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CELEBRATE AVIATION IN THE NORTHWEST For nearly three and a half decades businesses and volunteers have come together with pilots & aircraft owners to celebrate aviation at the Northwest Aviation Conference & Trade Show. This event is produced by the Washington Aviation Association, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting aviation business in the Northwest.


Thank you to the Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association, Bronze Sponsor, for your continued encouragement of this event. We extend our welcome to the whole team and thank the AOPA There are so many great reasons to join us Air Safety Institute for continued at the annual event in February: Friday’s seminar support as well. 5th annual NW Aviation Career Forum; Saturday & Sunday’s full schedule of Thank you for the continued support of aviation seminars, including Neal White’s these fantastic sponsors: Horizon Air series of Wilderness Survival sessions and Alaska Airlines, Ace Aviation, for pilots ( see page 20) – not to mention Aviation Supplies and Academics, great new exhibitors and static displays. Aircraft Spruce, Pacific Coast This is going to be an aviation event for Avionics, Charter College, ACF-50 the record books! (Lear Chemical), Avemco, King County Airport & Boeing Field, Know a student who is interested in a Embry Riddle Aviation University, career in aviation? Be sure to join us at Wings Financial Credit Union, the Career Forum, Friday, Feb 24 before Wipaire, General Aviation News the Conference gets underway. This isn’t and Trade-A-Plane. just a great opportunity for airline pilots – over sixty volunteer speakers will share Please join us in welcoming new info on the opportunities in aviation from Bronze Level sponsors: Globalstar bush flying, maintenance to military and Frontier Airlines. careers, floats or helicopters!

Welcome to the 2017 Northwest Aviation Conference & Trade Show.

TacAero Cubcraft in flight over the Northwest

We proudly welcome new exhibitor, TACAERO to the 2017 Conference and thank them for sharing the image used for the magazine cover and annual poster. Be sure to visit TacAero in booths # 606–607.

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

Thank you to the National Weather Service and Seaplane Pilots Association, for your continued seminar support and assistance in “spreading the word” to the aviation community. Thank you Spencer Aircraft and Safety in Motion Flight Center for coordinating a shuttle from Pierce County Airport for fly-in attendees and especially, thank you, all the wonderful participants, exhibitors, and attendees, who continue to support this show! Celebrating its 34th year, it gives me great pleasure to welcone you to the NW Aviation Conference and Trade Show, February 25-26, 2017.

Rachel Hansen, coordinator


08 2017 Speakers 10 2017 SCHEDULE 20 WILDERNESS SURVIVAL WORKSHOP 22 SPENCER SUDERMAN Air Show Pilot & Guinness World Record Holder 24 Conference MAP 26 Exhibitor DIRECTORY 36 Annual NW Regional Aviation MAINTENANCE COMPETITION 38 Maintenance IA SEMINARS 42 NW Aviation Career FORUM 46 Anti-Drug & Alcohol Consortium 45 2017 SPONSOR spotlight: Aviation Supplies & Academics, Inc.

PROGRAMPRODUCTION: Rachel Hansen | 360-427-5599

The NORTHWEST AVIATION CONFERENCE & TRADE SHOW has been an integral part of aviation in the Northwest for 30 years! This event brings pilots, mechanics, aircraft owners and their families together for two days of seminars and presentations as well as over 400 exhibits. If you have an interest in aviation, you will get all your questions answered! QUESTIONS? Call 866-922-7469


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BUILT ON STRENGTH. FOCUSED ON THE FUTURE. Welcome to the 34th Annual Northwest Aviation Conference & Trade Show.

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

Jamelle R. Garcia

Executive Director Washington Aviation Association, (WAA)

WAA Objectives:

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

At the outset, let me acknowledge the significant and growing contributions of sponsors, exhibitors and speakers. This conference has evolved in a remarkable way since the early days. Now this conference has become the preeminent meeting of aviation enthusiasts and a resource for aviation careers. Celebrating its fifth year, the NW Aviation Career Forum on Friday, February 24, is an addition to the event that our board, organizers and volunteers are very proud of. In 2016, the 750 attending

the Career Forum included high school students with teachers/parents, mechanics, military personnel as well as current or prospective career airline pilots. This event allows attendees from all experience levels – students, mechanics, pilots and educators– to network and learn. Opportunities include candid interactions with aviation professionals representing everything from piloting to airport operations providing outreach opportunities as well as detailing airline expectations. All this before the Conference even opened its doors!



The aviation conference begins Saturday with over 122,000 square feet of exhibit area displaying all that is about aviation. Pilots, aircraft owners and aviation enthusiasts can select from nearly 75 hours of aviation safety seminars. We are humbled by the dedication of our presenters who travel from all over the country to share their knowledge. The Conference is clearly and simply about one thing, celebrating and supporting aviation. We appreciate the the annual support of the businesses showcasing their products at the event.

Before I close, I’d like to thank each of you for attending the annual event. Organizations represented during the conference have the vision, knowledge and experience to help us pave our way into a great future for the aviation industry in the Northwest. This is truly our greatest asset today and tomorrow. I cannot close without recognizing Rachel Hansen, her family, friends and the numerous volunteers for bringing this event together. Enjoy the Conference!


photo credit:Kitplanes Magazine

KEYNOTE SPEAKER | PAUL F. DYE Please welcome Paul F. Dye as an event keynote speaker. Currently Editor in Chief for Kitplanes Magazine (booth 308), Dye served as Flight Director for both the Space Shuttle and the International Space Station.


11:45 AM – SAT FEB 25 Keynote Area


THANK YOU to the many individuals who have dedicated their time to share their

skills & experiences at the 2017 Northwest Aviation Conference & Trade Show.


retired King County Sheriff’s Office captain 1:00 PM – SAT & SUN, FEB 25 – 26 Pioneer Room Search & Rescue and You

Mike Adams

Senior VP of Underwriting Avemco Insurance ADAMS Company 3:30 PM – SAT FEB 25 Heritage Room Some Accidents Happen – Most Are Caused

The NTSB publishes a top 10 list of changes needed to improve safety which we all strive to attain. A mining of information from Avemco Insurance Company’s claim files reveals there are a lot of things that can ruin your day that don’t ever get the attention of the NTSB. Mike Adams, Sr VP Underwriting will present information about what can ruin a good day at the airport and some traits we, as pilots, may have that can contribute to having a bad day at the airport.

MIKE ADAMS, a Northwest native, joined the 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.”

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

BRUCE BOOKER has over 25 years of experience as a mission pilot and flight and ground instructor in Washington State’s air search and rescue program. Booker spent a 37-year career in law enforcement, retiring as a Captain with the King County Sheriff’s Office in Seattle. He spent several of those years in the Special Operations Unit, where his responsibilities included the Search & Rescue Unit and the Air Support Unit. Booker is still very active in Search and Rescue in Washington. This is his second year offering to present at the Northwest Aviation Conference. Thank you!


In “Lessons from Mission Control, Paul Dye, former Lead Flight Director for Human Spaceflight at NASA, draws parallels between flying the Space Shuttle and building and operating homebuilt experimental aircraft. He draws on his 30+ year of experience in the space program to suggest ways in which experimental aircraft builders and pilots can design, construct, and operate their machines with lower overall risk - and have fun doing it!


Aviator, Engineer, writer, editor in chief Kitplanes Magazine PAUL DYE has over 40 years of aviation experience as an engineer, builder and pilot. His scope has ranged from restoring J-3 Cubs to planning and leading manned spaceflights. His love of flying machines dates back to early childhood, and MILLER he became involved with full-sized aircraft as a teenager, rebuilding J-3 Cubs with an FBO in Minnesota. He earned his degree in Aeronautical Engineering with a specialization in aircraft design and flight testing from the University of Minnesota in 1982. He worked in increasingly responsible roles within the US Manned Space Program, as a technical expert in spacecraft systems and eventually as the overall lead of many missions to space as Flight Director for both the Space Shuttle and the International Space Station. He retired from NASA in 2013 as the longest-serving Flight Director in U.S. history, having worked 39 Space Shuttle missions as Flight Director, and nine as Lead Flight Director. The winner of many prestigious awards, he delights in bringing the lessons learned from the most advanced flight operations back to the general aviation world for pilots and builders to understand.

