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.

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Does the large 6-pointed star on a sectional warn of dangerous radar facility?

I cannot find an explanation for this symbol on the chart legend. Example: near BAB, Beale AFB, on the San Francisco Sectional Chart, does it warn of the dangerous radar facility? Source: skyvector....
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Where are “standard taxi” instructions published? [duplicate]

Example: at KATL (Atlanta), the ground control sometimes gives taxi instructions as "standard taxi"; Where is that defined? Delta 2732 27-Right Lima Charlie "Standard Taxi." In that case, from a ...
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How is the missed approach point (MAPt) of an APV or Baro-VNAV approach defined?

I've been trying to distinguish between the MAP of the different approaches, but APV/Baro-VNAV is what I keep getting stuck on. Any help would be much appreciated!
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Does the FAA have risk targets for specific activities?

Does the FAA have or publish goal values for various risks? I'm looking for something that says (e. g.) "We rate passenger airline flights as 'safe' if there are fewer than X casualties per million ...
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Can i get A&P course materials in .pdf format? [closed]

I would be very grateful if you provide me any material about A&P basic course for mechanics.
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Are the PW1100G and PW1400G engine series not certified by the FAA?

I was digging around the FAA type certificate data sheet (TCDS) database and I could not find the entries for the PW1100G and PW1400G engines series. I then went to the EASA TCDS database and both of ...
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Are there any aircraft that were grounded and later approved for flight?

Last year the Boeing 737 Max 8 was grounded after two fatal crashes. Historically, are there any other commercial aircraft which were grounded (due to safety issues), and later “fixed” by ...
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What is the FAA's official stance on logging illegal flight time?

To preface my question, I want to discuss the reality that with the number of people and flight operations, there are surely cases where pilots have mistakenly flown under conditions in which it is ...
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How was the endurance test in the Cessna 172 legal?

The flight in the Cessna 172 lasted around 64 days with two pilots switching to fly the plane. To my knowledge both FAA and EASA have rest periods which pilots have to follow. Also the refueling was ...
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When does the FAA require OEM involvement for the approval of an STC?

There appear to be many instances when companies modify aircraft (or introduce after-market systems) without the involvement of the original equipment manufacturer (OEM), up to conversions of ...
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Why do I never see fighter jets on sites like FlighRadar24 and ADBSExchange.com [duplicate]

On ADS-B Exchange they even have a filter option for military aircraft, and it will show all kinds of transport, mid-air refuelers, helicopters, and even training aircraft like the Texan, but I don't ...
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After hernia surgery, what do I need to do to be cleared to exercise the privileges of my PPL?

After hernia surgery, what do I need to do to be cleared to exercise the privileges of my PPL? I recently had hernia surgery in the past few weeks and just had my follow-up appointment with my ...
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Do check rides completed by part 141 schools with self-examining authority count like normal check rides for CFI renewal and gold seal?

Some schools have self-examining authority issued by the FAA. Do check rides completed in this manner count the same way as a standard check ride for the purpose of CFI renewal and gold seal ...
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Does a CFI need an Instrument Rating

https://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/retrieveECFR?gp&n=14y2.0.1.1.2&r=PART#se14.2.61_1183 The or below is very confusing. Doesn't it mean I need an Instrument rating or one of the things that ...
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Can one fight medical rejection due to depression noted 14-15 years ago?

My husband's dream was getting his private pilot's license which he just got in August. He was diagnosed with depression about 14 years ago and in medication less than a year. He has been great since ...
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Is the weather depiction chart still relevant for exam and oral checkride purposes?

It looks like the weather depiction chart is being phased out. It can still be found here:https://www.aviationweather.gov/flightfolder/products?type=radar, but for the purposes of FAA exams, orals etc ...
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After passing a checkride, can I get the plastic certificate card by visiting the nearest FSDO?

As you know, it takes more than 30 days for the plastic certificate card to be delivered. I know that right after passing check-ride, the temporary certificate is given but I need a plastic card to ...
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What is the proper way to update the time enroute in an EFB system without the assistance of any GPS technology?

