# EAA will pay for the DAR inspection??

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#### pfarber

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I read this" EAA members can receive an inspection by a DAR with fees waived, except for out of pocket expenses. "

Anyone have more info? OR is it more along the lines of 'you can get a free checkride from the FSDO' kinda thing??

#### BBerson

##### Light Plane Philosopher
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The volunteer EA-B DAR are not that available in most locations.

Not likely.

#### pfarber

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So like the 'free' FSDO checkride.... its a thing, that's not really a thing.

I mean it seems to be a good idea, maybe if the FAA let the EAA manage a few DARs (how rowdy are DAR's that the FAA cannot simply add 5 or so per region? How high is the management load for 5 people per FSDO office?

#### mcrae0104

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I mean it seems to be a good idea, maybe if the FAA let the EAA manage a few DARs (how rowdy are DAR's that the FAA cannot simply add 5 or so per region? How high is the management load for 5 people per FSDO office?
DARs are designated airworthiness representatives, and are neither employed nor managed by the FAA or EAA or anyone but themselves, just like DPEs, DERs, etc. If the FAA were to hire more airworthiness inspectors as suggested, then, by definition, they would not be DARs; they would be FAA-employed airworthiness inspectors, and not designated representatives.

#### pittsdriver

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I am qualified to be an experimental DAR and we only have one in the area so we could really use one or two more. I talked to my local FSDO and they said they don't have time to oversee any more DARs. They don't do any PPL or PPI rides anymore and getting a Field Approval from them takes an act of God.

TFF

#### Tuneturkey

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Confusing to say the least!
So how does one find a DAR who will honor EAA's commitment to waive fees? Are all current DAR's doing the experimental and light sport area authorized?
EAA does not acknowledge that there is a list maintained by EAA or FAA, so how and who does one contact to get the ball rolling.

#### BBerson

##### Light Plane Philosopher
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So how does one find a DAR who will honor EAA's commitment to waive fees?
I think the EAA link is 15 years out of date. We had one volunteer DAR who was tragically killed testing an ultralight 15 years ago at the program beginning. Then none since. Too much trouble.

#### BJC

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So how does one find a DAR who will honor EAA's commitment to waive fees?
EAA committed that DAR’s will waive their fees? Citation and context?
Are all current DAR's doing the experimental and light sport area authorized?
There are many DAR certifications. Some are authorized to issue E-AB CoA’s. Some of those who are have chosen not to.
EAA does not acknowledge that there is a list maintained by EAA or FAA, so how and who does one contact to get the ball rolling.
The FAA maintains an on-line list of DAR’s. Search. If you know an EAA tech counselor or homebuilder, ask them for a contact.

BJC