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.
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.
8 hours available SAT | three hours SUN
Classes on Saturday in Room C | Founders Room
Oxygen Safety and Component Maintenance
John Barone, Business Development Manager, Shaw Aerox LLC
This hour Aerox will cover the affects of altitude on human and the importance of a properly maintained oxygen system. Mr. Barone will outline gaseous oxygen system types, chemical oxygen systems, oxygen delivery methods, constant flow mask maintenance, diluter/demand system maintenance, as well as procedures for handling fires and emergencies. Safe clean handling and contamination of oxygen supplies will also be covered in this hour. John Barone has been involved in aviation oxygen industry for 40 years,serving the general aviation, commercial aviation and military aviation community. His positions have included Sales Engineer, Service Department Manager and now Business Development Manager
Aircraft Vibration Analysis and Dynamic Propeller Balancing
Steve Sennett, RPX Technologies Inc. – DynaVibe
This seminar objective is to inform on the causes of aircraft vibration and the approved methods of reducing vibration through vibration analysis and dynamic balancing. At completion of the course the attendee will be familiar with aircraft vibration causes, effects on aircraft, passengers, crew, vibration terminology, and the procedures and benefits of dynamic balancing. Steve Sennett has been involved with aviation related vibration analysis for over 16 years. He has been involved with the development, sales, and support of vibration diagnostic equipment that is used for on-wing maintenance applications. Steve has application experience that ranges from light sport aircraft through commercial airlines, military aircraft, and helicopters.
Electronic Ignition Systems for Certified Aircraft
Mike Kobylik, Electroair
The presentation will discuss piston engine ignition theory, how an electronic ignition can improve performance of piston engines, installation tips on installing an electronic ignition and troubleshooting procedures. Mike is an Aerospace Engineer with over 25 years of experience in General Aviation. I also hold a DMIR designation from the FAA. Most recently, I led the certification program for both the four cylinder and six cylinder electronic ignition systems from Electroair.
Landing Gear Maintenance and Installation
Tom Anderson, CEO, Landing Gear Works
In this seminar attendees will learn about ways to identify and find solutions to problems with main gear and tailgear for Cessna 140 thru 185. Anderson will cover the most common failures occur and why. 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. Tom Anderson, known to many as “Tailwheel Tom,” has been in aviation for over 45 years. At a very young age he started maintaining and manufacturing main and tail gear for tail draggers. Over the years he has acquired and benefited from extensive knowledge and expertise as a pilot and machinist.
12:15 – 1:30 PM
Catered Hot Lunch Included | Please be sure to visit the exhibit hall during break.
Corrosion Prevention and Control
Mark Pearson, President, Lear Chemical Research Corporation
Technical presentation, covering effective corrosion control of aviation components using thin-film water displacement compounds.
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 5 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.
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.
Engine Longevity, Reliability and Oil Additives
Randy Bibb Director of Marketing/Research and Development - ASL CamGuard
We will discuss engine failure modes as seen by the largest Aviation machine shop in the USA, Aircraft Specialties Services of Tulsa, Oklahoma. When your engine is torn down at overhaul, those parts are sent to me for repair, overhaul and or replacement. Mr. Bibb is an accomplished pilot with over 4,000 hours logged in many types of aircraft, both propeller and corporate jets. He is a Certified Multi engine instructor having instructed at Oklahoma State University and Spartan College of Aeronautics. Randy has an extensive background in maintenance in the USAF-ANG as an avionics, navigation, flight control specialist on the F-16 fighter jet and the former owner of a Mooney Service center. Mr. Bibb has been with CamGuard for six years.
SUNDAY | 8 hours available SAT | three hours SUN
All Classes on Sunday held in Room E | North Foyer
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.
Joe Logie, Champion Aerospace
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.
*Seminars are FREE to information-only attendees. Pilots, mechanics and aircraft owners benefit greatly from attending the presentations. However, occupancy is limited. Priority will be given to Pre-registered attendees.
REGISTER ONLINE OR CALL: 866-922-7469/ locally 360-427-5599 or email Rachel with any questions!
FEB 25 | 8AM - 5:30PM
Showplex, Puyallup, WA
Doors open:SAT @ 7AM
Additional certificated seminars available Sunday.
Credentials, CERTIFiCATE, lunch and admission to NWAC included. $35.00
Register online below using PayPal, If you are registering for more than one person, please provide first, last, and email address, or you can fill out the form below and email, or fax back to us, or by phone at 866-922-7469. VISA/Mastercard accepted: