Rules for converting s-lsa to e-lsa ?

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Re: Rules for converting s-lsa to e-lsa ?

Postby ShawnM » Tue Jan 29, 2019 10:52 pm

The only person qualified to do the annual condition inspection is an A&P. Even though is a LSA, it's an E-AB and only a A&P can do the annual. LSA or not.

I have a friend with a RV-12 that is a LSA but it was amateur built therefore it's a E-AB and only his A&P can do the condition inspection. No LSRMA can do the condition inspection.

As far as regular work, maintenance or changes to the plane, anyone can that but the condition inspection can only be done by an A&P.

And the answer to your first question is DEFINITELY NO.

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Re: Rules for converting s-lsa to e-lsa ?

Postby drseti » Tue Jan 29, 2019 11:31 pm

acensor wrote:Since the aircraft in question is a Light Sport (LSA) it can also be condition inspected by a Light Sport mechanic (a light sport mechanic with the Repairman Maintenance Rating.)


Unfortunately, that is not the case. I am an LSRM. I can do condition inspections on any ELSA or SLSA, but not any E-AB, even if it is an LSA. Only an A+P can do that. (But the good news is that he or she need not hold an IA).

As for how this particular aircraft came to be an E-AB. Under current rules, it could only have been an ELSA if Jabiru had already produced an SLSA, and built this one identically. And even though it was factory built, it could not have been an SLSA if Jabiru had not yet had its SLSA design approved.
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Re: Rules for converting s-lsa to e-lsa ?

Postby 3Dreaming » Wed Jan 30, 2019 12:41 am

drseti wrote:
acensor wrote:Since the aircraft in question is a Light Sport (LSA) it can also be condition inspected by a Light Sport mechanic (a light sport mechanic with the Repairman Maintenance Rating.)


Unfortunately, that is not the case. I am an LSRM. I can do condition inspections on any ELSA or SLSA, but not any E-AB, even if it is an LSA. Only an A+P can do that. (But the good news is that he or she need not hold an IA).

As for how this particular aircraft came to be an E-AB. Under current rules, it could only have been an ELSA if Jabiru had already produced an SLSA, and built this one identically. And even though it was factory built, it could not have been an SLSA if Jabiru had not yet had its SLSA design approved.


So when are you going to get your A&P so you can do the E-AB condition inspection? You have been a LSRM long enough to use your experience to get a A&P. It will only take 3 knowledge test and a practical.

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Re: Rules for converting s-lsa to e-lsa ?

Postby drseti » Wed Jan 30, 2019 3:08 am

At my age, Tom, I have absolutely no interest in taking on yet another career. I'm far too busy just instructing, and DPE-ing, and working on SLSAs and ELSAs. I only got my LSRM so I could maintain and inspect my own aircraft (and my students'). Similarly, I have no interest in giving checkrides for RP, PP, CP, Instrument, etc. There are plenty of DPEs out there to serve that market - I just want to support SP candidates. My rule: just because I could do something doesnt mean I should.
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Re: Rules for converting s-lsa to e-lsa ?

Postby 3Dreaming » Wed Jan 30, 2019 12:20 pm

drseti wrote:At my age, Tom, I have absolutely no interest in taking on yet another career. I'm far too busy just instructing, and DPE-ing, and working on SLSAs and ELSAs. I only got my LSRM so I could maintain and inspect my own aircraft (and my students'). Similarly, I have no interest in giving checkrides for RP, PP, CP, Instrument, etc. There are plenty of DPEs out there to serve that market - I just want to support SP candidates. My rule: just because I could do something doesnt mean I should.


I am not suggesting a second career, but rather increased knowledge.

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Re: Rules for converting s-lsa to e-lsa ?

Postby Wm.Ince » Wed Jan 30, 2019 12:21 pm

drseti wrote:My rule: just because I could do something doesnt mean I should.

Exactly. I like that rule.
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