EAA Interview: Looking Ahead To Task-Based Phase I Flight Testing


KITPLANES editor Marc Cook talks with EAA’s Sean Elliott and Tom Charpentier about the proposed changes to Experimental Phase I flight test that could offer an alternative to 25- or 40-hour flight test programs. These changes could dramatically shorten Phase I flight test while also making it more effective for the builder and subsequent owners of any amateur-built aircraft.

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Marc Cook
Marc Cook is a veteran special-interest journalist who started as a staffer at AOPA Pilot in the late 1980s. Marc has built two airplanes, an Aero Designs Pulsar XP and a Glasair Aviation Sportsman, and now owns a 180-hp, steam-gauge-adjacent GlaStar based in western Oregon. Marc has 5000 hours spread over 200-plus types and four decades of flying.


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