Special Airworthiness Certificate
Special Flight Permit
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.
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