2015 Maintenance Seminars

We were pleased to once again offer maintenance refresher training course at the 31st Annual Northwest Aviation Conference and Trade Show.

National industry and government experts traveled to Puyallup to participate in the Maintenance Seminars at the Northwest Aviation Conference & Trade Show.

Registered IA's attending the maintenance classes earned credits toward renewal of their certificate. To obtain credit, the IA's had their registration card stamped at the close of each hour attended.

Saturday's seminars allowed for the 8 hour refresher requirements.

If you required certification for the IA seminar, the 2014 fee was $35.00. PRE-REGISTRATION was required. Priority in rooms were given to registered attendees.

Fee included lunch SATURDAY only and admission both days as well as approved FAA certificate of classes attended.

SATURDAY: Onsite check-in begins at 7:00 AM , classes begin at 8:00 AM. Registered attendees will receive a catered lunch Saturday . 

IA renewal registration: Cost is $35.00- includes admission to the NW Aviation Conference & Trade Show, lunch SAT and certificate.

*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.

CALL NOW: 866-922-7469/ locally 360-427-5599 or email Rachel with any questions!

Archived 2014 Maintenance Schedule

Titles/ description to be added upon FAA certification; subject to change without notice.

Saturday | February 22

  7:15 am - Registration open for IA Seminars

  8:00 am- Troubleshooting Aircraft Charging and Starting Systems
Plane Power Alternators | Damon Berry
An overview of the interrelationships of the electrical, charging and starting systems. Alternator and starter component parts. Troubleshooting techniques and examples of common failures due to both operating/ installation issues.

  9:00 am - Electronic Ignition Systems
Electroair | Michael Kobylik
Overview of Electroair’s electronic ignition systems, identify different components of the Electroair ignition system. Discuss purpose of each component of the Electroair system and how they interact with the entire system. Review installation procedures of each component. Reliability Testing and FAA requirements, initial long term and flight test requirements. Review of DO-160 & DO-178 requirements, pilot interface flight test and twin engine flight test requirements. Troubleshooting/Field Problems, Instructions for continuing airworthiness, eligibility

10:15 am - Cylinder Life
Continental Motors | Ron Humphry
Continental Motors Aircraft Cylinders, design, manufacturing, servicing, operating for maximum life, and factory support.

11:15 am - Fuel Cell leak diagnosis, and in depth removal and installation techniques Eagle Fuel Cells | Kurt Hartwig
A quick review of fuel cell basics and fuel system problems followed by leak diagnosis and in depth removal & installation techniques.

12:15 pm - Catered lunch

  1:30 pm - Hydrostatic Testing of Aviation Components
Aerospace Turbine Rotables, Inc | Gary Ogden
An overview of the Oxygen and Fire bottle Hydrostatic Testing process. A look at what happens to your Aviation cylinders when they are sent in for FAA/DOT required requalification.

  2:30 pm - UTC Aerospace
Pneumatic de-icers | Ken Heath
History of pneumatic de-icers (boots), brief anatomy of pneumatic de-icing systems, de-ice boot construction and materials. The core of this presentation will address surface preparation and installation of standard de-icers. installation of FASTboot® de-icers. deicer installation finishing, and repair and maintenance once the de-icers are installed.

  3:30 pm - NextGen for General Aviation
Aircraft Electronics Association | Ric Peri
This session will review the initiatives included in NextGen and what it means for General Aviation.


4:30 pm- Preventive Maintenance
Aircraft Electronics Association | Ric Peri
Part 43 prescribes rules governing the maintenance, preventive maintenance, rebuilding, and alteration of any US registered aircraft or component. Often overlooked, this session focuses on the regulations, guidance and policy specific to preventive maintenance. As well as the performance standards for performing preventive maintenance and the recordkeeping requirements. While incidental to the A & P performing maintenance, the limitations of PM does affect the supervision and oversight of owner/operators while performing maintenance as a noncertificated mechanic. This session is important to the A & P mechanic, IA, and the owner/ operator wanting to understanding more of the mechanics of their aircraft.


Sunday | February 23


10:15 am  - The Business of Aircraft Maintenance: the regulatory puzzle I
Aircraft Electronics Association | Ric Peri
This session will review the inter-relationship between the maintenance regulations including parts 21, 43, and 91 with an emphasis on managing maintenance rather than simply performing a technical skill.


1:30 am - The Business of Aircraft Maintenance: the regulatory puzzle II
Aircraft Electronics Association | Ric Peri

 1:00 pm - Vacuum Pump Clinic
Tempest | John Herman
This presentation is designed to introduce technical information on aviation vacuum pumps and their correct maintenance, inspection, and troubleshooting.

2:30 pm -Skycraft | Paul Glavin
As a newer aircraft classification, it is important for pilots of any certification to understand the FAA regulations for repair, inspection, and maintenance of an LSA if they own or operate one. This IA will cover these regulations in detail and answer any questions pilots may have on the Light Sport category.

Thank you to the many exhibiting companies who have volunteered their time and expertise to leading these seminars!

Please take the time to thank them for their contribution!

Hours & Information

2015 NW Aviation
Conference and Trade Show

Feb 21 & 22, 2015, Puyallup, WA

The maintenance seminars have a total of eight (8) approved hours on SATURDAY. If you wish to complete in ONE day you must arrive for first seminar at 8:00am - Check in is open at 7:00 am.

Attendees will receive a personalized stamp card after check-in. This card must be presented for verification at each session.

Lunch will be provided for registered attendees SAT but not SUN.

Registration includes admission to the Conference BOTH days!

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Fly In Attendees & Links

You can fly into Pierce County/ Thun Field with your own plane! In 2014 the shuttle ran from Pierce County Airport SPONSORED BY SPENCER AIRCRAFT & SIM FLIGHT CENTER! Thankyou!

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