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2017 NW AVIATION CONFERENCE SCHEDULE - SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25 | 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM 7:15 A.M. Registration open for IA Seminars - Maintenance seminars open to everyone, certification provided to registered attendees only 8:00 AM Room C | Founders

Oxygen Safety and Component Maintenance

John Barone, Aerox

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

Room C | Founders

Aircraft Vibration Analysis and Dynamic Propeller Balancing Steve Sennett, RPX Technologies Inc. – DynaVibe

10:15 AM Room C | Founders

Electronic Ignition Systems for Piston Powered Aircraft Michael Kobylik President, Electroair

11:15 AM Room C | Founders

Maintaining Landing Gear Tom Anderson, CEO, Landing Gear Works

Room A | South Foyer

Room B | Pioneer

Room D | Heritage

Room E | North

Keynote Area


TFR’s and Intercepts: How to Avoid a Fighter Escort LtCol Mike “Alvin” McMillin, NORAD

What you need to know about the benefits of ADSB, and the approaching mandate Wayne McGhee, Garmin

The Ultimate Off Road Adventure: Flying Seaplanes Steve McCaughey, Seaplane Pilots Association (See page 14)

Runway incursion; be clear, be visible, and be in the right place

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

12:15 PM

Note: Does not include the $5.00 NWAC admission. Register online at

Room C | Founders Room

12:45 PM

How to avoid a violation using your GoPro Ryan Mohr, President of Flight Flix cameras (See page 15 for details)

Room A | South Foyer

1:30 PM Room C | Founders

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

Civil Air Patrol (CAP) Information & Regional Meeting Interested in learning more about what CAP group does and how to join? Stop by this informal meeting or visit their booth #314.

Johnny Summers (See page16 for details)

10:30 A.M. Room B | Pioneer

Room D | Heritage

Room E | North

Keynote Area

Wilderness Survival I Survival Kits, Signaling & Navigation Neal White, retired Air Force Survival School (see page19 for details)

Fly a Tailwheel Airplane Ian Mortensen & Kris Finkbeiner TacAero Pilots must develop and refine stick and rudder skills early in flight training. (details online

Seaplane Preflight Post Flight and Base Operations Austin Watson, WA Seaplane Pilots

Nontowered Case Studies: What Went Wrong? Jason Miller ASI AOPA CFI, FAAST Member (See page 14 for details)

11:45 A.M. Room B | Pioneer

Wilderness Survival II: Protection from the Environment Neal White, retired Air Force Survival School (see page 19 for details)

Room D | Heritage

Room E | North

Keynote Area

Drone Operations and the Path to Remote Pilot Certification David Ison, author, ERAU professor What is the process to obtain a Remote Pilot Certificate? Session is sponsored by Aviation Supplies & Academics, Inc. (See page 13)

Washington Pilots Association (WPA) Annual Meeting and Luncheon

Lessons from Mission Control Paul Dye, editor in chief Former Flight Director at NASA, draws parallels between flying the Space Shuttle and building and operating experimental aircraft. (See page 8)

1:00 P.M. Room B | Pioneer

Room D | Heritage

Keynote Area

Search and Rescue & You Bruce Booker, SAR What causes crashes? How can you increase chances of rescue? (details pg 8)

The National Air Races, 1918 – 1940 Mike Lavelle, aviation author and historian The economics of th races benefited aircraft engineers, manufacturers, pilots and aircraft. Presented by the Historic Flight Foundation

General Aviation and the NTSB Most Wanted List Honorable Earl F. Weener, Member, (NTSB) The NTSB determines the probable cause of the accidents and issues safety recommendations aimed at preventing future accidents. ( See page 18 for details)

2:15 PM

2:30 PM

Room A | South Foyer

Room B | Pioneer

Room D | Heritage

Room E | North Foyer

Keynote Area

Room C | Founders

“Fly Washington” Passport Program Lizz Slabaugh, WSDOT Aviation Planner

Wilderness Survival III Food and Water Neal White, retired AF Survival (see page 19 for details)

Aviation Careers I: Comparing Education & Training Options

Weather I: Pilot Reporting For All, By All

Single Pilot IFR Made Easy Gary Reeves, ATP, MFI, Ten easy tips to make IFR much safer. A required class for any IFR students, pilots, or instructors.

Brake Linings & Discs Ben McNamara, Aviation Products Systems, Inc.

3:30 PM

(see page 43 for details)

David Bieger, CWSU-SEA ARTCC

(See page 45 for details)

(details page 16)

3:30 PM

Room C | Founders

Spark Plug Design & Maintenance Brian Cox, Tempest

Seminar description page 38

4:30 PM

Aviation College Panel

Room A | South Foyer

Room B | Pioneer

Room D | Heritage

Room E | North Foyer

Keynote Area

WSDOT Aviation & AOPA NW Mountain Region Update Tristin Atkins, WSDOT Warren Hendrickson, AOPA Update on AOPA’s state and regional advocacy efforts

Some Accidents Happen – Most Are Caused Mike Adams, Vice President of Underwriting Avemco Insurance (details page 8)

Aviation Careers II: Identity Theft Trysh Olson, Wings Financial Credit Union There are measures you can take to reduce identity theft (see page 43 for details)

McChord AFB C-17 Local Flying Operations & the Civilian Aviator This briefing will bring awareness to the GA community in an effort to “share” the skies and prevent mid-air collisions.

Demystifying RNAV (GPS) Procedures Bruce Williams, author and flight instructor This presentation helps you understand the array of minimums and other important details associated with RNAV (GPS) approaches and departure procedures. (details page 18)

4:30 PM

Room C | Founders

Engine Longevity, Reliability and Oil Additives Randy Bibb ASL CamGuard

5:30 P.M. SHOW CLOSE –

Room A | South Foyer

Room B | Pioneer

Room D | Heritage

Room E | North Foyer

Keynote area

Lithium Batteries for GA Airplanes Kathy Nicoson, EarthX Frequently asked questions– “Are they safe?”, “Compatible with my engine?” – these and more will be addressed.

Meet the Examiner Howard Wolvington, 2014 National CFI of the Year, Designated Pilot Examiner (see page 19 for details)

Aviation Career III: Essential Tips to a Successful Airline Career Gordon Alvord, Rainier Flight (see page 43 for details)

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

Freezing Rain.....Take the Train! Mary Schu, CFI, DPE Hear a severe icing encounter involving quick decisions that resulted an emergency landing. What can pilots learn from this experience? What steps can we take to prevent a repeat.


(details page 16)

2017 NW AVIATION CONFERENCE SCHEDULE - SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 26 | 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 D | Heritage

Room E | North Foyer

Keynote Area

Weather III: Aircraft Icing Alex Dodd, Meteorologist, NWS Center Weather Service Unit, Auburn, Washington

TFR’s and Intercepts: Avoid a Fighter Escort LtCol Mike McMillin,NORAD Discover the #1 reason general aviation aircraft are intercepted and how to avoid it. In this action packed presentation you’ll learn practical steps to navigate Temporary Flight Restrictions (TFRs) and what to do if you are intercepted. Join NORAD fighter pilots in an informative and lively session that will keep you out of trouble, and off the evening news.

Helicopter Seminar | Mountain Operations Chris Horton, Chief Pilot Hillsboro Aero Academy Mountain and off Airport Operations, Chris Horton, Chief Hillsboro Aero Academy This exciting course is an introduction to the basics of off-airport operations and mountain flying, including wind finding techniques, approach profiles, and safety precautions.

CubCrafters Authorized Flight Training Ian Mortensen, TacAero Interested in Cub flying? Attend this session to learn what it takes as well as learn about training opportunities at this newly certified Cubcrafter facility.

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

Garmin 430/530, G1000, GTN and Avidyne Pro Tips Gary Reeves, ATP, MCFI, CFII, MEI Learn some easy and important tips about these common VFR and IFR navigation units and learn how to react quickly in emergencies. (See page 16 for details)

(See page 45 for details)

Seminar description page 38

11:30 AM Room A | South

2017PM FAT PNW 12:00 FlightAPlan Room | South 2017 Flight Above the PNW Flight Plan Join founder, Brice Van Baren, as he unveils new services for the PNW aviation community, and lists 2017 Flying events!

Room B | Pioneer

Room C Founders

Room D | Heritage

Room E | North


OVERVIEW: Basic Wilderness Survival for Pilots Neal White A condensed view of the personal survival kit, heat, food, shelter and food.

In the Chase for 100 Inverted Turns Spencer Suderman Sponsored by Int. Aerobatic Club Chapter 67 World record holder (of 98 inverted flat spins)shares his journey to reach a new Guinness World record. (See page 22 for details)

Drone Operations and the Path to Remote Pilot Certification David Ison, author, ERAU professor Sponsored by ASA

Slick Mag Inspection and Ignition Harness Joe Logie, Champion

Mountain Flying Jason Miller – CFI, FAAST Member, ASI AOPA Seminar Mountain meteorology, high altitude operations, high altitude physiology, and survival preparedness. You will learn as much as absolutely possible about the art and science of flying in the mountains safely. We believe an emphasis on survival planning is an important factor of your education if you plan to fly in mountainous terrain.

See page 19 for details

Ison will outline the process to obtain a Remote Pilot Certificate. This session is sponsored by Aviation Supplies & Academics, Inc.

Seminar description page 38

(See page 15 for details)

(See page 13 for details).

12:30 PM Washington Aviation Association AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS | Keynote Area 1:00 PM Room A | South

Room B | Pioneer

Room C | Founder

Room D | Heritage

Room E | North

Keynote Area

Weather Weather IV: Advanced Aviation Weather – Making More Sense of the Area Forecast Discussion Allen Kam, Meteorologist, NWS, Seattle, WA This seminar focuses primarily on weather theory and meteorologist weather jargon that would be helpful to a pilot. (See page 45 for details)

Search and Rescue & You Bruce Booker, SAR

Flying to Canada Howard Wolvington, DPE Guidance for pilots and aircraft owners planning a trip north of the border. (details page 20)

Explosive Decompression Confession Mary Schu, CFI, DPE

McChord AFB C-17 Local Flying Operations & the Civilian Aviator This briefing will bring awareness to the GA in an effort to “share” the skies and prevent collisions.

Realistic Spin Training for Typical GA Pilots Bruce Williams, author and flight instructor Focus on what pilots of GA aircraft should learn about stalls and spins, techniques to avoid common stall/ spin situations, and stop the loss-of-control before it develops into a spin. (details page 18)

What causes crashes? How can you increase chances of rescue? (details pg 8)

What to expect and how to safely react in the “ultimate unfriendly environment.” (details page 16)

2:30 PM Room B | Pioneer

Room C | Founder

Room D | Heritage

Room E | North

Keynote Area

Seaplanes 101 Steve McCaughey, Seaplane Pilots Association

Garmin Avionics for Experimental Aircraft Brian Hupe, Garmin A look at flight systems for experimental aircraft

GA in Alaska What you need to know about flying in the Last Frontier Adam White, Alaska Airmens Association (See page 12 for details)

Fun & Affordable Vintage Warbird Flying Dave Desmon, Cascade Warbirds | A panel discussion with experienced warbird owners and pilots. (See info below)

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

A condensed ground school that will prepare you to begin your seaplane rating. (See page 14)

Once the engine quits, it’s too late to prepare. We’ll take a systematic look at being prepared for an engine failure in a single engine airplane. After reviewing preflight planning, we’ll discuss how to prepare for when your engine fails and you do not have another one handy. (See page18 for details)

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


are dedicated to maintaining vintage military aircraft for public display as a way of educating people about history and honoring those who designed, built, maintained and flew these aircraft in defense of their countries. Together, those members own approximately 135 vintage former military aircraft. You do not need to be a pilot to belong to Cascade Warbirds – many members enjoy being around warbirds and helping to “Keep ‘em Flying” in many ways – organizing, photography, writing, presentations and more. Learn more at Sunday’s seminar or visit them in booth #620. 2:30 PM – SUN, FEB 26 | North Foyer

Fun & Affordable Vintage Warbird Flying


Panel discussion with several warbird owners and pilots. They will profile a number of popular warbird aircraft, discuss their attributes, history, and what they are like to own, fly and operate. They will also discuss their personal reasons for Municipal Airport wanting toRenton fly warbirds, how to get into warbird aviation, and will have time for questions and answers from aspiring warbird enthusiasts.

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PAUL F. DYE Mr. Dye is well-known as a risk-management specialist, and advises designers and builders – as well as pilots – on ways to build and operate aircraft with greater margins of safety.

Complete a Bachelor of Science in Aviation in 2.5 years. Charter College Aviation can prepare you for a commercial pilot career faster than a traditional aviation program using the flexibility of online curriculum. • Part 141 rotor and fixed wing flight school partners throughout the country • Financial aid and scholarship resources available for those who qualify • Veterans’ education benefits available at most locations • Job placement assistance for all graduates

He does extensive product development testing for a number of avionics and airframe accessory manufacturers serving the experimental market. He has a Commercial Pilot license, and routinely crisscrosses the United States in his RV for both business and pleasure.

Classes begin every 10 weeks. | 866.313.5467

SUNDAY | February 26, 2:30 PM | Heritage Room

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What you Need to Know about Flying in the Last Frontier Adam White, Past President of the Alaska Airmen’s Association

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


Mr. Dye has owned a number of aircraft over the years, and is currently deeply involved in the Experimental Aircraft movement. He is flying an RV-8 that he built himself, as well as an RV-6. He and his wife finished building an RV-3 in 2012, and have flown it from coast to coast and from the gulf of Mexico to the Canadian border. In 2016, they finished a Dream Tundra bush plane, using it to reach backcountry strips. He is an EAA technical Counselor and Flight Advisor, and serves on the EAA Homebuilder’s Advisory Council.

Mr. Dye shares his airpark home near Carson City, Nevada with his wife Louise Hose, a Geology professor, internationally known cave explorer, and also a pilot. Their aircraft feed their love of travel and exploration, enabling them to be anywhere in the US with a single day’s travel. He is a Fellow of the Explorer’s Club and a NASA Alumni. Always a prolific writer, Paul Dye has been a frequent contributor to type-club newsletters and web sites for many years. After retiring from NASA, he became Editor in Chief for Kitplanes Magazine, a publication dedicated to supporting the experimental aircraft industry. He attends most of the large aviation meetings and fly-ins around the United States, test flies aircraft for individuals and for magazine evaluations, and enjoys speaking to aviation and civic organizations on a variety of topics related to aviation.

