It defines aircraft that are used for non-commercial, recreational purposes such as education or personal use. Under FAA regulations, if an individual builds at least 51 percent of an aircraft, the aircraft is eligible to be registered in the amateur-built category. They are available in kits where some of the airplane is already fabricated , or plans where the builder purchases or manufactures all the parts and assembles them. They represent proven aircraft designs that have been flown safely for many years. People from all walks of life, including astronauts, airline pilots, military jet pilots, machinists, welders, professional people and others.
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