AR-1 gyro manufacturer
- Oct 31, 2011
- Tampa, FL
- Total Flight Time
- 4000+ 560 gyroplanes. Sport CFI Gyro and Trikes. Pilot Airplane
If true, then we are looking at a very different market place for sport pilots
What is in the FAA's new MOASIC proposal? More than we expected!
Up to 3,000 lbs aircraft
220 knots airspeed
Controlled pitch prop
4 seat aircraft (1 passenger limit)
Can fly any aircraft that meets the limits, no longer restricted to Light Sport qualifying airplanes
The term "Light Sport" is gone
CFI endorsement required for new privileges
Remember, these are just proposals. They may change. The 300 page doc is on the FAAs home page. I dug through it so you don't have to.
"Although this proposal would enable certification of new types of light-sport category aircraft such as rotorcraft and powered lift, this proposal would limit these aircraft to two seats. The FAA has little experience on the safety metrics associated with these classes of light-sport category aircraft, as such, the FAA finds that the maximum seating capacity of two is appropriate. The FAA may consider future rulemaking to increase the proposed two seat limitation for these classes of aircraft as experience increases and consensus standards are developed."
"8. Fixed-Pitch, Semi-Rigid, Teetering-Two Blade Rotor System (If a Gyroplane)
The current § 1.1 definition of light-sport aircraft requires gyroplanes to have fixed-pitch, semi-rigid, teetering two blade rotor systems. This proposal would omit this as an eligibility requirement in § 22.100 to enable industry to develop new designs for gyroplane rotor systems. However, under proposed § 61.316(a)(6), the FAA would continue to limit sport pilots to operate gyroplanes that have a fixed-pitch, semi-rigid, teetering-two blade rotor system. "