A Heavy Dose of Light-Sport

An inside look at light-sport aircraft maintenance responsibilities


Questions?
Many resources exist to help you answer questions like the ones above. Check out the additional resources for a list of the key documents.

Top Five LSA Maintenance Reminders

  • Always check the manufacturer’s operating limitations.
  • Read the maintenance manual to determine if you are allowed to do the work.
  • “Airworthy” does not belong here — use “in condition for safe operation.”
  • No Form 337 required for SLSA, unless it is an FAA-approved component.
  • Task-specific training could apply to aircraft components.

Additional ReSources

AC 65-32 — Certification of Repairman (Light-Sport Aircraft)
http://rgl.faa.gov, click Advisory Circular and search AC 65-32

LSA Repairman certificate: eligibility, privileges, and limits 14 CFR section 65.107

LSA Statement of Compliance Form
http://forms.faa.gov/forms/faa8130-15.pdf

Order 8130.2F — Airworthiness Certification of Aircraft and Related Products
http://rgl.faa.gov, click Orders, then search for Order 8130.2F

Bailey is manager of Flight Standards Service’s Repair Station Branch.

Hoffmann and Glick contributed to this article. Hoffmann is a private pilot and holds an A&P certificate. Glick is an aviation safety inspector (airworthiness) with the Flight Standards Service’s General Aviation and Avionics Branch and is the point-of-contact for light-sport maintenance.

This article appeared in the July/Aug. 2009 FAA Aviation News.

For more information visit www.faa.gov/news/aviation_news.

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