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CHAPTER 29. MISCELLANEOUS BOARDS AND OFFICERS.

ARTICLE 2A. STATE AERONAUTICS COMMISSION.

§29-2A-14. Federal license required for operation of aircraft.

No person shall operate or cause or authorize to be operated any aircraft within this state unless such aircraft has an appropriate effective certificate, permit or license issued by the United States, if such certificate, permit or license is required by the United States; nor shall any person engage in aeronautics as an airman in this state unless he or she has an appropriate effective airman certificate, permit, rating or license issued by the United States authorizing him or her to engage in the particular class of aeronautics in which he or she is engaged, if such certificate, permit, rating or license is required by the United States.

Where a certificate, permit, rating or license is required for an airman by the United States, it shall be kept in his or her personal possession when he or she is operating within this state and shall be presented for inspection upon the demand of any  law enforcement officer, or any official, manager or person in charge of any airport upon which the airman shall land, or upon the reasonable request of any other person. Where a certificate, permit or license is required by the United States for an aircraft, it shall be carried in the aircraft at all times while the aircraft is operating in the state, shall be conspicuously posted in the aircraft where it may readily be seen by passengers or inspectors, and shall be presented for inspection upon the demand of any law enforcement officer, or any official, manager or person in charge of any airport upon which the aircraft shall land, or upon the reasonable request of any person.

Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2017 Regular Session
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