Drone Operations and the Path to Remote Pilot Certification Dr. David Ison Co-Author, Remote Pilot Test Prep Co-Author, Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems Guide Room D | Heritage Saturday, February 25th, 11:45 am Sunday, February 26th, 11:30 am presented by Aviation Supplies & Academics, Inc. Gold Level Sponsor, Booth 624–625

Training Starts Here. KEYNOTE SEMINAR

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


Dr. David C. Ison

author & assistant professor of aeronautics and research chair at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – Worldwide 11:45 AM – SAT, FEB 25 11:30 AM – SUN, FEB 26 Heritage Room Drone Operation & the Path to Remote Pilot Certification

The utility and benefits of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) are emerging and being recognized across the aviation industry. While this technology is not new, the ability to support domestic public and private operators is becoming better understood and opening up new uses to government organizations and commercial enterprise. Operating a drone for non-hobby operations requires a Remote Pilot Certificate. You must successfully complete the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Knowledge Exam to earn a Remote Pilot Certificate with a Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) rating. In this session Dr. Ison will outline the process as well as discuss safe and responsible drone operation. Dr. Ison is author and contributor to ASA’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems Test Prep as well as author of of the Dispatcher Oral Exam Guide and soon to come Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems book.

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


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

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

SPEAKERS | Continued Steve McCaughey

Executive Director, Seaplane Pilots Association 9:15 AM – SAT, FEB 25 North Foyer The Ultimate Off Road Adventure: Flying Seaplanes

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

2:30 PM – SUN, FEB 26 Pioneer Room Seaplanes 101: Start Here

This informative workshop will provide 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.

STEVE MCCAUGHEY has been the Executive Director of the Seaplane Pilots Association since 2011, and comes from a highly diverse background in aviation. Known for his unquenchable thirst for everything related to flying - his

aviation adventures and experiences have taken him from Alaska to Australia, and everywhere in between. He served with the US Air Force Special Operations Command working the amazing AC-130 Gunship, and has spent the majority of his flying time in “Strangebirds” meaning tailwheel, seaplanes, aerobatic aircraft, warbirds and the like. Steve has been instrumental in creating a Seaplane Rating Scholarship program, working with organizations such as RAF and AOPA to save seaplane access and has created an app for SPA members listing seaplane landing areas, flight schools, and destinations.

Jason Miller

CFI, Aviation Safety Institute, AOPA Presenter 10:30 AM – SAT, FEB 25 | Keynote Area Nontowered Case Studies: What Went Wrong?

An AOPA Air Safety Institute presentation. Flying at nontowered fields is a balancing act. Especially on busy days, it demands concentration, communication, sharp eyes, solid stick-and-rudder skills, and the ability to improvise at a moment’s notice. Sometimes the margin for error can be very slim. With that in mind, this new seminar turns a spotlight on real-life accidents in the nontowered environment.


Together with our expert presenters, you’ll play the role of accident investigator—starting at the crash scene and working backwards through physical evidence, eyewitness testimony, and other leads to figure out what went wrong, and why.

11:30 AM – SUN, FEB 26 Keynote Area Mountain Flying

This seminar teaches pilots about mountain meteorology, high altitude operations, high altitude physiology, and survival preparedness. You will learn as much as absolutely possible about the art and science of flying in the mountains safely. We believe an emphasis on survival planning is an important factor of your education if you plan to fly in mountainous terrain. JASON MILLER is a Certified Flight Instrument Instructor with more than 18 years of aviation experience and thousands of hours of instruction given. Jason is a member of the FAA safety team, an instructor for AOPA’s Air Safety Institute and was nominated by the FAA for the 2009 Flight Instructor of the Year Award.“I am passionate about developing systems that help pilots become safer and more efficient,” says Miller.


Using his background as a performer and experience on the flight line, Jason created The Finer Points – Aviation Podcast, one of the most recognized and well respected aviation podcasts in the world. The Finer Points of Flying is an online flight school which combines knowledge from expert CFI, Jason Miller, with technology to provide you with a more efficient and effective flight training experience. The critically acclaimed podcast has delivered more than three million flight training files to pilots all over the world.

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12:15 PM – SAT FEB 25 | Founders Room How to Avoid a Violation Using a GoPro

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MOHR is an ATP pilot and flight instructor as well as an IA mechanic. Currrently with his company, FlightFlix, he is working with the FAA and a DER / DAR to find solutions that will allow use of cameras in a positive manner, versus forcing the FAA to add regulations.

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ATP, Master Flight Instructor, Chief Safety Officer - 2:15 PM – SAT FEB 25 | 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 it is even illegal in much of Europe! 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.

10:15 AM – SUN FEB 26 Keynote Area Garmin 430/530, G1000. GTN and Avidyne Pro Tips

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GARY REEVES has over 5,500 hours in over 50 different aircraft including turbo-prop, and turbofan most of which as an instructor. A 2014 Flight Instructor and FAA Safety Team Member of the Year, he is a 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). Thank you Gary for supporting this event with assistance in coordinating the WINGS Credit program.


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WSDOT Aviation Planner 2:15 PM – SAT FEB 25 South Foyer WSDOT “Fly Washington” Passport Program Preview An overview of the statewide incentive program that is currently under development. Included will be an introduction to how the program works, examples of the associated awards, information for potential sponsors, as well as a preview to a Washington State flight planning tool developed out of the planning for this program.

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4:30 PM – SAT FEB 25 Keynote Area 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.

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9:15 AM | SAT, FEB 25 Keynote Area Runway incursion: Be Clear, Be Visible, and Be In the Right Place

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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.

Hear the details of surviving a front windscreen blowout at 19,000 feet in Colorado in the winter from someone who’s been there, done that, and nearly lost the T-shirt out the window! Learn what to expect and how to safely react in the “ultimate unfriendly environment”.

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2:30 PM | SUN, FEB 26 Keynote Area The Engine Failure: When you only have one

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


SUMMERS’ flying career began as a US Army helicopter pilot. He transferred to the US Air Force and flew KC-135s. He piloted the US Air Force Academy’s Wings of Blue parachute team and was an instructor pilot at the Academy. In 1997, Johnny was recognized as the FAA National Aviation Safety Counselor of the Year. He is a FAA DPE, aviation consultant and holds a PhD in Professional Aeronautics. He is a captain with Alaska Airlines.

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1:00 PM – SAT FEB 25 | Keynote Area General Aviation and the NTSB Most Wanted List

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Survival Instructor 10:30 AM – SAT FEB 25 | Pioneer Room Part I: Survival Kits, Signaling & Navigation

Experience South Puget Sound

This seminar will cover the recommended items to include in a personal survival kit. White will address signaling devices to include: ELT’s, Personal Beacons, flares, signal mirrors & improvised signal devices as well as identify the principals of land navigation to include; celestial navigation, situational awareness & and the use of a Sylva compass.

11:45 AM – SAT FEB 25 | Pioneer Room Part II: Protection from the Elements

This seminar will identify methods of heat loss and the “COLD” principles for clothing and address the construction techniques of shelters used in a desert, temperate, rain forest and arctic environment. And finally, the principals of the fire triangle and “Firecraft.”

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2:15 PM – SAT FEB 25 | Pioneer Room Part III | Water and Food Procurement

Neal White, Survival Instructor In this third and final installment, White will identify water requirements and the symptoms of various stages of dehydration. Session includes a examination of water sources, filtering and purifying water and will address food procurement to include cooking and preserving food. Survey of poisonous plants to avoid and how to do the edibility test.

11:30 PM – SUN FEB 26 | Pioneer Room OVERVIEW of Basic Wilderness Survival Techniiques & Tips

We’ll discuss recommended items for a personal survival kit. We will address signaling devices to include; ELT’s, flares, signal mirrors, and improvised signally devices. We’ll discuss: heat loss, the “COLD” principal & shelters. We’ll address the fire triangle and “Firecraft”. We will cover food & water procurement. And finally, poisonous plants and the edibility test WHITE retired as the Superintendent of Academic Training for the Air Force Survival School. He taught survival for: NATO’s Ridge Runner, Jungle Thunder in the Philippines, the State Department’s evaluator for the Argentine Air Force Survival School, and taught survival to NASA astronauts. During his career, he has taught survival to over sixty four thousand students. The WAA welcomes Mr. White to the 2017 event. No pre-registration necessary for this series.

