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macdonca

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Because you are the builder, does that mean you are qualified to fly? For example. A homebuilt with a merlin on the front. What kind of endorsements would one need in there logbook? Just a complex endorsement? Or a better example. Gerry Becks homebuilt P-51A. Would one need a P-51 LOA to be legal to fly their homebuilt p-51?
 

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You need a High performance and complex endorsement along with the PPL to fly a P51. Flying is separate from building. the only flying loophole I know is first solo. Back in the 70s people were soloing their 16 year olds in Lears and Kingairs. One girl soloed 80+ airplanes on her 16th birthday. The owner of the P-51 Grey Ghost that crashed soloed his son in one of their P-51s on his 16th birthday.
 

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Because you are the builder, does that mean you are qualified to fly? For example. A homebuilt with a merlin on the front. What kind of endorsements would one need in there logbook? Just a complex endorsement? Or a better example. Gerry Becks homebuilt P-51A. Would one need a P-51 LOA to be legal to fly their homebuilt p-51?
Depends on what they tack on the operating limitations.
 

macdonca

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For experimentals, you take on your own risks and liabilty. What is prudent and wise is another matter.

I have seen some pilots with type ratings on their tickets the say "Experimentals All Makes and Models". Which, obviously, that pilot is authorized as such. But not every pilot has that rating on their ticket.
 

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"Experimentals All Makes and Models" rating does not exist in the US. If it is under 12,500 lbs not much to stop you except twin or float. Hi performance and complex and tailwheel are just a signature from a instructor; no need to demonstrate to examiner. Does not matter if certified or EXP.
 
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