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Below is a list of online resources available in the Light Sport - Special category. The FAA is not responsible for the contents of the non-government sites listed. The list is provided only as a convenience to the users of this site. Click here to return to the category list

001. Locate an office
This link provides a list of certification and flight standards offices including a guide that directs the user to the proper office.
http://www.faa.gov/aircraft/air_cert/locate_office/
002. EAA Resources
EAA's Listing of Special Light-Sport Aircraft
http://www.sportpilot.org/learn/slsa/
004. Stache Air Certification Guides
This link directs the user to a non-FAA web site. The utility of the site is that it provides certification check lists and other safety promotion information.
http://www.stacheair.com/
005. Rainbow Aviation
This link directs the user to a non-FAA web site. The utility of the site is that it provides publications, certified Light Sport Repairman contact information and other safety promotion information.
http://www.rainbowaviation.com/
006. Rainbow Aviation
List by state of Light-Sport Repairman with a Maintenance Rating
http://www.rainbowaviation.com/repairman.htm
007. Rainbow Aviation
http://www.rainbowaviation.com/sport_pilot.htm
http://www.rainbowaviation.com/sport_pilot.htm
008. Light Sport Definition
14 CFR 1.1 General definitions (Scroll to Light-Sport Aircraft) Definitions of words such as: Consensus Standard, Gyroplane, Light-sport aircraft, Powered parachute, Weight-shift-control aircraft and many other handy terms.
http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?tpl=/ecfrbrowse/Title14/14cfr1_main_02.tpl
020. Airworthiness Certification (General Information)
This link directs the user to general airworthiness certification information including the inspectors handbook, FAA Order 8900.1.
http://www.faa.gov/aircraft/air_cert/airworthiness_certification/
037. FAA-H-8083-19A Plane Sense General Aviation Information
Plane Sense introduces aircraft owners and operators to basic information about the requirements involved in owning a private aircraft.
http://www.faa.gov/regulations_policies/handbooks_manuals/aviation/media/faa-h-8083-19a.pdf
038. Light-Sport Aircraft Repairman Training Providers
Light sport aircraft maintenance and inspection training providers with contact information.
http://www.faa.gov/aircraft/gen_av/light_sport/media/RepairmanCourseListings.pdf
040. List of current bilateral agreements
Agreements between the United States of America and Foreign Communities on Cooperation in the Regulation of Civil aviation.
http://www.faa.gov/aircraft/air_cert/international/bilateral_agreements/baa_basa_listing/
041. List of Consensus Standards Accepted by the FAA
List of ASTM Standard numbers for Airplanes, Gliders, Gyroplanes, Lighter Than Aircraft Powered Parachutes and Weight Shift Control.
http://www.faa.gov/aircraft/gen_av/light_sport/media/StandardsChart.pdf
042. OMB Circular A–119
Federal Participation in the Development and Use of Voluntary Consensus Standards and in Conformity Assessment Activities; Notice
https://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/circulars_a119
046. FAA Order 8100.8 Designee Management Handbook
This order establishes the FAA procedures for managing the FAA’s designee program, including Light Sport and Amateur Built specialties.
http://www.faa.gov/regulations_policies/orders_notices/index.cfm/go/document.information/documentid/1019601
050. FAA Order 8110.48
How to Establish the Certification Basis for Changed Aeronautical Products
http://rgl.faa.gov/Regulatory_and_Guidance_Library/rgOrders.nsf/key/Order%208110.48
055. 14 CFR Part 1 Definitions and Abbreviations
Definitions of words such as: Consensus Standard, Gyroplane, Light-sport aircraft, Powered parachute, Weight-shift-control aircraft and many other handy terms.
http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?tpl=/ecfrbrowse/Title14/14cfr1_main_02.tpl
057. 14 CFR PART 21 Certification Procedures for Products and Parts
Part 21 is essential to recreational operators. It contains the requirements for certification of experimental and light sport aircraft.
http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?tpl=/ecfrbrowse/Title14/14cfr21_main_02.tpl
058. 14 CFR PART 43 Maintenance, Rebuilding, and Alteration
Part 43 contains the criteria of the quality of work done to standard category aircraft and recording requirements.
http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?tpl=/ecfrbrowse/Title14/14cfr43_main_02.tpl
059. 14 CFR PART 45 Identification and Registration Marking
Part 45 contains information for the recreational aircraft operator concerning the marking of their aircraft.
http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?tpl=/ecfrbrowse/Title14/14cfr45_main_02.tpl
060. 14 CFR PART 47 Aircraft Registration
Part 47 contains the requirements for buying, selling importing, exporting and registering aircraft.
