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From time to time, we host onsite events and seminars in our ongoing mission to inform, educate and provide hands on knowledge to our community of builders and mechanics.

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We have an RV Composite Class coming up:

This course will provide an overview of the composite parts and techniques used on Van's Aircraft RV-10 kits. We will focus on correct materials and processes, fitting the com posite top and doors, cowl, spinner, fairings, and other composit e parts. You will receive hands-on training to identify and use all necessary materials. Examples of completed and in-process assemblies will be available to view.

Who: Dave Saylor and Tim Farrell.

Dave: I started working with composite kitplanes in 1998. I'm an A&P/IA, and I have finished my personal RV-10 project, along with many other composite and aluminum projects. I received my BS in Aeronautics from San Jose State.

Tim: I have spent most of my time working on Lancairs. Teaching owners of kitplanes fiberglass and carbon fiber techniques and tricks is what I have always enjoyed most.

When: February 23 and 24, 2013 (Saturday & Sunday)

8AM-4PM Saturday
8AM-3PM Sunday

Where: AirCrafters


Watsonville Airport (KWVI)
140 Aviation Way
Watsonville, CA 95076
831-722-9141
www.AirCraftersLLC.com/seminars.htm

Class size is limited to 15 builders $425 payable by cash, check or credit card Please call or email to register, even if you have emailed expressing interest in the last few days. 50% deposit is required before February 1st, 2013. Balance due before class starts.

The nearest major airport is San Jose International. It's a 45 minute drive to KWVI.
The closest lodging is the Watsonville Comfort Inn: 831-728-2300. Be sure to ask for the pilot discount! Other lodging is available nearby. Also try the Holiday Inn Express.
Aircraft parking is available at the class site. Please call if we can help with logistics.
In the past we've offered co-builder discounts, which I'd be happy to extend again, but we still will need 10 full-fare types. So if you have someone who's a big part of the build that you'd like to bring along, please let us know.

  • Upcoming: EAA SportAir Workshop at Aircrafters

    March 23 & 24, 2013

    EAA SportAir will be landing at KWVI to offer their SportAir Workshops. Aircrafters is proud to host the SportAir Workshops when they come. To sign up, please follow the link at the bottom of the page.

    Composite Construction:
    The Composite Construction course will present basic composite building techniques. This two day course is an intensive "hands-on" workshop discussing tools needed, safety aspects of composites, moldless construction to include "hot-wiring", bonding methods for composite kitplanes, etc. A large amount of time will be spent learning the basics of composite construction.

    Electrical Systems, Wiring & Avionics:
    The Electrical Systems, Wiring, and Avionics course is a 2-day course. Our instructor is an expert with considerable experience in aircraft electrical systems and avionics and, most importantly, a teacher who can communicate complex ideas.

    Fabic Covering:
    The Fabric Covering workshop is just one of a family of workshops presented EAA. It is an intensive 2 day course on general fabric covering techniques using the Poly Fiber covering process. Other covering processes are covered in general form.

    Sheet Metal Basics:
    The sheet metal basics workshop is presented by EAA. This course is 2 days in duration and it is designed to help you discover that you really can build or restore your own airplane. Our goal is to present the basics of sheet metal applications and to give you a solid understanding of this method of construction.

    What's Involved in Kit Building:
    The goal of this seminar is to take you through the entire building process, discuss the relevant FAA rules (in plain English) and to dispel some of the common misconceptions involved in building your own aircraft. This seminar is invaluable for anyone desiring to build an airplane, either kit or plans-built. The instructor for the course will be a staff person from the Experimental Aircraft Association. Time is allotted for questions and answers.

    When:
    March 23 & 24 (Saturday & Sunday)
    7AM Saturday
    8AM Sunday

    Where:
    AirCrafters LLC
    Watsonville Airport (KWVI)
    140 Aviation Way
    Watsonville, CA 95076
    831-722-9141
    www.AirCraftersLLC.com

    The nearest major airport is San Jose International. a one hour drive from KWVI.
    Best lodging is the Watsonville Comfort Inn: 831-728-2300. Ask for the Pilot Discount. Aircraft parking is available at the class site. Please call if we can help with logistics.



  • EAA SportAir Workshops

    Check www.SportAir.com for scheduling

    AirCrafters will be hosting the following EAA SportAir Workshops here at our Watsonville facility

    Composite Construction
    Electrical Systems, Wiring and Avionics
    Sheet Metal
    Fabric Covering
    Plus a Saturday evening seminar -- What's Involved in Kitbuilding,

    For full course information and to sign up, see the SportAir web site at: http://www.sportair.com



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