more about this
career focused program
Quality , Professional Instruction from LSA Specialists.
Are you considering a
career in Aviation Maintenance?
Or just interested in
performing your own maintenance and inspections on your LSA?
With the Repairman
Maintenance Rating – the Sky is the limit!
over 30 years experience operating a full aviation maintenance facility
- we don't just teach the theory- this is what we do
912/ 914 Service Course included - no recurrent training required
support in the field: establishing your customer base - keeping you
informed, long after you graduate.
membership in our invaluable online support network
♦ Only $650.00
deposit to hold your seat - Click
here for information on attending on a shoestring budget
Able Flight Flight Training Scholarships
people with disabilities
Ask about opportunities to meet requirements for DAR and
Airplane and Powerplant Mechanic as well.
schedule" above for dates and
Do You Want A Career In A
Rapidly Growing Industry? To understand the rating click
Do you wish to
perform maintenance and inspections on Special Light Sport Aircraft?
Are you interested in working
toward your General Aviation A & P?
Then plan to take one of our
Repairman Maintenance Training Courses
earn this certificate, you must:
Be at least 18 years old.
Speak, read, and understand English.
Complete the amount of training appropriate for the rating.
Be a U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident.
*Non US Citizen may attend this workshop and many have. These attendees receive
a certificate of course completion and most CAA in other countries recognize the
No other prerequisites
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For costs and a course schedule click
for registration: call 530-824-0644 or email
Rainbow Aviation has applied for and has received
acceptance of this course in accordance with FAA Order 8000.84. The first course
was held in March 2006. Carol and Brian Carpenter are instructors for
Rainbow Aviation's FAA-accepted repairman course for airplane, weight shift and
powered parachute, our nation’s first such program.
The Repairman Maintenance Rating allows you to
perform the maintenance, the annual condition inspection, and the 100 hour
inspections (required on aircraft used for hire) on Special Light Sport
Aircraft and Experimental Light Sport Aircraft and charge for your services.
The minimum training time for each class is:
Airplane: 120 hours
Weight Shift: 104 hours
Powered Parachute: 104 hours
Participants may take the three core modules and add
a rating. For example after completing the 120 hour airplane course a
participant can take the 19 hour weight shift module and have both weight shift
and airplane class privileges. The repairman can then return for the 19 hour
powered parachute module and add the PP class. For articles on the Repairman
Courses click here.
Contact lists are created for participants interested in
sharing rental car or hotel rooms.
FAA and the EAA project that job opportunities for
Light Sport Aircraft
Repairmen with a Maintenance Rating should be excellent for persons who have completed Light Sport
Aircraft Repairmen Maintenance training programs.
With the advent of the
new sport pilot rule, current growth in light sport will create a need
for Light Sport Aircraft Repairmen with a Maintenance Rating. If the current trend
continues, the number of graduates of the repairman training programs
will fall short of meeting those needs.
opportunities for business owners and job opportunities with
manufacturer’s and dealers in the light sport industry are expected to
increase at the fastest rates. There are two huge- little known-
advantages available to a Repairman with a maintenance rate:
The repairman may also keep a portfolio of his work and apply for
authorization to take the A&P written and practical exams for general
aviation after working in Field for 30 + months under his own
Aviation offers complete Light Sport Aircraft Repairmen
Maintenance training programs through our FAA accepted courses for airplane, weight shift and powered
parachute. The curriculum prepares its students to take the written
exam, given on the last day of the course, to obtain their FAA Repairman
program offers students a small student to instructor ratio. Classes
consist of 65 percent classroom instruction and 35 percent hands-on
practical training. We have several aircraft specifically designated
for student repairs on-site at Corning Municipal Airport.
All instructors are FAA
accepted with many years of industry experience. For more information on
the Light Sport Aircraft Repairmen Maintenance training programs or to
register for a course, call or email Carol Carpenter today.
Repairman seminars are specialized
courses with limited attendance
to enhance your learning experience. Additionally, due to the length of the
course, participants need lead time to attend. Therefore, NO
REFUNDS will be authorized, however, a non-transferable voucher
issued to you for the balance of your account toward another training course. A
$650.00 fee may apply within 30 days of the course start date.
A “no show” will be charged the full
workshop fee and not qualify for a voucher.
Congratulations Graduates of Oshkosh LSRM Course 2011!
Above: 15 day Light Sport Repairman Maintenance
Training at EAA Headquarters in Oshkosh, WI September 2011
Below: The first Light Sport Repairman Maintenance Course completed
Back row from left to right (standing) : Art Steinbach (Corning,CA), Bill
Barden (Sacramento, Ca), Bob Comperini (Wrightwood, CA), Rhett Radford
(Groveland, FL), Brian Taylor (Cassopolis, MI), Doug Donaldson (Valley Springs,
CA), Rick Wright (Arizona), Dale Newton (East Longmeadow, MA),Brian McCallen
(Walkerton, IN), Rick Lach (Kernville, CA), Gary Anderson (Carnelian Bay, CA),
Dave Campbell (Anacortes, WA), Danny Tyre (Hahira, GA).
Front row from left to right: Ed Pitman (Corning, CA), Carl Ryder (Marblemount,
WA), Wayne Flemington (Winchester, CA), Instructors: Carol and Brian Carpenter.