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FAASTeam Notice
Type: General Information
Notice Date: Tuesday, April 3, 2018
Notice Number: NOTC7700
Illegal Charter Operations
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Saturday, May 4, 2019

In South Carolina, there have been reported instances and complaints where unsuspecting members of the public have chartered aircraft for flights only to find out after the fact that the operators of these flights were not legally qualified, i.e., not certificated, to conduct those flights.

Unscrupulous entities have used many schemes to ostensibly legitimize the flights, i.e., illicit and/or devious lease agreements, conditional sales contracts, operational control conveyances, etc. Unfortunately, many members of the public simply are not aware that an operator must possess and display either an “Operating Certificate” or “Air Carrier Certificate."  Always ask to see the certifcate.  Ensure your safety, "When in Doubt, Call 'Em Out."

Please contact the South Carolina Flight Standards District Office if you have any concerns or questions at (803) 765-5931.