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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Can I log my military training time as PIC, if I have a PPL?

It's my understanding that instrument and commercial training time can be logged as PIC, after you have a PPL. I received my PPL in a standard C-172. I was about to go through and log all my ...
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How much simulator time can I use towards a part 61 instrument rating?

I am doing Instrument Rating under part 61 with a CFII. To meet the 50 hours cross country requirement (d 1), can I log some of the PIC time in a simulator? There is a 20 hours limitation on the use ...
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Where can you join a STAR & STAR Altitudes?

Do you have to join a STAR at a transition or can you join it at any point? For example, coming from the south, can I join the DODJE5 arrival at FZT rather than AEX? DODJE5: https://aeronav.faa.gov/...
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Are there any duty time limitations on ferry pilots?

What FAA regulations are in force when a commercial pilot is being compensated to ferry a newly purchased aircraft? Is there a limit on duty time?
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Do I need to be acting PIC when doing takeoffs and landings for my 90-day currency?

The 90-day currency requirement means that to act as PIC of an aircraft carrying passengers you must complete the three takeoffs and landings. Does this include an aircraft where you are logging PIC ...
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What's the MTOW I can fly with a PPL?

I thought there was a limit but I can't remember and can't find it anymore. So with an US PPL, what would be the maximum takeoff weight that an aircraft would be allowed to for me to still fly it? ...
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Are loops or rolls allowed in the “utility” category in any US-certified airplane or glider?

In actual practice, is there any US-certified airplane or glider where the approved flight manual, or cockpit placards, indicate that loops, rolls, or any other similarly aerobatic maneuvers other ...
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Are paper charts required for international flights?

Can international flights by a US operator be performed paperless or do you need complete paper charts?
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Would it be allowed (not violating regulations) for a passenger to interfere with controls before start of unsafe flight in US? [closed]

In the US, if you are a passenger sitting in the front right seat of a commercially-hired (charter) single-piloted light plane as the pilot is cursing in a foreign language and saying you lied to him ...
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PIC flights during grace period

If my base month for recurrent 135 checks is June and I fly as PIC in July and subsequently don't complete required testing in July, can I be violated for any July flights?
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Do airport fire departments have to have airstairs?

On the video of the JetBlue 292 landing (at 4:27), one of the first emergency vehicles to approach the Airbus is a fire department airstair. I've never seen a fire department with its own airstair. I ...
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In the US, would it ever be legal to fly a loop in any airplane or glider that was operating in the “utility” rather than “acrobatic” category?

1) In the US, would it ever be legal to fly a loop in any US-registered airplane or glider that was operating in the "utility" category rather than the "acrobatic" category? (Assuming that no special ...
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Is it legal to do a barrel roll? [duplicate]

Is it legal to barrel roll a plane? Are you allowed with any pilot license? Are there any requirements for the plane to be allowed to barrel roll?
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Engine Oil Consumption limits part of certification?

Does anyone knows if Engine Oil Consumption limits are part of the engine certification requirements?
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Do helicopters need a class B entry clearance when air / hover taxiing?

You're a helicopter pilot at a class B airport. You'd like to taxi to another parking spot. The ground controller could either give you a hover taxi clearance or an air taxi clearance, depending on ...
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Can Part 141 instrument simulated time be logged?

I'm doing my IR rating in Part 141, and the school says you cannot log simulated time in the logbook, whereas in Part 61 they are allowed. Why?
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PIC Emergency Authority [duplicate]

Under 14 CFR 91.3 ---> "In an in-flight emergency requiring immediate action, the pilot in command may deviate from any rule of this part to the extent required to meet that emergency." Under which ...
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Validity of Volga-Dnepr An-124 Grounding in US

Around June 10th, a Ukranian court issued an order grounding 5 of Volga-Dnepr's An-124 cargo planes, citing maintenance checks conducted without OEM (i.e., Antonov) authorization. According to ...
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How do flight procedure designers decide when to assign an altitude constraint to a waypoint?

I am studying procedure design manuals (TERPS, PBN 8260.58A manual, ICAO PANS-OPS 8168 manual etc.) and I haven't found any guidelines concerning altitude constraints that can be imposed on a waypoint....
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Where can I take my ultralight aircraft? [closed]

I know many airports do not allow ultralight aircraft but can I take it to work, home, or to the bar? What is the limits of freedoms of travel in an ultralight?
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Part 65.61.d.2 IFR Requirements [duplicate]

I have a question regarding this requirement as I work on my IFR SEL rating: Forty hours of actual or simulated instrument time in the areas of operation listed in paragraph (c) of this section, ...
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What would be logged as the destination for an emergency landing in a field?

When logging flights you have a departure point and an arrival point, how would you log the arrival point if you were to have to perform an emergency off field landing in a field or on an interstate?
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FAR 91.215 (b)(3)(ii) — transponders— does the “or below 10,000' MSL” clause have any practical significance?

Here are some of the airspaces where FAR 91.215 requires aircraft to have transponders-- (b) ... (2) All aircraft. In all airspace within 30 nautical miles of an airport listed in appendix D,...
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FAR 91.215— may an aircraft with no electrical system and no transponder overfly Wheeler AAF at 9500' MSL?

Here are some of the airspaces where FAR 91.215 requires aircraft to have transponders-- (b) ... (2) All aircraft. In all airspace within 30 nautical miles of an airport listed in appendix D,...
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Can an aircraft operator hire a Commercial Pilot to fly their aircraft under part 91?

Here is the scenario. Joe owns a Cessna 172. Joe hires Tim to fly him in his 172 from A to B. Tim is a Commercial Pilot. Is this legal? So far, everyone has said yes to this question, but not one ...
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What additional airspace will be off-limits to an a/c w/ no elect. system or xponder under 91.225 (ADS-B) compared to under 91.215?

