Don’t even try to get your head around certification! How did he know?
The situation at the moment is that the entire range of GP Gliders will fit into the SSDR category in Ireland and the UK. We will discuss the details with anyone who is interested.
However, in EU land, the ‘Basic Regulation’ has been revised. A new Basic Regulation is now in force, having been published on the 8th August 2018. It supersedes the previous 2008 version and allows for aircraft with a MAUW of up to 600kg to be de-regulated, with the agreement of the National Authorities. We now await news, in particular, from the IAA and the CAA.