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Mel Asberry

Mel Asberry
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Mel Asberry is an experienced Designated Airworthiness Representative specializing in Experimental/Amateur-Built aircraft. He and his wife, Ann, have built seven amateur-built airplanes including two ultralight types, a Moni Motorglider, a Dragonfly Mk2, two RV-6s and a Zenair CH 601HDS. They are currently building a scratch-built biplane.

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Questions about operating limitations when changing engines and adding avionics for IFR.

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Engine data plate, airworthiness certificate issued by an IA, ELT requirements with ADS-B.

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Electric motors, major repairs, combining parts from several kits, using completed wings.

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Repairman certificate eligibility, ELSA mods, flying at civil twilight, fuel cap engraving.

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Private pilots flying LSAs, aircraft registration, prop strikes, E/AB to ELSA, N-number location.

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Major restoration of a 34-year-old Experimental, fabricating an engine from raw materials.

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ELSA condition inspections, converting an ELSA to E/A-B, non-TSOd lighting.

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Phase I testing not completed, understanding operating limitations, non-TSOd position lights.

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Night VFR in an ELSA, flying from the right seat, ELSA certification for an original design.

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Increasing gross weight, adding IFR to operating limitations, transponder requirements.