SFAR No. 96 - Relief for Participants in Operation Enduring Freedom

1. Applicability. Flight Standards District Offices are authorized to accept from an eligible person, as described in paragraph 2 of this SFAR, the following:

(a) An expired flight instructor certificate to show eligibility for renewal of a flight instructor certificate under 61.197, or an expired written test report to show eligibility under part 61 to take a practical test;

(b) An expired written test report to show eligibility under 63.33 and 63.57 to take a practical test; and

(c) An expired written test report to show eligibility to take a practical test required under part 65 or an expired authorization to show eligibility for renewal under 65.93.

2. Eligibility. A person is eligible for the relief described in paragraph 1 of this SFAR if:

(a) The person served in a civilian or military capacity in support of Operation Enduring Freedom outside the United States during some period of time from September, 11, 2001, to May 6, 2004;

(b) The person's flight instructor certificate, airman written test report, or inspection authorization expired some time between September 11, 2001, and 6 calendar months after returning to the United States, or May 6, 2004, whichever is earlier; and

(c) The person complies with 61.197 or 65.93 of this chapter, as appropriate, or completes the appropriate practical test within 6 calendar months after returning to the United States, or May 6, 2004, whichever is earlier.

3. Required documents. The person must present in person the Airman Certificate and/or Rating Application (FAA Form 8710-1) to the appropriate Flight Standards District Office. The person must include with the application one of the following documents, which must show the date of assignment outside the United States and the date of return to the United States.

(a) An official U.S. Government notification of personnel action, or equivalent document, showing the person was a civilian on official duty for the U.S. Government in support of Operation Enduring Freedom outside the United States some time between September 11, 2001, and May 6, 2004;

(b) Military orders showing the person was assigned to duty outside the United States in support of Operation Enduring Freedom some time between September 11, 2001, and May 6, 2004;

(c) A letter from the person's unit commander or supervisor providing the dates during which the person served outside the United States in support of Operation Enduring Freedom some time between September 11, 2001, and May 6, 2004.

4. Expiration date. This Special Federal Aviation Regulation No. 96 expires May 6, 2004, unless sooner superseded or rescinded.

[Doc. No. FAA-2002-12199, 67 FR 30527, May 6, 2002]



 

Effective Date Note: By Doc. No. FAA-2002-12199, 67 FR 30527, May 6, 2002, SFAR 96 was added, effective May 6, 2002, through May 6, 2004.