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Lamination of Aircraft Registrations
FEBRUARY 8, 2018
CAP LG has received an increasing number of requests for replacement aircraft registrations lately due to poor condition caused by frequent handling. In the near future, LG will be sending out laminated registrations. Unlike the case of your Social Security card, lamination of an aircraft registration is not considered to be an "alteration" of the document. The reference for this is Flight Standards Information System (FSIMS) 8900.1, Volume 6, Chapter 1, Section 4, paragraph 6-95.F(1), which states, "Note - The lamination of a certificate issued under Part 21 is not considered to be an alteration." Units in the field may also laminate currently held registration; however, they must ensure that the signature at the bottom is legible prior to laminating. If the signature is not legible, then a new certificate should be requested.
Automatic Dependent Surveillance - Broadcast (ADS-B) Crew Responsibility
JANUARY 3, 2018 (This post corrects/replaces a 30 May 17 post on this topic.)
For aircraft equipped with ADS-B systems, the aircraft identification used on the flight plan must match the aircraft identification being transmitted by the ADS-B transmitter. CAPR 70-1 184.108.40.206. requires CAP aircraft to use a three-letter, three-/four-digit call sign (CAP####); therefore, this call sign must be listed on the flight plan and input to the ADS-B system in lieu of the tail number. (The tail number should be provided in the comments box on the flight plan.) Methods of inserting and verifying ADS-B information vary by manufacturer and installation, so check the Pilot Guide supplied with your avionics to determine how to accomplish this task. An ADS-B Call Sign MisMatch (CSMM) causes significant operational difficulties for air traffic controllers, so the FAA takes great interest in these deviations. Our diligence in meeting this requirement demonstrates CAP professionalism and helps to ensure that ADS-B will provide maximum benefit to users of the NAS.