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Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Certification: Pilots and Flight Instructors

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Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.


Notice and request for comments.


In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FAA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval to renew an information collection. 14 CFR Part 61 prescribes certification standards for pilots, flight instructors, and ground instructors. The information collected is used to determine compliance with applicant eligibility. This revision to the current approved collection incorporates the burden for the certification of second-in-command pilot type rating, previously approved under the separate OMB control number 2120-0693. This is being done for the purpose of consolidation under a single OMB control number.


Written comments should be submitted by July 11, 2011.

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Carla Scott on (202) 385-4293, or by e-mail at:

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OMB Control Number: 2120-0021.

Title: Certification: Pilots and Flight Instructors.

Form Numbers: FAA form 8710-1.

Type of Review: Revision of an information collection.

Background: Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations part 61 (14 CFR part 61) Certification: Pilots, Flight Instructors, and Ground Instructors prescribes minimum standards and requirements for the issuance of airman certificates, and they establish procedures for applying for airman certificates. The Airman certificate and/or Rating Application form and the required records, logbooks and statements required by the federal regulations are submitted to Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Flight Standards District Offices or its representatives to determine qualifications of the applicant for issuance of a pilot or instructor certificate, or rating or authorization.

Respondents: 148,000 pilots, flight instructors, and ground instructors.

Frequency: Information is collected on occasion.

Estimated Average Burden per Response: 2.15 hours.

Estimated Total Annual Burden: 303,160 hours.

ADDRESSES: Send comments to the FAA at the following address: Ms. Carla Scott, Room 336, Federal Aviation Administration, AES-300, 950 L'Enfant Plaza, SW., Washington, DC 20024.

Public Comments Invited: You are asked to comment on any aspect of this information collection, including (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for FAA's performance; (b) the accuracy of the estimated burden; (c) ways for FAA to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information collection; and (d) ways that the burden could be minimized without reducing the quality of the collected information. The agency will summarize and/or include your comments in the request for OMB's clearance of this information collection.

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Issued in Washington, DC, on May 5, 2011.

Carla Scott,

FAA Information Collection Clearance Officer, IT Enterprises Business Services Division, AES-200.

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[FR Doc. 2011-11579 Filed 5-11-11; 8:45 am]