Experimental (ELSA / E-AB) No Longer Allowed for Flight Training??

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rv7charlie

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Somebody asked me to cross-post this.
I'm not going to wade back through 19 pages of this thread, but here's the current bottom line.
Any instructor with the *new* LODA can instruct in any homebuilt owned by others.
Any homebuilt with a new LODA issued for it can be instructed in by any instructor (instructor LODA or not).
An instructor-owner can still do *only* transition training, when renting out his personal homebuilt *IF* he has obtained the earlier transition training LODA. This is unrelated to the new LODA process.

The new LODA (which has a 4 year duration) simply resets the immediate legal landscape to where it was before the lawsuit mess started, and gives the FAA 4 years (renewable) to either rewrite the regs or lobby Congress to rewrite laws to force them to rewrite the regs. The fact that the FAA acted so incredibly fast (for a bureaucracy) should prove where their hearts are.
 

PagoBay

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The fact that the FAA acted so incredibly fast (for a bureaucracy) should prove where their hearts are.
That was revealed by the FAA itself in a full-hearted manner right here:
https://www.eaa.org/~/media/1091C7E251904915BBF431FC3EB9B628.ashx - PAGE 5 of 8
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Parts 61 and 141 [Docket No.: FAA-2021-0592]
Notification of Policy for Flight Training in Certain Aircraft --
A. Experimental Category Aircraft -- In general, the FAA places limitations on the use of aircraft that hold experimental airworthiness certificates because the airworthiness certification requirements for these aircraft impose no standard and pose unique operational risk to the national airspace system.
 

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HOUSE PASSES AMENDMENT TO REVERSE FAA FLIGHT TRAINING POLICY
September 24, 2021 By Amelia Walsh
An amendment included in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that would reverse the FAA’s sudden change in flight training policy for certain types of aircraft garnered approval from the House of Representatives September 23.
 
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