HEAD HAL SHEVERS DEBRIEFS AFTER NBAA AND AOPA
convention, a lot of the real business is done in the hallways, the
reception rooms, and the quiet corners that movers and shakers find when
they need to talk turkey. The National Business Aviation Association
meeting in Atlanta and AOPA's annual get-together in Hartford provided
plenty of opportunities for the kind of informal discussions that often
lay the groundwork for future projects. Someone who seems to be
everywhere at these events is Hal Shevers, president of Sporty's Pilot
Shop. AVweb's Russ Niles talked with Hal about what was seen and
heard at these two major events.
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ALL THESE ROTAX ENGINES COME FROM?
MARK PASKIEVICH CLUES US
Visit your local airport, and chances are you'll hear a
different sound in the air these days. Rotax engines, until recently
relegated almost entirely to the ultralight segment, are in almost all
Light Sport Aircraft now being sold in the U.S., and it's a case of the
right engine at the right time, according to Mark Paskievich of Rotech
Research Canada Limited. The Canadian company pioneered the gearbox
technology that led to the development of Rotax aviation engines.
AVweb's Russ Niles talked with Paskievich about the success of
the engines worldwide and their humble beginnings in British
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