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Editor & Coordinator Washington Aviation Association, (WAA)

"It is humbling and inspiring to comprehend the number of aviation professionals who donate their time and experience to this event. We are continually growing each year! Thank you!"

The national interest in the Career Forum; a spectacular schedule of safety seminars, new and returning exhibits – and a first time event, NW Regional Aviation Maintenance Competition – this will be another event for the aviation record books! It also gives us great pleasure to announce the launch of the WAA online database - nwaviation.org. Thank you to Rob Allred, programmer extraordinaire, for your patience and hard work with all our "squirrel" ideas. This website will be a valuable resource for attendees and businesses throughout the year. Thank you Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association. We are pleased to welcome the Rusty Pilots program on Sunday, Feb 21 ( page 16) which

will provide a path for lapsed pilots to return to the skies. We extend our thanks to the AOPA team,and AOPA Air Safety Institute, for participation in this event.

We salute continuing Bronze Level sponsors – Avemco, King County Airport & Boeing Field, Wings Financial, Emby Riddle Aviation University and Wipaire. Thank you!

Please join us in welcoming new Gold Level sponsors: ASA - Aviation Supplies & Academics, Inc, and Ace Aviation and Silver Level supporter, Charter College. We also welcome long time exhibitor, Lear Chemicals Research Corporation (ACF50) as a 2016 Bronze Level Supporter.

Thank you to the FAA Safety Team (FAAST), Hillsboro Aero Academy, Seaplane Pilots Association and National Weather Service, for your continued seminar support and assistance.

Thank you General Aviation News, Harbors Magazine, Trade-A-Plane and Global Air for your support! Thank you for the continued Silver Level sponsorship of Pacific Coast Avionics, Aircraft Spruce, Horizon Air and Alaska Airlines.

This event is produced by the Washington Aviation Association, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting aviation business in the Northwest.

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

Visir the directory at NWAVIATION.ORG for full details on exhibitors and special show offers!

Program Produced in-house by Rachel Hansen, IMAGE IN ACTION DESIGN | 360-427-5599 COVER SHOT: "Floatplane taking off from glacier"

We proudly welcome new Gold level sponsor, Renton based maintenance facility, ACE AVIATION and thank them for providing this spectacular shot of a Beaver leaving an Alaska glacier. Captured by phographer, Kelly Mahon, this floatplane belonged to an Ace Aviation customer. Thank you for sharing this amazing image that epitomizes the adventure of aviation!

Thank you Spencer Aircraft and Safety in Motion Flight Center for coordinating a shuttle from Pierce County Airport for fly-in attendees. Especially, thank you, the wonderful participants, exhibitors, and attendees, who continue to support this show! We look forward to seeing you!

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Session & Speakers Details 2016 SCHEDULE OVERVIEW Weather Workshop MOUNTAIN & CANYON WORKSHOP Helicopter Workshop BACKCOUNTRY Managing Mishaps Pearson Field KIDS FLIGHT ZONE Conference MAP & Highlights Exhibitor DIRECTORY Cascade Warbirds “Keep ‘Em Flying

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Flying Companions Seminar Aviation Maintenance COMPETITION MAINTENANCE Seminars NTSB Most Wanted List 2016 NW Aviation Career FORUM WAA Anti-Drug & Alcohol Consortium

The NORTHWEST AVIATION CONFERENCE & TRADE SHOW has been an integral part of aviation in the Northwest for 33 years! This event brings pilots, mechanics, aircraft owners and their families together for two days of seminars and presentations as well as over 350 exhibits. If you have an interest in aviation, this is your event. QUESTIONS? Call 866-922-7469 44

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



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SHARE YOUR PASSION FOR AVIATION. Welcome to the 33rd Annual Northwest Aviation Conference & Trade Show.

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 Establish programs to improve our public image & reduce regulatory impact Promote and sponsor educational projects Encourage respect for all segments of our industry Provide professional council

I am honored to welcome you to the NW Aviation Conference & Trade Show. This event continues to be the premier opportunity for aviation enthusiasts to come together under one roof to reconnect with old friends, make new friends and see what is happening in aviation. This a unique opportunity for various fields of aviation to bring together their expertise for the benefit of all. I hope you will take full advantage of the many invaluable benefits available to you at this year’s Conference. Now in its 4th year, NW Aviation Career Forum on Friday, February 19, is an addition to the event that our board, organizers and volunteers are very proud of. In 2015 attendees at the Career Forum included 97 high school students with teachers or parents, 75 mechanics and over 300 hundred military and current or prospective airline pilots. This event allows participants from all experience levels –students, mechanics, pilots and educators– to network, learn and communicate. Discussions feature candid interactions with professionals representing everything from bush flying to airport operations and airline expectations. All this before the Conference even opens. The weekend conference begins Saturday with over 122,000 square feet of exhibit area featuring everything aviation.

Pilots, aircraft owners and aviation enthusiasts can choose from nearly 75 hours of aviation safety and knowledge seminars. We are humbled by the dedication of our presenters who donate their time and energy to travel from all over the country to share their experiences and knowledge. We are also very grateful to the businesses and organizations that continue to show their support for this event. From our major sponsors to the decades strong booth holders – thank you! This year we are excited to introduce a new online directory supporting these event members – nwaviation.org. Our team has been working hard "behind the code" to create an intuitive resource for attendees and businesses, open 24/7, offering networking to our community, long after the gate closes on Sunday. Bookmark this site and support our members throughout the year! Finally, it’s with huge gratitude I would like to recognize Rachel and her invaluable volunteers who, without them, this event would not happen. Thanks Rachel for 16 years!

Membership has its privileges The WASHINGTON AVIATION ASSOCIATION is a group of businesses with an interest in aviation and who value the rights of pilots and the aviation industry. Organized in 1938, the WAA was formalized into a non-profit corporation in 1948 to confront problems of the industry and build a stable and prosperous future. Membership is open to everyone including non-pilots and non-Washington residents.

The WAA has expanded services to create an online aviation database, NWAVIATION.ORG, responsive to Northwest pilots, aircraft owners and aviation businesses – year round! 6

Visir the directory at NWAVIATION.ORG


Encourage a united industry and strengthen legislative representation

Nurture needs of the industry and promote cooperation between the aviation and related industries

Establish programs to improve awareness, reduce regulatory impact and encourage respect for all segments of our industry

Promote and sponsor educational projects and create scholarships for aviation students.

Call 866-922-7469 or visit NWAVIATION.ORG for details!

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Mountain & Canyon Flying Workshop – Advanced, Part II

FEB 20-21 (six hours) Join Lori MacNichol for a second installment of her popular workshop. Open to pre-registered attendees only, $45 includes lunch SAT, workbook, admission SAT/SUN | details page 18

Thank you to the many individuals who have dedicated their time to share their skills & experiences at the 2016 Northwest Aviation Conference & Trade Show.

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Mike Adams

Senior Vice President Avemco Insurance Company Visit in Booth #812 3:30 PM – SAT FEB 20 Room B | Pioneer Becoming a Safer Pilot – a Look Back at Past Claims

This presentation imparts valuable information and tips gleaned from an analysis of Avemco’s aircraft insurance claims. Pilots are the biggest cause of most claims. Knowing the most common cause of loss will give you the tools to change a habit or pattern so you don’t become a claim statistic. Mike Adams will share with you claim statistics related to pilot experience and training. In addition to becoming a safer pilot you’ll learn how training can have a positive effect on your

MIKE ADAMS, a Northwest native, joined the local office of National Insurance Underwriters in 1984. While Mike’s job is to decide what Avemco will insure, his goal is to help customers understand why these decisions are designed to help keep them safe. “I want customers to understand that buying their aircraft is a transaction. But buying their aircraft insurance is a partnership. We’re in this together to make sure they’re protected if something bad should happen.”

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4:30 PM – SAT FEB 20 Keynote Area Black Holes of Safety

A great deal of time and money has gone into the FAA’s effort to reduce the potential of runway incursions and obviously, it was necessary to address that problem. In his presentation, Campbell identifies many other safety areas that are not addressed. Join Spence for a discussion on there “Black Holes of Safety.”

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Speakers | Continued from page 8 Spence Campbell is an FAA Gold Seal Instructor and an instrument training specialist. Spence has been flying for over four decades years and has taught for more than three decades. 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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Tom Curran

AOPA Air Safety Institute Visit AOPA in Booths #609 – 611 10:30 AM – SAT FEB 20 Keynote Area Emergency! Getting It Right When Things Go Wrong

We spend time training for them, but realworld emergencies are rare enough that it’s easy to get complacent. They don’t always happen to “other pilots,” though, and preparation can make a big difference when things don’t go as planned: • You lose 500 rpm during takeoff, but the engine is running smoothly? • The ammeter drops to zero in an IMC flight? • Your left aileron develops a strong vibration? This session includes tips on handling “up here, but wishing you were down there” scenarios. Advice on keeping situations from being emergencies, critical problems under control and off-airport landings.

11:30 AM – SUN FEB 21 Keynote Area Cross Country Challenge

When we talk about safety, we normally tackle one issue at a time—thunderstorms one day, taxi clearances the next. But out in the real world, any given flight can bring together a whole range of interconnected safety issues: • Fly through that precip…or deviate and cut into my fuel reserve? • Climb above that scattered layer…or risk airsick passengers? • Fly with an under inflated nose strut…or delay and fly in worse wx? Our new seminar reflects that reality. You’ll follow along as we “fly” two fictional trips, answering questions (and debating answers) along the way. From preflight planning to tie-down technique, if it’s related to the flight, it’s fair game! TOM CURRAN is a contract instructor for AOPA’s Air Safety Institute. He started flying at Seattle’s Boeing Field in 1978 and holds ATP, CFII/MEI, and SES ratings. His early exploits included instructing in Florida and Alaska. After college, he helped produce Alaska’s first Aviation System Plan and several airport master plans. Tom joined the USAF in 1984 and served as an Instructor and Evaluator in the F-15C and B-1B. His credentials include degrees from Embry-Riddle and Florida Institute of Technology. He lives in Gig Harbor, WA

Galen Hanselman

Kirk T. Harmon, MD

Author, “Fly Idaho!” Visit Galen in Booth #215

FAA Medical Examiner, Senior FAA Examiner MultiCare Centers of Occupational Medicine

11:45 AM – SAT, FEB 20 Room D | Heritage Room Fly Idaho! Planning your trip into the backcountry

11:30 AM – SUN, FEB 21 Room E | North Foyer Protecting and Preserving Your Class I,II, or III Certificate

Hanselman shares tips on where to go and what to do when flying into the back country. He will show you how to use his Relative Hazard Index, Terrain Elevation Model, and Runway Elevation Profile to determine which airstrips match your skills and aircraft. Don’t worry. Galen has a way of mixing the tech stuff in with a little humor, a campfire story or two, and lots of pretty pictures. The presentation will be suitable for "newbies" and seasoned pilots alike. GALEN HANSELMAN couldn’t wait to get out of the pattern when he started flying in 1980. He wanted to go places in his airplane – places he’d heard old-time pilots talk about – the Idaho backcountry. He HANSELMAN began a lifelong pursuit of surveying, documenting, and writing backcountry pilot guides about the many places he discovered. His work eventually included guides for Idaho, Baja Mexico, Montana and Utah.

Harmon will delve into issues & concerns with FAA Flight Physicals, how to prepare for them, and address common questions. He will outline changes to the conditions the AME can certify. DR. HARMON has 28 years experience in occupational and flight medicine, including time as RF-4 Squadron Flight Surgeon in the Alabama Air National Guard. His holds a medical degree from Cornell University Medical College.

Daryl Hickman

CFI, Low and Slow Aviation, LLC. 1:00 PM – SUN FEB 21 Room D | Heritage Room Back Country Flying OR & WA: Accessible Escapes, without Big Tires

There are many beautiful and accessible airstrips that permeate the Oregon and Washington landscape. Where are they and how do we take advantage of these wonderful gems that allow us to combine aviation with nature?


In this presentation we will look at many of the locations that are accessible by the more common aircraft that we fly and the recreational opportunities available at each.

Gary Reeves 1:00 PM – SUN FEB 21 Room B | Pioneer Room Seaplane Safety: Don't Leave Home Without It


Steven McCaughey HICKMAN DARYL HICKMAN is an ATP for land and sea airplanes, with Commercial Pilot certificates in balloons and gliders. Daryl taught at Renton Technical College where he received the Exceptional Faculty Award for teaching excellence. Hickman has taught at regional and national conventions, receiving many accolades for his high-quality, enjoyable and student-focused instructional style. A flight instructor for the Boeing Employee's Flying Association (BEFA), Daryl assisted members in earning land and seaplane pilot certificates.

