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Flying without doors

Post by steve » Mon Jun 22, 2020 3:34 pm

Can or is it OK to fly without doors ? C140

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Re: Flying without doors

Post by 8424 » Mon Jun 22, 2020 8:44 pm

Hi Steve.

My 140A was (still can be) used for aerial photography. My airworthiness certificate classification is "Standard & Restricted for the specific purpose of aerial photography.

The operating Limitations state that when operating with the door off and conducting aerial photography, "Restricted" signs must be posted at the entrances. Only the right side door was removed.

"To convert the aircraft to the "Restricted" classification, remove the door at the hing attachment points, and install the "restricted"signs at the entrances.

To convert the aircraft to the "Standard" classification, re-install the door, safty and remove the"Restricted" signs."

So, based on this, I would say that it would require more than just removing the doors and go flying.

Hope this helps.

Steve A H

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Re: Flying without doors

Post by 6643 » Tue Jun 23, 2020 8:48 am

I recall this came up in the past. I will see if I can dig up the old information, but, I'm about 99% certain you cannot remove both doors, only one.

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Re: Flying without doors

Post by 8376 » Tue Jun 23, 2020 11:47 pm ... A175WE.pdf

Contact number is in the STC, I'll be trying to contact them shortly as well for some future plans. Good luck


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