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Greater Chicago FSDO

Flight Standards Realignment Information

Effective Immediately — Visitor Restrictions due to COVID-19 Pandemic

In accordance with Department of Transportation (DOT) guidance, and in compliance with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines, visitor access to this facility is restricted until further notice. However, we are still available to assist you with your inquiry. Please call (847) 294-8700 or send an email to for assistance.

Office Information

Additional Resources

Inspection Authorization (IA) Renewals

These forms are helpful to those wishing to renew their Inspection Authorization.

You can now renew your Inspection Authorization completely online using Integrated Airman Certification and Rating Application (IACRA). Follow the IACRA – IA User Guide (PDF) to set up an account and submit your renewal.

COVID-19 Pandemic Related Guidance

Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Basic Med

  • The Basic Med for GA Pilots effective May 1, 2017. You can fly without an FAA Medical IF you meet Basic Med Requirements. For more information, go to the link below:


By January 1, 2020, you must be equipped with ADS-B Out to fly in most controlled airspace. Federal Regulations 14 CFR 91.225 and 14 CFR 91.227 contain the details.

Mechanic, Parachute Rigger, and Dispatcher Certifications

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