A special flight permit may be issued for an aircraft that may not currently meet applicable airworthiness requirements, but is capable of safe flight, for the following purposes:
  • Flying aircraft to a point for repairs, alterations, maintenance, or storage (for example, ferrying an aircraft from point A to point B).
  • Delivering new aircraft to the base of a purchaser or to a storage point.
  • Conducting production flight tests.
  • Evacuating an aircraft from impending danger.
  • Conducting customer demonstration flights in new production aircraft that have passed or completed production flight tests.
  • Excess weight operations.

The special flight permit does not authorize flight over a country other than the United States without permission of that country.

Special airworthiness certificates regulations & policies