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What is Wrong with My Engine - Seminar for Pilots and Mechanics
Piston Reciprocating Engine Operation & Maintenance for Pilots and Mechanics
Date and Time:
Thursday, February 15, 2018, starting at 18:00 Eastern Standard Time Download Calendar File
Dave J. Fogarty
Brief Description:

A two hour seminar which includes discussion topics on the operation of normally aspirated and fuel injected engines – 4 & 6 cylinder horizontally opposed air cooled aircraft engines. Hot starting techniques, warm and cold weather operations will be also discussed.

Maintenance considerations for the owner, including spark plug selection, magneto, ignition wire and ignition switch maintenance intervals, induction filters, engine oil selection, engine oil change frequency, engine oil analysis benefits, cylinder compression tests, cylinder valve train inspections, battery and electrical starting systems, fuel and oil hose selection and service intervals will all be discussed.

Fuel injection system maintenance and operation. Carburetor maintenance and operation.  Fuel priming systems and priming safety. How to avoid induction flooding and potential induction fires during starting operations.

How to make your engine(s) run to the manufacturer’s recommended TBO limits without excessive expense. Short and long term storage of your engine during down time intervals.

And last but not least: Lean of Peak verses Rich of Peak engine operations. The good, the bad and the ugly truths.



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Location of Seminar:
Broward College South Campus
7200 Pines Blvd. Pembroke Pines, FL
Building 66, room 139/156
Hollywood, FL 33024
Directions to Venue:

If you are on I-95, EXIT Pembroke Pines Blvd. WEST, then LEFT into Broward College, LEFT in the college, around all the parking lots, till the LAST building, that, would be Number 66.

Come in, follow signs.


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Fly-in Seminar?:
70 seats at the facility, 0 remaining for online registration.
Registration Information:
Seminar has passed.
Sponsoring Division:
FAASTeam And FSDO 019
Contact Information:
Phone: (954) 684-5644
Additional Event Information & Acknowledgement of Industry Sponsor(s):

Thanks to Broward Aviation College, for their continued support with our seminars.

Big cheers to our instructor for the evening: David J Fogarty - ATP MEL, SEL, SES, CAMES, CFI-MEI, -AIS, A&P-IA and FAAST Team Leader.

Dave Fogarty is a high time (> 9,000 hr ) FAA airline transport & type rated land and seaplane pilot, certificated flight instructor, & airframe and power plant mechanic with inspection authorization. Dave co-owns and operates a part 61 flight school and a full service piston / turbo prop and turbine aircraft maintenance facility at the Pompano Beach Airpark (KPMP) and has been an FAA Safety Team member for many years.

Equal Access Information:
The FAA Safety Team (FAASTeam) is committed to providing equal access to this meeting/event for all participants. If you need alternative formats or services because of a disability, please communicate your request as soon as possible with the person in the “Contact Information” area of the meeting/event notice. Note that two weeks is usually required to arrange services.
Credit Applicability:
1 Credit for Basic Knowledge Topic 3
1 Hour Total for AMT
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