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Scottsdale FSDO - Contact the Office

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.


17777 N. Perimeter Dr., Suite 101
Scottsdale, AZ 85255-5453

Phone: (480) 284-4450 Fax: (480) 272-7726
Email the Office

Office Hours (office visit by appointment only)
7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday–Friday

Until further notice any assistance from the Scottsdale FSDO will be by appointment only. Please call (480) 284-4450 or send an email for assistance.

Individuals/entities with an assigned Principal Inspector may contact him/her directly for an appointment.

Aircraft Noise Concerns

Thank you for contacting our office. Unfortunately, we are not responsible for addressing aircraft noise concerns. The most efficient way to reach FAA with your noise concern is to submit your complaint through the link listed below, selecting "File a noise complaint or inquiry" and providing the information that is required in the form. This is to ensure that we have all the information required for our specialists to investigate your issue further.

Contact Western-Pacific Region for Aircraft Noise Concerns

Lose the Laser

Aiming a laser at an aircraft is a serious safety risk and violates federal law. Many high-powered lasers can completely incapacitate pilots who are trying to fly safely to their destinations and may be carrying hundreds of passengers. Please refer to laser safety for more details and an informational video on the civil and criminal penalties for pointing a laser at an aircraft.

Appointment Information

For all FAA information, from pilots and aircraft to airports and spaceports, we provide procedures and tools to help you apply for, receive, and maintain FAA licenses and 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. For all UAS questions, please start by reviewing the information provided on the FAA UAS site.

Note: The Scottsdale FSDO is NOT accepting appointments at this time for Remote Pilot Certificates.

For expediency, the Scottsdale Flight Standards District Office recommends contacting an FAA Designated Pilot Examiner (DPE) for the following services:

  1. CFI Renewals based on a FIRC, please refer to a DPE-FIRE. CFI Renewals based on "Duties and Responsibilities" and Activity/ Pass Rate must schedule an appointment with the FSDO. CFI Renewals based on part 121 crewmember status, please refer to the appropriate airline’s FAA Certificate Management Office.
    The following are examples of renewals based on Duties and Responsibilities:
    • Company Check Pilot
    • Company Check Airman
    • Chief Flight Instructor
  2. Private Pilot Certificate Based on Foreign Certificate
    An FAA certificate issued on the basis of your foreign license is now referred to a DPE-FPE.
    Verification of Authenticity of a Foreign License/Medical (FAA Letter of Authenticity)
  3. Military Competency
    An FAA certificate issued on the basis of Military Competency is now referred to a DPE-MCE.

For these tasks, our office requests that applicants use one of our Administrative Designated Pilot Examiners. Please refer to the Designee Locator to find a DPE-FIRE, DPE-FPE, DPE-RPE or DPE-MCE.

Select DPE in the drop down menu, then type in United States and Arizona to find a DPE in your area (do not type in the city or postal code as this overly minimizes the search). Next, select DPE-FIRE, DPE-FPE, DPE-RPE or DPE-MCE under “Administrative” Authorizations to see a listing of all DPEs that conduct these certifications on behalf of our office.

Part 91 Letter of Authorization (LOA) Application Process and Information
Scottsdale FSDO Part 91 LOA Application Process Checklist (MS Word)

General Reference Information

Authorization Description Specific References
(Located in the Regulations and Guideline section)
A056 Data Link CPDLC Conduct data link communications AC 90-117
Notice 8900.455
Notice 8900.446
Flight Operations Group Data Communications (DataComm) Site
A115 LODA Letter of Deviation Authority (LODA) Deviation Authority for Conducting Flight Training in Experimental Category Aircraft (14 CFR §91.319 (h)) e-CFR Site National Policy 8900.15

Flight Standards Information Management System (FSIMS) 8900.1, Volume 3, Chapter 11, § 1

  • Use of Aircraft Issued Experimental Certificates in Flight Training for Compensation or Hire
B036 RNP-4 / RNP-10 Conduct Oceanic and Remote Continental Navigation Using Multiple Long- Range Navigation Systems (M-LRNS)
B039 NAT/MNPS Conduct operations in North Atlantic High Level Airspace (NAT HLA) Flight Technologies and Procedures Division information
B046 RVSM Conduct operations within RVSM Airspace

Please click on the "RVSM Documentation Site" link to the right, and fill out the Information Sheet and Job Aid found therein to make application with our office
14 CFR, Part 91
  • 91.706
  • 91.180
  • 91 Appendix G
RVSM AGHME Monitoring Status Results Site
RVSM Documentation Site
C063 RNAV & RNP Terminal Operations Conduct IFR area navigation (RNAV1) Instrument Departure Procedures (DPs) and Standard Terminal Arrival routes (STARs) published in accordance with 14 CFR Part 97, and/or tailored arrivals (TA)
D095 MMEL as MEL Operate aircraft using MMEL as an MEL
D098 Short Term Operate specific aircraft in Special Areas of Operation for short term operations Flight Standards Information Management System (FSIMS)
8900.1, Volume 4, Chapter 1,
  • Section 5, Safety Assurance System: Special Navigation Areas of Operation
D195 FAA Approved MEL Use a Minimum Equipment List for specific aircraft under the provisions of 14 CFR Section 91.213 (a)(2) Flight Standards Information Management System (FSIMS)
8900.1, Volume 4, Chapter 4
  • Section 1. Configuration Deviation List
  • Section 2. MEL Requirements for 14 CFR Parts 91, 137, 142 Operations

Directions to this Office

The FSDO is located in the northeast valley, north of Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd and east of Scottsdale Road. Easy access off the AZ Loop 101 at Exit 36 coming from the South or West.

Approaching from the South on the 101

Exit 36 turning left on Princess Drive. Go approximately one block; turn right at Perimeter Drive. Go one block north to St. John; turn right. Turn left at first driveway into the Turnstone Business Park complex. Our office is in the SE corner of the complex.

Approaching from the West on the 101

Exit 36 turning right on Princess Drive. Turn right at Perimeter Drive. Go one block north to St. John; turn right. Turn left at first driveway into the Turnstone Business Park complex. Our office is in the SE corner of the complex.

Approaching from the Southwest

Follow Greenway Hayden Loop north of Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd. At the stoplight of Greenway Hayden Loop and Bell Road, turn right onto Bell. Go approximately one mile to Perimeter Drive. Turn left (north) and proceed to St. John; turn right. Turn left at first driveway into the Turnstone Business Park complex. Our office is in the SE corner of the complex.

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