Re: AD compliance

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Posted by Jim Rice ( on November 07, 2005 at 14:35:38:

In Reply to: AD compliance posted by Jody Pillatzki on November 05, 2005 at 19:42:38:

I just found this on EAA website. Notice the part about ADs not applying to Experimentals. I've added the bold and italics for emphasis.

FAA Alerts EAA Regarding Safety Notice for Su-29s
The FAA Small Airplane Directorate contacted EAA Wednesday regarding a safety notice from the Sukhoi Design Bureau alerting Su-29 owners and operators that the left bracket of the rear spar attachment to the fuselage truss broke on an Su-29 registered in the U.S. A visible crack on the right bracket was observed. FAA would normally issue an Airworthiness Directive (AD) for such a problem, but these aircraft are certificated in the Experimental category in the U.S., and ADs do not apply to experimentals. The FAA has therefore asked EAA to assist in the distribution of this important safety information.

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