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Show opens at 10:00 AMCorrosion Prevention and Control
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.
This seminar qualifys for IA Renewal. Click here for information on maintenance program.
The following credit(s) are available for the WINGS/AMT Programs: AMT 1.00Room A | South Foyer
Single-pilot IFR is one of the most challenging types of flying. Learn essential strategies, tactics, and procedures that can help you manage the demands of operating in today's environment, especially if, like most instrument pilots today, you fly an aircraft with at least some electronic instruments and use a tablet-based app for flight planning and charts.Room B | Pioneer
iPad apps have changed the way we navigate during a flight but their small screens make then less than ideal for flight planning. Web-based flight planners on your PC or Mac are much better for pre-flight weather and flight planning but can’t be used while flying. Learn how to combine iPad apps with a new generation of web-based flight planning tools to get the best of both worlds.
In this action packed briefing you’ll learn practical steps to avoid Temporary Flight Restrictions (TFRs) and what to do if you are intercepted. Join NORAD in an informative and lively session that will keep you out of trouble, and off the evening news.
Room E | North Foyer
The Propeller under the Bed: A Personal History of Homebuilt Aircraft
Eileen Bjorkman, author
On July 25, 2010, 82-year-old Arnold Ebneter flew from Paine Field in Everett, Washington non-stop to Fredericksburg, Virginia to set an aviation world record in an airplane he designed and built himself over fifty years. The 18-hour flight represented the culmination of a dream he had cultivated since his childhood in the 1930s. This presentation frames Ebneter's journey in the context of the rise, near extermination, and revival of homebuilt aircraft in the United States. From early airplane designs and plans serialized in magazines to the sophisticated kits available to would-be builders today, the speaker offers insights on what it takes to build an airplane in your garage and even use it to set a record.
Eileen Bjorkman is Arnold Ebneter's daughter and a retired colonel from the Air Force, where she flew as a flight test engineer in 25 different types of military aircraft, primarily the F-4, F-16, C-130, and C-141. She holds an Airline Transport Pilot rating and is a Certificated Flight Instructor with 2,000 hours of flying time. Her specialties are aerobatics and tailwheel flying, and she owns a Super Decathlon. She has had articles published in Air & Space/Smithsonian, Sport Aviation, Aviation History, the Everett Daily Herald, and the Herald Business Journal.
The “big sky” can get awfully small when multiple aircraft are in the vicinity. Even with ATC support and traffic displays, near misses happen too frequently and midair collisions still happen. Advanced technologies which ensure more precise course and altitude tracking and more aircraft converging on fewer airports all work to shrink the “big sky”. ASI’s new seminar looks at the problem from a risk management perspective. We identify high-risk scenarios and locations, then lay out strategies for avoiding them.Room D | Heritage
Dr. David Ison, author, Unmanned Aircraft Systems Test Prep
Presented by Aviation Supplies & Academics, Inc. Gold Level Sponsor
Are you a drone or model aircraft pilot? Perhaps you are a manned aircraft pilot who is concerned about drones? Or maybe you are simply scared of all this talk about drones. If you said yes to any of these questions, you will want to join Dr. David Ison in a discussion about the safe and responsible use of model aircraft and drones. Dr. Ison is co-author and contributor to ASA’s Complete Remote Pilot, Remote Pilot Test Prep, Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems Guide, as well as author of the Aircraft Dispatcher Oral Exam Guide. There is a lot more to flying model aircraft and drones than flying skill, particularly when operating in the same airspace as manned aircraft. In order to do this safely and responsibly, remote pilots need to be aware of applicable rules and regulations, the airspace in which they are operating and proximity to airports, as well as any other hazards to safe flight, persons, or property. While most restrictions apply to non-hobby (commercial) drone operations, all hobby model and drone pilots should be aware of their obligation to codes of conduct and applicable regulations. This presentation will outline the basics for both groups of pilots, and will also discuss where you are most likely to encounter drones as a pilot or spectator and what operators in such cases are permitted to do (or are prohibited from doing).
