A Flight Design CTSW aircraft owner recently had a Rotax engine stolen from an airfield in Halwell, UK - the fourth theft of its kind from that location.
Sydney Charles has been compiling information about similar thefts over the years. They appear to be conducted by an organised team, as demonstrated by the recent incident in which the site had its security system disabled and a very efficient operation took place. These recent thefts also prove the perpetrators are targeting a new geographic region.
We would like to take this opportunity to raise your awareness of this matter and to consider taking extra security precautions to protect your aircraft and engines. Also, please let us know of any events you are aware of and if we can be of any assistance in this matter.