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EAA continues to monitor the backlog of experimental light-sport aircraft that have been registered, but not yet certificated, with the January 31, 2008, deadline for doing so fast approaching.

On December 17, 2007, EAA submitted an exemption request asking the FAA to extend that deadline for people who have submitted their aircraft registration applications, but for whatever reason will be unable to certificate the aircraft in time. The agency (FAA) has not indicated whether or not the exemption will be approved, so it is exceedingly important that affected individuals complete the entire registration and certification process by the January deadline.

If the FAA approves EAA’s exemption petition, then owners of converting E-LSA aircraft would have until January 31, 2008 (received-by date) to submit their aircraft registration application to the FAA. They would then be authorized to complete the aircraft’s airworthiness certification inspection in the spring/summer of 2008. EAA needs to stress that the FAA has not approved the exemption yet, so don’t stop or alter your plans to register and certify your E-LSA by the January 2008 deadline.

If you need to obtain the required Aircraft Registration Application, AC Form 8050-1, be aware it is not available as an on-line document. The form can only be obtained by visiting or calling:

If you do not have a registration application form yet, you must factor the amount of time required to obtain the form, plus the time to complete it, plus the time needed to get it to the aircraft registration office – to make sure that it’s received by January 31, 2008. For those just now submitting their aircraft registration application, it’s highly recommended you use an overnight delivery service to send the information to the Aircraft Registration Branch at this address:

FAA Aircraft Registration Branch, AFS-750
Registry Building Room 118
6425 South Denning
Oklahoma City, OK 73169-6937

Questions? Contact EAA Aviation Services at 877-359-1232

EAA Aviation Center, 3000 Poberezny Road, Oshkosh, WI 54902
Phone: 920/426.4800

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