Executive Director, Seaplane Pilots Association, Booths #507 – 508 10:30 AM – SAT FEB 20 Room B | Pioneer Room Seaplanes 101

This informative session provides a condensed ground school that will prepare you to begin your seaplane rating. The class covers the basics of float planes and the knowledge and techniques one must learn to fly them.

This hands on safety workshop will show you how to build the ultimate flying emergency kit. Learn how to build the kit that has been assembled from the lessons learned from an experienced pilot that has flown back country flights from Alaska to Australia and many places in between. STEVE MCCAUGHEY’S background in aviation, with an emphasis on floats, is ideal for leading the Seaplane Pilots Association. Steve served in the U.S. Air Force with the Special Operations Command and has worked as a bush pilot in the Northwest and Alaska. MCCAUGHEY He is an active advocate for aviation (especially seaplanes) with extensive experience with aerobatics, taildraggers and all types of floats flying. Steve and wife, Mary, reside in Florida. Meet Steve at the SPA booth at the 2016 Conference, booths #507-508.

Auburn, WA

ATP, Master Flight Instructor, Chief Safety Officer, PilotSafety.org Meet Reeves in Booth # 813 11:45 PM – SAT FEB 20 Keynote Area Using iPads in the Cockpit a guide for Pilots and Instructors

Paper charts are going away and iPads are much better and safer, ONLY IF, the pilot receives the needed training. Airspace violations have increased 10X in certain areas because pilots are making common mistakes and using iPads incorrectly. This fun class will help you learn which programs and hardware are the best for you and get you started on using and teaching with iPads safely.

10:15 AM – SUN FEB 21 Keynote Area Single Pilot IFR Made Easy Single Pilot IFR is one of the most dangerous types of flying, and because it is so demanding even illegal in much of Europe!

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Let a 6,000+ Master Instructor show you the 10 easy to use tips he uses to make IFR much easier and safer. This is a required class for any IFR students, pilots, or instructors. GARY REEVES has over 5,500 hours in over 50 different aircraft including turbo-prop, and turbo-fan most of which is instruction given. A 2014 Flight Instructor and FAA Safety Team Member of the Year, he is a well known and popular national speaker on aviation safety. He is a sought out instructor with students coming from around the US for help with Instrument Training, Mountain Flying and Garmin, Fly Q, and ForeFlight instruction. He teaches out of Long Beach, CA (KLGB) and Big Bear, CA(L35). REEVES

11:30 AM – SUN FEB 21 Room B | Pioneer Room The Future of Aviation Training and Testing


Mary Schu

CFI, Designated Pilot Examiner 11:45 AM – SAT FEB 20 Room B | Pioneer Room Freezing Rain – Take the Train!

Hear the reality of a true severe icing encounter from someone whose quick decision allowed all on board to survive the unthinkable in a general aviation piston twin aircraft by declaring an emergency and landing at an Air Force Base. Recently quoted in Flying Magazine's January 2016 Icing article, she discusses how to recognize, avoid and/or survive close encounters of the icing kind.

Changing from Practical Test Standards (PTS) to Airman Certification Standards (ACS). Mary Schu, CFI, DPE Be ready for what's coming in the summer of 2016! Learn about the exciting differences in how we will conduct training and testing in our aviation future. Start now to prepare for inclusion of risk management modules and the new FAA handbooks. MARY SCHU is 2015 National CFI of the Year, Designated Pilot Examiner and 40 year pilot/ flight instructor. She is an active member of the FAA working group for the new Airman Certification Standards being developed in Washington DC. She is an aviation consultant who assists in the development of FAA programs and is the 2015 NW Aviation Conference winner of the "Spirit of Aviation" award.


Johnny Summers

CFI , Designated Pilot Examiner, Bethany Consulting, ERAU Instructor, USAF, Alaska Airlines Captain 1:00 PM | SAT, FEB 20 Keynote Area Non-Towered Airports are Not Uncontrolled

Just because an airport doesn’t have a control tower, doesn’t mean it is without structure. Following that FAA structure at non-towered airports minimizes your chance of traffic conflicts. If we all follow FAA guidance other aircraft will act predictably, minimizing traffic clashes.


Dale Wilson's Seminar sponsored by 2016 Gold Sponsor AVIATION SUPPLIES & ACADEMICS, INC


Dale Wilson

B.A. Psychology, M.S Aviation Safety, ATP, CFI; Professor, CWU

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Speakers | Continued from 13 2:30 PM | SUN, FEB 21 Keynote Area Runway incursion; be clear, be visible, and be in the right place

Avoiding a runway incursion does not happen by accident. From preflight planning until engine shutdown, every pilot needs to take steps to understand the risks of an incursion and how to avoid them—even at their home airport.

JOHNNY SUMMERS’ flying career began as a US Army helicopter pilot. He piloted the US Air Force Academy’s Wings of Blue parachute team and was an instructor pilot at the Academy. He is a FAA DPE, aviation consultant and holds a PHD in Professional Aeronautics. He has been a valued mentor to the NWAC & TS and currently flies as a captain for Alaska Airlines.


Philip M. Tartalone, Ph.D. Eastern Michigan University Aviation Program Coordinator 9:15 AM | SAT, FEB 20 Keynote Area Fatigue and Aviation Operations

A fatigued person may lose 80% of his/ her attention capabilities and 70% of responsiveness. It is estimated that pilot fatigue contributes to 15-20% of all fatal air accidents related to human error. It is precisely at the moment when most people would feel ‘dead tired’ at the end of a long working day, that pilots must be fully alert to make critical decisions, concentrate and ensure a safe landing.

2:30 PM | SUN, FEB 21 Room B | Pioneer Room The Mercury 13: Woman in Space Program

On October 4, 1957, at the height of the Cold War, the Soviet Union launched Sputnik, the tiny satellite that triggered the Space Race. The launch

inspired new political, technological, and scientific developments, and set the stage for a series of Russian “firsts.” The Soviets accomplished the first human space flight on April 12, 1961, by launching cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin. Subsequently, on June 16, 1963, Valentina Tereshkova became the first woman in space. These Soviet accomplishments drove the United States to catch up. Curiously, unlike the previous “firsts,” Tereshkova’s 1963 flight did not compel the U.S. to launch an American woman into orbit, even though, three years earlier, thirteen female pilots of the Women in Space Program were testing and passing the identical strenuous physiological exams that the male Mercury astronauts were undergoing. Unfortunately, these women never got the opportunity to fly. The Women in Space Program ran from 1960 to 1962 and produced the “Mercury 13,” the first U.S. women to test for space travel. This presentation will explore the genesis of the Women in Space Program, the personalities involved, the physiological testing, and the social mores of the early 1960s that ultimately doomed the program.

2:15 PM | SAT, FEB 20 1:00 PM | SUN, FEB 21 Keynote Area Managing Risk

Alarmed at the nearly 1,500 General Aviation accidents per year in which more than 400 pilots and passengers die annually, the NTSB recently released several Safety Alerts targeting GA safety; two of which exhort pilots and mechanics to practice riskmanagement strategies while flying or fixing aircraft. No flight is without risks; the good news is they can be managed. Whether you're a fledgling student pilot or an experienced commercial aviator, there is something to learn from Dale Wilson, safety researcher and coauthor of Managing Risk: Best Practices for Pilots, as he illuminates the threats that pilots face, the errors that they make, and more importantly, some essential best practice countermeasures designed to minimize risk to acceptable levels.

DALE WILSON is a professor at CWU. He has over 3,600 flight hours, and holds Airline Transport Pilot certification in the United States and Canada as well as FAA-certified flight and ground instructor certificates. He holds a Master's degree in Aviation Safety as well a Bachelor's degree in Psychology. He served as an FAA-designated “Aviation Safety Counselor” for the Spokane FAA office since 1999, and now serves as an “FAA Safety Team” representative.

Benjamin L. Wyborney

Attorney at Law, Conlin Malony & Miller | Visit in Booth #628 3:30 PM – SAT FEB 20 Room E | North Foyer Your Certificate and Protecting it: FAA Enforcement Actions, the Pilot’s Bill of Rights and the FAA’s New Compliance Philosophy

Presentation topics include the FAA enforcement process, the Pilot’s Bill of Rights, the FAA’s new compliance philosophy, and the pending Pilot’s Bill of Rights II. Become familiar with the FAA enforcement process – from initial investigation through appeal – and what you rights are when the FAA focuses on you. BEN WYBORNEY is an Aviation Law Attorney and ATP. He represents airmen, mechanics, operators, and manufacturers in activities establishing aviation businesses, acquiring required FAA certifications, purchasing and operating aircraft, and defending against alleged FAR violations.

2016 WEATHER WORKSHOP 2:15 PM – SAT, FEB 20 North Foyer


Learn how to identify areas that may lead to icing and turbulence. Using satellite imagery and model graphics Clinton identifies potential flight problems and covers basic patterns that enhance the icing and wind/turbulence potential. Tools include satellite imagery, radar and web-tools to use in the flight planning process. Speaker, CLINTON ROCKEY is a meteorologist with the forecast office in Portland, OR. He has been a pilot since 1997. 4:30 PM – SAT, FEB 20 North Foyer


A look at common weather forecast charts and survey computer model weather charts used by the National Weather Service.

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. Speaker, MIKE PETRUCELLI is with the Medford forecast office. He has been the Aviation Focal Point since 2007.

outflow boundary or a damaging gust front with wind speeds to between 50 and 70 knots. Radar and satellite data can help determine when and where thunderstorms are developing and if a gust front may exist. Speaker, STEVEN VAN HORN is a meteorologist with NWS in Spokane, WA.

10:15 PM – SUN, FEB 21 Founders Room

2:30 PM – SUN, FEB 21 North Foyer


There are many different reasons why thunderstorms should be avoided by pilots. Strong gusty winds are just one of these reasons. All thunderstorms will have some degree of outflow winds, but strength and longevity of convective outflows is determined by the atmospheric conditions in which they develop in. Factors such as instability, moisture and upper level winds will all play a crucial role in whether a thunderstorm produces a relatively benign

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This is a detailed look at TAFs, one of the key parts of an aviation weather briefing. The first part is the nuts and bolts of a TAF, what they are and how they fit in the spectrum of aviation weather forecasts, what information is covered in a TAF and the format. The second part is an overview of how a TAF forecast is made and what data is used in their composition. Speaker, ALLEN KAM has been a meteorologist with the NWS for over 30 years. Allen earned his private pilot license in 198 and he received a B.S. in Atmospheric Sciences from the University of Washington in 1984.

Stop by booths 624–625 to see some of our newest products on display.

Dale Wilson will be available to

sign copies of his book Managing Risk on Saturday from 3:30 to 4:15 and Sunday from 2:15 to 3:00.

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2016 NW AVIATION CONFERENCE SCHEDULE - SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 21 | 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM 7:15 AM Registration open for IA Seminars - Maintenance seminars open to everyone, certification provided to registered attendees only – Details page 46 8:00 AM Room C | Founders

Care & Maintenance of Cleveland Wheels & Brakes Vern Rodgers, Technical Support Manager, Parker Hannifin See page 38

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

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

Seminar description page 38

10:15 AM Room C | Founders

Composite Float Repair Brian Cass , Aerocet Seminar description page 38

11:15 AM Room C | Founders

Human Factors and Decision Making in Aviation Maintenance Kevin Alexander, University of Alaska Fairbanks Seminar description page 38

12:15 PM Lunch Hour for IA's

1:30 P.M. Room C | Founders

Reciprocating Engine Maintenance Kevin Alexander, University of Alaska Fairbanks See page 38

2:30 PM Room C | Founders

Care & Maintenace of Aviation Tires Ed Knetig, Goodyear Tire

9:15 AM

Room A | South Foyer

Flying Companions Seminar

99's Volunteers This all day seminar (until 4:00 pm) is designed for the Right Seat Aviators. These dedicated speakers will cover basic flying knowledge and techniques to make your flying adventures more fun and safer. Who knows, we might even make a pilot out of you!

Keynote Area

NORAD TFR and Intercept briefing Join NORAD F-16 pilots in an informative and lively session that will keep you out of trouble, and off the evening news.

