Aero Technical Institute Holding Sessions At Sebring
Aero Technical Institute will be holding training classes
focused on Rotax engine maintenance just before the Sebring LSA
Expo. "More than 80% of the aircraft in the Light-Sport Aircraft
category are using the Rotax power plants,” said Aero
Technical Institute’s Director and Rotax expert, Dean Vogel.
He noted they still have class slots open for the days leading up
to the Sebring LSA Expo.
Those classes include:
Service Training ($495) — Offered January 13th and 14th
— Covers the engine systems, operational issues, routine
service, and inspections, including the condition inspection (100
hour or annual). It is intended for the Light Sport operator/owner
and as an introductory course for homebuilders and licensed
maintainers. Each course is a prerequisite for the one that
Maintenance ($495) — Offered January 16th and 17th
— Continues deeper into engine systems and installation
issues, troubleshooting and major component disassembly. It is
intended for homebuilders and licensed maintainers. Each course is
a prerequisite for the one that follows.
Heavy Maintenance ($695) — Continues covering engine
disassembly of all components, except splitting the case, and goes
into the repair of the major engine components. This course is
intended for maintainers who will be setting up or working in a
heavy maintenance repair center. A minimum experience level is also
required for the Heavy Maintenance level of training.
Class for 2-stroke Rotax engines — A class is scheduled
for the two days immediately after the Expo (23rd and 24th).
“We like to schedule these classes close to airshows like
Sport Aviation Expo and Sun 'n Fun,” said Vogel. “Many
customers have no problem with the cost of the class, but when the
cost of transportation is added, they struggle with a decision.
Planning our classes close to shows that customers are attending
anyway makes it much easier for operators and maintainers to