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Old 03-18-2014, 10:22 PM
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Default First post: E-AB in Sweden

Apparently there has never been a post in this forum! Well, I'm going to make the first:

Being Swedish, I was interested in how the regulations for experimental/amateur built aircraft work in Sweden compared to the U.S. (where I live), so I was reading the EAA Sweden web page. Apparently, the Swedish FAA has delegated authority to the EAA chapter to do the airworthiness inspections, so you can build a homebuilt without ever having to ask the goverment for permission. I thought that was pretty cool.

Incidentally, they've done something similar with amateur radio. I have a Swedish ham license, and the equivalent of the FCC has delegated authority to the Swedish ARRL to decide who gets to use that part of the spectrum. The reasoning was apparently that because the law says that the amateur frequencies are public, the government has no business deciding who gets to use them.

In contrast, the "small" U.S. government seems to decide it has the right to poke its nose into everything, including doing things like closing "public" parks. Now, in what sense is it public if it can be closed because the goverment doesn't have money to run it? And some people call the Swedish government socialist??
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Old 03-19-2014, 11:02 AM
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Apparently there has never been a post in this forum! Well, I'm going to make the first:

Being Swedish, I was interested in how the regulations for experimental/amateur built aircraft work in Sweden compared to the U.S. (where I live), so I was reading the EAA Sweden web page. Apparently, the Swedish FAA has delegated authority to the EAA chapter to do the airworthiness inspections, so you can build a homebuilt without ever having to ask the goverment for permission. I thought that was pretty cool.

Incidentally, they've done something similar with amateur radio. I have a Swedish ham license, and the equivalent of the FCC has delegated authority to the Swedish ARRL to decide who gets to use that part of the spectrum. The reasoning was apparently that because the law says that the amateur frequencies are public, the government has no business deciding who gets to use them.

In contrast, the "small" U.S. government seems to decide it has the right to poke its nose into everything, including doing things like closing "public" parks. Now, in what sense is it public if it can be closed because the goverment doesn't have money to run it? And some people call the Swedish government socialist??
And what is your point or question in your post, other than criticizing the USA?
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And what is your point or question in your post, other than criticizing the USA?
Did you read my post?

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Apparently, the Swedish FAA has delegated authority to the EAA chapter to do the airworthiness inspections, so you can build a homebuilt without ever having to ask the goverment for permission. I thought that was pretty cool.
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