The aircraft sale just closed. What else do you need to do to satisfy your FAA requirements? The buyer may have taken title through an owner trust or through a subsidiary. The escrow agent handling the closing of the sale can provide you with this information.
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If the aircraft you are purchasing was previously registered in the United States, you should immediately submit evidence of ownership, an AC Form , Aircraft Registration Application, and the registration fee to AFS upon closing. Fees required for aircraft registration may be paid by check or money order made payable to the Treasury of the United States. An AC Form does not need to be notarized.
Figure is a sample AC Form If there is a break in the chain of ownership of the aircraft i. AC Form may also be used to report a change of address by the aircraft owner. The FAA issues a revised certificate at no charge.
If the certificate is lost, destroyed, or mutilated, a replacement certificate may be obtained at the written request of the certificate holder. Send the request and fee to AFS The request should describe the aircraft by make, model, serial number, and registration number. If operation of the aircraft is necessary before receipt of the duplicate certificate, AFS may, if requested, send temporary authority by fax.
You should include your full address, fax number, and contact telephone number in your request. If you are considering the purchase of an aircraft that is currently registered in a foreign country, you should be aware that multiple issues are involved with the registration process.
You should contact AFS for registration assistance. Submit the white and green copies to AFS and keep the pink copy in the aircraft as temporary authority to operate the aircraft without registration.
This temporary authority is valid until the date the applicant receives the AC Form , Certificate of Aircraft Registration, or until the date the FAA denies the application, but in no case for more than 90 days after the date of the application. Pink copy operation is valid only inside the United States. If by 90 days the FAA has neither issued the Certificate of Aircraft Registration nor denied the application, the FAA Aircraft Registry may issue a letter of extension that serves as authority to continue to operate the aircraft without registration.
AC Form is issued to the person whose name is on the application. The pink copy is valid for 90 days and is legal only in the United States. The U. It is valid only for flights within the United States by the manufacturer or dealer for flight testing or demonstration for sale. It should be removed by the dealer when the aircraft is sold.
CAUTION : AC Form serves as conclusive evidence of nationality but it is not a title and is not evidence of ownership in any proceeding in which ownership is at issue. The FAA recommends that you apply for registration of your amateur-built aircraft 60— days before you finish building your aircraft, and before you submit FAA Form to the FAA. The FAA will not inspect your amateur-built aircraft before it has been registered or during construction of the aircraft.
The FAA or a Designated Airworthiness Representative DAR in your geographical area inspects your amateur-built aircraft for general airworthiness only after you have made an application for an airworthiness certificate.
The FAA does not charge a fee to the public for inspecting amateur-built aircraft. However, FAA workload may delay inspection of your aircraft. Manufacturing DARs are listed by state in the first half of the directory, and Maintenance DARs are listed by state in the second half. Also see FAA Order Aircraft owners should remember that state registration of aircraft is required in many states.
You should check with your state government to ensure that you have met any applicable state registration requirements for your aircraft. Flight Literacy Recommends Rod Machado's Private Pilot Handbook -Flight Literacy recommends Rod Machado's products because he takes what is normally dry and tedious and transforms it with his characteristic humor, helping to keep you engaged and to retain the information longer.
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If the aircraft you are purchasing was previously registered in the United States, you should immediately submit evidence of ownership, an AC Form , Aircraft Registration Application, and the registration fee to AFS upon closing. Fees required for aircraft registration may be paid by check or money order made payable to the Treasury of the United States. An AC Form does not need to be notarized. Figure is a sample AC Form
The Public Inspection page on FederalRegister. The Public Inspection page may also include documents scheduled for later issues, at the request of the issuing agency. The President of the United States manages the operations of the Executive branch of Government through Executive orders. The President of the United States communicates information on holidays, commemorations, special observances, trade, and policy through Proclamations.
Re-Registration and Renewal of Aircraft Registration
The Certificate of Aircraft Registration, which is issued to the owner as evidence of the registration, must be carried in the aircraft at all times. Figure For additional information, see 14 CFR part 47, section When one of the events listed in 14 CFR part 47, section Box Oklahoma City, OK The dealer must remove the certificate when the aircraft is sold. Upon complying with 14 CFR part 47, section