Under FAR 91.225 (requirement for ADS-B-out), what additional airspace over the 48 contiguous states in the U.S. will be off-limits to an aircraft w/ no electrical system or transponder, compared to ...
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Logging time towards commercial pilots license

I am in a part 141 program trying to finish up my commercial pilots license. The airport we operate out of will be closed for a few weeks so I was wondering if I'd be able to rent a plane close to ...
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61.129 (a)(3)(v), can it be with multiple instructors?

My question is can the 3 hours in prep for the check ride be done with different instructors, or does it have to be all 3 hours with the same instructor? Thanks.
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A question about FAR 91.225(e)(2) — pertains to ADS-B-out requirement and exemption for aircraft with no electrical system

This is a question about FAR 91.225 (requirement for ADS-B-out) and where aircraft with no electrical system will be able to fly. FAR 91.225 exempts aircraft with no electrical system from many of ...
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What is the FAA regulation for the 3 mile / 1,000' separation for a commercial airliner? [duplicate]

I need help finding the Number/Citation for the FAA regulation/order that states commercial airliner separation should usually be at least 3 miles laterally, or 1,000 feet vertically. I cannot find ...
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Clarification on flight hours as compensation

I've seen the phrase "flight hours as compensation" before, and would like some clarification on it. What I've read seems to generally concern operating an aircraft on a PPL for a commercial purpose, ...
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Are there equivalents to the USA's HIMS programme in other regions?

The question How to determine if pilots in crashes flew again? made me think about the Human Intervention Motivation Study programme (see the answer https://aviation.stackexchange.com/a/65410/14197) ...
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May an ultralight vehicle pass directly above KEGE at 9200 MSL at 1600Z with no prior authorization without violating FAR 103.17?

May an ultralight vehicle pass directly above KEGE at 9200 MSL at 1600Z with no prior authorization without violating FAR 103.17? http://vfrmap.com/?type=vfrc&lat=39.643&lon=-106.916&zoom=...
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As of June 2019, can a DPE in the United States renew a CFI's certificate based on completion of a FIRC?

Flight instructors need to renew their CFI certificates every 24 months. One of the ways to do that is by completing a FIRC. In the past, you had to take your completed FIRC to the local FSDO and have ...
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Does aeronautical experience ever expire?

Do the hours of flying with instructor or solo ever expire? I have my 50 (yes, 50) year old pilot's Flight Log with CFI entries for 20 hours dual and 1 solo. Do I have to start over, or would some of ...
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Is there an FAA definition of what “normal flight operation” means?

Some documents talk about normal and abnormal operation. Is there a definition by FAA what normal operation is?
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May an instrument instructor log instrument approaches that a student flies in simulated conditions as approaches for currency purposes?

I was told by a fellow CFII today who says he was told this by a former DPE that a CFII who is providing training to a student can log that student's simulated instrument approaches as the instructor'...
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Do you need type ratings for private flying?

This question popped into my head when I learned some Citation X series have shared (?) type ratings. So a theoretical situation: I am a happy person with PPL and IFR ratings and then I decide to ...
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How can I find a final approach fix (FAF)?

I have a problem understanding FAF - how can I find FAf on a precision approach without the lightning bolt/zigzag symbol. I know the Maltese cross means FAF for a non-precision approach. According to ...
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How low can a helicopter fly above a residence if the helicopter is an air ambulance landing?

Two medical helicopters just located directly across the street from my home. Their landing pad is less than 500 feet from my property. When they land, the helicopter is only 100 to 200 feet above ...
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Can the commercial night cross country be done under IFR?

The below doesn't mention anything about needing to be night IFR, so if you were to shoot an approach on this flight, would it be legal? Also, if the instructor isn't a CFII, but PIC does have an ...
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Is there an upper age limit for pilots freight only?

When I asked my original question below, I should have been more specific. I will rephrase my question, however, I do wish to extend my thanks & appreciation to those who answered my question as ...
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How can I find out if there's an EASA STC for something that has an FAA STC?

I want to purchase something for my Cessna from a US web shop. The part has a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) from the FAA, but I don't find any information about the EASA equivalent. Is there ...
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As a drone hobbyist, is flying below the listed FAA UAS ceiling a violation of controlled airspace?

FAA (emphasis mine): In Class B, Class C, or Class D airspace [controlled airspace] or within the lateral boundaries of the surface area of Class E airspace designated for an airport, the ...
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Is it legal for a pilot to let passengers steer during take off and landing? [duplicate]

Our company plane can be flown by single pilot without the need of a copilot. Several times while flying in the company plane our pilot allowed one of our company owner's family members take off and ...
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Which pilot license is required in the US to engage in glider towing?

As a former member of a US glider club (I live in Europe now, and it's all winch launches), I always thought being a tow pilot was a good way to build time. Can a private pilot tow gliders in exchange ...
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When is a procedure turn not required? [duplicate]

If you are not being radar vectored to the FAF or on a “no PT” transition, are there any other circumstances where a procedure turn that is depicted on an approach chart is not required?
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Airliner speed when descending through 10,000 feet

How do airliners get to 250 kts when descending through 10,000 feet as required by the FAA? Do you level off at 10,500 feet until speed is less than 250 and then descend further? Must pilots ask ATC ...
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Can I get a second class medical if I have a third class with a SODA for depth perception?

I currently hold a third class medical certificate but this required a statement of demonstrated ability due to concerns about depth perception given my right eye will not meet existing standards. I ...
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Is there a minimum weight requirement for flying manned aircraft in controlled airspace (B, C, D, E)?

The Colomban Cri-Cri is a small twin engine plane with an empty weight of ~200 lbs and a MTOW of ~400 lbs. Can I fly this in controlled airspace? What are the requirements for aircraft registration?