how to fill out an aircraft registration

The Definitive Guide on how to fill out an Aircraft Registration Form

There are quite a few forms on our site. Some of them are easy to fill out, some aren’t. Many people find filling out forms to be a simple activity, the kind of thing they can do while only somewhat paying attention. Others may struggle with it, even while they’re focused intently on the task…

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Aircraft Online Security Code and What to Watch For

When you first hear about it, the “aircraft online security code” sounds great. It sounds like the kind of thing that only certain pilots get assigned as if only the lucky, chosen few get the opportunity to have an aircraft online security code. This security code can be quite helpful, but there are also times…

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Safe Landing: De-registering FAA Aircraft Registration

For many pilots, on the day that you get your aircraft registered, it’s hard to ever believe that there could come a day when you decide to do the opposite. However, in many cases, de-registering FAA aircraft registration is the best thing to do for the pilot and the aircraft. That may sound a bit…

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Staying Aboard with Aircraft FAA Renewal

When you’re a good enough pilot, you can handle practically anything. Inclement weather, substandard aircraft, lack of help from the crew, you name it. However, one thing you always need to be on top of is your aircraft registration. Without that registration, you can’t legally take your plane up in the air. Sure, there are…

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The Airplane Database: More than Just Tail Numbers

One of the main questions people ask us about the airplane database is: why? Why does the FAA maintain this database? Is it really necessary? After all, for all of the comparisons, planes aren’t really that much like cars. The odds of someone breaking into your car and stealing it, thus necessitating it being tracked, are quite…

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Airplane Tail Numbers Explained in Detail

Any pilot could tell you that no two planes are exactly the same. In fact, every plane is just a little bit different from the last. Aircraft registration reflects this, too. That’s why every plane has its own airplane tail numbers. Sure, some of the numbers are similar, but they’re all different – just like…

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What Goes into the Airplane Airworthiness Certificate

One of the things that make aircraft documents so confusing is how similar some of the terms sound. For example, “aircraft registration” sounds just the same as “airworthiness certificate.” After all, the layperson might argue, how can an aircraft be properly registered if the FAA doesn’t believe it’s worthy of being up in the air?…