On May 20, 2004 the FAA granted the Experimental Aircraft Association’s (EAA) petition to extend Exemption 7111C, as amended. This Exemption allows EAA chapters to conduct local sightseeing flights at charity and community events without having to comply with the drug and alcohol misuse prevention requirements of FAR Part 135. The extension extends the term of the Exemption to June 30, 2006. A copy of the letter extending the Exemption is available for review here.
In order to qualify for the Exemption, EAA members must comply with the conditions and limitations contained in the Exemption that pertain to each individual event, as well as to the individual pilot and organization sponsoring each event. These conditions and limitations are contained in the letter extending the Exemption.
Individual EAA Chapters must request permission to operate under the Exemption by calling the EAA Chapter office staff at (920) 426-6867. If an individual EAA member would like to operate under the exemption for local events he or she does on their own, he or she can apply directly to the Department of Transportation for a drug testing exemption. The four-event limitation will still apply.
Individual exemption requests must be either faxed to the DOT Docket office at 202/493-2251 or mailed to: DOT Docket Management System, 400 7th Street, SW, Room PL 401, Washington, DC 20591. For further information regarding the Exemption, contact the EAA Chapter office.