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Washington State Convention Center 800 Convention Place Seattle , Washington 98101
Tel: (206) 694-5000
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Northwest Aviation Conference & Trade Show

Overview

Event Overview:

Mark your Calendars for the 35th NW Aviation Event

For over three decades the Washington Aviation Association has been pleased to present the Northwest Aviation Conference & Trade Show at the Washington State Fair Events Center in Puyallup, Washington.

This event has grown to over 75 hours of safety seminars and 122,000 sf of aviation displays with an annual attendance of over 10,000!

About the Washington Aviation Association:

Organized in 1938 as an informal coalition of aviation businesses, the Washington Aviation Association was formalized into a non-profit corporation in 1948 to confront problems of the industry and build a stable and prosperous future.

Agenda

Feb 24   

Show opens at 9:00 AM

Credit(s) are available for the WINGS/AMT Programs with thanks to Pilot Safety.org

The NW Aviation Conference is making it easy for pilots to obtain FAA WINGS credit in 2018. According to Gary Reeves, instructor at PilotSafety.org, “people who participate in the free FAA Safety WINGS program are safer pilots," and adds "pilots who attends a minimum of three safety seminars receive a certificate honoring their commitment to safety and can complete their requirements for the knowledge part of a WINGS flight review.”

9:00 AM

Room C | Founders Room Maintenance Seminar 
Care & Maintenance of Cleveland Wheels & Brakes
 

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).

This seminar qualifys for IA Renewal. Click here for information on maintenance program.

9:15 AM

Keynote Area 
The Engine Failure: When you only have one
Johnny D. Summers, FAA Designated Pilot Examiner, Seattle FSDO 
 

Once the engine quits, it’s too late to prepare. We’ll take a systematic look at being prepared for an engine failure in a single engine airplane. After reviewing preflight planning techniques, we’ll discuss how to prepare for when your engine fails and you do not have another one handy. Once the engine gets quiet, it’s too late to plan.

The following credit(s) are available for the WINGS/AMT Programs: Basic Knowledge 3 - 1 Credit 

Room A | South Foyer
Rusty Pilots Seminar (3 hours | 9:15-12:15) 
 

Presented by AOPA Rusty Pilots Instructor William Beuck and the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association(AOPA) 
Participate in this program with fellow lapsed pilots. AOPA will help you understand what’s changed in aviation since you last took the controls and brush up on your VFR aviation knowledge. Seminar is free to AOPA members. Join AOPA today to waive the non-member fee of $69. Note: Does not include the $5.00 NWAC admission. Pre-register online at aopa.org

Room B | Pioneer
TFR and ADIZ: How to Avoid a Fighter Escort
TBD, NORAD 
 

Discover the #1 reason general aviation aircraft are intercepted and how to avoid it. 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.

The following credit(s) are available for the WINGS/AMT Programs: Basic Knowledge 3 - 1 Credit

Room D | Heritage 
The Benefits of ADSB and the Approaching Mandate 
 

Wayne McGee, NW Aviation Regional Sales Manager, Garmin International
By 2020, FAA rules state that all aircraft will be required to have ADS-B Out equipment to fly in Class A, B and C airspace, plus Class E airspace above 10,000 feet but not below 2,500 feet. So in general you’ll need ADS-B Out most of the places you need a Mode C transponder today–and you’ll need to keep that Mode C transponder, because radar will be the backup for ADS-B. McGee will walk you through the benefits of this new system, exceptions to the ruling as well as help pilots understand how to adapt to these new mandates.

The following credit(s) are available for the WINGS/AMT Programs: Basic Knowledge Credit

10:15 AM

Room C | Founders Room Maintenance Seminar 
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.

The following credit(s) are available for the WINGS/AMT Programs: AMT 1.00

10:30 AM

Keynote Area
IFR Decision Making: Chasing Choices

Richard McSpadden, Executive Director, AOPA Air Safety Institute
Processing information and making clear decisions while flying in IMC can be challenging. In this seminar we’ll analyze accident scenarios where stress and confusion in IMC can lead to task saturation, problematic choices, and suboptimal decisions.