Helicopter Workshop I: Decision-Making in the Training Environment Hillsboro Aero Academy See page 18 for details

Fatigue and Aviation Operations Philip M. Tartalone, Ph.D., Aviation Program Coordinator Eastern Michigan University See page 14 for details

Room B | Pioneer

Room E | North

Keynote Area

Seaplanes I0I : A PRIMER FOR FLOATPLANES Steve McCaughy, Seaplane Pilots Assocociation See page 12 for details

Helicopter Workshop II: Off-Airport Operations Hillsboro Aero Academy See page 18 for details

Emergency! Getting It Right When Things Go Wrong Tom Curran, AOPA Air Safety Institute See page 10 for details

9:30 AM Room D | Heritage

Mountain Flying Workshop Part I: Preparing the Pilot for Mountain/Canyon Flight Lori MacNichol, McCall Mountain Canyon Flying Seminars LLC (1.5 hours) Four part series OPEN TO REGISTERED ATTENDEES ONLY. See page 17 for details

11:45 AM


Room B | Pioneer

Room E | North

Keynote Area

Room D | Heritage


Freezing Rain – Take the Train! Mary Schu, CFI, DPE See page 13 for details

Washington Pilots Association (WPA) Annual Meeting and Luncheon

Using iPads in the Cockpit a guide for Pilots and Instructors Gary Reeves, ATP, Master Flight Instructor, Chief Safety Officer - PilotSafety.org See page 12 for details

Fly Idaho! Planning your Trip into the Backcountry Galen Hanselman See page 11 for details


1:00 PM

WHAT TO DO IN AN EMERGENCY SAFETY TIPS, AND MUCH MORE Preregister for event. Cost is $49.50 per person.

Room C | Pioneer

Room E | North

Keynote Area

Room D | Heritage

AOPA NW Mountain Region & WSDOT Aviation Updates Warren Hendrickson, AOPA Tristin Atkins, WSDOT Updates on state and regional advocacy efforts and programs that benefit pilots.

Aviation: Inspiring and Developing Skills in Local Youth Kevin Behrent, President | TeenFlight Puyallup, Inc.

Non-Towered Airports are Not Uncontrolled Johnny D. Summers Following that FAA structure at non-towered airports minimizes your chance of traffic conflicts. If we all follow FAA guidance other aircraft will act predictably, minimizing traffic clashes. See page 8 for details

Getting Things Done in the Backcountry John McKenna, President of the Recreational Aviation Foundation (RAF)

2:15 PM

For more information, contact Andrea Chay (253) 638-1679 andrea40@juno.com

3:30 PM

Room B | Pioneer

Room E | North Foyer

Keynote Area

Room D | Heritage

Stop. Look. Listen. Are You Certain the Runway is Clear? Emily Banuelos ,FAA Runway Safety Program A panel of experts will analyze case studies which involve a conflict between an aircraft and vehicle on the runway, emphasizing best practices regarding Runway Safety. Audience questions and participation are encouraged.

Weather I: Icing, Turbulence and Fronts, Oh My! Clinton Rockey NWS

Managing Risk Dale Wilson ATP, CFI,Professor, CWU ASA - Aviation Supplies & Academics, Inc. See page 14 for details

Mountain Flying Workshop Part II: Mountain/Canyon Navigation – Getting There Lori MacNichol, McCall Mountain Canyon Flying Seminars LLC (1.5 hours) Four part series OPEN TO REGISTERED ATTENDEES ONLY. See page 17 for details

See page 15 for details

3:30 PM

Room C | Founders

Maintenance & Inspection Exhaust Systems Darren Tilman, Power Flow Seminar description page 38

Room B | Pioneer

Room E | North Foyer

Keynote Area

Becoming a Safer Pilot – a Look Back at Past Claims Mike Adams, VP, Avemco Insurance See page 9

Protect Your Certificate: FAA & a Pilot’s Bill of Rights Ben Wyborney, Attorney See page 15 for details


Room B | Pioneer

Room E | North Foyer

Keynote Area

Room D | Heritage

Black Holes of Safety Spence Campbell, Aviation Training Center See page 9 for details

Weather II: Weather Charts on the Internet Michael Petrucelli, NWS See page 40 for details

General Aviation and the NTSB Most Wanted List Earl F. Weener, Ph.D, NTSB See page 40 for details

Managing Mishaps Before They Occur Colleen Back, IAF See page 20 for article

4:30 PM

Room C | Founders

Fuel Cell Maintenance Kurt Hartwig, Eagle Fuel Cells Seminar description page 38


Room E | North

10:30 AM

Seminar description page 38

4:30 PM

Room B | Pioneer

5:30 P.M. SHOW CLOSE –

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updated schedule available at washington-aviation.org

2016 NW AVIATION CONFERENCE SCHEDULE - SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 21 | 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

Room D | Heritage

Maximum Fun/ Minimum Cost Flying Club Seminar Warren Hendrickson, AOPA Northwest Mountain Regional Manager

NORAD TFR and Intercept Briefing: Steps to avoid being intercepted – A chock talk with NORAD fighter pilots 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 F-16 pilots in a lively session that will keep you off the evening news.

Weather III Convective Outflows: A Closer Look at Outflow Boundaries and Gust Fronts Steven Van Horn, Meteorologist, National Weather Service, Spokane, WA See page 15 for details

Lead Acid Aircraft Battery Airworthiness

Single Pilot IFR Made Easy

Mountain Flying Workshop Part III: Landing Areas – Overhead Observation & Abort Point Aviation (1.5 hours) Lori MacNichol, McCall Mountain Canyon Flying Seminars LLC Four part series OPEN TO REGISTERED ATTENDEES ONLY. See page 17 for details

See page 19 for details

Gary Reeves, PilotSafety.org Reeves will show you the 10 easy to use tips he uses to make IFR much easier and safer. This is a required class for any IFR students, pilots, or instructors.

Bob Burkel, Concorde Battery Corporation

See page 39

See page 12 for details

11:30 AM Room A | South

Room B | Pioneer

Room C | Founders

Room E | North


Spark Plug Design & Maintenance

The Future of Aviation Training and Testing Mary Schu, CFI, DPE The change from Practical Test Standards (PTS) to Airman Certification Standards (ACS) is coming in the summer of 2016! Learn about the exciting differences in how training and testing will be conducted in our aviation future.

Rusty Pilots Seminar (3 hours) Gordon Alvord, Rainier Flight Service in cooperation with the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA)

Maintaining Your Medical Certificate Kirk T. Harmon, MD FACOEM FAA Medical Examiner

Cross Country Challenge Tom Curran, CFI, ASI AOPA When we talk about safety, we normally tackle one issue at a time—thunderstorms one day, taxi clearances the next. But out in the real world, any given flight can bring together a whole range.

See page 13 for details

Life may have gotten in the way, but the dream of flight can be yours again. Returning to the skies is not as difficult as most rusty pilots think. We’re inviting you back in the cockpit and will help you get there. Participate in the Rusty Pilots program with fellow lapsed pilots.Understand what’s changed in aviation since you’ve last took the controls and brush up on your aviation knowledge. Register online (FREE) at www.rustypilots.org/events

Brian Cox, Western Regional Sales Manager, Tempest

See page 39 for maintenance classes

1:00 PM Room A | South

Room B | Pioneer

Proper Break in Procedure on the Brake Linings and Brake Discs


Ben McNamara, Aviation Products Systems, Inc.

See page 39

Don’t Leave Home Without It Steven McCaughey, Executive Director of the Seaplane Pilots Association. This hands on safety gear workshop will show you how to build the ultimate flying emergency kit. See page 13 for details

See page 11 for details

See page 10 for details

12:00 PM Room D | Heritage

Backcounty Safety: Managing Mishaps Before They Occur Colleen Back, Idaho Aviation Foundation See page 20 for article

1:00 PM Room E | North


Room D | Heritage

“So You Want to Own a Warbird” Dave Desmon, Cascade Warbirds A panel discussion with experienced warbird owners and pilots.

Managing Risk Dale Wilson B.A. Psychology, M.S Aviation Safety, ATP, CFI Professor, Central Washington University

Back Country Flying OR & WA | Accessible Airports without the need of Big Wheels Darryl Hickman

See page 34 for details

See page 14 for details

Seminar sponsored by ASA - Aviation Supplies & Academics, Inc.

See page 11 for details

2:30 PM Room A | South

Room B | Pioneer

Room C | Founder

Room E | North Foyer

Keynote Area

Room D | Heritage

Flying to Canada Howard Wolvington Flying to Canada can be a rewarding experience, either for a short trip to a destination across the border or to Alaska on the “other side” of Canada. See page 19 for details

Mercury 13: Women in Space Program Philip Tartalone, Ph.D. Eastern Michigan University Aviation Program Coordinator See page 14 for details

NextGen and Salem Airspace Update Steve Karnes FAA NextGen/Special Projects Manager

Weather IV: All About

Runway incursion; be clear, be visible, and be in the right place Johnny D. Summers From preflight planning until engine shutdown, every pilot needs to take steps to understand the risks of an incursion and how to avoid them. See page 13 for details

Mountain Flying Workshop Part IV: Landing Areas – Overhead Observation & Abort Point Aviation (1.5 hours) Lori MacNichol, McCall Mountain Canyon Flying Seminars LLC

Updatse on NextGen and ADS-B for GA and performance based navigation and the Salem Air Space Issues.

TAFs Allen Kam, National Weather Service, Seattle, WA This is a detailed look at TAFs, one of the key parts of an aviation weather briefing. See page 15 for details

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


Renton Municipal Airport




MOUNTAIN & CANYON FLYING WORKSHOP ADVANCED, PART II SAT, FEB 20, 9:30 AM | 2:15 PM SUN, FEB 21, 10:15 AM | 2:30 PM Room D | Heritage Room pre-registered attendees only

Lori MacNichol, McCall Mountain/Canyon Flying Seminars will once again join us at the 2016 NW Aviation Conference & Trade Show. Lori will present an advanced two day workshop to assists aviators obtaining skills and knowledge to operate safely in the challenging back country.

MACNICHOL is the owner of McCall Mountain/Canyon Flying Seminars, a flight school in McCall, ID. This school provides an educational introduction to the special type of airmanship skills and knowledge needed to operate safely in mountainous backcountry terrain. Lori learned to fly in McCall, Idaho through her love of fishing. Tthe best fish were in the most remote spots and to get to them, she needed a pilot license.

The private pilot license led to commercial and flight instructor ratings at which point Lori carefully began keeping notes on the unique skills and peculiarities of backcountry flying.

REGISTRATION includes four 90

minute sessions, manual, catered hot lunch (Saturday) and two-day admission to the Conference. NOTE: Owing to the popularity of the Mountain Flying, ONLY registered attendees will be admitted into the workshop. Volunteers will monitor badges to insure that all registered attendees have seats. Cost is $45/person. Call 866-922-7469 to register or visit washington-aviation.org.

Lori also provides training courses to many advanced specialty groups such as US Air Force “Special Operations Squadrons,” US Border Patrol, US Forest Service and the National Transportation Safety Board, and most recently, SUSI Airlines in Indonesia.

PART II: MOUNTAIN & CANYON FLYING WORKSHOP OUTLINE: 9:30 AM – SAT, FEB 20 Preparing the Aircraft and Pilot • • • • •

Preparing Your Aircraft The Numbers for Mountain /Canyon Flight: Aircraft Performance Worksheet Steep Stabilized Approach: How do we do it /Why do we like it! Backcountry Take Off Procedures Emergency Canyon Turns: The Mind Set of having a Way Out!

2:15 PM – SAT, FEB 20 “Getting There with Turnaround Strategy” • • • • • • • •

Flight Planning Types of Drainage Navigation Ridge Crossing & Descending into Confined Areas Contour Flying Combination of Orographic and Thermal Influence Wind and Wave &Diurnal Affect Convergence & Venturi Affect Turbulence


Whether flight school is a dream, a present reality or a distant memory the value of the training environment should never be allowed to be forgotten. Training doesn’t end once we get the coveted license, it’s a life-long goal. Decision-making is a crucial pilot skill and training sharpens this skill.


2:30 PM – SUN, FEB 21 Confined Areas - Overhead Observation “Defining Abort Determining Density Altitude (DA) Point Aviation”

10:15 AM – SUN, FEB 21 Density Altitude “Practical Application” • • • • • •

Reduction in Engine Horsepower due to DA Increase Power Loading & Weight Reduction Takeoff Performance: Ground Roll to the 50ft Tree Climb Performance Landing Performance

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An essential resource for helicopter pilots and professionals. FAA Wings credit available. Presented by the Hillsboro Aero Academy 10:30 AM OFF AIRPORT OPERATIONS

Helicopter Panel will discuss the importance of careful landing zone selection and reconnaissance, as well as aircraft performance and legal concerns with helicopter operations while away from the airport. Q/A Forum.

Runway Surface Conditions and Hazards – Game or Livestock Operations/Runway Gradient Wind Direction(s) and Intensity Gradient vs. Wind Terrain and Obstacles Approach & Departure Path Emergency Landing Spots for Approach and Departure Abort Point Aviation

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Howard Wolvington 2:30 PM – SUN FEB 21 South Foyer Flying to Canada

Flying to Canada can be a rewarding experience, either for a short trip to a destination across the border or for an ultimate destination in Alaska on the “other side” of Canada. This presentation covers procedures required by US Customs and Border Protection and Canadian Customs. It also provides an overview of flight rule differences in Canada, and resources (charts, facility information, Flight Services, etc.) for pilots.

