Building and operating man-carrying aircraft is POSSIBLE! In this
context 'aircraft' refers to all manner of flying machines from
balloons, gliders, ultralight powered machines, rotorcraft and of
course your normal looking airplane.
A history of the growing popularity in building and operating one's
own airplanes reveals that this activity was popularised, especially
in the United States of America, among aviation enthusiasts who
were increasingly facing a rising cost of purchasing or renting
regular airplanes. The situation was created largely by a crisis
existing in the product liability litigation climate. Major manufacturers
of training and touring single engine aircraft, Cessna and Piper,
slowed, then completely stopped their production of these popular
airplanes in the 80's. What was left of the world's fleet has gradually
and steadily dwindled down in numbers since. This had far reaching
effects including the Sport Flying scene in Malaysia which saw a
steady decline of private flying activities since the 80's. So here
we are in a situation which mirrors the same frustrations facing
our fellow enthusiasts, not only here in the U.S. but also worldwide.
The solution? How about building it yourself!!
first move should be to join EAA Malaysia! We are a group of enthusiasts,
just like you, and our task is to help people like yourself to enjoy
Sport Aviation in all its varied forms available. The EAA represents
one chooses to build an airplane depends on one's requirements and
budget. You could build an airplane from plans, partial kits or
full kits and there are more than five hundred of these available
from around the world. Or... you could even design your own!