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Repairman (LSA) Inspection Course Slated After AirVenture

April 2, 2014 - FAA regulation §65.107 allows the owner of an experimental light-sport aircraft to earn a Repairman (LSA) Inspection rating by attending an FAA-accepted course. Immediately following EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2014, Rainbow Aviation, of Corning, California, will conduct its two-day (16 hours) Repairman (LSA) Inspection Airplane course for EAA members in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

Successful completion of the course allows you to perform the condition inspection on any E-LSA you own. You will need to present your certificate of completion to your local Flight Standards District Office to receive your FAA certification.

Some of the key reasons to enroll in Rainbow Aviation's Repairman Inspection Course:

    Learn critical information on today's experimental aircraft and engines
    Find out more than 100 mistakes that cause engine failures
    Gain valuable information about the maintenance and inspection of your aircraft.
    Learn the common mistakes on amateur built aircraft that can affect your liability and accountability
    Many participants report correcting major problem on their aircraft as a direct result of the information learned in class.
    More than 80 percent of participants learn about problems on their own aircraft that they were unaware of. Left unaddressed, these problems would have led to engine failure
    The certificate is valid for any E-LSA aircraft you own or purchase in the future.
    Completing the course is an excellent first step to aircraft ownership.

The course is taught by Carol and Brian Carpenter, owners of Rainbow Aviation. They are co-authors of A Professional Approach to Ultralights and Sport Pilot Airplane. Brian is an A&P IA aircraft mechanic, an FAA safety counselor, a CFII, a sport pilot instructor examiner, a DAR, and he is the designer and builder of the Ranger aircraft. He has built over 30 experimental aircraft.

Carol holds a teaching credential and she is a sport pilot instructor, an advanced ground instructor, private pilot, repairman with a maintenance rating, a voting member of ASTM, an FAA Safety Representative, and an aviation columnist.

The course fee is $375, and is for EAA members only. To register, send an e-mail to or call Rainbow Aviation at 530-824-0644. 
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