Pilot Magazine | May 01, 1997
In October 1995, when I wrote about FAR 91.213, regarding inoperative equipment, I called it "a foolish and impractical regulation." I added: "Nevertheless, it is a regulation we are charged with knowing, and we should try our best to comply with it to the extent practical." We have been fortunate that most FAA inspectors understand the folly of a literal reading of the regulation and apply it reasonably. Only the good-faith efforts of the general aviation community and the reasonableness of most inspectors have forestalled a problem — until now.
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