Questions tagged [easa-regulations]

EASA maintains the aviation laws for most of Europe. It contain rules pertaining to everything aviation-related: pilots, aircraft, maintenance, flight training, airlines and other commercial operations, the marking of obstacles and buildings, etc.

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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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What happens at a ramp check when I forgot my license and medical?

I wonder what happens if I would get ramp checked and don’t have my license and medical with me. Especially in EASA territory. Anyone ever had this case?
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Are there regulatory documents to carry medical kits and defibrillators on-board?

Are there any regulatory release documents applicable for carrying medical kits and defibrillators on-board a commercial airliner? For example for: Components, you are required to have an EASA Form 1 ...
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Does simulator time count towards Flight Time Limitations under EASA?

Does flight time in a FFS (Level D) count towards the maximum flying hours permitted under flight time limitations? e.g. you spend 4 hours in a simulator. Do those 4 hours come off your maximum flying ...
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How to convert an EASA ATPL(H) IR to ATPL(A)?

If you are holding an EASA ATPL(H) IR, how can you convert it into ATPL(A) and would you be able to credit your heli hours? As I've 400 hours and it would get longer to build hours with ATPL.
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Can a Greek EASA Part 66 License be converted to a German EASA Part 66 License?

I want to convert my Greece Part 66 license to a German Part 66 license. What procedure do I have to follow?
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How many thousands of flight hours does it take to certify a jetliner?

How much time in flight hours does it take for a civilian aircraft (the Airbus A350-1000 for example) to get its certification from say either FAA or EASA? To make the question more practical, I used ...
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Is the US certification process for airliners shorter or longer than in other countries?

I was researching information regarding the competitiveness of different government certification organizations (FAA, EASA, etc) and the processes (Amount of time, costs, etc) to get their nations ...
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Why is a straight-in approach not allowed to RWY 07 at Cluj (LRCL)?

Here's a VOR approach for runway 07 at Cluj (LRCL). On the lower left side of the chart you will see the "Straight-in" OCA(H) as N/A and then a "Circling" OCA(H) of 2540 (for ...
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Can a private pilot land at any category of airport?

I'm aware that commercial pilots require special training for landing at Category C airports (e.g. Innsbruck), but I was wondering if, as a private pilot I could land at an airport such as this, ...
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What is the minimum runway surface friction coefficient?

After calculating the friction coefficient for an asphalt runway pavement through a test, how to know if it’s acceptable or not? In other words, hat is the lowest acceptable value for friction ...
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What limitations are there in restraining unruly passengers under EASA rules?

Today I saw this tweet: American Airlines passenger was duct taped to her seat after she tried to open the plane door, then bit a flight attendant. I showed this to my father (a commercial pilot) ...
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Can I get an EASA Class 1 medical with high astigmatism?

I have high astigmatism (5 dioptres) and myopia (under the limit). Is it possible to acquire a Class 1 medical certificate? If I recall correctly, it's up to the ophthalmologist to judge whether I ...
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Is an aircraft maintenance diploma under EASA recognized for studying in the US?

I have a diploma certificate of aircraft maintenance engineering but I studied under EASA. So can I study and take the Bachelor degree in the USA without restarting all my study?
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Can I pass the EASA ATPL exams by studying FAA materials?

If I have the theoretical knowledge required for an FAA ATP, could I use that knowledge to pass the EASA ATPL exams?
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Why isn't transition altitude standardized in Europe?

In the US, the transition altitude is standardized at 18,000ft, however in Europe it is different for every airport. Why is it not standardized like it is in the US? I could see situations where ...
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Can you become a pilot with an Asperger syndrome diagnosis in Europe?

I have the diagnosis results for Asperger syndrome (scored 177 out of 76 required to get the diagnosis). Are there any regulations in Europe that can stop me from achieving my life goal: To fly ...
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What is the maximum range over open water with twin-engine to require dinghy in EASA?

What is the maximum range for a twin-engine aircraft to fly over open water before having the requirement for flotation devices (vests / dinghy) under EASA-rules?
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What documents do I need to take a German airplane outside of Schengen but still within the EU? [closed]

What kind of documents are required for customs or police if one flies out of Schengen (in this case a German-registered aircraft) and lands in a non-Schengen state within the EU?
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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 are the EASA myopia limits for civil flight certification, class 2?

I want to start procedures to get a flight medical certification (class 2). I am not sure about myopia (short-sight) limits. In some resources I read that there are no limits, and you can wear glasses....
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Do regulations require electronic checklists to be displayed on a cockpit screen or EFB?

As per regulation is it required to have the checklist (Normal and Emergency (drive by any alert)) as a part of the Cockpit Display System or EFB?
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What is the speed limit in European airspace?

In Did this aircraft illegally exceed 250kts below 10,000ft? it was mentioned that unlike here in the US, EASA does not have a 250 kt. speed limit below 10,000 ft. So does this mean that are we ...
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What does it mean to have a SIC limitation on your medical class 1

Is there anyone who knows what a SIC limitation on your medical would mean? I found out on the EASA documents that it stands for "Specific medical examination pilot". But what exactly would ...
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Can I get an EASA class 1 medical if I am red/green color blind?

When I got the Class 2 certificate(one week ago), AME told me that I am red/green color blind and the certificate is valid by day only. Is it possible for me to pursue an aviation career and pass the ...
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Since when did European regulations require the ability to suppress alerts?

Thanks to @Gerry's comment on a recent answer of mine, the 2011 ruling on the FAA's amended 14 CFR § 25.1322 mentions: Adopting this rule also harmonizes flightcrew alerting standards between the FAA ...
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Is the time spent flying in a Sailplane concidered a valid flight hour for a LAPL / PPL license?

