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Registration and Licensing

The FAA has specific requirements that must be met when registering and licensing Experimental Amateur-Built (EAB) and Experimental Light-Sport Aircraft (ELSA). In order for Van’s to be able to provide the required documentation, the chain of ownership must be complete between the original purchaser of a kit and the current owner, as well as those in-between. This means there needs to be a paper trail documenting the ownership changes at each stage (typically a bill of sale or similar document) if kits/aircraft change hands.

In addition, it is important that Van’s AIrcraft is aware of who owns an airplane or kit at any point in time so we can communicate service and safety-related information to the current owner. Van’s requires all RV kit/aircraft owners to sign the Van’s Aircraft Waiver and Release of Liability document before any paperwork for registration can be issued, and before certain aircraft parts can be purchased.

The following documents are for reference and use when establishing proof of ownership and registering your RV aircraft. You may download each doc using the download icon located in the top feature bar displayed on each document.

If you need registration and licensing information or assistance from Van’s, and to submit related documentation, you may email us at: registrations@vansaircraft.com.

FAA Form AC8050-1 Aircraft Registration Application


Aircraft Registration Info and Documentation Request Form


Van’s Aircraft Waiver Agreement



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