HOWARD WOLVINGTON, the 2014 National CFI of the Year, is an independent CFI from the Seattle, Washington area. As an ATP with more than 14,000 hours and 11,000 hours of flight instruction, his clients range from student pilots taking their first flights to Captains that fly for major airlines. He instructs extensively in Technically Advanced Aircraft for his clients. Multiple cross trips in his personal Comanche 250 serve as teaching references for his instruction with clients. Howard recently became a Designated Pilot Examiner.

Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association 10:15 AM – SUN FEB 21 Room A | South Foyer

Maximum Fun/Minimum Cost Flying Club Seminar Warren Hendrickson, AOPA Northwest Mountain Regional Manager

Flying clubs offer affordability, community, quality instruction, and an entry (or re-entry) point to aviation. If you’ve been thinking about starting a flying club, there may be no better time— especially when you can get some free assistance from AOPA that might help ensure your club’s success. In this seminar, Warren will cover what a flying club is and how to form a club. He’ll provide information on getting organized, taxes, aircraft selection, budgeting, finances, and insurance. He’ll also cover resources available as part of the AOPA Flying Club Initiative: AOPA’s Guide to Starting a Flying Club, the Flying Club Finder, the Club Connector newsletter, and much more!


MANAGING MISHAPS BEFORE THEY OCCUR Colleen Back | Idaho Aviation Foundation

Pilots are trained to handle in-flight emergencies and mechanical problems in flight—it is covered in flight training; in many flight reviews; and in countless personal emergency briefings many of us do before takeoff and train on our own for it. But do we prepare ourselves for handling when non-emergency situations that may prevent us from accomplishing a mission? This article looks at several real-life examples of when things did not go as expected, and how each was handled with the ‘tools’ at hand. These and other stories will be expanded upon at two sessions called “Managing Mishaps before They Occur” at the NW Aviation Conference on February 20 and 21.

Fish Lake Airstrip is a fisherman’s dream, but has also claimed multiple aircraft that have crashed into the lake.


Years ago, Galen was camping at Idaho’s Johnson Creek airstrip and was invited to join some other pilots for breakfast at the lodge at nearby Big Creek. He’d never been into Big Creek but one of

Galen waited for a while before departing in the cool morning. Upon spotting the Big Creek, he could see the other planes parked on the ground. He set up to land to the north as instructed. The approach was over the lodge buildings and over some giant rocks and parked vehicles at the end of the runway. Never having been there before, he was a little apprehensive

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the other pilots provided what he thought was a pretty good briefing. He repeatedly told Galen that it was very important to land to the north. Little did he know it is actually much safer to land to the SOUTH at Big Creek.



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but glad he had some advice on how to land there. However, it seemed like he was floating and the far end of the runway was coming up uncomfortably fast. Galen realized he had to act and retracted the flaps, which planted the tires firmly on the ground and he hit the brakes hard. He skidded to a stop on the wet grass. When he taxied back to the parking area, he encountered the red-faced pilot that had briefed him to landing to the north. "Oh, I meant land to the south," was his response. Thanks to his misadvised, Galen nearly ran off the end of the runway. Although some people do land to the north at Big Creek, there are multiple obstacles—and a 2.4% downslope in the first 2/3 of the runway is essentially like landing over a six-story building! Galen experienced—the runway dropping away from the wheels, and if a tailwind had been present, he may have ended up in the trees.


rely on a single source of airstrip information. Back then, most pilots learned airstrips through "word of mouth," which was not always reliable. Fortunately, there are now reliable flight guides (such as Fly Idaho!) that provide proven information that can augmented with other information. Interestingly, this event inspired Galen to research and write a guidebook for Idaho airstrips. Hence, the concept for his Fly Idaho! book was born.

A Surprise—and Sleepless— Overnight

In 1996, Larry invited old friends from out of state to Idaho to launch a backcountry fishing adventure with his Cessna 206. Larry was experienced, and flew them from Boise to remote Chamberlain Basin in central Idaho, where they made a base camp and would then fly out each day to even more isolated fishing spots during the week. The group set camp, and briefly talked with fellow campers from out of state, who also overheard Larry’s group make plans for Fish Lake the next morning, and return later in the evening.

The next day, Larry and his friends enjoyed a wonderful day at Fish Lake. However, when attempting to depart Fish Lake that evening, the 206 shook and shuddered severely and Larry aborted the takeoff. The bearing ring around the nose strut that connects the rudder pedals to the nose wheel had cracked and separated. They were going nowhere. With no food/water, warm clothes or camping gear, the group knew they were in for a cold night. Since there was no quick fix, Larry was concerned the plane would be on the airstrip for days, so they looked for a tie down solution. They found two cinder blocks and a shovel at the old nearby cabin and made tie downs. They watched and listened for airplanes overhead, and pulled pine limbs onto the airstrip and spelled “HELP.” With no planes in the remote area, they hunkered down to endure a chilly night. Larry had matches so they started a fire. Other than that, he had limited survival gear, but did have a thermal ‘space blanket’ that would provide some warmth for one person. After a cold night, the morning brought help—the friendly Chamberlain camper had become concerned when the group didn’t return, and set out looking for them in his C172. He landed and then took Larry and his 1996 “brick” cell phone to 9,000 feet where he was able to call his wife in Boise, and hatch a plan to remedy the situation. By early afternoon, help arrived with parts and tools… and a bucket of fried chicken! After repairs, the group safely departed…problem solved. After pilot and passengers spent an unplanned and cold night at Fish Lake, the repair rescue team makes field repairs the next afternoon.



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his friends were resourceful with what they had—making tie downs and a “Help” sign. He learned that cell phones work remarkably well at altitude, even in a remote location. Ironically, today’s Personal Locator Beacons (PLB) that do not have text or voice capability may be a second choice vs using a cell phone at altitude—a phone at least allows verbal communication about the situation and can lead to faster remedy. Also, Larry now tells others (ie, other campers) of his plans—and knows it might even save a life in the future.

Stuck in the Mud

On a June morning Bill left Big Creek for the 15-minute flight to Chamberlain airstrip to check out the airstrip since the snow had recently melted. The plan was to walk for a while and return to Big Creek where his wife was at their cabin. After a normal landing at Chamberlain, he slowed to prepare to turn onto a large open area used for parking. Just as he was completing 90 degrees of turn, the rolling resistance soon became abnormally stiff, and the nosewheel, began sinking into the soft turf…quickly. Shutting down, he examined the nosewheel and saw it was buried beyond axle-depth in the soft turf. Unable to push the aircraft, he restarted the engine and tried to power out, resulting in the nosewheel digging into the mud and turf even more. Alone at the airstrip, he used his handheld radio to try to reach an aircraft passing by a couple miles south to no avail. He looked at options and tools to extricate his plane.



F L IG H T ZO NE The Northwest Aviation Conference & Trade Show once again welcomes Fort Vancouver Trust’s Pearson Field Education Center to partner in creating the FLIGHT ZONE at the 2016 Northwest Aviation Conference & Trade Show. 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; create a glider building area and a zany rocket balloon launch site; as well as present the LED hula hoop flying obstacle course for the gliding competitions. The Pearson Field Education Center in Vancouver, WA fosters education in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and has ambitious goals to partner on education programs with schools, organizations and community groups. The group visits local schools to provide aviation programs and annually celebrate Open Cockpit Day. They also support a Young Eagles program at the Pearson Field Education Center. This year Pearson Field Education Center will once again bring its talented volunteers and hands-on interactive activities to the Northwest Aviation Conference. Washington State University Vancouver Science Methods instructor and volunteer, Marlin Martin, will provide glider building sessions for the Flight Zone at the event. Pearson plans on setting up build table to permit attendees to build proven foam flyers or venture off and experiment by building their own designs. These are great flyers and rugged so that they can be flown over and over again. Durability is a key element into the success of the flying P.I.G.s (Pipe Insulation Gliders) – proof that PIGs can fly! For more information on the Pearson Field Education Center stop by booth #301-302 at the 2016 Northwest Aviation Conference & Trade Show or visit the website: fortvan.org.


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PFEC will present an array of programs that will entertain, excite and educate your kids! Pearson plans on bringing a collection of model aircraft to introduce the joys of aero modeling and the significant contributions model aviation has had on promoting general aviation.

He considered using his SPOT PLB, but decided he had time to try to remedy the situation on his own. He checked his surroundings— and the airstrip camping area revealed several 20-inch length tree logs of about 14 inches diameter plus a wire grill someone had used as a campfire grate. He would use the logs to place on his horizontal stabilizer and raise the nose up to try to free it from the muck. He rolled the logs to the plane and used old coats in his plane for padding as he loaded the stabilizer. A small downward push and the nose came up, where it stayed. He then used the 2’x3’ grill grate to put under the raised nose tire, and lowered the nose tire onto it. It also provided a short firm surface to support the tire when he would start the lunge to freedom. Now with the better surface for the tire, he hoped he could fire up the engine and blast out aggressively and accelerate before the tire once again contacted the soft turf—but this time he’d use plenty of power and try to hurry through this spongy surface. It worked! Bill kept his taxi speed quick and aimed at drier ground and then replaced the logs and the grill. Knowing he was overdue at Big Creek, he made a quick departure and had some explaining to do when he arrived late.

MORAL OF THE STORY: Bill was resourceful!

When caught with the unexpected, he looked for tools in the plane and beyond it. Bill also carries a fairly thorough survival/tool kit—but emphasizes he does not carry ‘luxuries’—simply things to help get through many unexpected events. Bill is now more aware of potential ground conditions and is very wary of taxiing in unknown conditions. His wife also knows the actions to take if she is concerned about a delayed return. One last thought: aircraft radios have more power than most handhelds. If you have a functioning radio in the plane, and are near the plane when you hear a plane in the vicinity, the aircraft radio might be your best bet vs the handheld. The handheld is ‘handy’ when you are away from the plane.

Backcountry Safety Seminar:

Managing Mishaps Before They Occur

Colleen Back Idaho Aviation Association 4:30 PM – SAT FEB 20 12:00 PM - SUN FEB 21 Room D | Heritage Room

Some advance preparation can help pilots and their passengers make the most of unexpected incidents. Colleen will illustrate these and other situations in more detail and provide a handy checklist for attendees to help them be prepared for the most common mishaps/issues.



10:15 AM

Warren Hendrickson, Northwest Regional Manager, AOPA

10:30 AM KEYNOTE AREA Emergency! Getting It Right When Things Go Wrong

If you’re thinking about starting a flying club, there’s no better time—especially when you can get some free assistance from AOPA that might help ensure your club’s success. Join us!

Tom Curran, AOPA Air Safety Institute

We’ll focus on how to keep abnormal situations from becoming full-blown emergencies, offer advice on keeping critical problems under control, and give our best advice on off-airport landings. 1:00 PM

11:30 AM

Warren Hendrickson, AOPA; Tristin Atkins, WSDOT Aviation

Updates on AOPA’s state and regional advocacy efforts and WSDOT Aviation programs that benefit pilots. Stop by the AOPA booth (#609-611) to volunteer and/or RSVP to the AOPA Fly-In at Bremerton on August 19-20.


Cross Country Challenge Tom Curran, AOPA Air Safety Institute

Out in the real world, any given flight can bring together a whole range of interconnected safety issues. Follow along as we “fly” two fictional trips, answering questions along the way.


AOPA NW Mountain Region & WSDOT Aviation Updates


Maximum Fun/Minimum Cost Flying Club Seminar

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Rusty Pilots Seminar Gordon Alvord, Rainier Flight Service Life may have gotten in the way, but returning to the skies is not as difficult as you may think. This 3-hour seminar will help you get there. The Rusty Pilots program is developed by AOPA in partnership with local flight training providers. Note: Register online at rustypilots.org/events

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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 20 – 21

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 19; thank you for your continued support as a Bronze Sponsor.

Come to the Show for FREE this year! Complete this form and return it to the WAA booth (near the entrance of the exhibit hall) along with your membership payment and receive a FREE credit to attend the 2016 NW Aviation Conference! Visit NWAVIATION.ORG to register online or call 866-922-7469 for details!

