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Pilot's Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge



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




The FAA does not issue any certificate of ownership or
endorse any information with respect to ownership on a
Certificate of Aircraft Registration.

NOTE: For additional information concerning the Aircraft
Registration Application or the Aircraft Bill of Sale, contact
the nearest FAA Flight Standards District Office (FSDO).

Light Sport Aircraft (LSA)
The FAA recently added a new category called Light Sport
Aircraft (LSA). Requirements for registration of these
aircraft differ from those of other aircraft. The following
guidelines are provided for LSA registration, but a more
detailed explanation can be found on the FAA website at

An existing LSA that has not been issued a United States
or foreign airworthiness certificate, and does not meet the
provisions of 14 CFR section 103.1, must meet specific
criteria in order to be certi.cated as an experimental LSA
under 14 CFR section 21.191 (i)(l) before January 31, 2008.
The following items must be provided: evidence of ownership
of the parts or the manufacturer's kit, Aircraft Registration
Application (AC Form 8050-1), and a $5.00 registration fee.
If evidence of ownership can not be supplied, an affidavit
stating why it is not available must be submitted on the AC
Form 8050-88A.

If an owner wants to register a newly manufactured LSA
that will be certi.cated as an experimental light sport aircraft
under 14 CFR section 21.191(i)(2), the following items must
be provided: AC Form 8050-88A or its equivalent (completed
by the LSA manufacturer, unless previously submitted
to the Registry by the manufacturer), evidence from the
manufacturer of ownership of an aircraft (kit-built or flyway),
AC Form 8050-1, and a $5.00 registration fee.

Airworthiness Certificate
An Airworthiness Certificate is issued by a representative
of the FAA after the aircraft has been inspected, is found to
meet the requirements of 14 CFR part 21, and is in condition
for safe operation. The Airworthiness Certificate must be
displayed in the aircraft so it is legible to the passengers and
crew whenever it is operated. The Airworthiness Certificate
is transferred with the aircraft except when it is sold to a
foreign purchaser.

FAA Form 8100-2, Standard Airworthiness Certificate.
Figure 8-9. FAA Form 8100-2, Standard Airworthiness Certificate.