Flight Standards District Office

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A Flight Standards District Office, or FSDO, usually pronounced FIZ-doe, is a regional office of the United States Federal Aviation Administration. There are around 82 such regional offices nationwide.


The Flight Standards District Offices particularly concentrate on compliance with the United States Federal Aviation regulations.

Contact a Flight Standards District Office for:

  • Accident Reporting
  • Air carrier certification and operations
  • Aircraft maintenance
  • Aircraft operational issues
  • Aircraft permits
  • Airmen certification (licensing) for pilots, mechanics, repairmen, dispatchers, and parachute riggers
  • Certification and modification issues
  • Enforcement of Airmen & Aircraft Regulations