Registration Number Change

by Mike OConnor
(Trenton, NJ, USA)

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 N number?

ANSWER: Yes, as long as the registration number on the side of the aircraft is the same as that on the current registration certificate and airworthiness certificate on board the aircraft.

As soon as you receive proof of the new registration you can place the new registration number on the aircraft. Then take a copy of your registration to your local Flight Standards District Office (FSDO) or find a DAR to replace your airworthiness certificate so it matches the new registration number.

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