The 2007 Northwest Aviation Conference & Trade Show takes place Feb. 24-25 at the Western Washington Fairgrounds in Puyallup, Wash.
The event, sponsored by the Washington Aviation Association, is a showcase for all things aviation in the Pacific Northwest. If you need a part for your airplane, are shopping for avionics, or have questions about careers in aviation, the show is your place for one-stop shopping.
The two-day event features product demonstrations, aircraft displays, information booths and speakers, who include AOPA President Phil Boyer, noted instructor and humorist Rod Machado, and aerobatics instructor Rich Stowell.
“Both Rich and Rod are speaking on both Saturday and Sunday, but they will have different topics both days,” said Trade Show Coordinator Rachel Hansen.
Hansen noted that this year there are five rooms that will host a variety of seminars. “We tried to get something for everybody,” she said. “There are seminars for mechanics, pilots and aircraft owners. Something will be going on at all times. We have a list of the AOPA seminars on the website and in the show program. Those will be running both Saturday and Sunday. That way if you miss it on Saturday you have Sunday to catch it.”
One of the more popular presentations is done by Horizon Air about careers in the airline industry.
“I heard they hired 15 people out of the show last year,” Hansen said.
This year the number of exhibitors is up from 220 to 280.
“We’ve moved some of the static exhibits around so that we could accommodate more exhibitors,” she said.
The Museum of Flight, in conjunction with the FAA and Civil Air Patrol, will have a program for children. There also will be flight simulator games.
Tickets for the Saturday evening banquet, which cost $45, must be purchased in advance.
Admission is $5 at the door. “That’s good for two days and kids are admitted free,” said Hansen.
For more information: 866-WAA-SHOW