Regard Non-FAA Aircraft Registration Renewal Notices With Suspicion
November 21, 2018 - EAA is warning its members to regard any solicitation they may receive regarding aircraft registration renewal that does not come directly from the FAA with a healthy dose of suspicion. EAA is aware of several businesses — with names, web URLs, and logos that may appear reminiscent of a government agency — that notify aircraft owners of impending registration expiration and direct them to a website or mail-in form where they can renew in exchange for a hefty fee.
Adding little or no actual value to the transaction, these businesses essentially duplicate the same process that the FAA directly administers for a mere $5.
Unless a business is known to be reputable and offers a tangible service above and beyond a simple registration renewal, such as expedited processing or automatic renewal, EAA members should use the FAA’s online registration portal. If any members want EAA’s help with registration renewal or any other issue, please contact us at 800-564-6322.