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"Commercial operations" means any operation of an aircraft for compensation or hire, or any services performed incidental to the operation of any aircraft for which a fee is charged or compensation received including, but not limited to, the servicing, maintaining, and repairing of aircraft; the rental or charter of aircraft; the operation of flight or ground schools; the operation of aircraft for the application or distribution of chemicals or other substances; aerial photography and surveys; air shows or expositions; and the operation of aircraft for fishing. "Commercial operations" also means the brokering or selling of any of these services but does not include any operations of aircraft as common carriers certificated (certified) by the federal government or the services incidental to certificated operations.

Note: Shared expense flights as defined in the Federal Aviation Regulations are not commercial operations as defined in parts 8800.3100 to 8800.4600.

Statutory Authority:

MS s 360.015; 360.018; 360.03; 360.90


30 SR 215

Published Electronically:

October 2, 2007

Official Publication of the State of Minnesota
Revisor of Statutes