View Full Version : Need comments on general aviation FARs
04-17-2004, 11:15 AM
Russian CAA (let's call it so, it's actual acronim is GSGA) starts to establish new and democratic regulations for general aviation & experimentals. I'm invited to take part in this process and my task is to prepare information on foreign regulations in this field. Can anybobody point me out to the sites where I could find comments and details about FAR 21 and 61 ? Sure I have FARs themselves - I'd like to find comments on them regarding misc situations.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
04-18-2004, 06:24 AM
Hi Alex, How is my gear box doing? This is the site I think you want.
04-18-2004, 08:14 AM
I'm still waiting Alex Chernov to arrive in Moscow. To be true I'm already tired of waiting him :mad:
Failed to see any link in your post :eek:
04-18-2004, 08:20 AM
this is it.
this guy must not want to sell anything.
What motor is recomnended to be used. I got a lead on a very low time 1300 16 valve suzuki just like the one Raven use for the 1300svs. They say it gets 90 HP weight 175 wet.
04-18-2004, 08:54 AM
Your best bet is to contact the Experimental Aircraft Association, the EAA, at www.eaa.org
You have any pull to get rid of QFE and metric altimetry?
04-18-2004, 09:36 AM
To be true I'm not optimistic about EAA's help. Poberezny LLC. seem to be useful if you only are going to order something from it.
I remember how we were laughing when in 1998 we planned to visit Oshkosh. I sent an e-mail to EAA asking them if we can get a formal invitation from them to Airventure. We needed this for visa purposes only. They sent us a windy answer most of which was that unfortunately they have no opportunity to support visiters financially. Heck, nobody asked them about this.
This time I'm simply looking for, say, comments/summaries on FARs to use FAA experience in getting our regulations clear, useful and workable.
As for metricals - we're decimal society as most of the world is. I don't see why this should be changed to other system. The thing in your measure system which I really like is nautical mile which has true natural origin. Or maybe this is due to my nautical past :)
04-18-2004, 10:01 AM
Here is a site for information from the FAA on explaining the FAR's.
Start with Orders, Notices, Policy, and Advisory Circulars. All the links can be searched by keywords...
04-18-2004, 10:23 AM
It doesn't surprise me about the EAA.
About metrics, all I'm talking about is assigning altitudes in meters. Russia is about the only country where this is done. And Russia is the only country that my airline goes to that still uses QFE. Even China has quit using QFE. That is, that's what the crews from China Air tell us.
For those who are wondering what QFE is, it's when the altimeter setting is such that when you land, the altimeter reads zero. All other places use QNH, so when you land, the altimeter reads height above mean sea level, MSL.
04-18-2004, 11:19 AM
We have very much to do with our airspace still and I suspect that QFE will be changed in, maybe, 2-3 years. The problem is that most (more than 99%) of Russian airspace is still controlled (would be ;) by military ATCs. We have no airspace classes, they are only divided in local routes, intl routes and... all other space. Oh, yes, we also have some restricted areas (they aren't huge at all). I smile everytime when I see warnings at foreign flight charts that you can be shot off if entering in these areas - that's not true for now.
Thus to change some minor things to international standards we have to change big things first. I know that this work is in process but the country is big and to change the whole airspace structure means among other things to fire a lot of military guys which cannot be done fast at least due to possible social problems. Well, that's not the theme for this forum, I guess :)
As for metrical altitudes, they are used mostly at local routes and any crew which flies abroad (not only ATPs) usually has additional altimeter in feet. So when we change this to international practice most guys will become familiar with this system.
To rotormatic: thanks for the link, it's one of those I'm looking for. Very informative. I should find a couple more hours among daily 24 to read all this stuff fast :confused:
The main advantage will be that I was promised gyros will have special priviledges in our new regulations. OK, I'll write some myself ;)
04-18-2004, 11:22 AM
Dave - I am one of those who are mostly lurking on this forum - mostly because I haven't yet learned enough to have anything to say. But, as a gyro wannabe and non-flier (so far) I appreciate your (and others) taking the time to explain, in their postings, acronyms and abbreviations that non-fliers may not be familiar with. Saves me a lot of head scratching and muttering about "now what the heck is that?".
Thanks for your postings - I find them very informative.
04-18-2004, 12:24 PM
Dave if you want to find out more about Gyro terms then try Greg's site at;
He has a lot more interesting information at:
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