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ACRO E-mail Archive Thread: [Acro] Re: Experimental Exhibition


Thread: [Acro] Re: Experimental Exhibition

Message: [Acro] Re: Experimental Exhibition

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From: "William Wade" <chipmunk at>

Date: Tue, 26 Mar 2002 23:12:05 UTC


Experimental/ Exhibition aircraft with an airworthiness cert issued prior
to July 9, 1993 do not have a range limitation, and an inspector cannot
impose one unless you request it. (Don't ask me why you would want to, it's
just written that way). See Section 3b. of Notice 8130.65, which I obtained
from Guenther's website.
  I have a pre-moratorium plane and decided to get a new A/C. To my great
relief there was never any question of altering the limitations.
  Since the Sukhoi in question has a program letter I suspect it is post-
moratorium in which case Section 6 would probably apply. The best answer
would be to ask the current FSDO, but check the regs too. I checked one FSDO
when I was buying and they said I should ask for the restrictions! My home
FSDO was much more sensible.  -Bill

----- Original Message -----
From: "Klein Gilhousen" <kleing at>
To: "IAC Exploder" <acro at>
Sent: Tuesday, March 26, 2002 2:35 PM
Subject: [Acro] Re: Experimental Exhibition

> I suspect this is mainly an issue for people who are purchasing
> "pre-moratorium" (I think this is the right nomenclature) experimental
> exhibition airplanes.  The operating limitations for these airplanes
> have the 300 mile "leash" that current exp exh planes have.  I believe
> some of the early Sukhoi SU-26 types had operating limitations without
> limitations.  If you were to purchase such an airplane, it sure would be
> nice to keep those operating limitations rather than have your local FSDO
> guy give you new ones with the current 300 mi limitations.  I've been told
> (by airplane sales guys trying to sell me an airplane) that the old
> operating limits would still be valid.  But I don't know for sure.
> If your plane is not one of these then getting new operating limitations
> from your local FSDO shouldn't be a big deal.
> Klein Gilhousen
> Bozeman, MT
> At 11:13 AM 3/26/2002 -0800, pop hop wrote:
> >I think you also need new Operating Limitations. Check
> >Section 8 "Certif. and Operation of Aircraft under the
> >Exp. Purposes of Exih. and Air Racing" thru your new
> >FSDO.
> >
> >--- Hubie Tolson <tolson at> wrote:
> > > Can anyone help me understand what paperwork is
> > > required when:
> > >
> > > An Exp. Exhibition (Sukhoi in this case) aircraft,
> > > which has been issued
> > > airworthiness cert., and is operating under program
> > > letter in one FSDO
> > > region, is sold, and is moved to another FSDO
> > > region.
> > >
> > > Isn't a new program letter addressing the new
> > > geographic area of
> > > operation, and home base, all that's required?
> > >
> > > Hubie
> > >
> >
> >
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