Visiting the master engine builder in 2012 - Gene Svoboda (1944-2014) of Magnum Aircraft Engines | GO BACK

On the ramp at Paris Texas
Lon Stratton, Gene Svoboda, Jerry Stratton

Gene overhauled my TIO-540-S1AD engine in 2000. This was the second time this engine was field overhauled using the same case and crankshaft. I was able to run it beyond the 1800 hour recommended TBO without ever pulling a cylinder. Only accessory service was performed in that time. Truly a craftsman and wonderful person. Blue skies and eternal tailwinds Gene.