The Field Approval

I have been told that getting an FAA field approval is a lot like getting an elephant pregnant.


8. When your research is done, send the FAA inspector duplicate copies of the Form 337 along with the data you want approved. If the inspector does not sign Block 3, find out what the inspector did not like and try again.

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