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.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
0
votes
1answer
103 views

Roller Coaster Airline

Could an airliner legally (using a common regional jets or less likely airliners) and safely perform acrobatic maneuvers that would otherwise not be permitted for commercial passenger flights. Why? ...
3
votes
1answer
1k views

Is it possible to get permission to fly in the DCA “no drone” area?

The entire immediate Washington D.C. area is in a “no drone zone”, in a 15 mile radius from DCA. Are there ways to get an exemption for activities such as film making, property inspections, etc?
4
votes
0answers
58 views

Is there a standard for required repainting of worn runway markings? In USA

Is there an FAA regulation or advisory circular covering the allowable wear, fading, or weathering of runway markings? I can find many FAA standards for the paint of fresh new runway markings, but I ...
1
vote
1answer
78 views

Can a CFI endorse a BFR flight review through real-time video including the flight portion?

Context: To minimize the heath risk during pandemic, many CFIs, especially senior ones, are not comfortable to conduct instructional flights with students in a narrow cabin. In the meantime, many ...
9
votes
2answers
2k views

From an ATC perspective, what is an “arrival gate”?

I have seen reference to ATC assigned "arrival gates". As a passenger, an "arrival gate" is something like B12 or ...
1
vote
0answers
50 views

Can an aircraft on loan in the US be based outside the US?

I'm interested if there is any possible way to get an aircraft (Piper Navajo Chieftain) on loan for a US citizen and then base the aircraft outside the USA?
3
votes
1answer
56 views

Are instrument lights required for night VFR flight in an SLSA?

Our flying club is operating an SLSA that has all the exterior lights as required by FAR 91.205(c). But don't the instruments that are also required by 91.205(b) need lights as well?
4
votes
1answer
145 views

Do you need to have a raft if you're in a seaplane?

One of the basic rules of flying over water is that you need some kind of raft if you're out of power-off glide range from land. Does that also apply to seaplanes or amphibious planes?
1
vote
2answers
58 views

I received a 1st Class medical certificate in May 2005. Do I qualify for BasicMed?

One of the requirements for BasicMed is: Comply with the general BasicMed requirements (possess a U.S. driver's license, have held a medical after July 14, 2006). I received a 1st class medical ...
5
votes
1answer
161 views

Is Cessna 150 with incorrectly marked ASI airworthy?

I've looked a bit at the CFRs trying to determine this for sure, but haven't found a clear answer.. One of the Cessna 150s that I rent from the local FBO had it's airspeed indicator swapped out four ...
1
vote
1answer
63 views

What training is required for a class B endorsement?

14 CFR 61.95 requires solo student pilots to have an endorsement to (a) fly through class B airspace or (b) takeoff/land at a class B airport. However, the requirements to get it are pretty vague: (...
1
vote
1answer
67 views

Do dark conditions due to high-altitude smoke prevent ultralights from flying?

According to FAR103, you have to operate ultralights between sunrise and sunset, or between the times laid out in the Air Almanac (if you're in Alaska.) This means that the FAA has determined that ...
5
votes
1answer
2k views

Why will the 777X be tested for crosswind handling with wingtips raised?

Wikipedia says: As existing regulations do not cover the folding wingtips, the FAA issued special conditions, including proving their load-carrying limits, demonstrating their handling qualities in a ...
2
votes
2answers
160 views

Is it legal to fly without a transponder?

Everything is legal / airworthy. Except: Transponder is installed. It does work. It has NOT been inspected in any time frame that would show it is properly maintained. Flight is Golf, Echo, Delta &...
1
vote
0answers
63 views

What medications for depression are approved by the FAA? [duplicate]

I understand that there may be additional medications on the approval list.
8
votes
3answers
2k views

If I buy my own aircraft in which to earn my PPL, does my instructor need to be certified to fly the type of aircraft I own/am training in?

It seems the most cost-effective way to earn my PPL is to purchase my own plane (with the intention to keep it for quite some time). I believe I would therefore need to find a CFI that is certified ...
0
votes
3answers
374 views

What is the reason Light Sport Aircraft (LSA) minimum speed is limited? [closed]

I saw an explanation about Icon A5 Light Sport Airplane (LSA), it is said that according to FAA regulation, its stall speed NOT LESS than 45 miles per hour (mph) or around 39.1 knots or around 72 km ...
2
votes
1answer
110 views

KSEE LOC-D conundrum

Consider the LOC-D at KSEE and note the Alternate Minimums criteria. 99.9% of the time, the winds strongly favor 27R; The tower closes at 1900 PT currently (usually at 2100 PT non COVID times); LOC-D ...
1
vote
1answer
79 views

Is it possible to give an endorsement via text message or email?

