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01-26-2003, 11:42 AM
My FAA guy just told me he would not approve any deviations for a STC if the original STC had a Flight Supplement. (Its a Cunningham 32 Gal. Belly Tank.) Has anyone else had that problem yet, or did I irritate someone. Owners, this could affect you if you are modifying your Cub.
The problem is that you can't "modify" the Flight Manual and/or Supplement without FAA Engineering involvement and you may not want to go there... The only Flight Manual approvals a FSDO Inspector can do are avionics related, by an Avionics Inspector...
Disclaimer: I was on medication when I wrote this...
01-31-2003, 02:01 AM
Any deviation from an STC requires a field approval.
Any deviation requiring a flight manual supplement requires a coordinated field approval. A coordinated field approval involves the Aircraft Certification Office (ACO). The ACO is what we commonly know as "engineering".
The climate of our local ACO is presently quite a "rare" one. There is only one good "body" there now, and he is tasked with all the "Capstone" stuff right now. Any other projects will be years down the road.
What a great time to remove or "review" the field approval process?????????????????????
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