# Flying club using Pientopl for instruction?

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1. Jan 13, 2018

### BBerson

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". In addition, the empty weight limit for low mass, high drag aircraft eligible for ultralight training has been raised to 650 pounds. The guidance will also extend LODA eligibility to most designs with a maximum cruise speed of less than 87 knots, expanding the list of aircraft available for light-sport primary training."

The Avid Amphibian will be less than 650 pounds. Also a seaplane.

2. Jan 13, 2018

### BBerson

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Dana,
The word "operate" is defined in FAR 1.1. And reads: with or without the right of legal control (as owner, lessee, or otherwise).

[Operate, with respect to aircraft, means use, cause to use or authorize to use aircraft, for the purpose (except as provided in §91.13 of this chapter) of air navigation including the piloting of aircraft, with or without the right of legal control (as owner, lessee, or otherwise).]

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### Turd Ferguson

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I think that's a great idea. The FAA seems to be more than willing to keep Sport Pilot on a respirator. Now if you wanted to offer Private Pilot training or seaplane ratings, I'd say forget it. Too many certificated options.

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I might ask a FSDO inspector about LODA next week at the I.A. Renewal.

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Thanks for the reminder. I do my 8 hrs of IA recurrent on the 27th.

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I am around CMH couple times a month.

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I wish there were early IA renewal around here.

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I wish I didn't have to get up at 4am and drive to the Renewal and listen to the FAA guy lecture for an hour about getting enough sleep. Can't stay awake.

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Its called a day of intimidation .

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For that detail I think you would have to call Bob. AFIK, the program gives 20 hours of instruction FREE to a student that participates in the RV12 building school. I don't have any details of the flying clubs organizations. This program is new to me, too. I just contributed it to address whether or not experimental a/c can be used for flight instruction. We know that they cannot be rented out. If you are a member of a flying club that owns the EAB, as part owner you can use the plane for instruction and pay usage fees for same. Usage fees defined as gas & oil/share of maintenance, hangar rent, engine rebuild fund, insurance.

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Free instruction is no problem. My glider club was free instruction, as I mentioned in the first page of this thread.
At this point, I don't think instruction payment is allowed for a Pietenpol without a LODA. So I assume the OP was talking about a flying club offering instruction for free.

Our glider club did charge for rides. I don't know how that was done or if it was legal. Apparently the FAA never cared. I even got my glider check ride with an FAA inspector in the club 2-33.

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I thought a 2-33 was certified?

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Yes, the 2-33 is type certified.
I meant the legality of the club giving rides (not instruction) to the public, is unclear to me. I bought a type certificated Grob G109 and got my commercial glider to give glider rides. But further research of FAA 119 seems to me to require a letter of authorization from the FAA, so I gave up. There was a young pilot here doing scenic rides in a C-150 and occasional charter to Seattle. The FAA made him get a Part 135 certificate. Then he went out of business. He told me about Part 119, and letters of authorization, which I never heard of before.
I am not young enough for jumping impossible hoops.

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I work for a company that has Pt 135 and 136 LOAs. 99% of our business is the 119 stuff allowed. The only reason we keep the 135 is because during 911 only 135 aircraft were allowed to fly for a couple of months. The company almost went out then because it did not have one then. Without that reason, it is a waise of our time. The Plus side is it gives the FAA an open door to visit any time they want; fun. Rides were part of 119 but the Clintons had 136 drawn up for some friends of theirs.

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