Checklist of what you need

Last Update: Friday November 09, 2007


[  ]  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 required by 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 single-place aircraft). FAA Order 8130.2F PAR 152, d.


[ ] TSO-C91A ELT installed 91.207 (except single seat)

[ ] Pitot / Static Transponder test completed (91.413 VFR) (91.411 IFR)

[ ] Aircraft logbook. Engine logbook, and propeller logbook are recommended.
                                  (3 separate logbooks recommended.)

[ ] 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 aircraft total time in service, and the name, signature, and certificate type 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 application:

[ ] Original Application for Airworthiness Certificate 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 21.193.

[ ] 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 calculations)

[ ] Copy of Registration AC Form 8050-3.

[ ] Copy of flight test program to show compliance with 91.319(b). (Use AC90-89A as a guide)

[ ] Program Letter (see sample program letter in AC20-27F)


In work.

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 registered.

Links to FAA forms do change. A search for forms can be done on their site and the changed link reported to me.

A good 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 Homebuilders.
They have a section on registering and Testing your homebuilt aircraft.

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 needed.

Need to add links and material for info on:

 Builders logs (proof you built the airplane)

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



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