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Portland, Maine FSDO (Flight Standards District Office)

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

Manager

David A. Swanson
Phone: (207) 541-7700
Fax: (207) 541-7749

Address

82 Running Hill Road
South Portland, ME 04106

Contact the Office

Service Area

Office Hours

  • Office hours are 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 P.M., Monday–Friday with the exception of Federal holidays.
  • Office hours by appointment only
  • Directions to this office: The Portland, ME FSDO is located at 82 Running Hill Road, South Portland, ME. We are located on the third floor of the "Dead River Building" across the street from Sable Oaks and adjacent to the Sable Lodge.

Please contact a FSDO Designated Pilot Examiner (DPE) for the following services

  • Private Pilot Certificate Based on Foreign Certificate: Verification of Authenticity of a Foreign License/Medical Certificate (FAA Letter of Authenticity)
  • Military Competency
  • Student pilot certificates
  • Ground Instructor applications (Basic, Advanced and Instrument)
  • Remote Pilot Certificates (See Unmanned Aerial Systems below)
  • CFI Renewals: Based on Duties and Responsibilities, Flight Instructor Refresher Course (FIRC) and Wings Program Courses
  • Practical Tests requiring Oral and or flight for Private Pilot, Instrument Rating, Commercial Pilot, Airline Transport Pilot, Flight Instructor, and additional Aircraft Ratings

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

Please contact a FSDO Designated Airworthiness Representative (DAR) for the following services

  • Special Flight Permits
  • Issuance and replacement of Airworthiness Certificates to include Experimental Airworthiness Certificates
  • Unmanned Aerial Systems

Note: The Portland, ME FSDO is NOT accepting appointments at this time for Remote Pilot Certificates. The NEW Small UAS Rule (Part 107), including all pilot and operating rules, is in effect as of 12:01 a.m. EDT on August 29, 2016.

Designee Information

To locate an authorized Designated Pilot Examiner (DPE) in the Portland, ME FSDO District, please use the Designee Locator Search.

ACCEPTING APPOINTMENTS
– Contact Portland, ME FSDO

    • 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
    • Applicants for and holders of Mechanic Certificates with Airframe and or Powerplant Ratings:
      • Testing authorization
      • Changes of certificates
      • Change of citizenship
      • Change of gender
      • Name change
      • Change of date of birth
      • Change of address and replacement certificates can be done online at Airmen On-Line Services
    • SIC Type Rating Applications
    • SOE Restriction Removal
    • Restricted ATP Limitation Removal
    • 44709 Re-Examinations

NOT ACCEPTING APPOINTMENTS
– Contact a FSDO Designee

    • 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
    • Private Pilot Certificate Based on Foreign Certificate
    • Military Competency
    • Student pilot certificates
    • Ground Instructor applications (Basic, Advanced and Instrument)
    • CFI Renewals
      • Flight Instructor Refresher Course (FIRC)
      • Wings Program Courses
    • Remote Pilot Certificates
    • Special Flight Permits
    • Issuance and replacement of Airworthiness Certificates to include Experimental Airworthiness Certificates

Change of address and replacement certificates can be done online at Airmen On-Line Services.

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