First Class Scheduled For August 4, 2007
With the advent of the light sport aircraft category, many
aircraft mechanics have had to become familiar with the erstwhile
Rotax 912 -- the powerplant of choice in many LSAs -- very quickly.
Until now, however, there has been little formal structure to that
Starting on Saturday August 4, 2007 Light Sport Airplanes West
of Salinas, CA -- in association with California Power Systems of
San Leandro, CA -- will host the first of its kind Official LSA
Line Maintenance School. Representatives with both companies tell
ANN the course meets the requirements for the endorsement of the
Engine Specialty portion of the light sport rule for Rotax 912
This is the first time the newly written Rotax factory approved
syllabus will be given, allowing attendees to fulfill this
important requirement. Up until now, all training that was
available was strictly informational for owner/operator schools,
and it did not fulfill the legal requirements on this material.
The 16-hour Rotax 912
Line Maintenance School Level 1 is for all interested mechanics and
end users. Class will be conducted by Rotax factory Trained
Technician Eric Tucker, and subjects covered will include:
- Rotax history and development in the aircraft engine
- In depth discussions on four stroke engine theory and
- Rotax engine designations and identification
- Detailed explanation of all scheduled maintenance tasks
- Bing Carburetion theory and maintenance
- Bing Carb synchronization both mechanically and pneumatic
- Oil, Filter, and coolant change
- Gearbox inspection, maintenance, testing, and theory
- Differential Compression Testing and evaluation
- Compliance with Rotax Factory Service Bulletins and warranty
Students will participate
hands-on in the all activities on an actual aircraft installation.
Participates will be supplied all printed material including all
Rotax Parts, Service, and Service Bulletin Manuals. All attendees
will receive a Certificate of Attendance, that is recognized as
fulfillment of LSA Level 1 Line Maintenance for Rotax 912
Class size is strictly limited to 20 students,
and registration must be guaranteed with a credit card number.
Credit cards will be pre-approved but not be charged until all
seats are filled. Cost of the two day course is $500.
While the seminar is open to anyone, this 16-hour course can
qualify companies to be eligible for Rotax Repair Station status
for Line Maintenance Level 1. Anyone interested in attending is
invited to contact the companies at the FMI links below.