I don't believe there is any uncertainty, rather for what ever reason at the moment its taking longer than it should, but knock backs aren't occurring afaik. Its not as though is arbitrary, you either meet the requirements or you don't, if you don't you will be told why and what options you have.Is RA getting to hard, with ther uncertainty in registration , is it time to consider changing to over to GA reg
Yep. Suits me, I have a GFA maintenance authority; and gliders do not have the altitude constraints that apply to RAA-registered aircraft. I've no need to use the aircraft for commuting or to fly in controlled airspace. This is NOT a comment on what Darren Barnfield is trying to achieve; GFA never got that slack in the first place. If Darren gets a clear go to complete what he's doing, it will just about bring RAA up to that standard.
Not in GFA. Gliders (and motor-gliders) are registered VH. They do not HAVE to be maintained by a LAME; they have to be signed out by a GFA Glider Inspector holding the appropriate glider maintenance authority.Yeah but you have to build it or pay for the lame to maintain it. So if you're not in a position/have time or want to build then raa is the only cheap option left. The $65/seat that ra rego costs wouldn't even get a lame to do an anual on a paper plane..
New Zealand would be the place to start, I suspect.It seems to me, we should look at other countries and organisation for some guidance as we can not keep spend huge man hours trying to comply or re jigging to the point of loosing members because they disillusioned by constant hold ups in licences and regos