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Oregon Pilot Registration Requirements



Pilot Registration FORM

837.020 Registration of pilots; renewal.  In the interest of public safety and the safety of those people traveling by air or receiving aviation instruction, every pilot operating within this state shall register with the Oregon Department of Aviation within 60 days of issuance of any appropriate effective federal certificate, permit, rating or license relating to competency as a pilot except that student pilots shall register prior to their first solo flight. A nonresident pilot of a scheduled or nonscheduled airline, certificated by the appropriate federal agency, is not required to register under the provisions of this section unless the nonresident pilot engages in the piloting of aircraft other than such certificated operation. Nonresidents operating within this state, other than in a commercial operation, shall register with the department within 60 days of the date of arrival within the state. Pilots operating commercially shall register prior to any commercial operation.
Registration fees are set by statute at a mere $12 initial fee for the first year. They are subsequently renewable on the anniversary of the pilot´s birthday for $24, which covers a two-year window of time. Every registered pilot must notify the Department in writing within 30 days of a change of address or change of name.
Certificate of Oregon Pilot Registration. Every pilot operating within Oregon must present a federal certificate of competency and state certificate of registration upon demand. The certificate of registration shall be kept in the personal possession of the pilot when operating aircraft within this state.
Dedication of Oregon Pilot Fees to Air Search & Rescue. Pursuant to ORS 837.035, proceeds from Oregon Pilot Registration fees are deposited in a dedicated account which funds Air Search & Rescue through the Department of State Police, Office of Emergency Management. This revenue stream is dedicated to funding all expenses incurred in conducting activities authorized under ORS 401.555 to search for lost planes, as well as search and rescue of lost persons. The funds are also used to provide pilot survival education and training.
If you have questions about registration requirements, you may contact ODA by telephone at 800-874-0102 or by e-mail at aviation.mail@state.or.us.