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Indianapolis 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 (317) 837-4400 or send an email to for assistance.

To report an accident or incident outside of our normal business hours of 7:30 A.M–4:00 P.M., Monday through Friday, including holidays, please call the Regional Operations Center at 1-817-222-5006.

For noise complaints and inquiries, including the FAA's noise complaint inquiry policy, please reference the information found here. Complaints can be directly submitted via the Noise Portal.

Office Information


To schedule appointments 24-hours in advance, please call (317) 837-4400 to leave a voicemail, or submit requests via email. We monitor this system continuously, and we will promptly return your call or email.

  • When scheduling an appointment with the Indianapolis FSDO, please review FAA Guidance before visiting. You can use the link below to prepare prior to your arrival.

The Indianapolis FSDO supports and highly encourages the public’s use of IACRA. IACRA can expedite the process of most certificate issuances in conjunction with your appointment at our office. For instructions, frequently asked questions, or additional help, please use the main IACRA link shown below.

  • IACRA – Integrated Airmen Certification and Rating Application
    • Until further notice, the Indianapolis Flight Standards Office is NOT accepting appointments for the following Designated Pilot Examiner (DPE) functions:
      • Remote Pilot Certificates
      • Foreign Pilots
      • Verification of Authenticity of a Foreign License/Medical (FAA Letter of Authenticity)
      • CFI Renewals
      • Private Pilot Certificate Based on Foreign Certificate
      • Military Competency
      • SIC Type Rating Applications
      • SOE restriction removals
      • Restricted ATP limitation removal
      • Student pilot certificates (seeking Private or Sport privileges)
      • Ground Instructor applications (Basic, Advanced and Instrument)
      • To locate a DPE, visit the following website and select GL11 or any other office location: FAA Designee Locator Site

Aviation Safety Knowledge Management Environment (ASKME) Airworthiness Certification (AWC) automates and expedites the process of airworthiness requests from the public and FAA designees. The Indianapolis FSDO supports and highly encourages public and designee use of AWC.

    • AWC requires that you establish an account for security purposes. To create your account, click the ‘New User Sign-Up’ link.
    • AWC expedites the process of most certificate issuances, including:
      • Special Airworthiness Certificates
      • Standard Airworthiness Certificates
      • Special Flight Permits


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