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

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

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

200 Aerospace Turbine Rotables Inc. 1919 E Northern St Wichita,KS 67216 316-617-6100 turbinerotables.com

427 Ace Aviation Inc 289 E Perimeter Rd Renton, WA 98057 425-204-0845 aceaviationinc.com 424 ACF-50 / Lear Chemical PO Box 1040 Stn B Mississauga, ON L4Y 3W3 905-564-0018 learchem.com


810 Aerox Aviation Oxygen 206 Ossipee Trail Limington. ME 04049 716-560-7596 aerox.com 513 Aircraft Alternator Service 2110 S. 300th St Federal Way, WA 98003 206-930-7713

422 Aircraft Innovations, Inc 4810 Pt Fosdick Dr NW , #163 Gig Harbor, WA 253-377-7645 aircraftinnovationsinc.com

317 American Propeller Service 20208 Charlanne Dr Redding, CA 96002 530-221-4470 ameritech-aviation.com

812 Avemco Insurance Company 8490 Progress Dr, Suite 100 Frederick, MD 21701 800-638-8440 avemco.com

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

222 Ameriflight 1515 West 20th St DFW Airport, TX 75261 972-326-3066 ameriflight.com

325 Avian Aeronautics Inc. 8900 State Hwy 3 SW Bremerton, WA 98312 800-734-7474

609 – 611 Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) 421 Aviation Way Frederick, MD 21701 301-695-2201 aopa.org

300 Angel Flight West 3161 Donald Douglas Lp S Santa Monica, CA 90405 angelflight.org

326 Avian Flight Center 8900 State Hwy 3 SW Bremerton, WA 98312 360-674-2111 avianflight.com

235 Arlington Municipal Airport 18204 59th Dr NE Arlington, WA 98223 360-403-3470 arlingtonwa.gov

230 Aviation Product Systems Inc 3701 Hwy 162 Granite City, IL 62040 618-797-6630 a-e-r-o.com

231 Auburn Municipal Airport (S50) 506 23rd St NE Auburn, WA 98002 253-333-6821 s50wa.com

624-625 Aviation Supplies & Academics, Inc. 7005 132nd Pl Newcastle, WA 98059 asa2fly.com

127 – 128 Aircraft Spruce & Specialty 225 Airport Circle Corona, CA 92880 800-824-1930 aircraftspruce.com 110 -111 Alaska Airlines 800-ALASKAAIR 800-252-7522 alaskaair.com

318 Aviation Training Center 289 E Perimeter Rd, 3rd Floor Renton, WA 98057 888-708-2180 atcseattle.com

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

503 Avidyne Corporation 55 Old Bedford Rd Lincoln, MA 01773 781-402-7476 avidyne.com

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

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

627 Bendix King 2807 Green Haven Dr Tracy, CA 95377 bendixking.com

321 B-17 Alliance 13515 SE McLoughlin Blvd., Milwaukie, OR 97222 971-219-8293 thebomber.com 521 Backcountry Flying Experience PO BOX 7276 Kalispell, MT 59904-0276 406-270-0910 backcountryflyingexperience.com

628 Benjamin L. Wyborney, Attorney at Law, PLLC 421 W. Riverside Ave, Suite 911 Spokane, WA 99201 509-624-3020 132 Big Bend Community College 7662 Chanute St Moses Lake, WA 98837 877-745-1212 bigbend.edu

528 Blades Aviation 230-18799 Airport Way Pitt Meadows, BC V3Y 2B4 bladesaviation.com 221 Boeing Employees Flying Club 840 West Perimeter Rd Renton, WA 98057 befa.org 713 – 714 Cascade Warbirds 1405 Madrona Avenue Everett, WA 98203 cascadewarbirds.org 131 Central Washington University | Dept of Aviation 400 East University Way Ellensburg, WA 98926-7515 509-963-2364 cwu.edu 234 Champion Aerospace 1230 Old Norris Rd Liberty, SC 29657 864-640-0680 champaero.com

119 Charter College 750 Sandhill Rd, Suite 100 Reno, NV 89523 855-471-9403 chartercollege.edu 650 Cirrus Aircraft 8285 Perimeter Rd South Seattle, WA 98108 206-225-5253 cirrusaircraft.com 314 Civil Air Patrol gocivilairpatrol.com 403 Clark County Skills Center 12200 NE 28th St Vancouver, WA 98682 360-604-1050 ccskillscenter.com 201 Clean Craft Detailing PO Box 50587 Bellevue, WA 98015 206-979-7044 cleancraftdetailing.com

335 Cleveland Brake and Wheels Parker Hannifin 1160 Center Rd Avon, Oh 44011 440-937-1213 parker.com 203 Clover Park Technical College 4500 Steilacoom Blvd. SW Tacoma, WA 98499 253-589-6090 cptc.edu 328 Compass Airlines 7500 Airline Dr Suite 130 Minneapolis, MN 55450 612-713-6922 compassairline.com 615 Concorde Battery Corp 2009 San Bernardido Rd West Covina, CA 91790 626-813-1234 concordebattery.com





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106 Consolidated Turbine Specialists 304 Old Trail Rd Bristow, OK 74010 918-367-9665 ctsturbines.com 514 Continental Motors 2039 South Broad St Mobile, AL, 36615 800-718-3411 continentalmotors.aero 520 Contract Aircraft Technicians 1835 Airport Rd, PO Box 7276 Kalispell, MT, 59904-0276 406-270-0910 contractaircrafttechnicians.com 223 CSC / DUATS 14120 Newbrook Dr Chantilly, VA 20151 800-345-3828 csc.com 429 Cubcrafters Inc 1918 South 16th Ave Yakima, WA 98903 509-248-9491 cubcrafters.com


116 Dallas Avionics, Inc. 2525 Santa Anna Ave Dallas, TX 75228 214-320-9770 dallasavionics.com

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

123 ExpressJet Airlines 990 Toffie Terrace Atlanta, GA 30354 404-856-1719 expressjet.com

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

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

804 FAA- Aerospace Medicine 425-227-2300 faa.gov

7000 EAA 326 - Mt Rainier eaa326.org 605 Eagle Fuel Cells 617 Skylane Taxiway Eagle River, WI 54521 715-479-6149 eaglefuels.com 209 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 electroair.net

202 Empire Airlines 11559 N Atlas Rd Hayden, ID 83835 208-292-3850 empireairlines.com 229 Epic Flight Academy 600 Skyline Dr New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168 (386) 409-5583 epicflightacademy.com 112 Endeavor Air 7500 Airline Dr minneapolis, MN 55450-1101 612-266-1476 endeavorair.com

626 FAA - Office of Security & Hazardous Materials Safety 425-227-1991 faa.gov

811 FAA - Seattle En Route Faciliity 3101 Auburn Way S Auburn, WA 98092 253-351-3583 faa.gov 724 FAA - Seattle Flight Standards District Office 1601 Lind Ave SW Renton, WA 98057 faa.gov 726 FAA - Seattle Terminal Radar Approach Control Seatac, WA

726 FAA - Paine Airport Traffic Control Tower faa.gov

727 FAA- Boeing Airport Traffic Control Tower faa.gov

804 FAA - Safety Team 1601 Lind Ave SW Renton, WA 98057 faa.gov

211 Ferry-Okanogan/ Republic Republic, WA 99166 ferrycounty.com

725 FAA - Seattle Airport Traffic Control Tower P.O. Box 80245 Seattle,WA 98108 faa.gov

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 local: 360-520-9554 corp: 269-927-8990 floatingdoor.us 309 Floatplane Odyssey a historic round the world journey floatplaneodyssey.com 404 Foresters Financial Services, Inc. 14900 Interurban Ave S Suite 201 Seattle, WA 98168 206-204-3066 foresters.com 301 – 302 Fort Vancouver National Trust Pearson Field Education Center 750 Anderson St Vancouver, WA 98661 fortvan.org

532 FreeFlight Systems 8160 Springwood Dr, Suite 100 Irving, TX 75063 800-230-3489 freeflightsystems.com 608 Front Panel Express 5959 Corson Avenue South Suite 1 Seattle, WA 98108 206-768-0602 frontpanelexpress.com

511 GoJet Airlines 11495 Navaid Rd Bridgeton, MO 63044 314-222-4393 gojetairlines.com

207 Galvin Flying 7001 Perimeter Road Seattle, WA 98108 206-763-9706 galvinflying.com

122 Great Lake Aitlines 1022 Airport Parkway Cheyenne, WY 82001

330-331 Garmin International 2345 Turner Road SE Salem, OR 97302 253-471-9888 garmin.com 524 General Aviation News PO Box 39099 Lakewood, WA 98439 253-471-9888 generalaviationnews.com

515 Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. 200 Innovation Way Akron ,OH 44316 330-796-0720 goodyear.com

206 Green River College 12401 SE 320th St Auburn, WA 98092 253-833-9111 greenriver.edu 432 Gregg’s A-List greggsalist.com 253-230-9819 309 Hanks Aero Adventures Inc. 139 Van Farm Rd Warnerville, NY 12187 518-234-2851 selfflysafari.com

606 Harbors - The Seaplane and Boating Destination Magazine P.O. Box 1393 Port Townsend, WA 98368 360-821-1047 harbormagazine.com 125 Hartwig Aircraft Fuel Cell Repair 26 South 4th St. Hallock, MN 56728 218-843-2221 hartwig-fuelcell.com 731 Hillsboro Aero Academy 3565 NE Cornell Road Hillsboro, OR 97124 503-726-3000 flyhaa.com

406 Idaho Aviation Association PO Box 2016 Eagle, ID 83616 208-861-9056 idahoaviation.com 425 Idaho Aviation Foundation PO Box 2016 Eagle, ID 83616 208-861-9056 ideahoaviationfoundation.com 710 Int'L Org of 99s Women Pilots ninety-nines.org 416 International Aerobatics Club 36850 204th Ave SE Auburn, WA 98092 iac.org

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

124 Jet Star Publishing Flight For Control Flight For Safety Flight To Success http://karlenepetitt.blogspot.com

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

219 JP Instruments 3185 B Airway Ave Costa Mesa CA, 92626 714-557-3805 jpinstruments.com


530 Kenmore Air Harbor 6321 NE 175th Kenmore, WA 98028 866-435-9524 kenmoreair.com 120 King County Int. Airport Boeing Field 7277 Perimeter Rd South Seattle, WA 98108 206-296-7380 kingcounty.gov 629 Landing Gear Works 295 East Perimeter Rd Renton, WA 98057 509-884-8919 thelandinggearworks.com 424 Lear Chemical /ACF-50 PO Box 1040 Stn B Mississauga, ON L4Y 3W3 905-564-0018 learchem.com 308 Maxcraft Avionics 250-18799 Airport Way Pitt Meadows, BC V3Y 2B4 604-465-3080 maxcraft.ca


220 McCall Mountain Canyon Flying Seminars, LLC PO Box 1175 McCall, ID 83638 208-634-1344 mountaincanyonflying.com 525 Micro AeroDynamics, Inc 4000 Airport Rd, Ste D Anacortes, WA 98221 microaero.com 621 Mission Aviation Fellowship maf.org 310 MultiCare Centers of Occupational Medicine PO Box 5299 Tacoma, WA 98415 253-545-5942 multicare.org 705 The Museum of Flight 9404 East Marginal Way S 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 Ave 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 norad.mil

320 Olympia Airport 7643 Old Hwy 99 SE Tumwater, WA 98501 360-528-8074 portolympia.com

523 Pangborn Memorial Airport One Pangborn Drive East Wenatchee, WA 98802 509-884-2494 pangbornairport.com

600 one-G Simulation 5113 Russell Ave NW Seattle, WA 98107 888-751-1011 flyone-g.com

809 Pearson Aviation Center for Education PO box 203 Longview, WA 98632 360-636-7973

407 Oregon Pilots Association 24198 S Skylane Dr. Canby, OR 97013 503-896-2470 oregonpilot.org

510 Pflueger's PO Box 187 Trinity Center, CA 96091 530-266-3236

505 Northwest Insurance Group, Inc. 3301 NE Cornell Rd, Suite R Hillsboro, OR 97124 503-640-6060 nwinsurance.net

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

729 Northwest Propeller Service, Inc. 16607 103rd Ave Ct E Puyallup, WA 98374 253-770-7400 nwpropeller.com

423 Pacific Coast Composites 11302 Steele St. South Ste. B Lakewood, WA 98499 888-535-1810 pccomposites.com

813 Pilot Safety Insitute 562-444-5144 Pilotsafety.org 504 Placards Plus, LLC 12116 WoodlandAve.E. Puyallup, WA 98373 placardsplus.com

218 Plane Jane Takes The Runway PO box 1004 Gladstone, OR 97027 971-703-9007 planejanetakestherunway.com

228 Power Flow Systems, Inc. 1585 Aviation Center Parkway #605 Daytona, FL 32114 877-693-7356 powerflowsystems.com

811 Port of Astoria #10 Pier 1, Suite 308 Astoria, OR 97103 503-741-3300 portofastoria.com

706 Professional Aviation Safety Specialists 1200 G Street NW, Suite 750 Washington, D.C., 20005 253-797-1924 passnational.org

312 Port of Bremerton 8850 SW State Hwy 3 Bremerton, WA 98312 360-674-2381 portofbremerton.org 623 Port of Port Angeles PO Box 1350 Port Angeles, WA 98362 360-417-3363 portofpa.com 412 Port of Skagit-Skagit Regional Airport 15400 Airport Dr Burlington, WA 98233 360-757-0011 portofskagit.com

