Abaris Training Resources, Inc. will be attending the 2017 EAA AirVenture Airshow & Fly-in July 24-30 at The Convention Grounds adjacent to the Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. The annual AirVenture event draws over a half million spectators and participants to “The World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration” featuring aircraft of all sizes and types from around the world.
This year’s airshow features dawn-to-dusk air performances, exhibits, forums, workshops, and other related demonstrations. Only to be topped by the performance of the US Navy Blue Angels, Abaris Training’s own president Michael J. (Mike) Hoke will be presenting two 75-minute courses about composite repairs at the event, described as follows:
Composite Repair Types
Monday, July 24 · 10:00 AM – 11:15 AM; Workshop Classroom C
This course covers different possible types of composite repairs, such as bonded scarfed or stepped repairs, bonded metallic or composite doublers, mechanically fastened doublers, etc. Some damage examples are shown, the problem of “hidden” damage is discussed, and some examples of what not to do are included.
New Issues in Composite Repairs
Tuesday, July 25 · 1:00 PM – 2:15 PM; Forum Stage 5
This presentation covers various ways of heating composite repair for curing, with advantages and disadvantages of each method. Thermal uniformity issues are covered. A couple of repair-related failures are shown, along with a discussion of what went wrong. A well-done, critical to flight safety repair is shown. DVD repair technology is covered. The FAA’s concern with “High-Energy Wide Area Blunt Impacts” (HEWABI) is discussed, along with coverage of the FAA’s “Bonded Repair Size Limits” (BRSL) policy statement.
For more information and a full schedule of events, visit the EAA AirVenture Oshkosh website at: www.eaa.org/en/airventure.