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SPEAKERS Bruce Williams

Flight instructor, president, BruceAir 3:30 PM – SAT FEB 25 | Keynote Area Demystifying RNAV (GPS) Procedure

Most instrument-rated pilots today fly with GPS, but many folks remain confused about RNAV (GPS) approaches and departure procedures. This presentation helps you understand the array of minimums and other important details associated with these procedures, using examples from the Pacific Northwest. Williams shares useful techniques that can help you set up and fly GPS-based approaches and departures regardless of the avionics that you use.

1:00 PM – SUN FEB 26 | Keynote Realistic Spin Training for Typical GA Pilots

Focus on what pilots of GA aircraft should learn about stalls and spins, techniques to avoid common stall/spin situations, and stop the lossof-control before it develops into a spin. WILLIAMS has been a pilot and aviation writer since the early 1970s. His experience with Microsoft Flight Simulator included consult-

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ing with leading aviation organizations and teaching how to use Flight Simulator as a training aid. Wililams now operates BruceAir LLC full time, developing training materials and topics for pilots and instructors. He is a flight instructor –specializing in technically advanced aircraft, simulator instruction, stall/ spin/upset recovery and aerobatics. Williams is a long term speaker & mentor of the NWAC, thank you for your continued support.

Howard Wolvington 4:30 PM – SAT FEB 25 | Pioneer Room Meet the Examiner

This seminar will provide an overview of the FAA Practical Test (checkride) and common problems along with tips for a successful test. The presentation will also cover the new Airman Certification Standards (ACS) which have replaced the Practical Test Standards (PTS) for the Private Pilot Certificate and the Instrument Rating. It will provide guidance for applicants and flights instructors as to how training and preparation need to change for an applicant to have a successful practical test with the ACS.

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1:00 PM – SUN FEB 26 | Founder Room 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. Wolvington recently became a Designated Pilot Examiner.

Call Auburn “Home.”

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

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Spencer enjoys producing videos about flying that give the viewer a sense of being in the cockpit going along for the ride! Check out Spencer’s videos on Youtube

When not flying Spencer works in IT within the entertainment industry and lives in Southern California with his wife, children, and two dogs. His educational background While working on his instrument rat- includes an MBA from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and ing, Spencer discovered that aerobata bachelors degree from the State ics are amazingly fun and quickly University of New York. Education lost interest in merely flying straight is the most important pursuit any and level. After attending numerous aerobatic contests in the Super Decath- human can undertake and Spencer speaks from experience when enlon aerobatic trainer (rented from a local flight school) he moved up to the couraging young people to pursue high performance Pitts S-2B. He’s been learning with passion. performing in air shows since 2006 and the plane was dubbed the “Meteor 11:30 AM – SUN FEB 25 Pitts” because it shoots across the sky Founder Room with its unique hot rod style flame paint scheme. In the Chase for 100 Spencer’s air show performance uniquely showcases the capabilities of the Meteor Pitts Biplane with Intense gyroscopic maneuvers like the Double Hammerhead and the Inverted Flat Spin with its signature corkscrew smoke trail as the plane drops towards the ground at over 6000 feet per minute spinning like a Frisbee! Spencer enjoys entertaining the audience with this amazing airplane. His enthusiasm for flight is infectious and he’s proud of the people that have been motivated to get involved in aviation.


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Below is area lodging options - please contact establishments for availability and current rates. Puyallup: Fairfield Inn & Suites | 253-770-3100 Holiday Inn Express | 253-848-4900 Hampton Inn & Suites | 253-770-8880 mention the “puyallup fair” Best Western Plaza | 253-848-1500 Motel Puyallup | 253-845-8825 NW Motor Inn | 253-841-2600 Auburn: Best Western | 253-887-7600 Travelodge Suites | 866-871-2434


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Center to provide a shuttle service from Pierce County Airport/ Thun Field (PLU) to the Conference facility. Contact Spencer at 253848-9349 for shuttle information. The Pierce County Airport (PLU), #200, is 5.5 miles from the Conference.

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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 get you there. Free to AOPA members or join AOPA to waive the non-member registration fee of $69 and get all the benefits of an AOPA membership for one year. (The seminar registration fee does not include the $5.00 conference admission fee.) Note: Register online at

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Flying at nontowered fields is a balancing act that demands concentration, communication, sharp eyes, solid stick-and-rudder skills, and the ability to improvise at a moment’s notice. This new seminar turns a spotlight on real-life accidents in the nontowered environment. You’ll play the role of accident investigator to figure out what went wrong, and why. 3:30 – 4:30 PM ROOM A | SOUTH FOYER WSDOT Aviation & AOPA NW Mountain Region Updates Tristin Atkins - WSDOT Aviation Director Warren Hendrickson – AOPA NW Mountain Regional Manager

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228 Power Flow Systems, Inc. 1585 Aviation Center Pkwy #605 Daytona Beach, FL 32114 877- 693-7356

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THE SECOND ANNUAL NORTHWEST REGIONAL AVIATION MAINTENANCE COMPETITION NW AVIATION CONFERENCE & TRADE SHOW | FEB 25, 2017 Each year, attendees approach us with great ideas for next year’s show. Seminar topics, speaker wish lists, location and display suggestions – the ideas are limitless. In 2015 we were approached with the idea of hosting a Aviation Maintenance Competition. Amidst the usual bustle we were approached by Dan Moore, professor from Big Bend Community College, representing a consortium of aircraft maintenance schools in WA State collectively known as the Fighting 147’s. They proposed a “college maintenance competition” at the 2016 Conference. The competition’s purpose was to provide opportunities for aviation maintenance students to test their combined abilities against those of their peers. The concept fit well within the WAA’s education mandates – so in 2016 – with the dedication of a collection of amazing volunteers, the first annual Northwest Regional Aviation Maintenance Competition got its beginnings. Working closely with participating aviation colleges, volunteer, John Hansen, formulated a list of “tasks” for each college team. Each school brought components to build these tasks. Tasks included electrical connectors, FAR and data research, hardware identification, hydraulics, rigging,

wiring, and troubleshooting. Judging was based upon safety, workmanship, speed and professional appearance. The WAA pledged to cover furnishings, a first place prize ($500) and trophy costs. The support offered by show vendors was wonderful. Within hours of tsending out a plea for assistance, long time vendor and Silver Level Event Sponsor, Aircraft Spruce, called to simply say, “This is something we would like to support. What can we do?” In 2016, event sponsor, Alaska Airlines donated five return FAI/SEA tickets to sponsor the entire UAF team to attend. Whelen Engineering donated $900 worth of lighting for the uniquely designed trophy that will travel with the winning team each year. “Thank you for kicking off the 1st Annual NW Regional Aviation Maintenance Competition. It was a joy to see this come together,” remarked Kim Alexander, Aviation Dean from South Seattle College, “during my atten- 36


First place trophy (and $500) awarded to SPOKANE COMMUNITY COLLEGE. Second & third (and $375) awarded to CLOVER PARK TECHNICAL COLLEGE.

