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Federal Aviation Administration, DOT 

§ 125.71 

to determine its compliance with the 
Federal Aviation Act of 1958, the Fed-
eral Aviation Regulations, its oper-
ating certificate and operations speci-
fications, its letter of deviation author-
ity, or its eligibililty to continue to 
hold its certificate or its letter of devi-
ation authority. 

§ 125.47

Change of address. 

Each certificate holder shall notify 

the FAA Flight Standards district of-
fice charged with the overall inspec-
tion of its operations, in writing, at 
least 30 days in advance, of any change 
in the address of its principal business 
office, its principal operations base, or 
its principal maintenance base. 

§ 125.49

Airport requirements. 

(a) No certificate holder may use any 

airport unless it is adequate for the 
proposed operation, considering such 
items as size, surface, obstructions, 
and lighting. 

(b) No pilot of an airplane carrying 

passengers at night may take off from, 
or land on, an airport unless— 

(1) That pilot has determined the 

wind direction from an illuminated 
wind direction indicator or local 
ground communications, or, in the case 
of takeoff, that pilot’s personal obser-
vations; and 

(2) The limits of the area to be used 

for landing or takeoff are clearly 
shown by boundary or runway marker 

(c) For the purposes of paragraph (b) 

of this section, if the area to be used 
for takeoff or landing is marked by 
flare pots or lanterns, their use must 
be approved by the Administrator. 

§ 125.51

En route navigation facilities. 

(a) Except as provided in paragraph 

(b) of this section, no certificate holder 
may conduct any operation over a 
route (including to any destination, re-
fueling or alternate airports) unless 
suitable navigation aids are available 
over the route to navigate the airplane 
along the route within the degree of ac-
curacy required for ATC. Navigation 
aids required for routes outside of con-
trolled airspace are listed in the cer-
tificate holder’s operations specifica-
tions except for those aids required for 
routes to alternate airports. 

(b) Navigation aids are not required 

for any of the following operations— 

(1) Day VFR operations that the cer-

tificate holder shows can be conducted 
safely by pilotage because of the char-
acteristics of the terrain; 

(2) Night VFR operations on routes 

that the certificate holder shows have 
reliably lighted landmarks adequate 
for safe operations; and 

(3) Other operations approved by the 

certificate holding district office. 

[Doc. No. FAA–2002–14002, 72 FR 31682, June 7, 

§ 125.53

Flight locating requirements. 

(a) Each certificate holder must have 

procedures established for locating 
each flight for which an FAA flight 
plan is not filed that— 

(1) Provide the certificate holder 

with at least the information required 
to be included in a VFR flight plan; 

(2) Provide for timely notification of 

an FAA facility or search and rescue 
facility, if an airplane is overdue or 
missing; and 

(3) Provide the certificate holder 

with the location, date, and estimated 
time for reestablishing radio or tele-
phone communications, if the flight 
will operate in an area where commu-
nications cannot be maintained. 

(b) Flight locating information shall 

be retained at the certificate holder’s 
principal operations base, or at other 
places designated by the certificate 
holder in the flight locating proce-
dures, until the completion of the 

(c) Each certificate holder shall fur-

nish the representative of the Adminis-
trator assigned to it with a copy of its 
flight locating procedures and any 
changes or additions, unless those pro-
cedures are included in a manual re-
quired under this part. 

Subpart C—Manual Requirements 

§ 125.71


(a) Each certificate holder shall pre-

pare and keep current a manual setting 
forth the certificate holder’s proce-
dures and policies acceptable to the 
Administrator. This manual must be 
used by the certificate holder’s flight, 
ground, and maintenance personnel in 

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