October 7, 2013 – Newsletter

Posted by on October 7, 2013

BATI Quotes

Government’s view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases:
If it moves, tax it.
If it keeps moving, regulate it.
And if it stops moving, subsidize it.

Ronald Reagan


BATI Knowledge

Types of Ownership and signature requirements

Individual: (titles are owner, individual or no title at all);

Co-Owners: Show names of all co-owners; all co-owners must sign. They may use the title “co-owner” or “owner”; if a co-owner

is a corporation or an LLC – use the titles applicable to those entities.

Corporation: A corporate officer or person with the word “manager” in their title is preferred;

LLC: (type of registration is: corporation)

Member (if LLC is member-managed)

Manager (if LLC is manager-managed)

(if other than member or manager managed, call us and we will help you)

Partnership: Show names of all general partners, one may sign;

(please note that FAA does not allow corporations as partners for the purpose of registering in “partnership” status.


Corporation: Any officer or manager

Government: FAA accepts almost any title for a government entity except “agent” or

“representative” without accompanying powers of attorneys and/or




Personally Identifiable Information (PII) in the FAA Aircraft Records

The Aircraft Registry collects information necessary to establish and maintain the record for all US civil aircraft.  The aircraft record has many uses and users.  From individuals seeking information about an aircraft they are considering purchasing to the banks that finance such purchases, aviation historians to law enforcement and security agencies.

The aircraft records do contain certain elements of personally identifiable information (PII) although generally the PII collected is not sensitive in nature.  PII collected includes name, vehicle identifiers, personal mailing address, personal telephone numbers, and legal documents.  The information necessary to accomplish registration of an aircraft includes the name of the owner and a good physical as well as mailing address.  The aircraft registration application contains an area to enter the applicant’s telephone number.  While aircraft records are most often retrieved by N-number, they can be retrieved by other means, including the name of the owner.  The entire aircraft registration database is available for download on the Registry website.

Occasionally items of sensitive PII are submitted for inclusion in the aircraft record either deliberately or inadvertently.  Sensitive PII, such as Social Security Numbers, is not necessary to accomplish aircraft registration and is not solicited or protected by the Registry.  When sensitive PII is received in the Registry, it is considered to have been knowingly submitted to a public record.  Such submission to a known public record is considered tantamount to permission to release the PII.  Any individual whose sensitive PII appears in the aircraft record may request the redaction of that information.  The Registry will take immediate action to redact sensitive PII that is not necessary to maintain the integrity of the aircraft record.


BATI Pot Pourri

image004Piepr PA-28-140 Cherokee

Built by Piper Aircraft, the Cherokee is a family of light aircraft designed for flight training, air taxi and personal use.  All members of the Cherokee family are all-metal unpressurized, single-engine, piston-powered airplanes with low mounted wings and tricycle landing gear.  They all have a single door on the co-pilot side, which is entered by stepping on the wing.  The first Cherokee received its type certificate from the FAA in 1960.  The Cherokee series competes with the Cessna 172, the Grumman American AA-5 and the Beechcraft Musketeer.