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Petitions for Exemption; Dispositions of Petitions Issued

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Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION:

Notice of dispositions of prior petitions.

SUMMARY:

Pursuant to FAA's rulemaking provisions governing the application, processing, and disposition of petitions for exemption part 11 of Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR), this notice contains a summary of certain dispositions of certain petitions previously received. The purpose of this notice is to improve the public's awareness of, and participation in, this aspect of FAA's regulatory activities.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Tim Adams (202) 267-8033, or Sandy Buchanan-Sumter (202) 267-7271, Office of Rulemaking (ARM-1), Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20591.

This notice is published pursuant to 14 CFR 11.85 and 11.91.

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Issued in Washington, DC, on January 15, 2004.

Donald P. Byrne,

Assistant Chief Counsel for Regulations.

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Dispositions of Petitions

Docket No.: FAA-2003-16590.

Petitioner: Balloon Federation of America.

Section of 14 CFR Affected: 14 CFR 91.119(b) and (c).

Description of Relief Sought/Disposition: To allow the Balloon Federation of America to conduct a 1-year, non-renewable safety study during which certain qualified and authorized Balloon Federation of America-member pilots will be allowed to operate balloons: (1) Below an altitude of 1,000 feet above the highest obstacle within a horizontal radius of 2,000 feet of the balloon, over congested areas; and (2) below an altitude of 500 feet above the surface in other than congested areas, subject to certain conditions and limitations.

Grant, 12/23/2003, Exemption No. 8198.

Docket No.: FAA-2001-8722.

Petitioner: Sky West Airlines, Inc.

Section of 14 CFR Affected: 14 CFR 121.434(c)(1)(ii).

Description of Relief Sought/Disposition: To permit Sky West Airlines, Inc., to substitute a qualified and authorized check airman in place of an FAA training inspector to observe a qualifying pilot in command who is completing initial or upgrade training specified in § 121.424 during at least one flight leg that includes a takeoff and a landing subject to certain conditions and limitations.

Grant, 12/23/2003, Exemption No. 7689A.

Docket No.: FAA-2003-16620.

Petitioner: R d M Pilot/Guide, Ltd.

Section of 14 CFR Affected: 14 CFR 135.203(a)(1).

Description of Relief Sought/Disposition: To allow R d M Pilot/Guide, Ltd., to conduct operations under visual flight rules outside of controlled airspace, over water, at an altitude below 500 feet above the surface.

Grant, 12/23/2003, Exemption No. 8196.

Docket No.: FAA-2003-16740.

Petitioner: DK&L Company, LLC.

Section of 14 CFR Affected: 14 CFR 135.143(c)(2).

Description of Relief Sought/Disposition: To permit DK&L Company, LLC to operate certain aircraft under part 135 without a TSO-C112 (Mode S) transponder installed in those aircraft.

Grant, 12/24/2003, Exemption No. 8197.

Docket No.: FAA-2001-10932.

Petitioner: John L. Heverling.

Section of 14 CFR Affected: 14 CFR 91.109(a) and (b)(3).

Description of Relief Sought/Disposition: To allow John L. Heverling to conduct certain flight instruction and simulated instrument flights to meet recent instrument experience requirements in certain Beechcraft airplanes equipped with a functioning Start Printed Page 3190throwover control wheel in place of functioning dual controls.

Grant, 12/10/2003, Exemption No. 6719C.

Docket No.: FAA-2003-16673.

Petitioner: Davis Aviation, Inc.

Section of 14 CFR Affected: 14 CFR 135.143(c)(2).

Description of Relief Sought/Disposition: To permit Davis Aviation, Inc., to operate certain aircraft under part 135 without a TSO-C112 (Mode S) transponder installed in those aircraft.

Grant, 12/16/2003, Exemption No. 8191.

Docket No.: FAA-2003-15272.

Petitioner: U.S. Airways, Inc.

Section of 14 CFR Affected: 14 CFR 121.309(b)(4).

