November 2016 Issue

Aircraft Ferry Permits: FAA Paperwork, Smarts

Donít take unnecessary risks by flying an unairworthy aircraft on the sly. Getting a special flight permit is easier than you think if you follow the regs.

At some point, you could be faced with having to fly an aircraft thatís technically unairworthy. To legally do that, there are several steps you must take before even thinking about climbing in and launching. This includes getting an FAA-issued special flight permit. For many folks, the process may seem complicated and intimidating, but the FAA has reasonable rules in place that can make it straightforward. Hereís how it works.

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