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Pilot-Owner Maintenance Training

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

Periodic Inspection 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. You learn how to perform pilot-owner servicing tasks. On a typical general aircraft we will show you how to gather manufacturers data, how to prepare the work and how to perform inspections.


  • Aviation Standards, Identification of Hardware
  • Use of Manuals, Service Bulletins, Manufacturers Data, Standard Maintenance Procedures, Parts Catalogues, etc.
  • Work preparation and documentation
  • Application of correct maintenance procedures 
  • Control and documentation of parts, materials and consumables


  • Locking/securing methods on aircraft (Correct application of safety wire, cotter pins, locking varnish, self-locking devices)
  • Usage of basic and special aircraft tools, tool control, FOD prevention
  • Identification of Hardware through measurements and parts catalogue
  • Evaluation of the engine including compression test, visual inspection and borescope inspection
  • Basics of magneto to engine timing
  • oil and oil filter changes and inspection
  • Greasing and servicing the aircraft
  • Maintenance and cleaning of cables, bearing, brakes, gear, fuel system
  • Inspection of Rigging
  • Functional and operational checks, ground run and maintenance flight
  • Performance of 50 h-, 100 h- and annual inspections
  • Detecting of structural damage, corrosion
    aircraft care
  • tool control, foreign object damage control, error prevention

TBA - Repair Workshop

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


Note: A Beginner-Workshop is the right choice if you have NO experience in any technical crafts. An Adcanved Workshops is the right choice, if you have SOME experience in almost any technicals crafts. If in doubt, give us a call or write a message.

Periodic Inspection Workshop ADVANCED

Apr 26 - 28, 2024 @ Airfield Rheine-Eschendorf EDXE

Schedule: Friday to Sunday 9 AM - 7 PM

Periodic Inspection Workshop BEGINNER, Englisch

May 30 - Jun 2, 2024 @ Airfield Rheine-Eschendorf EDXE

Schedule: Thu 3 PM - Sun 2 PM

Periodic Inspection Workshop ADVANCED

Jul 12 - 14, 2024 @ Airfield Rheine-Eschendorf EDXE

Schedule: Friday to Sunday 9 AM - 7 PM

Periodic Inspection Workshop BEGINNER

Sep 5 - 8, 2024 @ Airfield Rheine-Eschendorf EDXE

Schedule: Schedule: Thu 3 PM - Sun 2 PM

Periodic Inspection Workshop ADVANCED

Sep 27 - Sep 29, 2024 @ Airfield Rheine-Eschendorf EDXE

Schedule: Friday to Sunday 9 AM - 7 PM

Periodic Inspection Workshop ADVANCED

Okt 25 - 27, 2024 @ Airfield Rheine-Eschendorf EDXE

Schedule: Friday to Sunday 9 AM - 7 PM

Periodic Inspection Workshop ADVANCED

Nov 22 - 24, 2024 @ Airfield Rheine-Eschendorf EDXE

Schedule: Friday to Sunday 9 AM - 7 PM

Pricing 2024

Periodic Inspection Workshop

EUR1428,00incl. 19 % VAT
Tools are provided during workshop
Lunch and Snacks all days
Softdrinks without alcohol, Coffee, Tea
training material, maintenance data
If you wish to attend a Periodic Inspection Workshop, details about your own airplane are helpful to taylor the information to your needs: Type of aircraft, Year of construction, Engine Modell, Propeller:

Repair Workshop

Workshop Fee

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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: 


EASA Regulations


If you need help understanding EASA, please check, if our Introduction to European Aircraft Maintenance Regulations could be useful:

Seminar - Introduction to European aircraft maintenance for pilot-owners

Get an introduction to EASA maintenance regulations and be able to answer for your privatley used aircraft many questions like: What is an AMP? Who can release work on my aircraft? What documentation do I need? Can I do repairs myself? We're offering online seminars in two languages.
Learn More about our European Maintenance Seminar