Mon, Jul 14, 2003
Builder Will Use It To Learn How To Fly
An Antares MA-33 trike
received amateur built-glider certification last Friday at the
Flying H Farm near Libertytown (MD).
Eugene Breiner, the FAA Designated Airworthiness Representative,
provided the glider/trike airworthiness certificate after a
thorough inspection and review of the paperwork.
The Antares trike was built and is owned by Bill Eggbeer of
Bethesda (MD). He'll take flight instruction in his glider/trike to
obtain his private pilot certificate. His instructor is John
Ballantyne, the first person ever to obtain FAA commercial and
flight instructor certificates by flying glider/trikes for his
Upon receiving his private pilot-glider certificate, Bill will
be authorized to fly solo or with a passenger for fun.
No FAA exemptions are involved
The operating limitations for his glider/trike permit
Bill to fly over congested areas so long as an appropriate landing
area could be reached in an emergency.
He can also fly at night so long as the glider/trike
has proper aircraft lighting, may carry any amount of fuel, fly any
distance and into any airspace with appropriate ATC permission,
just as any other private pilot.
The Antares kit is the only trike on the FAA's 51% amateur built
list. It is imported from the Ukraine and distributed in the US by
Sergey Zozulya, owner of Antares Aircraft, and the late Mike
Jacober, President of Artic Sparrow Aircraft, both based in Chugiak
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