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I may sound a bit cruel, but if you buy, build and fly a 'home built' aircraft, what does that say about the type of person you are?


Anyone who flies, particularily if you fly for a living, accepts the risks in doing so, but, for myself anyway, I have alot of confidence in the airworthiness of the aircraft, the skills of the AMEs who work on them, and my skills as a pilot.


I can't say that I, in my humble opinion, would have the same level of confidence in a 'kit' aircraft.


As for the level of training or certification these pilots have, well that is unknown to me... but I can't help but think that many of them are not adequately trained.



You dont sound cruel - but you do sound like a prick! Having extreme confidence in airworthiness and engineers you could be an accident waiting to happen. I've had 2 mates cop it as a result of lax maintenance.

I suggest you dont ever build a kit helicopter as it sounds like you might be one of the types who get their hands on these kits who just dont have the knowledge of human falibility. BTW one reputable kit manufacturer vets customers and prefers to sell only to qualified rotary pilots. There are plenty of ex-military drivers with probably far more experience than you exhibit who are flying their own homebuilt machines so I would watch what you say.



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