Let Me Tell You How Awesome Part 103 Is ! ! !
Earlier in this thread TjW responded with:
TjW wrote: ↑
Fri Mar 23, 2018 11:40 am
Try flying your hang glider into SFO using that theory.
Well, I can tell you I have landed literally thousands of times at SFO in a wide variety of aircraft over the years but TjW is correct, I have not landed a Part 103 aerial vehicle at SFO.
There is a long long list of legal requirements to land those aircraft in SFO. It truly is astounding all of the legal hoops to jump through to land an aircraft at SFO.
But it got me thinking what the legal requirements would be to land a Part 103 Hang Glider at SFO.
To “legally” land a Part 103 aerial vehicle at SFO, all you would need is permission
. The likely hood of getting permission, I admit is slim to none, unless there was some special circumstance, but that has more to do with air traffic, safety, and respecting the rights of others to use the public domain’s airspace. But to land a Part 103 Hang Glider at SFO, you do not need a pilot license, medical, flight instruction, instructor sign offs, a certified aircraft, a/c maintenance inspections/records, tso’d radios, transponders, etc, etc. You do not need to be a member of any association or have insurance. You just need permission.
How Awesome is that!
With regard to Part 103:
To fly through the Class B airspace, all you need is permission.
It is the same for Class C and Class D airspace, all you need is permission.
Do you want to get really high? To fly in Class A airspace you do not need any specialized training, instructor sign off, there is no oxygen requirements, although I would highly recommend oxygen and know how to use it. To fly in Class A airspace, all you need is permission
. To give you permission ATC will have to block off the airspace to other traffic. If they can accommodate you, they will. You just need permission.
If you have a long cross country going and you need to go through some restrictive airspace, if it is not hot, all you need is permission.
The FAA says under Part 103 you take the responsibility and assume the risk.
Try that with your Sport Pilot Rules.
WOW, How Awesome is Part 103.
Be responsible and don’t mess it up.