This category covers issues related to performer aircraft and equipment.
10 documents found.
Fuel Contamination on the Air Show Ramp (2006, 3Q)
Even though there is no definitive data on how much jet fuel mixed into avgas would cause a problem, our expert panel agreed that the pilot is operating in the realm of experimental test flying when using suspect fuel.
Airworthiness Directives and Experimental Aircraft (2004, 3Q)
The sometimes counter-intuitive FARs could put you in a bind when it comes to keeping up with the ADs on your aircraft...even if you think they may no longer apply to you!
Information on Media and Sponsor Rides at Air Shows (2004, 1Q)
Can you fly a passenger for compensation? Air Shows Magazine asked the FAA and several ICAS members and found the answer is unquestionably, unequivocally...it depends.
Discussion and Information on Smoke Oil (2003, 3Q)
Most performers specify a brand and grade of smoke oil proven for health and safety, and for their type of display. Yet many are asked to swap their other oils before showtime, a situation that can have dangerous consequences.
Military Aircraft and Crew Compliments (1999, 4Q)
A list of military aircraft that often appear on static display at air shows and the number of essential crew for each (1999, 4Q)
Question and Answer Session on the FAA Letter of Interpretation on Issues Related to Giving Media Rides in Experimental Aircraft in Conjunction with Air Shows (1997, 3Q)
This article provides a question and answer session with ICAS legal counsel on details related to the FAA's interpretation of FAA regulations about free rides in experimental aircraft for media in conjunction with air shows. Importantly, the article makes it clear that these kinds of rides are only permissible in very specific circumstances.
Aging Aircraft Best Practices (an AOPA document)
This AOPA document provides owners of aging single-engine airplanes guidance about maintaining the airworthiness of their airplanes. Best practices, airplane records research, special attention inspections.
FAA Airworthiness Document that Allows either Logbook or Notarized Copy of Annual (FAA Bulletin HBAW 00-17)
This is the document produced by FAA Airworthiness that says that an air show pilot may have EITHER his/her logbook or a notarized photo copy of the page from the logbook that includes all relevant details from the aircraft's last annual inspection.
FAA Handbook on Aircraft Weight and Balance (Document #8083-1A)
The FAA Handbook on Aircraft Weight and Balance was prepared in recognition of the importance of weight and balance considerations in conducting safe and efficient flight. Among other things, the document provides pilots with loading and operating the aircraft to ensure that its weight is within allowable limits and that the center of gravity is within the allowable range.
FAA letter of intrepretation on media rides at air shows in experimental category aircraft
In this letter from FAA General Counsel in July of 1997, the specific circumstances under which an air show performer might provide media rides in an experimental aircraft are ennumerated and discussed.