Plane Sense introduces aircraft owners and operators, or prospective aircraft owners and operators, to basic information about the requirements involved in acquiring, owning, operating, and maintaining a private aircraft. This handbook can be a valuable reference tool for anyone who would like to review the “nuts and bolts” of aircraft ownership. Aircraft owners and operators, or anyone considering aircraft ownership, should be familiar with Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR), which details regulations for aircraft owners, operators, pilots, aircraft mechanics, and maintenance providers. Since the requirements can be updated and the regulations can change, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) recommends that
you contact your nearest FAA Flight Standards District Office (FSDO), where the personnel can assist you with the various requirements for aircraft ownership, operation, and maintenance.
The FAA has also added information for aviation enthusiasts who own (or are interested in owning) light-sport aircraft, a new and evolving sector of the general aviation marketplace. This handbook highlights regulations and regulatory guidance material, as well as providing advice regarding where to locate answers to your questions. Table of Contents: Chapter 1: Aircraft Owner Responsibilities; Chapter 2: Buying an Aircraft; Chapter 3: Airworthiness Certificate; Chapter 4: Aircraft Registration; Chapter 5: Special Flight Permits; Chapter 6: Light-Sport Aircraft; Chapter 7: Aircraft Maintenance; Chapter 8: Maintenance Records; Chapter 9: Airworthiness Directives; Chapter 10: Service Difficulty Program; Chapter 11: Obtaining FAA Publications and Records; Appendix A: FAA Contact Information; Appendix B: Regulatory Guidance Index.