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Two conditions must be met before an aircraft can be considered “airworthy”:
P.L.. preventive maintenance, rebuilding, or alteration.
AIRWORTHY MEANS AN AIRCRAFT MEETS ITS TYPE
DESIGN AND IS IN A CONDITION FOR SAFE OPERATION.
THIS DEFINITION IS TAKEN FROM PUBLIC LAW 103-272, PREVIOUSLY THE FEDERAL AVIATION ACT OF 1958, AND IS ALSO FOUND ON THE FACE OF EACH AIRCRAFT'S STANDARD AIRWORTHINESS CERTIFICATE.
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA preventive maintenance, rebuilding, or alteration.
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION
STANDARD AIRWORTHINESS CERTIFICATE
1. NATIONALITY AND
2. MANUFACTURER AND MODEL
3. AIRCRAFT SERIAL
EXEMPTION NO. 1013A FAR 25.471(b): Allows lateral displacement of C.G. from airplane centerline.
John Q. Publican
DATE OF ISSUANCE
DMIR ANM 1234
John Q. Publican
Any alteration, reproduction, or misuse of this certificate may be punishable by a fine not exceeding $1,000, or imprisonment not
exceeding 3 years, or both. THIS CERTIFICATE MUST BE DISPLAYED IN THE AIRCRAFT IN ACCORDANCE WITH APPLICABLE
FEDERAL AVIATION REGULATIONS.
FAA Form 8100-2
A TYPE CERTIFICATE IS A DOCUMENT ISSUED BY THE FAA TO AN APPLICANT WHO HAS PROVEN THAT THEIR AIRCRAFT, ENGINE, OR PROPELLER MEETS ALL APPLICABLE AIRWORTHINESS STANDARDS PERTAINING TO THAT PRODUCT.
Major Repair. A repair that fits one or more of the following:
Minor Repair. Any repair that is not classified as a major repair.
Major Repair means a repair:
1. The flight described above shall be made under APPLICANT WHO HAS PROVEN THAT THEIR AIRCRAFT, ENGINE, OR PROPELLER MEETS ALL APPLICABLE VFR/VMC day conditions only, (unless the additional limitation below authorizes differently). The flight shall be made by the most direct and expeditious route consistent with the aircraft operating limitations and weather. FAR 91.707 requires that a Flight Plan be filed for flights between the USA and Canada or Mexico–no waiver available.
2. Occupancy of the aircraft is limited to the pilot, essential flight crew required to operate the aircraft and its equipment and personal baggage.
3. Flight over congested areas is prohibited, and takeoffs and landings shall be conducted to avoid congested areas in the vicinity of any of the airports used in conjunction with this authorization. Flight over a foreign country must have special permission from that country.
4. Prior to flight, the aircraft must be inspected by a certificated mechanic or repair station to determine the aircraft is safe for the intended flight. The result of that inspection will be entered in the permanent aircraft records with the following similarly worded statement: “This aircraft has been inspected and has been found safe for the intended flight in accordance with Special Flight Permit dated February 2, 2006.”
Legal Interpretation # 2000-2
The Owner or Operator shall retain all maintenance records for 1 year after the work is performed or until the work is repeated or superseded by other work.
Richard W.Rhuda AP123456789IA
N123A Tach/Hobbs: ACTT:
Enter the type of inspection(s) performed:
Enter accomplishment of all A.D.’s including the number, revision date, method of compliance, and if recurring, the next time/date it is due.
Enter replacement or inspection of any component part with Airworthiness Limitations (include part, serial number, and total time in service for that component).
Enter removal and installation of any serialized component replacement parts
(include part, serial number, and total time in service for that component).
Enter description of any other general maintenance performed.
I certify that all work was performed in accordance with current Federal Aviation Regulations and manufacturer’s maintenance instructions.
______________________ __________________________ ____________
Signature Certificate # Date: