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February 2, 2023 in How to Articles, Operating Regulations, Pilots

NBAA Exemption – Small Aircraft Exemption

The NBAA Exemption (Exemption 7897L), also known as the NBAA Small Aircraft Exemption, was renewed in 2022 and now extends until March 31, 2024. WHAT IS THE NBAA EXEMPTION FAR 91.501 applies to operation of large (aircraft of more…
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June 7, 2022 in Buying Aircraft, CPAs, How to Articles, Pilots

Family Offices: How To Create A Team Of Aviation Advisors When Purchasing A Jet

Executive Summary Below is an article that Michelle Wade first published on titled:  Family Offices:  How to Create a Team of Aviation Experts When Investing in a Jet  to help the family office team buy…
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May 12, 2021 in Buying Aircraft, CPAs, How to Articles

Changing Your Aircraft Management Company?

Identify Your Primary Concerns First identify what is missing or inadequate with the service provided by your current management company.  Your friend's favorite aircraft management company may not be the best fit for your needs. Do…
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February 12, 2019 in How to Articles

How to Start Your Own Flight Department

Why Form Your Own Flight Department If you want control over your aircraft, its maintenance, operations and your flight crew, you need to consider many factors before starting your own flight department.  Starting an in-house flight…
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January 15, 2019 in How to Articles

Should You Renew the Entity on the International Registry (IR)?

Do I need to Renew My Entity's International Registry Registration   You received notice that your entity’s registration is expiring on the International Registry (IR).  The IR is also known as the Cape Town Registry, International…
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October 10, 2018 in CPAs, How to Articles, Operating Regulations, Pilots

How Does the FAA Define a Dry Lease?

Do you know what a dry lease means to the FAA?  Many people believe it means a lease of an aircraft without fuel.  However, the real definition of a dry lease is a lease of an…
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September 12, 2018 in Aircraft Registration, How to Articles, Selling Aircraft

How to Return the FAA Aircraft Registration After you Sell the Aircraft

The aircraft sale just closed.  What else do you need to do to satisfy your FAA requirements? Return the FAA Registration to the FAA Immediately after the closing, the seller (now the prior owner) should remove…
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August 7, 2018 in How to Articles

Truth In Leasing: How to Comply with FAR 91.23 for your Dry Lease

The United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) requires that leases and conditional sales contracts for large U.S. registered civil aircraft be filed with the FAA in accordance with 14 CFR 91.23 - Truth In Leasing. How…
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June 26, 2018 in How to Articles

How to Block your Aircraft Tail Number from Public Tracking

The FAA now has two programs that enable aircraft owners to block or limit access to their ADS-B data: the Limiting Aircraft Data Displayed (LADD) program (which deals with FAA collected data), and the Privacy ICAO…
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June 19, 2018 in How to Articles

The LLC Statement In Support for Aircraft Registration – The Importance of Getting It Right

If your Limited Liability Company (LLC) will register your aircraft you must file a Statement in Support of Registration of a United States Civil Aircraft in the Name of a Limited Liability Company (LLC Statement) with the…
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May 15, 2018 in Aircraft Registration, How to Articles, Pilots

Changing Your FAA Registration Number

For some, choosing a new N Number is more exciting than choosing a personalized license plate.  However, there are several steps involved in the process and you must take into account the timing involved and the…
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April 17, 2018 in Aircraft Registration, How to Articles, Operating Regulations

Registering an Aircraft as “Based & Primarily Used” – An Alternative to the Owner Trust

What do you do if a non-US citizen (at least according to the FAA’s definition of US Citizen) wants to register an Aircraft in the US?  Sometimes owners unexpectedly fall into this category, such as when…
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Aircraft Registration Resources

Disclaimer: These links are provided as resources only, are not legal advice, and are subject to change without notice. You should consult an aviation attorney for advice regarding your own situation.

Registration Application Form

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Statement In Support (Sample)

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Bill of Sale Form

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Declaration of International Operations

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Reserve a FAA Registration Number

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N Number Availability Inquiry

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