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ColinB

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Hi, Im currently in the UK, but i may have a job offer out Oz

 

now im curious how your homebuilding setup works over there?

 

over here the LAA that governs home built are very strict and put a lot of limitations on what you can and cant do and power restrictions as well

 

 

how do you guys over there find it?

how does it compare to the USA's EAA as they seem very permissive of modifications and engine choices

 

Thanks

 

 

Colin

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I haven't built anything yet, but check out the Oz version of EAA/LAA here:

 

http://www.saaa.com/

 

Rules here used to be just as restrictive as they are there, now are quite similar to the US. I understand the regulators can be a bit more restrictive here for un-duplicated ignition systems. You CAN build a Cozy as a 4 seater here.

 

Whereabouts are you thinking of making camp?

Mark Spedding - Spodman
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Hi, Im currently in the UK, but i may have a job offer out Oz

 

now im curious how your homebuilding setup works over there?

 

over here the LAA that governs home built are very strict and put a lot of limitations on what you can and cant do and power restrictions as well

 

 

how do you guys over there find it?

how does it compare to the USA's EAA as they seem very permissive of modifications and engine choices

 

Thanks

 

 

Colin

Colin, the Australian regulatory authority is the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA), and their version of the Experimental Category is quite similar to that which the FAA regulates. See http://www.casa.gov.au/ for guidence. Eligibility is via CAR1988. Search for the Experimental catoegory.

 

The restrictive UK system reflects our 101.28 system in many respects. You may be better going that route if you return back to the UK. http://www.casa.gov.au/wcmswr/_assets/main/download/orders/cao101/10128.pdf

 

See also RAA http://www.raa.asn.au. I won't comment on the SAAA...

Cheers,

 

Wayne Blackler

IO-360 Long EZ

VH-WEZ (N360WZ)

Melbourne, AUSTRALIA

http://v2.ez.org/feature/F0411-1/F0411-1.htm

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Whereabouts are you thinking of making camp?

 

Thanks for the links :D

 

iv just been reading the SAAA pages, apparently you can fit any engine and do any modifications you like (even fit a jet which i wanted to do here but was not allowed by the LAA)

 

making the move sound even more tempting

 

 

i think ill probably end up somewhere around Melbourne but my options and mind is open

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Hey Colin, Wayne gave you some good information but to take it a bit further; there are two ways of building a homebuilt VH registered aircraft; one is virtually identical to the USA rules; build whatever you want to build however you want to build it and you MUST be given an experimental certificate BUT it may contain limitations on where you can fly but only to protect other people outside your aircraft. However if you build something apparently likely to be safe in operation with a well known quantity for an engine then you should have few if any restrictions placed on your aircraft - same as in the USA. OR you can build an aircraft on the CASA 'approved' list so long as you stick to the plans etc and get an 'amateur built' certificate of airworthiness. Then again, if you want to build an aircraft that fits within the "ultra-light" rules you can do so without reference to CASA by joining the Recreational Aircraft Assn and working to their rules (raa.asn.au, if memory serves)

Any which way you look at it, you are way ahead of UK rules in Oz.

Tony

Cozy-3

VH-COZ

Australia

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