The FAA Production Studios based on the Sun ‘n Fun campus at Florida’s Lakeland Linder Regional Airport (LAL) will host its annual Light-Sport Aircraft Seminar Saturday, Jan. 8.
The seminar opens with Dean Vogel speaking at 10 a.m. about which persons can do what repairs and maintenance on LSAs. While aimed at owner and A&P mechanics, Vogel’s talk will include qualifications for performing maintenance on LSAs, answering often asked questions. Vogel operates Lockwood Aviation’s maintenance school, the Aero Technical Institute, aimed at the LSA market.
Phil Lockwood follows at 11 a.m. speaking about Rotax engine maintenance and repairs, specifically addressing the very popular Rotax 9-series engines. Get the latest service and operational information on the Rotax 912 engines including the newest recommendations on fuel and oil. Lockwood serves as president and CEO of Lockwood Aviation Supply, a company he founded in 1989, which is now the largest service center for Rotax aircraft engines in North America and a major source for all types of LSA parts and accessories. Another of his companies, Lockwood Aviation Repair, is an FAA licensed repair station (L2DR339H) that specializes in the repair and overhaul of Rotax Aircraft engines.
After lunch, Dynon expert Kirk Kleinholz will speak at 1:15 p.m. on glass panel technology for sport aircraft. Learn about the technology that makes electronic flight information systems affordable and practical for small general aviation aircraft. Kleinholz has been Sales Account Manager for Dynon Avionics for two years and a pilot for 16 years. He is an active CFII, tailwheel instructor and multi-engine pilot and an earlier in his career was aircrew and an antisubmarine acoustic operator in US Navy P-3s.
Wrapping up the 2011 LSA Safety Seminar will be Dr. James McManus, starting at 2:15 p.m. talking about LSAs on floats. McManus, Executive Director of the Seaplane Pilots Association, will cover making an LSA into a seaplane and will present the technical, practical and recreational aspects of putting sport planes on floats.
Registration, coffee & donuts start at 9 a.m. and the safety seminar will end at 3 p.m. Attendance is free and all sessions will be uplinked using FAA’s video feed capability.