CARES is suitable for ALL children:
Between 22 and 44 lbs
Up to 40 inches tall
Sitting in own seat
CARES and Special CARES are only certified for children up to 40 inches AND 44 pounds. IF THE USER IS TALLER THAN 40 INCHES AND OVER 44 POUNDS, A SPECIAL PERMIT (EXEMPTION LETTER) MUST BE OBTAINED FROM THE FAA. THE USER SHOULD CARRY THIS LETTER EVERY TIME HE FLIES. FOR STEPS ON HOW TO APPLY FOR THE FAA EXEMPTION LETTER.
* The FAA permit is actually a letter, (called an exemption letter), which ‘exempts’ a flyer from the FAA rules regarding size restrictions and allows a larger special needs individual to use CARES. This letter may be needed for CARES (if the flyer is larger than 44 lbs and 40 inches), and is always needed when using Special CARES.