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Draft Advisory Circular Seeks Improved AB Safety, Avoids Aircraft Limitations

September 9, 2010 — The FAA, through a joint effort with EAA, is finalizing an advisory circular whose objective is to improve safety with individuals transitioning into experimental aircraft. With this effort one of EAA’s additional objectives is to improve the safety record for those transitioning in to a new experimental aircraft and avoid a need for the FAA to consider additional regulations and operating limitations on experimental aircraft.  The program stresses transition training and guidance to pilots who are the “second owners” of experimental category aircraft and those pilots who have never flown amateur-built aircraft. 

“We are excited by this upcoming circular because we worked with the FAA to find a solution that seeks to improve safety without additional operating limitations being placed on aircraft,” said EAA Director of Air Operations Sean Elliot who along with EAA Homebuilders Community Manager Joe Norris attended meetings with the FAA last month in Kansas City.

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