NATA Concludes First Certified QC Inspector Workshop

Last week, NATA held its first Certified QC Inspector Workshop at Wilson Air Center in Charlotte, NC. The two-day event focused exclusively on aviation fuel quality control and how to deliver clean, dry and on specification fuel to aircraft, through proper receipt, storage, and handling procedures.

The workshop was led by Steve Berry, NATA’s Trainer and Content Manager and Keith Clark, Phillips 66’s QC Technical Representative. Through classroom and hands-on sessions, attendees learned how to setup and organize fuel quality control records and documentation for the receipt of fuel and QC inspections. Attendees were also provided an industry update by Scott Drafall of Facet Filters on the status of the monitor filter issue.

NATA would like to thank Phillips 66, Facet Filters and Wilson Air Center staff for making this event possible. For more information on other upcoming NATA events, please visit


QC Technical Rep Keith Clark demonstrates the free water test using a Velcon Hydro-Kit.



Attendee Josh Matekovic of Clovis Airport in Texico, NM participates in the quarterly external water defense check of a filter/separator vessel.


Scott Drafall of Facet Filters provides attendees an industry update on the status of monitor filters.

NATA’s Safety 1st Training Is Coming to a City Near You!


ALS Regional WorkshopSafety 1st Advanced Line Service (ALS) Workshop is a two-day training event designed to provide the knowledge and skills needed to make your line service team succeed and become new leaders within your company. You can increase your savings by adding the Supervisor Online course or the PLST (initial or recurrent) course when registering for the workshop. Below you will find our 2016 schedule:

For more information or to register, please visit


Safety 1st Launches the Advanced Line Service Regional Workshop

Today NATA announced the launch of its newest offering, the Advanced Line Service Regional Workshop. The workshop will be held May 14th and 15th at St. Louis Downtown Airport. We are very excited about this launch because this new workshop resulted from listening to you, our members.


This workshop is designed to bring quality in-person training content while keeping the travel costs for participants much lower. The workshop only registration cost is only $175 for NATA members.

The ALS Regional Workshop includes:

  • Both classroom and hands-on training in advanced aviation fuel handling & quality control and the use of portable fire extinguishers (will include live fire practice)
  • Renowned customer service training presented by ServiceElementsTM
  • Leadership training, because being a leader isn’t just the job of your boss!
  • A session we call, Speaking the Language of Aviation

Past Safety 1st seminars included a certificate that met the requirements of 14 CFR 139.321, however, since we now offer that training in an online format, this workshop covers other important topics, including hands-on fire extinguisher training.

For those still wanting 14 CFR 139.321 certification, you can get a discount on this workshop if you sign up for our Supervisor Online or PLST program at the same time (check out our order form here).

At Safety 1st we believe in the value of in-person training. Between interacting directly with industry experts or networking with other attendees, dollars spent on in-person training get the best return. Fortunately with the Advanced Line Service Regional Workshop, it doesn’t take a lot of dollars to get a lot of training value.

Click here to visit the ALS Regional Workshop page to register.

Hope to see many of you in St. Louis in May!