Question of the Week: Ready or Not, GA’s Going Green


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With the EAA contemplating a new classof kitbuilt aircraft where the builder wouldn’t (necessarily) have to beinvolved in over half of all wrench-turns during construction, we askedreaders for their take on the 51% Rule.

A clear majority of our readers (54% of those who took time torespond) said that yes, technology has come so far that the rule nowlimits the ability of kit manufacturers to get maximum performance andutility out of their designs. On the other hand, a prettysignificant 31% of respondents said maybe not but still thoughtthat professional assistance should be allowed (and encouraged) underthe 51% rule.

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The Environmental Protection Agency says it’s gettinga lot of inquiries from people concerned about the impact ofaviation on the environment. What should aviation’s response be?

Is it time to limit our flying for the sake of the environment?

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