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.
No other prerequisites
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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 more details select one of
the following links:
http://www.rainbowaviation.com/article.htm (detailed article) or
and listen to one or more of the interviews about this course. Several
former students as well as Carol and Brain discuss the class, the contents and
the overall experience. 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.
IMPORTANT: This is a specialized course with limited seating-
if you cancel or change to another session more than 45 days
prior to the start date a voucher will be issued for a future course however, no
refund will be authorized. If you cancel or change your selected session
less than 45 days prior to your class, or if you failed to attend your selected
class, you will forfeit your entire enrollment fee.