Sec. 31.81 - General.

(a) The following information must be established:

(1) Each operating limitation, including the maximum weight determined under 31.14.

(2) The normal and emergency procedures.

(3) Other information necessary for safe operation, including --

(i) The empty weight determined under 31.16;

(ii) The rate of climb determined under 31.17, and the procedures and conditions used to determine performance;

(iii) The maximum vertical velocity, the altitude drop required to attain that velocity, and altitude drop required to recover from a descent at that velocity, determined under 31.19, and the procedures and conditions used to determine performance; and

(iv) Pertinent information peculiar to the balloon's operating characteristics.

(b) The information established in compliance with paragraph (a) of this section must be furnished by means of --

(1) A Balloon Flight Manual; or

(2) A placard on the balloon that is clearly visible to the pilot.

[Amdt. 31-4, 45 FR 60180, Sept. 11, 1980]