About Us

About Brian Carpenter

CEO Rainbow Aviation and Adventure Aircraft

Education:

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)

Experience:

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 36 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- Present Co-author: Technically Speaking (Column in Sport Aviation/Experimenter magazine)
Designer: EMG-6 Electric Motor Glider


Special Qualifications:

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

Winner of the 2017: Aviation Maintenance Technician of the Year Award.



About Carol Carpenter

CFO Rainbow Aviation and Adventure Aircraft


Education:

Graduate,  NADA Dealer Academy
Graduate,  California State University, Chico
California Teaching Credential

FAA Certificates:


Private Pilot
Ground Instructor
FAA Sport Pilot Instructor
Light Sport Repairman Maintenance (Airplane, Weightshift, Powered Parachute, Glider)

Experience:

2000- Present Owner: Rainbow Aviation Services, Fixed Base Operator, Corning, CA
2005- Present: Administrator Lightsport Repairman Courses
2010- Present Owner: Adventure Aircraft Inc., Corning, CA

Related Experience

FAA Safety Team Representative
ASTM Standards Voting Member
Freelance Aviation Magazine Columnist
Light Sport Subject Matter Expert
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 Peggy Travino


As office manager, Peggy is in charge of banking, accounts payable and accounts receivable. She also handles payroll and course
registrations for the Light Sport Repairman Course. She approves employee expenses, wire transfers, and updating research/periodic databases.











About Jasen Golden

LSRM- Airplane, Weight Shift and Powered Parachute
Currently Training for his A & P
Customer Support,
Assitant Instructor for Repairman Practical Sessions
Computer Tech Support

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