The following credit(s) are available for the WINGS/AMT Programs: Basic Knowledge 3 - 1 Credit

Room D | Heritage 
TFR and ADIZ: How to Avoid a Fighter Escort 
 

Speaker TBD, NORAD
Discover the #1 reason general aviation aircraft are intercepted and how to avoid it. 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.

The following credit(s) are available for the WINGS/AMT Programs: Basic Knowledge Credit

Room B | Pioneer Room
Search & Rescue and You

Bruce Booker, Mission pilot and  instructor, Washington State SAR
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?
Bruce Booker has over 25 years of experience as a mission pilot and flight and ground instructor in Washington State’s air search and rescue program. He spent a 37-year career in law enforcement, retiring as a Captain with the King County Sheriff’s Office in Seattle. He spent several of those years in the Special Operations Unit, where his responsibilities included the Search & Rescue Unit and the Air Support Unit.

The following credit(s) are available for the WINGS/AMT Programs: Basic Knowledge 3 - 1 Credit

Room E | North Foyer
Getting Your Seaplane Rating 
 

Austin Watson, CFI, Washington Seaplane Pilots Association

Ever dreamed of getting your float plane rating? Attend this seminar hosted by Austin Watson of the WA Seaplane Pilots Association to learn more about the steps it takes to attain this rating and the places you can go in the Northwest with unlimited landing options.  This informative workshop will provide a condensed ground school that will prepare you to begin your seaplane rating. The class covers the basics of float planes and the knowledge and techniques one must learn to fly them.


 

11:15 AM

Room C | Founders Room Maintenance Seminar
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.

The following credit(s) are available for the WINGS/AMT Programs: AMT 1.00

11:45 AM

Room D | Heritage 
Drone Operations and the Complte Remote Pilot
 

Dr. David Ison, author, Unmanned Aircraft Systems Test Prep 
Presented by Aviation Supplies & Academics, Inc. Silver Level Sponsor

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 Credit

Room E | North Foyer

Washington Pilots Association (WPA)
Annual Membership Meeting and Luncheon

12:45 PM

Room A | South Foyer
Augmented Reality (AR) and Other Emerging Technologies in Aviation 
Seattle Avionics 
 

Details forthcoming

 

1:00 PM

Keynote Area 
AOPA Northwest Presidental Address and the State of General Aviation
Mark Baker, President, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association
 

Join AOPA President Mark Baker for a discussion on the issues that most directly affect your freedom to fly. He will talk about AOPA’s work to make aviation more accessible for everyone, the ongoing fight against the so-called privatization of air traffic control, and BasicMed, the new alternative medical certification.  

Room D | Heritage
The 1928 Flight of the Southern Cross 
Barry Latter, aviation historian, Presented by the Historic Flight Foundation
 

Australian pilots Charles Kingsford Smith and Charles Ulm crossed the Tasman in a Fokker tri-motor named the Southern Cross, covering 2670 km in 14 hours 25 minutes.

Room E | North Foyer

Weather I: Pilot Reporting For All, By All 
David Bieger, CWSU-SEA ARTCC 

How many times have you been flying and encountered a weather hazard you simply weren’t expecting? Or perhaps you were expecting it, but conditions were better, or worse, than forecast. Did you wonder to yourself if some- body else had own through that same hazard but failed to pass it along to the controllers working the sector? Pilot reports of weather conditions in flight are used by many agencies and industries to provide timely, relevant, accurate and consistent aviation weather services to enhance the safe and efficient operation of the National Airspace System. However, many times those reports don’t make it to the rest of the aviation community. Sometimes it’s due to an error in the dissemination system. Other times it’s because the report is treated as if it’s proprietary and not shared outside the local operations environment. This seminar on pilot reports will discuss these issues, and more, and will provide an outline of what elements go into a PIREP and how to properly organize and submit a PIREP. The seminar will also provide attendees with resources to help become Weather Ready.

