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Old 04-05-2012, 08:38 AM
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Exclamation Part 3 Certification guidance

The latest trap in FAA paperwork involves their prolific "forms".

The FAA has issued new versions of the common forms used to certify aircraft.
The new forms bear the exact same number as the original, but will have the "born on" date in the lower left corner next to the form number.

The big rub is that the FAA does not notify designees, or potential applicants (you) that a form has been replaced. I don't know if, or how well, they notify the FSDOs.

  • The application for airworthiness form (FAA 8130-6 was changed (04/2011) to include Unmanned Aircraft. It is available on-line as a PDF.
  • The Eligibility statement (FAA 8130-12) was changed (08/2009) to have spaces for "commercial assistance" (hired guns) and the percentage of work they did on your aircraft. It is available on-line as a PDF.
  • The Bill of sale form (FAA 8050-2) (09/2010) is available on-line as a PDF.
  • The Affidavit of Ownership form (FAA 8050-88)(09/1992) is now available on-line as a PDF.
  • You still have to seek out the Registration form (FAA 8050-1) as it has carbon paper copies attached.


This is all necessary and good, but the FAA will not accept the old version of the forms (other than the Bill of Sale)

The BIG problem is that, in some cases, the local FSDO will probably send you the old forms when you request their certification packet.
The certification packet the EAA sells probably still contains the old forms (check before you buy) There are also a ton of certification assistance sites that offer very, very outdated forms.

Be informed or be prepared to face rejection.

The best and probably most current source for FAA forms is www.faa.gov click on forms and keep your fingers crossed they have them updated on the site.
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