103rd Ave E, Unit 102 Puyallup, WA 98374 253-840-KPLU simflightcenter.com

207 Simulation Flight, LLC 8229 44th Avenue W, Suite 1 Mukilteo, WA 98275 simulationflight.com 529 SkyVector 500 Union St #460 Seattle, WA 98101 206-388-5251 skyvector.com

224 – 227 Snohomish County Airport Paine Field 3220 100th Street SW Suite A Everett, WA 98204 425-388-5102 snoco.org 528 Snohomish Flying 9900 Airport Way Snohomish WA 98296 360-568-1541 snohomishflying.com 316 Soloy Aviation Solutions 450 Pat Kennedy Way SW Olympia, WA 98501 360-754-7000 soloy.com

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803 Southern Utah University 351 W. University Blvd Cedar City, UT 84720 801-597-2660 suu.edu

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825 – 827 Spencer Aircraft 16911 103rd Ave. E #102 Puyallup, WA 98374 253-848-9349 spenceraircraft.com

105 Trans States Airlines 11495 Navaid Road Bridgeton, MO 63004 314-281-5579 transstates.net

721 Spokane Community College 1810 N Greene, MS#1010 Spokane, WA 99217-5399 scc.spokane.edu

307 Upper Valley Aviation Ltd. 8406 Lockheed Place Chilliwack, BC V2P 8A7 604-7920735 uppervalleyaviation.com

722 – 723 Spokane International Airport/Felts Field 9000 W Airport Drive, Suite 204 Spokane, WA 99224 509-455-6470 spokaneaiports.net

422 US Coast Guard 915 Second Ave Seattle, WA 98174 uscg.mil

606 – 607 TacAero, Inc 3608 Airport Drive Hood River, WA 97031 541-980-5033 tacaero.com 531 Taquan Air 4085 Tongass Ave Ketchikan, AK 99901 808-936-4065 taquanair.com 800 TeenFlight Puyallup PO BOX 731809 Puyallup, WA 98373 411 Tempest 3150 Hwy 34 E Ste 209 PMB179 Newnan, GA 30265 770-328-8797 tempestplus.com 631 Tomahawk Aero Services, LLC 3336 Stonecrop Way Bellingham, WA 98226 360-510-1139 tomahawkaero.com 713 Top Flight Jobs 1750 Locke Ave SW Cokato, MN 55321 844-486-7562 topflightjobs.com

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327 Trade-A-Plane PO Box 509 Crossville, TN 38557 800-337-5263 trade-a-plane.com

214 Vintage Speed Design 1618 Avon Way Forest Grove, OR 97116 503-357-8969 vintagespeeddesigns.com 314 Washington Airport Management Association 509-302-9624 wama.us 129 Washington Pilots Association PMB 397 - 227 Bellevue Way NE Bellevue, WA 98004-4721 wpaflys.org 506 Washington Seaplane Pilots Association wa-spa.org 420 Washington State DOT 7702 Terminal Street SW Tumwater, WA 98501 wsdot.wa/aviation 421 WA State Patrol Aviation 7525 Old Highway 99 SE PO Box 42615 Olympia, WA 98501 360-753-6173 420 WA Department of Natural Resources 1111 Washington Street SE Olympia, WA 98504-7000 360-902-1000

101 – 103 Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum 1600 Air Museum Rd. Hood River, OR 97031 waaamuseum.org 114 Western Skyways 21 Creative Place Montrose, CO 81401 800-575-9929 westernskyways.com 306 Westminster College 1840 S 1300 E Salt Lake City, UT 84105 801-832-2218 westminstercollege.edu 305 Whelen 51 Winthrop Rd Chester, CT 06412 860-526-9504 whelen.com 304 Wilco, Inc 3502 W Harry Wichita, KS 67213 800.767.7593 wilcoaircraftparts.com

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118 Wings Financial Credit Union 14985 Glazier Avenue, Suite 100 Apple Valley, MN 55124-6539 800 -692-227 wingsfinancial.com 205 Wings West Governor Exchange & Overhaul, Inc 16701 103rd Avenue CT E Puyallup WA 98374-3766 800-557-3188

