14 CFR 65.107 - Repairman certificate (light-sport aircraft): Eligibility, privileges, and limits.
(a) Use the following table to determine your eligibility for a repairman certificate (light-sport aircraft) and appropriate rating:
|To be eligible for||You must|
|(1) A repairman certificate (light-sport aircraft)||(i) Be at least 18 years old,
(ii) Be able to read, speak, write, and understand English. If for medical reasons you cannot meet one of these requirements, the FAA may place limits on your repairman certificate necessary to safely perform the actions authorized by the certificate and rating,
|(iii) Demonstrate the requisite skill to determine whether a light-sport aircraft is in a condition for safe operation, and|
|(iv) Be a citizen of the United States, or a citizen of a foreign country who has been lawfully admitted for permanent residence in the United States.|
|(2) A repairman certificate (light-sport aircraft) with an inspection rating||(i) Meet the requirements of paragraph (a)(1) of this section, and
(ii) Complete a 16-hour training course acceptable to the FAA on inspecting the particular class of experimental light-sport aircraft for which you intend to exercise the privileges of this rating.
|(3) A repairman certificate (light-sport aircraft) with a maintenance rating||(i) Meet the requirements of paragraph (a)(1) of this section, and|
|(ii) Complete a training course acceptable to the FAA on maintaining the particular class of light-sport aircraft for which you intend to exercise the privileges of this rating. The training course must, at a minimum, provide the following number of hours of instruction:|
|(A) For airplane class privileges - 120-hours,|
|(B) For weight-shift control aircraft class privileges - 104 hours,|
|(C) For powered parachute class privileges - 104 hours,|
|(D) For lighter than air class privileges - 80 hours,|
|(E) For glider class privileges - 80 hours.|
(b) The holder of a repairman certificate (light-sport aircraft) with an inspection rating may perform the annual condition inspection on a light-sport aircraft:
(1) That is owned by the holder;
(3) That is in the same class of light-sport-aircraft for which the holder has completed the training specified in paragraph (a)(2)(ii) of this section.
(1) Approve and return to service an aircraft that has been issued a special airworthiness certificate in the light-sport category under § 21.190 of this chapter, or any part thereof, after performing or inspecting maintenance (to include the annual condition inspection and the 100-hour inspection required by § 91.327 of this chapter), preventive maintenance, or an alteration (excluding a major repair or a major alteration on a product produced under an FAA approval);
(3) Only perform maintenance, preventive maintenance, and an alteration on a light-sport aircraft that is in the same class of light-sport aircraft for which the holder has completed the training specified in paragraph (a)(3)(ii) of this section. Before performing a major repair, the holder must complete additional training acceptable to the FAA and appropriate to the repair performed.
(d) The holder of a repairman certificate (light-sport aircraft) with a maintenance rating may not approve for return to service any aircraft or part thereof unless that person has previously performed the work concerned satisfactorily. If that person has not previously performed that work, the person may show the ability to do the work by performing it to the satisfaction of the FAA, or by performing it under the direct supervision of a certificated and appropriately rated mechanic, or a certificated repairman, who has had previous experience in the specific operation concerned. The repairman may not exercise the privileges of the certificate unless the repairman understands the current instructions of the manufacturer and the maintenance manuals for the specific operation concerned.