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Old 28th Sep 2011, 18:32
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Taylorcraft L2

Hi all,

I may have the opportunity to fly a Taylorcraft L2 as PIC. Just wondered if anyone knows if I can use these hours towards hour building for my JAA/EASA CPL?

I am aware that there are restrictions based on weight (I.e you can not count microlight hours) etc but was unable to find anything specific about this particular aircraft in a search. Sorry if the answer is obvious! All I could find is that it can be eligible as a 'Sport pilot' aircraft in the US.

Thanks,

Craigyd
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Old 28th Sep 2011, 20:00
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All Taylorcrafts in the UK are taildraggers and operating on a LAA Permit to fly. My F22A Aircraft was the exception being the only Tri Gear in Europe let alone the UK and operating on an CAA Annex11 but the CAA have now agreed to transfer my aircraft to a Permit and the paperwork is with the LAA.

The issue may be if Permit aircraft hours count and possibly the weight? Interesting aircraft to fly and they keep your feet busy so well worth taking up the option to fly one. They were part of the Auster family years ago so share many of their characteristics so get some tail wheel training if you havn't had some already.

Google Taylorcraft Foundation in the States to find out more about them as many date back to the 1940's and the Taylorcraft Company is now basically defunct although their is still a TC holder.
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Old 28th Sep 2011, 20:04
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Thanks for the info BWBI!

I will contact the CAA tomorrow to see if they can give me a clear answer.
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Old 28th Sep 2011, 20:22
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Keep us updated with the result as I guess the same issues could well apply to other Permit type aircraft?
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Old 29th Sep 2011, 09:40
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Thanks for all your replies! I gave the CAA a quick call and they told me as long as I am licensed, medical'ed', rated etc there should be no problem using these hours towards a CPL.

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Old 29th Sep 2011, 11:48
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The answer to your question, yes it does. All group A permit aircraft provide you with hours towards CPL/ATPL issue, Microlight and other categories do not although some do but only a small percentage do .

I fly a permit cub

Oh, I clicked reply a long time before I sent it but I'm still right
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