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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
  • AD on Main Rotor Gearbox for Agusta A109 & A119 Helicopters

    Monday, December 1st, 2014

    The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) 2014-23-02 for certain Agusta Model A109E, A109K2, A119, and AW119 MKII helicopters. This AD requires repetitively performing a magnetic particle inspection of the Gleason crown for a crack. This AD was prompted by a report of a crack that was found on a Gleason crown, which if not detected, could cause damage to or loss of the main rotor drive and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter. DATES: This AD is effective December 26, 2014. pdf icon 2014-23-02.pdf

    Special Airworthiness Bulletin on Cessna 172 Aircraft

    Monday, December 1st, 2014

    Special Airworthiness Information Bulletin (SAIB) is written to inform the public about an approved alternative method of compliance (AMOC) to an airworthiness directive (AD) and how to obtain a copy of the Cessna global AMOC (aka; AMOC of general applicability) to AD 2001-06-07 against 1996 and after Cessna Models 172R and 172S airplanes pdf icon CE-12-02R1.pdf
    pdf icon Cessna-Global-AMOC-2001-06-17.pdf

    FAA is Superseding Previous AD on Engine Exhaust for Piper Navajo Aircraft

    Monday, December 1st, 2014

    The FAA is superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 76-06-09 for certain Piper Aircraft, Inc. Model PA-31P airplanes. AD 76-06-09 required repetitive inspection of certain exhaust system parts with replacement of parts mating with the turbocharger, as necessary, and allowed installation of a certain tailpipe v-band coupling as terminating action. This new AD 2014-23-03 requires the use of new service information and expands the scope of the inspections of the turbocharger exhaust system. This AD was prompted by reports of exhaust system failures, new service information, and the tailpipe v-band coupling used for terminating action is obsolete. They are issuing this AD to correct the unsafe condition on these products. DATES: This AD is effective December 18, 2014. pdf icon 2014-23-03.pdf

    Revised AD on Pilatus PC-12 Aircraft

    Sunday, November 30th, 2014

    The FAA is superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2012-26-16 for all PILATUS AIRCRAFT LTD. Models PC-12, PC-12/45, PC-12/47, and PC-12/47E airplanes. This new AD 2014-22-01 results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) issued by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as a need to incorporate new revisions into the Limitations section, Chapter 4, of the FAA-approved maintenance program (e.g., maintenance manual). They are issuing this AD to require actions to address the unsafe condition on these products. DATES: This AD is effective December 18, 2014. pdf icon 2014-22-01.pdf