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Thread: News revealed by the the Administrator at Oshkosh

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    Default News revealed by the the Administrator at Oshkosh

    Elwell announced a very exciting prospect for the legacy fleet. For older aircraft not being used for commercial purposes, owners will be able to exchange the standard airworthiness certificate for a special airworthiness certificate — similar to certificates held by experimental aircraft. "That means the owner will be able to install lower-cost, safety-enhancing equipment — the kind that is widely available for the experimental market — without an STC or 337." Such a change would also have the potential to expand the ability to substitute for parts that are no longer available, and perhaps even the ability for owners to perform additional maintenance on their aircraft.
    For this category, Elwell noted that there would likely be "tradeoffs," such as not flying for compensation or hire and not flying in Canada. EAA is working to understand this last point better, as Canada has a program for its legacy fleet that eases maintenance and equipment burdens as well.
    Elwell did not announce a date for the proposed rule to be released, but promised that it would be "worth the wait." He went on to say that as always, the FAA's priority is safety, and the GA community needs to be focused on this year’s higher-than-usual accident rate. Nevertheless, his remarks were received as exciting news for the future of GA certification and aircraft ownership.


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    He also mentioned a weight increase as well an increase to four seats for LSA’s
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    Default Re: News revealed by the the Administrator at Oshkosh

    A good way to reduce the value of your airplane! Havenít seen any rulemaking action on this, so likely at least 5 years away.


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    Default Re: News revealed by the the Administrator at Oshkosh

    I witnessed first hand the loss of value, and in my opinion justifiably so, to some “owner maintenance” airplane in Canada.
    On the other hand I would be happy to see my Clipper in the drivers license category.

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    Default Re: News revealed by the the Administrator at Oshkosh

    I think my airplane is going to be the family for many years to come so even if it comes to needed restoration again the use it has provided will likely be the benefit vs value.
    "Progress is our most important problem"

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    Default Re: News revealed by the the Administrator at Oshkosh

    I think it would depend on what choices were made by the previous owner in regards to value. If he were to sell. For example if there were a choice between two short wings both being equal except one had some of the great experimental avionics installed, my choice to buy would be the one with the avionics. Just my 2 cents, no change.

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    Default Re: News revealed by the the Administrator at Oshkosh

    On the side of the glass half full, having all the short wing fleet become LSA eligible would definitely increase their value I would think.
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    Default Re: News revealed by the the Administrator at Oshkosh

    Wonder if the new special airworthiness would be limited to non complex aircraft, or include old aircraft like a 1947 Bonanza or early Barons

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    Default Re: News revealed by the the Administrator at Oshkosh

    Quote Originally Posted by SMO22 View Post
    Wonder if the new special airworthiness would be limited to non complex aircraft, or include old aircraft like a 1947 Bonanza or early Barons
    Nobody will know until the NPRM comes out. Once it does, then you can make comments/suggestions.


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    Default Re: News revealed by the the Administrator at Oshkosh

    Sounds like a fancy way to say make your certified aircraft experimental.
    My 2 cents; if I wanted an aircraft I could never fly for hire I'd have bought an experimental to begin with and saved A PILE of money ( I have the more better disease and keep modify the thing).

    Curious to see if also there would be some sort of "conformity check" to remove said experimental parts and make the aircraft capable of for hire sevice.

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    Default Re: News revealed by the the Administrator at Oshkosh

    For those of us that have no interest in flying our personal planes for hire and plan on keeping them.. I seem to get attached to my planes.. there are some very nice avionics we could use without breaking the bank http://grtavionics.com/home/efis-sys...rizon-hx-efis/

    This stuff the rv guys get to install is sweet and I dont read about rvs falling out of the sky any more than certified aircraft.
    Last edited by SMO22; 08-11-2019 at 07:45 AM.

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