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FAA Accepts EAA SportAir Workshops Course

Having received acceptance from the FAA for its Repairman (LSA) Inspection-Airplane Course, EAA SportAir Workshops announced its first scheduled session for July 8-10 at EAA headquarters in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Successful completion of the course will allow a person to perform the annual condition inspection on any Experimental-LSA (E-LSA) airplane they own.

“For years EAA has been teaching members how to build their own airplanes through the EAA SportAir Workshops,” said Charlie Becker, director of EAA SportAir Workshops. “We’re using this knowledge to offer the E-LSA repairman course at locations around the country, and what better place to start than Oshkosh.”

Martin Weaver, Head of the FAA’s Light-Sport Aircraft Branch, announced that two organizations had LSA training courses approved, EAA and Brian and Carol Carpenter’s Rainbow Aviation Services of Corning, California.

“This is the first step in the process of getting repairman ready to conduct annual condition inspections on the Experimental Light Sport Aircraft the individuals own,” Weaver said. “We are anticipating that more individuals and organizations will develop courses to provide this training.”

With the FAA approval, EAA plans to begin developing the powered parachute repairman course, followed by the weight-shift control repairman course.

Tuition will be $299 for an EAA member and $339 for non-members. Joe Norris, EAA staff and designated airworthiness representative for E-LSA, will instruct the course. To enroll in a workshop, or to learn more, call 800/967-5746 or visit

EAA Aviation Center, 3000 Poberezny Road, Oshkosh, WI 54902
Phone: 920/426.4800

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