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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What specific hazard is the practice of identifying an ILS LOC by Morse code trying to prevent?

This question got me wondering about the practice of tuning a navigation frequency, selecting it on the audio panel, and then identifying it by listening to the three letter Morse code signal. I know ...
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Is the Morse code identifier required continuously when using a VHF NAVAID for navigation?

I am thinking of getting an MGL N16 VHF Nav radio with the MGL Vega V16 Control head. It has an interesting mode of operation (referred to as SCAN Mode) where the single receiver in the N16 rapidly ...
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Are the FAA laser exposure maximums set too high?

I recently came across the FAA's press release regarding the diffracting laser lights which appear every Christmas: You might not realize this, but a well-meaning attempt to spread holiday cheer has ...
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If RVR equipment is inoperative what visibility should be used for an approach where the RVR minimum is 1800 ft?

At KSLC (Salt Lake City International Airport) the ILS minimum RVR for runway 34L is 1800 ft. If the RVR equipment is inoperative and RVR is not reported how do you determine the minimum visibility ...
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Why is 831.12(b) mentions "830.10 – Preservation of aircraft wreckage, mail, cargo, and records and paragraph" so difficult to find? [closed]

830.10 mentions paragraph 831.12(b) but it's difficult to find - it's not in my printed version of FAR/AIM from ASA. The online version from Gleim doesn't mention it either ( https://www.gleim.com/...
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Is there a specific form or format for a written report of a deviation, submitted per 91.3(c)?

14 CFR 91.3(c) mentions "(...) upon the request of the Administrator, send a written report of that deviation to the Administrator" - what does a report like that look like? Is it as simple ...
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Equipment Performance Requirements for FAA Separation Services [closed]

I'm looking to do research on the equipment performance requirements necessary to maintain current FAA separation standards in US airspace. I suppose there are three questions inherent to this: What ...
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What is the Correct Procedure to Test Portable Backup Airband Radio (US)?

I recently obtained a portable air band radio for use as a backup radio in flight. As this is a backup, it isn't much use without being tested. I'm trying to determine the proper way to test the ...
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Is ADSB required in Class C airspace when the tower is closed?

Many Class C airspaces do not have a full-time tower and the airspace reverts to Class E or G when the tower is closed. The wording in CFR Part 91 § 91.225 doesn’t specifically say whether ADSB is ...
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If you are able correct your vision in one eye, must you correct your vision?

After reviewing this exchange: Can you obtain a pilot license with impaired vision / being blind in one eye? I can see that having monocular vision is allowed by faa rules, but I would like to clarify ...
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Minimum number of runways required for international airports?

What is the minimum number of runways required for an International Airport to be operational - commercial aviation? Would two runways suffice?
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Does the rule that alcohol on flights must be served by a flight attendant also apply to private flights?

Regarding the recent incidents and fines the FAA levied it said in the following release: "Federal law prohibits passengers from consuming alcohol aboard a flight that is not served by a flight ...
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Do you have to fly to an airport with an instructor before you can solo there?

I am currently doing my flight training and my CFI said that before I can fly solo to another airport he needs to fly with me there first. Is this true?
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Treated for Anxiety During Pandemic - can I get 3rd Class Medical

I started doing my dual instruction recently, as I am pursuing a Private Pilots License. I have begun researching the medical that will be required, and had a couple question I was hoping to get ...
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Can instrument dual given by a non-CFII during PPL training be credited towards the 25 hours of SIM/Actual time required for an instrument rating?

A person applying for a U.S. airplane instrument rating must have at least 3 hours of flight training on the control and maneuvering of an airplane solely by reference to instruments. This training ...
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Why is English proficiency a “Limitation”?

I understand that being able to read, write and speak English is a requirement for an FAA Pilot Certificate. But why is that ability printed on said certificate under the “Limitations” section ...
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Could a paramotor pilot sign a legal waiver saying that he is responsible for anyone's injuries if he crashed?

