GPS and Glass Cockpits, WAAS, Workshops all in a trip to Puyallup

Maxcrafts staff head to Puyallup

Steve and Wade head on a road trip to Puyallup Washington for the the 29th Northwest Aviation Conference and Trade Show.  Over 12,000 aviation enthusiasts gather in Western Washington for this event.

The speakers included Craig Fuller, AOPA President; Rod Machado, pilot and author of aviation flight training material; Bruce Belgum, AOPA Air Safety Institute.

Workshops went from GPS and Glass cockpits, WAAS, Garmin, weather and more!    It was full of information from your aviation medical to aviation maintenance.

Wade next to a P51 Mustang

Wade told us his Puyallup Story:

We ventured down toSeattle Friday afternoon and headed straight for The Museum of Flight on Boeing Field.  Where we had a whirl wind tour of the great aircraft on display, my favourite being the P51 Mustang! Then we had a great dinner with the Washington Float Plane Association, who have a lot in common with our BC Floatplane Association. They had a great speaker, (Mike Kincaid) who was a Alaskan State Trooper for many years and who’s role was mainly as the bush plane pilot/trooper and go to all the remote communities that are spread pretty thin up there. His stories were colorful to say the least!

Steve next to a Corsair F4U

Saturday morning we started with a great breakfast and then set up our exposition booth, right beside the Garmin booth. I believe Garmin likes to associate themselves with Maxcraft! Steve had some good pointers to trade shows and talking with customers, which I understood but I’m not quite sure I have the same gift! We informed the public of our abilities and of our ties with most of the manufactures of avionics out there.

Some of the other presenters had interesting items on display, from Spencer Aviation  to Cirrus (having their new G1000 Perspective SR22 setup to look at) there were many ways of marketing.  I especially enjoyed talking with all the flying public and hearing the different stories of how their cockpit is managed!

Maxcraft and Garmin Booth

Over all, the Puyallup Trip was successful!  Steve and Wade met some wonderful people, ate some fabulous food, and helped spread the word of what kind of technology is now available for the aircraft’s owners instrument panel! See you next week!

Maxcraft Avionics is a leader in airplane and helicopter avionic system upgrades like the Garmin GTN series, including installation of everything from a basic VHF Radio and simple Garmin portable GPS all the way to TCAS, EFIS, and autopilot systems. We have the largest avionics facility in Canada and we have over 20,000 unique part numbers in our in inventory to repair your aircraft or upgrade your cockpit.

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