Bits and Pieces
EAA's Archived Canadian History
EAA members can access any issue of their organization’s past magazines (1953-2006). To do your own searches, or browse through a back issue, visit http://members.eaa.org (log-in required) and click on the Sport Aviation Archive image.The following excerpt is taken from the April 1954 issue of the Experimenter. I hope you enjoy it!
For Canadian Homebuilders
In part, is a letter received by Headquarters EAA from Rene Chartette AS Aviation Consultant, 213 Besserer St., Ottawa 2, Ontario, Canada:
The Department of Transport at Ottawa is certainly using us amateur builders throughout the Dominion in a reasonable manner. The DOT inspector gives an amateur job a thorough inspection before registrations markings are granted. Stipulations are made as to equipment required and proper rigging, mounting and adjusting of the entire structure. A plane built and flown for strictly private use does not require an airworthy certificate but is granted registration, and if flown by a pilot holding a private license, at least, may be flown anywhere in the Dominion.
I think this a large enough territory to satisfy most light plane fans. I hope this will bring encouragement to our many Canadian members and subscribers.