FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – February 21st, 2020

Contact: Tracey Gregorash, General Manager – t. 204.788-4765

Sessions Help Keep Legacy Aircraft Engines In The Air Alongside Centennial of 1st Flight in Area

Winnipeg, Canada – It would seem the successful momentum of Aero Recip’s R985 training sessions is creating demand in Canada’s north. After receiving a request from one of the area’s well-known, respected aircraft maintenance companies, Justin Rogers at Rodan Air Maintenance Inc, Aero Recip has announced its next training session for Whitehorse, Yukon Territories.

While the northern regions of both Canada and the U.S. require piston engine aircraft to keep their economies moving, radial piston engine theory & maintenance training is a limited part of training school curriculums. “Beaver aircraft are still very popular because they serve rugged and remote areas” says Tracey Gregorash, General Manager of Aero Recip. “They can handle a payload of passengers and cargo that other aircraft can’t.”

Facilitated by Aero Recip Technical Advisor Wayne Cathers, training is a multi-media, two-way exchange between Aero Recip and session attendees, with Cathers focusing on P & W engine theory and maintenance accompanied with real world experiences. Each participant receives a P & W Engine Theory & Maintenance Training Certificate, and a session handout featuring each PowerPoint presentation slide with excerpts from the P & W Overhaul Manual. A running cutaway engine is also on display as a helpful training aid.

Cathers has worked on piston engines with Aero Recip for almost 30 years, as both a hands-on technician and trouble-shooting expert. According to Tracey Gregorsh, General Manager at Aero Recip, “When it comes to piston engines, Wayne has seen and heard a wide cross-section of challenges. The knowledge he’s gained in the shop and in the field over the years is invaluable to our training session participants.” For Gregorash, the training sessions also present an opportunity to build solutions collaboratively with mechanics in the field. “There are so many twists and turns to the challenges we face. We’re so much stronger when we put our heads together.”

The timing for the Whitehorse session couldn’t be better for the local aviation sector, with 2020 marking the Centennial of the first aircraft to land in Whitehorse. “2020 is an exciting year for aviation history up in Whitehorse,” Gregorash adds. “Our knowledge-sharing with mechanics from the region will help keep these legacy engines operating for years to come.”

The Aero Recip training session will be held on April 2nd, 2020 at the Westmark Whitehorse Hotel & Conference Centre, from 8:00am to 4:30pm. Continental breakfast will be held at 7:00am. Refreshments will be provided at the end of the day.

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Call 1.800.561.5544, or email [email protected] to register for information.


Aero Recip Canada Ltd. is a Canadian family-owned company and the largest piston engine aircraft overhaul facility in Canada. Working out of our 31,000 square foot facility in Winnipeg, Aero Recip specializes in engines & accessories, engine parts, and oil coolers:

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