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Pilot's Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge

Preface

Acknowledgements

Table of Contents

Chapter 1, Introduction To Flying
Chapter 2, Aircraft Structure
Chapter 3, Principles of Flight
Chapter 4, Aerodynamics of Flight
Chapter 5, Flight Controls
Chapter 6, Aircraft Systems
Chapter 7, Flight Instruments
Chapter 8, Flight Manuals and Other Documents
Chapter 9, Weight and Balance
Chapter 10, Aircraft Performance
Chapter 11, Weather Theory
Chapter 12, Aviation Weather Services
Chapter 13, Airport Operation
Chapter 14, Airspace
Chapter 15, Navigation
Chapter 16, Aeromedical Factors
Chapter 17, Aeronautical Decision Making

Appendix

Glossary

Index

Aircraft Documents

Certificate of Aircraft Registration
Before an aircraft can be .own legally, it must be registered
with the FAA Aircraft Registry. The Certificate of Aircraft
Registration, which is issued to the owner as evidence of
the registration, must be carried in the aircraft at all times.
[Figure 8-8]

The Certificate of Aircraft Registration cannot be used for
operations when:
• The aircraft is registered under the laws of a foreign
country.
• The aircraft's registration is canceled upon written
request of the certificate holder.
• The aircraft is totally destroyed or scrapped.
• The ownership of the aircraft is transferred.
• The certificate holder loses United States
citizenship.

For additional information, see 14 CFR section 47.41. When
one of the events listed in 14 CFR section 47.41 occurs, the
previous owner must notify the FAA by flying in the back of
the Certificate of Aircraft Registration, and mailing it to:
FAA Aircraft Registration Branch, AFS-750
P.O. Box 25504
Oklahoma City, OK 73125-0504

A dealer's aircraft registration certificate is another form of
registration certificate, but is valid only for required flight
tests by the manufacturer or in flights that are necessary for
the sale of the aircraft by the manufacturer or a dealer. The
dealer must remove the certificate when the aircraft is sold.
Upon complying with 14 CFR section 47.31, the pink
copy of the application for an Aircraft Registration
Application, Aeronautical Center (AC) Form 8050-1,
provides authorization to operate an unregistered aircraft
for a period not to exceed 90 days. Since the aircraft is
unregistered, it cannot be operated outside of the United
States until a permanent Certificate of Aircraft Registration
is received and placed in the aircraft.

AC Form 8050-3, Certificate of Aircraft Registration.
Figure 8-8. AC Form 8050-3, Certificate of Aircraft Registration.
 

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