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How can I find the area situated under an airport traffic pattern?

For a given airport (general mix of traffic & runway setup/configuration), how can I determine/define which areas around the airport can expect to be situated under the traffic pattern for that ...
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Do helicopters have to pay landing fee?

Is there a landing fee for helicopters? I ask because since they usually don't use the runway hence doesn't cause maintenance costs for the airport I would imagine they have at least a different fee ...
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Runway edge and center line lights spacing

We use the number of visible lights on a runway edge/center line to estimate the RVR in LVTOs. So, what is the minimum/maximum spacing between runway edge and center line spacing ? Where do we find ...
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Are ICAO airport codes starting with X-ray valid?

The Wikipedia page on ICAO airport codes currently states that ICAO airport codes do not begin with I or J or X or Q and later In Russia, Latin letter X, or its Morse/Baudot Cyrillic equivalent Ь, ...
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Help geo locate this specific spot

I came across this picture online and the info I could obtain is that it is near the Taipei Songshan Airport. However I couldn't find the specific spot on google maps. Any idea what is the specific ...
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Is TSA Pre check a security risk?

As we have seen through history, many times, despicable acts of terror and violence have been committed by just "normal" unsuspecting people, that for whatever reason (hate, outburst of ...
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Are Aerodrome Reference Code used only for Airport planning purposes?

Excerpt from Annex 14-Aerodromes "1.6.1 An Aerodrome Reference Code - code number and letter - which is selected for aerodrome planning purposes shall be determined in accordance with the ...
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Where are some of the most challenging airfields in the UK?

I fly Microlights and am used to short strips, I can land at airfields such as Brown Shutters and Clench Common without much strain. What are some of the most challenging airfields in the UK for light ...
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What does "NON-COMPLIANCE WITH FAR 157" mean for an airport?

I was looking up the airport in Gorham, New Hampshire (2G8) on SkyVector and noticed it had a line that said "NON-COMPLIANCE WITH FAR 157". I know FAR 157 concerns what is needed to build, ...
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Is there any estimate of the number of cargo aircraft which can be handled and accommodated per hour at Chitral Airport in northern Pakistan?

I am working on a modeling case study in which I am using a realistic disaster response operation situation after a major earthquake in Chitral, Pakistan. In this regard, I am using Chitral Airport as ...
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What is the difference between the numbering of the same gate?

What is the difference and purpose of having two taxilines for the same gate where one would be numbered gate 60 and the other 60A. (Shown above: KSLC Gate A19 with A19A besides it)
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What is the "Model TA-M" I marked in yellow in the table?

What is the "Model TA-M" I marked in yellow in the table? I think it represents a weather chart, but I don't know if it's an abbreviation or what the explanation is. The table image was ...
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What does the expression (For VOR/ILS/MLS, give VAR) in the table mean? Because VAR (magnetic variation) value is not given in the table

What does the expression (For VOR/ILS/MLS, give VAR) in the table mean? Because the VAR (magnetic variation) value is not given in the table. The table image was taken from the AIP Turkey document for ...
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What do "Secondary power supply/switch-over time" and the corresponding values in the table mean?

What do "Secondary power supply/switch-over time" and the corresponding values in the table mean? I have no idea about the statements I marked in yellow in the table. I would be glad if you ...
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What exactly is LDI (Landing Direction Indicator), what does it look like, where should it be, how does it work and how do pilots use it?

What exactly is LDI (Landing Direction Indicator), what does it look like, where should it be, how does it work and how do pilots use it?
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What do "NAC Dynamic" and "ASFT" mean according to the image in the LTAF AIP document?

What do "NAC Dynamic" and "ASFT" mean according to the image in the LTAF AIP document? I found out that ASFT stands for "Airport Surface Friction Tester" but I don't know ...
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What do "AFS" and "LTAFYDYX" mean according to the image in the LTAF AIP document?

What do "AFS" and "LTAFYDYX" mean according to the image in the LTAF AIP document? I found that AFS stands for Aeronautical Fixed Service, but I don't know what it does and the ...
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Is the airport a "No Man's Land" if I remain in the plane?

I have a daughter who lives in South Africa. I want to pick her up for Christmas Holidays but South African immigration wouldn't issue me a visa. Can I land with a private jet and remain inside the ...
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Why is the first letter of Kosovo's airports "B"?

Generally, the first letter of ICAO airport codes indicates the region an airport is in. There are a few exceptions, though most can be easily explained. However, I have not been able to find any ...
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How common is the use of "quick-set asphalt" on runways such that flights may begin just a few hours after paving?

In the DCist's August 8, 2023 At DCA, Crews Race Each Night To Repave A Bit Of Runway Before The Next Day’s Flights they describe how runway repaving at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) ...
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What does 3 blinking red lights on a small aircraft indicate?

I live by Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Tx and have lived here 18 years and was also Airborne in the Ay and I just saw a small private aircraft fly above me with 3 flashing lights with 2 on ...
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What were the downstairs gates at ALB used for?

I was recently traveling through ALB and I noticed two downstairs areas with small gates that looked like they had not been used for a while, can anyone tell me what they were for?
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What happens if the current ICAO method disagrees with double wheel/dual tandem etc?

Is the old U.S. method (a weight max for each landing gear kind) simply ignored? Planes with 3, 12, 14 and 22 wheels are common after all but gear types with those numbers often aren't listed. If the ...
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Are IAPs designed around an average barometric pressure for an airport?

