Sling 2 Pilot wrote:TimTaylor wrote:Sling 2 Pilot wrote:I also believe the 3600 to be a typo. If I were to be true, it opens the door to many questions. Mine would be, loosing the certified parts and avionics, WHAT manufacturer (some no longer in business) will authorize changes to the aircraft or issue LOA’s on planes built, in many cases 30, 40 or more years ago???
I would assume, just because a certified airplane falls within a revised definition of LSA, nothing would change for it if the manufacturing company no longer exist. It would still need to be maintained per it's certification. Don't we already have that situation for a lot of vintage LSA? The only difference is it could be flown by a Sport Pilot or other pilot using Sport Pilot privileges and limitations.
Tim, still way too many planes out there, like Piper, Cessna etc. LIABILITY is the killer here, imo.
I don't know what you mean. We're probably only talking about C150 and C152 and maybe a few others. Are you saying Sport Pilots are more prone to accidents than Private Pilots and Cessna would be at a significant increased risk of liability? If that's the case, let's just do away with Sport Pilots and Private Pilots and required all pilots to be Commercial. As with most things, you have to weigh risk vs reward. I see very little risk in allowing a properly trained and licensed Sport Pilot to fly a Cessna 150. It actually probably lowers the risk vs a Cessna SkyCatcher.
I don't understand why some people try to turn a possibly great change into a bad thing. It's like, I've got mine so to hell with everyone else. Somewhat like health insurance and the ACA.