October 2012

Experimenter is a magazine created by EAA for people who build airplanes. We will report on amateur-built aircraft as well as ultralights and other light aircraft.

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and weight; the aerodynamics are the same. The major differ- ence is in understanding the new type engine's operating proce- dures and its related systems. g. Jet transition absolutely requires that pilots receive training in the specific type jet from a knowledgeable Family IV Aircraft Family IV aircraft have nontradition- al configurations and/or controls. Lockwood Air Cam and experienced instructor. This is due to the jet's per- formance capabilities, flight characteristics, and more complicated systems. The very best transition training for jet airplanes will be ob- tained from a recognized train- ing provider using a Level D Full Flight Simulator (FFS). TC'd civil jets require an FAA flight test to obtain the re- quired type rating upon your airman certificate, as well as a 25-hour, mentored, initial operating experience period prior to operating the airplane as PIC. Experimental aircraft examples include the Long EZ, the Air Cam, and the Breezy. A type-certificated example is the Lake Amphibian. Photography by Brady Lane EAA EXPERIMENTER 35

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