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Radio Operators License for International Flight

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015

So I have a potential opportunity to fly out of the United States and that brings with it the need for a radio operators license from the FCC. Once a requirement of pilots in the United States to operate radio from airplanes, but with a law change in 1996 no longer necessary in the United States.

However it is a requirement when flying outside of the U.S. borders. From what I understand it may not be rigorously enforced, but if I happen to be flying in Mexico or someplace else the last thing I want is a reason for them to be able to jail me or extract extra money from me so better to abide by the law than be sorry!

  • Who is required to be licensed Link
  • Obtaining a License Link
  • The license you really need Link and according to the FCC you don’t have to submit proof of passing or taking a test (because you are a pilot ONLY KIDDING -I added that part to make myself feel better), but you don’t have to test see the site.
  • Here’s the forms you gotta fill out: Submit FCC Form 605. There is no proof of passing certificate requirement for an RR. Use the FCC Form 605 and the FCC Form 159 (fee processing form).
  • And here is the link you really want and the only reason why you came to this post in the first place, the link to go online and file the appropriate forms! Sorry it took me forever to get to it I was working my way through the knowledge as I posted! Online Apply Link

Other FYI:

  • Other commercial licenses and fees – link
  • Senate passes FAA reauthorization bill

    Monday, February 21st, 2011

    By an 87 to 8 vote, the Senate approved the Federal Aviation Administration bill on Thursday, which will fund the FAA for two years. Democrats claim the FAA bill is the new Congress’ “first jobs bill” and would save or create an estimated 280,000 jobs. The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee on Wednesday passed their version of a bill, which includes $59 billion funding over four years. Read Full Story…

    Emergency AD on Wings for Cessna LC41 and LC42 Models

    Monday, December 13th, 2010

    Emergency AD 2010-26-53 for Cessna Aircraft Model’s LC41-550FG and LC42-550FG

    This emergency AD was prompted by a Cessna Model LC41-550FG that suffered a significant structural failure in the wing during a production acceptance flight test. The wing skin disbonded from the upper forward wing spar. The length of the disbond was approximately 7 feet. This condition, if not corrected, could result in catastrophic failure of the wing due to disbonding of the wing skin from the wing spar. We are evaluating this situation and may take additional AD action as necessary.

    pdf icon2010-26-53_emergency.pdf

    Update to Emergency AD on rotor hub for Bell 212 Helicopter

    Wednesday, November 24th, 2010

    Update to Emergency AD on rotor hub for Bell 212 Helicopter

    pdf icon2010-25-51_emergency.pdf

    FAA issues first commercial reentry license

    Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010

    The Space X Falcon 9 rocket lifts off from Pad 40 at Cape Canaveral on June 4, 2010 in Florida, on its first test flight.

    The Federal Aviation Administration today issued SpaceX the first-ever license for a commercially developed spacecraft to re-enter Earth’s atmosphere from orbit.

    The license was needed for the company to complete its first operational flight of the Dragon spacecraft during a NASA demonstration mission targeted to launch Dec. 7.

    Is Sir Richard Branson next?  I hope! Read USAToday Article