EI Shot Peening Training at AirVenture

Author:  EI Shot Peening Training
Source:  The Shot Peener magazine, Vol 30, Issue 4, Fall 2016
Doc ID:  2016040
Year of Publication:  2016
Dave Barkley, Electronics Inc. Shot Peening Training Director and FAA Safety Team Member, was asked to speak at the 2016 EAA AirVenture. EAA stands for Experimental Aircraft Association and the organization describes itself as “a community of passionate aviation enthusiasts that promotes and supports recreational flying.” AirVenture is an annual summer convention at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Deemed the “World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration,” warbirds, vintage planes, homebuilts and ultralights are on display at the event that attracts over 500,000 aircraft enthusiasts. In addition to displays and air shows, the FAA conducts training along with EAA’s forums and demonstrations. And that’s where Dave came in. He gave a presentation to recreational aircraft builders and mechanics on how shot peening can reduce fatigue cracking of custom-made aircraft parts.

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