Wed, Jun 13, 2007
Allows Retractable Gear On Amphibs, Lighter-Than-Air LSA
It's official: pilots of amphibious light-sport aircraft may now
legally reposition the landing gear on their aircraft while
inflight. Last week, the FAA issued an amendment to its original
2004 "Certification of Aircraft and Airmen for the Operation of
Light-Sport Aircraft" ruling, which also creates guidelines for
lighter-than-air light sport aircraft.
As ANN reported, the FAA
issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on April 19, and invited
comments on the changes. The agency notes it received two comments
-- and neither was within the proposed law's scope.
"One commenter suggested the regulation be amended to restrict
the use of LSA to only unpopulated areas," the FAA states. "This
rulemaking is limited to the definition of LSA and changing the
areas where LSA may operate is clearly beyond the scope of the
Direct Final Rule. The other commenter fully supports the revised
definition and recommended consideration of design changes to
facilitate egress from LSA should they crash and submerge
"The FAA has determined that this comment has merit; however, it
is also beyond the scope of this rulemaking," said the agency.
The new ruling is effective June 4, 2007.
Also: AEA Giveaway, 44 Trips To OSH, Airbus Drones, Future Pilots, NTSB Training, Air BP, Boeing Forecast, ALPA Milestone ONE Aviation has provided ANN with the initial outline for>[...]
Get The EARLY Inside Details On THE Most Exciting NEW Innovations And Product Announcements From OSHKOSH... The staff of EAA and the Aero-News Network are pleased to announce that >[...]
STC Can Be Ordered Online Starting Right Now We knew it was coming and we're glad to see it coming along so well and siwiftly... EAA has announced several much anticipated updates >[...]
Also: ANN 2016 Oshkosh Schedule, Airplane Efficiency, Federal Excise Tax, A320neo, Jet Demos, 100+ Exoplanets, CFM's $8.2B Deal The KC-46 Pegasus aerial tanker program moved closer>[...]
Followed The Suspects As Far As They Could And Alerted Police Two teenagers with a camera-equipped UAV helped police catch some suspected boat thieves this week on Camano Island in>[...]