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Certificated Aircraft Operators
Searchable database of certificated aircraft operators is maintained by the Federal Aviation Administration. It can be searched by name, location, and type of certificate. The local FAA contact info is:
300 West 36th Avenue, Suite #101
Anchorage, Alaska 99503
(907) 271-2000 or (800) 294-5116
(907) 271-4777 Fax
Office Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Alaska Time, Monday – Friday
Liability for "Certain airfield owners and operators" in Alaska
Liability for "Certain airfield owners and operators" in Alaska: Alaska statute, AS 09.65.93(a), was amended this legislative session to read "(a) Except as provided in (c) of this section, a person who without compensation owns, operates, constructs, maintains, or repairs an aircraft runway, airfield, or landing area may not be held civilly liable, except for an act or omission that constitutes gross negligence or recklessness or intentional misconduct, for the injury to or death of a person or for damage to an aircraft, resulting from the use of the runway, airfield, or landing area to take off, land, park, or operate an aircraft." The Governor signed the law February 13, with an effective date of May 13, 2008. For full text of the statute click here.
Pilot Employment with the State of Alaska
- Pilot Employment: The State of Alaska employs very few pilots directly. The Department of Transportation & Public Facilities does not hire any pilots. The Division of Forestry in the Department of Natural Resources and the Alaska State Troopers a division of the Department of Public Safety hire a few pilots. However pilot requirements for both agencies vary and usually involve a minimum of 1,500 hours of Pilot-in-Command time to be eligible. Employment registers are only open periodically.
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