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About Brian Carpenter

About Brian Carpenter

CEO Rainbow Aviation and Adventure Aircraft


76-80 US Navy Aviation Maintenance Technician
1980-1982 Helena Vocational Training  Institute,  HelenaMontana  Graduated and Certified Airframe and Powerplant Technician

FAA Certificates:

1979 Private Pilot
1982 Airframe and Powerplant Rating
1985 Inspection Authorization
1993 Commercial Rating
1994 Instrument Rating
1995 Certified Flight Instructor
1996 CFI Instrument Rating
2005  FAA Designated Airworthiness Representative
2005  FAA Designated Sport Pilot Examiner
2005 FAA Designated Sport Pilot Instructor Examiner
2006 Light Sport Repairman Maintenance Rating (Airplane,Weightshift, PoweredParachute, Glider)


1976-1980 US Navy AMS-2
1982-1991 Aero Union Corporation, Chico, CA
1983- 1985  Aero Union Lead Mechanic
1985-1987  Aero Union Chief Inspector
1987-1990  Aero Union Maintenance Manager
1990-1991 Aero Union Director of Maintenance
1988-1990 Co-owner: Blue Max Enterprises Orland, CA
1991- Present Owner: Rainbow Aviation Services, Fixed Base Operator, Corning, CA
2010- Present Owner: Adventure Aircraft, Corning, CA

Related Experience:

EAA Technical Counselor
EAA Flight Advisor
Built over 34 aircraft
Aircraft Designer
Experimental Aircraft Test Pilot
Expert featured on EAA Homebuilder Tips 100+ videos
Rotax Certified Instructor
Aviation Expert Witness
Aviation Speaker
2003 Co-author: A Professional Approach to Ultralights
2005 Co-author: Sport Pilot Airplane: A Complete Guide
2015 Co-author: Technically Speaking (Column in Sport Aviation/Experimenter)

Special Qualifications:

Winner of the 2006: The John Moody Award,
Light Aviation’s highest and most prestigious award.

About Brian Carpenter (255 Articles)
CEO Rainbow Aviation / Adventure Aircraft

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