The Light-Sport Rule Establishes a New Repairman Certificate with Two Ratings
(Ref: 14 CFR §65.107)
Inspection and Maintenance

Maintenance Course 104-120 hours
Cost from: $3895.00

Course attendee discounts on local hotels, rental cars, and restaurants.
On airport camping available.

Maintenance course designed using
Modules of Instruction
Three core and five “elective” modules
Core Modules:
Module 1 (16 hours) Regulatory
Module 2 (35 hours) Airframe
Module 3 (45 hours) Engine
Electives Modules:
Module 4 (24 hours) Airplane class
Module 5 (19 hours) Weight Shift
Module 6 (19 hours) Powered Chute

Maintenance Course offered in Corning, CA

3-Week Maintenance Course

Repairman Maintenance Training Courses (104-120 hours)

This rating allows the repairman to perform maintenance and conditional inspections on Special light-sport aircraft, those which are delivered turnkey from a manufacturer.
The Repairman will also be authorized to perform the annual and 100 hour inspections for any experimental light-sport aircraft.

A Repairman with a Maintenance Rating need not be a pilot.
The Maintenance Repairman may receive compensation for his work. — For this reason, he/she is sometimes referred to as a "Sport Mechanic."

The training consists of 65% lecture and
35% practical experience.

What Will I Learn?
Common Maintenance and Repairs in:
Engine and Airframe
Sheet Metal and Riveting
Composites, Tube and Fabric
Plumbing and Electrical Systems
Logbook Practices
Regulations and ASTM Standards

This is a specialized course with limited attendance to enhance your learning experience. Therefore, tuition must be prepaid to guarantee your space. (A $650.00 deposit is required to hold your space) §


Rainbow Aviation Services is open:
Tuesday- Saturday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time.

Contact us at:
N 930 Marguerite Ave
Corning, CA 96021
530-824-0644 (voice)
530-824-0250 (fax)
[email protected] (email)



COURSE TITLE:    Module 1-4: Repairman (Light-Sport Aircraft) with Maintenance Rating Course


TOTAL HOURS:    120 hours


INSTRUCTORS:  Carol and Brian Carpenter           Location: Corning Municipal Airport



The course will be taught 65% lecture and 35% practical training. Due time will be devoted to questions, review, and testing. Although the course objective is successful completion of the final exam, pragmatic issues will be included in the lecture. Videos, handouts, and power point presentations will be used to supplement lectures.



Students are required to attend each module of the course in its entirety. Make up sessions will be offered on an individual basis and will be charged at $65.00 an hour.




This course is designed to prepare the student to perform maintenance and annual condition inspection on SLSA and  ELSA.




Module 1: (16 hours) Regulatory/Maintenance Overview (Core Module).

(1) Regulations overview: light-sport rule, and 14 CFR parts 21, 39, 43, 45, 65, and 91; including the rules on ELT and transponder requirements.

(2) Industry-developed ASTM consensus standards, heavy and line maintenance requirements, continued airworthiness requirements and inspection practices/techniques, use of hand tools, torque wrench, safetying practices, and identification of aviation hardware.

(3) Use of Manufacturer’s Safety Directives and FAA ADs.

(4) Use of airframe, engine, and propeller manufacturer’s manuals, instructions, and maintenance recordkeeping.

(5) Personal safety.

(6) Review or test.

b. Module 2: (24 hours) Airframe General (Core Module).

(1) Weight, balance, and loading.

(2) Performing minor repairs and minor alterations.

(3) Inspection of composite structures and minor repairs.

(4) Electrical system, theory, inspection, and troubleshooting.

(5) Material and processes.

(6) Corrosion cause and prevention.

(7) Fluid lines and fittings.

(8) Ground operations and servicing.

(9) Review or test.

c. Module 3: (45 hours) Engine and Propeller (Core Module).

(1) Theory of 2- and 4-cycle engine operation (fuel, magneto and electronic ignition, and lubrication systems).

(2) Service, inspection, and maintenance of engines.

(3) Troubleshooting of 2- and 4-cycle engines.

(4) Inspection, checking, troubleshooting, service, and repair of engine-cooling systems.

(5) Theory, inspection, and maintenance of propellers and ground adjustable propellers.

(6) Engine run-up practices and procedures.

(7) Service, inspection, and maintenance of feathering or folding propellers used on gliders.

(8) Inspection, checking, servicing, and troubleshooting electrical or mechanical engine instrumentation.

(9) Servicing of oil and fluids.

(10) Removal and replacement of engine accessories such as spark plugs, exhaust systems, wiring, carburetor, fuel pumps, etc.

(11) Review or test.

d. Module 4: (35 hours) Airplane Class (Elective Module).

(1) Theory and operation of flight controls.

(2) Aircraft rigging including flight controls, landing wires, flying wires.

(3) Removal and installation of sail cloth covering on wings and tail surfaces.

(4) Inspection of fabric coverings on fuselage, wings, and tail surfaces.

(5) Disassembly and assembly of wings, flight controls, accessories.

(6) Removal and installation of the engine, including fuel system, instrumentation, and accessories.

(7) Inspection and troubleshooting of aircraft/engine instrumentation and magneto and electronic ignition systems.

(8) Use of manufacturer’s manuals and technical data during projects.

(9) Identification and inspection of critical areas.

(10) Inspection and minor repairs to applicable airframe structures.

(11) Ballistic parachutes, theory, installation, operation, and inspection.

(12) Inspection and maintenance of floats/repositioning landing gear, wheels, and brakes.

(13) Theory of fuel system operation and inspection.

(14) Weight and balance.

(15) Review or test.