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Far 91.205

Postby Warmi » Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:17 pm

So I was debating my DPE during my ( very sucesfull) check-ride some time ago, and I meant to ask for some advice on this very forum .... basically he asked me how I would determine if failure of some piece of equipment on my LSA plane would require me to ground the plane etc ...
Since there is no MEL for the Sting ( or rather the existing MEL is just a generic list of installed stuff without any specific air-worthiness requirements ) , my fallback answer was to refer to 91.205. He responded that .205 is referring to “Powered civil aircraft with standard category U.S. airworthiness certificates: Instrument and equipment requirements.” and thus not applicable to LSA and the answer should be somewhere in my POH.
And of course, we couldn’t find anything like that so ultimately we settled on the .205 answer being a reasonable, common sense proxy but still... I am wondering , is this yet another example of LSA planes operating with somewhat loosely defined rules and regulations....
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Re: Far 91.205

Postby 3Dreaming » Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:50 am

I would check your operating limitations that go along with your airworthiness certificate.

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Re: Far 91.205

Postby TimTaylor » Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:37 pm

The POH of the Remos GX I sometimes fly has them listed as required for airworthiness certification as does the SkyCatcher.
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