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Old 06-30-2006, 05:55 AM
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Default Why turbines are banned?

Hi All,

I am just curious about some club's decisions to ban all turbines? Why can't they just restrict the amount of fuel on board so a turbine plane won't be so fire hazardous. Let's say maximum of 50 oz of kerosene allowed per flight. Or not to put propane tanks on board, li-po, or size of turbine, etc. Just some restrictions instead of complete ban of turbine. It's like maximum allowable alcohol before DUI.

I am traveling in Asia now and the local flying clubs have no restrictions on turbines. Most places are humid and buildings made of concrete. I guess fire hazard is not likely. Can our clubs be more flexible? What's the politics?

Your thoughts?