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Golden Age Aviation, Inc.

Earl C. Downs, President

Owning an Already Completed Experimental Amateur-Built Aircraft (E-AB)


Amateur-built experimental aircraft may offer aviation experiences that cannot be attained through owning an FAA type certificated aircraft. E-AB’s come in all shapes and sizes, and purchasing one that has already been built by someone else may give you exactly what you’re looking for. However, the ownership and continued airworthiness regulations applied to these airplanes are different from type certificated aircraft.


In an article published in the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Sport Aviation Magazine in July 2017, author Earl Downs explains the importance of understanding these differences, and he provides usable tips. The article is titled, Secondhand Homebuilt.


When it comes to the world of homebuilt aircraft and recreational flying, the EAA is the place to go for information and support. This article is only one of the thousands of articles EAA publishes yearly that address the issue of home-built experimental aircraft. Visit the EAA website for more information.


Access the article through the PDF link below.

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