Some questions about training and medical

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Re: Some questions about training and medical

Postby drseti » Wed Nov 08, 2017 2:51 pm

Half Fast wrote:Are those categories you listed what the FAA uses?


Not in the Part 91 flight rules, or the Part 61 flight training rules. Yes in the Part 43 Maintenance rules (except for SPEA, which was made up by an EAA staffer - the maintenance FARs refer to those only in terms of having a Standard category aitworthiness certificate).

From a pilot's perspective, an LSA is just an LSA, as defined in FAR 1.1. For maintenance requirements, the category dictates who can do what to which. To dig deeper into that issue, see this EAA Webinar:

http://avsport.org/webinars/videos/LSA_maint.mp4
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Re: Some questions about training and medical

Postby 3Dreaming » Wed Nov 08, 2017 2:53 pm

rab23us wrote: I want to thank everyone for their input, and I may be looking into the Aero club or because if the pricing on the web site is so attractive look at doing the Sport pilot training in Mt. Vernon (prepay it all and then schedule a few times during the year to be there for a week (I have enough seniority at work that I now get six weeks of vacation) at a time. It may take a year to do but I believe it could be a good start to something both fun and useful.


I think they are having some instructor issues at MVN, so you might want to check that out before putting any money down.

I am probably about the same distance as MVN, but a little longer drive time here at KOLY. I am thinking about listing my Flight Design for sale, but will likely have something else light sport in the future, though it might be a vintage LSA.

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Re: Some questions about training and medical

Postby 3Dreaming » Wed Nov 08, 2017 3:11 pm

drseti wrote:
Half Fast wrote:Are those categories you listed what the FAA uses?


Not in the Part 91 flight rules, or the Part 61 flight training rules. Yes in the Part 43 Maintenance rules (except for SPEA, which was made up by an EAA staffer - the maintenance FARs refer to those only in terms of having a Standard category aitworthiness certificate).

From a pilot's perspective, an LSA is just an LSA, as defined in FAR 1.1. For maintenance requirements, the category dictates who can do what to which. To dig deeper into that issue, see this EAA Webinar:

http://avsport.org/webinars/videos/LSA_maint.mp4


Paul, he stated that he had watched the seminar, and it left him confused. You based your seminar on the way the EAA tried to explain it, and the way the EAA tried to explain it has caused confusion from the beginning. It is still causing confusion to this day.

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Re: Some questions about training and medical

Postby Half Fast » Wed Nov 08, 2017 3:47 pm

drseti wrote:
Half Fast wrote:Are those categories you listed what the FAA uses?


Not in the Part 91 flight rules, or the Part 61 flight training rules. Yes in the Part 43 Maintenance rules (except for SPEA, which was made up by an EAA staffer - the maintenance FARs refer to those only in terms of having a Standard category aitworthiness certificate).

From a pilot's perspective, an LSA is just an LSA, as defined in FAR 1.1. For maintenance requirements, the category dictates who can do what to which. To dig deeper into that issue, see this EAA Webinar:

http://avsport.org/webinars/videos/LSA_maint.mp4



Thanks. I'll be flying rentals for the near future, so which aircraft I can turn wrenches on isn't something I need to worry about now.

So, as far as a pilot's logbook endorsements, it would be Airplane-Single Engine Land, Airplane-Single Engine Sea, and so forth.
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Re: Some questions about training and medical

Postby drseti » Wed Nov 08, 2017 4:16 pm

Yes, with the further stipulation that the ASES, ASEL, glider, powered parachute, gyroplane, or weight shift control you fly must, if you're exercising Sport Pilot privileges, all meet the FAR 1.1 definition of LSA.
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