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FAA Exemption Request Denial

July 18, 2015

The FAA has denied our request for an exemption of FAR 103.1 to allow wheeled tandems saying that, among other things, they are no longer going to approve exemptions of definitions. So if we want to apply for a wheeled exemption, it would have to be under the Light Sport Rules. This also implies that future foot-launch tandem exemptions will have to be done in the same way.

Since foot launched craft are not part of the Light Sport Rules, this makes no sense. We will be exploring options.

It does not change operations under our existing exemption but does mean that a different tact will need to be steered.

 
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