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The Aero Experience is a celebration of Midwest aviation and aerospace achievement. We invite you to join us as we explore the treasures of Midwest aviation through first-hand experiences. Our contributors take turns flying lead, and we are always looking for new destinations. Check in with The Aero Experience frequently to see where we will land today, and then go out and have your own aero experiences!

Blue skies,

Carmelo Turdo, Mark Nankivil and Fred Harl - The Aero Experience Team












Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Wicks Aircraft Supply and Poly Fiber Present 2-Day Fabric Covering Workshop June 8-9

WICKS AIRCRAFT SUPPLY TEAMS UP WITH POLY FIBER FOR A TWO DAY FABRIC COVERING WORKSHOP TO BE HELD FRIDAY AND SATURDAY,
JUNE 8 & 9, 2012
WICKS AIRCRAFT SUPPLY
410 PINE STREET
HIGHLAND, ILLINOIS 62249
WICKS AIRCRAFT / POLY-FIBER WORKSHOP
This 2-day seminar will give you hands on experience learning the basics of fabric covering. Poly-Fiber Aircraft Coatings personnel will be running the hands-on seminar. Working from a syllabus that has been refined over the past 15 years, the presenters will demonstrate preparation, fitting, gluing, heat-shrinking, coatings, taping, rib stitching and final painting techniques.
Essentially, it’s a 16-hour hands-on course, working with the materials and learning the skills of aircraft covering. “We provide all the materials and tools for the class. In 2 days of cutting, stitching and painting, most people are ready to go home and cover wooden wings or a tube fuselage.”
Friday, June 8th
7:30-8:00 am - Registration (coffee & donuts)
8:00- 12:00 – Introduction and Safety
-Priming; Varnishing and Surface Prep
-Fabric Installation
-Heat Shrinking
-First coat of Poly Brush
12:00-12:30 - Lunch (provided)
12:30-5:00 – Envelopes and Tail-feathers
-Rib Lacing
-Fuselages
Saturday, June 9th:
8:00 am – Taping
-Heat smoothing tapes
12:00-12:30 - Lunch (provided)
12:30-4:30 – Spraying Poly Brush
-Spraying Poly Spray
-Spraying Poly Tone
-Repairs
-Topcoat paint review
Place: Wicks Aircraft Supply
410 Pine Street
Highland, IL 62249
Cost: $350 per person. Discounted price for EAA members - $325
Credit card required to secure your reservation. Your credit card will not be charged until the week of the workshop
Equipment: Poly Fiber manual, all tools and supplies for class are provided. Attendees may purchase any fabric, paint, spray equipment and painting tools and supplies. Wicks offer a 10% discount during the workshop.
Sign up @ wicksaircraft.com website for “Fabric Class ”, or call
1-800-221-9425 for more details and to reserve your spot.
Maximum class size: 25
Minimum class size: 12 (If 12 people are not signed up by June 1st, we will cancel the workshop and all deposits will be refunded. No refunds for airline tickets).
Hotels:
Holiday Inn Express, 20 Central Blvd., Highland, IL 62249 phone 618-651-1100.
Transportation: Shuttles to and from local hotels provided. Pick up and drop-off to local airports for those who wish to fly in. Shafer’s Metro East Airfield, in St. Jacob, IL (3K6); Highland Illinois Airfield (H07); Greenville Illinois Airport (GRE). Please call at least 2 days in advance so we can schedule your pick up and departure.

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