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January 06, 2005

Industry-Developed Training Courses For Light Sport Repairman

If We Fly 'Em, Someone Has To Fix 'Em

By ANN Correspondent John Ballantyne The FAA Light Sport Aviation Branch is continuing to "switch on" the elements of Light Sport Aircraft and Sport Pilot at a remarkable pace. Latest information from the Light Sport Branch is that they have begun to review for acceptance industry-developed training courses for light sport repairman.

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What It Takes To Become A Light Sport Repairman

Classes And Length

By ANN Correspondent John Ballantyne These courses relate to maintenance of light sport aircraft as detailed below: Inspection Ratings After completing a 16-hour training course acceptable to the FAA on inspecting the particular class of experimental light-sport aircraft, a light sport repairman with an inspection rating may perform the annual condition inspection on a light-sport aircraft that he/she owns; that has been issued an experimental certificate for operating a light-sport aircraft; and is in the same class of light-sport-aircraft for which he/she has completed the light sport aircraft training specified by FAA.

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Aussie Goes for Rocket-Powered World Land Speed Record

SpaceDev Expected to Provide Rocket Motors

Rosco McGlashan, the "Fastest Aussie on Earth" will attempt to become the fastest man in the world by exceeding 900 mph in his new rocket powered Aussie Invader race car. McGlashan announced that he is engaged in ongoing design discussions for the world's fastest car with rocket motor developer SpaceDev of Poway, CA, and with car designer John "Ackers" Ackroyd of the Isle of Wight.

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