http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?tpl=/ecfrbrowse/Title14/14cfr47_main_02.tpl
061. 14 CFR PART 49 Recording of Aircraft Titles and Security Documents
Part 49 contains the requirements for recording the buying, selling importing, exporting and registering aircraft.
http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?tpl=/ecfrbrowse/Title14/14cfr49_main_02.tpl
062. 14 CFR Part 65 Certification: Airmen Other Than Flight Crewmembers
Part 65 covers the certification of non-pilots, in particular aircraft mechanics, including the privileges and limitations of mechanics.
http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?tpl=/ecfrbrowse/Title14/14cfr65_main_02.tpl
063. 14 CFR Part 91
Part 91 is the general operating and flight rules. This part prescribes rules governing the operation of aircraft (with certain exceptions) within the United States.
http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?tpl=/ecfrbrowse/Title14/14cfr91_main_02.tpl
065. AC 00-34A Aircraft Ground Handling and Servicing
This AC contains generally accepted information and safety practices which may help prevent injuries to personnel and damage to aircraft.
http://rgl.faa.gov/Regulatory_and_Guidance_Library/rgAdvisoryCircular.nsf/0/B257578832DD5DD8862569D20070503C?OpenDocument
066. AC 20-24 Approval of Propulsion Fuels, Additives, and Lubricating Oils Doc
This AC describes procedures which may be used for approving the qualification of fuels, lubricants and additives for use in certificated aircraft engines.
http://www.faa.gov/regulations_policies/advisory_circulars/index.cfm/go/document.information/documentID/1024826
067. AC 20-27F Certification and Operation of Amateur-Built Aircraft
This Advisory Circular provides specific information and guidance to amateur aircraft builders on, registering, marking, applying for certifying and operating their aircraft.
http://rgl.faa.gov/Regulatory_and_Guidance_Library/rgAdvisoryCircular.nsf/0/4DB2C5CD655CB3CC86257647004AF4EE?OpenDocument
068. AC 20-30 Aircraft Position Light and Anti-collision Light Installations
This AC sets forth means, of showing compliance with the Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR) applicable to installed position lights and anti-collision lights.
http://rgl.faa.gov/Regulatory_and_Guidance_Library/rgAdvisoryCircular.nsf/0/94D4758B3F48035186256BF40064457D?OpenDocument
069. AC 20-32 Carbon Monoxide (CO) Contamination in Aircraft
This AC provides information on the dangers of carbon monoxide contamination from faulty engine exhaust systems or cabin heaters.
http://rgl.faa.gov/Regulatory_and_Guidance_Library/rgAdvisoryCircular.nsf/0/8251F23C84B19246862569AD00777359?OpenDocument
070. AC 20-34 Prevention of Retractable Landing Gear Failures (CANCELLED)
This AC updates statistical information related to landing accidents involving aircraft with retractable landing gear and suggests procedures to minimize those accidents.
http://www.faa.gov/regulations_policies/advisory_circulars/index.cfm/go/document.information/documentID/22572
071. AC 20-35C Tie Down Sense
This AC provides updated information of general use for aircraft tie-down techniques and procedures.
http://rgl.faa.gov/Regulatory_and_Guidance_Library/rgAdvisoryCircular.nsf/0/3121C979AF8A048C862569D60074B3B3?OpenDocument
072. AC 20-37 Aircraft Metal Propeller Maintenance
This AC provides information and describes maintenance procedures for owners, operators, and maintainers during the service life of aircraft propellers.
http://rgl.faa.gov/Regulatory_and_Guidance_Library/rgAdvisoryCircular.nsf/0/895EFF1883EE06768625707B00727FD6?OpenDocument
073. AC 20-40 Placards for Battery-Excited Alternators
This AC sets forth an acceptable means of complying with placarding rules in Federal Aviation Regulations 23 and 27 with respect to battery-excited alternator installations.
http://rgl.faa.gov/Regulatory_and_Guidance_Library/rgAdvisoryCircular.nsf/0/74C8B0D8089EEA6A862569AD00777421?OpenDocument
074. AC 20-42 Hand Fire Extinguishers for Use in Aircraft
This AC describes handheld aviation fire extinguishers. It is written primarily for large aircraft, but the information in this AC is acceptable for use by the operators of small aircraft.
http://www.faa.gov/regulations_policies/advisory_circulars/index.cfm/go/document.information/documentID/888491
076. AC 20-45 Safety wiring of Turnbuckles on Civil Aircraft
To provide information on turnbuckle safety wiring methods that have been found acceptable by the Agency during past aircraft type certification programs.