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dance on Saturday, I was able to explain what was happening to a lot of attendees. It was really good for the students to compete.� The 2017 Competition will again be hosted on site at the Northwest Aviation Conference, Saturday, February 25 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. 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. In 2017, there are six participating schools: 1. South Seattle Community College, Seattle, WA (David Bennett) 2. Everett Community College, Everett, WA (Bert Davis) 3. Clover Park Technical College South Hill Campus, Puyallup, WA (Phil Vick) 4. Big Bend Community College, Moses Lake, WA (Erik Borg) 5. Spokane Community College, Spokane, WA (Andy Dodson) 6. Lane Community College, Eugene, OR (Neal Gallagher) There will be eight 4-person competition teams. Team members are first or second year Aircraft Maintenance Technology students currently enrolled to earn an FAA Airframe and Powerplant mechanic license. With this certification they will be authorized to maintain, repair, service and inspect fixed-wing or rotary-wing aircraft. These students represent future

aircraft mechanics, whose profession demands a high degree of skill, knowledge and integrity to provide safe and reliable aircraft, at any hour of every day, to support a variety of air operations, such as business, recreation, public transportation, cargo, fire fighting, air ambulance, search and rescue, just to name a few. Competition Activities Each is a 30-minute timed event. 1. Written Knowledge Exam 2. Safety Wire 3. Fabricate flexible fluid line 4. Balance Flight Control Surface 5. Measure Cable Tension 6. Magneto Removal And Install 7. Fabricate solid lines 8. Form 337 Entry In 2017, judging will be provided with the support of volunteers from Boeing. Thank you! After competing, the top three teams with the best score overall will receive monetary awards as well as the trophy, plaques and prizes donated by exhibitors at the Conference. This support includes the donation of gift cards from Aircraft Spruce & Specialty ($375); a case of AMT Handbooks from Concorde Battery Corporation; Prepware 2017 - AMT Comprehensive preparation and study software (value $400) from Gold Level Sponsor, Aviation Supplies & Academics and even one-year subscription for ALL participants in the competition from to General Aviation News. The Museum of Flight has donated admission tickets for all the participants. Thank you! The WAA is honored to host this fantastic event. Thank you to all the enthusiastic individuals who will make this event fun and successful. Especially thank you to Patrick Murphy, prior A&P instructor, and Andy Dodson, Spokane Community College, for your ready and unconditional support in coordinating this event.




2017 IA RENEWAL SEMINARS With 400+ exhibitors we are fortunate to have access to the wide knowledge base of National industry and government experts. Each year our team designs a series of FAA approved seminars. Saturday’s sessions will allow for eight hours refresher requirements. Additional hours available Sunday. SATURDAY, FEB 25

10:15 AM

3:30 PM

Mike Kobylik, Electroair Discussion on piston engine ignition theory, how an electronic ignition can improve performance of piston engines, installation tips on installing an electronic ignition and troubleshooting procedures.

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.

Electronic Ignition Systems for Certified Aircraft

9:00 AM

Aircraft Vibration Analysis Oxygen Safety & Component and Dynamic Propeller Balancing Maintenance 8:00 AM | Founders Room

11:30 AM

Steve Sennett, RPX Technologies Inc. John Barone, Shaw Aerox LLC – DynaVibe Aerox will cover the affects of alti- What are the causes of aircraft tude on human and the importance vibration and the approved methof a properly maintained oxygen ods of reducing vibration through system. Barone will outline gaseous vibration analysis and dynamic oxygen system types, chemical balancing? This seminar will cover oxygen systems, oxygen delivery aircraft vibrations, effects on methods, constant flow mask main- aircraft, passengers, crew, vibration tenance, diluter/demand system terminology, and the procedures maintenance, as well as procedures and benefits of dynamic balancfor handling fires and emergencies. ing.

Landing Gear Maintenance and Installation

Tom Anderson, Landing Gear Works In this seminar attendees will learn about ways to identify and find solutions to problems with main gear, nose gear and tail gear for Cessna 120 thru 206. Attendees will also learn about tailwheel modifications for the Cessna Series 180/185/188 and the benefits of titanium main landing gear certified for the Cessna 180 and 185. 1:30 PM

Corrosion Prevention and Control

Mark Pearson, Lear Chemical Research Corporation /ACF-50 Technical presentation, covering effective corrosion control of aviation components using thin-film water displacement compounds. 2:30 PM

Proper Break in Procedure on the Brake Linings and Brake Discs

Ben McNamara, Aviation Products Systems, Inc. Proper break in on the brake linings and brake disc. McNamara will discuss the different types of brake systems, adherent and abrasive, and specific unique break in procedure.


Spark Plug Design and Maintenance

4:30 PM

Engine Longevity, Reliability and Oil Additives

Randy Bibb, ASL CamGuard Discussion on engine failure modes as seen by the largest Aviation machine shop in the USA, Aircraft Specialties Services of Tulsa, Oklahoma. Mr. Bibb is an accomplished pilot with over 4,000 hours logged in many types of aircraft, both propeller and corporate jets.


10:15 AM | North Foyer

Maintenance & Inspection of Standard and Tuned Exhaust Systems

Darren Tilman, Power Flow Systems, Inc. The program will go into detail showing several common exhaust designs as found on certified and homebuilt aircraft. Discussion on common maintenance issues and problem areas. Design theory, installation and inspection. 11:30 AM | North Foyer

Magnetos, Wiring harnesses and Spark Plugs

Joe Logie, Champion Aerospace This sessions covers the Slick Mag 500 hour inspection including maintenance manual updates and most recent SB’s as well as ignition harness maintenance.

IA CERTIFICATE NOTES: Saturday, February 25- 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 38




5th Annual Northwest Aviation Career Forum

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24 | 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM WA State Fair & Events Center, Puyallup, WA $45/person includes lunch and admission to Saturday/Sunday’s events. Parking is free.

Interested in a career in aviation? Want to fly planes? Would you like the opportunity to network with colleges, aviation training facilities and airlines? These, and more, are just a few of the questions that can be answered at the NW Aviation Career Forum hosted Friday prior to the NW Aviation Conference & Trade Show. In 2017 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, diContinued next page


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vided 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. In 2016, the event brought together over 750 attendees from all over the US. 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, “It does so much good for our aviation program and brings excitement into the often slow winter training time,” Remboldt wrote, “we are working towards incorporating the event into our academic year.” 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. Creating a lot of interest at the 2017 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 2017 Alaska Airlines has a variety of representatives participating in all of the Forum tracks – including two chief pilots. Alaska Airlines is now a Gold Level Sponsor of the event and will be exhibiting in booths #109-111 over the weekend. To allow the opportunity to network and participate in

the seminars, pre-registered attendees who meet with specific airlines are given priority through registration date and are notified by text when their Meet & Greet time is pending. Texting eliminate lines and allows a more quality experience for attendees. Traveling from as far as London and as near as Seattle – over sixteen airlines have registered at the 2017 Forum. Many are accepting pilot and mechanic resumes and some will conduct preliminary interviews on site. In all, over fifty speakers have volunteered to present at the Forum on Friday, Feb 24.

The Career Forum will be hosted Friday, February 24 the day prior to the NW Aviation Conference (8 am-3 pm) at the Washington State Fair & Events Center, Puyallup, WA. Cost is $45/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 360-4275599 or visit

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2017 NW AVIATION CAREER FORUM SCHEDULE - FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24 | 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM 8:30 AM CHECK-IN OPENS Parking FREE, Blue Lot | Proceed through Blue Gate on Meridian Ave | Pre-registered guests stop at INFO booth near entrance to receive badge packages (airline Meet & Greet verify cell number for texting on-site). Proceed to Keynote & exhibit area. 9:00 AM | KEYNOTE AREA | WELCOME & INTRODUCTION Tips on how to get the most out of this event and discuss the communication, networking and resource gathering that is is at the center of this event’s philosophy. The Forum is designed to offer industry professionals, who may be new to the industry, or in a transition phase of their career, an opportunity for learning and networking. Perfect for those who are looking for inside information that may give them that competitive edge in the hiring process. Knowledge is Power! 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM Room A | South

AVIATION CAREERS Pilot Careers & Qualifications TacAero Join us for a candid discussion on certificates, skill sets and training necessary to become employed and be successful in your aviation goals. Aviation professionals will share their journey and answer questions – what to avoid, challenges and victories.

Room B | Pioneer

AVIATION MAINTENANCE: Maintenance Insights Patrick Murphy | Moderator Considering a maintenance career? Currently training and wondering what’s your next step? 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.

