There are documents that you can simply store digitally and they will be considered valid, such as leases, contracts, and similar agreements. However, if you were to fly internationally, would you be able to show a digital copy of your passport? Not really, the same applies to your driver’s license, your birth certificate, and, yes, your aircraft registration. This is why, should something happen to it, you will need to replace an airplane certificate of registration.
Registering your aircraft will always be necessary if you want to have it under your name and you wish to even operate it in the United States. This process will involve inputting all the relevant information about the aircraft, including the manufacturer, the model, and the serial number, as well as your personal information as an applicant. Don’t worry, our site is continuously protected with SSL encryption meant to safeguard your personal information. Once you are done with the information, all you will need to do is pay for the application fee and your registration will have been submitted. Once they’ve processed your submission, you will receive an official certificate of registration.
Did You Lose or Damage Your Certificate of Registration?
The certificate of registration that you receive when you register your aircraft is obviously a very important document. After all, it gives you the proper credentials to be able to legally fly your aircraft in the United States airspace. So, what happens if you misplace it? Or what if something happens to the certificate and it goes through significant damage? “It’s okay,” you might say, “I took a picture of it and I can just show the authorities my phone if needed.” Well, while this might seem like a sensible solution, it’s not a valid one. In order for your registration to be valid, you always need to have an official physical copy aboard the aircraft. What should you do if you no longer have access to it?
Replace an Airplane Certificate of Registration
If your certificate of registration is damaged or you’ve somehow lost it, don’t worry. You don’t have to re-register your airplane from scratch. However, you will need to go through the process to replace an airplane certificate of registration. This is not particularly hard, but it will require you to fill out a form and pay a fee. You will find this form readily available here on our website. All you will need to do is provide some information about the aircraft, such as the N-number, manufacturer, model designation, and serial number, as well as your contact information and the reason for the replacement request. Please note that the replacement will have a cost of $85.
Find All the Aviation Forms You Need
Whether you need to replace an airplane certificate of registration or register your aircraft from scratch, our team here at the National Aviation Center can help you. All relevant forms are readily available for you on our sidebar. And, should you need some additional help with any of them, don’t worry. Use our website chat, fill out our contact form, or give us a call at 1-800-357-0893 and we’ll answer your questions in no time.