While assigned to authorized Coast Guard duty, any aircraft shall be deemed to be a Coast Guard aircraft, a public vessel of the United States, and a vessel of the Coast Guard within the meaning of sections
647 of this title and other applicable provisions of law. Subject to the provisions of sections
831 of this title, while assigned to duty, qualified Auxiliary pilots shall be deemed to be Coast Guard pilots.
Based on title 14, U.S.C., 1946 ed., § 266a (Feb. 19, 1941, ch. 8, title I, § 7A, as added Sept. 30, 1944, ch. 453, § 4,58 Stat. 760).
The last clause of said section is eliminated because it might be construed to exempt planes of members from being licensed according to law.
Changes were made in phraseology. 81st Congress, House Report No. 557.
1996—Pub. L. 104–324reenacted section catchline without change and amended text generally. Prior to amendment, text read as follows: “Any aircraft, while assigned to authorized Coast Guard duty shall be deemed to be a vessel of the Coast Guard within the meaning of section
646 of this title.”
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