Posts Tagged ‘aopa’

Piper may enter LSA market

Thursday, January 14th, 2010

Piper Aircraft Inc. may be considering a 49 percent stake in Czech Sport Aircraft (Valued at about $30 milion) and may adapt that company’s SportCruiser for the American light sport aircraft market. Link to AOPA story

See it on Piper’s website

FAA finalized 51% percent rule on aircraft building

Thursday, October 15th, 2009

The FAA fortunately left the limiting language out of the new 51 percent rule that applies to aircraft owners building their own planes.

Here is the FAA rules for amatuer built aircraft

Here is the link to the FAA Advisory Circular 20-27G, on Certification and Operation of Amateur-Built Aircraft, which tells amateur builders on how to properly certify each step of the building process and help those guys, like me who would have to do the builder assist program to not only finish, but to get it right!   According to the rule existing kits will be grandfathered in under the new rules.

Thanks to our GA lobbists at AOPA and EAA for getting these things done right for us pilots and aircraft owners!

Possible GA Support in the Whitehouse

Saturday, August 30th, 2008

Well it couldn’t hurt!  If the McCain-Palin ticket makes it to Washington at least General Aviation will have someone in our corner who has a personal vested interest in us.  Hopefully if elected she will make sure user fees and other “Chicago “like activites (reference other blog posts) are not constantly directed at us…we hope!

See AOPA article