+1 - The CAP exemptions were based on organizational / situational specific petitions, not a general blanket
that "may or may not" apply.
In the former, when the rules are followed you can be sure te exemption will apply, vs. the latter which is more like
doing your taxes and it's a "best guess" as to whether something is applicable.
Here is more detail on the specifics of the exemptions:http://www.capmembers.com/media/cms/FAR_EXEMPTIONS_FOR_CAP_AIRCRAFT_OPE_CDAB0D431F658.pdf
And you can view the petitions here:http://aes.faa.gov/AES.asp
(enter the exemption number to find them)