BRONZE SPONSOR 121 Wipaire 1700 Henry Ave South St Paul, MN 55075 888-947-2473 wipaire.com

708 WA Women in Aviation wai.org 324 Yakima Air Terminal 2406 W Washington Ave, Suite B Yakima, WA 98903 509-575-6185 yakimaairterminal.com

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Welcome to the 3rd Annual Northwest Regional

AVIATION MAINTENANCE COMPETITION The Washington Aviation Association is proud to once again welcome college aviation maintenance teams to compete at the Northwest Aviation Conference. Now in it’s third year, the college maintenance competition was initiated to provide opportunities for aviation maintenance students to test their combined abilities against those of their peers. The concept fits well within the WAA’s education mandates and with the dedicated efforts of volunteers and colleges, the annual Northwest Regional Aviation Maintenance Competition has become a staple event of the Conference. The following seven schools will be competing in 2018: Big Bend Community College, WA (one team); Clover Park Technical College, WA (one team);Everett Community College, WA (one team); Lane Community College, OR (one team); North Idaho College, ID (one team); Spokane Community College, WA (one team). Each school will bring components to build eight tasks that they will be tested on. Tasks include safety wire, cable rigging, rigid fluid lines, flexible fluid lines, control surface balancing, magneto install/timing, weight and balance, and electrical systems. Judging was based upon safety, workmanship, speed and professional appearance. The WAA pledged to cover furnishings, a first place prize ($500) and trophy costs. The support offered by Conference vendors has been wonderful. Within hours of sending out a plea for assistance, long time vendor and Silver Level Event Sponsor, Aircraft Spruce, called to simply say, “This is something we would like to support. What can we do?” In 2016, event sponsor, Alaska Airlines donated five return FAI/SEA tickets to sponsor the entire UAF team to attend.

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Whelen Engineering donated $900 worth of lighting for the uniquely designed trophy that will travel with the winning team each year. The 2018 Competition will be hosted on site at the Northwest Aviation Conference, Saturday, February 24 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Teams will be assigned to complete tasks at each stage of the competition. Each task will be given 15 to 20 minutes to be completed. Competitors will be instructed to stop in the event they are engaged in if they have not finished by the end of the allotted time. There will be eight 4-person competition teams. Team members are first or second year Aircraft Maintenance Technology 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 or rotarywing 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, to support a variety of air operations, such as business, recreation, public transportation, cargo, fire fighting, air ambulance, search and rescue, just to name a few. After competing, the top three teams with the best score overall will receive monetary awards as well as the trophy, plaques and prizes donated by exhibitors at the Conference. The winners will be announced at 4:30 PM on the Keynote Stage. The 2017 Maintenance Competition results were as follows: 1st - Spokane CC ($500 from Washington Aviation Association) , 2nd - Lane CC Team #2 ($250 gift card from Aircraft Spruce), 3rd - South Seattle CC ($125 gift card from Aircraft Spruce), 4th - Lane CC Team #1, 5th - Big Bend CC, 6th - Everett CC, and 7th - Clover Park CC.

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The top four winning teams also received a CertTEC competency-based examination voucher; Aviation Supplies & Academics, Inc. Mechanic Prepware Software, (General, Airframe & Powerplant; and Aviation Maintenance Handbooks donated by Concorde Battery. All participants received T-shirts and subscriptions to General Aviation News. The Washington Aviation Association is honored to host this fantastic event. Thank you to all the enthusiastic individuals who make this event exciting, professional and successful. Especially thank you to WAA volunteer, John Hansen; Patrick Murphy, prior A&P instructor; and Andy Dodson, instructor at Spokane Community College, for your tireless support in coordinating this event.

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AVIATION IA MAINTENANCE 2018 IA Renewal Seminars

With 400+ exhibitors we are fortunate to have access to the wide knowledge base of National industry and government experts. Each year our team designs a series of FAA approved seminars. Saturday’s sessions will allow for eight hours refresher requirements. Additional hours available Sunday. SATURDAY, FEB 24

8:00 AM | Founders Room

Aircraft Battery Airworthiness

Bob Burkel, Concorde Battery The battery is the heart of the aircraft. Concorde presents the different battery technologies available, safety, lead acid aircraft battery ratings, commissioning of lead acid aircraft batteries and the maintenance process, best practices of servicing and charging, maximizing the life of your battery, cleaning & storage, installation eligibility. 9:00 AM

Care & Maintenance of Cleveland Wheels & Brake

Vern Rodgers, Parker Aerospace Rodgers will discuss maintenance checks for wheels and brakes and explain the working of external floating brake caliper assembly and the individual components and the wheel assembly with individual components. The seminar will cover minimum lining and disc thickness and explain surface repairs for corrosion and recommended Mil-Spec repair for Aluminum and Magnesium Cleveland’s wheels and brakes. Vern will talk about the recommended Mil-Spec for primers and paints for Cleveland Wheels and brakes well as recommended lubricants for wheel bearings. He will explain when and when not to use antiseize on the tie bolts along torque values. He will discuss the reasons why you should always condition organic and metallic linings with the disc.

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10:15 AM

Myths & Facts of Propeller Damage Revealed

Bob Honig, Corporate Sales Manager, American Propeller A comprehensive overview of major factors that contribute to propeller deterioration for both aluminum and composite propellers. Identifies the types of damage that can be found in a propeller and what you as a mechanic can do or not do to correct them, along with a review of the manufactures periodic overhaul recommendations. 11:15 AM

Fuel Cell Maintenance

Kurt Hartwig, Eagle Fuel Cells A quick review fuel cell basics and fuel system problems followed by leak diagnosis and in depth removal & installation techniques. Topics covered include ADs and service bulletins, effects of fuels and additives, related fuel system problems, diagnosing & tracing problems, removal techniques, cavity preparation, installation techniques as well as logbook entries. 1:30 PM

Slick Mag Maintenance

Zach Lincolnhol, Champion Aerospace This session will cover recent service letters, bulletins, and maintenance manual updates swell as appropriate Slick Mag inspection & overhaul schedule, 500 hour inspection procedures, overhaul procedures and best practices. 2:30 PM

Maintaining & Troubleshooting RSA Fuel Injection Systems and MSA Float Carburetors

Alan Jesmer, Sales/Marketing Manager, Precision Airmotive This session covers the operation, maintenance, and troubleshooting of MSA float carburetors and RSA fuel injection systems.


3:30 PM

Maintenance & Inspection of Standard and Tuned Exhaust Systems

Darren Tilman, General Manager, Power Flow Systems, Inc. The program will go into detail showing several common exhaust designs as found on certified and homebuilt aircraft. We will discuss common maintenance issues and problem areas to look for. The discussion will also include the design theory, installation and inspection requirements of a more complicated tuned exhaust system. Audience participation will be solicited to share common experiences. 4:30 PM

Common Issues with Fabric Covered Aircraft

Tom Murphy, Tac Aero Identifying problem with wood and steel tube fuselage’s and current repair procedures to make them more serviceable and compliant with far’s

SUNDAY, FEB 25

10:15 AM | North Foyer

Corrosion Prevention and Control

Mark Pearson, Lear Chemical Research Corporation /ACF-50 Technical presentation, covering effective corrosion control of aviation components using thin-film water displacement compounds.

IA CERTIFICATE NOTES:

Saturday, February 24- Check in and ID verification begins at 7:00 AM. Registered IA’s attending the maintenance classes will earn credits toward certificate renewal. Attendees must pre-register for the event online, by phone or email. IA’s must show picture ID at registration and are required to have registration card stamped at the close of each hour attended. Register online at www.washington-aviation.org 39

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JOBS & OPPORTUNITIES 2018 NW AVIATION CAREER FORUM

Interested in a career in aviation? Want to fly planes? Would you like the opportunity to network with colleges, aviation training facilities and airlines? These, and more, are just a few of the questions that can be answered at the NW Aviation Career Forum hosted Friday prior to the NW Aviation Conference & Trade Show. In 2018 the Washington Aviation Association will again host a day of sessions and exhibitors dedicated tsolely 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 experi-

enced aviators, and provides resources to those who need to get to the next level. There are alarming aviation workforce shortages, we all need to be proactive in helping the new generation find paths to a career in aviation.” The six hours of presentations, divided into interest tracks, are led by panels of aviation operators and educators including airline, coast guard, WSP, float pilots, colleges faculty, training facilities and airports.