http://rgl.faa.gov/Regulatory_and_Guidance_Library/rgAdvisoryCircular.nsf/0/C763D786B9D291BC862569B500768F5D?OpenDocument
077. AC 20-71 Dual Locking Devices on Fasteners
This AC provides guidance for the requirement for dual locking devices on removable fasteners installed in rotorcraft: and transport category airplanes.
http://rgl.faa.gov/Regulatory_and_Guidance_Library/rgAdvisoryCircular.nsf/0/64B1B38BFC7F5CF5862569C3006C173F?OpenDocument
080. AC 20-103 Aircraft Engine Crankshaft Failure
This AC provides information and suggests procedures to increase crankshaft service life and to minimize crankshaft failures.
http://rgl.faa.gov/Regulatory_and_Guidance_Library/rgAdvisoryCircular.nsf/0/D23CE9AE4E30A746862569BD00686F99?OpenDocument
081. AC 20-105B Reciprocating Engine Power Loss Accident Prevention
This AC updates statistical information and brings to the attention of aircraft owners, and maintenance personnel the circumstances surrounding engine power-loss accidents.
http://rgl.faa.gov/Regulatory_and_Guidance_Library/rgAdvisoryCircular.nsf/0/9D911B67A95930FA862569D10077BD60?OpenDocument
083. AC 20-107B Composite Aircraft Structure
This AC provides guidance material regarding composite aircraft structures involving fiber reinforced materials, e.g., carbon and glass fiber reinforced plastics.
http://rgl.faa.gov/Regulatory_and_Guidance_Library/rgAdvisoryCircular.nsf/0/21315120FE14C2B28625762B0061DF3B?OpenDocument
085. AC 20-119 Fuel Drain Valves
This AC discusses an acceptable means for positive locking of fuel drain valves in the closed position.
http://rgl.faa.gov/Regulatory_and_Guidance_Library/rgAdvisoryCircular.nsf/0/FC8BD2EC0D5C0BE886256BF40064431A?OpenDocument
089. AC 21-23B Airworthiness Certification of Products Imported to the U.S.
This AC provides information on the FAA regulations, and general practices for U.S. airworthiness certification or acceptance of aeronautical products imported to the U.S.
http://rgl.faa.gov/Regulatory_and_Guidance_Library/rgAdvisoryCircular.nsf/0/6410211F7772A92A86256F5100517D5A?OpenDocument
090. AC 21-26 Quality Control for the Manufacture of Composite Structures
This AC provides guidance regarding quality control systems for the manufacture of composite structures involving carbon, boron, aramid, and glass reinforced polymeric materials.
http://www.faa.gov/regulations_policies/advisory_circulars/index.cfm/go/document.information/documentID/315700
091. AC 21-28 Certification of U.S.-Produced Aircraft and Engine Kits
This AC provides information concerning airworthiness certification requirements for aircraft and engines, assembled from kits by manufacturers located in other countries.
http://rgl.faa.gov/Regulatory_and_Guidance_Library/rgAdvisoryCircular.nsf/0/8E2723C6806B5A51862569B2005E7640?OpenDocument
092. AC 21-34 Shoulder Harness-Safety Belt Installations
This AC provides information and guidance for installation of shoulder harness and safety belt restraint systems at all seat locations.
http://rgl.faa.gov/Regulatory_and_Guidance_Library/rgAdvisoryCircular.nsf/0/5214C6FFB14E1383862569B2005E77F9?OpenDocument
093. AC 23-13A
Fatigue, Fail-Safe, and Damage Tolerance Evaluation of Metallic Structure for Normal, Utility, Acrobatic, and Commuter Category Airplanes
http://rgl.faa.gov/Regulatory_and_Guidance_Library/rgAdvisoryCircular.nsf/0/CCAE8A15127D66408625708C00710BA4?OpenDocument
096. AC 25-16 Electrical Fault & Fire Prevention
This AC provides information and guidance about powerplant installation in normal, utility, acrobatic, and commuter category airplanes.
http://rgl.faa.gov/Regulatory_and_Guidance_Library/rgAdvisoryCircular.nsf/0/769B6362EFD07B0386256E5F00502753?OpenDocument
097. AC 33-6 Weld Repair of Aluminum Crankcases and Cylinders of Piston Engines
This AC provides guidelines for the development of repair procedures for weld repairs on crankcases and cylinders of piston engines.
