Looking for some advice please. Last year I approched my local FSDO office with the intent of having my application for Inspection Authorization approved. At that time my contact requested that I come back in a year with some solid inspection experience.
To satisify the request of the FSDO I had contracted out to a local flight school and had completed six 100 hour inspections as well as several conditional inspections for a few home built experimentals located at the airport.
Some background, I am a 23 year retired Air Force Crew Chief on KC 135R aircraft. Since my retirement I have been working for myself in my own shop as an A&P working on GA aircraft. A year had passed and I returned to my FSDO with application in hand as well as a history of what I had completed.
His reply this time was that I did not pass the "actively engaged" statement of Sec 65.91. He felt that actively engaged was 40 or more hours a week for at least two years. I asked to see the reference and he said he could not remember where it was but that he had seen it.
My question to the forum, is there anyplace a definition of "actively engaged" that I might review? Anybody else have a simular problem and how did they work through it? Thanks for the help..