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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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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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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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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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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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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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Why is the Airbus A320 permitted to carry 180 passengers, instead of the maximum 179 allowed?

The EASA regulations give the following requirement for number of emergency exits: If then the Airbus A320 is certified to carry 180 passengers, it seems to me that it falls just outside the minimum ...
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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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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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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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Is there a limit of how close a runway can be to the water?

Somtimes planes can either come up short or overrun a runway, ending up in the water. Is there some limit for how close a runway can be to the water? Does it factor into the runway safety area that ...
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When is a sailplane a sailplane?

A simple question that I could not find an answer to: When is a sailplane a sailplane (from a regulatory point of view), especially a powered one of the TMG (touring motor glider) variety? EASA has ...
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What responsibility does a pilot have for people on the ground when making an emergency landing?

Recently, a Cessna made an emergency landing on a crowded beach in Portugal. The two occupants of the aircraft did not sustain any serious injuries, but two people on the ground died. A couple of ...
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Am I allowed to take a liferaft onto a commerical flight?

I am planning on taking my aviation certified life-raft (Revere Aero Compact liferaft): "Raft inflates automatically in less than 30 seconds with self-contained CO₂ inflation system" on a ...
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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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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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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 is required to fly privately from a region with high levels of the ebola virus (Nigeria) to the UK?

My dad will be flying us in a private aircraft from Nigeria back to the UK. I know that he has been in touch with someone from the UK about this, but since I wasn't present for the conversation I'm ...
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Can I become an aircraft technician if I have color-blindness?

Are there any restrictions imposed by any aviation-authorities that would prevent a color-blind person from becoming an aircraft technician?
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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 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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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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Does European airspace use the metric system?

I figured this was probably a no brainer, since Europe uses the metric system, I assume the airspace does... But then I remembered that aviation likes international standards, and I know the US uses ...
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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 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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Can an air traffic controller refuse to give service to an aircraft based on moral grounds?

Today I learned about a Twitter account that tweets arrivals and departures to/from Geneva, of aircraft used by dictators. I was wondering if an individual air traffic controller could refuse to give ...
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Is ETOPS satisfied solely by range circles?

Consider a scenario where an airplane is operated on an ETOPS 180 route where the ETOPS alternate is open, available and above minima, but there is terrain between the route and the airport which ...
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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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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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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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What is allowed with the new EASA SPL license?

Are you allowed to fly for profit with SPL? If I have understood correctly, SPL is to LAPL(S) as CPL is to PPL, but with no extra requirements over LAPL(S), but I have problems believing this. ...
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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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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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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 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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Is the taxi route omitted in low visibility (LVP)?

This video shows an auto land into Schiphol during bad weather / LVP (Low Visibility Procedures). After reporting vacated, the ATC instruction is quite short (around 2:45). Simply the gate number. (I'...
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Is it possible to fly an EASA registered airplane with an ICAO license?

Is it possible to fly an EASA registered airplane with an ICAO license? My problem is the following: I have obtained my ICAO PPL license in Argentina with 52 flight hours but currently I live in ...
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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 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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Can small children be seated away from their parents/guardians on a flight? [closed]

I am interested if there is any law or regulation which prohibits carriers from seating children in a seat not adjacent to their parent/guardian? I am flying with a group of 17, which includes 2 ...
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Are conditional line-up clearances still valid if the referenced traffic initiates a go-around / missed approach?

Suppose you are the captain of Big Jet 345: Big Jet 345, behind landing Boeing 757, line up runway 27, behind Behind landing Boeing 757, line up runway 27, behind, Big Jet 345 Now suppose the ...
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What is the EASA definition of night time?

EASA requires pilots to log separately night time and night landings in the personal logbook. Now, I'm not sure in which period of time a landing is a night landing and flight time is night flight ...
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Does EASA require airliners to be fitted with autopilots?

For EASA OPS requirements, must an airline transport airplane be fitted with an autopilot system?
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Can a modified aircraft be imported and certified in the US?

Aircraft can be brought into the US and be made airworthy by FAA standards. What about aircraft legally modified in other countries? For example, there is a new STC to put a Rotax 912 into Cessna ...
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Can European (or more generally, non-US) airspace users airfile IFR flight plans?

In the US, there are two ways to airfile an IFR flight plan: Call Flight Service on the radio via the nearest FSS RCO and ask them to file the plan Ask the ATC entity you're talking to for a "pop up" ...
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Is it a mistake or standard procedure to lit the landing lights only on very short final?

Yesterday I was spotting at Barcelona International (LEBL). I noticed that at least two airliners were approaching with their landing lights OFF, just to light them on very short final (about 0.4NM ...
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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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When airspaces adjoin vertically, which airspace class does the shared flight level or altitude belong to?

Airspaces have a lateral and vertical boundary, which results in airspaces adjoining other and thus having a shared vertical boundary. Which airspace class do these shared vertical boundaries belong ...
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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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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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