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FAA Type Ratings - 61.31(a)(3)

Thu Jul 04, 2013 4:09 pm

Under 61.31, a pilot is required to hold a type rating for large aircraft, turbojets, and "other aircraft specified by the Administrator through aircraft type certificate procedures." Are there any aircraft that fall under that "other" category?
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RE: FAA Type Ratings - 61.31(a)(3)

Thu Jul 04, 2013 4:51 pm

yes, Mitsubishi MU-2
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RE: FAA Type Ratings - 61.31(a)(3)

Thu Jul 04, 2013 10:42 pm

While not required by 61.31(a), the Zeppelin NT requires type specific training as set forth in 61.51(h), which is very similar to a type rating.

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RE: FAA Type Ratings - 61.31(a)(3)

Fri Jul 05, 2013 9:48 am

Quoting web500sjc (Reply 1):

Why the Mu-2?
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RE: FAA Type Ratings - 61.31(a)(3)

Fri Jul 05, 2013 10:09 am

Quoting ptrjong (Reply 3):
Why the Mu-2?

MU-2 has unique handling charecteristics. In lieu of ailerons it used spoilerons. Without the requirement of a type rating many pilots killed themselves and others because they has to have little formal training to fly the airplane. The MU-2 is a great fast airplane that had capabilities much greater than the pilots flying them. As a result of numerous crashes from losss of control the mandate to type rate was born.
 
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RE: FAA Type Ratings - 61.31(a)(3)

Fri Jul 05, 2013 11:13 am

Thanks.
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RE: FAA Type Ratings - 61.31(a)(3)

Fri Jul 05, 2013 11:28 am

Quoting ptrjong (Reply 3):
Why the Mu-2?

It has no ailerons, only flight spoilers which makes it a bit tricky to handle. I believe there were a few crashed in the US before it was a requirement.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mitsubishi_MU-2#Safety_Concerns

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RE: FAA Type Ratings - 61.31(a)(3)

Fri Jul 05, 2013 5:34 pm

To my knowledge there is no MU-2 type rating. The aircraft does require type specific training and recurrent training, but after completion a pilot will not have a type rating on his certificate. It's actually a little more stringent since recurrent isn't required to continue flying other aircraft requiring a type after the checkride is passed under Part 91. The MU-2 does require recurrent to keep flying it.
 
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RE: FAA Type Ratings - 61.31(a)(3)

Sat Jul 06, 2013 3:24 pm

Quoting DashTrash (Reply 7):
To my knowledge there is no MU-2 type rating. The aircraft does require type specific training and recurrent training, but after completion a pilot will not have a type rating on his certificate. It's actually a little more stringent since recurrent isn't required to continue flying other aircraft requiring a type after the checkride is passed under Part 91. The MU-2 does require recurrent to keep flying it.

The MU-2 is also cheap to acquire which adds to the aforementioned problems.

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