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 24 - 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 | one (1) hour SUN
Classes on Saturday in Room C | Founders Room
Aircraft Battery Airworthiness
Presented by: Bob Burkel, Technical OEM Manager
The battery is the heart of the aircraft. Concorde presents the different battery technologies available, safety, lead acid aircraft battery ratings, commissioning of lead acid aircraft batteries and the maintenance process, best practices of servicing and charging, maximizing the life of your battery, cleaning & storage, installation eligibility. Bob Burkel is Concorde Battery’s Technical OEM Manager, 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. He is a skilled presenter of aircraft battery maintenance, installation, and airworthiness information to groups across North America; including IA Renewals, private owner/operator groups, PAMA, AMT Affiliates, and AME organizations. Mr. Burkel holds a Commercial Pilots License for Single Engine Land and Multi Engine Land with an Instrument Rating.
Care & Maintenance of Cleveland Wheels & Brake
Vern Rodgers, Technical Support Training Manager, Parker Hannifin Corporation, Parker Aerospace
Rodgers will discuss and off maintenance checks for our wheels and brakes and explain the working of external floating brake caliper assembly and the individual components and the wheel assembly with individual components. The seminar will cover minimum lining and disc thickness and explain surface repairs for corrosion and recommended Mil-Spec repair for Aluminum and Magnesium Cleveland’s wheels and brakes. Vern will talk about the recommended Mil-Spec for primers and paints for Cleveland Wheels and brakes well as recommended lubricants for wheel bearings. He will explain when and when not to use antiseize on the tie bolts along torque values. He will discuss the reasons why you should always condition organic and metallic linings with the disc. Vern Rodgers is the Technical Support and Marketing Manager and Sales Support for Parker Hannifin Corporation/Aircraft Wheel & Brake Division, which is the manufacturer of Cleveland Wheels & Brakes. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management. His technical background/experience is in the aviation and the automotive industry. Vern has held his Repairman’s license since January 2009 and has been with Cleveland Wheels & Brakes for 34 years. He is an active Board Member for Harrison Cultural Center (since 2015) and a member of the Aviation Distributors and Manufactures Association (ADMA) as active member of the Scholarship Committee (since 2015).
Myths & Facts of Propeller Damage Revealed
Bob Honig, Corporate Sales Manager
Is a comprehensive overview of major factors that contribute to propeller deterioration for both aluminum and composite propellers. Identifies the types of damage that can be found in a propeller and what you as a mechanic can do or not do to correct them, along with a review of the manufactures periodic overhaul recommendations. With 40 years of aviation experience, Bob Honig is the Corporate Sales Manager with American Propeller a division of Ameritech Industries of Redding, Ca. In this role, Bob looks after/coordinates with a team of experienced experts providing support in all aspects of propeller servicing, including overhauls, repairs, new sales, along with factory support for all the major propeller manufactures.
Fuel Cell Maintenance
Kurt Hartwig, Eagle Fuel Cells
A quick review fuel cell basics and fuel system problems followed by leak diagnosis and in depth removal & installation techniques. Topics covered include ADs and service bulletins, effects of fuels and additives, related fuel system problems, diagnosing & tracing problems, removal techniques, cavity preparation, installation techniques as well as logbook entries. Kurt is an FAA licensed technician with over 30 years of fuel cell repair and installation experience. He has spoken for the FAA and PAMA at IA refreshers across the country for over 20 years. He is a member of the Wisconsin Aviation Trades Association, PAMA, AOPA, EAA & CAP. He served as Airport Commissioner and chairman from 2000 to 2010. He is currently the owner and General Manager for Eagle Fuel Cells an FAA and EASA Certified Repair Station and the owner of Storehouse LLC a TSO / PMA manufacturer.
12:15 – 1:30 PM
Catered Hot Lunch Included | Please be sure to visit the exhibit hall during break.
Slick Mag Maintenance
Zach Lincolnhol, Champion Aerospace
This 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. 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
Alan Jesmer, Sales/Marketing Manager, Precision Airmotive
This session covers the operation, maintenance, and troubleshooting of MSA float carburetors and RSA fuel injection systems. Al Jesmer has been with Precision Airmotive since January 1995. He is the Sales & Marketing Manager and also provides technical support and troubleshooting support of both RSA fuel injection systems and MSA float carburetors.
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.
Common Issues with Fabric Covered Aircraft
Tom Murphy, Tac Aero
Identifying problem with wood and steel tube fuselage’s and current repair procedures to make them more serviceable and compliant with far’s
SUNDAY | 8 hours available SAT | one hour SUN
Class on Sunday held in Room E | North Foyer
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. Thank you to Lear Chemical /ACF50 for sponsoring the event.
*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 24 | 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
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