CAREERS IN AVIATION

In 2017, the event brought together over 650 attendees from all over the US. Along with other colleges, youth organizations and training facilities throughout WA, OR and ID. Attendance is not limited to students. Introductory sessions serve the needs of high school groups and parent/student registrations – but concurrently are streams that serve all experience levels – maintenance, military and airline – all of which encourage student participation and mentoring. Career Forum | Continued on page 42

Creating a lot of interest at the 2018 event is the increased participation of recruiting airlines. This year the event welcomes Mesa Airlines and Alaska Airlines as Gold Level Sponsors of the event.

“We will continue to be a part of the event for years to come,” commented John Hornibrook, former Chief pilot at Alaska Airlines. In 2018 Alaska Airlines has a variety of representatives participating in all of the Forum tracks – and will once again be hosting • Bachelor degrees in professional pilot and aviation management “Meet & Greets” to recruit pilots for both • Multiple airline partnerships Alaska and Horizon Air. The airlines at the • State-of-the-art aircraft and avionics Forum will be exhibiting at the Conference • Advanced multi-engine and turbine flight training devices with EFIS and and Trade Show over the weekend as well. FMS including a CRJ 200 and Beech Baron with a Garmin G1000 To allow the opportunity to network and participate in the seminars, pre-registered attendees who meet with specific airlines are given priority through registration date CWU.EDU/AVIATION • AVIATION@CWU.EDU • 509-963-2364 and are notified by text when their Meet & Greet time is pending. Texting eliminate CWU IS AN AA/EEO/TITLE IX INSTITUTION • FOR ACCOMMODATION EMAIL: DS@CWU.EDU 40 lines and allows a more quality experi-


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Thank you 2018 Forum supporters:

Career Forum | Continued from page 40 Creating a lot of interest at the 2018 event is the increased participation of recruiting airlines. This year the event welcomes Mesa Airlines and Alaska Airlines as Gold Level Sponsors of the event. “We will continue to be a part of the event for years to come,” commented John Hornibrook, former Chief pilot at Alaska Airlines. In 2018 Alaska Airlines has a variety of representatives participating in all of the Forum tracks – and will once again be hosting “Meet & Greets” to recruit pilots for both Alaska and Horizon Air. The airlines at the Forum will be exhibiting at the Conference and Trade Show over the weekend as well. To allow the opportunity to network and participate in the seminars, pre-registered attendees who meet with specific airlines are given priority through registration date and are notified by text when their Meet & Greet time is pending. Texting eliminate lines and allows a more quality experience for attendees. Traveling from as far as London and as near as Seattle – over sixteen airlines have registered at the 2018 Forum. Many are accepting pilot and mechanic resumes and some will conduct preliminary interviews on site. In all, over fifty speakers have volunteered to present at the Forum on Friday, Feb 23. Attendees are encouraged to ask questions and learn about expectations from the people who are actively employed or employing. The Career Forum will be hosted Friday, February 23, the day prior to the NW Aviation Conference (8:30 AM-3:00 PM) at the Washington State Fair & Events Center, Puyallup, WA. Cost is $45/person and includes lunch and admission to Saturday and Sunday’s events. Refreshments are provided by ExpressJet. Parking is free. For information call 360-427-5599 or visit washington-aviation.org/forumcareer.html to register.

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Ace Aviation operates out of a modern 32,000 square foot facility in Renton, WA, providing comprehensive aviation services to pilots, OEMs, and corporate fleets nationwide. With extensive aviation experience and a passion for our customers and their aircraft, we are taking the aviation maintenance industry to new heights.

