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
Care & Maintenance of Cleveland Wheels & Brakes
Vern Rodgers, Technical Support Manager, Cleveland Wheels & Brakes / Parker Hannifin
This hour will cover the external floating brake caliper assembly and the individual components, wheel assembly and the individual components as well as discuss minimum lining and disc thickness. Rodgers will cover surface repairs for corrosion and recommended Mil-Spec repair for Aluminum and Magnesium wheels and brakes; discuss recommended Mil-Spec for primers and paints; recommended lubricants for wheel bearings; as well as explain when and when not to use antiseize on the tie bolts along torque values and reasons why you should always condition organic and metallic linings with the disc.
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.
Composite Float Repair & Maintenance
Brian Cass, Aerocet, Inc.
This seminar will cover basic maintenance for composite floats and cover field maintenance. What you can and cannot do. Question and Answer period. MattSigfrinius has 25 years of R&D work on composite manufacturing and has been with Aerocet, a world-leading aerospace design, product development and manufacturing company, since 2009. He is as a certified SES pilot.
Human Factors and Decision Making in Aviation Maintenance
Kevin Alexander, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Community and Technical College
A look at issues that HUMANs have that FACTOR into mistakes being made or, more correctly, incorrect decisions being made. The goal is to recognize that: YOU ARE HUMAN. Any mistake is possible – in the wrong set of circumstances. Any mistake is preventable – in the right set of circumstances.
Kevin is an Associate Professor with University of Alaska Fairbanks at the Community and Technical College’s Aviation Program. He has 20 years of experience in the field including maintenance management and small business ownership in the aviation maintenance industry from Fairbanks to Florida and a few places in between, working on everything from SuperCubs to a 737. He is factory trained on Lycoming and Continental engines with overhaul experience on both in additional to his years of maintaining them.
12:15 – 1:30 PM
Catered Hot Lunch Included | Please be sure to visit the exhibit hall during break.
Reciprocating Engine Maintenance and Troubleshooting
Kevin Alexander, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Community and Technical College
This hour will focus on basic recip engine maintenance, inspection and troubleshooting steps and criteria published by the manufacturers. Specific inspection findings vs cockpit indications will be discussed. Kevin is an Associate Professor with University of Alaska Fairbanks at the Community and Technical College’s Aviation Program. He has 20 years of experience in the field including maintenance management and small business ownership in the aviation maintenance industry from Fairbanks to Florida and a few places in between, working on everything from SuperCubs to a 737. He is factory trained on Lycoming and Continental engines with overhaul experience on both in additional to his years of maintaining them.
Care & Maintenace of Aviation Tires
Ed Knetig, Aviation Tire Product Support Manager, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
Seminar covers bias vs. radial tire construction, aircraft tire properties as well as preventative maintenance including inflation, storage and FOD. The hour will also cover tire markings –sidewall info, and serial #'s; mounting – safety, inflation, balance; as well as tire inspection. Ultimately, is it flyable or not flyable?
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.
Fuel Cell Maintenance
Kurt Hartwig, Eagle Fuel Cells
A review fuel cell basics and fuel system problems followed by leak diagnosis and in depth
removal & installation techniques.
SUNDAY | 8 hours available SAT | three hours SUN
All Classes on Sunday held in Room E | North Foyer
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.
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.
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 4 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.
*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 20 | 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: