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Questions tagged [eu]

The European Union (EU) is a political and economic union of European member states. Use this tag for questions about aviation within the EU, but remember that the EU does not include all European countries, and several countries are members of EASA but not the EU.. For questions about the ...

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How to handle seeing someone online claiming to be a pilot or pilot in training, who one feels shouldn't be flying, in the EU?

Suppose that on some aviation-related Internet discussion forum, one comes across contributions from a user who claims to either be training for a pilot's license, or to have a pilot's license. ...
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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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Why is the aiming point distance shorter in the US vs. Europe for long runways?

In essence, if you compare EGLL and KJFK (but it works for other airports too) you would see that US airports generally adhere to the rule of 1000 ft in distance between threshold and aiming point ...
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How much do '1,500 total hours with 500 multi crew hours' cost in Europe?

This company offer a 'fast-track' modular course which, in their words: Our speciality is the training of pilots with no flying experience to become Fastrack airline ready pilots by means of ...
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How does the safety record of a Cessna 152 compare to a jetliner in Europe?

I have a fear of flight and I'm working on it. There is an airfield about 40 minutes from me and they offer flying lessons in a Cessna-152 for around 140 euros per hour. Pretty reasonable I think. So,...
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Safety regulations for take off spectators around airports?

In a Greek island, an A320 blasted a child ten meters away, during take off. It was with his family outside the airport (Greek src). I wonder what are the regulations, if any, for how much people are ...
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Are ASR and PAR approaches commonly used in Europe?

How common are ASR and PAR approaches these days? Are they still practiced anywhere in Europe?
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Where can I find data on the number of single propeller aircraft currently in operation in the EU and US?

Are there publicly available data for aircraft registered in operation? Specifically I am looking for number of single propeller aircraft in US/EU, ideally with aircraft types as well. However, any ...
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Are customs stops required for private flights within the Schengen Area?

I would like to make a VFR flight from Switzerland to Germany and Germany to France and then France to Switzerland. For the first step: Switzerland to Germany I know that I have to fill a custom ...
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Flying VFR in uncontrolled airspace, what to do if one spots an apparently out-of-control fire on the ground?

Suppose I'm flying VFR in class G (uncontrolled) airspace, monitoring the local CTAF frequency while doing so. Maybe I'm alone in doing circuits around the local airport, or maybe I'm practicing ...
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Which countries in Europe allow for the use of Pilot-Controlled-Light?

In Europe is very uncommon to see this feature at airports due to the local regulations in different countries, but still some are allowed and use this system. What countries allow for its use? Please ...
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Is there a database of European surveillance radar installations?

Does anybody know a link to a database or appropriate webpage where I can find the locations of surveillance radar installations in Europe?
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Why are visual approaches (in the US) preferred by US pilots, but not European pilots?

I listen to ATC a lot and often hear airliners cleared for visual approaches in the USA. Interestingly, if it's European airliner pilots they deny the visual approach and request ILS even if they are ...
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Where to find approach plates for European aerodromes? [duplicate]

Where do I find the approach plates for European aerodromes? Is there a website intended for pilots updated and certified from the authority?
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What is the current status of the deployment of RNP 1 and RNP 2 airspaces and approaches in Europe?

Is there an overview of the deployment of RNP 1 and RNP 2 airspaces and approaches in Europe? I'm looking for a map, that shows this information. Maybe even 'special' solutions that are not quite RNP....
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Can you recommend IFR material for Europe?

Is there a European equivalent to the FAA's "Instrument Flying Handbook" and "Instrument Procedures Handbook" that will illustrate how to fly different procedures in accordance with ICAO PANS-OPS Doc ...
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What can I learn before I actually go to flight school (Austria)?

I am currently occupied with a large project which basically eats up all my money but will be done in a year or so. After that, I would like to get my PPL. So I am currently out of money but do have ...
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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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How does the training for an EASA license from the US compare to that from Europe?

My plan is to work as a commercial pilot in Europe. But, I heard that the training in Europe might be more expensive and harder than in the US. For example, to get your PPL you have to face some 1000 ...
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Why has the European Union banned several airlines?

The European Union does not permit the entry of several airlines in any of its member states. It does so to ensure the safety of its own airfields, as it feels that management of several airlines is ...
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Why EU/US airline checked baggage allowance limited at 32kg?

For most full services on EU/US airlines, the permitted weight of each of the checked baggage allowance is 32kg. It is similar for the routes operated by non-EU/US airlines, even though their overall ...
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What mental health standards must a candidate meet in order to qualify for a pilot's medical certificates?

What are the mental health standards (if any) that a candidate pilot must meet in order to qualify for a medical certificate? Answers for Canada, the US, and Europe would be particularly interesting ...
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Is it enough for crossing/ascending/descending IFR-flights to adhere to the separation minima?

The separation minima in Europe are in general 5NM lateral or 1000ft vertical. If the safety distance is too small, there is a conflict (loss of separation). When both aircraft are on the same track, ...
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Is there such a a thing as a single European pilot's license?

The pilot licensing process in Europe seems to be rather, well, complex... I've heard of JAA, JAR-FCL and now apparently EASA licenses, although EASA's website says otherwise: the Agency is not ...
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What are the Single European Sky (SES) and Functional Airspace Blocks (FABs)?

Air Transport World is reporting that the European Commission has initiated legal proceedings against Germany, Belgium, France, the Netherlands and Luxembourg; for not implementing FABs by the ...
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Are US pilots permitted to carry & use their firearm in countries where guns are illegal?

On the question of Are pilots armed?, one thing this made me think is: for the few that are armed, are they allowed to bring their weapon into, for example, the UK? What is the procedure? Does the ...
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Are the airport “taxi” plans available online?

Whenever I sit in an aircraft and we taxi around the airport, I wonder how exactly is the airport organized, for example, the arrangement of the taxiways and runways. Is it possible to locate airport ...
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How do the European ATC strikes affect us as pilots?

So every once in awhile I see an article talking about the air traffic control strikes in Europe like this one: European air traffic controllers to strike. How does this affect me if I am flying ...
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Is there an online source for European Instrument Approach Procedures?

The FAA offers instrument approach procedures on their website free of charge (FAA Charts). Is there a similar site provided by EASA or the EU?