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    Question training in a home built aircraft?

    Hey All,


    I am a student pilot that is very close to getting my Private Pilot license (hopefully in November ). I want to go on to get my Instrument Rating and then Commercial Pilot. In order to achieve my goals I am considering purchasing an airplane. One thing I have considered is purchasing a home built aircraft. There are some really nice amateur built aircraft on the market that appear to be a good value. I do have some questions about training and accumulating hours in a home built though. My CFI was not sure if there would be any implication for using a home built in order to train and log hours towards my IFR. Does anyone know if there are any restrictions or limitations on using home built instead of a production aircraft to obtain the required experience as laid out in the FAR? Could I use a home built aircraft to take my check ride for Instrument Rating? Has anyone ever gotten a private pilot, instrument rating, or any other FAA certification using a home built aircraft? Thanks much for your time.


    Kind Regards

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    I got my PPL in the RV-10 my husband and I built, and he's doing his instrument training in it. As long as it's your own airplane, has the required instruments, and you can find a CFI who is willing, there's no reason you can't train in an experimental.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stinson220 View Post
    I got my PPL in the RV-10 my husband and I built, and he's doing his instrument training in it. As long as it's your own airplane, has the required instruments, and you can find a CFI who is willing, there's no reason you can't train in an experimental.
    I'll just add that you also need a DPE that's willing as well if you intend to take the practical in an experimental aircraft.
    I'll come up with something profound

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    funny!

    i wish i could build an airplane in my house,

    it could be nice for the kids as well


    nice forum by the way!!


    cheers !!

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    Last edited by scotron80; 12-19-2011 at 06:09 AM.

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