Room C | Founders

THE MILITARY PATH: Aviation Careers with the Military Morgan Lawrence | Moderator Get straight answers about the military path to an aviation career. Forum speakers represent current military aviators, veterans, ROTC,recruiters and even civilian airline pilots who work with military pilots. This session will help you make the decision right for you and your goals and discuss the pros and cons.

Room D | Heritage

JOB READINESS WORKSHOP: Skills, Resumes and Social Media Joanne Lee | Workforce Readiness Director Society of Human Resource Management What are employers looking for in ideal candidates? Develop a resume that will generate results and stand out in today’s job market! Use social media as part of a comprehensive strategy to boost your professional presence and short cuts to online aviation job resources.

Keynote Area

AIRLINE PANEL: Regional Opportunities Gordon Alvord | Rainier Flight We know the minimums but what are regional airlines looking for in applicants? Hear it directly from representatives from attending airlines. Compare salaries, hiring incentives, benefits and flow through paths. Panel will offer insights & suggestions for success. Q & A

10:30 AM – 11:00 AM FORUM BREAK | Visit exhibitors 11:00 AM - 12:00 AM Room A | South

AVIATION EDUCATION Get Your Career Started Faster With Online Education Kyle Beebe | Charter College This seminar will explore different online education options and how Charter College’s accelerated Associate and Bachelor degree programs can help you achieve your aviation career goals faster than ever before!

Room B | Pioneer

ROTOR CAREERS Helicopter Pilot Careers Hillsboro Aero Academy Intersted in flying search and rescue or firefighting operations? The competition for these action-packed helicopter pilot jobs is high. Hillsboro Aero Academy will explain how you can become a helicopter pilot in the career you want and outline the costs, certificates and qualifications necessary to achieve your goals.

Room C Founders

MILITARY TRANSITION: Make the Civilian Jump Morgan Lawrence | Moderator The session will examine the ratings necessary to sucessfully get the most out of your current training and what certificates and ratings are necessary to transition to employment in maintenance and pilot careers with air ambulance, law enforcement flying,fire & utility flyng as well as commercial air carriers.

Room D | Heritage

JOB READINESS WORKSHOP: Application & Interviewing Tips Joanne Lee | Workforce Readiness Director Society of Human Resource Management Sell your skills and abilities at the interview and find out if the job and company are right for you.Learn how to prepare for the job interview, how to display confidence and answer common interview questions.


ALASKA AIRLINES: Q & A with Alaska Airlines Team John Swedburg, BBCC, Faculty Emeritus, Moderator; Chief Pilot John Hornibrook, Alaska Airlines Forget the “airline gouge” – attend this session for a discussion on Alaska’s hiring projections, future growth, pilot expectations.

12:00 – 1:15 PM HOT BUFFET LUNCH SERVED | Visit exhibitors 1:15 P.M. - 2:15 PM Room A | South

AVIATION EDUCATION Choosing your Training Path Gordon Alvord | Rainier Flight Local school or college? Part 61 or 141? This lively discussion will offer insight into this competitive industry and offer tips on how you can set yourself ahead of the crowd. Open Forum, Q/A.

Room B | Pioneer

AVIATION MAINTENANCE: Options for Employment Representaives from area aviation facilities will discuss qualifications and training specific to long term employment at their facilities. What is the right choice for you? It’s not all about good income prospects – be confident in choices that are good for your life balance.

Room C | Founder

MILITARY TRANSITION: Military Pilot to Airline Pilot Active Duty, Reserves and veterans of all branches of military service have an opportunity to network with airlines. Representatives from airlines will answer questions on hiring projections and what a competitive candidate can do to make the transition to a civilian air carrier.


Room D | Heritage

TRAINING OPPORTUNITY: Horizon/HAA Pilot Program Hillsboro Aero Academy Through a unique partnership with HAA, Horizon has created a Pilot Development Program which offers $7500 stipends to students to assist with flight training costs. Upon completion of their training, these students will receive a job offer from Horizon Air.

Keynote Area

AIRLINE TOPICS: Getting & Keeping the Job Johnny Summers, ERAU, Alaska Air Now that you’ve had the opportunity to meet the airlines – what if they call you back? What to expect in the process, how to be most effective in your networking. How do you set yourself above all the other candidates and make the best impression.



AVIATION CAREERS INFO WORKSHOP 2:15 PM – 5:30 PM, FEB 25 | Heritage Room

Career pilot? Interested in a career in aviation? Parent or student wanting to learn more about opportunities available but unable to attend Friday’s full day NW Aviation Career Forum? Building upon the success of Friday’s Northwest Aviation Career Forum, this three part Workshop extends the scope and provides a taste of the Forum for conference attendees to Saturday’s schedule. 2:15 PM | FEB 25 Room D | Heritage Room

Aviation Education and Training Options

Aviation College Panel In this first session aviation educators will explore options available for a career in aviation from airport operations and military aviation to bush flying and airline careers. This session provides an excellent opportunity for students and parents, as well as new or transitioning careers, to ask questions, examine path options and be inspired to take the next step.

3:30 PM | FEB 25 Room D | Heritage Room

Identity Theft

Trysh Olson, Wings Financial Credit Union, Bronze Level Sponsor

In this session Olson will address the importance of financial literacy when pursuing your career goals. According to, about 2 in 5 Americans have either been a victim of identity theft or know someone who has been. Identity theft occurs when someone steals your personal information and uses it to obtain credit, commit fraud or other crimes. This fraud may involve your computer, mail, financial institution information, or medical records. Identity theft can be one of the most shocking and events to ever

happen to you. Fortunately, there are many preventative measures you can take to substantially reduce the chance of identity theft occurring and steps you can take to minimize damage if you do become a victim. TRYSH OLSON is the Education and Youth Programs Manager with Wings Financial Credit Union. She has been in the credit union industry for the past 22 years, 14 of which has been spent with Wings. Prior to accepting the Education and Youth Programs Manager position, she specialized in the Collection industry helping members re-establish their personal finances to achieve financial independence.

4:30 PM | FEB 25 Room D | Heritage

Tips to a Successful Career in Aviation Gordon Alvord | Rainier Flight

Presentation designed to give career pilots insight to successful interviews. What are the airlines looking for in thir pilots? How can you make yourself shine above all other candidates? Gordon and his team routinely coach job applicants on their journey to their dream job. Attend this insight to receive that one piece of advice or tip that can make the difference in your career. Visit Rainier Flight in booths #415 – 417 for more information on this session.

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Washington Aviation Association Anti-Drug & Alcohol Consortium Flying Companion Seminar 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM SAT, FEB 25 Hosted off-site at the Spencer Aircraft Facility at Pierce County Airport

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 Greater Seattle Chapter of 99s instructors, attendees will leave the seminar with new tools to take on their next flight:

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

HOW DOES IT WORK? an approved lab and Medical 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

on the random numbers drawn each quarter. If an employee has been selected for a drug/al-

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

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


must have no prior notice of his/her selection but is required

very infrequently, just depends

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

Cost to attend is $49.50. Space is limited and advance registration required at 253-638-1679 or visit to register online.

Membership has its privledges 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


Encourage a united industry and strengthen legislative representation

the industry and build a stable and prosperous future. Membership is open to everyone including non-pilots and non-Washington residents.

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.

