Aircraft Registration Questions

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AC Form 8050–73, Triennial Aircraft Registration Report 
Where can I get this form and do I have to fill it out even though there have been no changes with my registration? ANSWER The FAA Aircraft Registry …

Non U.S. Resident Aircraft Registration 
I am a German and the president of a Florida corporation. I am currently a student pilot training in the U.S. at a flight school. When I finish my training, …

Expired Aircraft Registration 
Can I fly an aircraft with the registration expired? ANSWER: For U.S. registered aircraft, No. Refer to the following regulation: FAR 91.203 …

Registration Number Change 
Can a US aircraft with a valid registration and a requested change of N number fly between the US and Canada while awaiting new registration for the new …

Re-registering an Experimental Aircraft 
How do I re-register a de-registered experimental aircraft? ANSWER: The process would be the same as the original registration. You would need to …

FAA Fly-Wire 
Given that an aircraft to be eligible for registration in the United States cannot be registered in another country, I have the following question: …

Aircraft Registration 
We want to register a Cessna 172RG that was previously on the German register. How do we go about that? ANSWER: First the FAA must have a record …

Aircraft De-registration 
How do request a cancellation of my registration for an aircraft that I donated to a museum? ANSWER: You can contact the Aircraft Registry in Oklahoma …

Change of Address 
I have moved and would like to know how I may submit my change of address for the registration of my aircraft? ANSWER: You have two options: …

Removal of Name From Registration 
I sold my aircraft to a dealer. He is holding the bill of sale until he finds a buyer. This could be a long time. I would like to take my name off the …

Application to Register an Aircraft Owned by a California Corporation 
Is a copy of the Articles of Incorporation a required document in order to sell an aircraft along with the application form and the bill of sale? …

Family Plane in Need of Registration Change 
My Uncle currently owns an airplane that has been passed down through the family, previously upon the death of the current owner. However, my uncle is …

Deregistration Information 
Is there a register of persons that have applied for aircraft deregistration? ANSWER: That is a good question. I tried to find information about …

Certificate of Registration and Ownership Documents 
If the Certificate of Registration is not proof of ownership of a small airplane, what document(s) might exist that would reflect the true ownership of …

"Static" Aircraft Registration 
The Aerospace Museum of California is the owner of several planes that have been donated to the museum and are now in "static" condition and unflyable. …

Displaying the Aircraft Registration Certificate in the Aircraft 
If you have an aircraft registration certificate for an aircraft, but you don't display it in the aircraft, what is the fine? ANSWER: FAR 91.203(a)(2) …

US Registered Aircraft Relocated to China 
A corporate aircraft currently registered and located in the US is being relocated to China. Will it be required to have a Chinese registration? …

Registering a modified aircraft 
What is the process for registering a Cessna that has been modified to use an automobile engine? ANSWER: Registering a modified aircraft is the …

Aircraft Bill of Sale 
I need to obtain copies of the Bill of Sale Form. How do I do this? Is there a cost associated with it? ANSWER: You can download a copy of the …

Aircraft Registration Application 
Is it possible to download the Aircraft Registration Application AC Form 8050-1? ANSWER: The Aircraft Registration Application AC 8050-1 is a form …



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