Standard: FAA - 14 CFR PART 31

AIRWORTHINESS STANDARDS: MANNED FREE BALLOONS

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Scope:

Applicability.

(a) This part prescribes airworthiness standards for the issue of type certificates and changes to those certificates, for manned free balloons.

(b) Each person who applies under Part 21 for such a certificate or change must show compliance with the applicable requirements of this part.

(c) For purposes of this part—

(1) A captive gas balloon is a balloon that derives its lift from a captive lighter-than-air gas;

(2) A hot air balloon is a balloon that derives its lift from heated air;

(3) The envelope is the enclosure in which the lifting means is contained;

(4) The basket is the container, suspended beneath the envelope, for the balloon occupants;

(5) The trapeze is a harness or is a seat consisting of a horizontal bar or platform suspended beneath the envelope for the balloon occupants; and

(6) The design maximum weight is the maximum total weight of the balloon, less the lifting gas or air.

Organization: Federal Aviation Administration
Document Number: 14 cfr part 31
Publish Date: 2016-01-01
Page Count: 8
Change Type: COMPLETE REVISION
Available Languages: EN
DOD Adopted: NO
ANSI Approved: NO
Most Recent Revision: YES
Current Version: YES
Status: Active

Document History

Document # Change Type Update Date Revision Status
14 CFR PART 31 Change Type: STCH Update Date: 2015-01-01 Status: INAC
14 CFR PART 31 Change Type: STCH Update Date: 2014-01-01 Status: INAC
14 CFR PART 31 Change Type: STCH Update Date: 2013-01-01 Status: INAC
14 CFR PART 31 Change Type: STCH Update Date: 2012-01-01 Status: INAC
14 CFR PART 31 Change Type: Update Date: 2011-01-01 Status: INAC

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