General aviation is relatively new to Cuba. To obtain a Cuban landing permit, it is necessary to produce a copy of the aircraft airworthiness certificate, among other documents. When Cuban Civil Aviation authorities in Havana viewed their first “special” airworthiness certificate with “experimental” and “amateur built” across the top of the certificate, alarms bells began clanging.
There are no “experimental” aircraft in Cuba, unless you want to count the 1946 Antonov AN-2 Bi-planes that are still operating on the island, say officials with Caribbean Flying Adventures. [Read more…]