Sean Andrew joined Continental in 2011 and today is Chief Pilot. He also works in product support and is a part time flight instructor at Zulu Flight Training. His undergrad is Computer Aided Engineering with a BS in Industrial Technology and Management from Ferris State University. He first soloed in 1989 and currently holds MEI, CFI, and CFII and ATP. Sean's first passion is aviation; outside of that he is a musician, fitness enthusiast, and plays ice hockey in Pensacola.
Race route approximately 2,400 statute miles, four days, flying VFR in daylight hours, Fredericksburg, VA to Fairhope, AL
RACE AND TERMINUS EVENTS SPONSORED BY CONTINENTAL MOTORS, H.L. "Sonny" Callahan Airport, KCQF, June 24-27, 2015
Our component parts are manufactured in modern production cells that continuously pursue quality and value while reducing costs to you.
It’s the backbone of the engine, and its integrity is critical. That’s why CONTINENTAL’S CRANKCASES start with high quality alloys and close tolerance castings. In addition, computerized manufacturing processes ensure a high quality, precision and repeatable crankcase. We dare you to come up with a higher quality case.
The Continental CONTINUOUS FLOW FUEL INJECTION SYSTEM is among the simplest and most reliable on the market. All Continental systems are built in-house by qualified technicians. Continental’s systems are “married” to each engine to ensure superior fuel delivery under even the most demanding conditions.
OurFORGED-STEEL CRANKSHAFTS are computer-control machined, then polished and balanced by hand to exacting tolerances so they meet consistent specifications. They’re the hardest-working part on the engine, so why settle for less?
OIL COOLERS are standard on most Continental engines because properly controlled oil temperatures play an important role in an air-cooled engine.
Continental’s line of MAGNETOS, manufactured in our factory, have a well-deserved reputation for quality and high performance. Systems for four or six cylinder engines are available, as are special pressurized models for high flying turbocharged aircraft.
Enhanced engine performance is what you receive with our FULL AUTHORITY DIGITAL ENGINE CONTROLS (FADEC), raising new standards of reliability and economy. The benefits range from starting ease, reduced pilot workload, more economical engine operation, simplified maintenance and the potential for extended engine life.
The incredible power delivered by the Continental engine per pound of weight is achieved by using HIGH STRENGTH MATERIALS. Ongoing improvements in design are calculated to make optimum use of these high quality materials and very closely controlled critical dimensions, surfaces, finishes, heat treatments and hardening processes.
Continental’s CAMSHAFTS come with an anti-scuff coating to ease break-in. Continental’s engine designs place the cam below the crank which results in improved camshaft lubrication.
Fly Continental Motors and Fly Longer
“I was overwhelmed by the warm, southern welcome received when the Ninety-Nines toured the Continental Motors factory. You all were so gracious and inviting and treated us royally. Thank you for the graciousness and informative presentation. My mind is still spinning from all of the information that was packed into the culminating hour-long seminar. Our pilots would love to have had the opportunity I had to see the plant and hear about maintaining engine longevity.“