1:30 PM
Room C | Founders Room

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. 
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 1.00

2:15 PM

Keynote Area
Keynote Presentation: The Speed of Life | Perseverance and Triumph over Tragedy 
Major Brian Shul, USAF, Retired, author
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 Credit

Room D | Heritage
Top 10 IPad Mistakes
Gary Reeve, instructor, PilotSafety.org
 

Come spend 60 minutes with an expert who will teach you the 10 most common iPad mistakes that good pilots make. This hands on entertaining class is based on the real-life experiences of the master instructor and you will leave with valuable tools. 
Gary D. Reeves is a Master CFI,II, MEI, ATP with over 6,900 hours. The 2016 FAA Instructor of the year, WP Region, travels the US teaching 3-4 day Single Pilot IFR/GPS Mastery Trainings for private clients in everything from Cessna 172s to Citation and BE1900s. One of the most popular and entertaining national public speakers on aviation safety and a Lead Rep for the FAASafety Team. Learn more at www.MasterFlightTraining.com and www.PilotSafety.org

Room A | South Foyer

Maximum Fun, Minimum Cost: How to Start and Run a Flying Club
Les Smith, AOPA 
 

Flying clubs are one of the best ways to save money while flying more, enjoy greater access to aircraft, and spend time with friends and family. Join Les Smith, AOPA's Senior Director of Pilot Community Development, for a free seminar designed to demystify the process of starting and running a successful flying club. Learn how flying clubs work, how affordable they are, and the positive impact they can have on your flying! AOPA is committed to helping pilots experience the exclusive benefits of flying club membership. Whether you want to find out more about flying clubs in your area, join an existing club, or even start a brand new club, AOPA is here to help. Les Smith leads two of the teams under AOPA’s You Can Fly program, working together to create more affordable ways to fly, develop simpler entry points to become a pilot or return to aviation, and foster a more connected GA community that works collectively to revitalize and grow general aviation. The regional Ambassadors work out in the field, traveling in Reimagined aircraft and engaging daily with flying clubs, flight schools, and high schools. The Flying Clubs Initiative team at AOPA’s Frederick, MD headquarters work closely with the Ambassadors to carry out the initiative’s programs. Since 2015, the teams have helped to create more than 60 new flying clubs. Learn more at youcanfly.aopa.org.

Room E | North Foyer

FATPNW ’18 NOTAM Meeting 
Brice Van Baren, FATPNW 

Join Flights Above the Pacific Northwest founder, Brice Van Baren, as he unveils new services for the PNW aviation community, and lists 2017 FATPNW Flying events for 2018!

2:30 PM 
Room C | Founders Room Maintenance Seminar
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.

This seminar qualifys for IA Renewal. Click here for information on maintenance program.

3:30 PM 

Room D | Heritage Room

What’s New in IFR for GA Pilots
Bruce Williams, Bruce Air 
 

The IFR environment is changing rapidly. Learn about new types of IFR procedures, including departures and approaches. See how FAA guidance on such topics as the use of GNSS-based avionics and EFBs, maintaining IFR currency, and other topics is also evolving. Bruce Williams is the owner of BruceAir, LLC, an aviation consulting, training, and pilot-services company based in Seattle, WA. He has been a pilot since the early 1970s, and he is a certified flight instructor and FAASTeam representative in the Seattle area. Today, he focuses on training for technically advanced aircraft (TAA) and stall/spin/upset courses in an Extra 300L aerobatic aircraft. He also instructs at Galvin Flying Services at Boeing Field. During a 15-year career at Microsoft, he worked on six versions of Microsoft Flight Simulator. In the 1980s, he edited the Western Flyer (now the General Aviation News). He is also the author of Microsoft Flight Simulator as a Training Aid: A Guide for Pilots, Instructors, and Virtual Aviators, published in 2007 by ASA, and Scenario-Based Training with X-Plane and Microsoft Flight Simulator, published in 2012 by Wiley & Sons, plus many features on a variety of topics for magazines and other periodicals.

3:30 PM

The following credit(s) are available for the WINGS/AMT Programs: AMT 1.00

Room B | Pioneer
Buying an Airplane: An Insurance Perspective
Mike Adams, Senior Vice President Avemco Insurance | Bronze Level Event Sponsors

Mike Adams will highlight some of the factors that impact your airplane insurance, from the type of plane you purchase, to your hours in the cockpit, and what makes hull coverage different from one plane to another. If you are thinking of buying a plane, or just want to find out more about your current insurance, you don't want to miss this. 

Mike Adams, Senior Vice President of Underwriting, is an instrument-rated pilot, a Northwest native and a former President of the Oregon Pilots Association. Mike holds a property/casualty insurance license in all 50 states. His more than 34 years of combined experience with general aviation and the aviation insurance industry helps pilots to understand why many of Avemco's coverages and underwriting decisions are designed to help keep them safe.

The following credit(s) are available for the WINGS/AMT Programs: Basic Knowledge 3 - 1 Credit


Room C | Founders Room Maintenance Seminar
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.

Click here for information on maintenance program.

The following credit(s) are available for the WINGS/AMT Programs: AMT 1.00

Room E | North Foyer
Warm Season Hazards of the Inland Northwest
Steven Van Horn, Meteorologist, National Weather Service, Spokane, WA

Summer time convection will often times develop into thunderstorms that are capable of producing dangerous lightning, large hail, damaging winds, and, in rare cases, tornadoes across the Inland Northwest.  Large hail and damaging winds are usually the primary threats with severe thunderstorms early in the summer then transition to more damaging wind producing storms as the area dries out at the end of the season.  Strong convective events from late July to early September have produced vast squall lines producing walls of dust that travel hundreds of miles across the Columbia Basin.  All of these hazards will be discussed as well as how to better prepare for upcoming convective events by utilizing ground observations, upper air soundings, and satellite and radar data. Steven Van Horn is a California native and has a Master’s Degree in Atmospheric Science from the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA).   His National Weather Service career began at the Los Angeles/Oxnard office as a Student Career Experience Program (SCEP) student.  He was hired on as a Meteorologist Intern at the Spokane Weather Forecast Office in January of 2009 and then promoted to a Journey Forecaster in May of 2012.  Steven has completed numerous projects aimed in improving forecast accuracy and severe weather operations through postmortem event analysis.

Room D | Heritage
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.

Room B | Pioneer
Tools & Skills for Collision Avoidance
Howard Wolvington, 2014 National CFI of the Year, Designated Pilot Examiner

Having our airplanes go somewhere other than where we planned, needs to be avoided. The Airmen Certification Standards, define Knowledge, Risk Management, and Skill elements that a pilot must demonstrate on a Practical Test. The seminar will present and discuss tools and techniques that pilots should use when flying to minimize the risks of our General Aviation aircraft having a collision with terrain or other aircraft.

Howard Wolvington, the 2014 National CFI of the Year, is a Designated Pilot Examiner and independent CFI from the Seattle, Washington area. As an ATP with more than 15,000 total flight hours and 12,000 hours of flight instruction given, his clients range from student pilots taking their first flights to Captains that fly for major airlines. His endorsements for Certificate and Ratings, and Practical Tests conducted as a DPE, now number in the hundreds. He flies a TBM850 for one of his clients, and multiple cross trips in his personally owned Cessna P210 and a formerly owned Piper Comanche 250 serve as teaching references for his instruction with clients.

The following credit(s) are available for the WINGS/AMT Programs: Basic Knowledge 3 - 1 Credit

Room C | Founders
Classic Aircraft maintenance
Tom Murphy, TacAero

Details Forthcoming.

Feb 25   

Show opens at 10:00 AM

10:15 AM

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.
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 1.00

Room A | South Foyer
Weather Workshop III - Aircraft Icing
Alex Dodd, Meteorologist, NWS Center Weather Service Unit, co-located with Seattle ARTCC, Auburn, WA
Seminar covers the causes & factors involved in aircraft icing, along with the types of icing & impacts on aircraft. Dodd will discuss ways to avoid icing in the air, and self-briefing tools available on the internet so that you will be aware of any potential for icing before you make a flight plan. This presentation is intended for pilots, & those with an interest in aviation & aircraft icing. 

