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RAeS E-Conditions Competition 2015 - 2016

The CAA have published CAP1220 ,  Operation of experimental aircraft under ‘E’ Conditions. See ORS4 No. 1142 Experimental Aircraft.To mark the introduction of the E-Conditions the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS) have launched an annual competition to raise awareness of this category and explore its boundaries.

The overall aims of the competition are:

  • To raise awareness of the creation of ‘E’ Conditions;
  • To stimulate interest in the use of ‘E’ Conditions for innovative aerospace design and
  • To  provide  a  fun  and  rewarding  opportunity  for  those  with  an  interest  in  the  field  to  have their ideas scrutinised by experts.

The scope of the competition from the RAeS website is:

The draft ‘E’ conditions are deliberately broad in their scope and are applicable to entirely new designs, existing designs that embody new modifications,  aircraft being operated in a previously unproven role or designs that fall outside the scope of existing regulations.  It may be that a single competition would be too broad and that several competitions need to be developed to cater for the different types of design idea that could be submitted. 

The same is true for the target audience.  The aim will be to encourage a broad spectrum of entries, from private individuals or companies, through to Schools, Colleges and Universities.  To formulate the correct competition strategy or strategies then, the General Aviation Group would therefore be pleased to hear from anyone or any organisation that  might consider entering such a competition and the category or categories of design that they would consider submitting. Examples might include but are certainly not limited to a replacement for the Rans S-6 for the RAeS Schools ‘Build-a-Plane’ project or an all-electric glider tug aircraft.

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Please click here to view the rules and regulations.

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