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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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Can ATC assign speed adjustment to aircraft on final approach course?

According to FAA Order 7110.65AA, 5−7−1.b. Do not assign speed adjustment to aircraft: 4. Inside the final approach fix on final or a point 5 miles from the runway, whichever is closer to the runway. ...
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Above which altitude an airplane is required to have oxygen mask for the passenger?

Is there a maximum altitude above which an aircraft needs to have oxygen mask available for the passengers?
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Will a cell phone violation interfere with getting my pilots license?

Today I received a traffic ticket for using my cell phone while driving. This is the only ticket I have. Will this interfere with getting a pilot license?
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Landing Currency for Type Rating Airplanes

When discussing landing currency, we need three takeoffs and landings within the preceding 90 days in the same category, class, and type of aircraft to be flown. Type meaning type rating and not just ...
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FAR 121.577 and first class drinks

Some airlines offer drinks for first class before departing. Would this violate 121.577(a)? To clarify, (b) discusses tray tables but assume for this question the tray table is up. According to FAR: §...
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Can student hours transfer from Argentina to USA to take the PPL test?

Can the 40+ hours done with a certified flight instructor in Argentina count as the required hours for the private pilots license here in the United States? The timing of the final test isn't working ...
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Does the pilot need to keep track of which instructions can be issued by which ATC facility?

Each ATC facility can only issue certain instructions or clearances. For instance, only the control tower can issue landing clearances, and only for that specific airport. Legally speaking, does the ...
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May two airplanes wait on the same runway at the same time?

In a normal situation, the controller doesn't authorize aircraft to simultaneously line up and wait on the same runway. However, if two aircraft call the tower ready for departure, one at the full ...
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Does one need to make temperature corrections for airspace avoidance?

This answer claims that airspace boundaries are based on true altitudes, not any particular altimeter setting. But temperature errors can cause indicated altitudes to vary wildly from true altitudes. ...
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What older regulations and exemptions does Boeing's 737 line benefit from?

Boeing is occasionally accused in the press of keeping the 737 competitive by being able to avoid newer regulations and standards, either through being previously certified or by other means. The ...
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Is it acceptable to abbreviate “Foxtrot” to “Fox”?

My instrument instructor pointed out that I’ve been saying “Four Seven Fox” instead of “Four Seven Foxtrot”. I realize I’ve been doing this for years now, but this is the first I’ve ever been called ...
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Overflying the 100 hour when airplane is not for hire

Suppose I have a 100 hour inspection at 2000 hours total time. From 2100 to 2190 the aircraft is not being operated for hire. If I then have a 100 hour inspection at 2190, when is the next due?
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How do you find out if you need a permit for a crane near a local airport in Seymore Indiana?

We are constructing a new egg processing plant and will a crane on site to erect the building.
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Can I legally log PIC time in a high performance airplane without a high performance endorsement?

14 CFR 91.109(c) states, "No person may operate a civil aircraft in simulated instrument flight unless the other control seat is occupied by a safety pilot who possesses at least a private pilot ...
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Do departure procedure speed restrictions override airspace speed restrictions?

This is a speed restriction found on the BNGOS 3 RNAV Departure Procedure out of KOPF: SPEED: ACCELERATE TO 250 KT, IF UNABLE, ADVISE ATC Opa Locka airport is Class D and is also below the Miami ...
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Have any regulatory exceptions been made to allow a supersonic aircraft to fly over land so that it can follow the path of a solar eclipse?

It seems like there might be a good research reason to allow such a flight. As it's an unusual event, making this exception would not set much of a precedent. It could potentially be a good way for ...
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Is a flight for compensation legal for a Non-stop sightseeing trip?

I have been thinking about a scenario where I have a friend who has gotten sick and wants me to fly their aircraft with their family members for compensation since I am a commercial pilot. The flight ...
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Providing flight instruction on a "N" aircraft towards an EASA license in Europe

I need some help getting clarification on the following: I hold a Dutch EASA CPL licence with instrument rating and FI privileges. I also hold FAA PPL with Instrument rating based my foreign (Dutch) ...
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In the US, in a non-emergency situation, can an airplane get a clearance from a tower to take-off or land from or on a taxiway, at their own risk?

In the US, helicopters are cleared to take-off or land on various parts of airport surfaces such as taxiways, grassy areas, ramps, etc. When this occurs the controller tells the helicopter that the ...
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Logging Instrument approach if if entering IMC past the FAF, but in VMC before and passing the FAF

Can an Instrument rated pilot log an instrument approach if entered IMC past the FAF to minimums but was VMC prior and just past the FAF? What is your source?
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Is there any electric aircraft certified by the FAA?

I see this EASA publication about the Pipistrel Velis Electro being certified on 2020(almost 4 years now). Is there any electric aircraft certified by the FAA? and if not is there any reason why not ...
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Why did the FAA allow Boeing to self-regulate?

Amidst the Boeing 737 MAX crisis, and finding out after those two fatal crashes that Boeing's 737MAX had been issued self regulation power by the FAA, it has always bothered me, why did the FAA do ...
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Does the FAA allow a BFR endorsement without a medical?

I am told by a CFI that he can give a BFR but can’t endorse the logbook of someone who does not have a current medical certificate. Do FAA regulations allow a BFR endorsement for someone without ...
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What is the definition of in-flight for the purposes of a fire?

Reading 49 CFR 830.5 I am trying to determine the definition of "in flight" and "in-flight" used in the Immediation Notification sections 49 CFR 830.5(a)(4) "In-flight fire&...
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What's the rationale for requiring ATP applicants to be at least 23 years old?

The FAA requires pilots to be at least 23 years old to acquire an ATP. But what's the rationale for this rule? I can understand why has to retire at the age of 65 but why can't we have an 18 year old ...
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Can a US state declare an airplane unairworthy?

(This arguably is a question for SE.Law, but because it's so aviation-specific I figured I would ask it here first) A partner got this in a routine excise tax email from the Massachusetts Department ...
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IFR plan only with GPS

I'm right before CFII checkride I understand that if it is without WAAS, I need navigational equipment other than GPS because I can flight plan based on GPS either destination or alternate. However, ...
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What does "Rotating airfoils of engines" mean in the US Code of Federal Aviation Regulations?

In part 1.1 of the US 14 CFR, definitions and abbreviations, a propeller is defined as: ...a device for propelling an aircraft that has blades on an engine-driven shaft and that, when rotated, ...
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Radiotelephony Practices of American Pilots in Comparison to ICAO Standards

As a commercial pilot with experience in various airspaces, including frequent interactions with American pilots, I've noticed a distinct difference in their radiotelephony etiquette compared to the ...
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can one airplane be listed in the OPS Specs of 2 different airlines

Can an airplane be listed in the OPS Specs of 2 different airlines? One airline, Atlas also holds the Polar operating certificate. They are two different operation certificates. Can one airplane be ...
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Confusion about the 6 month timeline for instrument currency

14 CFR 61.57 (c)(1) says that "within the 6 months PRECEDING the month of flight, that person has performed the following tasks..." (6 instrument approaches and the rest). To keep things ...
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Unlike other sectors, why does aerospace have 'design approval ' phase?

Very basic question: Why do we need Design approval phase in aerospace? Shouldn't it be the product approval that matters? -> How does design ( 'How we achieve the requirements') matter? I was ...
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What is the difference between VFR and IFR in class G airspace?

What is the difference, and how would an outsider discern, whether a flight was conducted under Visual Flight Rules or Instrument Flight Rules in class G airspace? (United States, FAA jurisdiction, ...
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Instrument rating foreign pilot via non-basa(IFP) or foreign pilot via basa( IFB)?

I'm a peruvian comercial pilot trying to get the FAA private license and also the instrument rating. My question as the tittle says; I'm confuse about which one I'm supposed to take.I've been looking ...
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What are the rules for an IFR departure from a private airfield with nearby obstructions?

I'm flying out of a small private coastal airfield in California that has a variety of obstructions including nearby trees and hills to the North and East of it, and am trying to understand the legal ...
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Does temporary paper student pilot certificate expire?

I didn't receive my plastic student pilot certificate. Can I use my temporary paper student pilot certificate to take checkride in the USA? Does it expire?
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What authority does the owner of an aircraft have as a passenger?

If Alice, who owns an aircraft and may or may not be a certificated pilot, flies in her plane as a passenger with her friend Bob as PIC, what authority, if any, does Alice have over the flight that an ...
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If I own land, can I create a private helicopter landing spot for my personal use?

If I own land(in the U.S.), can I create a private helicopter landing spot for my personal use? Would I have to register with the FAA or some other government agency?
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What does the FAA define as an "Aeronautical feat"?

I got interested about 49 U.S.C. § 44724, which arose following the death of a 7-year-old pilot attempting to set a record. The new law says: ... the individual is attempting to set a record or ...
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What are FAA rules regarding FBO operations encouraging food/ refreshments for pilots?

Specifically chapter, section, paragraph relating to food services for private pilots at an FBO.
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Is "Aviate, Navigate, Communicate" legal in Part 121 operations?

14 CFR § 121.557(c) says in part, (emphasis added) Whenever a pilot in command... exercises emergency authority, he shall keep the appropriate ATC facility and dispatch centers fully informed of the ...
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What does "NON-COMPLIANCE WITH FAR 157" mean for an airport?

I was looking up the airport in Gorham, New Hampshire (2G8) on SkyVector and noticed it had a line that said "NON-COMPLIANCE WITH FAR 157". I know FAR 157 concerns what is needed to build, ...
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Is this Common carriage?

It’s been a little while since I’ve studied common carriage vs private carriage.. I need a little advice with this situation. My dad is purchasing a plane (in his name and company) and I’m going to ...
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As a holder of a private pilot license foreign based, can I continue my training to commercial?

I have currently acquired permanent residency and want to continue my career in aviation. My private pilot license in the USA is foreign based, can I take the commercial pilot course normally or do I ...
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What is the specification of control cap (control tower) glass in FAA?

Does anyone know where I can find the specification of glass for control tower?
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Are there FAA regulations for designing new aircraft with pets in cabin?

I understand that these are FAA regulations on pets flying in-cabin on a commercial plane: https://www.faa.gov/travelers/fly_pets/cabin_pets Let's say I wanted to design a new type of commercial ...
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Two Pilots Logging Dual PIC

I have a question regarding two pilots, Pilot A who flies under the hood, and Pilot B who is Safety Pilot. According to the FAA Hicks Letter, Pilot B can be made in charge of safety of flight to log ...
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Is a nonprofit a business for the purpose of FAA regulations?

For the purpose of US aviation regulations that limit flight "in furtherance of a business," is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation considered a business?
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What is the regulation(s) that states GPS can be used in lieu of DME? Pertaining to the US [duplicate]

I always hear that GPS can be used in lieu of DME, but I would like to know the specific regulation that states this.
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Is a passenger who is flying the aircraft liable for regulations that they violate?

Bob, a non-pilot, is flying as a passenger with Alice, who is a pilot. Alice is PIC, but she is letting Bob fly the plane. (He's not certificated, but he knows enough to be able to fly under ...
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