Wicks Welding Workshop Offered

As part of its continuing workshops program for aircraft builders, Wicks Aircraft Supply will offer a TIG welding workshop on February 27 and 28, 2010. Featuring "Mister TIG," aka Wyatt Swaim, the event will be a hands-on experience with TIG welding equipment.

During the 16 hours, participants will learn the basics of welding 4130 chrome-moly tubing, mild steel and aluminum for creating fuel tanks. Basic metallurgy will also be explored. The workshop is designed to provide instruction for 9 to 12 people. The cost is $425 per person, or $399 for EAA and SCCA members. Coffee, donuts and lunch will be provided at the Highland, Illinois site.

"Anyone contemplating an aircraft that involves a steel tube fuselage or aluminum fuel tanks will find this program invaluable," said Scott Wick, president of Wicks. "They should leave here after two days with the confidence to go home and complete any welding required for their aircraft project."

For further information, call 800/221-9425 or visit Wicks Aircraft Supply.

KITPLANES Editor at Large Marc Cook has been in aviation journalism for 23 years and in magazine work for more than 25. He is a 4500-hour instrument-rated, multi-engine pilot with experience in nearly 150 types. He’s completed two kit aircraft, an Aero Designs Pulsar XP and a Glastar Sportsman 2+2.

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