Light Plane Philosopher
- Dec 16, 2007
- Port Townsend WA
I see your point, the FAR103 two- seat training exemption was 496 pounds.A 120 kg or 264 lbs category of aircraft is next to useless as far as 2 seat airplanes are concerned. There is no way you can make a practical 2-seat training aircraft that weighs 264 lbs.
You can barely make a useful single seater with that. This particular category seems completely pointless.
And also, what is the point of creating categories based on empty aircraft weight? How many aircraft are operated empty?
But a 264 pound category is useful for the smallest one seaters. A one seat airplane should have minimum rules, since only the pilot is essentially at risk.