Experimenter

April 2014

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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Cardmembers have already helped contribute over $500,000 to projects like the museum and youth programs. Apply Now! Visit usbank.com/EAA_Aviation to learn more. EAA Experimenter 39 maneuvers to be performed. The qualified pilot will have to self-certify competency for both pilot experience and the type of aircraft being flown by meeting certain requirement and experience levels via initial qualification and scoring matrices. A logbook entry will be required to complete the process. • An additional observer pilot will be allowed to fly in the aircraft after the initial flight-test program has been completed. This pilot will be there to provide assistance to the builder/pilot to complete the flight-test program. This expertise will aid the builder/pilot in areas such as avionics use, as a safety pilot or in other capacities as necessary. The qualifications for this pilot will be deter- mined by meeting certain requirement and experience criteria similar to—but to a different level from—the qualified pilot. The question arises: Can a qualifi ed pilot or observer pilot be paid? The answer is simple: Yes, if the airman certifi cate of the pilots supports compensation. Numerous other issues must be considered before this option is exercised, including: a heart-to-heart discussion about who will be flying the aircraft at any given time, crew resource management, aeronautical decision-making issues, test card development, preflight briefings, how to ensure clear and unambiguous communications, and anything else related to the flight. Safety of fl ight is the goal of this project; in the end, we want to ensure that a safe, reliable aircraft enters the national airspace system and that a builder/pilot has gained the expe- rience to fl y his aircraft more safely. We hope this article has given you a clearer insight into what is actually being discussed. Over the next few months, we'll try to elaborate on some of the details. If you have questions, please let us know and we'll do our best to address them in future articles. Rick Weiss is the chairman of the EAA Homebuilt Aircraft Council. First and foremost, this new program will be purely optional. A homebuilder's right to test his aircraf within the current f ight testing rules will remain. E A A E X P _ A p r 1 4 . i n d d 3 9 EAAEXP_Apr14.indd 39 3 / 3 1 / 1 4 9 : 4 6 A M 3/31/14 9:46 AM

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