Some progressive thinking has brought in a range of good ideas such as:
- Flight tests based on but adapted from the EN tests: irrelevant maneuvers dropped, pilot intervention allowed after 2 seconds, test flights done by the testing houses or by manufacturers overseen and analysed by the testing houses;, flight tests done in a pod harness.
- Top speed limited to 65km/h
- Fairly relaxed technical limits on aspect ratio
- Some reduction in testing costs by requiring flights tests at the top end of the weight range only
There have been a lot of cooks working on this broth, but at least it is a plausible way forward out of the uncertainty and negative consequences.
So should the CIVL proposal be accepted? Maybe a few tweaks are possible but even if not, I personally think that it should be embraced by us all and we move forward together.