Private Aircraft

Preparing to Fly Internationally on a Private Aircraft

Exploring a new country is on most people’s bucket list. It’s easy to obtain a plane ticket and fly on a commercial flight, but when it comes to private flights the process may become a little more complicated. Some of the many things you should remember about flying internationally on a private aircraft are the…

Facts about Airplane Registration

Little Known Facts about Airplane Registration

Airplanes are one of the most recent forms of transportation. By that same token, airplane registration became mandatory more recently than most people might think. For example, according to the FAA, registration of an airplane didn’t become mandatory until the “Civil Aeronautics Act of 1938.” At that time, in their words “provided for recording of…

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Can You Fly Without an Aircraft Registration?

If you own your own plane, you are likely familiar with the aircraft registration process. Chances are good that when your plane was purchased, you submitted a registration to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), along with several other pertinent pieces of documentation. What happens, however, if you forget to renew your registration? Can you still…

Form AC 8050-1

Form AC 8050-1: All You Need to Know

Are you up to date on all of your aircraft ownership documentation? When you look at the forms you have to fill out, do you see nomenclature like “Form AC 8050-1” and immediately think: “eh, I’ll deal with this tomorrow?” That’s perfectly understandable. Codes like that are for filing and bureaucrats, not something that aircraft…

aircraft initial registration

A Brief Guide on Aircraft Initial Registration and Similar Forms

So, when it comes to registering your aircraft, you need to consider its standing with the Federal Aviation Administration. Let’s go into the specifics of aircraft initial registration and the other circumstances in which you might need to submit other registration forms. Aircraft Initial Registration When we are talking about an aircraft’s initial registration, it’s…

register your airplane

Follow the Law and Register Your Airplane

Sometimes it feels like all we do is fill out paperwork. You might spend all day in the office filling out forms, signing your name, passing items along, and more. Then you come home and have to do the same with bills, things your kids may have from school, or any of a dozen other…

aircraft initial registration

Kicking the Tires on Your Aircraft Initial Registration

Have you gone through all of the trouble to get your aircraft, but aren’t sure how the registration process works? Are you about to take off with your plane and realize that there might be some paperwork you haven’t completed? These questions are natural, common, and perfectly understandable. You didn’t get an airplane only so…

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Aircraft Registration by Land, Sea, and Air

“I never have time to fill out my aircraft registration.” “Yes, I know it’s important to have my aircraft registered, but who has the time?” “Tomorrow, I’ll complete the registration for my aircraft. In the morning. First thing. When I get up.” Those are just a few of the excuses that we often hear from…