Questions tagged [faa-regulations]

FAA regulations cover the aviation rules of the United States of America and its territories. This tag should be used for questions regarding requirements or limitations imposed by FAA regulations or other related guidance material. It should **not** be used for questions about contacting the FAA, filling out FAA forms, or other areas of FAA responsibility.

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How to remove limitations on foreign license?

Actually i got all of the pilot certificate from south korea and came here for converting my license to FAA i was converting my PPL license as soon as i came here and already passed IRA Written test ...
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What is the difference between experimental and amateur built aircraft in the US?

What is the difference between experimental amateur and amateur built aircraft in the US, or are they the same? If not, is there a difference re specifications, inspections, engines, passengers, etc.?...
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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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Do I need to keep my foreign based PPL after passing an FAA instrument checkride?

I have a foreign based PPL (PPL issue on the basis and valid only as long as my foreign PPL is valid). I'm going to go for an instrument rating checkride very soon. Assuming I pass the checkride ...
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How to log pattern work time during X-country? [duplicate]

I am working on my IFR part 61 and must have 50 hours of X-country as PIC. Lets say my instructor and I fly to an airport that is 55 miles from my take off airport - it takes us 0.8 hours from take ...
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How Does the FAA Define the Dimensions of the Touchdown Zone?

Does the FAA give a regulatory definition of the term "Touchdown Zone" for use within the context of landing operations? In 14 CFR 91.175 the FAA requires—in certain cases—that pilots must be in a ...
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Is there any current and/or upcoming technology that alerts Air Traffic Controllers in case of loss of aircraft separation?

Currently doing an assignment and it to analyse an accident where older atc systems could have been at fault. In 1995 there was an incident where two aircraft came closer than the then current ...
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What are the minimum requirements for a student to solo a second make and model aircraft?

Suppose I've done my Private Pilot training in aircraft Make/Model "A" and the one I have access to breaks two weeks before my checkride. My instructor also teaches in model "B". What do I need to ...
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Would using a drone to pay for something count as commercial use?

If I were a drone hobbyist, and I flew a drone over to someone to give them money in exchange for something, would that count as commercial use and therefore be illegal? Here’s an example scenario: I’...
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Can I get a restricted ATP based on part 61 training?

I graduated from a college with 60 credits that are related to aviation but I got my IR and CPL from out of school which is part 61. Am I still qualified as a candidate who can apply for a 1000hr R-...
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How is training for an SIC type rating accomplished when an aircraft is two pilot certified only?

For an aircraft which is certified for two pilots and a simulator doesn’t exist, how does someone go about receiving the required training for an SIC type rating without having the type rating already,...
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Can I fly under a Military Operations Area (MOA)?

If a a Military Operations Area (MOA) is designated from 10,000 to 18,000 feet, can I fly under the airspace without any permission?
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What happen if an aircraft is more than 10 hours overdue for its 100-hour inspection?

Let's assume an aircraft for hire's 100-hour inspection is about 20 hrs past due (120 hrs since the last 100-hour inspection). Can I just say that the aircraft is not airworthy and the aircraft cannot ...
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Is there any legal way to fly an inline twin-engine aircraft with a single-engine certificate?

Is there any legal way to fly an inline twin-engine aircraft with only a single-engine endorsement? For example, if it's an ultralight or amateur built? I understand Rutan's Defiant was an inline ...
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What is special about the ICAO Caribbean region for VFR climb/descent?

In the FAA JO 7110.65 that provides rules for air traffic control, the following limitations are listed for VFR climb and descent: 8−8−5. VFR CLIMB AND DESCENT a. In the Houston, Miami, and ...
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Is specifically indicating “uncontrolled airfield, student handling radios” by writing “uncontrolled” in a student's log book necessary?

I'm a student pilot with 52 flight hours. I've had multiple lessons at the same uncontrolled airfield handling the communications on each leg while doing touch and goes. The last lesson my ...
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What is the proper procedure to change VFR altitude when changing heading from east to west?

When you fly from west to east, sometimes your route heads west to avoid obstacles or to clear class B or C airspace. According to hemispheric rule, let's pretend I selected 7500 feet for VFR to the ...
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How long do I have after graduate to take the FAA A&P exams?

2 years ago I went to a college for FAA A&P and graduate but I didnt go and take the written, oral and practical exam. My question is there a time limit after I graduate to take those exams? And ...
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Does a safety pilot for a PPL practicing under the hood in VFR conditions need a current medical?

Am I legal to fly under the hood with a safety pilot who does not have a current medical? VMC only, not IMC.
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Do you need to fill out the MedXPress form every time you renew your medical?

In the US, to get a 3rd-class medical certificate I know that you have to fill out this form on the FAA's website, get a confirmation number, then take that confirmation number to the medical examiner....
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Are there any legal requirements concerning airline pilots and their watches?

Are there any legal requirements concerning airline pilots and their watches? Do they have to be of any particular kind and are pilots required to wear one at all?
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What’s the difference between “approved” and “legal” procedure?

I occasionally see these two words used in opposition; for instance [emphasis mine]: In the United States, aircraft usually join the pattern at a 45° angle to the downwind leg and abeam midfield. ...
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Why are electric shavers specifically permitted under FAR §91.21

This struck me as a bit strange, 91.21 which covers electronic devices that can be used during IFR flight has some exceptions, one through three make logical sense (not really sure why portable voice ...
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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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What, as far as the FAA is concerned, is required for Ag Application? [duplicate]

There are lots of "you need this..." comments, but I'm wondering what is required, legally, by the FAA? A Commercial Rating, of course. Flying for money and all. A Taildragger Endorsement because the ...
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Could the toilet be used as an extra passenger seat?