http://rgl.faa.gov/Regulatory_and_Guidance_Library/rgAdvisoryCircular.nsf/0/996E9C7DE033074D862569B3005D6B00?OpenDocument
099. AC 33.17-1A Fire Prevention
This AC provides guidelines to ensure that the design, materials, and construction methods utilized will minimize the occurrence and spread of fire.
http://www.faa.gov/regulations_policies/advisory_circulars/index.cfm/go/document.information/documentid/99608
103. AC 35-1 Certification of Propellers
This AC provides guidelines for propeller safety analysis, propeller-level failure effects, bird strike, lightning, and centrifugal load testing for composite propeller blades and spinners.
http://rgl.faa.gov/Regulatory_and_Guidance_Library/rgAdvisoryCircular.nsf/0/21ACAA66EDCD012C86257537006C005E?OpenDocument
104. AC 35.4-1 Propeller Instructions for Continued Airworthiness
This AC provides guidelines for controlling the content and distribution of the propeller section of the aircraft maintenance manual.
http://rgl.faa.gov/Regulatory_and_Guidance_Library/rgAdvisoryCircular.nsf/0/6E01F1B5F14D299586256DD60067E023?OpenDocument
105. AC 35.37-1 Guidance Material for Fatigue Limit Tests of Propellers
This AC provides methods for the fatigue evaluation of propellers and the fatigue substantiation of composite propeller blades.
http://www.faa.gov/regulations_policies/advisory_circulars/index.cfm/go/document.information/documentID/1018498
106. AC 39-7 Airworthiness Directives
This AC provides guidance and information to owners and operators of aircraft concerning their responsibility for complying with and recording compliance airworthiness directives.
http://www.faa.gov/regulations_policies/advisory_circulars/index.cfm/go/document.information/documentID/1019839
107. AC 43-4A Corrosion Control for Aircraft
This AC is a summary of current available data regarding identification and treatment of corrosive attack on aircraft structure and engine materials.
http://rgl.faa.gov/Regulatory_and_Guidance_Library/rgAdvisoryCircular.nsf/0/A7FFC0F8B6216A43862569B5005081ED?OpenDocument
108. AC 43-9C Maintenance Records
This AC describes methods of showing compliance with the general aviation maintenance record making and record keeping.
http://rgl.faa.gov/Regulatory_and_Guidance_Library/rgAdvisoryCircular.nsf/0/CFB1221D9B8038B9862569C40075C77F?OpenDocument
109. AC 43-10 United States - Canadian BASA/MIP Maintenance
This AC provides airmen with procedures for maintenance on U.S. aircraft located in Canada by Canadian Maintainers and Canadian aircraft located in the U.S. by U.S. Maintainers.
http://www.faa.gov/regulations_policies/advisory_circulars/index.cfm/go/document.information/documentID/1018679
112. AC 43.13-1 Methods, Techniques, and Practices for Inspection and Repair
This AC contains methods acceptable to the Administrator for the inspection and repair of civil aircraft, only when there are no manufacturer repair or maintenance instructions.
http://rgl.faa.gov/Regulatory_and_Guidance_Library/rgAdvisoryCircular.nsf/0/99C827DB9BAAC81B86256B4500596C4E?OpenDocument
113. AC 43.13-2 Acceptable Methods, Techniques, and Practices-Aircraft Alteratio
This AC contains methods, techniques, and practices acceptable to the Administrator for the inspection and alteration on non-pressurized areas of small civil aircraft.
http://rgl.faa.gov/Regulatory_and_Guidance_Library/rgAdvisoryCircular.nsf/0/11E144125D63FE548625740A00731B4A?OpenDocument
114. AC 43-16A General Aviation Maintenance Alerts Web Address (CANCELLED)
The Aviation Maintenance Alerts provides a way to share information on aviation service experiences. This leads to improved aeronautical product reliability, and safety.
http://www.faa.gov/regulations_policies/advisory_circulars/index.cfm/go/document.information/documentID/22593
115. AC 43-17 Data Plates [CANCELLED]
This AC provides information concerning the installation, removal, or change of identification data and identification plates on aircraft, aircraft engines, and propellers.
http://rgl.faa.gov/Regulatory_and_Guidance_Library/rgAdvisoryCircular.nsf/0/3ED15234F181ACEE862569B600737D35?OpenDocument
116. AC 43-18 Fabrication of Aircraft parts by Maintenance Personnel
This AC is to ensure that parts fabricated during maintenance have an equivalent level of safety to those parts produced under the original design holder’s production certificate.
http://www.faa.gov/regulations_policies/advisory_circulars/index.cfm/go/document.information/documentID/99860
118. AC 45-2 Identification and Registration Markings
This AC describes a means to comply with the requirements for identifying aircraft, engines, or propellers with identification plates, and marking aircraft with registration marks.
