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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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I have a European EASA license - what do I need to do to be allowed to fly in the US?

I own a PPL(A) license following JAR-FCL. Recently, this license has been exchanged for a European EASA license. My training was on a motor glider (TMG), I do not have ratings for SEP, but TMG and ...
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Is someone holding an EASA PPL (A) allowed to operate a "November" registered aircraft in Europe?

Is someone who holds a current EASA PPL(A) allowed to operate an FAA "November" registered aircraft in Europe? Of course I'm talking about a type of aircraft and of operation he or she would be ...
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Can I get an EASA Class 1 medical if I have monocular vision?

I have monocular vision (amblyopia). In the USA I can get an FAA first class medical via a SODA waiver. Can I get an EASA Class 1 Medical issued with the same monocular problem? I would be applying ...
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Are there any EU/EASA regulations surrounding aviation software?

A great question's been asked: Is there any U.S. / FAA regulation that could apply for aviation software? This is interesting to me as a programmer and aviation enthusiast, but being based in the UK, ...
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How many type ratings are pilots allowed to hold at once?

I think i've read that the B787 has a common type rating with the B767 and B777. But I also think I've read that pilots are only allowed to fly two types of aircraft at a time... So when they go to ...
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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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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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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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Does taxiing time gets considered in a pilot's flying hours?

Basically the title. This could be referenced to US or European rules.
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What are the requirements for a 'complex' airplane?

Requirements for 'complex' airplane seem to vary between regulators and between pilots, so let's have this settled once and for all. What is the definition of a 'complex' airplane as defined by FAA ...
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Did this aircraft illegally exceed 250kts below 10,000ft?

As far as my knowledge goes: There is a 250 kt speed limit under the altitude of 10.000 feet. This screenshot seem to show an aircraft below 10.000 feet and traveling at 285 kts at the time i captured ...
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How are aviation regulations treated on a global stage?

I know that the two large aviation regulatory authorities are the FAA and EASA, but every country also has its own civil aviation authority. Focusing on airliners that need to operate all over the ...
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What is the correct phraseology for declaring a fuel emergency?

If I am pilot, approaching my destination airport and realise that, after landing I will have less than 30 minutes of fuel remaining, how exactly should I express this when communicating with ATC? ...
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How does a national ATC make money?

I was reading last week of the public listing of the Italian ATC provider. In the article it is said that If successful, the IPO would mark the first listing of a European national air traffic ...
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What licenses/endorsements or type ratings do you need to fly a fighter jet?

As the title says, what endorsements and licenses do I need to obtain before I can legally fly a decommissioned single seater fighter jet or trainer jet (like a L-39 Albatros or even a F22 when the ...
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How do I renew/revalidate my lapsed JAR PPL?

I obtained a JAR PPL in 2003 and flew regularly for a few years afterwards. My last flight as Pilot in Command was around 2006 and as I have not kept up the required number of hours per year since ...
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What does "share a type rating" mean?

The Boeing 787 shares its type rating with the 777, but what exactly does that imply? Surely it cannot mean any 777 pilot can just jump into a 787 and fly it. While being similar, the 787 has some ...
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Can hours at an FAA flightschool be credited to an EASA PPL?

Does anyone know if it's possible to put FAA flight school hours towards an EASA (UK/CAA) PPL? I've heard answers from "NO" to "Of course" and everything in between, but am struggling to find any ...
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Which airplanes are exempt from Europe's 2015 CPDLC (Link 2000+) requirement?

In February 2015, all flights above FL285 in EU airspace are required to have CPDLC/Link 2000+. However, I have been told by an avionics provider that some aircraft types are exempt from the ...
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Which types of aircraft are required to carry ELTs?

According to regulations and recommendations from the FAA, ICAO or other aviation organisations, what types of aircraft are required to carry Automatic Fixed Emergency Location Transmitters (ELT(AF)) ...
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What are the lowest authorized minimums for each ILS category?

I have been recently told that ILS minimums were changed some time ago. Could anyone tell me what the lowest authorized ILS minimums are for CAT I, CAT II, CAT IIIa, CAT IIIb and CAT IIIc? I'm ...
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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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Why would a flight no longer considered airworthy be redirected like this?

I ran across this tweet covering the saga of Smartwings 1201, a 737 MAX 8 that was apparently redirected from Prague to Ankara after the MAX was grounded by the EU. (flightaware.com) It seems like ...
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How late can a landing clearance be given?

I regularly fly VFR in an (EASA-) airport where the tower is sometimes rather busy and the frequency full which led a few times to me receiving landing clearances as late as 10-20ft AGL above the ...
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What are the requirements to convert an FAA certificate to EASA/JAA?