Dodd has been with the National Weather Service for 9 years, with 4 additional years of experience in the private sector. Before starting at the Seattle Air Route Traffic Control Center, he was Aviation Focal Point at the Eureka, California, forecast office. Alex was born and raised near Rochester, NY, and graduated from Brockport State in 2003.

The following credit(s) are available for the WINGS/AMT Programs: Basic Knowledge 3 - 1 Credit

11:30 AM

Room C | Founders Room
TFR and ADIZ: How to Avoid a Fighter Escort 
Speaker TBD 
 

Saircraft are intercepted and how to avoid it. 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.

Keynote Area
Collision Course: Avoiding Airborne Traffic 
Richard McSpadden, Executive Director, AOPA Air Safety Institute 

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 
Drone Operations and the Complete Remote Pilot
 

Dr. David Ison, author, Unmanned Aircraft Systems Test Prep 
Presented by Aviation Supplies & Academics, Inc. Gold Level Sponsor

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 Credit

1:00 PM

Keynote Presentation: The Speed of Life | Perseverance and Triumph over Tragedy 
Major Brian Shul, USAF, Retired, author

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 Credit

Room 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

 

Keynote Speakers

Johnny D. Summers

FAA Designated Pilot Examiner, Seattle FSDO

The Engine Failure: When you only have one

Once the engine quits, it’s too late to prepare. We’ll take a systematic look at being prepared for an engine failure in a single engine airplane. After reviewing preflight planning techniques, we’ll discuss how to prepare for when your engine fails and you do not have another one handy. Once the engine gets quiet, it’s too late to plan.

Johnny Summers is a professional airline pilot. But he's more than a pilot, he's a pilot giving back to his aviation community. It doesn't matter what aviation event you attend in the Seattle area, Johnny has a way of being there. Where's Waldo has turned into Where's Johnny?

 He's got 13,000 hours of flight time.  As FAA designated pilot examiner he administers tests for ASEL Private, Instrument, Commercial, Military competency, foreign pilot conversion, Canadian conversion, CFI, and CFII certificates.

Johnny began  his flying career as a US Army helicopter pilot. But after completing his degree, he transferred to the US Air Force and flew KC-135s refueling the SR-71 and then the F-117. 

He piloted the US Air Force Academy’s Wings of Blue competition parachute team, and was an instructor pilot at the Academy’s Flight Screening Program. Johnny spent three years as an Assistant Professor of Aerospace Studies at Texas Christian University where he was recognized for his teaching skills. 

Johnny has been a Regional Director of Flight Operations, Regional Director of Training, Chief Flight Instructor, Chief Pilot, and FAR 141 Commercial Chief Instructor. In 1997, Johnny was recognized as the FAA National Aviation Safety Counselor of the Year. In 2012 Johnny received the Washington Aviation Association’s Spirit of Aviation Award. 

Richard McSpadden

Executive Director, AOPA Air Safety Institute

IFR Decision Making: Chasing Choices

Processing information and making clear decisions while flying in IMC can be challenging. In this seminar we’ll analyze accident scenarios where stress and confusion in IMC can lead to task saturation, problematic choices, and suboptimal decisions.

Richard McSpadden leads ASI’s efforts to reduce general aviation mishaps through research, education, and industry collaboration.

Richard is a commercial pilot and CFI with over 4,500 hours in 30 years of flying a variety of civilian and military aircraft. He has extensive experience in aviation safety, including ground, flight, and special event operations.

Prior to joining ASI, Richard had a successful career at Hewlett Packard leading large, geographically dispersed operations providing business-critical information technology services. Prior to HP, Richard closed his 20-year Air Force career as the Commander and Flight Leader of the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds flight demonstration team where he headed the U.S. Air Force’s flagship organization and led over 100 flight performances.

