As of this writing, April is giving way to May. That means that the summer temperatures will soon be upon us. Summer is the perfect time to take your plane out for a flight. However, you want to make sure that your registration is up to date. If your renewal is coming up, it’s important to be prepared and to take steps that ensure the continued legal operation of your aircraft. You don’t want your registration to expire that could lead to the necessity of re-registration and more. Renewal doesn’t have to be a difficult process. In fact, airplane registration renewal can be simple.
Before Airplane Registration Renewal
One of the many good things about aircraft registration renewal is that it lasts for a long period of time. This isn’t something that you have to deal with annually. You have three whole years before you have to renew your registration. While that’s a good, lengthy period of time, paradoxically, it can also make it a bit difficult to remember to renew. After all, it’s easy to lose track of the time, and to forget something from as long as three years ago. The Registry makes some effort to remind you, but there are caveats.
Six Months Before
Half a year before you need to renew your registration, the Registry will mail you a notice. You’ll notice this does not say “the Registry will email you a notice” or “the Registry will text you a notice.” No, they mail it to you through the traditional snail mail. This is fine if the mailing address on record with them is the one that you still reside at. Of course, three years is a long time. Much can change in the span of a month, much less 36 of them. If you’ve moved, you want to make sure that your registration is up to date.
Two Months before Expiration
You’ll get a form after the file-by date has passed but two months before expiration. Should you get this form, you want to renew as quickly as possible. There’s no point in waiting. Unlike some other forms of registration, renewing early doesn’t cut down on the time period that your registration is valid. The last thing you want to do is to be without the authority to operate your aircraft, as that can lead to a variety of problems. That’s where the National Aviation Center comes in.
At our site, you can get rush processing for your renewal form. In just a few minutes, you can type in the entire form. You don’t have to worry about handwriting or anything like that; we have document processors who double check everything our customers send in. As we’ve mobile optimized our site, you can write your forms practically anywhere there’s an internet connection. In addition to taking advantage of our rush processing, you can also get an abstract, too. Renewing is always better than going through the re-registration process. If you want to know more, call our center at (800) 357-0893.