Rotax engine training classes offered

Are you planning to attend the Sebring U.S. Sport Aviation Expo Jan. 19-22? Are you an Airframe & Powerplant mechanic? Are you a Rotax repairman? Are you a Light-Sport Aircraft owner who wants the latest info about your Rotax engine? Aero Technical Institute is offering a number of classes slated for the days around the Expo.

The Aero Technical Institute’s Director and Rotax expert, Dean Vogel, advised, “More than 80% of the aircraft in the Light-Sport Aircraft category are using the Rotax power plants.” He noted they still have class slots open for the days leading up to the Sebring LSA Expo.

Classes offered include:

Class #1 Service Training ($495) – Offered Jan. 13-14 – 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 follows.

Class #2 Maintenance ($495) – Offered Jan. 16th-17 – 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.

Class #3 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 (Jan. 23-24).

“We like to schedule these classes close to airshows like Sport Aviation Expo and Sun ‘n Fun,” observed 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 afford.

Aero Technical Institute (ATI) specializes in Rotax Aircraft Engine Maintenance Training. ATI is associated with Lockwood Aviation Supply in Sebring, Florida, a company that has been specializing in Rotax aircraft engines for over 25 years.

For more information: 863-655-5100; or

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