Home > VansAirForceForums

- Donate yearly (please).
- Advertise in here!

- Today's Posts | Insert Pics

Old 09-03-2018, 09:02 PM
dshevick dshevick is offline
Join Date: Aug 2018
Location: san rafael,ca
Posts: 11
Default VFR or IFR Rules for VANS

I need a plane that is IFR. I am willing to update the avonics of the plane. what are the FAA regulations regarding this. Does the plane need to be registered 'IFR', 'IFR/VFR' or some kind of log book entries? thanks
Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2018, 09:10 PM
BobTurner BobTurner is offline
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Livermore, CA
Posts: 5,566

There is no ‘ifr registration’. What you need to see is in the Phase 2 operating limitations (which must be on-board), the words, “Limited to VFR unless equipped in accordance with FAR 91.205...”.
If those words are there (and you have the required equipment) then you’re “approved” for ifr. If those words are not there, you must petition the local FSDO to change the op limits and put them there. Normally not too difficult.
BTW, if you want to fly after sunset, there should be similar words (“day only, unless equipped iaw FAR...”).
Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2018, 05:23 AM
Deweyclawson Deweyclawson is offline
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Enon Valley
Posts: 167
Default IFR requirements

There is no such thing as an "IFR certified plane" even tho most of us refer to that. The static system needs to be check iaw part 91.411 and the transponder iaw 91.413. (both every 2 years) You also need to have on board the appropriate equipment/radios for the route being flown, including the destination airport.

Appropriate electrons (efis) are a suitable substitute for the mechanical spinning things. (gyros).

The bare minimum would be a basic six pack and a single nav/com and transponder. Your comfort level may require a few more pieces of equipment.
Dewey Clawson
Super Sabre Society
2012 RV10; 1993 RV6A; 1947 Cessna 140, in progress
2019 dues exempt but paid anyhow
F100, A7D, A10, F16,
Fokker, Boeing, McDonnell-Douglas
Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2018, 05:57 PM
turbo's Avatar
turbo turbo is offline
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Stuart, FL /Hartford, CT/Virgin Gorda,BVI
Posts: 3,018

looking at his profile he is interested in the rv12. is there a limitation on any 12s?
TURBO YES =VAF= Payed Jan2018
Ed D'Arcy
RV6-A 5,000+ hrs, R-44 1,600 hrs, Helicycle 320 hrs, gyro sold,35,000 miles flown in 2015
Stuart, Fl / S WINDSOR,Ct / Virgin Gorda, BVI
RV HOTEL LOCATION oct thru may.
Pain Free by Pete Egoscue= your answer to all your aches and pains. 'suffering is optional"
addicted pickle ball player
Reply With Quote
Old 09-06-2018, 07:12 AM
Red Mtn flyer Red Mtn flyer is offline
Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: Carson City, NV
Posts: 51
Default re RV12 for IFR

A. a Light Sport Airplane CAN be equipped and flown for night operations, and/ or IFR.
B. But NOT by a Sport Pilot [that license is specific to Day VFR only].
This is true whether the aircraft is registered EAB, or ELSA - or SLSA as the new factory products will be.
Ben K.
RLSA - A,G,W/S; Falco F-8L
50 yrs of flight and counting
Dues paid 2017, 2018, 2019
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:44 PM.

The VAFForums come to you courtesy Delta Romeo, LLC. By viewing and participating in them you agree to build your plane using standardized methods and practices and to fly it safely and in accordance with the laws governing the country you are located in.