When implementing IAPs, is atmospheric conditions taken into consideration? For example, for any given airport there will be varying atmospheric pressure. This will slightly affect the DH and DA. How ...
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Is there a way to see what aircraft are based out of an airport?

Is there a software solution to determining what aircraft spend the majority of their downtime at an airport? Or perhaps aircraft with journeys that start and stop at a particular airport more than 60%...
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What does MALSR stands for in an IFR chart?

I was going through PPL Jeppesen (I am a student pilot), and I was wondering if you could help me out by telling me the meaning of this. Been looking in different websites and other literature, but I ...
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Why is there a blue square on top of the 2Q9 airport symbol?

What is up with the sectional symbol for Dyer (2Q9)? Why is there a blue square on top of it?
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Can we use "stand" as a verb in aviation?

Is it correct to use "stand" as a verb and as an equivalent verb to "park" in the context of an airport?
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What does 'category' mean in the NEW NAVAID menu of the Airbus FMS?

I tried to create a NEW NAVAID in the Flight Management System because I was simulating a flight to an airport that is not in the database of the FMS. What Category is Airbus referring to in the MCDU ...
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How can I determine the home base of a German-flagged aircraft?

Is there any way (lookup on website, database etc. or other means) how to determine the home base of an aircraft, specifically for an aircraft registered in Germany.
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Why would a plane opt out of flying through a class bravo?

High performance planes that depart Chicago Executive are always vectored to the left of departing towards O'Hare airspace. They than loop around the airport until above O'Hare airspace and continue ...
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I would like to find details of N41JA, an aircraft that flew in the 1970s

I acquired a large group of photo negatives this week mainly of aerial photos from the 1970s in the northern California and San Francisco area. One of the photos has a plane with number N41JA. I ...
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Is it suspicious or odd to stand by the gate of a GA airport watching the planes?

Would it be likely to be seen as odd or suspicious for someone who is not a pilot to stand outside the fence around a GA airport in the US watching the aircraft?
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What is the meaning of “next frequency” in PDC?

When we get pdc we see next frequency,For example 121.4 Sometimes it is the frequency of clearance,but sometimes is the frequency of departure. WHY?Which frequency should it be?
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Why are there 6 airports that straddle the Canada–US border?

I read on the Wikipedia page for the Avey Field State/Laurier Airport: Also known as Avey Field State/Laurier Airport, it is one of six airports that straddle the Canada–US border. The others are ...
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Is this blue one called 'threshold? Or 'runway threshold bar?'

Is this blue one called 'threshold? Or 'runway threshold bar?' in FAA?
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How are air routes created?

How are air routes created? Does it need ‘approval’ from another country? Nepal seems to have built several new international airports without air routes (or having to use the old one to TIA) and it’s ...
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Why is PCN (Pavement Classification Number) not included in Jeppesen Terminal charts?

Pavement Classification Number goes hand in hand with Aircraft Classification Number (PCN/ACN). To calculate ACN, it is required for destination airport surfaces such as runway, taxiways & aprons ...
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How to determine QNH zones like New Zealand did?

I saw a file stating that New Zealand has 11 zones and was wondering how it was determined and divided, does anyone have any idea? the paper offers a short description that doesn't cover much ...
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What is a "cell phone parking lot"? [closed]

This question about sirens refers to a "cell phone parking lot." I know use of cell phones is prohibited on planes; is this true in most of the airport as well?
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What does this star symbol mean in the airport chart?

I know that there is no unidentified beacon because it is not in the circle, because the star symbol inside the circle represents the unidentified beacon. So what does this star symbol mean?
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how can someone view fuel shortage alerts?

Quoting https://www.kvue.com/article/news/local/new-jet-fuel-tanks-at-austin-airport-will-be-built-as-planned-after-split-council-vote/269-d7490d00-01f7-4330-9026-71f619f7ad8b , Airport leaders have ...
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Visa Requirements for GA

I'm planning to take a flight in a small airplane around the world, which means I will have to stop to refuel in various countries. The countries I am particularly asking about are Turkey and Iran. If ...
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How should I act after landing in big airport

So I have a PPL, in the time of my education I did some touch and goes in international airports, but never parked there. I am planning now to fly to Dresden Airport from Prague, and I am a bit ...
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Holding position marking/signs

I thought that ILS holding positions marking are used only on taxiway but this runway seem to have them too. What is the usecase of using both the standard holding position marking(here yellow with 4 ...
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When it comes to private airports those marked on sectionals with (Pvt) what frequency's do they use if any at all

As the title says for private airports and planes that fly in and out of them is there a frequency that they use and if so where can it be found?
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US NOTAM Office disclaims foreign NOTAM accuracy or completeness?

United States NOTAM Office disclaims foreign NOTAM accuracy or completeness. Aircrews are highly encouraged to check host nation sources for supplementary NOTAM information. Source What does mean ...
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While descending some pilots put local pressure long before reaching transition level?

Isn't this risky? I thought once they pass transition level they should change to local pressure... But is this not risky to put local pressure qnh before... risky in terms of separation wheter ...
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If while landing ,a surface inversion occured close to the ground would atc or atis know?

A change in temperature, pressure and many factors might happen in a surface inversion.Thus affecting landing performance and calculation.The local peessure might change suddenly as well...
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Is there a benefit or advantage of decreasing the transtion altitude or transition level? [duplicate]

Some counrties have high transition altitudes and transition levels while other countriea have low ones.
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