In the US, if the toilet had a seat belt, would it be legal for an airline to board one more passenger than the number of normal passenger seats, requiring that whoever used the toilet last must ...
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Must a CFII be instrument current to provide instrument training?

Can a CFII conduct training for an instrument student in VFR conditions if the CFII isn’t instrument current?
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Is it legal for a crop duster to fly under 30 feet over my property or over my head? [duplicate]

Is it legal for a crop duster pilot to fly over and over my property? Now my animals are sick and I am under doctors care, FAA is involved. Why would a crop duster fly under 50 feet spraying a ...
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Is it a violation to list an alternate airport based on an approach your aircraft is not equipped to execute?

A pilot has planned a flight to another airport, and the weather indications at the destination require an alternate airport to be included in the flight plan. An ILS and a VOR approach exist at the ...
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Can hood time in a glider be logged as simulated instrument time for FAA IR purposes?

I need to build my simulated instrument time toward IR. Can flying under the hood in a glider (with an instructor/safety pilot...) be legally counted as simulated instrument time in the same way would ...
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Instructing your Kids [duplicate]

Can anyone cite any regulation that would prevent my child (not infant) from logging time for a private pilots license (i.e. 12 years from now when they are 16 for a solo, 13 years for a license when ...
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Are Transponder Mode A and C still in use?

Are the ATC transponder Mode A and Mode C still in use (according to ICAO or FAA rules)?
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IFR Currency with a safety pilot who has a BasicMed [duplicate]

Here’s my situation and question. For my IFR currency, I’ve asked a friend to be the Safety Pilot. He’s aptly qualified BUT he does not have the traditional Medical, but rather he has BasicMed. My ...
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In the US, are inside loops permitted while flying a US- registered DG-1000S sailplane in the “utility” category?

Are inside loops are permitted while flying a US-registered DG-1000S sailplane in the US in the utility category? FAR 91.1 seems highly relevant: §91.9 Civil aircraft flight manual, marking, ...
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Can I log my military training time as PIC, if I have a PPL?

It's my understanding that instrument and commercial training time can be logged as PIC, after you have a PPL. I received my PPL in a standard C-172. I was about to go through and log all my ...
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How much simulator time can I use towards a part 61 instrument rating?

I am doing Instrument Rating under part 61 with a CFII. To meet the 50 hours cross country requirement (d 1), can I log some of the PIC time in a simulator? There is a 20 hours limitation on the use ...
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Where can you join a STAR & STAR Altitudes?

Do you have to join a STAR at a transition or can you join it at any point? For example, coming from the south, can I join the DODJE5 arrival at FZT rather than AEX? DODJE5: https://aeronav.faa.gov/...
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Are there any duty time limitations on ferry pilots?

What FAA regulations are in force when a commercial pilot is being compensated to ferry a newly purchased aircraft? Is there a limit on duty time?
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Do I need to be acting PIC when doing takeoffs and landings for my 90-day currency?

The 90-day currency requirement means that to act as PIC of an aircraft carrying passengers you must complete the three takeoffs and landings. Does this include an aircraft where you are logging PIC ...
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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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Are loops or rolls allowed in the “utility” category in any US-certified airplane or glider?

In actual practice, is there any US-certified airplane or glider where the approved flight manual, or cockpit placards, indicate that loops, rolls, or any other similarly aerobatic maneuvers other ...
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Are paper charts required for flights outside the USA?

Can international flights by a US operator be performed paperless or do you need complete paper charts?
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PIC flights during grace period

If my base month for recurrent 135 checks is June and I fly as PIC in July and subsequently don't complete required testing in July, can I be violated for any July flights?
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Do airport fire departments have to have airstairs?

On the video of the JetBlue 292 landing (at 4:27), one of the first emergency vehicles to approach the Airbus is a fire department airstair. I've never seen a fire department with its own airstair. I ...
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In the US, would it ever be legal to fly a loop in any airplane or glider that was operating in the “utility” rather than “acrobatic” category?

1) In the US, would it ever be legal to fly a loop in any US-registered airplane or glider that was operating in the "utility" category rather than the "acrobatic" category? (Assuming that no special ...
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Is it legal to do a barrel roll? [duplicate]

Is it legal to barrel roll a plane? Are you allowed with any pilot license? Are there any requirements for the plane to be allowed to barrel roll?
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Engine Oil Consumption limits part of certification?

Does anyone knows if Engine Oil Consumption limits are part of the engine certification requirements?
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Do helicopters need a class B entry clearance when air / hover taxiing?

You're a helicopter pilot at a class B airport. You'd like to taxi to another parking spot. The ground controller could either give you a hover taxi clearance or an air taxi clearance, depending on ...
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Can Part 141 instrument simulated time be logged?

I'm doing my IR rating in Part 141, and the school says you cannot log simulated time in the logbook, whereas in Part 61 they are allowed. Why?
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PIC Emergency Authority [duplicate]

Under 14 CFR 91.3 ---> "In an in-flight emergency requiring immediate action, the pilot in command may deviate from any rule of this part to the extent required to meet that emergency." Under which ...