Fluid Power Hydraulics, Pneumatics, Electrical & Schematic Industrial Training

Hydraulics / Pneumatics / Electronics

Continuing Education for American Industry
  • “The most relevant fluid power course we have ever attended.” -Dave Gramm, Boise Cascade-Kettle Falls, WA
  • “Thorough, very informative, no nonsense and fun.” –Lee Martin, Maintenance Mgr., Weyerhaueser Co.-Pe Ell, WA
  • “We have had an old Vicker's Hydraulic Trainer for many years. We purchased a FAST II model 1-AA from FPTA, LLC and our instructors were absolutely thrilled with it's performance, and the price was more than competitive with others.” -Ken O'Conner, ABC Tech, Ashville, NC

Fluid Power Training Associates, LLC

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(FPTA) is a domestic industry leader in consulting and training in hydraulics, hydrostatics, pneumatics and electronics. FPTA provides training through its nationwide workshop series and onsite training programs tailored to meet specific customer needs. FPTA designs, manufactures and distributes the FAST II line of portable trainers which are used in FPTA workshops to add the hands-on training experience, and by many Universities and agencies for their own training programs as well. Detailed Training Manuals and DVDs complete the FPTA training experience.

Established in 1980, FPTA has provided valuable training for over 30 years to many leading companies and government agencies, both domestic and international.

Just a few of our many satisfied customers include:

Boise Cascade ARCO Petroleum Weyerhaeuser
Teledyne – Wah Chang Auburn University Kaiser Aluminum
Georgia Pacific Scott Paper Alabama Power
John Deere Hormel Gulf Power
Alaska DOT Florida DOT City of Minneapolis
Utah Power & Light Bonneville Power Administration Carolina Power & Light
Caltrans Los Angeles Dept. of Water & Power Glacier National Park
National Radio Astronomy Observatory City of Phoenix City of Yuma
City of Tacoma City of Seattle Ohio Edison
International Paper Tennessee Valley Authority Robinson Ruth Copper Mine
Pacific Fleet Managers Association Tucson Electric Power City of San Diego
RMFMA Spokane Transit Authority John Deere
Florida Administration of Government Fleet Administrators Municipal Equipment Managers Association of Southern California

First Group Vehicle Maintenance

The Boeing Company Weihai HHH (China) Texas A & M University
Seminole Electric TVH forklift components BARDEX
AVISTA Utilities


George Lonner Teaching a Fluid Power Training CoursePersonalized Training

Class sizes are intentionally kept small (limited to 16 students) to maximize hands on experience for all students with the FAST II Hydraulic Trainers. Not only do our instructors get to know their students, but the small group atmosphere provides for plenty of interaction and question-and-answer opportunities.

Affordable Pricing

Highly qualified instructors and easy to understand training materials are a hallmark of FPTA. Our training programs are not only attractively priced, but are also easily justified in your training budget. Jim Lane, Fleet Services Manager at Utah Power and Light, told us that sending 62 maintenance people to our ‘Basic Hydraulics’ program produced a million dollars in savings.


Fluid Power Training Associates is an independent training and consulting company, and not associated with any manufacturer. All our training materials and instructional content have been developed over 30 years of service to the industrial heartland of the USA, and are state of the art .

Training CDs and DVDs

Easy to use — learn the basics with user friendly, frame-by-frame animations. Our CDs are interactive and allow the student to actually build virtual circuits and observe them in operation. Self-paced, our training materials will help you understand components through interactive learning labs, 3D models, and schematics. Allows you to learn and review material at your own speed.

Fast II© Unit IAA Hydraulic & Pneumatic Trainer

FAST II Trainers

FPTA designs and manufactures a line of hydraulic and pneumatic hands-on training and demonstration units known as FAST II. We have 6 models to choose from based on the complexity and needs of the customer. Click here for more information and specifications on the FAST II.

About the Founder of FPTA

George Lonner founded Fluid Power Training Associates, LLC in 1980. Mr. Lonner holds degrees from Georgetown University (BSFS), the University of Minnesota (MA), and Case Western Reserve University (Diplomate in Mechanical Engineering).

He has significant fluid power and other relevant teaching experience at the collegiate level, including Gonzaga University, Whitworth College, Auburn University and Washington State University. In addition, he designed, implemented and taught the Fluid Power Module in the Engineering Technology Department at the University of Alaska (Anchorage).

Mr. Lonner has over 40 years of field and in-plant fluid power experience, including 20 years with Parker Hannifin, where he was responsible for developing company activities in Africa, the Middle East, Latin America and the Caribbean. As the primary instructor for Fluid Power Training Associates, Mr. Lonner has taught over 1,000 fluid power training programs worldwide since 1980, and is a certified Fluid Power Instructor and Consultant.