If aviation is your primary passion in life, you may have some nomadic tendencies. After all, there are not many other hobbies that allow you to pick up and travel to a new locale at just a moment’s notice. As you have probably had the travel bug for a long time, it makes sense that you took the steps necessary to obtain your pilot’s certification from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). To further maximize your sense of airborne freedom, you may have also purchased an aircraft of your own. If you think back to when you first bought your airplane, you had to fill out a registration form with the FAA to get your N-number. For their part, the FAA maintains a fairly comprehensive registry of all airplanes operating within our airspace. They do this for a number of reasons, but mainly it is to ensure the safety of those in the air and on the ground. In the interest of maintaining the completeness of this database, the FAA also likes to stay informed when aircraft owners move. If you have recently opted for a new geography, you will need to complete an aircraft registration change of address form.
If you have ever moved to a new place before, you probably understand that the process can be quite a hassle. In addition to packing up all of your worldly possessions and physically moving them, there are usually some paperwork matters to address as well. To be a bit more precise, you have to update your address with a number of entities. Your bank, utility accounts, and insurance companies will typically require you to update your address with them as soon as possible, which also helps you avoid losing potentially important information in the mail. While most organizations allow you to do this online, the FAA typically requires you to mail them a formal written notice. You can circumvent this process, though, by working with a private online service such as ours at the National Aviation Center.
Filling Out an Aircraft Registration Change of Address
Once you have moved into your home, you have 30 days to notify the FAA of your address change, which is a pretty tight window. While this helps the FAA keep their records accurate, there is also a benefit to you. The FAA will frequently reach out to you by mail to advise you of law changes in your area, invite you to participate in surveys, and inform you of local aviation-related events. To update your address with the FAA, there are a couple of avenues you can take. You can submit a new Form AC 8050-1 – Aircraft Registration Application with your new address. You can also submit a fax or written letter with information on your new location. You can also print a PDF of their change of address form, fill out by hand, and mail it to their office in Oklahoma City.
A Simpler, Online Solution
You also have the option to change your address with the FAA online by working with us. Simply select the Change of Address option from our navigation menu to use our streamlined web form. To learn more about our services, browse our Frequently Asked Questions page today.