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Selling drone and FAA

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Jamsoury, Sep 29, 2016.

  1. Jamsoury

    Sep 28, 2016
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    For future reference, is there anything needed when you sell your drone after registering it? If something were to happen, the serial on the drone may be still linked with your name under registration.
  2. msinger

    Approved Vendor

    Oct 30, 2014
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    Harrisburg, PA (US)
    There is nothing to do if you aren't flying for commercial purposes -- since that does not require registering the aircraft itself. If you did register the aircraft with the serial number, then you should deregister it. Contact the FAA for help. Or, perhaps someone in the know here will explain how that process works.
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  3. Richard R

    Jan 27, 2016
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    Right, if you actually registered the aircraft as for Part 107 use, write to the Aircraft registration Branch of the FAA requesting that it be deregistered and state the reason is that his has been sold, and to whom. The new owner can then register it as he needs to. If he wants to register it for commercial use, h may need a bill of sale from you to show transfer of ownership. Again, this only applies to aircraft registered for commercial use. If you have been using it for hobby flying, just take your registration off before you sale it.
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  4. BigAl07

    BigAl07 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jan 5, 2015
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    Western North Carolina
    If it was registered "Commercially" (otherwise the Operator is registered and you simply remove the Hobby Registration # from the hobby aircraft) you'll want to contact the Aircraft Registry in Oklahoma City and request that the aircraft be de-registered.

    Their contact information is shown below:

    Toll Free Long Distance (866) 762-9434
    International & Local Oklahoma City Area (405) 954-3116

    They are open from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Central Time

    By Fax

    (405) 954-3548
    (405) 954-8068

    By Mail

    For U.S. Postal Service, Regular and Priority Mail:

    FAA Aircraft Registration Branch, AFS-750
    P.O. Box 25504
    Oklahoma City, OK 73125-0504
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