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Ferrying an EAB that has current airworthiness documentation and out of phase 1

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Well-Known Member
Nov 29, 2009
Jackson, MI
Ok folks. After the roller coaster experience with the Titan Tornado with invalid documentation, I am now looking at a single seat EAB BK 1.3 that is located on the east coast.

It has current registration as an EAB, it meets the LSA category requirements for weight, speed, stall etc.

I have a ferry pilot to pick it up and fly it back to Michigan. The pilot is commercial rated. I would be paying for the pilots time basically.

Are an special permits or LODA needed for such a flight ? If no money changed hands it would just be a normal cross country flight, but the commercial pilot expects to be paid for his time to move the airplane.

Comments ? It would probably cost me more money to obtain a suitable trailer, remove the wings and trailer the plane home. Also a much greater risk of damage to the plane itself in this scenario. It seems the most expedient thing to do is have the plane ferried from 1 airport to another.

I do not have my pilots license and my wife is a student pilot. The goal of buying this plane is for her to build time as a private pilot. She would solo in a trainer (C150 or C172) then get some transition training in an RV-12 and then should be able to fly the BK-1.3 for much of her remaining hours as a PP.