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Can I fly a High performance experimental single engine if I am only rated for a High performance twin?

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Can I fly a High performance experimental single engine if I am only rated for a High performance twin?  I am an engineer in Montana and I have been thinking about getting back into flying buy building a lancair. I have always been interested in building a plane, and lancair seems to have a very nice program for people like me. 

I currently hold a multi-engine HP twin private with Instrument Rating. I would have to go back to school to get my single engine rating. 

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  1. John D Collins on Mar 30, 2016

    High performance is not a rating, it is an endorsement for additional training. It is required for acting as PIC of an aircraft that has high performance engine(s). Ratings for category and class are required to act as PIC or to log PIC. I assume you are currently rated to fly a twin engine land airplane. You need a single engine land airplane rating to act as PIC in a Lancair. You probably already have endorsements for high performance and complex aircraft and you may or may not have an endorsement for pressurized aircraft, which you might need as well.

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  2. Suslavich on Mar 30, 2016

    Thank you very much!

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