ACE Lighting Maintenance Virtual Review Course

May 3-6, 2021 | 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. ET Daily | LIVE Online Training


This course is designed to provide detailed electrical theory and proven maintenance techniques while educating and challenging airport personnel with airfield lighting maintenance responsibilities. Distinguish yourself within your field by earning this prestigious, unique certification. Receive the best possible education on safety and efficiently operating and maintaining your airfield's lighting systems by becoming an ACE today!


* This is the first comprehensive, professional certification course for airfield lighting maintenance personnel at any airport, anywhere in the nation. * The extensive curriculum based on FAA, U.S. military and international recommendations. * Learn from aviation professionals with extensive experience in and knowledge of airfield lighting maintenance. * Maintain compliance with FAA AC 150/5340-26B.
* Earn a prestigious designation and become a part of an elite group of airfield lighting professionals.
* Network with colleagues from around the country and share important lighting maintenance experiences and lessons learned. 
* Receive sample test questions and formulate study groups to prepare you for the ACE Lighting final exam. Read more here about our new exam process.


This virtual training is $1,300 for the full review course.

Do not miss our special rate of $410 for the ACE Lighting Program Fee. 
*You MUST submit the ACE Lighting Program Fee to take the final certification exam.

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May 3
10:00 am—3:00 pm

Day 1

Standards and Methods; Series Circuits

Seward Ford, President, Visual Aids Services

Bryan Fountain, ACE, Technical Sales Support Engineer, MALMS Navaid, Inc.

5/3/2021 10:00:00 AM5/3/2021 3:00:00 PM
May 4
10:00 am—3:00 pm

Day 2

Current Regulators; Series Circuit Transformers; Runway & Taxiway Fixtures

5/4/2021 10:00:00 AM5/4/2021 3:00:00 PM
May 5
10:00 am—3:00 pm

Day 3

Runway & Taxiway Fixture Maintenance; Guidance Signs; Visual Aids; Lights and Visual Approach Slope Indicators; Control Systems

5/5/2021 10:00:00 AM5/5/2021 3:00:00 PM
May 6
10:00 am—3:00 pm

Day 4

Safety; Test Equipment & Measurements; Standby Power Systems; Maintenance Management

5/6/2021 10:00:00 AM5/6/2021 3:00:00 PM


Mr. Seward Ford

Visual Aids Services
Windsor, CT

Seward Ford is a graduate electrical engineer and has been associated with the airport. Lighting industry for nearly 50 years. He was employed by Crouse-Hinds Airport Lighting Products for a number of years holding various positions during his tenure including Manager of Engineering and Marketing Manager. Mr. Ford is currently President of Visual Aids Services that provides various support and consulting services for the visual aids industry. He has worked on several FAA development projects including an LED RWSL system that utilized a more efficient power distribution system. He currently works as an instructor for the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) Airport lighting Maintenance ACE Course and is an associate of Navaid Lighting Associates, providing specialized training and consulting in all phases of the airport lighting industry. He was technical advisor for 10 years to the United States IEC subcommittee TC 97 which is generating recognized worldwide standards for airport lighting. Mr. Ford is a member emeritus and past chairman of the Illuminating Engineering Society Airport Lighting Committee. He chaired the Illuminating Engineering Society subcommittee that formulated with FAA the industry third party testing program for certification of airfield lighting products to FAA advisory circulars qualification requirements. He has worked on the upgrading and development of various FAA Advisory Circulars and has contributed a number of technical papers during his career.


Mr. Bryan Fountain, ACE

Technical Sales Support Engineer
MALMS Navaid, Inc.
Rutherfordton, NC

Bryan Fountain holds an Unlimited Master Electrician License and is ACE certified with more than 20 years of experience in electrical installation and management for projects ranging in size from 10 k to 4 mil on Design Build, Private, Federal, State, and municipal projects. Now working with MALMS NavAid providing airfield photometric testing, commissioning, and other support services in North America and abroad since 2016