In the LSA space, we presently have five engine suppliers that either have ASTM approval or FAA certification approval that grants them the chance to power Light-Sport Aircraft. The five brands are: Rotax, Continental, Jabiru, Lycoming, and HKS. For customers who like doing their own maintenance or for mechanics who want to have all the knowledge they need, company-presented seminars are invaluable. Since they have decades of history and a have been used on Type Certified airplanes, Continental and Lycoming enjoy broad awareness of mechanics around the world. Rotax has also pursued regular training for mechanics to work on their engines. Jabiru has also done these and their U.S. distributor just announced their latest in the Sunshine State of Florida.
Peter Krotje of Jabiru USA Sport Aircraft, LLC, sent notice of a two day seminar to take place over February 7th and 8th, 2014 at Voyager Aviation Services on Merritt Island (street address for GPS-equipped drivers: 475 Manor Drive; zipcode 32952). This east coast airport is about an hour south of Daytona Beach and north of the Space Center in Titusville or Cocoa Beach, Florida. To schedule a position at the event, contact Pete at Jabiru by calling 931-680-2800. More contact info can be found on the Jabiru Referral Page.
On Friday, February 7th, the seminar will cover: Introduction; Parts Identification; How Systems & Parts Work; Installation Considerations; Routine Maintenance Tasks; and Bing Carburetor Tuning & Maintenance. Continuing on Saturday February 8th, the seminar will delve into: Electrical System; Instrumentation; Manuals & Bulletins; and, Class Engine Assembly. If you have a Jabiru powerplant, either on a Jabiru aircraft or one of the many kit-built aircraft that use the four cylinder 81-horsepower or six cylinder 120-horsepower engines, you may wish to contact Pete Krotje as soon as possible. No capacity was stated in the announcement but these seminars often fill up, so act soon and become better informed.