Code of Federal Regulations

Title 14 - Aeronautics and Space
Volume: 3Date: 2021-01-01Original Date: 2021-01-01Title: Section § 121.597 - Flight release authority: Supplemental operations.Context: Title 14 - Aeronautics and Space. CHAPTER I - FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (CONTINUED). SUBCHAPTER G - AIR CARRIERS AND OPERATORS FOR COMPENSATION OR HIRE: CERTIFICATION AND OPERATIONS. PART 121 - OPERATING REQUIREMENTS: DOMESTIC, FLAG, AND SUPPLEMENTAL OPERATIONS. Subpart U - Dispatching and Flight Release Rules.
§ 121.597 Flight release authority: Supplemental operations. (a) No person may start a flight under a flight following system without specific authority from the person authorized by the operator to exercise operational control over the flight. (b) No person may start a flight unless the pilot in command or the person authorized by the operator to exercise operational control over the flight has executed a flight release setting forth the conditions under which the flights will be conducted. The pilot in command may sign the flight release only when he and the person authorized by the operator to exercise operational control believe that the flight can be made with safety. (c) No person may continue a flight from an intermediate airport without a new flight release if the aircraft has been on the ground more than six hours. [Doc. No. 6258, 29 FR 19222, Dec. 31, 1964, as amended by Amdt. 121-3, 30 FR 3639, Mar. 19, 1965]