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Warbird FAA Pilot Authorization Eligibility Question

I am reviewing the language of FAA 8900.1 CHG 570, Section 5-1580 "Eligibility for an Aircraft Authorization" and have a question as to how the requirements of A.5) are interpreted by the FAA. The language states that to be eligible, if the aircraft is capable of supersonic flight and the applicant does not have U.S. military qualification, that the applicant "...have a minimum of 250 hours of pilot flight time as PIC of a fixed-wing turbojet-powered aircraft, in a Group V, VI, or VII aircraft (see table 5-173)..." The list includes aircraft flown by many members of this association, like L-29, L-39, Vampire, etc., but also oddly includes the Cirrus SJ50 VisionJet. If flying 250 hours PIC in the VisionJet would work, why would my 1,000 hours plus as PIC in a CJ/CJ3 not work? I could see some relevance of the SJ50 if one was qualifying to fly a single-engine jet warbird, but what would that have to do with qualifying to fly a supersonic-capable twin engine jet warbird (T-38 / F-5)? Any thoughts appreciated. Karl Hutter

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Something for mechanics of Classic Jets?

Just wondering what you all think of some convention meetings / fly-in topics that covers something for mechanics of Classic Jets?

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L-39 AI-25TL Engine Maintenance Programs

Can anyone refer me to detailed documentation about AI-25TL engine maintenance programs? What major choices exist and how much do they typically cost? Also, I would like to hear any about any practical experience in safely operating a AI-25TL significantly beyond 1,000 hours.

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Need L-29 Tools/GSE

I'm in need of a L-29 Strut Servicing Tool, wheel removal tool, rear canopy pin, wing tank cap removal tool and others. If you have and of these, or other L-29 GSE please let me know. Thanks, 505-948-0886 JT

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Insurance

I have just been informed by my insurance carrier that they will no longer renew my aircraft insurance. They have stated that they are getting out of the warbird business. Also several folks and starting to here that if you are over 70 years old, they will not renew you. What insurance companies are any of you using? Dick

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FAA Rule changes 8130.2j certification

I want to share my current experience with the Fsdo. The issue I have encountered can affect all jet owners. First, there does not appear to be a written policy for handling either (a) relocating your jet from one fsdo to another or (b) a sale of the aircraft that would involve a relocation to another fsdo jurisdiction. The Operating Limitations clearly list a home base airport and a need to amend the Operating Limitations to support any change of operation base involving a different fsdo. Each fsdo seems to handle this differently. In my current experience, the fsdo basically wants to recertify the aircraft as a result Only of a location change. In my case the jet has been certified since 2004. Only a location change is happening. This takes me to the main point of this open letter. As a part of the process of transferring to a new fsdo they want to update the Operating Limitations to comply with the latest Certification guideline. Currently that is 8130.2j. The rewrite of the guideline in 2017 apparently added NEW language that requires the fsdo to determine whether to place the jet into a "High Risk" category. The Appendix D item F lists five criteria. The item 2 is new and a real problem. It states that any aircraft manual that requires a bailout or ejection for any failure including a fire should be classified as high risk. Every warbird emergency check list I have ever seen would Fall into this category based upon the FAA loose arbitrary interpretation. Ive appealed this and lost with no faa explanation. The wording of this f.2 needs to be expanded and clarified or removed all together. As this slowly becomes enforced fsdo to fsdo,everyone can become a victim. High Risk means no passengers, no night, no ifr and more. This organization needs to make a stand on this issue.

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Mig-23 help

A Mig-23 was donated to the museum here in Denver. It's off the truck and sitting on pallets. Looking for information on the correct way to get the gear down. I'm very familiar with the -15 and -17 but not the 23. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I've looked for manuals on line with little success.

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CT-133 Info

Hi, I am looking to chat with a few CT-133 owners to get some input on ownership. Please reach out..and thanks in advance! Tim [email protected]

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General Forum

This is a General Forum for CJAA Association Business and Events. It is open to both Members only.

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Safety/Flight Training Discussion Forum

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