Description of Relief Sought/Disposition: To allow U.S. Airways, Inc., to operate aircraft equipped with evacuation slides marked with the date maintenance is due, rather than the date of last inspection.

Grant, 12/17/2003, Exemption No. 8192.

Docket No.: FAA-2003-16694.

Petitioner: Sound Flight.

Section of 14 CFR Affected: 14 CFR 135.143(c)(2).

Description of Relief Sought/Disposition: To permit Sound Flight to operate certain aircraft under part 135 without a TSO-C112 (Mode S) transponder installed in those aircraft.

Grant, 12/18/2003, Exemption No. 8193.

Docket No.: FAA-2002-11571.

Petitioner: Alpha Aviation, Inc.

Section of 14 CFR Affected: 14 CFR 135.143(c)(2).

Description of Relief Sought/Disposition: To permit Alpha Aviation, Inc., to operate certain aircraft under part 135 without a TSO-C112 (Mode S) transponder installed in those aircraft.

Grant, 12/22/2003, Exemption No. 7164B.

Docket No.: FAA-2002-12174.

Petitioner: Hageland Aviation Services, Inc.

Section of 14 CFR Affected: 14 CFR 135.143(c)(2).

Description of Relief Sought/Disposition: To permit Hageland Aviation Services, Inc., to operate certain aircraft under part 135 without a TSO-C112 (Mode S) transponder installed in those aircraft.

Grant, 12/22/2003, Exemption No. 7183B.

Docket No.: FAA-2002-11570.

Petitioner: SKY Helicopters, Inc.

Section of 14 CFR Affected: 14 CFR 135.143(c)(2).

Description of Relief Sought/Disposition: To permit SKY Helicopters, Inc., to operate certain aircraft under part 135 without a TSO-C112 (Mode S) transponder installed in those aircraft.

Grant, 12/22/2003, Exemption No.6430D.

Docket No.: FAA-2003-16661.

Petitioner: Beck Properties, Inc.

Section of 14 CFR Affected: 14 CFR 135.143(c)(2).

Description of Relief Sought/Disposition: To permit Beck Properties, Inc., to operate certain aircraft under part 135 without a TSO-112C (Mode S) transponder installed in those aircraft.

Grant, 12/22/2003, Exemption No. 8195.

Docket No.: FAA-2003-15646.

Petitioner: Down East Emergency Medical Institute.

Section of 14 CFR Affected: 14 CFR 133.45(e)(1).

Description of Relief Sought/Disposition: To permit the Down East Emergency Medical Institute to conduct external-load operations in a restricted-category, single engine, military surplus Bell UH-1H/V (205) Helicopter, with live personnel in the areas surrounding Bangor, Maine and within the operational limits of the aircraft.

Denial, 12/11/2003, Exemption No. 8188.

Docket No.: FAA-2003-16443.

Petitioner: Richard Stuart.

Section of 14 CFR Affected: 14 CFR 91.319(a)(2).

Description of Relief Sought/Disposition: To allow Richard Stuart to provide local, aerial scenic tours and perform aerial photography using a fixed-wing, visual flight rules-only, experimental-class aircraft.

Denial, 12/10/2003, Exemption No. 8189.

Docket No.: FAA-2003-16665.

Petitioner: Bald Mountain Air Service, Inc.

Section of 14 CFR Affected: 14 CFR 135.143(c)(2).

Description of Relief Sought/Disposition: To permit Bald Mountain Air Service, Inc., to operate certain aircraft under part 135 without a TSO-C112 (Mode S) transponder installed in those aircraft.

Grant, 12/10/2003, Exemption No. 8187.

Docket No.: FAA-2001-10789.

Petitioner: Tavaero Jet Charter, Inc.

Section of 14 CFR Affected: 14 CFR § 135.143(c)(2).

Description of Relief Sought/Disposition: To permit Tavaero Jet Charter, Inc., to operate certain aircraft under part 135 without a TSO-C112 (Mode S) transponder installed in those aircraft.

Grant, 12/15/2003, Exemption No. 7146B.

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