Plane Sense toacquainttheowneror
prospective owner with some fundamen-
private aircraft.The article isthe firstin
based on this publication.Below aresome
of the balloon owner’sresponsibilities.
As the registered owner of a balloon,
you are responsible for:
airwo rthyconditionincludingcomp li-
3.Assuring that maintenance is prop-
4. Keeping abreast of current regula-
tions con cerning the operation and main-
tenance of your balloon.
5. Notifying the Civil Aviation Reg-
istry ,AFS-750 ,immediatelyo fany
change of permanent mailing address, or
thesale orexport ofyour balloon,or of
balloon. [14 CFR part 47, section 47 .41]
radios and you plan to fly outside of U.S.
boundaries, a current Federal Communi-
cen se is required. An FAA Radio Statio n
Licen se isnot required for aircraft oper-
7. Your balloon shall be inspected in
accordance withanannual inspection or
withone of the inspection prog rams out-
lined in 14CFRsection 9 1.409to main-
tain a currentAirworthinessCertificate.
mustberepo rtedtothe NationalTrans-
most expeditiou s means available, notify
you should filea report with the NTSB on
Aircraft Accident Report.
Flight Service Stations arealso avail-
forwardit tothe NTSB.
Immediately notify the law enforce-
site of the theft, g iving all availableinfor-
matio n. Request that such information be
enteredintothe computer systemof the
theFBI,andhave the law officer taking
therep ortnotifythenearest FAA Auto-
matedFlight Service Station. The AFSS
owner—the reportmust bemade bythe
lawenforcement officerhandling thecase.
MD 21740, telephone 800-969-5473, In-
tion. ACPI will send notices of the theft to
bassies, if applicable.
ers/operators are encouraged to keep sepa-
rate records of serial numbers for compo-
items. Report these serial numbers at the
same time the aircraftisreportedstolen.
acquaintthe owner or