There are lots of "you need this..." comments, but I'm wondering what is required, legally, by the FAA? A Commercial Rating, of course. Flying for money and all. A Taildragger Endorsement because the plane will probably be a TD. A High Perf Endorsement because the plane will have over 300hp and very likely electric flaps - but maybe not cowl flaps. But the FAA doesn't care about Insurance, does it? And really it doesn't care about the chemicals either, does it? I mean in their statutes. The Chems have state and fed guidelines, of course, but beyond the purview of the FAA. Are there other ratings or certifications involved under the FAA?

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    $\begingroup$ From the context it is obvious you want to be a crop duster, but would you mind clarifying what you mean by "Ag Application"? Is this something you apply to the FAA as a prerequisite for employment? Because otherwise just what you listed ought to be all that is needed from their standpoint. Of course your prospective employer would have to agree... $\endgroup$ – Michael Hall Aug 7 at 0:21
  • $\begingroup$ I'm told it's not called Crop Dusting anymore. $\endgroup$ – Leroy Aug 7 at 1:01
  • $\begingroup$ I already said I realize it requires a Commercial Ticket. In fact, I said "Commercial Rating" of course" So, no, it's not a dupe of that question which we already know. $\endgroup$ – Leroy Aug 7 at 1:22
  • $\begingroup$ Perhaps the other question isn't an exact dupe but the currently accepted answer does point you to AC 137 in addition to answering the certification part. I don't know if you've already read that but it's probably what you're looking for. And as that answer mentions, a commercial certificate is not required for aerial application if it's on your own crops. $\endgroup$ – Pondlife Aug 7 at 1:35
  • $\begingroup$ So if your answer is simply "go read 137" I can do that. I was hoping someone would actually know the answer. So far the first answer said "what you listed ought to be all that is needed" which I kind of opened with, but was hoping someone would actually know. $\endgroup$ – Leroy Aug 7 at 2:11