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User currently offlineJetRanger2000 From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 230 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 1040 times:

I've like to hear people's opinion on how bad (or good) the red tape is with the FAA. The one pilot I talked to said it makes tasks like changing a tire take longer.

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User currently offlineJhooper From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 6199 posts, RR: 12
Reply 1, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1027 times:

Fortunately, I've never really had to deal with it. My dealings with the FAA have been pretty smooth. But if you're to get into any kind of trouble with them, I hear it can be an absolute nightmare.


Last year 1,944 New Yorkers saw something and said something.
User currently offlineFlyf15 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1023 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.

User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29690 posts, RR: 59
Reply 3, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 975 times:

POI and PMI's are funny things.

If you get a good one, they can make you lives pretty easy.

Get one that doesn't like you and they single handedly can run you out of business.



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User currently offlineOPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 930 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...


User currently offlineLstc From Canada, joined Jun 2003, 320 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 917 times:

The fact that air travel in North America is so safe tells me that all the red may be worth it.

You can't ever equate changing a tire on an airplane to changing a tire on a car. Apples and Oranges....


User currently offlineJetRanger2000 From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 230 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 890 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.


User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29690 posts, RR: 59
Reply 7, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 878 times:

Most of the problems seems to come about when one inspector leaves and another one takes his place.

Every one of them have different things that they emphasizes or feel uncomfortable, so you end up rewriting a lot of stuff when your guy retires.



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