Questions tagged [caa-uk-regulations]

Questions dealing with regulations promulgated by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) of the United Kingdom.

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What steps do I need to follow to use my PPL for income?

So I am currently taking my PPL because flying was always a passion. But, as I am sure all who do such can relate, it is an expensive license to hold on to. None the less we go through simply for the ...
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What type of license do you need to solo a glider in the UK?

What type of license do you need to solo a glider (cross-country) in the UK? Wikipedia states that: There is no government-issued licence at present, but EASA regulations will require one by 2015. ...
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How does the regulatory body CAA link to aviation? [closed]

How does the regulatory body CAA link to aviation?
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How does the UK declaration for FAA pilots work?

I came across http://publicapps.caa.co.uk/docs/33/SRG2140_Issue02_Enabled.pdf This seems to suggest that an FAA PPL doesn't have to go through any exams / checkride / etc (other than the rudimentary "...
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What are the requirements for a small jet type rating in the UK?

Just out of curiosity, how would one go about getting a type rating for a small, twoish seater jet (for example the Viperjet Mk2) in the UK? I've had a brief look but cannot find anywhere that offers ...
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Are the CAA and FAA Class 1 medical certificates equivalent?

Is the CAA medical class 1 certificate equivalent to the FAA class 1 medical certificate? How so? Or does one have to convert to the FAA license in order to achieve the medical certificate?
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Is it the tower's purview to recall an aircraft from the runway for loading the wrong cargo?

On August 17, Ryanair flight FR 11 entered the runway after already being delayed for 1.5 hours, only to exit at the first available opportunity. After being jokingly welcomed to Stansted from where ...
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What is the difference between an Instrument and Equipment?

In an aircraft, what things is an instrument and what things is an equipment? For example the ILS, is the Antennas located in the runway considered to be an instrument or an equipment? Or is there ...
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Does a line up and wait instruction clear me to backtrack the runway?

I had an interesting occurrence at the start of a recent flying lesson, at an aerodrome with ATC service. We were holding at A and completed our power checks. We hadn't requested nor been offered an ...
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What does “Where AOC requirements are redundant to AAC requirements, or more detailed, the AOC requirements will be followed.” on Part 7 of CAR

Does it mean, The requirements for AOC are no longer useful to AAC, AOC will be used?
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What does “leave clear on its left” mean in UK regulations relating to collision avoidance on non-runway landings?

This doesn't seem to be plain English, could someone explain this with a simple example for me please? I'm not sure what 'Leave clear on it's left' means, and it's not clear whether the subject of the ...
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What are the eyesight requirements for LPPL/LAPL in the UK?

I am a UK resident, and I am interested in learning to fly. Unfortunately my eyesight is not great, and I don't believe I meet the requirements for a PPL. From my research, it seems the medical ...
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Are pilots over the age of 65 allowed to act as PIC for ferry flights between the UK and Canada?

I have been informed that I'm not allowed to act as PIC for a ferry flight to and from the UK for a Canadian commercially-registered transport aircraft that I currently fly in Canada for charter ops. ...
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What license woud an ex-military aircraft (E.g, L-39) go under according to the UK-CAA, an EASA licence or a non-EASA license?

I've been looking around for the sale of ex-military jets, to own and fly, namely an Aero Vodochody L-39 Albatros, and so out of interest had a look at the CAA website for infomation on licenses, ...
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Do I have to notify someone or file a flight plan for a private flight in the UK?

Say I have a private pilot's licence (PPL) and I want to go on a flight, say from Stapleford (ICAO: EGSG) to Damyns Hall Aerodrome (ICAO: EGML). What would be the procedure for the journey i.e. would ...
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What are the minimum requirements for passing medical for PPL?

Where can I find the UK requirements to pass the medical exam for a PPL? Basically I would like to check my health and all the requirements with any doctor - I have health insurance plan, and when I ...
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What are the rules in the UK about overflying built-up areas for fun?

I live in North London. It's not like we don't have a fair amount of noise pollution from the sky, with helicopters, and jets landing at LHR with a stupidly shallow glide path angle. But in addition,...
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Why did the CAA not use Monarch aircraft to repatriate stranded Monarch passengers?

This week Monarch airlines went bust, leaving hundreds of thousands of passengers stranded abroad. The CAA has been secretly planning for some weeks a repatriation 'airlift' in case the airline ...
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How do I convert my FAA PPL to the equivalent in the UK / Europe?

I am returning to the UK and want to convert my FAA PPL to a UK PPL. Does anyone know the process for doing this? I am getting lots of conflicting information.
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Do I need to use an airfield to take off or land a powered paraglider?

Most aircraft require a runway to take off and land, however powered paragliders simply attach to the pilot's back, requiring the pilot to run a few metres to take off. The landing distance is also ...
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How are registration numbers assigned?

I'm surprised this hasn't been asked before but I could find any question on here for it. Who picks the tail number for a new aircraft? Is it automatically assigned by the authorities you are ...
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What are the rules in UK law on carrying dangerous goods on drones?

If I wanted to use an unmanned drone for carrying potentially dangerous cargo like car fuel, what would be the legal requirements of this in the UK? For example, lets say I wanted to carry fuel in ...
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What procedures are followed for a planned landing in a field?

If an aircraft was making a planned landing in a field/sports ground/other large flat area what landing procedures would be followed? My thoughts are that it would be very similar to a non-towered ...
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what are the CAA rules on eye surgery?

