At AOPA’s fly-in at Carbondale, IL Saturday, the APOA President mentioned another $500 ADS-B out rebate is coming. And the possibility of the FAA to allow professional builders to build Experimental Amateur Built Aircraft. If this was already posted, please ignore.
From the AOPA site:
“I talked with the FAA administrator yesterday. He was comfortable with me telling you there’s going to be another $500 rebate” for installing Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast Out, Baker said. The FAA has mandated ADS-B for flights after Jan. 1, 2020, generally in airspace where a Mode C transponder is required today. “Now is the time to get it done,” he noted, adding that there will be more information next week on the AOPA and FAA websites.
Baker invited Jack Pelton, EAA chairman and CEO, onto the stage. On Jan. 19, 2019, Pelton said, the FAA will publish a notice of proposed rulemaking that seeks to raise the weight limit for light sport aircraft from the current 1,320 pounds to 3,600 pounds. “That will allow you to fly in a 172, have four seats in the airplane, and fly 150 mph,” said Pelton, who also anticipates a rule change that would allow professional builders to construct experimental amateur-built aircraft.