Why attend a Pilot Owner Maintenance Training?
Owning and operating an aircraft means more than just flying it. If you intend to become a knowledgeable owner who understands his aircraft, you can start with Aufwind courses on user assisted maintenance.
Within the EASA regulations a pilot-owner has many options to be involved in the maintenance of their aircraft. But neither the maintenance and airworthiness regulations, nor the performance of maintenance is part of the private pilot syllabus.
You can learn anything about maintenance regulations in our EASA maintenance seminars. If you want to learn how to perform maintenance on your aircraft, book one of our pilot-owner-maintenance training courses.
Guided by our trained technicians, you will learn how to perform typical pilot-owner maintenance tasks. The actual performed tasks at the On-Site training can vary widely depending on your aircraft type and the scheduled aircraft maintenance.
Different Levels of Training
Basic Skill Workshop
If you are new to maintenance of aircraft as a pilot-owner, you might want to learn about the basics of workmanship on aircraft. On our aircraft maintenance workshop, you will gain knowledge about aviation standards, typical aviation hardware and their use, about the use of manuals, service bulletins, maintenance standards and other aviation standard procedures. You will gain further knowledge of human performance in maintenance. You then will acquire the skill to apply correct locking and securing methods on aircraft with the correct use of safety wire, cotter pins, locking varnish, self-locking devices, etc. You will learn how to use basic aviation tools, including how to control your workspace, prevent Foreign Object Damage (FOD) and check your work.
- Aviation Standards, Identification of Hardware
- Use of Manuals, Service Bulletins, Manufacturers Data, Standard Maintenance Procedures, Parts Catalogues, etc.
- Handling and storing or parts and fluids, documentation
- Locking/securing methods on aircraft (Correct application of safety wire, cotter pins, locking varnish, self-locking devices)
- Usage of basic aircraft tools, tool control, FOD prevention
- Identification of Hardware through measurements and parts catalogue
Periodic Inspection Workshop
You can bring your aircraft to our periodic inspection workshop and learn how to perform pilot-owner servicing tasks. You should already know about the basics of aircraft maintenance. If you are unsure, you are most welcome to attend one of our basic skills workshops. On your aircraft we will show you how to gather manufacturers data, how to prepare the work and how to perform inspections.
- Work preparation and documentation
- Application of correct maintenance procedures based on manufacturers data or standard practices
- Control and documentation of parts, materials and consumables
- Performance of pilot-owner servicing tasks as cleaning, lubrication, replenishing of fluids
- Inspection and damage identification tasks
- Corrosion protection and surface treatment
The scope of pilot-owner maintenance allows to perform and release certain small repairs. Based on the different materials used, we offer a workshop to introduce you to the proper repair procedures, damage identification skills and pilot-owner repair scope identification.
- Repair procedures for metal, wood, fabric covered structures, fibre reinforced plastics, electrical systems
- Materials and standard part identification, documentation, storage and treatment
- Material properties and testing
- Work preparation and documentation
- Performance of small repairs of metal, wood, fabric and fibre reinforced structures
- Workspace preparation and control of environmental conditions
- Surface treatment
- Use of tools and appliances
About Your Hosts
What will be provided
How can I apply?
If you wish to attend a Periodic Inspection Workshop or Repair Workshop, details about your airplane are necessary. Further please provide a telephone number, we might have some detailed questions to ensure a successful workshop.
- Telephone Nmber
- Date you wish to attend
- Type of aircraft
- Airplane Serial No
- Year of construction
- Engine Modell
- Engine Serial Number
- Propeller Serial Number
- ARC wanted/neccessary?
Wait! What is a EASA-Regulation?
It might be useful to get a grip onto European Maintenance Regulations before attending your On-Site-Training. European Law as well as Guidance Material is published via EASA, but it might get difficult to get through the regulations what is needed to know for Pilot Owner Maintenance:
If you need help understanding EASA, please check, if our Introduction to European Aircraft Maintenance Regulations could be useful: