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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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Is the FAA aware that the Vibrations of Low Flying Emergency Helicopters Are Slowly Over Time Costing Homeowners Millions In Damages in My City Alone? [closed]

Imagine you have a plexiglass baking pan. The one that is rectangle in shape and fairly shallow. You take a bunch of loose sand and tilt the pan towards you so all that sand is near one side of this ...
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Flying over the Grand Canyon SFAR - what altitude should you fly if you encounter clouds at appropriate altitude?

I was recently flying over the Grand Canyon on our way to St. George using the SFAR routes assigned. We were flying with flight following and was assigned the appropriate altitude I had previously ...
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The standard parts used on STC projects should be Indicated conform to FAR regulations?

The standard sleeve accept by Boeing SWPM, it conform to "AMS-DTL-23053/5 class 1". However, when we use this product in STC project, we are required to prove that it meets FAR25.853(a) by ...
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Current Status of MOSAIC

MOSAIC (Modernization of Special Airworthiness Certification) is a cluster of proposed FAA rule changes that would broaden the aircraft eligible to be operated by a pilot with a Sport License. In July ...
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Can you fly a newly EASA type certified aircraft in the USA?

If you get an aircraft that has just been issued a type certificate by EASA, can you fly it within USA in the same category right away? I'm reading about Bilateral Agreements and it seems that the ...
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Medical - Must use corrective lens(es)…

Recently went to Flight Safety for the first time and one of the instructors was talking about the time he got ramp-checked and they asked him after looking at his medical if he had his two pairs of ...
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Adding IFR to an Experimental [duplicate]

I am considering buying an Experimental-Amateur Built plane. It was originally equipped and approved for VFR only. The second owner completely redid the avionics, and it’s now a solid IFR platform and ...
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Where do I find the requirement for an AFM to be serial number specific?

It seems to be generally accepted that an AFM must be serial number specific to that aircraft it was made for and delivered with. I am having difficulty finding the reference for "serial number ...
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Airplane Owner, But don't have PPL. Can student pilot do oil change on their own plane?

Airplane Owner, But don't have PPL. Can student pilot do oil change on their own plane? I can't seem to find answer on this. Any helps would be great.
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Flying N-registered Aircraft in the EU (as an EU resident)

Until recently, I believed what the old, wise men of my local flying club had been telling me for years: You can fly N-registered aircraft in Europe... as long as you have an FAA license. I recently ...
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How will future NOTAM exchange world wide work with DigitalNOTAM?

As by my knowledge the world wide exchange of NOTAMs is based on the ICAO format within the AFTN - between all the ANSP, including as biggest the FAA(USA) and Eurocontrol(Europe). This is as well by ...
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Did the FAA used to require pilots to have valid sectional for VFR cross country flights?

Did there used to be an FAR in the 1990ies that required VFR pilots to have in their possession a valid sectional for cross country flights? I seem to remember this rule from before 2000, but can't ...
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Legal Requirement to reweigh aircraft?

For part 91 operations or regular trainer aircraft, what is the "LEGAL" requirement for which an aircraft re-weigh is required? The ONLY thing I can find on the internet is in the W/B ...
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Does the FAA allow changing an aircraft's registered class?

For instance, if an aircraft is first registered as an airplane, can it later be changed to a glider or vice versa? How about a single converted to a multi? (If you're wondering about why this could ...
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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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