Do you fly a “fat” ultralight? The deadline for registering your aircraft as an Experimental Light Sport Aircraft is Jan. 31, 2008.
Registration involves more than sending in paperwork. The aircraft have to be inspected for airworthiness, then certified to become E-LSAs.
The issue is high profile enough that FAA Administrator Marion Blakey commented on it during the Meet the Administrator forum at AirVenture last month.
“Please do not wait until the last minute,” she warned the crowd.
Registration takes about four weeks, and is then followed by an airworthiness inspection, which can take four to six weeks to schedule and complete.
“Unless you make multiple errors or have an unusual situation, you should be able to complete the whole process in four months,” stated Charlie Becker, director of EAA Aviation Services. “The key is to get started now and do it correctly the first time.”
To help aircraft owners through the process, the EAA has an E-LSA conversion kit and Step-by-Step Conversion Guide, which has all the necessary forms and instructions to complete the process.
For more information: 800-843-3612