I remember training with paper nav logs and the student would have to update the actual ground speed based on time between two waypoints in a flight. In an EFB, what is considered the proper way to ...
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Where can I find current downloadable tower, ground and approach frequencies for USA airports?

I have searched the FAA site and cannot find a spreadsheet with current freqs for airports, only incomplete lists. Online flight planning tools must get query-able current freqs on a monthly basis, ...
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Flight Training for Aliens and Other Designated Individuals implies training CAN be provided if less than 12500 lbs

https://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=8f1e373546be51a6a88f9e27aa02d7eb&mc=true&node=se49.9.1552_13 This one implies we can't train until we hear back from the TSA Category 1—Regular ...
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When can a CFI provide endorsement training to non citizens

For example: Complex, High performance, Tailwheel as laid out here: https://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/retrieveECFR?gp&n=14y2.0.1.1.2&r=PART#se14.2.61_131 It is not recurrent, because it doesn't ...
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How can an helicopter end up with the same tail number than an airplane?

For example, take N133AA. https://www.jetphotos.com/registration/N133AA shows American Airlines photos from the 90s and an helicopter from this decade: The FAA only shows the helicopter registry: ...
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How are the TRACON location IDs determined?

Most of the TRACONs in the US are colocated with a control tower. The location IDs of these match their airport IDs, which makes sense. There are also several TRACONs that are not located at a ...
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Is there a reason why it would be a good idea to log ATD and FTD time separately?

Historically, I have a column in my logbook that is "Ground trainer", which encompasses all flavors of flight simulators/legally recognized training devices. I encountered a student passed to me by ...
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Is it allowed to let the engine of an aircraft idle without a pilot in the plane. (For both helicopters and aeroplanes)

Is it allowed to let the engine of an aircraft idle without a pilot in the plane. (For both helicopters and aircr). Would there be a difference between a C172 and a 737?
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How does ceiling relate to IFR and VFR?

I'm working on a Python script that takes in metar data and decides if an airport is VFR/IFR/MVFR etc. This is the website that I'm getting the info from: https://www.aviationweather.gov/metar/data?...
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What are ATC-side procedures to handle a jammed frequency?

A few days ago, I was flying into my base airport in the USA with a control tower, and something/someone was jamming the frequency with what the tower thought was a hot mic after I had established ...
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Using a Foreign-based FAA license while getting permanent license

I am an American Expat who got my EASA PPL(A) license while living abroad. I am about to move back to the US and looking into a permanent conversion to an FAA license. Per I have a European EASA ...
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Why would an airport be depicted with symbology for runways longer than 8,069 feet even though it is reported on the sectional as 7,200 feet?

This airport, KMKO, Muskogee-Davis Regional in Oklahoma southeast of Tulsa is depicted on the sectional chart with symbology normally reserved for airport with a hard surfaced runway longer than 8069 ...
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How long does it take to issue an FAA medical certificate?

How long does it take for the FAA to issue a medical certificate? Exam was 7/23 and haven’t heard anything since.
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What kind of waypoints/routes are used to prepare a flight plan in practice?

I have noticed that FAA provides data delivery service where both waypoints and ATS routes are available to download. By looking at the files, I realize that there are a variety of waypoints and ...
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Can a non multi-engine rated pilot get a complex endorsement in a multi-engine aircraft?

I was wondering if a pilot with only an SEP can get his/her complex endorsement in a multi-engine aircraft? I would guess not but since I didn't find any clear info or FAR that sates you can't, I just ...
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Why does the FAA not support UL102 (formerly 100SF) unleaded av-gas as an alternative to 100LL fuel?

The specifications for UL 102 are described in this Wikipedia article. The fuel appears to exceed the specifications of 100LL in octane number and energy per unit volume although the fuel weighs 7 ...
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What is the procedure to appeal an FAA DPE who conducts exams in a manner that conflicts with certification standards?

Does the FAA have a formal process to allow applicants and instructors to appeal a DPE who does not conduct pilot examinations in a manner consistent with the ACS/PTS guidelines? If yes, how does ...
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Conversion of Pilot's license from Transport canada to FAA post minor heart attack

My husband got his license back in Canada but wants to move to the US, FAA is giving him a hard time in conversion. Is it even possible?
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How to convert an EASA CPL(H) to FAA CPL(H)?

I just finished my CPL(H) license and was just wondering if it is difficult to convert your license to an FAA (or TCCA) license. Do you have to do additional exams or check rides? It's hard to find ...
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Asymptomatic Cavernous Malformation been approved for Class 1, 2 or 3 Medical?

Anyone here with a asymptomatic cavernous malformation been approved for PPL, CPL or ATP? Recently was concerned with the symmetry of my eyes changing. Opthamologiest ordered an MRI that incidentally ...
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Does TSR (Time Since Repair) Need A Reset After A Clean/Inspect/Test Workscope?

So I am a little unclear on what the regulations recommend. Say you have a component that has a Restoration (Ignore the nomenclature) workscope but it is strictly an Inspection/Cleaning/Testing ...
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What's the MTOW I can fly with a PPL?

I thought there was a limit but I can't remember and can't find it anymore. So with an US PPL, what would be the maximum takeoff weight that an aircraft would be allowed to for me to still fly it? ...
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Is it Ok for co-pilots to snooze? [duplicate]

What are the policies on long flights and taking shifts sleeping between 2 pilots? Could a pilot set the cruise control and alarm during any flight?
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who owns the abbreviated name of an airport [closed]

is the name of an airport such as LAX the act of the FAA or the ICAO? from reading, it looks as though the process starts at the ICAO as a recommendation, then is adopted by the FAA?
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Aircraft Registration for 2015 Flight? [duplicate]

Back in 2015, I flew on 4 flights with Delta Airlines. I was too young to remember the registrations of each aircraft. Is it possible to look up the tail numbers if I have the date of the flights, ...
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What does “Controlling Object” mean in FAA documentation?

I was examining FAA's legacy files, which contain information for various airspace elements, and I noticed that there is a field in the airport layout file called "Controlling Object", for both base ...
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How may one notify the FAA of the apparent flaw in the airspace design at KEGE?

Several questions and answers have addressed the design of the airspace around KEGE. The situation is perhaps best summarized in this answer -- Can the Class-E-to-surface airspace near Eagle County ...
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Is there a way to hide your name from registration? [duplicate]

OK. Lets assume I got myself a nice Maule and I don't want anyone to know I am the owner. These days anyone can type the N number to the FAA site and learn who owns the plane and lots of other ...
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How can I find out if the FAA has ever sanctioned a pilot?

Is there any easy way to check to see if a CFI or commercial pilot has had past problems with the FAA? The question came to me after an old thread in one of the aviation forums pointed me to this ...
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Is there anywhere I can find examples of letters seeking interpretation of FARs, sent to the FAA Office of Chief Counsel?

Is there anywhere I may find examples of letters seeking interpretation of FARs, sent to the FAA Office of Chief Counsel? What is the appropriate salutation, if one is needed, on a letter to the FAA ...
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To what FAA office or personnel should one direct an inquiry about the reasons behind the airspace design at a particular airport?

The airspace design process is extremely complex. See for example this FAA document, Order 7400.2M. To what FAA office or personnel should one direct an inquiry about the reasons behind the design ...
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What does “still air” mean when planning alternative airports?

When planning for a takeoff alternate, according to 14 CFR 121.617 (1) Aircraft having 2 engines. Not more than one hour from the departure airport at normal cruising speed in still air with one ...
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Is it required to be an ATP and work for an airline to be a Captain?

I'm just curious if the ATP certificate and working for an airline are prerequisites to being a Captain, or could you have such a title as a PPL or a CPL?

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