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Greater Chicago FSDO

Flight Standards Realignment Information

Visitor Information on COVID-19 Precautions

We strongly recommend making an appointment with the FSDO before coming to the office.

In accordance with CDC Community Transmission Levels, if Transmission Levels are high (Red), the building might close and you will not be permitted entry. In that event, our office would need to know you were coming to inform you of the change and assist you virtually. Lower transmission levels may still require that you wear a mask upon entry to the office.

Please call or email the office to make an appointment — see Office Hours/Contact the Office information on this page.

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:

ADS-B Out

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.

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