LOA from DOA SLSA

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Atrosa
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LOA from DOA SLSA

Postby Atrosa » Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:38 am

If i were to purchase a SLSA that was manufactured by a company that is no longer (DOA) how would i go about upgrading it to adsb if getting a LOA is not possible? Would i have to go the experimental route?

Thank in advance.

-Tony

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Re: LOA from DOA SLSA

Postby MrMorden » Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:42 am

Atrosa wrote:If i were to purchase a SLSA that was manufactured by a company that is no longer (DOA) how would i go about upgrading it to adsb if getting a LOA is not possible? Would i have to go the experimental route?

Thank in advance.

-Tony


If the company is truly DOA and you there is nobody in authority from the company to issue an LOA/MRA, ELSA conversion is your only route to 2020 compliance.
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Re: LOA from DOA SLSA

Postby Scooper » Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:55 am

From reading posts here and on other forums, those who have done the recertification from SLSA to experimental are happy they did it; I know I am.

The downsides are that it can no longer be used for commercial purposes, insurance premiums may be a little higher, and resale value might take a hit.
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Re: LOA from DOA SLSA

Postby Sling 2 Pilot » Mon Jul 15, 2019 4:50 pm

Has anyone actually posed this question to the FAA in OK or their local FSDO? I would bet they might have a solution before one has to got EAB.

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Re: LOA from DOA SLSA

Postby 3Dreaming » Mon Jul 15, 2019 5:07 pm

For a SLSA with a manufacture who is no longer in business, and no one else has taken over the support of the airplane the only option is to go ELSA. I don't remember who I was talking with, but I think it was the FAA. They mentioned that there was an early model SLSA that this happened to, and the FAA forced the already registered aircraft to convert to ELSA.


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