Learn Proper Care, Feeding Of Popular Sport-Plane
Rotax aircraft engine expert Phillip Lockwood will make his
signature presentation at two major airshows this summer. Lockwood
has a long track record of filling all seats in his Rotax forums,
so interested persons are encouraged to arrive early.
"I will offer the very popular four-stroke engine maintenance
seminar at the Arlington airshow in Washington State in mid-July,
and for EAA's AirVenture Oshkosh in late July/early August I will
offer one talk on four-stroke Rotax engines and another for the
two-stroke line," Lockwood said. The AirVenture forums take place
in two locations for best availability.
The Arlington session is scheduled for 12:00 PM to 1:00 on
Thursday, July 10 in Forum Tent B. For AirVenture, one talk titled,
"Rotax 912 Introduction to Service and Maintenance" takes place at
the Sporty's Pavilion in AirVenture's Forums Plaza at 8:30 AM to
9:45 on Tuesday, July 29, 2008. Another talk, "The Pilots Guide To
Rotax Aircraft Engine Maintenance - The Two Strokes" occurs in the
Ultralight/Light Plane area (near the big red barn) at 11:30 AM to
12:45 on Thursday, July 31, 2008. At both shows, schedules are
posted near the forum locations so attendees can easily verify
times and dates.
"The Arlington and Sporty's Pavilion presentations are great for
A&P mechanics and aircraft owners who want to learn more about
the training, tools and general requirements for maintaining the
Rotax 912," said Lockwood. Pilots operating two-stroke Rotax
engines will find the Ultralight/Light Plane Area presentation may
perfectly address their needs.
As president of the number-one Rotax service center in North
America, Lockwood will offer his insight into the best ways to
maintain and operate your Rotax 9 series aircraft engine. His Rotax
912 talk will aid understanding of the current FAA requirements for
performing maintenance on Rotax powered SLSA.
"It is the perfect introduction for
A&P mechanics being asked to perform maintenance on the
enlarging US fleet of Light-Sport Aircraft," Lockwood said. All
Rotax owners or operators may benefit by attending.
After hearing Lockwood's presentation, A&P mechanics that
wish to go forward with complete engine training can contact Aero
Technical Institute (ATI) regarding classes to increase their
ability to service Rotax engines. A set of sixteen-hour courses is
offered by ATI at the Sebring Airport facilities of Lockwood
Aviation. Contact ATI at 863-655-7373 for more information on the
upcoming A&P courses.
The 9-series engines from Rotax power an overwhelming majority
of Light-Sport Aircraft (LSA). Since 1973, Rotax has delivered more
than 125,000 engines and annually produces more than 200,000
powerplants for a variety of vehicles, 70% of which are four stroke
Lockwood Aviation is the country's largest and busiest service
organization for Rotax engines.