FCC Restricted Radiotelephone Operator Permit
FAA certificated pilots operating VHF radios and flying within the United States do not require any aircraft radio licensing or operator’s permit. Private or Commercial Pilots who fly outside of the United States, or who wish to operate an HF Radio need to obtain a Restricted Radiotelephone Operator Permit from the Federal Communications Commission or FCC.
FCC’s website is not easy to navigate and hunting for information there is not an easy feat. Here are the 2 easy steps one needs to follow to secure your Restricted Radiotelephone Operator Permit (RROP).
Wandering how to get FCC Radio Operator Permit for FAA Commercial and Private Pilots?
Follow these Steps to Obtain Permit
STEP 1 - OBTAIN FRN NUMBER
With FCC, you have to first register for FRN Number – FCC Registration Number on CORES (Commission Registration System) Here is a link to get one –
STEP 2 - ACCESS RESTRICTED RADIOTELEPHONE LICENSE
Log on to FCC’s license management system(using the login information you created in step 1), and select RR – Restricted Radiotelephone from the drop down menu. Here is a link to license management site –
Answer No to all 3 questions on the next page, go through couple other steps including certification, pay the fee and you are done. (click the pic on the right)
Hope this helps