Radio Station License

What regulation requires the radio station license?

ANSWER: The radio station license is a requirement of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) not the FAA.

There is no license requirement for a pilot operating in the United States; however, a pilot who operates internationally is required to hold a restricted radiotelephone permit issued by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

There is also no station license requirement for most general aviation aircraft operating in the United States. A station license is required however for an aircraft which is operating internationally, which uses other than a VHF radio, and which meets other criteria.

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