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Old 12-14-2018, 04:42 PM   #17  
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Originally Posted by USMCmech View Post
Despite what many think, there is no such thing as a "checkout" in the eyes of the FAA. If you are rated SEL, MEL you can fly anything that doesn't float and the wings don't spin.

Hop in any airplane not requiring a type (or the MU-2) and fire it right up. Not a safety issue for most fixed gear single engine airplanes, but anything exotic or twins it's not a good idea.

Triva time, what prop airplane over 12,500 doesn't require a type?

An MU-2 requires type specific training under an SFAR to fly it legally.
An AT-802 is a 16500 pound prop plane that can be flown without a type rating

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