That is the one we would be using most frequently in GA and both pilots and Engineers would be referring to it often. The aircraft may be operated under another Part of course and it is highly probable that it would have it's own Operator's Maintenance Manual so once that is approved it becomes THE document for how things are done, and by who.
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If an aircraft is to be flown in NZ that was factory built then it has to be rebuilt to factory specs..there is provision for experimental category if it is heavily modified and I'm thinking as it was RNZAF it wouldn't ever have a NZ CAA type certificate issued so perhaps you can certify it as experimental with any engine that fits..sans HUD
That first of type paperwork will be a pain, as far as NZ CAA are concerned, the type never flew in NZ
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Post by baronbeeza on Jul 28, 2016 23:45:44 GMT 12
I think the CAA changed all that about some years ago. There are many categories/sub-categories of Airworthiness Certificate now and there is much more provision for machines that don't have Type certificate or manufacturer support.
We would normally cover this on the IA renewal courses but for whatever reason we didn't even discuss it this year. I think it was a hot topic about 4 years ago but this time we seemed to cover Human Factors and Safety Management instead.
Very few aircraft would have had NZ Type Certificates issued. It is generally done by the Type Acceptance process. I am not that familiar with it all as I only really do Piper GA aircraft now and they are pretty straightforward of course.
I know the intention was to get aircraft off the Experimental Category and place them on the numerous others that seemed to have blossomed, - isn't there an ex-military Category these days ?
(e) Limited Special category—limited airworthiness certificates may be issued to aircraft that have been built in a production environment and subject to some type of formal airworthiness review process. This could include acceptance by a recognised military service, or by another country whose civil design standards have not been shown to be equivalent to Appendix C of Part 21. Limited category is also available to aircraft which are no longer able to be issued with a standard or restricted category airworthiness certificate for some reason. Aircraft which are issued with a special category— limited airworthiness certificate may be able to be used for hire and reward operations under the provisions of Part 115. Examples of this class of aircraft include the de Havilland Vampire, North American Harvard, Yakovlev Yak-52, and the Auster series.
Subparts 3.4, 3.5 and 4.6 of the document would be the good reading here.
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No you don't need a serviceable HUD to fly it. When the Macchi was used for the advanced phase of the RNZAF Wings course most of the student flying in the front seat was actually done with the HUD turned off. The Macchi HUD (like most of the rest of the aircraft's Avionics) wasn't particularly good when compared to the Skyhawk.
What I've heard is that they've been continuing to ground run it occasionally but the engineer who restored the engine etc, isn't certified by the CAA. Apparently the CAA require the work to be done by a certified engineer for the aircraft to fly. That combined with the FOD issues and Rolls-Royce not supporting the Viper 680-43 engine, its probably unlikely to get off the ground. However I could be wrong about the CAA certification, just what someone told me, and you never know if they might manage to source an earlier Viper engine to avoid the FOD and unssupportability issues.
Classic Flyers replied to my comment on their Facebook post regarding the Classics of the Sky Airshow in Jan 2017 in which they listed the Macchi alongside aircraft that will be taxiing. I asked whether they could confirm, and YES the Classic Flyers Aermacchi MB339CB will be taxiing at the airshow!
Hugh Wilson - NZ Warbirds member, Aircraft Engineering Trainee
If they had mucho $$$ they could purchase and install a Viper 632-43, as installed in the MB-339CD, presently in use in Italy. Loses 400lb thrust over the 680-43, but who cares, it would still fly nicely.
Graham.A Propulsion and System Lead Typhoon Legacy
Post by planewriting on Dec 24, 2016 16:30:55 GMT 12
Classic Flyers put on its annual Christmas meal for its volunteers in the main hangar yesterday afternoon. To the delight of many, as a special treat, the Aermacchi was taken out of the hangar and towed along the taxi way with the battery cart. It started up beautifully and was taxiied back up to the hangar. She's sounding good, believe me! I'm so looking forward to see it with the Avenger and Kittyhawk strutting their stuff at the air show. www.sunlive.co.nz/news/143464-tauranga-airshow-returning-january.html