I live in the Netherlands. In order to get a Light aircraft pilot licence (LAPL) license 30 flight hours are demanded, A private pilot licence (PPL) requires to have 45 flight hours. flying in a ...
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Do I have any authority over airspace above my land?

With all this talk about drones flying around and delivering parcels for the merchant websites, I'm wondering from a "landlubber's" perspective, how much say I have over the airspace of my private ...
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Are return springs on a carburetor throttle mandatory or not?

In many GA aeroplanes throttle control is connected mechanically to the throttle of carburetor via a cable. I read in some AFMs that in case of a cable failure, return springs will open the throttle ...
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Can passengers use headphones during takeoff and landing? [closed]

On a recent flight from KBP to KIV operated by Ukraine International Airlines (aircraft B737-800) I was asked by the flight attendant to remove my headphones both during takeoff and landing. Is ...
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Is there a regulation that defines when to use QFE or QNH for landing?

Is there an EASA regulation that says to use QFE or QNH when landing?
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What are the EASA external aircraft lighting requirements for day/night/VFR/IFR operations?

I have attempted to decipher the EASA rules related to non-commercial small aircraft external lighting requirements (for a pilot) for the various types of flight, and I can only find the MEL for ...
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Can I revalidate my EASA PPL outside the EU in a non-EASA aircraft?

I'm trying to re-validate my EASA PPL licence, registered with the Hungarian CAA. I asked the CAA but I did not get a clear answer. I meet the criteria for re-validation based on experience, but it ...
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What is the maximum interception angle for ILS when on radar vectoring?

Some time ago when I was designing the approach radar module for the ATC simulator for HCAA, the spec was very clear that the limit had to be placed at 45 degrees. So I took it for granted and I didn'...
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IFR training in the free route airspace

The free route airspace is spreading in Central Europe, consuming routes and decomissioning VORs. There are no routes left in the high airspace, and some of the FIRs keep a few low (up to FL95) RNAV ...
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Why are aircraft not equipped with nose cargo doors when being converted from passenger to cargo variant?

I'm trying to find any substantiation / design justification why none of the OEM/STC holders are able to provision nose cargo doors on A321 / B757 / B767 / B777 fleet as part of P2F (passenger to ...
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What is a "frozen ATPL"?

I've heard the term "frozen ATPL" and it seems to be some kind of limited EASA ATP certificate. What exactly is a frozen ATPL? What privileges does it give the holder? How is it unfrozen to become - ...
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When does ATC contact the pilot for a frequency change?

Usually, when the aircraft enters a new flight information region for example, ATC will ask the pilot to enter a new frequency. I'm curious about when they do. Is there a rule about it (in an IFR ...
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How are "Local Flights" defined in European regulations?

Looking at some Greek aerodrome information charts, I discovered that there are airports with the designation "Local flights not permitted". I speculate this is because the areas are near ...
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How long is the EASA ATPL theory exam valid?

I got the JAA CPL and IR and ATPL theory examination in Spain in 2009. They are all expired by now. I didn't renew them until now because I'm flying with the CAAC license and got 3600 hours experience ...
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When do my EASA ATPL exams expire? [duplicate]

so I finished my ATPL exams in July 2019 and started in April 2018 . I just want to know in EASA when do my atpls expire ?
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Is the EASA RT License valid internationally?

I am planning to get a PPL license in Czech. As part of the PPL license I should get a RT License (in English, not Czech). Is that license is international? I mean, if I want to rent an Airplane in ...
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Does it matter in which country I obtain my EASA Part 66 AME licence?

I have completed EASA Part 66 B1.1 exam modules (some from the UK CAA and some from the German 147 organisation). My queries are: Can I apply to any member state (e.g., Belgium, The Netherlands, ...
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What is the impact of lack of stereoscopic vision on a first class medical in the EU? [duplicate]

I have just completed aero-medical examination for first aviation class. I was refused due to the lack of stereoscopic vision. In the book with squares with circles in 3D, I saw only 4/9. The medical ...
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As a US citizen living in Europe, must I use a trust as the owner of an N-reg aircraft?

I have found lots of information online about European pilots owning and flying N-reg aircraft using trusts set up in the US. I live in Europe, but I'm a US citizen, so must I also set up a trust ...
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What is required for an EASA pilot to fly an airplane with retractable gear, flaps and variable pitch prop?

Here is the FAA's complex airplane definition: A retractable gear (not necessary for a seaplane). In-flight adjustable flaps; and. A controllable pitch propeller. How is this airplane defined under ...
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What is the accepted ADS-B quality indicator value from EASA/FAA?

I'm doing research that has to do with the ADS-B quality indicators. With the ADS-B quality indicators I've received, I want to compare them with EASA's or FAA's requirements for each ADS-B Version (...
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Are both RVR and visibility minimum required for CAT I ILS?

Is it required to have both RVR and visibility to be more than minimum for ILS CAT 1 or one of them is acceptable. If both required which one has priority.
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What's the minimum legal height in Europe for a low pass at an airport?

Does anyone know in which document I can find the legal minimum height for a low pass at an airport, assuming the pass has been approved by ATC? I have been discussing this topic a lot with several ...
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What is the relation between the EASA Light Aircraft Pilot Licences and the Private/Sailplane/Balloon Pilot Licences?

The EASA licence and ratings requirements pages list: PPL(A) - for aeroplanes PPL(H) - for helicopters SPL - for gliders BPL - for balloons which match: LAPL(A) - for aeroplanes LAPL(H) - for ...

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