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

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Why join? √ ADVOCACY for Northwest aviators √ DISCOUNTS on fuel, services, airport

dining, swag and more √ FREE OR DISCOUNTED ADMISSION to WAA events including the NW Aviation Conference and Workshops or Forums √ Local Northwest MEMBER-TO-MEMBER communication and networking √ Member only events opportunities

√ Free ON COURSE subscription √ Access online to MEMBERS ONLY

2017 WEATHER WORKSHOP SEMINARS 2:15 PM Saturday, FEB 25 North Foyer Pilot Reports: Weather Reporting For All, By All

David Bieger | Meteorologist-InCharge, NWS Center Weather Service Unit, co-located with Seattle ARTCC How many times have you been flying and encountered a weather hazard you simply weren’t expecting? Or perhaps you were expecting it, but conditions were better, or worse, than forecast. Did you wonder to yourself if somebody else had flown through that same hazard but failed to pass it along to the controllers working the sector? Pilot reports of weather conditions in flight are used by many agencies and industries to provide timely, relevant, accurate and consistent aviation weather services to enhance the safe and efficient operation of the National Airspace System.  However, many times those reports don’t make it to the rest of the aviation community.  Sometimes it’s due to an error in the dissemination system.  Other times it’s because the report is treated as if it’s proprietary and not shared outside the local operations environment.  This seminar on pilot reports will discuss these issues, and more, and will provide an outline of what elements go into a PIREP and how to properly organize and submit a PIREP.  The seminar will also provide attendees with resources to help become Weather Ready.    BIEGER leads a cadre of experienced aviation meteorologists providing impact-based support services to a wide range of air traffic managers.  Previously, Mr. Bieger served as an aviation meteorologist at the Aviation Weather Center in Kansas City.  Mr. Bieger served 13 years as an Air Force weather officer leading diverse teams in support for aviation, range, and space operations.  Mr. Bieger holds a Bachelor of Science degree and a Masters of Science degree.

Dodd will discuss ways to avoid icing in the air, and self-briefing tools available on the internet so that you will be aware of any potential for icing before you make a flight plan. This presentation is intended for pilots, & those with an interest in aviation & aircraft icing.

4:30 PM Saturday, Feb 25 North Foyer Warm Season Hazards of the Inland Northwest

Steven Van Horn, Meteorologist, National Weather Service, Spokane, WA Summer time convection will often times develop into thunderstorms that are capable of producing lightning, large hail, damaging winds, and, in rare cases, tornadoes across the Inland Northwest. Hail and winds are the primary threats with severe thunderstorms early in the summer then transition to more damaging wind producing storms as the area dries out. Strong convective events have produced vast squall lines producing walls of dust that travel hundreds of miles across the Columbia Basin.  Hazards will be discussed as well as how to better prepare for upcoming convective events by utilizing ground observations, upper air soundings, and satellite and radar data.

DODD has been with the National Weather Service for 9 years, with 4 additional years of experience in the private sector. Before starting at the Seattle Air Route Traffic Control Center, he was Aviation Focal Point at the Eureka, California, forecast office. Alex was born and raised near Rochester, NY, and graduated from Brockport State in 2003.

1:00 PM Sunday, February 26 South Foyer Advanced Aviation Weather – Making Sense of the Area Forecast Discussion

forecast weather discussion prepared four times per day by each of the 122 US NWS Weather Forecast Offices. Seminar focuses on basic weather theory about fronts and their connection to upper level troughs and how to find them on weather forecast charts. Some of the weather jargon explained includes the significance of onshore/ offshore flow, pressure gradients, the various computer models used in forecasting and referenced in the AFD.   KAM has been a meteorologist with the NWS for over 30 years, with the majority at the Seattle Forecast Office. He has been the Aviation Focal Point the entire time in Seattle as well as the liaison with Seattle Flight Service until it closed in 2010.  Allen earned his private pilot license in 1983.  He received a B.S. in Atmospheric Sciences from the University of Washington in 1984.

Allen Kam, Meteorologist, National Weather Service, Seattle, WA

This 1.5 to 2 hour seminar focuses on weather theory and meteorologist weather jargon that would be helpful to a pilot in making greater sense of the Area Forecast Discussion (AFD), a unique blog-like current and

VAN HORN has a Masters Degree in Atmospheric Science from the University of California Los Angeles. He was hired on as a Meteorologist Intern at the Spokane Weather Forecast Office in 2009 and then promoted to a Journey Forecaster in 2012.  Steven has completed numerous projects aimed in improving forecast accuracy and severe weather operations through postmortem event analysis.



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Booth # 629 CESSNA Production, Sales & Service of Landing Gear & Tailwheels FAA PMA PQ5262NM

10:15 AM Sunday, FEB 26 South Foyer Aircraft Icing

TITANIUM Main Landing Gear C-180/185

Alex Dodd, Meteorologist, NWS Center Weather Service Unit, co-located with Seattle ARTCC, Auburn, WA Seminar covers the causes & factors involved in aircraft icing, along with the types of icing & impacts on aircraft.

• STC/PMA Approved (new or re-manufactured parts) • Lighter, Stronger, Safer • Doesn’t Fatigue or Lose its Spring • Corrosion Resistant

STEEL Main Landing Gear C-180/185

• Cessna style Heavy/Light Duty Steel Gear • STC/PMA Approved (new or re-manufactured parts) • Stronger than original gear

TAILWHEELS C-180/185/188

• C-180/185 STC/PMA Approved (new or re-manufactured parts) • 10” & 14” Complete Assemblies • Sub Assemblies & Internal Parts • Complete Lock Kits C-180/185


• C-120 thru C-206 Main Landing Gear, Tailgear Support and Tailwheel Reconditioning for almost every make and model, service of XPMods, Scott, McCauley. Certificates of Conformance included.



• OEM Cessna re-conditioned C-120 thru C-206 Heavy/Light Duty Landing Gear available. • Used serviceable 8” or 10” OEM Cessna Tailwheels

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GROUNDED HOGS DINNER FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24TH, 2017, 6:00 PM MUSEUM OF FLIGHT, SEATTLE, WA To “Kick-Off” the 2017 NW Aviation Conference and Trade Show this year the Washington Seaplane Pilots Association (WSPA) is opening their annual banquet (Grounded Hogs Dinner) to all NW Show attendees that have an interest in seaplanes. Formerly only open to members and guests, this year we’ve secured a larger facility and will be in The Museum of Flight Side Gallery, overlooking the main floor. Come and enjoy the Grand Gallery of Aviation.

SCHEDULE & MENU 5:00 MOF Closes to Public for Event Set Up

Guest Speaker, Jules James, will speak on The Rise of Water Flying from Lake Union and guests can participate in our annual fund raising raffle for items from our sponsors. Tickets cost $70/person. Tickets as well as more information can be found at: washingtonseaplanepilots. org/event-2403900.

Museum Access Included

Early arrivals can attend Museum of Flight as entrance is included all day for event attendees. You will be given a private event wristband that will allow you to tour that day.

6:00 RECEPTION: Cash Bar, meats & cheeses 7:00 – 9:00 DINNER BUFFET & TALK Artisan Lettuce Blend Salad with spiced pecans, dried cherries, mandarin oranges, Oregon bleu and raspberry vinaigrette; Broccoli Cashew Salad with bell peppers, red onion and toasted sesame dressing; Seasonal Sliced Fruit Platter; Artisan Breads with sweet cream butter; Herb & Garlic Marinated Breast of Chicken with sundried tomato basil cream sauce;Roasted Snapper with lemon chive panko and cioppino sauce; Roasted Garlic Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes; Sautéed Green Beans Almandine Truffles for Desert 11:00 CONCLUDE

Do you LOVE your 170 series aircraft enough to give it a NEW HEART? Booth # 629 • smooth 6 cylinder engine • the look of the classic aircraft • more efficient fuel injection system • shorter take-off rolls • constant-speed or fixed pitch prop • safer - great handling • no engine icing - fuel injected • approved STC SA00728SE / PMA PQ5262NM

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Performance Specs for the Cessna 170 Series Continental IO-360 210 hp Climb - 1400 fpm SL @ gross Cruise - 130 mph High Cruise - 145 mph Fuel Consumption / High Cruise 10.8 GPH Total Weight Change - 40 - 60 lbs min.

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2017 NW Aviation Conference & Trade Show  

February 25 – 26, Puyallup WA

2017 NW Aviation Conference & Trade Show  

February 25 – 26, Puyallup WA