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 23 - 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 with TWO (2) hours available SUN
Classes on Saturday in Room C | Founders Room
Dynamic Propeller Balancing
Scott Jefferson, Aces Systems
This presentation will teach the user basics of vibration, benefits of dynamic propeller balancing, and the equipment required to complete the job. Scott Jefferson is ACES Systems' Regional Solutions Specialist for the Mid-Western and Western regions of the United States. Scott has held this position since July of 2016 and has excelled in his product knowledge and understanding of dynamic balance and vibration analysis for both fixed wing and rotary aircraft. He provides ACES Systems equipment solutions to aviation maintenance professionals for an extensive library of airframes and aircraft engines. He has over 14 years of manufacturing and technical sales experience with local, state, federal and military organizations, as well as commercial entities.
Electronic Ignition System
Darrell Pool, Smooth Power
This session will cover the installation, care and maintenance of electronic ignition systems and their components. Opportunity for Q/A. Darrell received a BBA from Texas State University and continued his career with Jordan Propeller as general manager in Houston. His company Smooth Power is a distributor for the Electroair line of products.
They Only have to be Accurate at Zero
Scott Philiben, President and Founder, CiES Corp.
This session covers an overview of GA aircraft fuel indication, fuel system automation and balancing as well the issues and problems fuel indication presents to pilots and mechanics. Philiben has been the president and owner of CiES for eight years. Prior to that he was with Precise Flight where he introduced developments in new aircraft programs or fleet operations. From 1985 - 1995 Philiben managed the structural engineering group at Gulfstream Aerospace. He holds a BS from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Mechanical Engineering.
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.Mark Pearson is the owner and manager of Lear Chemical Research. He has owned and operated the company since 1983. He holds a BS degree from the University of Miami.
12:15 – 1:30 PM
Catered Hot Lunch Included | Please be sure to visit the exhibit hall during break.
Fundamental Electrical Systems
John Popel, Hartzell Engine Technologies
Session will address maintenance and troubleshooting of aircraft electrical systems and will discuss issues regarding electrical system products and component maintenance. Jon Popel is the manager of sales for Hartzell Engine Technologies.
FUNdamental FAR Changes
Kevin Alexander, University of Alaska Fairbanks
Session will cover recent FAR Changes and compliance. Q/A. Kevin Alexander is an Assistant Professor of Airframe and Power Plant Maintenance, CTC/CRCD. University of Alaska Fairbanks '96 Certificate; '05 AAS.
Propeller Care & Maintenance
Corian Walker, Technician – Product Support, Hartzell Propeller
Abstract:Review of Propeller Model Designations, Propeller Operation and Maintenance In Service Inspection Requirements, Propeller Shop Selection, Questions. Walker is a Purdue Graduate with 7.5 years Hartzell Experience including, Propeller Builder, Propeller Inspector, Product Supp
Building a Compliance Culture
Kevin Alexander, University of Alaska Fairbanks
A review of human factors issues and steps to encourage compliant behavior and positive decision-making on the maintenance floor. Kevin Alexander is an Assistant Professor of Airframe and Power Plant Maintenance, CTC/CRCD. University of Alaska Fairbanks '96 Certificate; '05 AAS.
SUNDAY | 8 hours available SAT | 2 hours SUN
Class on Sunday held in Room E | North Foyer
Slick Mag Maintenance
Zach Lincolnhol, Champion Aerospace
Session will cover recent service letters, bulletins, and maintenance manual updates swell as appropriate Slick Mag inspection & overhaul schedule, 500 hour inspection procedures, overhaul procedures and best practices. Speaker: Zach Lincolnhol graduated from Northwestern Michigan College with a degree in Aviation Flight Technology and Business. Currently living in Greenville, SC, Zach is responsible for the worldwide sales and service of Champion Aerospace Piston Ignition Products. This line includes Slick Magnetos, Ignition Harnesses, Spark Plugs, and Oil Filters. Zach has over 7 years of experience in the industry as a pilot, flight instructor, aircraft owner, and manufacturer’s representative.
Maintaining & Troubleshooting RSA Fuel Injection Systems and MSA Float Carburetors
Presenter: Alan Jesmer, Sales/Marketing Manager, Tempest Aero Group
Abstract: This session covers the operation, maintenance, and troubleshooting of MSA float carburetors and RSA Fuel Injection Systems.
Speaker Bio: Al Jesmer has been with Precision Airmotive for 24 years and is a Sales /Marketing manager for Precision Airmotive & Marvel Schebler Aircraft Carburetors.
*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 23 | 8AM - 5:30PM
Showplex, Puyallup, WA
Open:SAT @ 7AM
Bring picture ID
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: