Stack Exchange Network

Stack Exchange network consists of 174 Q&A communities including Stack Overflow, the largest, most trusted online community for developers to learn, share their knowledge, and build their careers.

Visit Stack Exchange

Questions tagged [faa]

Use this tag for questions about the FAA itself. Questions about FAA regulations should use the faa-regulations tag. The FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) is the agency responsible for regulating and administering the United States National Airspace System.

3
votes
2answers
91 views

How much advance notice does the FAA have to give for a TFR?

I recently heard a story from a friend about a pilot that broke a TFR which was issued after takeoff. This sounds suspicious to me that the pilot had no advance notice of the TFR. Is the FAA able to ...
2
votes
1answer
402 views

How can a CFI renew their certificate with the FAA during the government shutdown?

My CFI certificate expires at the end of the month. I have completed the required Flight Instructor Renewal Course ("FIRC"), but when I called my local FSDO to make an appointment to submit my renewal ...
2
votes
1answer
77 views

How can I acquire an N number that's showing as deregistered?

I'd like to use an N number that is listed as available. But when I request it, it shows as being deregistered. How can I get this number for my aircraft?
0
votes
2answers
67 views

Can the FAA allow a foreign training center to add a type rating to an FAA license?

I have an ICAO license and an FAA one with the same type rating on both. I have done the initial training through the FAA in the US, but was able to validate the sim, training center and the DPE to ...
39
votes
2answers
2k views

How can I find my grandmother's OLD instrument rating documentation?

This is my grandmother, Nathalie Myrtle Brown: The big-eared kid she's posing with is my dad. She has a claim to fame in that she was the first female instrument-rated pilot in the state of Iowa, a ...
2
votes
0answers
63 views

What does the letter J mean at the start of an FAA instrument approach chart identifier?

To identify a specific Instrument Approach Chart in either the FAA Terminal Procedures Publication (TPP), or the Department of Defense (DoD) Terminal Low Altitude (TLA) Charts, the FAA uses what they ...
0
votes
1answer
121 views

List of aircraft which are not certified to be flown by one pilot

Is there a list somewhere, where it says which aircraft are not single pilot certified? My question is motivated by this question: Fine for operating not single-pilot certified jet with one pilot
3
votes
1answer
115 views

Within the US: When, and by whom, is the Transition Level determined/published?

There are several SE Q&As that deal with the terms Transition Altitude, Transition Layer, and Transition Level. The very-brief, paraphrased definition of the Transition Level (TL) is: The ...
0
votes
0answers
42 views

Where can I find exhaustive and current list of ARTCC frequencies?

I found was http://www.milradiocomms.com/artcc_frequencies.html which refers to "update file which resides on the FAA's server". How do I obtain location of this FAA file?
1
vote
1answer
100 views

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?
2
votes
3answers
75 views

What time do NOS IFR Charts expire?

My charts have 13 September 2018 on them. What time do they expire? I thought at Midnight that night local time, but have been unable to find any corroborating evidence.
2
votes
2answers
210 views

Is a first class medical to be an airline pilot eventually possible?

I have a history of ocd and a little depression when I was younger . Up until now I’ve taken a number of SSRIs and finally recently risperidone which I’m almost tapered off of for ocd.I have been ...
6
votes
2answers
308 views

What are these FAA facilities in Seattle doing?

While walking in Discovery Park I discovered this radar dome with FAA notices on its fence. And not far away I cam across this small FAA signed radio antenna and shack. Any idea what these ...
3
votes
1answer
117 views

Are there any places I can take an FAA written test in Japan?

I want to ask FAA in person. But, I was not able to reach them. I tried phone call 8668782498, sent e-mail to local FSDO. But nothing coming back. I guess I have some possibility to take it in ...
1
vote
1answer
90 views

What is a Ground Power Dispatch Switch?

I've been going over the new Master Minimum Equipment List (MMEL) for Textron Aviation Model 500 Series Citations and on page 36 a Ground Power Dispatch Switch is mentioned but I can't find any ...
0
votes
1answer
144 views

Why runway 13L/31R of JFK Airport does not mention any Threshold Crossing Glide Path Height for its reciprocal end?

I am studying FAA's airports legacy file and its corresponding layout data. I noticed that runway 13L/31R of JFK Airport lacks a Threshold Crossing Glide Path Height, as one can also confirm from this ...
3
votes
0answers
112 views

Roughly how frequently do remotely piloted aircraft fly through commercial or general aviation airspace?

According to the Phys.org article NASA flies large unmanned aircraft in public airspace without chase plane for first time: Flights of large craft like Ikhana, have traditionally required a safety ...
1
vote
1answer
455 views

What API can I use to get FAA NOTAMS or will this one I found work?

I am not sure if this is the correct place to ask this because it has to do with APIs with XML/JSON/SOAP, but it also has to do with aviation. I am in dire need to find an API associated with the FAA ...
2
votes
1answer
100 views

What does “RA” mean in the FAA Terminal Constraints?

I'm trying to interpret the Terminal Constraints listed on the Operations Plan Advisory (https://www.fly.faa.gov/adv/adv_spt.jsp). RA seems to be used in the context of weather, but I haven't been ...
1
vote
2answers
334 views

What is the FAA definition of “takeoff” and “landing”?

This question is in the context of commercial flights with passengers. What is the definition of "takeoff" and "landing" phases? Does it include taxi? Is it from lift-off for takeoff? and touchdown ...
4
votes
1answer
85 views

What is the technical name for the “time boxes” on an instrument approach plate?

Some instrument approach plates include a list of groundspeeds and times from the FAF to the MAP. What is the real name for these time boxes?
6
votes
1answer
333 views

Why is runway friction measured at 65 km/h and 95 km/h?

Why do we measure at 65km/h and 95km/h when we do a Runway Friction Measurement? Are there differences?
3
votes
2answers
155 views

How should I interpret this raw SID data from the FAA?

I am trying to make sense of the SID structures from the FAA's 28 day NASR subscription files (SSD and/or STARDP, raw data in txt files), and I have two questions. First, I notice that there are ...
6
votes
1answer
1k views

What does the “D” symbol mean on this instrument approach chart?

What does the "D" symbol mean on this approach plate in the airport diagram section (bottom left of plate)?
0
votes
0answers
25 views

Will there be any more schools added to the AT-CTI list?

The FAA has a list of approved Air Traffic Collegiate Training Initiative schools and I am wondering if any more schools will be approved and added to the list?
1
vote
1answer
87 views

FAA Turbine engine FCU regulations

Does the FAA have any regulations governing the design of a turbine engine FCU? I'm being questioned about an older Beechcraft PT6A FCU - in particular, how can I guarantee that when the power ...
5
votes
1answer
387 views

Why haven't the remaining TRSAs been converted to Class C airspace?

The communication and radar equipment is already in place to provide radar services. ATC staff them. It seems like the biggest investment to get them converted to class C is charting. Why haven't they ...
10
votes
1answer
2k views

How exactly am I supposed to notify ATC when I fly my drone? (UAS)

I recently registered my new 250 class Quadcopter with the FAA under the Part 107 sUAS code. I want to fly within the regulations, and the only one that I'm really unsure about how to abide by is the "...
3
votes
1answer
123 views

What guidance is there for pilots when reporting braking action?

I was listening to "[REAL ATC] Eastern B737 (candidate Mike Pence) OFF RUNWAY at LaGuardia!"(1) and the LGA Tower asks for and receives reports of braking action from several landing pilots. I assume ...
0
votes
3answers
153 views

Does the FAA maintain pilot records from before 1998? [duplicate]

I have held a PPL with an instrument rating since 1999, and I am desperate to continue, but I lost my logbook. Is there any way to get records from the FAA about my total flying time? I contacted my ...
1
vote
2answers
1k views

Are the items in newbie “kits” actually used during or after training?

I want to start training for my Private certificate but I do not want to waste my money. I'm already purchasing an online course for ground school. Generally speaking, are the following used during ...
3
votes
1answer
180 views

Are there airport identifiers assigned to heliports?

FAA databases list multiple Official Facility Names with a given Associated City Name, for example: CITY: Fort Lauderdale FACILITY NAMES: Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International (FLL); BSO Public ...
4
votes
1answer
167 views

What does a numbered dot mean on a sectional chart?

What does this point (125) mean on a Sectional Chart? Is it the field elevation, or just the highest elevation on the area?
4
votes
3answers
1k views

Who checks “Pilots flying without flying licenses”?

One weird thing came to my head In the ground, Everytime you drive an 91 CRX SIR/Civic Si EM1 or ride an Honda Dirtbike There is an possibilty of getting busted by the cops waiting in the temporary ...
3
votes
1answer
212 views

Can a holder of a G4 Visa legally receive flight training and/or acquire a Private Pilot Licence?

I am planning to attend a flight school and acquire a PPL, but I am currently staying in the US with a G4 Visa. Am I allowed to receive flight training legally?
5
votes
1answer
354 views

Where are US FIS-B UAT ground facilities located?

In the US there are Flight Information Services Broadcast (FIS-B) transmitters strategically located to provide WX, NOTAMS and other flight information utilizing the ADS-B infrastructure. ADS-B has ...
4
votes
1answer
328 views

What is the runway holding short line on Taxiway B between B2 and B3 at KFAT for RWY29L?

At Fresno Yosemite International Airport (KFAT), I was instructed to taxi to RWY 29L via B11, B from Signature Support. When passing B3 and approaching RWY 29L end, I noticed there is one holding ...
8
votes
2answers
317 views

How do I find all the frequencies for my local TRACON?

I'd like to program my hand held radio with all frequencies that I can expect to need around my area. Specifically, I'd like to find an official list of all the frequencies used by the local Tracon ...
3
votes
1answer
324 views

How many US airman's certificates are revoked, roughly, per year?

There is a lot of literature devoted to FAA enforcement (see https://www.aopa.org/training-and-safety/pic-archive/faa-enforcement/faa-enforcement) What is the threshold for revocation? The thing that ...
0
votes
2answers
91 views

Which agency issues private pilot certificates?

With which agency would you apply if you wanted a private pilot certificate? Is it FAA (Federal Aviation Administration), NTSB (National Transportation Safety Board), or ICAO (International Civil ...
1
vote
2answers
198 views

Can I take the FAA CFI knowledge exam(s) based on my EASA ATPL knowledge?

One of the requirements to be a flight instructor in the USA is FAA theoretical exams. Can I sit those exams with EASA ATPL theory basis? Also, do I have the right to sit those exams without ...
2
votes
1answer
181 views

Can a UAV over 55lbs legally fly 20 miles off the US coast?

For US aerospace companies that are developing UAVs heavier than 55lbs for application for the DOD, is it possible to test UAVs over the ocean outside what we would normally consider US controlled ...
2
votes
0answers
774 views

What are the differences between an EASA part-66 license and FAA A&P Aircraft Mechanic License?

what is the difference between EASA part-66 license and FAA A&P Aircraft Mechanic License? Are there any reasons for a company or individual to opt for the one or the other or both?
3
votes
1answer
521 views

How does changing the altimeter setting in the US and elsewhere compare?

I have been trying to track down an answer to this question and I stumbled upon this website. Apologies if this answer is already out there. I have seen the FAR regulation, 14 CFR 91.121 - Altimeter ...
8
votes
1answer
527 views

Why is an ATC operational error called a “deal”?

Air Traffic Controllers who lose separation between aircraft call that event a "deal". Why? When the Conflict Alert function was added to the computer system, it reported conflicts to the area ...
6
votes
1answer
374 views

How many active pilots are there in the US? How many are women?

How many active pilots are there in the US? Also, how many active flight instructors are there? Out of all of active pilots and flight instructors how many are women?
1
vote
0answers
94 views

Does the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) provide real-time data feeds and is there a delay?

According to this answer: You can't get real-time data from the FAA without an operational need, and organizations which do receive real-time data cannot legally re-distribute this data publicly, ...
1
vote
1answer
278 views

Can I get my IFR practical and oral examinations directly through the FAA if I can't find designated examiner?

A friend needs to go for instrument and commercial check rides and can't find designated examiner that is local. Can she schedule one at the nearest FAA office?
2
votes
1answer
387 views

Is there a difference between an Area Control Center (US) and a Flight Information Region (ICAO)?

From the wiki page, what I understand is an Area Control Center (ACC), also known as a Center (or in some cases, en-route, as opposed to TRACON control), is a facility responsible for controlling ...
4
votes
1answer
341 views

Is there a list of directs and preferred routes within USA airspace?

In Europe it is possible to find a list of directs which are contained in the Appendix 4 of the Route Availability Document from the Eurocontrol website. My goal is to find the analogous information ...