Posted: 9/1/2009 17:16:17
Recently, spent a little bit of time looking over some of the other Homebuilt aircraft organizations around the world, and thought it might well be worth the time for the US homebuilder to take a look and see what's being done in other parts of the world. Does anyone else have any international sites they'd like to share?
http://www.lightaircraftassociation.co.uk/ Website of the Light Aircraft Association in the UK.. Seems to have a pretty fair amount of usuable information regarding much the same issues we face.
http://www.saaa.com/ Sport Aviation Association of Australia. Probably closest (IMO) to our EAA. Their magazine (AirSport) has back issues online comparable to SA. Also has several good technical articles
http://www.auf.asn.au/index.html Recreational Aviation Australia - Seems to cater more to the Ultra-light and Light Sport segments, but the Builders Guide to Materials is well worth a look,IMO
http://www.saa.org.nz/cms/ Sport Aviation Association of New Zealand. Haven''t spent as much time there yet, but could be interesting
Posted: 9/13/2009 21:08:55
We in the USA have a great situation with low costs, and relatively low restrictions compared to the rest of the world. That said, there are still people all over this planet with the same passions and with interesting alternatives to launch themselves airborne.
I do not have any links to offer, but just recently discovered that the Google toolbar does have an option allowing translation of some of the languages for other countries. This eliminates part of the issues with understanding what is on the web page from some of our fellow aviators.
Posted: 9/16/2009 20:53:49
Hadn't thought of that,I limited my searching for English language sites