Per FAR part 103.15 No person may operate an ultralight vehicle over any congested area of a city, town, or settlement, or over any open air assembly of persons. However something got me thinking ...
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If i own my own airstrip and have a friend from another country that owns a private jet, can they enter the country and land on my airstrip? [duplicate]

So i'm just curious as to what would happen if i owned a private airstrip on my own land and wanted a friend from another country to come visit. Could he just simply fly to me without a visa or ...
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What is the proper protocol in the US regarding abandoned aircraft not deemed safe to fly? [closed]

Security forces in Guatemala detected a plane entering airspace on 4 Nov 2021. They followed through and found it abandoned, with evidence that it transported illegal drugs. After an assessment by ...
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As a private, non-instrument rated pilot, can I log an instrument approach with a CFI (not a CFII) on board?

I’m a US based private pilot building time toward the instrument rating. A CFI flies with me as safety pilot for simulated instrument conditions. They are not a CFII yet. If I fly a XC under the hood ...
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Aural alerts for advisory function

As per the advisory circular, it is not normal to have both visual and aural awareness for advisory function. Is their any deviation or any example where both is required for advisory function. ...
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How should I log training time in an aircraft that requires two pilots, while I'm the sole manipulator of the controls?

Very specific and narrow question. Part 91 operation, training and flying LR-45 - 2 pilots required. Not 135 regs, not 121 regs, not 91k regs, part 91 only (Class G space) How would I log the training ...
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Can I get an FAA instrument rating if I hold a private certificate based on a foreign license?

I have an EASA PPL/Medical with VFR privileges only. I have an FAA license which is based upon the EASA license. I’ve lived in the US for 5 years and would like to obtain an IR. Can I get an FAA IR ...
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What is the definition of Height Above Threshold (HAT)?

I could use some help settling a disagreement about the definition of HAT. So my company uses the word HAT to mean “height of the aircraft above TDZE…at any given distance…at any given time” So as an ...
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For KPDX LOC 21 approach, how is the procedure turn performed when entering from the east?

On the Portland, Oregon Loc 21 approach.... Let's say I was east at CARBY (not shown) and traveling on a northwest heading to CREAK (about 280 or so). CREAK is on the approach plate and an IAF/IF. I ...
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Is the use of 1/8 NPT ports on pitot/static instruments derived from an FAA standard?

On almost every pitot-static instrument used in general aviation aircraft, a 1/8 female NPT port is provided to connect the instrument to the pitot-static system. I was told that is is a requirement ...
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Does the cross country for instrument rating have leg distance requirements?

I already have my commercial rating so I don’t need to do that long XC. IR-Is this 250nm requirement for the total distance of the flight? Sec. 61.65 Instrument rating requirements. (d) Aeronautical ...
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Is company-sponsored training considered compensation?

I have a company looking to hire me to help setup their new flight department. During that process and while I am on salary they want to pay for me to get the rest of my ratings. I don't believe this ...
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Where is an example of "foreign airspace designated in the United States" mentioned in 91.129?

Reading 91.129 regarding Class D ops and establishing communications, (c)(1) mentions: "including foreign ATC in the case of foreign airspace designated in the United States" Can anyone ...
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Do minors need parental permission to fly with a private pilot?

I’m a 17 year old private pilot, and my friend and his girlfriend who are also 17 want to fly with me. It’s not clear whether they are asking their parents permission. If their parents didn’t want ...
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EASA F1 / FAA 8130 Validity

Does anyone know if there is a set guideline / ruling for how long a EASA F1 / FAA 8130 is valid for between CRS issue of the component say from overhaul to when the component is actually fitted to ...
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Do the FAA 8130-3 and EASA Form 1 have a validity period?

I have investigated both FAA and EASA regulations and am unable to conclude if there is any restriction or limitation to the validity of an FAA 8130-3 or EASA Form 1 release. So technically, any of ...
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Is it legal to take off from the road?

Specifically, I'm referring to the takeoff attempt which led to this crash (video here). This took place on highway 124 in Winnie, TX. Apparently the aircraft had just finished serving as a float in a ...
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Can I log simulated IMC time in a simulator without a CFII?