850 Puget Sound Soaring pugetsoundsoaring.org 215 Q.E.I Publishing PO Box 1236 hailey, ID 8333 flyidaho.com 612 –613 R & M Steel Aviation PO Box 580 Caldwell, ID 83606-0580 208-454-1800 aviationbuildingsystem.com

417- 418 Rainier Flight Service 790 W Perimeter Rd Renton, WA 98057 425- 610-6293 rainierflight.com 722 Ravn Alaska 4700 Old Intl Airport Rd Anchorage, AK 99502 907-687-0544 flyravn.com 216 - 217 Recreational Aviation Foundation PO BOX 271 Elmer City, WA 99124-0271 theraf.org 126 Regal Aviation Insurance 5625 NE Elam Young Pkwy Hillsboro, OR 97124 800-275-7345 regalaviation.com 332 Rescue Tape 702-953-0968 rescuetape.com

712 Rocky Mountain College 1511 Poly Dr Billings, mt 59102 406-657-1060 rocky.edu 114 Safety in Motion Flight Center 16911 103rd Ave E, Unit 102 Puyallup, WA 98374 253-840-KPLU simflightcenter.com 115 Sandia Aerospace 3700 Osuna Rd NE Suite 711 Albuquerque, NM 87109 505-341-2930 sandia.aero 507 - 508 Seaplane Pilots Association 3859 Laird Blvd Lakeland, FL 33811 863-701-7979 seaplanes.org

108 Seattle Avionics Software, Inc. 19825 141st Pl NE Woodinville, WA 98072 425-806-0249 seattleavionics.com 630 Seattle Seaplanes 1325 Fairview Ave E Seattle, WA 98102 206-329-9638 seattleseaplanes.com 529 SkyVector 500 Union St, #460 Seattle, WA 98101 206-388-5251 skyvector.com 105 SkyWest Airlines 444 S. River Road St. George, UT 84790 435-634-3738 skywest.com 224-227 Snohomish County Airport / Paine Field 3220 100th Street SW Suite A Everett, WA 98204 425-388-5102 snoco.org


527 Snohomish Flying 9900 Airport Way Snohomish, WA 98296 360-568-1541 harveyfield.com 213 Soloy Aviation Solutions 450 Pat Kennedy Way SW Olympia, WA 98501 360-754-7000 soloy.com

826 - 829 Spencer Aircraft 16911 103rd Ave. E #102 Puyallup, WA 98374 253-848-9349 spenceraircraft.com

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

426 Spokane Community College 1810 N. Greene, Mail Stop 1010 Spokane, WA 99217-5399 509-487-2966 scc.spokane.edu

526 Tallus Capital Management 2101 4th Ave, Suite 91 Seattle, WA 98121 206-805-6904 talluscapital.com

700 TeenFlight Puyallup PO BOX 731809 Puyallup, WA 98373 teenflight.org 334 Teledyne Battery Products 840 W brockton AVe Redlands, CA 92374 909-793-3131 gillbatteries.com

411 Tempest 3150 Hwy 34 E Ste 209 PMB179 Newnan, GA 30265 770-328-8797 tempestplus.com 327 Trade-A-Plane PO Box 509 Crossville, TN 38557 800-337-5263 trade-a-plane.com 319 Trans States Airlines 11495 Naviad Rd Bridgeton, MO 63004 314-281-5579 transstates.net 329 University of AlaskaFairbanks Community and Technical College P.O. Box 758045 Fairbanks, AK 99775 (907) 455-2809 ctc.uaf.edu 309 Upper Valley Aviation 8406 Lockheed Place Chilliwack, BC V2P 8A7 604-792-0735 uppervalleyaviation.com 500 US Air Force Reserve Joint Base Lewis-McChord us.af.mil 214 Vintage Speed Design 1618 Avon Way Forest Grove, OR 97116 503-357-8969 vintagespeeddesigns.com 117 Voya Financial 10655 NE 4th St. Suite 300 Bellevue, WA 98004 425-429-3107 voyafa.com 208 Washington Airport Management Association 253-973-9687 wama.us 450 Washington Army National Guard 10020 Bridgeport Way SW Lakwood, WA 98499 206-455-1513


130 Washington Air SAR 37303 208th Ave SE Auburn, WA 98092 253- 833-6777 wasar.org 129 Washington Pilots Association PMB 397 - 227 Bellevue Way NE Bellevue, WA 98004-4721 425- 870-2287 wpaflys.org 506 Washington Seaplane Pilots wa-spa.org 421 Washington State Department of Fish & Wildlife 600 Capital Way N. Olympia, WA 98501 360-753-4717 420 Washington State DOT 7702 Terminal Street SW Tumwater, WA 98501 360-709-8015 wsdot.wa/aviation 421 Washington State Patrol Aviation 7525 Old Highway 99 SE PO Box 42615 Olympia, WA 98501 360-753-6173 420 Washington State Department of Natural Resources PO Box 47000 1111 Washington St 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 306 Westminster College 1840 S 1300 E Salt Lake City, UT 84105 801-832-2218 westminstercollege.edu 205 Whelen 51 Winthrop Rd Chester, CT 06412 860-526-9504 whelen.com

232 Wilco, Inc 3502 W Harry Wichita, KS 67213 800.767.7593 wilcoaircraftparts.com 118 Wings Financial Credit Union 14985 Glazier Ave, Suite 100 Apple Valley, MN 55124-6539 800 -692-227 wingsfinancial.com 211 Wings Over Republic Fly In wingsoverrepublic.com

204 Wings West Governor Exchange & Overhaul, Inc 16701 103rd Avenue CT E Puyallup WA 98374-3766 800-557-3188

121 Wipaire 1700 Henry Ave South St Paul, MN 55075 651-451-1205 888-947-2473 wipaire.com

708 Women in Aviation WA Chapter 3647 State Route 503 South West Alexandria, OH 453819354 937-839-4647 wai.org 628 Benjamin L. Wyborney, Attorney at Law, PLLC 421 W. Riverside Ave, Suite 911 Spokane, WA 99201 509-624-3020

Visir the directory online NWAVIATION.ORG for full details on Conference exhibitors and special show offers!


1:00 PM – SUN, FEB 21 | North Foyer So You Want to Own a Warbird


Cascade Warbirds is a chapter of the EAA Warbirds of America, and the largest Warbird Squadron in the Country, with over 235 members throughout the Pacific Northwest and Western Canada.

Panel discussion with several experienced Warbird Owners and Pilots. They will profile a number of popular Warbird Aircraft, discussing their attributes, a little of their history, and what they are like to own, fly and operate. They will also discuss their reasons for wanting to fly Warbirds, how to get into Warbird aviation, and will have time for questions and answers from aspiring Warbird pilots and enthusiasts alike.

THE CASCADE WARBIRDS are dedicated to maintaining Vintage Military Aircraft flying for public display as a way of educating people about our history, and honoring the Men & Women who designed, built, maintained and flew these aircraft in defense of their countries. Together, those members own approximately 135 Vintage Former Military Aircraft (“Warbirds”). Cascade Warbirds is a non-profit whose motto is “Keep ‘em Flying!”. One does not need to be a Pilot to belong to Cascade Warbirds – many members enjoy being around Warbirds, and helping to “Keep ‘em Flying” in many ways – marshalling, organizing, photography, writing, historical presentations and more. Learn more at Sunday's seminar or visit them in booths #713-714,

photo: Lucas Ansley

THANK YOU! SILVER EVENT SPONSOR In the Business of Launching New Careers Since 1985 Kyle P. Beebe, Director of New Business & Innovative Program Development Charter College

For nearly 30 years, Charter College has been providing career-specific, accredited education to motivated students. We have pioneered highly effective education models in healthcare, information technology, business, the legal field, select trades, and now aviation. We believe in investing in technology and in people. Our Blended Learning curriculum combines online education with a practical hands-on experience. This innovative approach offers students flexibility in their schedule while providing the most effective learning model – according to a U.S. Department of Education study.* Charter College also believes in hiring exceptional instructors who are passionate about teaching and have relevant experience in their field to share with their students. Charter College provides students with the knowledge, technical skills, and practical training to prepare them to earn their FAA licenses and seek entry-level employment as commercial pilots or flight instructors. For both our Associate of Applied Science in Aviation: Fixed Wing

Learn more about Charter College at their 2016 NW Aviation Conference & Trade Show booth, #119. 34

and Associate of Applied Science in Aviation: Rotor programs, students take aviation courses and general education courses necessary to earn an Associate of Applied Science Degree. Our Partner Flight Schools provide the ground school and flight hours for students, enabling them to earn the following FAA Certificates and Ratings: FAA 141 Private Pilot License FAA 141 Instrument Rating FAA 141 Commercial Pilot License (Single engine and Multi-engine) FAA 141 Certified Flight Instructor Rating *Inside Higher Ed website, “The Evidence on Online Education,” Scott Jasik, retrieved Feb. 5, 2013, http://tinyurl.com/ cxqo9ez - See more at: http://chartercollegeaviation.com

2016 Flying Companions Seminar 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM SAT, FEB 20 South Foyer | Registration Event

In cooperation with the Washington Aviation Association the Greater Seattle Chapter of Ninety-Nines will present a one day seminar for non-pilots. If you fly as a passenger with a friend or spouse, this is a great seminar to insure that you have safer and more enjoyable flights. Who knows – the 99's may even inspire you to become a pilot yourself! Taught by a dedicated team of volunteer instructors, attendees will leave the seminar with new tools to take on their next flight: • • • • • •


Cost to attend this seminar is $49.50 (all classroom supplies included). Space is limited and advance registration is required. Information? Call: Andrea at 253-638-1679 or email: andrea40@juno.com. Visit www.seattle99s.org to register online.

Stahr donates prints to WAA scholarship fund John Stahr’s passion for aviation was encouraged at an early age by his father, an aeronautical engineer. John has been a professional artist, designer and illustrator since 1978. As owner of Stahr Design and Artistic Aviation in Eugene, OR, his 25 plus years of creating large scale, high end vehicle graphic design has created an industry wide influence from coast to coast. He is now applying his artistic talent and expertise to creating outstanding custom aircraft visual design. A pilot since 1991, John flies for fun, travel and to obtain first hand references for artwork in progress. Known in the fine art arena for his realistic style and dramatic cloudscapes, his original paintings are held in public and private collections throughout the United States. From these original paintings, John has self-published limited edition prints which can be obtained directly through stahrdesign.com. Stahr's innovative creations are grounded in classic design, the first and most important facet of a Artistic Aviation paint scheme. It starts in the studio where the design is worked up with input from both the client and the designer. Aircraft nose and tail art, along with other specialty applications, are Stahr’s forte. Often ‘the icing on the cake’, a final detail of well executed

custom artwork can make every paint job a masterpiece. For aircraft, there are many artistic styles from the different ages of flight that can make each project unique, or if desired, a historic re-creation. The Washington Aviation Association would like to thank John Stahr for donating aviation prints, like the one reproduced above, to be auctioned at the Northwest Aviation Conference. Monies raised will be dedicated to the WAA Aviation Scholarship fund. The 2016 Auction of these prints, and more items donated by our event vendors and supporters, will be February 20 at the Members Appreciation After-Hours following the close of the Show Saturday. For more information about donating to or attending the event call 360-427-5599 or visit the WAA Information booth near the Conference entrance.

Additional Stahr images and airplane art can be viewed online at stahrdesign.com.


Students from UAF Aviation Maintenance Technology spruce up a visiting "Bird." The Part 147 school offers an associate’s degree in aviation maintenance and certificates in airframe, powerplant, or airframe and powerplant. UAF photo


Each year, in the heat of the NWAC, participants approach us with great ideas for next year's show. Seminar topics, speaker wish lists, location and display suggestions – the ideas are limitless. Sunday night we empty our pockets of business cards and scribbled notes and attempt to piece all these concepts back together. Last year was no exception. Amidst the bustle we were approached by Dan Moore, professor from Big Bend Community College, representing the consortium of aircraft maintenance schools in WA State collectively known as the Fighting 147’s. They proposed to bring a "college maintenance competition" to the 2016 Conference. The competition would provide opportunities for aviation maintenance students to test their combined abilities against those of their peers. The concept fit well within the NWAC's mandates for education and growth– nearly a decade ago we successfully introduced the IA certification program; four years ago Friday's Career Forum– this could be a natural fit. Providing a venue for maintenance students to compete was only a matter of space management – the WAA board decided with a resounding "yes!" Under the coordination of Aerospace Joint Apprenticeship Committee (AJAC) the Fighting 147's plan was to bring teams of students together to compete in "tasks." Each school would bring components to build these tasks or competitions. Tasks could include electrical connectors, FAR and data research, hardware identification, hydraulics, rigging, wiring, and troubleshooting. Judging would be based upon safety, workmanship, speed and professional appearance.


