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FAA Flight Standards District Offices (FSDO)


Here is a list of FAA District Offices in our soaring region. Please check the link below for updates to the addresses listed here. LINK to FAA:

Experimental Aircraft Owner / Operators are required to submit a program letter to their local FSDO office by January 31 each year.

Northern California - Flight Standards District Offices

Office Address Phone Service Area Contact Website
Oakland 1420 Harbor Bay Parkway
Alameda, CA 94502
(510) 748-0122 Service Area (PDF) Contact Website
Fresno 4955 East Anderson
Fresno, CA 93727
(559) 454-0286 Service Area (PDF) Contact Website
Sacramento 1102 Corporate Way
Sacramento, CA 95831
(916) 422-0272 Service Area (PDF) Contact Website
San Jose 1250 Aviation Avenue
San Jose, CA 95110
(408) 291-7681 Service Area (PDF) Contact Website


Hawaii - Flight Standards District Offices

Office Address Phone Service Area Contact Website
Honolulu 135 Nakolo Place Honolulu
Honolulu, HI 96819
(808) 837-8300 Service Area (PDF) Contact Website


Nevada - Flight Standards District Offices

UPDATED 09-21-2016

Office Address Phone Service Area Contact Website
Las Vegas 7181 Amigo Street
Las Vegas, NV 89119
(702) 617-8500 Service Area (PDF) Contact Website
Reno 5466 Longley Lane
Reno, NV 89511
(775) 858-7700 Service Area (PDF) Contact Website

FAA Program Letters for Experimental Aircraft

Attention Owner / Operators of Experimental – Exhibition (EE) Aircraft

The Flight Standards District Office (FSDO) Region needs the accountability for EE aircraft by means of the Annual Program Letter.

Program Letters for Experimental Aircraft and Gliders are due January 31 each year


Aircraft Owner / Operators are required to submit a program letter for the air shows, fly-ins, that will be attending during the following fiscal year. You would be submitting the fiscal program letter during normal FSDO working hours.

For the Sacramento FSDO office the preferred method is primarily by E-mail, secondary by FAX or by letter to the FSDO POC. This list of events may be amended a necessary and acknowledge by a FAA representative or EE point of contact prior to the intended operation amendments.

Program Letter to be submitted regardless the aircraft is airworthy, not flown or non-flyable.

If you no longer own this aircraft or no longer are in our district, please inform us of this information. As a reminder in accordance with § 47.45, the FAA Aircraft Registry must be notified within 30 days for any change of the aircraft registrant address. Such notification is to be made by submitting Aeronautical Center Form 8050-1 to AFS-750 in Oklahoma City.

Please provide the above requested information to our office no later than January 31, (each year). If this office has not received your annual program letter prior to the aircraft’s Month of Date of Issue originate on FAA Form 8130-7, the aircraft will be considered in violation of the federal aviation regulations.

If you do not have Operating Limitation assigned to the aircraft in your possession, contact the FSDO POC for reissue.

We look forward to hearing from you soon.

If you have any questions or if we can be of any assistance, please don’t hesitate to contact the Sacramento office POC at (916) 422-0272 ext. 229 or email:
(See attached file: Program Letter Form.doc link below)

Richard T. Dilbeck 'Dilly'
Aviation Safety Inspector

Richard T. Dilbeck's preferred method is to E-mail the letter to him:


Or you can Fax, or Mail Letters for the Sacramento FSDO to:

Flight Standards District Office WP-25
1102 Corporate Way Bldg.B Suite 200
Sacramento, CA. 95831

Download FAA Program Letter for Experimental Aircraft Worksheet