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    Otteray Scribe, 43north

    ....Light Aircraft Association, who has CAA approved inspectors (they work on a one-to-one, staged approval basis with the builder)

    Restored warbirds are VERY hard! The CAA has a whole directorate who deal with projects like this, and approvals to work on such aircraft are handed out sparsely, and to a limited number of companies. Those who have such approvals mean BUSINESS....

    To give you one instance, a VERY well-known warbird owner (with a VERY large fleet) once imported a flying replica of a Fw190 into England. The whole thing dragged on for around 18 months, but because he couldn't PROVE the materials used, and their suitability or show a paper trail, he couldn't get a permit to fly, and the aircraft eventually departed the U.K.!!

    'Per Ardua Ad Astra'

    by shortfinals on Wed Jan 23, 2013 at 07:48:09 PM PST

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