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The capetown is a SLSA amphip. Now if I wanted to give seaplane rides I was told you just need to be under part 91 and that just means you need to submit to random drug test. I do have single engine sea and a commercial. So are there other hurdles in the way?
I'm pretty sure you'd need a current FAA medical if giving rides for a fee, since that is not allowed when exercising Sport Pilot privileges (to which you are restricted with the driver's license medical). But an additional complication is that commercial operations in an SLSA are restricted to flight instruction and glider towing. This would be a commercial operation, so probanly only allowed in a certified aircraft. (though you might be able to get a LoDA from your local FSDO). Further, even if allowed in an SLSA, you would now be required to have a condition inspection every 100 hours.
A SLSA can only be used commercially for instruction, rental, and towing of a light sport or ultralight glider. You can not charge for rides in a SLSA unless you are doing it as instructional flights.
FastEddieB wrote:One apparent exception is Young Eagle flights.
EAA has stated its fine, and I have not heard of the FAA voicing any concerns.
Wasn't there just a ruling about receiving reimbursements for YE or other intro to aviation events?
The ruling, as I understands it, deals only with being reimbursed for (or comped) fuel when doing Young Eagles flights. But I was also told that YE requires flights to be conducted in certified aircraft. That would seem to exclude SLSA, ELSA,mor in fact any experimental (which is odd, considering what the E in EAA stands for). IDK of this is an EAA policy, or just one of my local chapter.
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