FAA Flying Clubs
1. Purpose of this Order. This order prescribes
the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) requirements regarding the formation
and operation of flying clubs by FAA employees.
2. Audience. This order applies to FAA flying clubs,
Flight Standards District Offices (FSDO), and FAA regional and center directors.
4. What This Order Cancels. This order cancels
Order 3710.4A, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Flying Clubs, dated September
5. Requirements. Flying clubs may use the FAA name
and/or meeting facilities, provided they comply with the following requirements:
Membership of the club must be open to all FAA employees.
The operations of the club must meet the requirements of all applicable local,
State, and Federal laws, and the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR).
The club’s constitution and bylaws must have the approval of the appropriate
office, service, regional, or center director.
6. Use of FAA Name or Facilities. The FAA will
deny or withdraw approval to use the name or sponsorship of the FAA or FAA facilities
not available to the general public from any club that discriminates against
any person because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual
orientation, or physical or mental handicap. The FAA will withdraw approval
for a club to use the FAA name or facilities if the organization conducts any
of its events, meetings, or activities at restaurants, clubs, hotels, or other
facilities (public or nonpublic) that refuse service or otherwise discriminate
against any person because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age,
sexual orientation, or physical or mental handicap.
7. Identification of Aircraft. A flying club may
not use the administration’s color code, name, or other distinctive markings
on its aircraft that would in any way identify the aircraft as an administration
8. Assistance to Flying Clubs. Flying clubs may
request assistance and guidance from the appropriate FSDO. Any assistance or
guidance provided will depend on available resources at the discretion of the
9. Authorization for Parking and Tiedown Space.
a. Authorization Requirements. Regional or center
directors may authorize the flying club to use parking and tiedown space on
FAA property provided that:
(1) Such space is available and no additional cost to
the government will result. (The FAA will not obtain additional property, nor
will such use justify future space requirements.)
(2) It is permissible under the terms of the FAA’s lease
(when the property is leased).
(3) Such use will not injure the property.
(4) Such use will not interfere with the FAA’s mission.
(5) Such space is not located at high density airports.
b. Termination. Authorization is subject to termination
at any time by the FAA if the club operates contrary to this order.
c. Liability. The FAA will assume no liability
or responsibility for the club or club aircraft by reason of the grant of such
10. Distribution. This order is distributed to
the branch level in FAA headquarters (HQ), regions, centers, and international
offices. Maximum distribution is made to all FSDOs.
11. Directive Feedback Information. Direct questions
or comments to AFS-800 at 202-385-9602. For your convenience, FAA Form
Feedback Information, is the last page of this order. Note any deficiencies
found, clarifications needed, or suggested improvements regarding the contents
of this order on FAA Form
ORIGINAL SIGNED by
/s/ John M. Allen
Director, Flight Standards Service
FAA Form 1320-19, Directive Feedback
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or subjects to be added to it. Also, if you find an error, please tell us about
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