Along with flying his highly modified Long EZ during the afternoon airshows, Fowler will be at the Aero Sport Power exhibit throughout the event. Visit Aero Sport Power’s Facebook page for daily schedule updates.
Kamloops, B.C., Canada, (July 12, 2018) – Rob Wharf, Owner/President of Aero Sport Power announced today that popular aerobatic performer Kyle Fowler from Rocky Mountain House in Alberta, Canada will make his Oshkosh debut at AirVenture 2018.
“We have known Kyle and his father Ken for a long time and have provided services for the various engines they use on the aerobatic aircraft that each of them fly on the airshow circuit throughout Canada,” Wharf said. “Kyle is a great young man and an exciting airshow pilot.”
“We are very proud and excited to be a sponsor of Kyle’s Go EZ Aerobatics show during Oshkosh 2018. This is only the second time Kyle has flown his routine in the U.S. and his first time ever performing at Oshkosh,” stated Trent Gellibrand, CEO/Owner, Aero Sport Power. “Everyone seeing Kyle’s unique routine will be in for a real treat. He and his modified Long EZ are an exceptional team.”
“As a professional airshow pilot, I’ve long dreamt of performing alongside all the other superstars of the airshow industry and in front of the largest aviation gathering in the world,” Fowler said. “I am very grateful to both the EAA Oshkosh AirVenture airshow organizers and Rob and the team at Aero Sport Power for helping me make this dream a reality and hopefully to be an inspiration to young people to follow their dreams.”
Wharf said that the exact times and dates of Fowler’s performances are yet to be determined by AirVenture planners, but that Aero Sport Power will post daily updates on its Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/Aerosportpower/
Along with his airshow performances, Wharf said that Fowler would be appearing at the Aero Sport Power exhibit #270 during Oshkosh. Fowler’s appearance schedule will also be on Aero Sport Power’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Aerosportpower/
About Kyle Fowler
Kyle Fowler is living out the dream of being an aerobatic pilot, a dream that he has had since the age of 12, when he would announce his father’s aerobatic performances at air shows. Today, he performs a thrilling routine of his own in a yellow 1986 Long EZ homebuilt. Kyle started flying air shows in 2016 and last year he participated in the Canadian Arctic Aviation Tour where he performed at 67 airshows across Canada’s Arctic.
When he is not evolving as a pilot, Fowler divides his time between his full-time job as a Red Seal Journeyman Automotive Mechanic, and his family. His family is incredibly proud of his accomplishments and will always be his biggest fans.
About Kyle’s Long EZ
Kyle’s new plane, the Long EZ, is the perfect combination of comfort and style. Though not capable of aggressive aerobatics the Long EZ makes up for it with its unique look in the delta wing canard design, making it the perfect airplane for Kyle’s unique airshow routine.
About the Aero Sport Power Ltd.
Based in Kamloops, British Columbia, Aero Sport Power provides customized high performance experimental aircraft engines. Started over 20-years ago by the founders of the Progressive Air Group of Companies, the company has built over 2,500 engines since its inception in 1997 and strives to provide the best service experience for its broad array of clients across North America and the world. For more information, visit: www.aerosportpower.com
About the Progressive Air Group of Companies
Founded in 1975 and based in Kamloops, British Columbia, the Progressive Air Group of Companies (PAG) is the parent company of Progressive Air Services (a global aircraft engine parts distributor), Pro Aero Aviation Ltd. (certified aircraft engine and accessories repair/overhaul, NDT, component painting and on-wing maintenance), and Aero Sport Power (experimental aircraft engines). The companies employ 30 licensed Aircraft Maintenance Engineers (AMEs), Technicians, Machinists and support personnel to provide the best service experience for its broad array of clients across North America and the world. For more information, visit: www.progressiveair.com, www.proaeroav.com or www.aerosportpower.com
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Dwain Harris (L) Harmon Rocket builder and Rob Horvath, Master Engine Builder with the 2,100th engine assembled by Aero Sport Power.
Rob Wharf, Owner/President of Aero Sport Power Ltd., (Sun ‘n Fun booth #NE-003), announced that the company has completed and delivered its 2,100th and 2,001st experimental engines. The company assembled its first engine for the kit-built/experimental market in 2000.
The milestone engine was an IO-540-C4B5, which was assembled especially for Dwain Harris who will install it on his new Harmon Rocket. Harris attended Aero Sport Power’s Engine Build School in Kamloops, BC where he was able to work closely with Rob Horvath, who is one of Aero Sport Power’s Master Engine Builders during the assembly and testing of his new engine.
“Thank you for doing an exceptional job on my engine and making me feel so welcomed by your team,” Harris said. “You have a great bunch of guys and I am so grateful that you put Rob Horvath on my engine build. He is the best!”
“We are so extremely proud that Dwain chose Aero Sport Power to build his new engine,” Wharf said. “Rob is one of Aero Sport Power/Progressive Air Group’s Master Engine Builders and brings over 15 years of experience building both experimental and certified engines. His vast experience building high-quality engines, as well as his patient and friendly attitude is the perfect fit for our build school clients like Dwain.”
Wharf also said that along the with significant number of engines the company assembles for individual customers around the world, Aero Sport Power also assembles and ships a variety of engine types to leading kit aircraft manufacturers, including CubCrafters, Vans Aircraft and Velocity Aircraft.
In fact, shortly after the 2,100th engine was shipped to Mr. Harris, the company completed its 2,101st engine, which was a CC340 that was shipped to CubCrafters.
“The milestone 2,101st engine was assembled by Darren Jones, another of our Master Engine Builders,” Wharf said. “Darren has been with us for over nine years now and is the point person for the majority of our engines being built for new Carbon Cub EX kits.”
“We at CubCrafters have relied on Aero Sport Power as an engine resource in some capacity for 10-years,” stated CubCrafters’ President, Randy Lervold. “In that time we have come to appreciate their sound technical knowledge, the consistently high quality of their engines, and the ongoing support we rely on.”
“Overall we find them always easy and enjoyable to work with,” he said. “I would not hesitate to recommend Aero Sport Power to anyone for repairs, rebuilds or to purchase a new engine.”
“Both Darren and Rob have extensive backgrounds in the building of high-performance automotive engines,” he added. “Their considerable experience with these engines has proven to be a huge benefit when it comes to building aircraft engines that deliver exceptional performance and reliability.”
Aero Sport Power offers an array of stock kit engines from Lycoming, Superior Air Parts and Continental. The company also recently introduced its first “branded engine,” the 200-horsepower Wildcat, which is based on the popular Superior Air Parts’ XP-382 engine.
“Whether an aircraft builder wants a fully-customized, aerobatic-ready engine or is looking for the best value in a ‘stock’ engine for their homebuilt airplane or helicopter, our master engine builders are committed to delivering the absolute best product every time,” Wharf said. “We’re confident in saying that no other independent shop has built and delivered more engines for the experimental/homebuilt aircraft market than Aero Sport Power.”
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