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Thread: Copy of: aerobatic competency

Message: Copy of: aerobatic competency

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From: "Michael R. Heuer" <70263.1676 at CompuServe.COM>

Date: Mon, 13 May 1996 18:27:05 UTC


Message:

  
IAC'ers:

Regarding the discussion concerning the need for a Letter of Competency to fly
in an aerobatic practice area or contest box, there has never been a requirement
for such an authorization.  The history on this dates back to 1984 when then FAA
Director of Flight Standards Bernie Geier recognized IAC's superb safety record
and virtually eliminated monitoring of our contests and the Letters of
Competency.  This was implemented through the FAA Inspector's Handbook 8700.1.  

That handbook has undergone a great deal of change in the last few months but
there still is no need for a Letter of Competency.  The wording on this can be
found in Chapter 48 of 8700.1 in the very front under paragraph 5.  It states:

"The user of an aerobatic practice area or an aerobatic contest box is not
required to hold an FAA Form 8710-7, Statement of Aerobatic Competency."

Quite simple.  Of course, it has been amazing to see how many times in the last
12 years local inspectors have failed to read their own handbook.  Just refer
them to Chapter 48 -- this chapter deals with Certificates or Waiver.

Mike Heuer
IAC Director



                


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