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    The Epstein estate probably has a couple of islands for sale.....

    Then there's Sealand, but you'll have trouble landing a DC-6 there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by enginesrus View Post
    I came back lots of times after the post. No one answered as of yet.
    Actually, several folks have answered... The Other Ron, Chris, and Wes. It's just that the answer is "you can't escape the FAA's rules on US territory."

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    Quote Originally Posted by rwanttaja View Post
    The Epstein estate probably has a couple of islands for sale.....

    Then there's Sealand, but you'll have trouble landing a DC-6 there.

    Ron "Brakes! Brakes!" Wanttaja
    I don't want no stinking DC-6, I want a flame spraying DC-7 or a Connie, maybe a C-97.

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    Quote Originally Posted by enginesrus View Post
    I don't want no stinking DC-6, I want a flame spraying DC-7 or a Connie, maybe a C-97.
    Connie. Yep. Beautiful aircraft, nice curves. An L-049 with max fuel tankage and an STC for the 3350 TC18-EA-2? Ah, yes, just the oil bill alone would be divine.

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    Well if we’re gonna tear up some airspace sans the FAA then I’ll sign up for a Douglas A-26. Speed, maneuverability, good looks and ya get to blow up some stuff if you’re in the mood.
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    A-26 yes nice, but not enough engines, though I think Neptunes look a bit nicer. For a twin a P-38 would be the choice though. I'd like the thrill of flying the heavy 4 engine job solo. How many have done that? A hand full maybe?

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    Quote Originally Posted by enginesrus View Post
    Okay this it kind of hypothetical, if a person had a few thousand acres of land, and yeah the $$ too, at what height above that land could you
    fly a plane and not be under FAA authority? 100 feet ?
    interestingly, there is a way.... used when testing glider tow capabilities. As long as there is a rope or cable attached to a vehicle or track on the ground, the aircraft and pilot do not require licensing. Once free of the rope, rules change. Sounds stupid, but is reality. Found this out when helping a friend test a glider in the 60ís.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Snaproll View Post
    Sounds stupid
    Not really. An airplane-shaped thing attached to the ground with a rope is just a big kite.
    Measure twice, cut once...
    scratch head, shrug, shim to fit.

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    Sounds Stupid

    Quote Originally Posted by DaleB View Post
    Not really. An airplane-shaped thing attached to the ground with a rope is just a big kite.
    Exactly the point. Answer is get a damn license and fly like everybody else.
    vr... Don Stits

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snaproll View Post
    interestingly, there is a way.... used when testing glider tow capabilities. As long as there is a rope or cable attached to a vehicle or track on the ground, the aircraft and pilot do not require licensing. Once free of the rope, rules change. Sounds stupid, but is reality. Found this out when helping a friend test a glider in the 60ís.
    vr.. Don
    That's certainly not true. Gliders under tow (either ground or aero) and tethered balloons are fully under FAA regulation and the pilot and the aircraft airworthiness regs must be met. A kite or a moored balloon (one tied down but UNMANNED) does not.
    Last edited by FlyingRon; 11-26-2019 at 04:15 PM.

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