Aircraft Pitot Static/Transponder

Pitot Static

Pitot Static/Transponder

As a FAA Certified Repair Station offering On and Off-Site services, our experienced technicians can keep your IFR/VFR Certifications current, at your convenience.

Has ATC been having issues with your altitude not reporting properly? Using state of the art equipment, we can test your altitude reporting system and let you know if there are issues and what options you have.

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IFR/VFR Basics

When starting your pilot training, you must first fly by VFR. VFR stands for Visual Flight Rules meaning you must fly using visual references. After obtaining your Private Pilot’s License, you can begin your IFR (Instrument Flight Rules) training, learning to use your instruments to fly through poor weather conditions and navigating safely.

In accordance with the FAA Guidelines, Both Experimental and Certified aircraft MUST have the transponder tested and certified every two years according to FAA Guidelines. Additionally, if flying IFR, the encoder, static system and altimeter must be tested and certified every two years.

Note: Even if you are current, if the pitot static system is broken for any repair, installation, or modification, such as a service bulletin, the pitot static system is required to be re-certified for compliance.

Need Clarification on IFR/VFR/Transponder requirements? There are several myths we hear frequently.  We have provided a few of the regulations along with a brief synopsis of the plain English explanation.

Myth #1: "I fly VFR so I don't need a Pitot Static Certfication."    

- Per FAA §91.413:Both VFR and IFR pilots operating “any aircraft with an ATC transponder…” must be “…tested and …comply with Appendix F of part 43 of this chapter…”

- This is saying that any pilot flying an aircraft with a transponder, that transponder must be tested and certified every two years, in accordance with the appropriate regulations.

Myth #2: "I have an old aircraft so I don't need a transponder."   

- Per Sec. 91.215: “ATC transponder and altitude reporting equipment and use."

     …(b) All airspace. Unless otherwise authorized or directed by ATC, person may operate an aircraft in the airspace described in paragraphs (b)(1) through (5) of this section, unless that aircraft is equipped with an operable coded radar beacon transponder having either Mode 3/A… interrogations with the code specified by ATC, or a Mode S   capability, replying to … Mode S interrogations in accordance with the applicable provisions specified in TSO C-112, and that aircraft is equipped with automatic pressure altitude  reporting equipment having a Mode C capability that automatically replies to Mode C interrogations by transmitting pressure altitude information in 100-foot increments. The requirements of this paragraph (b) apply to— 

(1) All aircraft. In Class A, Class B, and Class C airspace areas; 

(2) All aircraft. In all airspace within 30 nautical miles of an airport listed in appendix D, section 1 of this part from the surface upward to 10,000 feet MSL; 

(3) Notwithstanding paragraph (b)(2) of this section, any aircraft which was not originally certificated with an engine-driven electrical system or which has not subsequently been certified with such a system installed…”

- This means that anyone flying in Class A, B or C airspace is required to have a current VFR or IFR certification unless ATC authorizes a deviation. 

- Additionally, any aircraft certified with (or has an STC’d) engine-driven electrical system (alternator), must have a transponder.

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