Lockwood Aircraft Corp. has gotten approval from the FAA to do training toward an MES rating and the checkride for that rating in our LODA-authorized AirCam.
We have an MEI instructor on staff for you to achieve this, the "rarest of ratings." We also have a DPE available for your checkride. All of this can be done in our Sebring area. This is open to anyone who has an unrestricted MEL rating. We also prefer that you already have a SES rating as well in order to finish in the normal 5 hour plus checkride time. This can normally be done spending less than $4,000.(plus applicable taxes)
The Marathon fly-in has been postponed due to a poor weather forecast. Surface winds are predicted to be 20-30 mph from the north on Saturday in Marathon and Key west. Both runways are east west. We will post an update once we have decided on a date for the next Fly-in.
The fly in is open to AirCam owners, their friends and parties interested in talking to our customers and living the AirCam lifestyle. Please let Robert know that you will be attending.
The Holiday Inn Express on Marathon Key has agreed to set aside 18 rooms for our group. We asked for 7 kings and 11 doubles. The price per night is $229. + 12.5% state and local taxes. You must reserve the room under Lockwood Aviation- AirCam fly by Jan. 21. They have a very liberal cancellation policy which allows cancellation with full refund up to 24 hrs before Feb 21. For this reason, please reserve sooner rather than later in case we need more rooms. Please reserve by calling 305-289-0222. Don't forget to mention Lockwood Aviation-AirCam Fly. "This is a pet friendly hotel and there are numerous water activities available next door."
With a gross weight of 1900 lbs., seating for three and two 115hp engines, the new Gen 3 AirCam is sure to impress! Below is an excerpt from the March 2019 press release introducing the new model:
AirCam News and Updates
New Gen-3 model airframes have the option of incorporating a third seat located behind the second seat and a 220-pound gross weight increase from the current 1,680-pound max gross weight to 1,900 pounds. “The new jump seat will be quickly removable to convert between cargo and and third passenger,” added Lockwood.