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Conveniently located next to Pierce County Airport, CPTC’s South Hill Campus provides a professional, hands-on learning environment for our Aviation Maintenance Technician, Professional Pilot, Composites and Nondestructive Testing programs. Let your aviation career aspirations take flight at CPTC’s South Hill Campus.

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Charter College provides students with the knowledge, technical skills, and practical training to prepare them to earn FAA licenses and seek entry-level employment as commercial pilots or flight instructors. Students take aviation courses necessary to earn an Associate of Applied Science Degree. Partner flight schools provide ground school and flight hours enabling students to earn certificates and ratings: FAA 141 FAA 141 FAA 141 FAA 141

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WEATHER SEMINARS 1:00 PM Saturday, FEB 24 North Foyer Web Aviation Weather and Flight Planning Tools David Bieger | Meteorologist-InCharge, NWS Center Weather Service Unit, co-located with Seattle ARTCC

It’s not always easy to know where to go to get what you need, whether its for cross country route planning or a local flight. It can be time consuming visiting multiple websites to get what you need, and that’s less time you have for other important pre-flight activities. This seminar will help point you in the right direction by showing some of the new tools developed by the Aviation Weather Center, such as the Graphical Forecasts for Aviation, which replaced text Aviation Forecasts (FA) last year, as well as other local and regional National Weather Services offices. BIEGER leads a cadre of highly experienced aviation meteorologists providing impactbased decision support services to a wide range of FAA air traffic managers. Bieger has been assigned as an aviation meteorologist at the Aviation Weather Center in Kansas City, Missouri. Prior to joining the National Weather Service, Mr. Bieger served more than 13 years as an active duty Air Force weather officer. Mr. Bieger holds a BSc degree from the University of Missouri and a Master of Science degree from the Naval Postgraudate School.

3:30 PM Saturday, Feb 24 North Foyer Warm Season Hazards of the Inland Northwest

Steven Van Horn, Meteorologist, National Weather Service, Spokane, WA Summer time convection will often times develop into thunderstorms that are capable of producing lightning, large hail, damaging winds, and, in rare cases, tornadoes. Hail and winds are the primary threats with severe thunderstorms early in the summer then transition to more damaging wind producing storms as the area dries out. Hazards will be discussed as well as how to better prepare for upcoming convective events by utilizing ground observations, upper air soundings, and satellite and radar data. VAN HORN has a MA in Atmospheric Science from the University of California Los Angeles.  Steven has completed numerous projects aimed in improving forecast accuracy and severe weather operations through postmortem event analysis.

10:15 AM Sunday, FEB 25 South Foyer Cool Season Hazards Aircraft Icing Theory and Avoidance

James Vasilj, Aviation Meteorologist, Seattle Center Weather Service Unit

Come join us for a summer of adventure in Southeast Alaska.

One of the greatest hazards in the Pacific Northwest during the cool season months is aircraft icing. Icing can reduce thrust and lift while increasing weight and drag, all of which can negatively impact aircraft control and performance. This seminar will present the causes and effects of icing, discuss the different types of icing, their characteristics, and favorable environment for formation. Finally, we’ll discuss some strategies and tools to maintain situational awareness and help avoid areas of icing.

Open positions for pilots & AP Mechanics Fleet of DeHavilland Beaver & Otter aircraft Medallion Shield Carrier Competitive Pay and Seasonal Bonuses Housing assistance available

VASILJ is a meteorologist with the Seattle Center Weather Service Unit, located at the FAA’s Air Route Traffic Control Center in Auburn, Washington. Before joining the National Weather service Mr. Vaslij was a meteorologist at American Airlines, and he has previously served at the NWS Forecast Office in New Orleans. His aviation duties have included briefing dispatchers, management, and air traffic controllers, and he has written terminal forecasts, and issued icing, turbulence, and volcanic ash related warnings. Mr. Vasilj holds a Master of Science degree from Purdue University.

