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The essential permission for a pilot to be authorized to operate an aircraft in US airspace.

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Is it possible to obtain an STC for single-pilot ops in a jet certified for two pilots?

I have been doing research on whether or not one could realistically obtain an STC for a super-midsize jet certified for two pilots and legally fly it single-pilot. For reference, my chosen aircraft ...
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How can I get flying again after FAA medical rejection for anxiety two years ago?

Post Military Service I was diagnosed with Generalized Anxiety Disorder and put on Zoloft (Sertraline). I had taken it for a while but had not refilled my prescription, and was off the meds with the ...
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What modifications are required for automotive fuel STC?

What actual engine modifications are required to allow certificated piston engined general aviation aircraft to run automotive fuel under an FAA Supplemental Type Certificate (STC)?
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Certification of Aircraft Phone/Tablet Mounts/Holders

I would like to know, whether it is required for such items to be certified for application on genaral and/or commercial aircraft: https://www.rammount.com/part/RAM-B-166-MP1U https://mgfproducts....
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FAA Standards for oral examinations on Practical Tests

What level of detail should be expected from an FAA examiner when administering the oral portion of a Practical Test for adding an additional rating on a CFI Certificate in an Area Of Operation marked ...
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What are the implications of no longer requiring a complex aircraft for the commercial/CFI checkride? [closed]

Are there any other implications for flying Complex Airplane (getting endorsements, etc.) now that the CFI and Commercial Pilot Practical tests no longer require the applicant to provide a Complex ...
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How do CFIs typically determine proficiency for complex and high-performance endorsement?

I'm working on getting checked out in our flying club's Arrow II. Our club's insurance requires 10 hours of instruction if you don't have any retractible time. I've done a few hours with an ...
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Do airlines have to get permission from the FAA if they want to change their livery?

Do airlines have to get permission from the FAA to change their livery? It would be great if someone can throw in some examples where this has happened.
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What's holding equipment manufacturers from going into multicore, RTOS-based equipment?

What's holding equipment manufacturers from going into multicore, RTOS- based equipment? Recently, Rockwell Collins certified its display systems based on RTOS: Lynx Software Technologies, LynxOS-...
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Is there truly no way to get information about medical application status?

I had an event in 2005 that has not happened in the 10 years since. When I went for a 3rd class medical the AME I went to seemed very skittish and wanted to send my records to Oklahoma City for ...
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What are the minimum requirements to pass the FAA medical exam?

What are the requirements like height, weight, sight to pass the medical exam for getting a pilot's license ? Are there any medical conditions that would make someone to fail it? I know daltonism ...
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Why did an iPad software failure cause a return to the gate?

I was amazed to read this which implies that a software failure on iPads caused departing flights to return to the gate. I used to be an avionics engineer up until a point before the current ...
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Does the FAA verify or authorize VFR flight plans?

It's possible (and, at least by AOPA, encouraged) to submit flight plans for VFR flights, but ATC still do not perform many of the services they provide for IFR. Suppose I submit a flight plan for a ...
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How can an international MRO apply for FAA approval?

I own a small maintenance, repair, and operations (MRO) shop in Indonesia. We are having trouble with our customers that required us to obtain FAA approval in order to get order from them. I already ...
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What is required to be an “FAA-qualified helicopter aerobatics pilot”?

Chuck Aaron is the only FAA-qualified aerobatic helicopter pilot - How'd he do it? What requirements does one need to meet in order to perform aerobatics in a helicopter? Specifically, the training/...
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How are evolution and variants of aircraft considered by certification authorities?

Recently, both Boeing and Airbus launched "new" aircraft as a modernized version of their respective best sellers (B737MAX and A320neo). To narrow the question down, I will consider the A320 and the ...
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Should I report my cured mild PTSD in the FAA medical certification application?

I am a combat veteran who was diagnosed with moderate Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after getting out last year. I decided to seek treatment and, upon reevaluation, am now at a very mild ...
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What is a SAAAR / RNP AR instrument approach?

I understand that a SAAAR / RNP AR is a "special" approach and that special approval is required to even get the approach plate, but what exactly is it? Aspen is an example of an airport that has one....
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What is the process to get a simulator FAA certified for IFR training?

Assuming I've got the hardware and software that meets the FAA requirements for a BATD (Basic Aviation Training Device), what is the process I would go through to get the simulator certified?
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Has the FAA ever granted anybody a license honoris causa?

Say, anybody who made an outstanding contribution to technology, flight methodologies, etc (for example, the Wright Brothers); has the FAA ever issued a license (private pilot, etc.) to anyone that ...
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Can a person with Type 1 Diabetes get a medical and learn to fly?

A friend of mine has had Type 1 diabetes most of his life, and has it well under control. How does he go about finding out if he can get his medical and learn to fly?
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Is FAA approval required in order to fly an RNAV SID/STAR for a private aircraft operated under FAR Part 91?

I know that under FAR Part 135, specific approval is required for an RNAV SID/STAR (given via an OpSpec), but what about Part 91? Does the aircraft/pilot have to be approved, and if so how is the ...