Standard: FAA - 14 CFR PART 31
AIRWORTHINESS STANDARDS: MANNED FREE BALLOONS
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(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|
|Change Type:||COMPLETE REVISION|
|Most Recent Revision:||YES|
|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|