Teams compete for recognition and title. After the event, these teams could then continue on to compete at the national level in the Aerospace Maintenance Competition. The WAA was eager to host this dynamic event and reserved an area of 2500 sf in the hall. The event was featured in the 2016 collector posters as well as display advertising. Colleges were excited as well. Some deciding to attend the NWAC primarily because of the opportunity for their students to compete. In mid-January, however, the group determined that they were unprepared to coordinate the event. Effectively the Competition was canceled. With little more than a month to the Conference, this was a difficult decision for the NWAC organizers to accept. They would have to undo an advertised event and once again juggle the exhibit floor layout and schedule. After a flurry of calls the decision was made that the Washington Aviation Association was prepared to provide logistical support and coordinate the event within the NW Aviation

Above: UAF photos; Left: Event trophy design proposed by Andy Dodson, professor, Spokane Community College

Conference & Trade Show. This was followed by a flurry of emails to let colleges and previous coordinators know that the event was on again. The results were gratifying. The WAA board voted to provide support from the scholarship fund in a $500 first place prize for the winning team. The WAA also pledged to cover furnishing and trophy costs if sponsors could not be found in such short notice. The support offered by show vendors was wonderful. Within hours of the plea for support being sent out, 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?" Other vendors were eager to step forward and offer maintenance giveaways and judging.

College faculty responded as well – former and present staff members – happy to offer ideas and volunteering to manage the student tasks on what everyone recognized was already a very busy day for Conference volunteers. The competing schools clambered to reignite their students' interest and organize their teams. Support did not stop there. University of Alaska Fairbanks Community and Technical College maintenance program coordinator, Kevin Alexander, took the time to reach out to the WAA to express appreciation in hosting the event, stating that he wished there were more opportunities like this for AMT students. With the short time line to raise travel funds, he regretted that UAF would be unable to attend in 2016 but that he was excited to help in planning and hoped to bring students the following year. Again more emails went out and, Silver Level Event Sponsor, Alaska Airlines – without any hesitation– generously donated five return FAI/ SEA tickets to sponsor the entire UAF team to attend the 2016 event! The Competition will be hosted on site at the Northwest Aviation Conference, Saturday, February 20 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Teams will be given events to complete at each stage of the competition with members competing at assigned events as each team deems appropriate. Each event will be given 15 to 20 minutes to be completed in. At the end of the time, 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. Currently there are five college teams of four AMT students registered to compete with room for more teams. After competing, the team with the best score overall will receive the monetary award as well as a uniquely designed trophy. This trophy will return with them to their home schools to be displayed until the 2017 event.

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The awards ceremony will take place at the Northwest Aviation After Hours and Auction, February 20, following close of show at 5:30 PM. The WAA is honored to host this fantastic event. Thank you to Alaska Airlines and Aircraft Spruce, and the Fighting 147/AJAC for your ready and unconditional support. Thank you to all the enthusiastic individuals who will make this event fun and a success. Especially thank you to John Hansen, accomplished pilot, A/P, oyster farmer, NWAC volunteer for nearly two decades – and my husband. Without his tenacity, ingenuity, drive and desire to promote and mentor in the industry he loves – this would not be possible. You have no idea.

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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 unique series of FAA approved seminars spanning both days of the event. Saturday's seminars will allow for the 8 hour refresher requirements. 3 additional hours Sunday.

SAT FEB 20 | Founders Room 8:00 AM

Care & Maintenance of Cleveland Wheels & Brakes

Vern Rodgers, Technical Support Manager, Parker Hannifin Rodgers covers external floating brake caliper assembly and components, wheel assembly and components and discusses minimum lining and disc thickness, surface repairs for corrosion and recommended MilSpec repair for aluminum and magnesium wheels and brakes; discuss recommended Mil-Spec for primers and paints; lubricants for wheel bearings; as well as explain when and when not to use antiseize on the tie bolts along torque values and reasons why you should always condition organic and metallic linings with the disc.

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Mark Pearson, President, Lear Chemical Research Corporation Technical presentation, covering effective corrosion control of aviation components using thin-film water displacement compounds. Lear Chemicals are based in Ontario Canada and are the makers of ACF-50.

Brian Cass, Aerocet, Inc. This seminar will cover basic maintenance for composite floats and cover field maintenance. What you can and cannot do. Brian Cass has been working for Aerocet for 19 years. He started working from an entry level position at Aerocet, learning all the aspects of the Composite Manufacturing, and working as a hands on Production Manager for the last 16 years. Brian has traveled to the locations of 8 very extensive field repairs for gear up landings on our 3400 Amphibious Floats. He also repairs any in-house manufacturing defectives.

Ed Knetig, Aviation Tire Product Support Manager, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company Seminar covers bias vs. radial tire construction, aircraft tire properties as well as preventative maintenance including inflation, storage and FOD. The hour will also cover tire markings –sidewall info, and serial #'s; mounting – safety, inflation, balance; as well as tire inspection. Ultimately, is it flyable or not flyable?

Corrosion Prevention and Control

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Human Factors and Decision Making in Aviation Maintenance

Kevin Alexander, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Community and Technical College A look at issues that HUMANs have that FACTOR into mistakes being made or, more correctly, incorrect decisions being made. The goal is to recognize that: YOU ARE HUMAN. Any mistake is possible – in the wrong set of circumstances. Any mistake is preventable – in the right set of circumstances. Kevin is an Associate Professor with University of Alaska Fairbanks at the Community and Technical College’s Aviation Program. He has 20 years of experience in the field including maintenance management and small business ownership in the aviation maintenance industry from Fairbanks to Florida and a few places in between, working on everything from SuperCubs to a 737. He is factory trained on Lycoming and Continental engines with overhaul experience on both in additional to his years of maintaining them.

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Reciprocating Engine Maintenance and Troubleshooting Kevin Alexander, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Community and Technical College This hour will focus on basic recip engine maintenance, inspection and troubleshooting steps and criteria published by the manufacturers. Specific inspection findings vs cockpit indications will be discussed.


Care & Maintenance of Aviation Tires

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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. Darren Tilman is General Manager and Chief Test Pilot for Power Flow Systems, Inc. Darren has a B.S. in Aviation Technology and an Associate in Science in Aircraft Maintenance Technology from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, FL. He has seventeen years experience in R & D, testing, certification and manufacture of aircraft exhaust systems. He has been involved in 13 STC development programs and is an A & P, CFI-A, and DAR.

4:30 PM

Fuel Cell Maintenance

Kurt Hartwig, Eagle Fuel Cells A review fuel cell basics and fuel system problems followed by leak diagnosis and in depth removal & installation techniques. Kurt is an FAA licensed technician with over 30 years of fuel cell repair and installation experience. He has spoken for the FAA and PAMA at IA refreshers across the country for over 20 years.

He is a member of the Wisconsin Aviation Trades Association, NBAA, PAMA, AOPA, EAA and a former member of the Wisconsin Civil Air Patrol. He served as Airport Commissioner and chairman from 2000 to 2010. He is currently the owner and General Manager for Eagle Fuel Cells an FAA Certified Repair Station and the owner of Storehouse LLC a TSO / PMA manufacturer.

SUN FEB 21 10:15 AM | North Foyer

Lead Acid Aircraft Battery Airworthiness


Bob Burkel, Technical OEM Manager, Concorde Battery Corporation Seminar covers commissioning, charging, capacity, ratings, discharging and conditioning of lead acid aircraft batteries, TSOA & PMA Batteries. Bob Burkel is responsible for initiating and managing battery products and technical support to airframe manufacturers of all types. He has been in aviation since 1968 as a pilot, battery repair station repairman, managing battery repair stations, battery sales, and Tech Rep. Mr. Burkel holds a Commercial Pilots License for Single Engine Land and Multi Engine Land with an Instrument Rating. 11:30 AM | South Foyer

Spark Plug Design & Maintenance

Brian Cox, Western Regional Sales Manager, Tempest This session covers the design, materials, and manufacturing of Tempest spark plugs and includes service tips and tools for cleaning, rotating, gapping, testing, and installing aviation spark plugs. Brian is the Western Regional Sales Manager for Tempest Plus Marketing Group, which markets the Tempest brand of aviation engine and airframe products. He leads the sales, marketing, and distribution efforts for Tempest in the Western US and Canada markets. He holds a BS in Business Management from Georgia Tech and a MBA in Business Analysis from Georgia State University. Brian currently resides in Savannah, GA. 1:00 PM | South Foyer

Proper Break in Procedure on the Brake Linings and Brake Discs

Ben McNamara, Aviation Products Systems, Inc. Proper break in procedure on the brake linings and brake disc. It is very important that the mechanics break these pieces in so they get the proper life on them. Many Mechanics are unaware that when linings/ discs/ or both when they are changed out. It doesn’t have to just be PMA brake linings and brake discs that have the break in procedure but as well as the OEM have to have this done to it. I will discuss the different types of brake systems, adherent and abrasive, and their specific unique break in procedure. Ben McNamara has been with APS for 4 years. He graduated from Southern Illinois University Carbondale (SIUC) December 2004. He obtained a BS degree in Aviation Maintenance Management. He also has his A&P license which he got prior to SIUC in 2003.


Saturday, February 20 - 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 or by phone toll free at 866-922-7469.

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NTSB Most Wanted List 2016


The National Transportation Safety Board recently released their 2016 Most Wanted List highlights safety issues identified from the accident investigations to increase awareness about the issues and promote recommended safety solutions. We are honored to welcome Honorable Earl F. Weener, PhD, NTSB Member, to speak 4:30 PM, Saturday, February 20, on the Keynote stage at the NWAC. The National Transportation Safety Board is an independent Federal agency charged by Congress with investigating every civil aviation accident in the United States and signi cant accidents in other modes of transportation - railroad, highway, marine and pipeline. The NTSB has five Board Members, each nominated by the President and confirmed by the Senate to serve 5-year terms.

Of the ten items on the Most Wanted List, the following six are related to aviation in some way:

The NTSB determines the probable cause of the accidents and issues safety recommendations aimed at preventing future accidents. In addition, the NTSB carries out special studies concerning transportation safety and coordinates the resources of the Federal Government and other organizations to provide assistance to victims and their family members impacted by major transportation disasters.

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The Most Wanted List represents the NTSB's advocacy priorities. It is designed to increase awareness of, and support for, the most critical changes needed to reduce transportation accidents and save lives. "The worst single cause of general aviation fatal accidents has been loss of control in flight – inadvertent spins and stalls - which has taken more than 1200 lives from 2008 through 2014," remarked Chairmen Hart at the NTSB 2016 Most Wanted List Press Conference, "we are again pushing for better pilot training, currency, self-assessment, and more vigilant situational awareness, aided by improving technologies such as angle-of-attack indicators." This list is an annual initiative by NTSB to highlight critical changes the independent agency thinks are needed to reduce accidents and save lives across all modes of transportation, including aviation, rail, highways, maritime, transit and pipelines. Several important issues such as reducing cutting down on driving and reducing loss of flight control in general aviation - have been on the list for multiple years.


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Reduce fatigue-related accidents; Disconnect from deadly distractions; Prevent loss of control in flight in general aviation; End substance impairment in transportation; Require medical fitness for duty; and Expand use of recorders to improve transportation safety.

REDUCE FATIGUE-RELATED ACCIDENTS The NTSB recommends implementing fatigue risk management programs to a take a comprehensive approach to the issue of fatigue within the industry helping to address the problem of fatigue in an operational environment. Such programs include practices to address scheduling, attendance, education, medical screening and treatment, personal responsibility during non-work periods, workload issues, rest environments, and commuting and/or napping. DISCONNECT FROM DEADLY DISTRACTIONS A 2015 report from State Farm revealed nearly 30 percent of drivers surveyed admitted to accessing the Internet while driving. That compares to just 13 percent who admitted to surfing the Web while driving in 2009. In more heavily regulated transportation industries –like aviation – communicating with crew and dispatchers, checking instruments and equipment, and handling scheduled procedures may be part of their work duties. But, like in private motor vehicles, engaging in tasks that don’t support the driving or operating task can have deadly consequences.


