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Troy Maynor
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#1 Posted: 4/26/2010 10:00:38

I have been searching the FAA website for the appropriate form(s) for getting my airmans repairmans certificate to allow me to do inspections and maintenance on my homebuilt. Can anyone help me?

Troy Maynor



Dave Prizio
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#2 Posted: 4/26/2010 11:58:27

You need form 8610-2, which you should be able to download from the FAA web site.  Call you local FSDO or an EAA Tech Counselor for help in filling it out.



Andy Gamache
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#3 Posted: 4/26/2010 21:24:58

Hi Troy,

 

As mentioned, you'll need to download FAA Form 8610-2. Fill it out. If you have any questions about how to fill it out, ask the FSDO guy when you show up for your appointment. You'll need to make an appointment with your local FSDO and show proof that you are eligible for a Repairman Certificate. You do this by bringing your build log with you.

 

Uh, you DID build that plane, right? If you didn't, you're not eligible.

 

Later!!

 

Andy



Tim Hoversten
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#4 Posted: 4/27/2010 08:06:53

Dave is right, and you can  download it from the FAA website at www.faa.gov    Simply type the words   Form 8610-2   in the search window at the upper right corner and go from there.  Once you have the form filled out, you need to make an appointment at your local Flight Standards District Office (FSDO), bring the completed form and your builders log, and have a chat with the FAA representative. Once s/he is satisfied that you have the knowledge to inspect the aircraft, then you will obtain the Repairman certificate.



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#5 Posted: 4/27/2010 20:46:10

You do not have to be the builder to obtain an inspector certificate.  However, the aircraft does have to be light sport and does have to be experimental (ELSA).  You need to take the 3 day course and pass to be elegible.  I took the course in Oshkosh at the EAA last May.  It was wonderful and I am fully certified to inspect my aircraft, and only my aircraft, which was bult by someone else.



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Troy Maynor
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#6 Posted: 4/27/2010 21:35:55

Yes, I absolutely did build this aircraft. I only just now found the form and am printing it. I am now wondering if the DAR that did my certification can also sign off the form 8610-2. I will talk to him soon. Thanks for all the help from each of you. Troy

 



Dave Prizio
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#7 Posted: 4/28/2010 11:37:18

My DAR has told me in the past that he could not issue a repairmen's certificate. I assume that this applies to all DARs, but you can certainly ask.  The standard procedure is to get your repairman's cert from the local FSDO. As long as you bring a nice picture book with you and sound like you know what you' re doing, getting the repairman's cert should be quick and easy.



Todd Stovall
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#8 Posted: 4/28/2010 12:54:21

Dave and his DAR are correct--a DAR cannot issue a Repairman's Certificate, although they can provide a letter of recommendation which I have been told can help grease the process.  Only your local neighborhood FSDO can issue the cert, usually in person although I have heard of a FSDO that allowed folks to mail their paperwork in and subsequenlty issued the certs.  However, I definintely believe that is an exception to the normal process.  I'd call and see what they want you to do in order to save yourself any unnecessary headaches.



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Troy Maynor
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#9 Posted: 4/28/2010 16:02:07

Well then, I guess my local FSDO (140 miles, one way) will have to do it. I will call them however to see what they say. Things were sure easier in 1994 when I built my first one. The DAR brought the form, filled it out, mailed it and my repairmens certificate came in the mail in about 3 weeks. Thanks for all the help guys. I will press on to the mark.... This is a great forum.

Troy



Terry Frazier
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#10 Posted: 4/29/2010 20:38:22

I had no trouble at the FSDO.  In fact I went in loaded for bear, and they hardly talked about the build process.  Only problem is that it's now 5 weeks and still no certificate from the FAA.  My advice is to PLAN AHEAD...

 

Terry

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Joe Norris
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#11 Posted: 5/3/2010 10:03:36

Troy,

EAA has info on the web regarding application for the Repairman (not "Repairman's") Certificate.  Go to this page, read the AC, and when you scroll all the way to the bottom you'll see links to the blank form (FAA Form 8610-2) as well as a sample form showing how to fill out the application.

As has been mentioned in this thread, DARs are not authorized to issue this certificate.  Even FAA MIDO inspectors can't issue it.  Since it is an "Airman Certificate" only FSDO personnel are allowed to issue.  You must appear IN PERSON and show your photo ID in order to make the application.  Any FSDO that is issuing these through the mail is not following the procedure called out in the field inspector's handbook.

It may not be necessary to travel all the way to the FSDO. Inspectors are out in the field quite often for various reasons, so you can arrange a meeting with a FSDO inspector when he/she visits your local area.  Have your photo ID (driver's license or equivalent), your completed application, your airworthiness certificate and operating limitations, and your construction records.  If the inspector does his/her job correctly they will inspect all your documents, ask you a few questions while reviewing your construction records, and assuming they are satisfied that you are the original primary builder of the aircraft they will issue the certificate.

As with all airman certificates, you'll get a temporary copy and the permanent certificate (in a plastic card nowadays, just like the new pilot certificates) will arrive in your mailbox in a few weeks.

Cheers!

Joe



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