Mark Baker

President, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association

AOPA Northwest Presidental Address and the State of General Aviation

Join AOPA President Mark Baker for a discussion on the issues that most directly affect your freedom to fly. He will talk about AOPA’s work to make aviation more accessible for everyone, the ongoing fight against the so-called privatization of air traffic control, and BasicMed, the new alternative medical certification.  

 

Mark R. Baker, a longtime general aviation (GA) pilot, has been named president and chief executive officer of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA), the world's largest aviation association. Baker is only the fifth AOPA president since the association's founding nearly 75 years ago.

"We are pleased to announce that Mark Baker has been selected as the next president and chief executive officer of AOPA," said Bill Trimble, chairman of the AOPA Board of Trustees. "He has all the tools this job demands. Mark brings 35 years of involvement in the GA community as a pilot and decades of experience in leadership positions in the home improvement industry, such as Scotts Miracle-Gro Company and The Home Depot. He has an extraordinary understanding of the importance of serving our membership and advancing their needs. He is well-suited to build on the foundation established by his predecessors and move AOPA forward."

A native Minnesotan, Baker, 55, became a pilot in his twenties and has logged more than 7,500 hours of flight time. The pilot community and his close flying friends are the reason he can be found at an airport or a seaplane base nearly every weekend. An aircraft owner, Baker enjoys flying everything from light seaplanes to turbines to helicopters, but his favorite airplane continues to be his Piper Super Cub. Baker and his wife, Vickie, have four children and six grandchildren. Not only did he encourage his father to learn to fly, but two of his sons-in-law have their pilot's certificates and his own son will become a pilot soon as well.

"Being selected as only the fifth leader of AOPA is a tremendous honor," said Baker, an AOPA member since 1987. "Many of my happiest moments have been spent flying and sharing my passion for aviation with others. I am committed to the priorities of the membership and will ensure that AOPA's focus remains on carrying out our mission of protecting the freedom to fly.

"I am very much looking forward to getting out and meeting and listening to the members, and then using the feedback to focus valuable resources where they will most benefit GA pilots and increase the value of membership.  I believe this approach can also be useful in increasing member participation in AOPA and driving increased GA flight activity."

Trimble thanked outgoing president Craig Fuller for his efforts. "On behalf of the Board of Trustees, I want to thank Craig Fuller for his five years in the left seat at AOPA. He served as a formidable advocate on behalf of the general aviation community, helped to forge partnerships with other aviation associations and provided important guidance at a challenging moment in our history. We wish him well as he moves on to the next stage of his distinguished career," said Trimble, who has led AOPA's Board since 2005.

The AOPA Board of Trustees' search committee began looking for AOPA's new leader earlier this year, after Fuller informed the Board of his intent to move on to other opportunities. The Board retained the national search firm of Heidrick & Struggles to help identify final candidates from among the association's nearly 400,000 members, and Baker emerged as an outstanding candidate for the position.

Through the years, Baker worked his way up through the home improvement business and brings a sharp focus on customer service that will translate well to a membership association. Most recently, he served as CEO of Orchard Supply Hardware Stores Corporation, a leading retailer of home improvement and garden products. Baker also served in senior executive roles at Scotts Miracle-Gro Company, Gander Mountain Company and The Home Depot. Earlier in his career, he also worked for HomeBase, Scotty's Home Improvement Centers and Knox Hardware and Lumber. He is an alumnus of the University of Minnesota.

Baker enjoys spending time flying Young Eagles, youths aged 8-17 who are interested in aviation and are given the opportunity to fly in GA aircraft, and has donated time and resources in the past to other Experimental Aircraft Association initiatives. He also has served on several corporate boards and has been involved in leadership roles with nonprofit organizations including City of Hope, a leading biomedical research, treatment and education institution in Duarte, California, which he has supported since the 1980s.

With this appointment, Baker also will become chairman of AOPA's Political Action Committee, chief executive officer of the AOPA Foundation and publisher of AOPA Pilot, the world's largest and most influential aviation publication.

Baker is to take office on September 6, 2013, following formal appointment by the Board of Trustees at the Annual Meeting of Members in Frederick, Maryland.

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