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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VFR through Class C to land at Class D (located within Class C)

Student pilot (US) here prepping for long solo XC. I'll be landing at a Class D airport (KSCH) within Class C airspace (KALB). I have a few questions regarding procedure and what is appropriate for ...
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Log dual flight time and certificates which have been revoked due to enforcement action

As with the case of Martha Lunken, who had all of her pilot certificates and ratings revoked for dammed fool stunt where she intentionally flew under a bridge, The FAA does allow people to reapply for ...
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Can I (FAA CPL / Korea CFI holder) log instructor time in the US?

I am a CFI in Korea, and I have FAA CPL. Can I log my logbook as instructor time? (FAR 61.41)
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Does the FAA regulate FBOs?

One of our local airfields is a small D class, towered during the day, probably kept running at this status mostly because of historical/charity reasons. It gets 2 or 3 commercial flights a day and a ...
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Package Substation below the VORTAC Counterpoise [closed]

Is it recommended to install a 100 KVA 13,800/400 Volts, 3 Phase, 60 Hertz Package Substation beneath the VORTAC Counterpoise Metallic Grids and what will be the effects if the substation is already ...
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How are practice areas communicated?

When I fly near my local airport (KSSF) in San Antonio, there's a designated South Practice Area and North Practice Area. ATC knows where they are and all the ...
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Is it legal to hire a test pilot to conduct the first flight of a homebuilt ultralight in the United States?

Is it legal in the United States to hire a test pilot to conduct the first flight(s) of a homebuilt ultralight? This seems like a bit of a grey area- FAR 103.1(b) states that an ultralight aircraft is ...
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What is the difference between CTAF and the Tower frequency? Why does the Chart Supplement list the same frequency twice?

At many part-time towered airports the Chart Supplement will have a listing along these lines: COMMUNICATIONS: CTAF 119.2, TOWER 119.2 (1400–0500Z‡) The CTAF is the same frequency as the Tower. What ...
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Do the rule-making docs preceding the 9-16-93 "alphabet" airspace re-designation indicate that these phrases were meant to exclude E3/E4 "extensions"?

Note-- this question is specifically about the content in the rule-making documents leading up to the September 16 1993 "alphabet" airspace re-designation, which is when the terms "...
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Is it legal for a pilot to takeoff/land at an non-towered airport if the pilot controlled runway lights are inoperative?

In the U.S., at night (as defined in FAR 1.1) at a non-towered airport in Class E surface airspace with pilot controlled/activated runway lights, is it legal for a pilot to takeoff and/or land if the ...
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What does "outside controlled airspace above 1200ft AGL" mean?

I came across the following question when prepping for my PPL written exam: "During operations outside controlled airspace at altitudes of more than 1,200 feet AGL, but less than 10,000 feet MSL, ...
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Can non-FAA towers employ foreigners?

I understand you must be a US citizen in order to work ATC with FAA. Is it different with the non-FAA towers? Could I as a European citizen be employed (working visa/greencard) there?
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Holding entry is counted as a one turn holding?

If I ask ATC 'request direct to ABCDE waypoint and one turn holding', do they expect me to do the teardrop entry or parallel entry if I need to and fly the whole holding pattern after that? Or ...
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Does a green card holder need TSA approval to take the FAA knowledge test?

Do Green Card Holders need approval from TSA to start ground school and take the FAA knowledge test? Or are they allowed to take the test before they apply for fly training?
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When was a multi-engine rating first required?

For the United States, does anyone know how this progressed over time / when? Was it always a rating? Was it an endorsement at some time? Called something else? Any history out there? Thanks
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What counts as "night" for a student pilot's night landings? [duplicate]

According to 14 CFR 61.57, "no person may act as PIC of an aircraft carrying passengers during the period beginning one hour after sunset and ending one hour before sunrise as published in the ...
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Why is the 5G rollout a problem in the USA but apparently nowhere else?

The FAA is concerned that 5G cell phone signals could adversely affect radar altimeters on aircraft. This is because 5G signals are in the 3.7 to 3.98 GHz range, while radar altimeters operate in the ...
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In a two-pilot aircraft (Capt/FO), are both pilots held responsible for a pilot deviation?

In the U.S. if, for example, an aircraft is instucted by ATC to climb and maintain FL280 but instead climbs to FL290, are both pilots, in an aircraft requiring two pilots (e.g. A320 or similar), held ...
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Can I overfly Canada on BasicMed?

I’m an FAA PPL using BasicMed. I know Transport Canada doesn’t recognize BasicMed, so I certainly wouldn’t try landing in Canada. However, can I legally fly from one US airport through Canadian ...
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What's the penalty for exceeding 250 kts below 10,000 ft MSL without authorization?

What if any enforcement actions by the FAA are likely for exceeding the 250 KIAS limitation below 10,000 ft MSL?
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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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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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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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