Before leaving home, you probably check if you have your phone, keys, and wallet with you, to say the least. When it comes to airplanes, before leaving the airport you should make sure your paperwork is current, the plane is well maintained, and so on. Probably the first documentation you need to get when you buy your own plane is the aircraft registration. This article will then center on how much time passes from the moment you submit the form up to when you are authorized to fly around the world. Read on and find out!
The Federal Aviation Administration: A Definition.
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is the government agency responsible for regulating the aerospace industry. They do so, by maintaining an up-to-date registry of every aircraft piloted over the United States territory and close to international waters. The main document they use for this task is known as the Aircraft Registration. On the FAA website, you will find the Aircraft Registration Application, also called Form AC 8050-1.
In order to be approved, you need to complete this form either manually or in the same PDF file, you can download from the website. Once you have finished the task, you need to send it via regular post to the FAA offices in Oklahoma, along with the supporting documentation and the corresponding fees. The supporting documentation that needs to be included in the registration is the evidence of ownership of the plane. This evidence can either be the form AC 8050-2, normally referred to as Aircraft bill of sale, or its equivalent. If you didn’t purchase the aircraft from the last registered owner, the applicant must submit conveyances completing the chain of ownership from the last registered owner up to the applicant.
Processing Times of Aircraft Registration
From the moment the FAA receives your documentation until you receive your aircraft registration document approved, along with your n-number, the estimated processing time is up to 90 days. This means that your paperwork can be finished in as little as 7 days, but in some cases, you must be hung waiting for almost 3 months. Furthermore, they are completed in order, so the sooner you send your documentation the better, so you don’t have that many people ahead of you. In addition to that, any mistakes on the forms can also cause delays that will return the document to the sender. For that reason, it is recommended that you check thoroughly if your details are correct before sending the documentation to Oklahoma.
The National Aviation Center Helps you With your Aircraft Documentation
There is no need to feel overwhelmed: luckily for you, the National Aviation Center has got your back. We are a third-party agency that processes any type of aircraft documentation. We noticed that having to print your own documentation and send it via regular post can be inconvenient, to say the least. For that reason, we created our SSL-encrypted platform that allows you to get your aircraft registration and some other different paperwork while you don’t have to leave the comfort of your home. Contact us today and get your papers sorted!