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

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Exceeded myopia limit on UK CAA Class 1 Medical, am I still eligible?

I am 17 and this may sound stupid but my vision in my left eye is -4.50, and my right eye is -7. My right eye exceeds the limit of -6 by just 1, I am following off the UK CAA guidelines as I hope to ...
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CAP 413: Callsign-first replies in UK RT procedure?

Taking a UK Flight Radio Telephony Operator Licence course and have fallen into a rabbithole. From CAP 413 edition 23 (the CAA's Radiotelephony Manual): 2.48 The placement of the callsigns of both ...
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PPL H - Previously logged hours from the past towards CAA and EASA after Brexit

I have 50+ student hours in rotorcraft from about 8 years ago in the UK under the CAA. I am now looking to restart training in Europe for a dual EASA and CAA license. I've been told that because my ...
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Where is it defined (in UK law ideally) when a glider is in flight during what period, start and stop?

This seems to be a standard question but at least two of us should know, cannot find a definitive source, CAP393 seems not to have any text that refers. Any help gratefully received.
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Why is the 5G rollout a problem in the USA but apparently nowhere else?

The FAA is concerned that 5G cell phone signals could adversely affect radar altimeters on aircraft. This is because 5G signals are in the 3.7 to 3.98 GHz range, while radar altimeters operate in the ...
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What medical history questions are asked for a UK Class 1 Medical?

For anyone who has been through a Class 1 medical in the UK, when they run through your medical history what sort of questions are they asking?
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In what airspace may gliders fly in clouds in the UK without an IFR flight plan and without contacting any air traffic control facility?

In what airspace may gliders (sailplanes) legally be flown in clouds in the UK without an IFR flight plan and without contacting any air traffic control facility? Also, how high does this class (...
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Can I legally own and fly fighter jets in the UK?

I’ve seen a similar post, but it applied to America. Could I own and fly a BAE Systems Hawk T1 in the UK? What kind of regulations are there? Obviously it would have to be unweaponised but I was just ...
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Why does the UK CAA medical questionnaire need to know hair colour?

The CAA (UK Civil Aviation Authority) application for a medical certificate asks for hair colour. Why? Are there any diseases / conditions more prevalent to particular colours? Most of the questions ...
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Could I hold both an EASA license and a UK CAA license?

With all the ongoing mess with Brexit at the moment, I'm trying to figure out the wood from the trees so to speak. However there seems to me a bit of mass confusion with it all. I'm just wondering if ...
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Why does the UK CAA restart its page numbering with every new chapter of their CAP publications?

Every CAA Publication (CAP) seems to restart its page numbering when starting a new chapter. Does anyone know why they have decided to do this? For example, the CAP413. Instead of a logical page ...
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Can an unserviceable component be fitted on a serviceable aircraft for a maintenance check?

I was doing some reading on aviation regulations and I wanted to understand from an expert whether the following situation is allowable or not. I have reviewed EASA continuing-airworthiness guidelines ...
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What is the 'Deconfliction Service'?

High Speed Flights 2.36 - When receiving an ATS surveillance service, certain ex-military aircraft types have been granted a CAA exemption from the Air Navigation Order requirement to fly at an ...
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Can a Pilot hold multiple foreign licenses and practice the privileges of it in each country?

Is it possible for a CASA CPL holder to convert to both an FAA and CAAUK license and hold all three at the same time? Would the pilot then be qualified to exercise the privileges of the CPL in ...
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If an aircraft is not IFR-equipped nor the pilot IFR rated, is it possible to get a border country to grant access from their CAA authority?

This could also apply to neighbouring countries that are just over water like UK-France, Canada-US (Lakes). Basically, a VFR flight only with permission granted from that country (if that's possible?...
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What deviation from the official flight path is allowed during takeoff and landing?

Our local airport is currently going through CAP1616 and permanent airspace change consultations. Considering take off and landing flight paths: what degree of deviation is allowed from the official ...
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Is Touring Motor Glider included in the term "aeroplanes"?

The EASA definition goes as follows: ‘Aeroplane’ means an engine-driven fixed-wing aircraft heavier than air, that is supported in flight by the dynamic reaction of the air against its wings. ‘...
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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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