Brian Carpenter

CEO Rainbow Aviation / Adventure Aircraft

Brian Carpenter founded Rainbow Aviation Services in 1991 to serve the Experimental, Light Sport, and Ultralight aviation communities. In 2010 Adventure Aircraft was formed to Facilitate the development of the EMG-6 Electric Motor Glider Project.


2017 AMT Award Winner

In 2017 the FAA awarded Brian John Carpenter the Aviation Maintenance Technitian of the year.

2006 USUA John Moody Award Winner

The John Moody Award is Light Aviation’s highest and most prestigious aational award.

EAA Participation

Brian has been, and continues to be directly involved with the Experimental Aircraft Association.

  • Founder EAA Chapter 1148
  • Past Chapter President
  • EAA Flight Advisor
  • EAA Technical Counselor
  • Sport Aviation Magazine Columnist
  • Hints For Homebuilders Videos
  • AirVenture Forums Presenter
  • EAA Webinar Presenter


FAA Certificates

  • 2018 Comercial Glider Rating
  • 2006 LSRM Maintenance Rating
  • 2005 FAA Designated Sport Pilot Examiner
  • 2005 FAA DAR Authorization
  • 1996 CFII Instrument Rating
  • 1995 Certified Flight Instructor
  • 1994 Instrument Rating
  • 1993 Commercial Rating
  • 1985 Inspection Authorization
  • 1982 Airframe and Powerplant Rating
  • 1979 Private Pilot

Sport Aviation

Brian continues to be a leader in sport aviation. Designing, building, and flying experimental aircraft continues to this day to be his passion.

  • Designer of the EMG-6 Electric Motor Glider
  • Aircraft Designer
  • Built 36 Aircraft
  • Experimental Aircraft Test Pilot
  • Rotax Certified Instructor
  • Aviation Expert Witness
  • Aviation Speaker



Brian’s Aviation Career.

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


Carol and Brian Published their first book, A Professional Approach to Ultralights, In 2003

  • A Professional Approach to Ultralights
  • Sport Pilot (Airplane)
  • Sport Aviation Magazine