4:30 PM | SAT, FEB 20 General Aviation and the NTSB Most Wanted List Honorable Earl F. Weener, PhD, National Transportation Safety Board Member PREVENT LOSS OF CONTROL IN FLIGHT IN GA While airline accidents have become relatively rare in the United States, pilots and passengers involved in general aviation (GA) operations still die at alarming rates every year due to loss of aircraft control by the pilot.Between 2008 and 2014, about 47 percent of fatal fixed-wing GA accidents in the United States involved pilots losing control of their aircraft in flight, resulting in 1,210 fatalities. Pilots can reduce these accidents through education, technologies, ight currency, self-assessment, and vigilant situational awareness in the cockpit. END SUBSTANCE IMPAIRMENT IN TRANSPORTATION The NTSB recently studied drug use among fatally injured pilots. The prevalence of potentially impairing drugs increased from an average of 11 percent of fatally-injured accident pilots during the period from 1990-1997 to an average of 23 percent of accident pilots during the period 2008-2012. During the same time periods, positive marijuana results increased from 1.6 percent to 3.0 percent. But the most commonly found impairing substance in fatal crashes was diphenhydramine, a sedating antihistamine found in over-the-counter medications. Transportation operators need good information to make informed decisions. While many recognize the impairment potential of illicit drugs, they may not appreciate the potentially impairing effects of prescribed or over-the-counter medications, especially in combinations. EXPAND USE OF RECORDERS TO IMPROVE TRANSPORTATION SAFETY In aviation, the NTSB recommends the use of cockpit image recorders. We also suggest equipping smaller turbine-powered aircraft with image-recording devices and transport-category and Helicopter Emergency Medical Service rotorcraft with flight recorders. The NTSB encourages operators across the industry to routinely review recorded information in structured programs.


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Member Weener and his wife, Linda, currently reside in Northern Virginia.


NW AVIATION CAREER FORUM Friday, February 20, 2016 | 8:00 AM – 3 PM Washington State Fair & Events Center, Puyallup, WA

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, February 20 prior to the start of the Northwest Aviation Conference & Trade Show. In 2016 the Washington Aviation Association will again host an extra day dedicated to aviation careers. Along with airlines, businesses, colleges and government agencies, the Forum represents the cumulative efforts of presenters from all aspects of the industry. “As an aviation non-profit, we are very concerned about the industry’s future,” said Jamelle Garcia, Executive Director of the Washington Aviation Association, “hosting this event is an opportunity for new aviators and experienced aviators, and provides

resources to those who need to get to the next level. There are alarming aviation workforce shortages, unless we are proactive, the situation will become severe.” The six hours of presentations, divided into four interest tracks, are led by panels of aviation operators and educators including airline, coast guard, WSP, float pilots, , colleges faculty, training facilities and airports. Expanding each year, in 2015 the event brought together over 500 attendees from all over the US. Organizers are expecting this number to grow 50% in 2016.

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Creating a lot of interest at the 2016 event is the increased participation of recruiting airlines. “We will continue to be a part of the event for years to come,” commented John Hornibrook, Chief pilot at Alaska Airlines. In 2016 Alaska Airlines has a variety of representatives participating in all of the Forum tracks – including two chief pilots. Alaska Airlines will once again be a Silver Sponsor NWAC and will be exhibiting in booths #109-111 over the weekend.

PROGRAM BENEFITS: • Part 141 flight school partnerships • Financial aid and scholarship resources available for those who qualify • Job placement assistance for all graduates TO LEARN MORE AND FIND THE FLIGHT SCHOOL PARTNER NEAREST YOU, VISIT:


“It does so much good for our aviation program and brings a lot of excitement into the often slow winter training time,” Remboldt wrote, “we are working towards incorporating the event into our academic year.” Walla Walla University is returning in 2016 with faculty and students. 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 – and all of which encourage student participation and mentoring.


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Along with other colleges, youth organizations and training facilities throughout WA, OR and ID, Anthony Remboldt, Director of Training, Walla Walla University, has attended the event since its inception with a with a group of students.


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In 2016, to allow the opportunity to network and participate in the seminars, pre-registered attendees who meet with Alaska Airlines are given priority through registration date and will be notified by text when their Meet & Greet time is pending. The texts will eliminate lines and create a more quality experience for attendees.

Traveling from as far as Florida and as close as Seattle – nearly 15 airlines have registered at the 2016 Forum. Many are accepting pilot and mechanic resumes and some will conduct preliminary interviews. In all over forty-five speakers have volunteered their time to present at the 2016 Forum on Friday, Feb 19. Attendees are encouraged to ask questions and understand expectations from the people who are actively employed or employing!


The Career Forum will be hosted Friday, February 19 the day prior to the NW Aviation Conference. Cost is $35/person and includes lunch and admission to Saturday/ Sunday’s events. Parking is free. Discounts and scholarships are available for students, groups and military. For information or to register call 360-427-5599 or visit washington-aviation.org.

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KEYNOTE | Acing the Airline Interview Moderators Gordon Alvord, Rainier Flight Service John Hornibrook, chief pilot Alaska Airlines. We know the hiring minimums but what are airlines looking for in applicants? Being a professional pilot is more than building flight time. AIRLINE | PILOT CAREERS HERITAGE | Sky’s the Limit Moderator: Jason Underhill, Central WA University What skill sets and training are needed to be successful in your aviation goals. Aviation professionals share their journey – what to avoid, challenges and victories. ALL FOUNDERS | Considering the Military Path Moderator: Morgan Lawrence Ask questions and get straight answers about the military path to an aviation career. Panel represent military aviators, veterans, recruiters and civilian airline pilots who work with military pilots. This is not a recruiting forum. It is about helping you make the right decision. STUDENTS/MILITARY PIONEER | Zero Hours to Restricted ATP Moderator: Embry Riddle Aeronautical College Interested in becoming a Commercial Airline Pilot? Learn about how combining flight training with a college program can reduce the flight time requirements to becoming Airline Transport Pilot. Do you go only to a flight school to learn to fly? Or do you look at a 2-year or 4-year flight program at a FAA approved college or university?

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KEYNOTE | Building Flight Time Moderator: Gordon Alvord, Rainier Flight Service LLC What options are available to build flight time and gain experience? This open forum will discuss the wide variety of civilian jobs available to make the next step. PILOT | ALL HERITAGE | Taking Your Aviation Education to New

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Kyle P. Beebe, Charter College Campus Care Explore the benefits of online education and the synergy it creates with flight training. The future is now. ALL FOUNDERS | Military Career Transitions Moderator: Morgan Lawrence If you’re currently serving or a veteran of military service and looking to make the jump to a civilian career, than this forum is for you. Listen to representatives Garin Tentschert, Alaska Airlines, Carlos Zendejas, Alaska Airlines, Bill Thompson, Horizon Air, speak about hiring projections and the competitive candidate. This forum is for serving and Veterans of all branches of military service.

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KEYNOTE | Getting & Keeping the Dream Job Johnny Summers, Bethany Consulting, ERAU, Alaska Airlines Now that you've met the airlines – what if they call you back? What to expect in the process and how to be most effective in your networking. How do you set yourself above other candidates and make the best impression. What to avoid & how to maintain your goals. AIRLINE | PILOT CAREERS HERITAGE | Choosing your Flight Training Path Moderator: Gordon Alvord, Rainier Flight Service LLC Local school or college? Part 61 or 141? Pros and cons to help determine which is best for you to build time and be competitive in the job market. Open Forum, Q/A. ALL PIONEER | Careers in Aviation Maintenance Considering a maintenance career? Currently training? Learn which companies are hiring and what can you do now or in the future to be a superior job candidate. Discuss changes in regulations, working conditions, wages, industry projections and your long term goals in maintenance. ALL/ MAINTENANCE

FOUNDERS | Bridging the Gap to Military Flight School Moderator: Morgan Lawrence Bridging the gap between High School and Military Flight FAA’s Test Prep to earning a pilot certificate School can seem daunting. Valuable information on applying, Jackie Spanitz, Aviation Supplies & Academics, Inc. Insights into the FAA Guidance documents, the Practical Test how to be competitive, training & education. Representatives Standards and Airman Certification Standards, so applicants, from ROTC, recruiters and aviators. If you’re in high school or instructors and evaluators know how to prepare for, earn, and college and have decided you want a career in military aviation, attend this forum. STUDENTS/MILITARY issue pilot certificates. . ALL/STUDENTS/FACULTY PIONEER | Airman Certification Standards – the



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Ace Aviation's entire operation is structured to enhance the customer’s service experience while providing an exceptional work place for our employees. They continually strive to go beyond expectations by delivering superior aviation services with results that keep you safe and your repairs affordable. Ace has come a long way since 2001 when they moved into the new 289 E. Perimeter Road facility at Renton Airport. Working out of that hangar and an adjacent paint hangar for over a decade, they successfully grew our business. Ace's continuous growth and addition of new clients forced them to keep acquiring more hangar space around the airport. Over the years Ace has been fortunate to forge a dedicated team of mechanics and staff whose excellent performance made it all possible. Because of their commitment to do more for their customers, Ace was able to put the pieces together to construct a new 32,000 sq. ft. stateof-art maintenance facility to meet their growing needs. They moved in August 2015. The new facility features a hangar capable of housing aircraft with tail heights up to 28 feet. Ace also have a first class customer lounge area with free Wi Fi, satellite TV, a stocked refreshment bar, private restrooms, and a private conference room, as well as convenient parking. Visit Ace Aviation at the NWAC in Booth #427.

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Washington Aviation Association Anti-Drug & Alcohol Consortium The WAA operates a low-cost non-profit Anti-Drug & Alcohol Consortium that assists company to have covered staff in an anti-drug and alcohol program as required by DOT/FAA compliance. This program provides members, both large and small to share the benefits of belonging to a larger consortium.

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HOW DOES IT WORK? The WAA has contracted with an approved lab and Medical Review Officer (MRO) with collection sites nationwide and in Alaska. Once you have a prospective employee complete a pre-employment test, he or she is enrolled in the random pool. Employees are randomly drawn from all the consortium members in the pool. Covered staff might be drawn often or very infrequently, just depends


on the random numbers drawn each quarter. If an employee has been selected for a drug/alcohol test the WAA notifies the company’s Program Manager allowing the company until the end of the period to send the selected employee to be tested. You can select the best time in your company’s workflow to conduct the test. The employee must have no prior notice of his/her selection but is required

to go immediately to the test site where the test will be administered.

JOINING PROCESS FOR COMPANIES If you are interested in having your company join or transfer to our program or have any additional questions; please visit washington-aviation.org and select “Consortium” on the home page or contact Program Manager at 253-939-4273.

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2016 GOLD EVENT SPONSOR: Aviation Supplies & Academics, Inc. Aviation Supplies and Academics, Inc. does business as “ASA”. ASA is the leading publisher of aviation books and the largest producer of pilot supplies in the USA today, providing trusted materials for more than 76 years ASA was started as Merrell Aviation Ground School by Creighton Merrell in 1940. The company’s primary goal soon became the training of post-war military pilots returning from active duty to work in the early civilian airlines. Plotters, regulations and training manuals were the first products. In 1960, the company broadened its production and development efforts with additional pilot supplies and books added to the ground school training line. In 1969, the company became Northwest School of Aviation under a new owner, Roy Beech. The company’s goal was the franchise of the popular Merrell Ground School under the name “Aviation Seminars of America,” or ASA. In November, 1976, Joe Cucchiari purchased the company. “Aviation Supplies and Academics” replaced Aviation Seminars of America as the name to go with the ASA acronym, and the company again broadened its product line to add cassette courses and new books and training materials. The company was incorporated in 1977. In 1981, Joe Finelli joined the organization, bringing 20 years of experience in printing and publishing with him. Publishing and manufacturing has since become the principal company mission. In 1984, the sale of the ground school (Aviation Training and Research, Inc.) and the retail store (The Aviator’s Store) allowed all efforts to be directed towards becoming a major supplier of pilot supplies and educational material in the United States. In 1985 Mike Lorden joined ASA as Marketing Director. That year, ASA moved to larger quarters in Georgetown, and again to its present Coal Creek location in 1990 to provide more warehouse and office space. ASA is currently owned by Mike Lorden and Nancy Finelli.

flight bags, and more. Additional pilot supply items and book titles are being added, as our team of Authors and Subject Matter Experts has continued to grow.

The ASA FAR/AIM has been in publication since 1945, and the ASA Test Preps have been in production for more than 60 years. Since those early days, many products have been added to the line including textbooks, software, apps, online courses, videos, flight instructor tools, aviation maintenance technician materials, logbooks, flight computers (manual E6B and the electronic CX-2), aviation plotters, kneeboards,

Our distribution network has grown as well, with domestic and international distributors promoting and representing the full ASA product line around the globe. ASA products are used worldwide in all training environments: ICAO, CAA, FAA Part 61/141/147, manufacturers training, colleges, universities, STEM/magnet programs, ab initio training, general aviation airports, and aviators everywhere for self-study.

MANAGING RISK: Best Practices for Pilots

Dale Wilson & Gerald Binnema Explore the 10 most significant accident threat categories and learn the best practices in dealing with them. Presentation:

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Meet A330 International Airline Pilot and Author KARLENE PETITT. Type-rated: B747-400, B747-200, B767, B757, B737, B727 and A330. MBA, MHS and soon to be PhD from ERAU.

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