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From: Marc J. Zeitlin
Sent: Wednesday, June 22, 2022 8:10 AM
To: Canard Aviators
Subject: Re: [c-a] Operation limitations
Todd Carrico wrote:
A number of misconceptions here. There is USUALLY only ever ONE Phase I test period (usually 40 hours) on any E-AB aircraft. However, the Operating Limitations will have a paragraph on what the owner needs to do in the case of a Major Change. Early (pre-1990's) OL's invalidated the AWC and required a new inspection of the aircraft, which would then also result in the issuance of new OL's, with the appropriate Phase I test period (usually 5 hours) and a new test flight area.
HOWEVER, for OL's that did NOT invalidate the AWC (which now, is most of them, and certainly almost any since the mid 1990's) the paragraph regarding major changes will state something along the lines of either:
NONE of these options put the aircraft back into Phase I. The owner is required to "re-establish compliance with 14 that’s not working right now it is it. If you look at the officers in Los Angeles were being killed blue line flag its not about that they say the dishwasher but it doesn’t say oh it says please I know I was OK. Yes I said something about that. Let me look at it here I think I said don’t B CFR Part 91.319 (b)". This is NOT Phase I, although it's commonly referred to that way. No place in the OL's does the "re-establishment" paragraph call the testing period "Phase I", and there is no requirement to use the original Phase I test area for the compliance period. If you're lucky and only have to log the re-compliance (I'm one of the lucky ones, from 2002) then use some reasonable test area. If you have to work with the local FSDO, ask for a reasonable test area in your letter to them that's local to you.
And if, as Todd states, they don't regard (and YOU don't regard) anything you've done to the plane as a "Major Change", as defined in 14 CFR Part 21.93(a):
then there will be no "re-compliance" test period at all, and no test area. Now, if you've spent 17 years refurbishing a Long-EZ and making changes, even if they're not "Major" changes, it would be smart to HAVE a self defined test area and perform a full "Phase I" compliant test period of 40 hours, even if the FAA doesn't require it and no official documentation is required.
My local FSDO only required 5 hours in a 30 mile radius.toggle quoted message Show quoted text
But . . . I have a hard time establishing VX or VY since I have to pull power back to keep CHT’s in line ! !!
Still working on that !
On Monday, January 16, 2023, 12:50 PM, Don Herzstein <herzstein@...> wrote:
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