I am working on my instrument rating under part 61. I need 40 hours of simulated IMC and 20 of those hours can be in a certified AATD simulator like a redbird. Do I need a CFII to sign off on those ...
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Is there a FAR reference for the IFR required reports listed in the AIM 5-3-3?

Section 5-3-3 of the AIM lists "Additional Reports" that "should" be made on an IFR flight. There are 9 of them in a radar environment and 2 more in non-radar. The only reference ...
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Can I fly part 91 a German certified and registered helicopter in the USA? [duplicate]

Can I fly part 91 a German certified and registered helicopter in the USA?
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Can solo time be logged with a passenger?

Here's a very niche question. If someone were to have completed their recreational or sport pilot license and be actively pursuing their private pilot license, could flight time without an instructor ...
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Can I fly an RNAV DP (GPS & RNAV 1 required) with no FD/AP?

I’m currently planning an instrument flight which includes a full stop at an airport with a RNAV (Obstacle) Departure Procedure. The procedure plate requires RNAV 1 and GPS. In ground school I ...
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What should I do if I intercept the glideslope before reaching the final approach fix?

On several of the ILS and RNAV LPV approaches in my area (and notably the ones I expect for my checkride), I consistently intercept the GS at 0.1-0.2nm before the FAF. An example: I am flying at ...
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Is "medical" oxygen system suitable for part 91 aviation use?

I am, in a somewhat desultory fashion, considering obtaining an oxygen system (for use in the U.S. under part 91, perhaps sharing with some passengers). An initial search suggests that one can buy a ...
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Why is the definition of $V_{S1}$ vague wrt configuration?

The definition of $V_{S1}$ is the stalling speed or the minimum steady flight speed obtained in a specific configuration from 14 CFR §1.2 Abbreviations and symbols. Why is this vague in terms of the ...
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Why are only two of the five water-facing runway ends at KBOS equipped with EMAS beds?

KBOS has eight major runway ends:1 04L, 04R, 09, 15R, 22L, 22R, 27, and 33L. As KBOS is primarily situated on (and occupies the vast majority of) a peninsula made by dumping lots of sand and dirt into ...
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Private Helicopter landing on Private land [duplicate]

Can I land a helicopter on my property in Palm Beach County? The property is 6 acres along the Loxahatchee River in Unincorporated Jupiter / Palm Beach County. What is the pertinent FAA or County ...
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Does compliance with ATC instructions apply to VFR aircraft in Class G?

(U.S.) 14 CFR 91.123 (b) states: Except in an emergency, no person may operate an aircraft contrary to an ATC instruction in an area in which air traffic control is exercised. FAR 91.123(b) was ...
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Could a pilot be in violation of an FAA rule for the use of an EFB solely as an aid to situational awareness?

Are there potential situations in which use of an EFB even as a supplement for situational awareness only would be considered a violation of a rule? I understand that some operators do not have ...
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VFR aircraft on a practice instrument approach—is the aircraft IFR? Do they receive separation?

A VFR aircraft contacts ATC and requests to execute a practice instrument approach (whether full-procedure or vectors-to-final). ATC issues the approach clearance, including the specific words "...
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If cleared for an ILS approach at the Initial Approach Fix, where should I intercept the glideslope?

I am a brand new Instrument Pilot and the answer that I am looking for is related to good technique and not necessarily not what is legal or not. My instructor taught me that when flying an approach ...
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All approaches at airport NA for Alternate planning. Does that mean the same as Airport NA for Alternate if VFR landing is planned?

Jeppesen will use the term "NA" in the "For Filing as Alternate" table if all the available approaches at the given airport are not available. For FAA charts, a pilot will know ...
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How do Private Helipads Work regarding Airspace?

For executive helipads or helipads run by a private company but not within airport airspace (tourism or shuttle helicopters for example), how do they work from a regulations standpoint? Do pilots just ...
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Who Assigns Gates to Airliners?

When airliners arrive to major or medium airports, who is actually responsible for assigning gates and deciding who goes where? Is that up to Ground? The Airline? The Airport Authorities/Management?

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