JLang

IACRA Aircraft Code for Practical Test with CT

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When I tried to complete the IACRA application for my practical test, I hit a roadblock with the required entry for aircraft to be used for the test.  Nothing was available for any CT, Flight Design, even LSA.  When I called the DPE he was also initially stumped, since he had not done a checkride for a CT under the IACRA system, but was able to find that there are generic codes to use (unpublished, for some reason).

 

"SP-GEN-AP" (for "generic airplane") is what to enter under "Make Model Series."  Of course it does not represent a specific aircraft, but the N-number is entered so is captured that way.

 

As an aside, if anyone in SW Michigan is taking the practical test, I highly recommend my DPE, who I believe is the only one in the area with CT experience.  He drilled into detail and wanted good answers, but was very low-pressure and casual in attitude.  Send me a note and I'll pass on his contact info if you are interested.

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I wonder if it would have accepted the ICAO code FDCT?

 

It would not.  It doesn't take a typed entry; you have to select from a list.  Nothing Flight Design related came up, even just searching by "F" and looking at all the types/manufacturers starting with "F."  The DPE had no explanation why IACRA would not list FD when the FAA clearly recognizes it.

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Thanks, I did my student training in a rented Skycatcher and didn't recall the process.

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Iacra is not FAA though. If we consider computer systems around the world, they ALL would have to have FD in their database or it would throw an error. Until such a process is complete that includes flight design, generic is best used.

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Can confirm.  Used "SP-GEN-AP" when I got my cert about 5 years ago.

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