If a pilot holding a US certificate wanted to convert it to an equivalent EASA (JAA?) certificate, what training, flight experience, and exams are necessary to obtain equivalency? Does the process ...
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Why are sidestep ILS minima not used in EASA-land? (specific example: EGKK)

If you are not aware, London Gatwick (aka EGKK) has a setup with a primary air carrier runway and a backup runway immediately next to it, such that only one runway can be used at a time. The main ...
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Is there a European equivalent of VFR Flight Following?

In the US, Flight Following is a radar service provided to VFR aircraft on a best-effort basis. Controllers provide traffic advisories but they don't issue clearances or instructions and the pilot is ...
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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 flight regulations prohibit sleeping on the floor of an airliner?

During a recent trip in a Finnair A350, a couple traveling together was occupying 1 row of three Economy Comfort seats. During the 12 hour flight, one of the couple stretched out on the seats, the ...
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What additional aircraft equipment is required to fly a US registered airplane in Europe?

If I want to take an airplane to Europe, what additional aircraft equipment is required beyond the US requirements? For instance, I know that we need 8.33Khz spacing radios, what else is there? Also,...
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Does laser eye surgery prevent me from getting an EASA pilot licence?

I am a masters student in Germany and I am very much interested in pilot training. I had a laser eye surgery (LASIK) 3 years ago. I heard that people who got it are not eligible as a pilot. Is this ...
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Are you allowed to do your entire PPL on a medium-sized jet aircraft from day one?

I'm wondering if say, hypothetically, I had a friend who had a large aircraft (e.g. Learjet), could I do my PPL hours on it from day one, or is there anything stopping this?
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How can I keep my IR currency outside the USA?

I am an FAA PPL/IR holder living in Spain. My IR license was issued in May 13 of 2016, it has been over 6 months so now I need to log my 6HIT with a safety pilot. Is it possible to complete the ...
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Are there any training maneuvers that are only allowed when flying with a flight instructor?

My understanding of dual instruction training with a flight instructor and a student in a cockpit is, that certain maneuvers, that else would be not permitted, are okay, e.g. simulated engine failure ...
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Which European (EASA, EU) regulation corresponds to US FAR 91.13 on "careless or reckless" operation of aircraft?

The US has 14 CFR 91.13 about "careless or reckless" operation of aircraft, as a sort of catch-all for activities which are not explicitly prohibited by the regulations but which are still a bad idea ...
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Are there experimental aircraft regulations in Germany?

The title is the question. Are there any special regulations regarding experimental aircraft in Germany (or the EU)? Those "special regulations" would (hopefully) be looser set of regulations in ...
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Which airplanes are required to have a Flight Data Recorder in Europe?

I know that not all aircraft are required to have a Flight Data Recorder (FDR) in Europe (for instance, a small single-engine airplane doesn't need one), but many are, and depending on the age of the ...
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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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Can commercial air traffic operate from uncontrolled airport, airspace?

Are there any airports with scheduled services where big jets (say 737 or A320) or wide bodies regularly operate without control tower? Are there any rules (EASA FAA) for this? If controllers go ...
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What airplanes can I fly with an EASA PPL license?

Weird as it might seem, I'm not 100% sure what airplanes I can fly with an EASA PPL(A) license. During the training the instructors would tell me that I can fly airplanes up to 2000 kg MTOW and 5 ...
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What is defined as "day VFR" under EASA rules?

I received a document where it it specified that the flight relevant for such document can only take place in "Day VFR" conditions undear EASA regulations. Is this connected to VMC? What does EASA ...
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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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What system is there in the UK to prevent collisions between small aircraft?

I met someone the other day who owns a small plane and he was going to fly from Cambridge to the Isle of Wight. I asked him whether he had to file a flight plan and he said no. Just wondering ...
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Why do GA pilots in Europe operate N-reg (US) aircraft?

When I read articles or blogs online about GA flying in Europe I get the impression that it's not unusual for European GA pilots to have FAA licenses and fly N (US) registered aircraft. I've never ...
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When will Europe allow phones (to communicate) on planes?

Currently USA has allowed phones to be used in commercial flights, is there a similar ruling coming to Europe or will my mid air Bluetooth battles have to wait?
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What is the minimum distance allowed between planes in flight, in Europe?

What is the minimum vertical and horizontal distance allowed between aircraft operating in European airspace? (This linked question is the US-specific equivalent of what I am asking about European ...
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Is there a maximal time to pass a type rating?

Let's say you begin a type rating for a long haul carrier (e.g. A350 or B787) at day 1. After few days, your training stops due to external causes (airline paying your training bankrupt, all aircraft ...
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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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Does the EASA LAPL(A) have a FAA equivalent?

I have an EASA LAPL (A) fixed wing pilots license and would like to know what the equivalent FAA license would be.
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Fine for operating not single-pilot certified jet with one pilot

Are there any clear-cut fines for flying an aircraft like a Global 5000 which is not single-pilot certified by a single pilot? And what would be the probability of being caught and how would they ...
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