Is it possible to give an endorsement to student pilot via email or text message? For example, I gave an endorsement to my student for a XC. However, he stuck at the destination airport after the ...
2
votes
1answer
367 views

Can a non-IFR rated pilot accept an IFR clearance, provided the operation occurs in VMC only?

According to this FAA ruling a pilot can operate an aircraft under an IFR flight plan even if the aircraft is not IFR certified, provided the operation occurs in VMC. What the ruling doesn't ...
-5
votes
1answer
97 views

How will LiFi application in an aircraft change the security of an air travel? [closed]

In a near future, LiFi technology will replace WiFi in a commercial aircraft. LiFi will make nonstop internet service possible. This will generate some new issues in air travel security. Especially ...
1
vote
2answers
89 views

Do I need to call Clearance Delivery for IFR Practices when taking off from a D airport?

I have the following question: If I am going to practice IFR approaches under VFR, do I need to contact clearance delivery for that or it's enough to contact ground and state my intentions? I would ...
2
votes
1answer
206 views

Who is legally responsible for tiedown ropes?

When an airport has tie downs listed on their official FAA record, who is responsible for the ropes/chains. Is there any federal regulation or legal precedent for this or is it a case-by-case ...
0
votes
1answer
83 views

Can I include my point of departure in the three landings for my commercial solo cross-country?

I flew a cross-country with one stop on the way down: A -> B -> C From A to C is over 250nm in a straight line and over 300nm total. The next day I flew back: C -> A That covers the 3 ...
4
votes
2answers
1k views

Can a person with unilateral anosmia in the right nostril become a commercial pilot with a class I medical?

I had a minor road traffic accident in November 2014, since then I cannot smell through my right nostril, where my left nostril is working normal. I am looking to know if you know any pilot you have ...
1
vote
1answer
104 views

What advantages are there to operate a corporate flight department under Part 135 as a separate entity instead of in-house as a Part 91?

This question specifically involves FAA regulations in the U.S. Some U.S. corporate flight departments will set up a separate business entity for their flight operations to limit the liability of the ...
2
votes
2answers
102 views

When is an aircraft considered dispatched?

When is an aircraft considered to be dispatched? Before an aircraft is dispatched certain pieces of equipment must be operational on an aircraft. If some equipment is found to be inoperative, a ...
0
votes
0answers
35 views

Why is the assumed Lift-to-Weight-Ratio for the limit drop test for heavy aircraft (FAR-25) higher than for small aircraft (FAR-23)?

The FAR-25.725 assumes a Lift-to-Weight-Ratio L/W = 1 for the landing gear drop test while the FAR-23.725 assumes only L/W=0.667. This factor affects the load inertia factor n which is also needed for ...
4
votes
2answers
473 views

Can another pilot act as my safety pilot for only part of a flight?

Let's say I fly with my safety pilot while under IFR plan (I recently earned my IR). I cancel IFR in air since I can maintain VFR for the last, say, 20nm of the journey (assume there was just some ...
3
votes
3answers
140 views

How can a pilot become established on the KBIV, ILS or LOC Rwy 26 Approach?

Consider KBIV (Holland) in west Michigan: Now consider the ILS / LOC to Rwy 26 at KBIV: Questions: There is a note on the IAP: "Procedure NA for arrival on PMM VOR/DME airway radials 004 CW ...
0
votes
1answer
227 views

Can I take position behind a plane for V formation legally?

First, I must find a plane with the same capabilities to fly in its wake. As a pilot, what would I need to locate other planes near me? Or find and weight on a plane going in the direction with equal ...
2
votes
2answers
145 views

When not cleared straight in for a VOR approach, how is this type of procedure executed?

You are flying to the GDM VOR on a 097 heading. The ATC clears you for the approach, but does not specify straight in. The procedure turn is marked by the barb and specifies remaining within 10nm. My ...
2
votes
1answer
70 views

Is a CFII required in order for a flight Instructor to provide training for added class ratings?

Must a flight instructor have a CFII to provide multi-engine add-on training to a customer meeting the following criteria: Holds a commercial pilot certificate with a single engine land class rating. ...
0
votes
1answer
73 views

Regulatory Documents To Carry Medical Kits and Defibrillators On-Board

Are there any regulatory release documents applicable to Medical Kits and Defibrillators? Question is for Commercial Airlines. For example for: Components, you are required to have an EASA Form 1 or ...
0
votes
1answer
93 views

What is the process of obtaining a commercial license after revocation?

