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Helicopter Cuffed In Taiwan  
User currently offlineBrenintw From Taiwan, joined Jul 2006, 1634 posts, RR: 1
Posted (6 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2276 times:

Saw this yesterday and found it quite amusing ...

Selected quotes:

"The Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA) has impounded a private light helicopter that landed at the parking lot of a resort hotel"

"After receiving reports, police in Chiaoshi "handcuffed" the helicopter by chaining its landing gear to a parked motorcycle."

http://www.chinapost.com.tw/news/2008/02/19/143454/CAA-impounds.htm

Private aircraft ownership is not encouraged in Taiwan, and it's incredibly difficult to licence a privately-owned aircraft ... according to the report, only 20 licences for ultralight aircraft have been issued in the last 20 years.


I'm tired of the A vs. B sniping. Neither make planes that shed wings randomly!
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User currently offlineFumanchewd From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (6 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2202 times:



Quoting Brenintw (Thread starter):
Private aircraft ownership is not encouraged in Taiwan, and it's incredibly difficult to licence a privately-owned aircraft ... according to the report

I suspect it has to do with who you are. I am aware that the Koo's had a few N registered jets in Kaohsuing for awhile. Most owners are wise enough to register their aircraft outside of Taiwan.

Without details, the aviation authorities are very strict there and I am aware of incidents that were vastly overinflated in their investigations. Pilots having to fly half way around the world a month after an incident for interviews that last several days.


User currently offlineBrenintw From Taiwan, joined Jul 2006, 1634 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (6 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2185 times:

The Koo's Gulfstream is N-registered, and officially based in the Philippines (Subic bay I think).

The guy who owns Evergreen shipping/BR has a BBJ that's registered in Malaysia (I think).

In both cases, the aircraft are owned by off-shore foundations/companies, and are not owned by Taiwanese entities. The CAA does not normally allow Taiwanese entities to own/operate overseas-registered aircraft (CI being an exception I know of.)



I'm tired of the A vs. B sniping. Neither make planes that shed wings randomly!
User currently offlineSBBRTech From Brazil, joined Jul 2007, 722 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (6 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2007 times:



Quoting Brenintw (Thread starter):
Private aircraft ownership is not encouraged in Taiwan



Quoting Brenintw (Reply 2):
The CAA does not normally allow Taiwanese entities to own/operate overseas-registered aircraft

Just a curiosity: Is there any practical reason for why those limitations are enforced?



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User currently offlineFumanchewd From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (6 years 6 months 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 1852 times:



Quoting Brenintw (Reply 2):
The Koo's Gulfstream is N-registered, and officially based in the Philippines (Subic bay I think).

That may be the case now, but for awhile they had a BD700 and CL300 in RCKH with N numbers as well. The 550 has moved a few times.

Its all rather silly but it also necessary for keeping appearances while doing business in China and her allies. The N number has a dual function in Taiwan.

Quoting Brenintw (Reply 2):
The CAA does not normally allow Taiwanese entities to own/operate overseas-registered aircraft (CI being an exception I know of.)

Again, the Koo's operated several N aircraft out of RCKH for years. Its all a matter of appearances and sorcery.  Wink


User currently offlineBrenintw From Taiwan, joined Jul 2006, 1634 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (6 years 6 months 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 1794 times:



Quoting SBBRTech (Reply 3):
Is there any practical reason for why those limitations are enforced?

I can't answer for why Taiwanese entities are not allowed to flying non-TW registered aircraft. However, the other point about private aircraft not being encouraged: it's to stop people being able to fly over to the PRC directly (since direct air links are not permitted.)

When I was home a couple of years ago, I took my mom's computer to be fixed -- while I was waiting for them to find the new battery, I got chatting to another guy. He mentioned that he'd done a lot of business in Taiwan in the past, and they used to go to a small field near Taichung, hop into a private aircraft and wave-skim for the hour flight to the PRC to do business there ... all of it being totally illegal of course.



I'm tired of the A vs. B sniping. Neither make planes that shed wings randomly!
User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11648 posts, RR: 60
Reply 6, posted (6 years 6 months 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 1684 times:



Quoting Brenintw (Thread starter):
"After receiving reports, police in Chiaoshi "handcuffed" the helicopter by chaining its landing gear to a parked motorcycle."

I'm not sure if I'd be shocked or angry if I returned to my bike and found that a helicopter was now attached to it  rotfl  Interesting to learn of Taiwan's strict rules regarding private flying, I had no idea they were so stringent.


Dan  Smile



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User currently offlineTrex8 From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 4763 posts, RR: 14
Reply 7, posted (6 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 1564 times:
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Quoting Brenintw (Reply 5):
He mentioned that he'd done a lot of business in Taiwan in the past, and they used to go to a small field near Taichung, hop into a private aircraft and wave-skim for the hour flight to the PRC to do business there ... all of it being totally illegal of course.

that must have been a long time ago, the AF radars and their E2s will have picked up something these days and with the Kidds now in service even the navy would likely pick something up.


User currently offlineFumanchewd From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (6 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 1535 times:

Most flights headed to China from Taiwan just make a stop and go in South Korea.

User currently offlineBrenintw From Taiwan, joined Jul 2006, 1634 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 1465 times:



Quoting Trex8 (Reply 7):
that must have been a long time ago

I think he said it was in the late 70's ... I didn't pay much attention to the dates actually.



I'm tired of the A vs. B sniping. Neither make planes that shed wings randomly!
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