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Can I N-number a Minimax?

Posted By:
Ben Proffit
#1 Posted: 1/1/2011 22:31:35

I have looked all over the place for a answer to this question but can't find a straight answer. So can I N-number a pre-built pre-flown minimax 1600R? If so what all is needed to do so? It hasn't been N-numbered before, only flown as an ultralight.  And sorry if this is the wrong place to post this or a already answered question.


Also can I log hours toward a PPL if its flown as an ultralight? This in the only straight answer I could find, but I thought the date was like 2007 not 2012.


Thanks, Ben

Patrick Panzera
Young Eagles Pilot or VolunteerHomebuilder or CraftsmanUltralight EnthusiastAirVenture Volunteer
#2 Posted: 1/6/2011 19:11:40

Sorry Ben, ultralight time does not count toward PPL.

But you can N number virtually anything, including my mother-in-law's broomstick. It's Part 103 legal too. goggles

If you have records proving it was built by amateurs who built the majority for fun (that's a REALLY abbreviated version of the requirement) then you can certificate it as amateur built. If not, you might have to go experimental exhibition. 

If you built the plane and have all the records, you can even qualify for the repairman's certificate.

This might help: