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"Does Aerocomp have a factory-built or builder-assistance program to accelerate assembly time?"

Yes, we DO have a couple fantastic builder assistance programs that we can suggest. These companies can help you dramatically accelerate the assembly process on your airplane, and are very popular with builders who are anxious to be flying as soon as possible.

All of the builder assistance services are offered by third parties. They are independent companies operated by our customers. One is owned by Steve Darrow and is called the Skybuild Inc. Builders' Assistance Center. It is co-located with us here in Merritt Island, Florida. An article about the Skybuild programs is available at http://www.aerocompinc.com/news/Spring99/skybuild.htm

A second company is MGL Enterprises of Satellite Beach, Florida, with hangar facilities at Merritt Island, Florida. MGL is owned/operated by Matt and Mike Ligos. They may be reached by telephone at 1-904-235-7396.

Another third independent company offering Comp Air builder assistance services is Pacific Custom Aircraft, owned/operated by Brad Payne and Jeff Wilson of La Grande, Oregon. Learn more about their services at http://www.aerocompinc.com/owners/payne/index.htm 

Other builders' assistance centers are also being established in a variety of locations around the world.

Be aware that legally, in the US the FAA does not allow anyone (factory, engineer, or otherwise) to "build an experimental airplane for you." If you want one, you'll need to either build it yourself, or purchase a used one from a previous builder.

Under the provisions of 21.191(g), an amateur-built aircraft is defined as an aircraft in which the major portion has been fabricated and assembled by persons who undertook the construction project solely for their own education or recreation. Persons building an experimental aircraft should familiarize themselves with FAA Advisory Circular 20-27, "Certification and Operation of Amateur-Built Aircraft" and FAA Order 8130.2D (esp. Section 7 "Experimental Amateur-built Airworthiness Certifications"). It is important to note that applicants will jeopardize eligibility for certification under 14 CFR 21.191(g) if someone else builds the aircraft.

You can legally hire assistance with the assembly of your kit ONLY
if it is done in accordance with the guidelines published in FAA Advisory Circular 20-139.

see also: "Business Opportunities".

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