Flyf15 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (11 years 6 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1129 times:
I know a guy who blew a turbo in his Navion in 2000. Replacing it, he instead opted to put another turbo on it than what it was certified with -- one from the Mooney TLS. He's been through more red tape than I have ever seen, his airplane is just now experimental, with full certification very far in the future.
OPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (11 years 6 months 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 1036 times:
>>>The one pilot I talked to said it makes tasks like changing a tire take longer.
That's a pretty general statement and thus difficult to comment on. Longer because of too much paperwork? Longer becuase of -any- paperwork at all?
The FAA folks I've dealt with in my 20+ years in the biz have been real human beings like myself, and not the bureaucratic and horned creatures that some folks believe them to be. There are horror stories that make the rounds, and not having any first-hand knowledge of the particulars of any of the situations, it's hard to have an opinion. That said, someone within the FAA also brought us the Bob Hoover affair, which was a major injustice..
Overall, I'd say they're OK, with a few bad apples, just like the rest of humanity...
JetRanger2000 From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 230 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (11 years 6 months 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 996 times:
I do agree, there's some good red tape in place in our goverment.
The pilot I worked mostly with charter airlines, and flown mostly 734s. He said getting people to sign off on paperwork was a problem, regardless of what airport he was at.