Originally Posted by catmandu
As Mel said, six months was normal. I wanted to fly my new to me airplane. And I did. Today! Can't land it worth a frick, but there is always tomorrow.
Ah. I might have mis-understood the rules and accidentally dodged a bullet, but when I bought my RV, I had the previous owner sign the old registration, sent the new app in to the FAA after a few days, but flew that thing almost 30 hours while waiting for the new registration document from the FAA and never gave it a thought. Ignorance is bliss, maybe, but I thought I read that a copy of the application was all that was needed to legally fly the plane while waiting (6 months) for the re-registration to be processed.
RV-9A, 2011, bought flying
IO-320D1A (factory new), C/S
AFS 5400/3500, G5, IFD440 navigator,
bunch of other stuff