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Bureau of Aviation Safety

The Bureau of Aviation Safety certifies commercial airports, restricted landing areas, heliports and balloon ports, and maintains a continuing inspection program to ensure adherence to minimum physical standards and safety criteria at all Illinois airports. The bureau has two sections: Aviation Supportive Services and Pilot & Aircraft Registration. The bureau also conducts aviation safety seminars and supports activities of the Civil Air Patrol (CAP). Specific actions the bureau undertakes include:
  • Inspecting more than 1,000 aviation facilities in Illinois.
  • Issuing Aeronautical Facility Certifications.
  • Preparing and conducting statewide aviation seminars.
  • Supporting the Illinois Wing of the Civil Air Patrol.

Aviation Supportive Services Section is responsible for tasks that include:

  • Preparing and Publishing the Illinois Aviation Newsletter.
  • Publishing the Illinois Aeronautical Chart.
  • Publishing notifications and aviation support materials.

Pilot & Aircraft Registration Section is responsible for the following tasks:

  • Registration of Illinois pilots and aircraft.
  • Oversight of the Division of Aeronautics' mail control and supply section.

For answers to frequently asked questions about pilot or aircraft owner registration, refer to Pilot & Aircraft Information. Also you can download a copy of the Illinois Pilot Registration Form or the Illinois Aircraft Registration Form.

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