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Ultralight fatality

 


RiggerLee

May 1, 2012, 10:28 PM
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This is a cross post from basejumper.com , I know I'm a bad boy, but I'd like to get some oppionions on it and you might not see it there.

http://www.basejumper.com/cgi-bin/forum/gforum.cgi?post=2954173;#2954173

In short it looks like there was a fatality from a two seat ultra light, Light Sport?, at an airport during a fly in. This shit has been done a lot but I can't think of another example of a fatality. I'm wondering if the FAA might get off there ass and take notice. It could set interesting precidents. Raises questions about the gear, regs, etc. A lot of this has been going on with non TSO'd base gear. I don't know if that's the case here. I'm also wondering how it would relate to part 91, and part 105.
Feel free to wonder over and join the conversation. We're friendly... NOT, but hay it's the internet they can't hurt you through the moniter. Or start a descusion here.

Lee




wolfriverjoe  (A 50013)

May 2, 2012, 6:09 AM
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Can't see the post without logging in.

Sounds a lot like the one off the powered paraglider that's being discussed in General. The 103, 91 and 105 issues are covered there. (Hint - it is a pretty blatant violation of the regs)

I can see the FAA taking an interest in it.


Ron

May 2, 2012, 6:27 AM
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Lee, look in "General" here. The FARs are being discussed.


holie  (A License)

May 3, 2012, 2:10 AM
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http://www.dropzone.com/cgi-bin/forum/gforum.cgi?post=4311576

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