I held a 2nd class medical and a commercial pilot license. My certificates were revoked due to an alleged DUI which I didn't get convicted of. I have been trying to contact every division in the FAA ...
1
vote
3answers
159 views

Can private pilots drop skydivers if the pilot pays a pro-rata share?

This question was inspired by this other question. If a private pilot was to pay the pro-rata share of a flight for some skydiving friends, could they take those friends up and let them jump out? If ...
5
votes
2answers
159 views

Does the FAA consider flights that generate content for profitable YouTube channels displaying airborne video to be commercial operations?

Is there any guidance from the FAA such as an Advisory Circular, Letter of Interpretation, or other document that directly clarifies the scenario below? If a pilot creates aerial video content while ...
8
votes
5answers
3k views

Can I charge for editing footage from a video that was taken during a flight as a private pilot in US?

I am a private pilot, and I went with one of my friends to a skydiving trip in a rented Cessna 172 that we split the cost on pro-rata. I also used my video making equipment to record the duration of ...
3
votes
2answers
148 views

Do I need to be 'current' or hold a medical to become a Basic Ground Instructor?

I want to become an aviation ground instructor BGI. I hold a commercial, multi, instrument and F/E pilot certificate but haven’t flown in a long time. Do I need to be “ current” to become a BGI? Do I ...
1
vote
2answers
99 views

How can a plane be cheaply owned by multiple people?

How can multiple owners save on the cost of a plane that sits 1-4 people. If each nonprofessional person contributes equally in money, how would it contracted up to share all the costs are divided ...
13
votes
4answers
3k views

What is the best procedure for landing at my destination if I have a full electrical failure at night?

What is the best procedure for landing VFR at the intended destination airport and I have an electrical failure, in the following scenario? Let's assume this is a VFR flight and I'm 50 miles from the ...
4
votes
2answers
368 views

How do I obtain permission to fly in surface class E airspace under FAR-103?

I'm a paramotor pilot operating under FAR 103, and I'm trying to determine who I need to ask for permission to fly in class E airspace that extends to the surface and is designated for an airport. For ...
1
vote
2answers
82 views

Can I count solo complex time as complex training time for a commercial certificate?

Does a combination of both dual and solo hours in a complex aircraft (PA28R-180) which total 10 or more flight hours meet the commercial pilot training requirements of FAR 61.129(a)(3)(ii) or must all ...
35
votes
3answers
5k views

What rules allow a student pilot to add oil to an airplane?

A private pilot oral exam guide I'm reading asks a basic question about an issue I had taken for granted: You have just completed the first leg of a long cross-country and notice that the oil level ...
0
votes
1answer
75 views

Can I log time in an RV-12 towards a commercial certificate, and is it a TAA?

Can I legally log hours flying RV-12 towards commercial airplane rating? Does RV-12 qualify as a TAA?
3
votes
1answer
83 views

Is some sort of clearance, such as a clearance to enter nearby controlled airspace, required to legally fly in IMC in Class G airspace?

In the US, is some sort of clearance, such as a clearance to enter nearby controlled airspace, required to legally fly in IMC in Class G airspace? Or to put the question another way, in the US, may an ...
3
votes
1answer
235 views

Why are some airports not allowed as IFR alternates, even if conditions there are VFR?

Why are some airports disqualified for use as an alternate (as listed in a approach procedure for that airport (A N/A)), when there is a provision in part 91 that an airport without an instrument ...
0
votes
0answers
69 views

How do I maximize flight hour usage in getting an instrument rating?

I recently finished a private pilot certificate and I'd like to get a instrument rating while keeping my costs low. I understand I'll need 50 hours of cross country PIC time (VFR) and 40 hours ...
1
vote
0answers
111 views

For the recertification flight(s) of the 737Max, will the FAA want to see a live runaway stabilizer?

With Boeing ready to start the testing Monday, will the FAA want to see a simulated runaway trim failure in flight?
6
votes
2answers
286 views

Do I understand the rules of logging cross-country time as a Safety Pilot correctly?

Let's say there is a private pilot ("primary pilot") practicing instrument training under the hood and a private pilot who is a Safety Pilot, and the flight involves a landing at an airport ...

1
2 3 4 5
32