I've been assessed and hired as cabin crew member by Easyjet in UK, on the 26th april I will have my medical assessment. 2 weeks ago I did a PRK refractive laser surgery for myopia correction. Today I'...
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Is “Tally-Ho” used in ATC radio communication, specifically in the UK?

This question Are "Tally-ho" and "no joy" acceptable ATC terms for civil operations? concerns the use of the phrase "Tally Ho" to mean "target in sight" in civilian air-traffic-...
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Can I fly a quadcopter over 50m above a property I don't own according to the UK's Dronecode?

I have a question about the law on flying quadcopters equipped with a camera in the UK. The dronesafe.uk website states that drones are not to be flown within 50m of any property or people that you do ...
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To what extent is remuneration under a PPL enforced in the UK?

I came across this, How do PPL, CPL, and ATPL compare? and was intrigued by the fact that a PPL cannot fly for any payment whatsoever. To what extent is this enforced? An example scenario would ...
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Who can carry out airworthiness inspections?

My understanding is that aircraft regularly have inspections for defects just like cars in the U.K. have an annual MOT test to check their condition and safety. My question is, who can do these ...
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When there is a holding pattern assigned by a civilian airports ATC, do military aircraft get first priority over landing?

When a military aircraft is landing at a civilian airport, and a holding pattern is in place, do military aircraft get to skip the que, or join in earlier in the holding pattern?
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Travelling at faster than mach 1, how sharp could Concorde turn to avoid injury to passengers?

To avoid injury to passengers (too many G's) was there a max 'sharpness' of the turns it made when travelling at certain speeds?
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What is the significance of the 10,600 lbs MTOW limit?

I recently noticed that several airplanes have MTOWs very near or exactly 10,600 lbs. That was an interesting phenomenon to me because I am familiar with the 12,500 lbs MTOW regulatory limit on ...
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What is a listening squawk?

A NATS video recommends the use of a listening squawk as one of the means to avoid infringing airspaces. What is it? And what is the equivalent of it outside of the UK? Say in the US.
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Do the CAA's recent changes to medical requirements mean I wasted my time getting a medical?

I'm studying ab initio towards an EASA PPL. To be ready for my first solo, I obtained a class 2 medical certificate earlier this year. I had to take a day off work to do it and spend some cash that ...
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Is there any country that requires window blinds to be open for takeoff and landing?

Does any country legally require the window blinds to be open for takeoff and landing? I'm asking about legal regulations that specifically mention window blinds, not airline procedures or general '...
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What PPL routes are available with gliding experience?

I'm an early solo glider pilot, with the long term goal of also obtaining a PPL (not a LAPL(A)). I am planning to do this after I have obtained at least my bronze badge, which I aspire to within the ...
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Should you read back the QNH from an ATIS broadcast?

A typical ATIS broadcast includes the QNH ("altimeter" for the cousins). My habit is to read this back since I have effectively been given the setting by ATC and it is required for my startup. For ...
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Which manuals should I study, before flying to France, Portugal and Switzerland?

My crew and I will fly to these countries, and I am accustomed to fly to The USA, but it will be my first time to Europe, and I am studying for the differences. Which documents and manuals do you ...
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What are the rules for “see and be seen” when you suspect a potential conflict in class G airspace?

The airfield I learned to fly helicopters at is in uncontrolled airspace and has an air/ground radio service only. It has a main runway, 07/25 and a secondary runway only used in high x-winds, 13/31. ...
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What are the requirements for an aircraft to be allowed to perform fast taxi runs?

In the UK, are any certifications or particular checks legally required for a retired aircraft to perform fast taxi runs (only)? Would it still be possible to do them if the main wing spars have been ...
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When might an aerodrome contain a public right of way?

My textbook on air law says the following about Rule 41 of the Rules of the Air:- A person shall not, without permission, go onto a part of an aerodrome provided for the use of aircraft. This ...
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What is the authority in the UK?

Is the United Kingdom subject to the EASA's authority or the CAA's (Civil Aviation Authority) authority?
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How do I locate a list of restrictions that would prevent a pilot from flying in the US?

I have a privacy preserving technology that could conceivably help prevent the Germanwings crash of 2014. The idea would be there is a long list of issues that would prohibit a pilot from flying ...
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What are the rules in the UK about attaching a GoPro camera to the outside of an aircraft?

Is it fully legal to have a GoPro attached to the outside of the aircraft during flight, in the UK? I've heard mixed answers, but I don't want to try it until I've got confirmation.
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Can I use a LAPL/PPL issued by the UK CAA to fly outside Europe?

Will the Light Aircraft Pilot License (LAPL) or Private Pilot License (PPL) be enough to to be able to fly to other countries outside Europe?
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Is an eclipse considered 'night' for regulatory purposes?

A partial or total eclipse is as dark as twilight, but only for a short period. Does it count as night flying for regulatory purposes? I'm looking for a UK answer, but information about the US is ...
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What exactly is a UK IMC rating?

In chat, falstro mentioned the "UK IMC rating" and described it as "a lighter version of an instrument rating, allows enroute IFR, but no approaches or departures" (although to be fair he also said ...
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What is the maximum altitude allowed to fly a model plane/helicopter in England?

What is the maximum altitude I'm allowed to fly a model plane or helicopter in England?
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Practice Pans - are there any genuine reasons not to use them?

I'm a low time PPL. In my personal opinion, practice pans, perhaps one or two a year, are a good thing. Practice in a procedure that builds confidence removes one more item from the pucker factor ...