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Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received; Anthony Ison, Esq.

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Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of Transportation (DOT).




This notice contains a summary of a petition seeking relief from specified requirements of Federal Aviation Regulations. The purpose of this notice is to improve the public's awareness of, and participation in, the FAA's exemption process. Neither publication of this notice nor the inclusion or omission of information in the summary is intended to affect the legal status of the petition or its final disposition.


Comments on this petition must identify the petition docket number and must be received on or before November 8, 2018.


Send comments identified by docket number FAA-2018-0612 using any of the following methods:

  • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to and follow the online instructions for sending your comments electronically.
  • Mail: Send comments to Docket Operations, M-30; U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Room W12-140, West Building Ground Floor, Washington, DC 20590-0001.
  • Hand Delivery or Courier: Take comments to Docket Operations in Room W12-140 of the West Building Ground Floor at 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590-0001, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.
  • Fax: Fax comments to Docket Operations at (202) 493-2251.

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Docket: Background documents or comments received may be read at at any time. Follow the online instructions for accessing the docket or go to the Docket Operations in Room W12-140 of the West Building Ground Floor at 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590-0001, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.

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Christopher Bailey at (202) 267-4158, Office of Rulemaking, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20591.

This notice is published pursuant to 14 CFR 11.85.

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Issued in Washington, DC, on October 12, 2018.

Lirio Liu,

Executive Director, Office of Rulemaking.

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Petition for Exemption

Docket No.: FAA-2018-0612.

Petitioner: Anthony Ison, Esq. on behalf of Airman Certificate No. 3679272.

Section(s) of 14 CFR Affected: 61.159(a), 61.160(f).

Description of Relief Sought: Petitioner seeks exemption from §§ 61.159(a) and 61.160(f) for the purpose of obtaining an Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) Certificate with an Airplane Category Rating. More specifically, petitioner seeks to utilize time logged as Pilot-in-Command (PIC) of complex, remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) to satisfy the aeronautical experience prerequisites and requirements, which are set out in the Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR) for obtaining an ATP certificate. As such, this petition will show that petitioner's aeronautical experience and knowledge are equivalent to those requirements set out in the FARs from which the exemption is sought. Furthermore, this petition will show that the RPA, which petitioner has operated as PIC, requires the same aeronautical decision-making, concerns for spatial-orientation, and aeronautical operational understanding, as is required in manned aircraft.

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[FR Doc. 2018-22756 Filed 10-18-18; 8:45 am]