Krisztián DOLHAI, Hungary
05 - Clarification of weight limitation for records.
S.10 1.3 DEFINITION OF A MICROLIGHT OR PARAMOTOR AIRCRAFT
1.3.1 A one or two seat powered aircraft whose minimum speed at Maximum Take Off Weight (MTOW) is less than 65 km/h, and having a MTOW of:
- 400 kg for a landplane flown solo
- 500 kg for a landplane specifically designed to be flown with two persons but flown solo in championships.
- 450 kg for an amphibian or a pure seaplane flown solo;
- 550 kg for an amphibian or a pure seaplane specifically designed to be flown with two persons but flown solo in championships.
- 600 kg for a landplane flown with two persons
- 650 kg for an amphibian or a pure seaplane flown with two persons
- 600 kg for an autogyro flown with two persons
- 650 kg for an autogyro flown with two persons intended to be operated on water
Note. These definitions also apply to foot-launched Microlight and Paramotor aircraft.
The same limitation should apply for records as for championships, as per S.10 1.1 'scope of work'.
The categories for records in S10 general section 3.3 are divided by the number of persons on board and not the number of seats, so it should be possible to fly solo record with airplanes specially designed to be flown with two persons but flown solo, with the increased weight as on championships.
The intention of 1.3.1 is to define the weight limits for each class of aircraft for both records and championships, but as worded currently it is ambiguous: two of the statements specifically say 'for championships' when the others do not.
This proposal is simply for an editorial amendment that makes the meaning clearer of this section.