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Amateur-Built Aircraft

Regulations & Policies

Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations

Advisory Circulars (AC)

  • 20-27, Certification and Operation of Amateur-Built Aircraft
  • 21-12, Application for U.S. Airworthiness Certificate, Form 8130-6
  • 39-7, Airworthiness Directives
  • 65-23, Certification of Repairpersons (Experimental Aircraft Builders)
  • 90-89, Amateur-Built Aircraft and Ultralight Flight Testing Handbook
  • 90-109, Airmen Transition to Experimental or Unfamiliar Airplanes


  • 8100.8, Designee Management Handbook
  • 8130.2, Airworthiness Certification of Aircraft and Related Products


  • 8050-88, Affidavit of Ownership for Amateur-Built and Other Non-Type Certificated Aircraft
  • 8000-38, Fabrication/Assembly Operation Checklist. (See Fig. 4-15 in Order 8130.2 linked above)
  • 8130-6, Application for U.S. Airworthiness Certificate.
  • 8130-12, Eligibility Statement: Amateur-Built Aircraft.
  • 8610-2, Airman Certification and/or Rating Application.

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