ASTM Standards for Light Sport Aircraft

    Discounted Rate Early Bird Discount: ASTM automatically applies a discount of 10% when participants register 60 days prior to the start of the class.
    *After the early bird period expires, registrants are subject to standard pricing.


    On-Site Training Available
    ASTM can bring this course to your site. Train your entire staff at once. For more information, contact Sales here or call 1-877-909-ASTM.


    Why You Should Attend
    This two day course gives LSA manufacturers the tools they need to establish and maintain staff that are trained in the use and implementation of industry standards. It provides a general overview of all relevant ASTM Committee F37 standards--the only ones currently accepted for use in the United States.
    Note: Students are expected to have an understanding of the standards developed by ASTM's Committee F37 on Light Sport Aircraft.


    Learn

    • Requirements to obtain a Light Sport Aircraft Certificate
    • Strategies to implement widely accepted internal quality control and production procedures to ensure minimal compliance to the ASTM standards
    • How to incorporate standards requirements into company processes
    • Procedures to determine and show compliance to the standards
    • Connection between references from civil aviation authorities to use of the standards and requirements in the standards themselves


    Get Hands-On Experience

    • Perform a sample continued operational safety risk assessment, determine action, create notice of corrective action and show documentation
    • Perform a sample receiving inspection, determine the appropriate action for parts that do not conform to drawing requirements and show the required documentation
    • Analyze a sample Quality Assurance Record, Quality Assurance Manual, manufacturing process document and compliance checklist to determine they are complete and meet standards requirements
    • Analyze the effects of making changes to an aircraft design; determine what limitations, if any, the change would require and show documentation
    • Analyze a sample statement of compliance and determine the correct entries for different aircraft


    Light Sport Aircraft Certificate Program
    For a fee of $99 per person, each attendee will have the option to take an examination to receive a Light Sport Aircraft Certificate. To receive a certificate, the participant must complete the ASTM Light Sport Aircraft Training Course and pass a 50-question multiple-choice examination. A passing score is answering 40 questions (80%) or more correctly on the examination. Benefits of receiving a certificate include:

    • Providing LSA manufacturers with a basis for evaluating skills and qualifications of current and future staff
    • Allowing certificate holders to differentiate themselves from others in their profession and advance their careers
    • Listing in ASTM Directory of Certificate Holders


    Who Should Attend

    • LSA manufacture personnel assigned to F37 standards compliance
    • LSA manufacturer Quality Assurance managers
    • Civil Aviation Authority Regulators
    • Accident investigators (NTSB)
    • State Aviation Authorities
    • LSA industry service providers, such as mechanic schools, fixed based operators (FBO's), etc.
    • Technicians, shop foremen, sales representatives, and regulators new to LSA, and anyone who needs knowledge of ASTM standards for aircraft
    Note: Not intended for aircraft designers with years of experience.


    About the Instructors
    Thomas Gunnarson specializes in the coordination, development and promotion of safety standards for Light Sport Aircraft domestically and internationally. He is the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) focal for the ASTM F37 Committee on Light Sport Aircraft. He has over 30 years of experience in the recreational aircraft industry, including leadership roles with the Light Aircraft Manufacturers Association and U.S. Ultralight Association.

    Adam Morrison,
    and his company Streamline Designs, provide a variety of engineering, technical, and business consulting services to the aviation industry. He has served the light aircraft industry through standards development, interpretation, application, and training since the beginning of consensus standards development efforts for light aviation. In various leadership roles within the industry, he enjoys bringing together diverse interests for the good of aviation worldwide. He recently received the Daniel A. Schultz Award for significant and outstanding contributions to global standardization by a member of the Light Sport Aircraft community.


    Course Outline
    Registration is anytime between 8:00 - 8:30 AM on the first day of class. Class begins at 8:30 AM and ends at 4:30 PM on both days.

    Day 1 Overview
    Introduction
    ASTM and LSA Committee Overview

  • Organization
  • Involvement
  • Standards development process
    Compliance Overview
  • Accepted Standards
  • Produce Initial Aircraft
  • Production test documentation
  • Produce Documents
  • Establish Authority
  • Declare Compliance
  • Industry Compliance Auditing
    USA Specific Information
  • FAA Involvement with Light Sport Aircraft and ASTM Standards
  • Filling out a 8130-15 Statement of Compliance
  • Required documents, signoffs
  • Regulatory documents related to LSA
    Cross-Cutting Standards and Developing Compliance Documents
  • Engine design
  • Emergency parachutes
  • Propellers
  • Maintenance Manual
  • Kit Assembly Instructions
    Wrap Up

    Day 2 Aircraft-Specific Standards (Fixed-Wing)

    Introduction
    Technical Review of ASTM F2295 and F2279
  • Continued Operational Safety Monitoring (F2295)
  • Quality Assurance in Manufacture (F2279)
  • Interactive Exercises
    Technical Review of ASTM F2245
  • Design and Performance of a LSA Airplane (F2245)
  • Document organization
  • Comparison to other existing standards
  • Mandatory and non-mandatory material
  • Interactive Exercises
  • Scope
  • Terminology
  • Flight
  • Structure
  • Design and Construction
  • Appendices-simplified load criteria and water loads
  • Power Plant
  • Required Equipment
  • Aircraft Operating Instructions
  • Glider Towing
  • Night Flight
    Wrap Up and Questions


    About ASTM and Sponsoring Committee
    ASTM is one of the world's largest voluntary standards development organizations. The ASTM Standards and Engineering Digital Library provides instant access to nearly every standard, paper, chapter, or book ever published by ASTM. In addition, the 82 volume Annual Book of ASTM Standards (print, CD-ROM, and online) contain 13,000 standards written by 34,000 members from 140 technical committees. The members of ASTM Committee F37 on Light Sport Aircraft developed the standards upon which this course is based.