http://www.faa.gov/regulations_policies/advisory_circulars/index.cfm/go/document.information/documentID/1028370
119. AC 45-3 Data Plates
This AC provides information and guidance concerning the installation, removal, or change of identification data and identification plates on aircraft engines.
http://www.faa.gov/regulations_policies/advisory_circulars/index.cfm/go/document.information/documentID/319188
124. AC 65-32 Certification of Repairmen (Light-Sport Aircraft)
This AC provides the public with information regarding the certification of repairmen (light-sport aircraft) with maintenance and inspection ratings.
http://www.faa.gov/regulations_policies/advisory_circulars/index.cfm/go/document.information/documentID/1020758
125. AC 90-75 Strobe Light System Inspection
This AC is issued to advise of the importance of proper maintenance of capacitive discharge strobe light systems which are installed within or near fuel systems.
http://rgl.faa.gov/Regulatory_and_Guidance_Library/rgAdvisoryCircular.nsf/0/2E02B492DC14CED8862569D8007805E7?OpenDocument
126. AC 91-26 Maintenance and Handling of Air Driven Gyroscopic Instruments
This AC is issued to advise operators of aviation aircraft of the need for proper maintenance of air-driven general gyroscopic instruments and their air filters.
http://rgl.faa.gov/Regulatory_and_Guidance_Library/rgAdvisoryCircular.nsf/0/57995EEFD4C050CA862569D9007448AC?OpenDocument
127. AC 91-42D Hazards of Rotating Propeller and Helicopter Rotor Blades
This AC provides information on propeller and rotor to person accidents and offers suggestions to reduce the frequency of those accidents.
http://rgl.faa.gov/Regulatory_and_Guidance_Library/rgAdvisoryCircular.nsf/0/38A9C2ADACBE78DF862569E7007464EC?OpenDocument
129. AC 91-55 Electrical System Failures following Aircraft Engine Starting
This AC is to warn general aviation aircraft owner/pilots and maintenance personnel of possible total electrical system failure following aircraft engine starting.
http://rgl.faa.gov/Regulatory_and_Guidance_Library/rgAdvisoryCircular.nsf/0/F9FCFE92B96DF9FA862569D900744C44?OpenDocument
130. AC 91-56 Continuing Structural Integrity Program for Airplanes
This AC provides guidance material to operators for use in developing a damage tolerance based supplemental structural inspection program for older airplanes.
http://www.faa.gov/regulations_policies/advisory_circulars/index.cfm/go/document.information/documentID/73486
131. AC 91-59 Inspection and Care of General Aviation Exhaust Systems
This AC emphasizes the safety hazards of poorly maintained aircraft exhaust systems and highlights points at which exhaust system failures occur.
http://rgl.faa.gov/Regulatory_and_Guidance_Library/rgAdvisoryCircular.nsf/0/882287E4FFBBC3EC8625732400584D69?OpenDocument
132. AC 91-67 Minimum Equipment Requirements for Operations Under FAR 91
This AC describes acceptable methods for the operation of aircraft under 14 CFR Part 91 with inop. instruments and equipment which are not essential for safe flight.
http://rgl.faa.gov/Regulatory_and_Guidance_Library/rgAdvisoryCircular.nsf/0/13C094A06437C5FA862569D900744D86?OpenDocument
133. AC 91-82 Fatigue Management Programs
This AC provides guidance on implementing a Fatigue Management Program, which is useful when an unsafe condition associated with a risk of catastrophic failure due to fatigue is present.
http://www.faa.gov/regulations_policies/advisory_circulars/index.cfm/go/document.information/documentID/1019445
136. AC 120-80 In-Flight Fires
This AC was developed and issued by the FAA to address a number of issues linked to in-flight fires
http://www.faa.gov/regulations_policies/advisory_circulars/index.cfm/go/document.information/documentID/1026526
138. AC 150/5210-20 Ground Vehicle Operations on Airports
This AC provides guidance to airport operators in developing training programs for safe ground vehicle operations and pedestrian control on the airside of an airport.
http://rgl.faa.gov/Regulatory_and_Guidance_Library/rgAdvisoryCircular.nsf/0/E5CCF5FFA47DCDF7862574170070ABF7?OpenDocument
139. FAA-H-8083-17 Parachute Rigger Handbook
This operational handbook introduces the basic skills necessary for acquiring a parachute rigger certificate.
http://www.faa.gov/regulations_policies/handbooks_manuals/aviation/media/prh_change1.pdf