Dr. Ison is author and contributor to ASA's Unmanned Aircraft Systems Test Prep as well as author of of the Dispatcher Oral Exam Guide and soon to come Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems book. Ison has been involved in the aviation industry for over 24 years both as a flight instructor and flying for regional and major airlines. Dr. Ison has over 6,000 hours of flight time and holds ATP Multi-Engine Land, Commercial Single-Engine Land and Sea, Gold Seal Certified Flight Instructor, Instrument Flight Instructor, Multi-Engine Flight Instructor, Ground Instructor—Instrument and Advanced, and Aircraft Dispatcher certifications. He has also been honored by the National Association of Flight Instructors as a Master Ground Instructor. Ison is currently an Assistant Professor of Aviation for Embry Riddle Aeronautical University. He holds a Master’s degree in Aeronautical Science—Operations Specialization from ERAU and a PhD in Educational Studies/Higher Education Leadership with a Specialization in Aviation Education. Dr. Ison regularly contributes articles to the scholarly aviation publications IFR Refresher, Professional Pilot, and Plane & Pilot magazine, and was awarded the 2012 Frank E. Sorenson Award for his outstanding achievement of excellence in aviation research/scholarship.
The following credit(s) are available for the WINGS/AMT Programs: Basic Knowledge 3 - 1 CreditRoom B | Pioneer
What are the average times to rescue with and without a flight plan? Why do some pilots need Search & Rescue (SAR) and how can you avoid becoming one of them? What does SAR do and how do they do it? How can you help with your own rescue?
A highly motivating, humorous, and fascinating talk that covers some of Mr. Shul's experiences from lying near death on a jungle floor in Viet Nam, to flying the world's fastest jet, the SR-71. He also talks about his present day photography and the books he has authored. Coupled with Mr. Shul's breathtaking slides taken in flight, and his philosophical views on life, this is an unforgettable presentation for all in attendance. Brian Shul is a Vietnam War-era attack pilot and a retired major in the United States Air Force (USAF). He flew 212 combat missions and was shot down near the end of the war. He was so badly burned that he was given next to no chance to live. Surviving, he returned to full flight status, flying the SR-71 Blackbird. Major Shul completed a 20-year career in the Air Force. He has written four books on aviation and runs a photo studio in California.
The following credit(s) are available for the WINGS/AMT Programs: Basic Knowledge 3 - 1 CreditRoom D | Heritage Room
Mastering the GPS for IFR
Gary Reeve, Pilotsafety.org
If you want to be safe and really understand how to use GPS approaches this class is for you! We will cover the critical difference between IAF and IF, LPV and LP+V, and how to successfully program your Garmin or Avidyne units. We will also cover using ForeFlight as a planning tool and how to fill out ICAO flight plans correctly so that you can fly RNAV SID and STAR. Gary Reeves is a well known national speaker and expert in Single Pilot IFR and GPS use. He teaches individuals and trains whole airline staffs how to use the new Avidyne and Garmin Units. He has over 6,900 hours, a Master CFI, is the only Avidyne National Training provider and was the 2016 FAA Instructor of the Year, WP region. You can learn more at www.MasterFlightTraining.com and www.PilotSafety.org
The 1927 Spirit of St Louis Flight
Bill McCutcheon, Historic Flight Museum
An examination of Lindbergh's epic flight from New York to Paris in the Ryan NYP to win the 25K prize.
The Art of Backcounty Float Flying and Surviving
Vern Kingsford, instructor and owner, Alaska Float Ratings
Learn from Vern's 2o,ooo hours of bush and mountain flying, on how to safely navigate admidst steep tight narrow canyons with ever changing winds into remote strips and lakes.
We live near some of the most beautiful mountains in the world. Our aircraft provide the best vantage point for us and our friends to view these magnificent sights. Unfortunately these flights can turn treacherous quickly, but with a little forethought and planning the adventure can be mesmerizing and form life long memories for us and our passengers. We will discuss some ways to ensure safe and enjoyable flights in the mountains around Puget Sound.
The following credit(s) are available for the WINGS/AMT Programs: Basic Knowledge 3 - 1 CreditFlying to Alaska
This presentation will fill you in on what you need to know about operating in Alaska versus the Lower 48 states. The discussion will include flight planning, IFR vs. VFR, ADS-B coverage, Special Use Airspace, services at airports, survival equipment, and many other things that will help make your trip a success.
FEB 24-25 |
Doors open:SAT @ 9AM
Doors open: SUN @ 10AM