Pilots and Aircraft Owners
Pilots are licensed by the Federal Aviation Administration and you can search a national database to find information on an individual pilot. The FAA also has a database on registered owners of aircraft.
The Landings website has databases for locating information on federally licensed pilots; owners of aircraft; maintenance reports on particular aircraft filed with the FAA (which are called Service Difficulty Reports); accident reports filed by the National Transportation Safety Board, and airports. Go to:
At the main page click on the link at the top for Databases. At the new page, on the left select:
- Certifications - Pilots - for licensed pilots, searchable by name.
- Registrations - US - for registered owners of aircraft, searchable by a name or by the registration number (N-number) of an aircraft.
- Reports - SDRs - for service difficulty reports on mechanical problems of aircraft, searchable by registration or N number.
- Reports - NTSB - for accident reports on aircraft by the National Transportation Safety Board.