Construction log for the project, photos
taken during construction, and log entries describing
inspections must be available.
Registration AC Form 8050-3 final hard card back from
Oklahoma City. (ADD)
[ ] Instrument markings and placards
91.9 are completed.
FAA Order 8130.2F PAR 147(c) require cockpit instruments
marked properly, needed placards installed and placed for easy
reference. All system controls properly marked, CB's clearly
marked, and function as intended.
[ ] Labels on fuel grade and QUANTITY at the
fuel tanks, fuel selector labels, on / off electrical switches.
FAA Order 8130.2F PAR 147(c)
[ ] The marking requirements of
FAR Part 45 have been complied with, including permanent
attached of a fireproof aircraft Identification (data) plate,
permanent application of appropriate Registration marks, and the
word EXPERIMENTAL near each entrance. [See FAR 45.22 (b)(1) for
exemptions. Be prepared to SHOW for allowed deviation with
copy of documentation.]
[ ] Passenger Warning placard displayed in the
cockpit in full view of all occupants (not required for
FAA Order 8130.2F PAR 152, d.
“PASSENGER WARNING – THIS AIRCRAFT IS AMATEUR
BUILT AND DOES NOT COMPLY WITH THE FEDERAL SAFETY REGULATIONS
FOR STANDARD AIRCRAFT”
[ ] TSO-C91A ELT installed
91.207 (except single seat)
[ ] Pitot / Static Transponder test completed (91.413
[ ] Aircraft logbook. Engine logbook, and
propeller logbook are recommended.
(3 separate logbooks
[ ] A condition inspection in accordance with
the scope and details of
Appendix D of FAR 43 has been completed
by the owner / builder and an entry made in the aircraft log
recording the inspection with the following or similarly worded
statement. “I certify this aircraft has had a condition
inspection in accordance with the scope and details of Appendix
D of FAR 43 and has been found in a condition for safe
operation.” The entry will include the date, the
time in service, and the name, signature, and
and number of the person performing the inspection. This
condition inspection does not need to be done by an A&P. The
Owner / Builder can do this inspection.
[ ] If a 25 hour Phase I test period is desired,
a certificated engine and prop combination must be used. The
owner / builder must show and the FAA must find that the engine
and prop meet their Type Certificate and all ADs are complied
with. (Please include a copy of the compliance list to show
compliance with Type Certificate.)
Required documentation to submit with
[ ] Original Application for Airworthiness
FAA Form 8130-6, completed in sections I, II, and
III. (Sign in blue ink recommended)
[ ] Original Eligibility Statement
FAA Form 8130-12 completed in sections I, II, and III and notarized in
section IV. (Sign in blue ink recommended)
[ ] Copy of a three-view drawing or photographs
of the aircraft as required by FAR section
[ ] Copy of the Weight and Balance to include
Empty Weight CG, Gross Weight CG, most Aft Weight CG, most
Forward CG, and first flight Weight CG calculations. (show
[ ] Copy of Registration AC Form 8050-3.
[ ] Copy of flight test program to show
AC90-89A as a guide)
Program Letter (see sample program letter
FAR 21.191(g) requires that you built 51% of the aircraft.
The airplane must be complete in every detail ready to fly. This
may include being located at an acceptable airport where the first flight
can take place. When the inspector arrives, the aircraft should have the covers and panels open
that would be off for a condition inspection. A condition inspection
must be recorded in the logbook. The aircraft also must be
Links to FAA forms do change. A
search for forms can be done on their site and the changed link reported
FAA Link to info on Amateur Built aircraft.
AC90-89A, Amateur-Built Aircraft & Ultralight Flight Testing Handbook,
This AC sets forth suggestions and safety related recommendations to
assist amateur and ultralight builders in developing individualized
aircraft flight test plans.
There is also a lot of good information on licensing your homebuilt in
the EAA Members Only section under
They have a section on
My goal is to add
something twice a week to this site. I am not going to
announce this site until after I have things close to what is
Need to add links and material for info
Builders logs (proof you built the
FAA Kit built airplane list
Plan built airplanes
This site will NOT have info
on what to do with questionable items. I do not have the
time to debate the issues. I will point you to the FAA
"bottom line". I am tailoring this site to those that do
everything according to the plans the designer put out.
email: info _at_ ab-dar <dot> com