TINY Sport Pilot Examiners

Paul Hamilton is one of the first persons to become a DPE (Designated Pilot Examiner) for sport pilots. As a full-time author and sport pilot expert, he writes books and produces DVD's for Aviation Supplies and Academics (ASA). Now Paul has graciously agreed to answer your questions here. Thanks Paul! For more information about Paul, please visit www.Paul-Hamilton.com and www.Sport-Pilot-Training.com.

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Re: TINY Sport Pilot Examiners

Postby Windknot » Tue Mar 05, 2013 10:58 am

Jim Stewart wrote: B) get checked out by my equally husky CFII neighbor at the field as I had never flown the airplane at gross weight before.



Flying a Taylorcraft with me at 250# - I was ALWAYS flying the thing at gross!! :) (Dropped several pounds since I started. Will drop more the closer the snow melt comes.

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Re: TINY Sport Pilot Examiners

Postby drseti » Tue Mar 05, 2013 11:20 am

Jim Stewart wrote: I had never flown the airplane at gross weight before.


Then you'll enjoy another current thread, Jim, where folks are advocating flying over gross! :wink:
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Re: TINY Sport Pilot Examiners

Postby jnmeade » Tue Mar 05, 2013 2:47 pm

drseti wrote:
Jim Stewart wrote: I had never flown the airplane at gross weight before.


Then you'll enjoy another current thread, Jim, where folks are advocating flying over gross! :wink:


Who is advocating flying over gross? And what is overgross?

Anyway, the OP needs to get checked out in a seaplane.

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Re: TINY Sport Pilot Examiners

Postby drseti » Tue Mar 05, 2013 3:13 pm

jnmeade wrote:Who is advocating flying over gross?


Well, not you, but there are folks out there with the attitude that "this airframe will handle 1600 pounds, no problem. 1320 is just an arbitrary number."

And what is overgross?.


In an LSA Airplane, it's that arbitrary number! :wink:
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Re: TINY Sport Pilot Examiners

Postby jnmeade » Tue Mar 05, 2013 9:34 pm

drseti wrote:In an LSA Airplane, it's that arbitrary number! :wink:

Yes - a big number!


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