Contact Taquan Air today:

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2:30 PM Sunday, February 25 South Foyer Interpreting Weather Charts on the Internet Danny Mercer, Meteorologist, Aviation Focal Point, National Weather Service, Seattle, WA

A quick look at common aviation weather forecast charts and a deeper look at the computer model weather charts used by NWS meteorologists. Includes a look at satellite imagery and how to find fronts and low pressure systems and how to utilize the AFD and Aviation Weather Discussion. MERCER is a meteorologist with the NWS Forecast Office in Seattle. He received his degree in meteorology in 1996 from the University of Utah, and since that time as served in many offices from the East to the West Coast, and from marine to mountain communities. In his current capacity since 2003, Mercer has specialized in aviation and marine forecasting, as well as providing support to the fire weather and hydrology communities. In 2017 he became the Aviation Focal Point for the Seattle office, which supports most of Western Washington.

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See Us in Booth #121 Here at the Northwest Aviation Conference


$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 majestic Olympic Mountain Range, 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, schooner rides – and yes, spectacular scenery. 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. This year at the NW Aviation Conference, we are excited to present a variety of local destinations and initiatives to help pilots traveling within or to our airports where one can make the adventure more than a “$100 burger.” Conference attendees are invited to visit and vote on

Washington State Department of Transportation Aviation airport travel and tourism kiosk designs in booth #421-422. The completed kiosks will greet travelers passing through 136 public-use airports each year. Kiosks will have information about what the community has to offer the aviation public including local attractions, landmarks, restaurants, lodging and other points of interest, as well as information about services and amenities at the airport. Be sure to stop by one of the many exhibiting airports’ displays for local information. In booths #215 - 216 check out a collaborative display organized by Mason County Tourism supporting information on businesses around Hood Canal and throughout the Olympic Peninsula. For additional information visit their website at explorehoodcanal.com. 46

GROUNDED HOGS DINNER | FEB 23, MOF To “Kick-Off” the 2018 NW Aviation Conference and Trade Show the Washington Seaplane Pilots Association (WSPA) once again invites Conference attendees to the Grounded Hogs Dinner in the Museum of Flight’s Side Gallery, overlooking the main floor. The event begins at 6:00 PM, but early arrivals are welcome to visit the Museum of Flight exhibits as all day entrance is included for dinner guests. Guests receive a private event wristband. The Museum closes to public at 5:00 PM for event set up and guests are invited to a cash bar receptions serving refreshments until dinner begins at 7:00 PM.

Included in the Italian buffet is Caesar salad, grilled vegetables, Boursin scallion sauce, Puttanesca pork, herb chicken, carciofi artichokes, mascarpone, roasted garlic polenta, focaccia and grissini, followed by dessert. Along with great company, enjoy a raffle and a speaker presentation. Tickets are $70/each, information is available at: washingtonseaplanepilots.org.


3-4 Day GPS Mastery Program: Your Airplane At Your Airport

Do you want to be more confident and safer pilot especially in IFR? If you own or are buying an Avidyne Or Garmin system, train with Master CFI, Gary Reeves. He travels all over the US to work with pilots like you who want to be better and safer. Become a master in your airplane, at your airport. This is a very intense program where Gary will work directly with you in your airplane at your airport. This training is designed for pilots like you who really want to be safer and know how to work every part of the advanced Avidyne/Garmin systems including.

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• FAA Safety WINGS Flight Review • Instrument Proficiency Check • Increased confidence in IFR • Advanced training in Avidyne/Garmin use including: Displays / Autopilots / iPad use

• Advanced aircraft systems knowledge • Emergency Training

This is the best IFR/GPS training program that individual aircraft owners have used in everything from Cessna 172 - Citation 2 and ACE Airlines in Alaska used to train their pilots in BE1900’s. If you want to be safe, you need to master your GPS and Single Pilot IFR…

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Aviation is not just monkey business...

...or is it?

Drop by Booth 124 to get your copy of the truth.

It's a Jungle out there!

JetStar Publishing has two new books this year and a cool revision to the ABCs!

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2018 Northwest Aviation Conference & Trade Show  

February 24 – 25, 2018 | Puyallup, WA

2018 Northwest Aviation Conference & Trade Show  

February 24 – 25, 2018 | Puyallup, WA

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