Every FSDO has a different story. OK City is probably the most bureaucratic and the slowest. I went through SLC for my airworthiness, which in the end seemed reasonable, but my DAR was a retired Safety officer from that FSDO and had been doing EAB inspections
on the side for a number of years, so he had a good rapport with the Salt Lake FSDO. Best to find someone like that who can walk you through the steps. It is well worth paying them for the help.
From: main@Q-List.groups.io <main@Q-List.groups.io> On Behalf Of Kidd, Robert L [US] (IS)
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Whether or not you can re-register it, may depend on who you get hold of at OK City. If you can’t re-register it, you can probably still get it registered as a different aircraft.
I bought a de-registered Falcon XP (N536AA). I called OK City and was told I could re-register it. I rounded up an FAA Bill of Sale from last registered owner, filled out appropriate forms to register, and sent it in. I did get a call about it, and apparently
they did call the last registered owner to verify. I did have to go through the process of applying for re-issuance of Airworthiness Certificate. A long dance with the FAA, but successfully registered it and still have it.
John Lewis (Ogden Utah EAA chapter) bought a de-registered Q2 out of Florida. He was told he would be unable to re-register it because it had been “scrapped”. They did allow him to apply for new registration as a new plane built from parts, and he was able
to acquire the same N# for it, so he has a successfully registered aircraft that was formerly de-registered.
Ping me off line if you have specific questions about my experience.