Experimental Aircraft Paperwork
What are all the experimental aircraft paperwork
forms required? When do I fill them in and
submit them? What are all the required markings on the
airplane? Let’s take a look at these and other questions regarding the
As we all know, building the plane is only half
Getting the paperwork straight and being ready for the inspection is
the other half. There are so many regulations and cross
references in them, that they make figuring out the paperwork almost as
hard as filing your taxes.
are four basic steps:
a Custom N-number
You don’t really have to do this, you can just
accept any number the
FAA assigns. But since it is your personal airplane, having a
personalized N-number is pretty cool! It’s almost the same as
a personalized lisence plate for your car. Read how
to get a custom aircraft tail number.
This is all the paperwork that needs to be
completed BEFORE the
examiner comes out to see your project. If you don’t have it
complete, he can’t do the inspection. Here's what you need to
do to take care of this initial
kit plane registration.
and paperwork. This too needs to be complete before the
inspection. Here's my 2¢ worth on weight
Certification and Inspection
The last bit of paperwork, preparing the airplane, and some other things to
think about to ensure a
successful inspection. Here's how to prepare for the final kit plane certification.