FSDO

AcronymDefinition
FSDOFlight Standards District Office
FSDOFamily Status Discrimination Ordinance (Hong Kong)
FSDOFirst Shot Drop Off (paintball)
FSDOFor Some Definition Of
FSDOFlight Services District Office (various locations)
FSDOFacilities Support Department
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Prior to any aerial demonstrations being conducted, the FSDO must approve; in writing, any waivers to the applicable FARs.
I discovered the best place to start was with the FSDO. The FSDO is very involved with various aspects of the Phoenix aviation picture.
When all this is completed, the FSDO may approve a MEL in a format for aircraft operations according to FAR 91 or 135.
In my 44 years working in the engine business, I dealt with numerous different FSDOs and GADOs.
The 2011 accident that stirred up examiners serving the Baltimore FSDO involved a 180-hp Piper Arrow with three on board: a commercial-rated CFI candidate, his instructor and a third commercial pilot in the back seat.
The FARs are not specific and clear on this matter; thus, a Safety Specialist from the Birmingham (Alabama) FSDO provided this interpretation.
Getting a one-time field approval would be the only way, but how do you do that with so little technical data to justify it to the FSDO?
I got a quick call from the FSDO the next day asking what happened and that was it.
Fuel starvation is always a FSDO pleaser, as in the case of this Cessna 210 that ran dry over Texas with three clueless souls on board.
That means the FAA (generally the FSDO governing the location where the aircraft is based) will make the final call as to whether the aircraft is indeed safe to fly.
(In my case, the required number according to the Boise FSDO is as many patches as there are holes.)
Thoughts of paperwork and FAA FSDO investigations filled my head.