Originally Posted by f1100turbo
Ive been thinking about this for some time if WE "borrowed" a golf cart from a military installation that was deemed a "military" golf cart used by "the" military and we made it say "fly" for an undetermined amount of time would "WE" in fact then need tail numbers ?
I think I have all the criteria....
1)motorized flying object owned by the military that "takes off" then "flys" then "lands" albeit maybe a bad landing ...........
IN this scenario what criteria do I need "To" get my "aircart" tail numbers ?
I hope you can shed some light on this in a timely matter.
AS I also am applying for my pilots license soon.
You been giving this a lot of though - having you.
I can only answer from a FAA point of view and I must add that I can only give my opinion here and it is not to be considered an official FAA response:
As stated before, the FAA does not issue "Tail Numbers". They issue Nationality and Regrisation marks to U.S. registered aircraft. Tail numbers are often used to identify military aircraft and are usually the serial number of the aircraft the number is assigned to.
If the golf cart you describe here ( and I can not really believe I am even answering this) ie really a military flying golf cart and not an U.S. civil flying golf cart, then the FAA rules as far as Regrisation is concerned is not applicable.
However, if this golf cart really does fly, then you have to abide with the FAA rules regarding flight ( ref 14 CFR 91).