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Milwaukee 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

The Milwaukee FSDO is open Monday through Friday (excluding federal holidays) from 07:30am to 4:00pm. Appointments are requested for office visits.

The Milwaukee FSDO is not accepting appointments at this time for the following services. Please read all notes and exceptions and contact a Milwaukee FSDO Designated Pilot Examiners (DPE).

  • Private Pilot Certificate Based on Foreign Certificate
  • Military Competency
  • SIC type rating applications
  • SOE restriction removals
  • Restricted ATP limitation removal
  • Student pilot certificates
  • Ground Instructor applications (Basic, Advanced and Instrument)
  • Remote Pilot Certificates (See Unmanned Aerial Systems below)
  • CFI Renewals
    • Flight Instructor Refresher Course (FIRC)
    • Wings Program Courses

The Integrated Airmen Certification and Rating Application (IACRA) must be utilized for the above services when available. A help manual is provided on the IACRA website.

Exceptions to this policy: Applicants must make an appointment with the MKE FSDO for the following services requiring FAA Inspector Physical review:

  • CFI Renewals based on Duties and Responsibilities: The following are examples of renewals based on Duties and Responsibilities:
    • 135/121 Company Check Airmen
    • 141 Chief/Assistant Chief Flight Instructor
  • Initial application /add a Gold Seal to Flight Instructor Certificate
  • Removal of English Language Limitation
  • Airmen Change to Personal Data — Change of name, Change of nationality, Change of Gender and Change in date of birth

Additional Resources

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 links below:

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