September 30, 2013 – Newsletter

Posted by on September 30, 2013

BATI Weekly Quotes

There are seven sins in the world:

Wealth without Work
Pleasure without Conscience
Knowledge without Character
Commerce without Morality
Science without Humanity
Worship without Sacrifice
Politics without Principle
         -Mahatma Gandhi


BATI Knowledge

Acceptable Titles for FAA documents:
On behalf of a corporation:

Any title with the word “Manager”
Any corporate title (VP, Pres, etc.)
Chairman of the Board
Vice-Chairman of the Board

On behalf of a bank:

Corporate title (VP, Pres, etc.)

On behalf of a limited liability company:


(FAA requires an LLC to submit a statement as to the way the LLC is managed: by its members, by a manager or managers, or by some other means: officers, board of governors, etc.)

There may be other acceptable titles!  Call us or e-mail us and we’ll send you the complete list from FAA’s Examination Guidelines.

Titles which are NOT acceptable without accompanying powers of attorney and/or resolutions: Agent, Attorney-in-Fact, Chief Pilot (except for government agencies) Clerk (except New Hampshire and Massachusetts), Pilot, Representative, Secretary to an officer of a corporation, Assistant to an officer of a corporation.


FAA and IR Update

The FAA returns a hefty percentage of the Aircraft Registration Applications it receives because of errors or omissions on the form.  When completing an Aircraft Registration Application please keep in mind this checklist:

(1) Properly describe the aircraft by N-number, manufacturer and model, and manufacturer’s serial number;

(2) Mark the Type of Registration;

(3) Clearly print or type the name of the applicant;

(4) Show a physical address (in addition to a Post Office Box, if one is used);

(5) Type or print the name of the signer beneath his/her signature

(6)  Include a title that is consistent with the Type of Registration;

(7) Do not use whiteout or writeovers;

If a mistake is made, draw one line through the incorrect data and insert the correct data.  (The FAA has to be able to see the original data or the application will be rejected.)

(8) A $5.00 registration fee must accompany each registration application; and

(9) Retain the pink copy of the registration application for domestic operation of the aircraft while the FAA processes the evidence of ownership and registration application.


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