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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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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How can I see the revision history of a particular FAR?

For instance, I don't remember paragraph 61.51(e)(iii) at all from way back when I studied it to determine when I could log PIC time. I'm fairly certain that it has been added since then (actually, ...
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Has the FAA ever granted a LODA for compensated instruction in a non-LSA E-AB?

I have been trying to find a list of granted LODAs to get this question answered. No joy. I am considering purchasing a Sling TSI E-AB. It would be great to be able to instruct in it for compensation.
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Would FAR 91.227, or any other regulation, forbid use of ADS-B-out in an unregistered ultralight?

Would FAR 91.227, or any other regulation, forbid use of ADS-B-out in an unregistered ultralight? Could the N-number field simply be left blank, without violating any regulation or law? One possibly ...
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How does the FAA BasicMed affect the safety pilot for somebody flying under the hood?

When one pilot is practicing instrument flying with a view limiting device (a "hood"), a licensed pilot needs to be along to watch for traffic (the safety pilot). There are several scenarios where ...
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At what altitude, if any, may an ultralight overfly the Gallup airport (KGUP) with no prior authorization without violating FAR 103.17?

At what altitude, if any, may an ultralight overfly the Gallup, New Mexico airport (KGUP) with no prior authorization without violating FAR 103.17? This is a question about the meaning of "within ...
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How do I get an airworthiness certificate for a prototype aircraft?

If I were to build a plane of my own design as a prototype for possible sales, what steps would I need to take to get an airworthiness certificate from the FAA? If it's truly a certified aircraft and ...
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Can you flag down / contact an airplane with a handheld radio in case of emergency?

A friend and I are going rim to rim to rim in the Grand Canyon this Wednesday. It's a 46mi, 20+hr "hike" with some very physically challenging sections. We are packing the minimal amount needed - ...
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Can an IFR clearance be issued and flown through IMC in class G airspace?

Let's say an IFR flight was planned to depart from a non-towered airport with class G airspace extending from the surface to 700 feet AGL. The flight visibility and ceiling both go down to 0. Can the ...
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Am I required to be current in my aircraft type to start CFI training? [closed]

Do i have to be current on my type (Cessna 172) to start flying the flight instructor training course?
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Can I get a restricted ATP based on part 61 training?

I graduated from a college with 60 credits that are related to aviation but I got my IR and CPL from out of school which is part 61. Am I still qualified as a candidate who can apply for a 1000hr R-...
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Can a pilot with an ICAO Multi-Crew Pilot License fly an airliner into the U.S.?

In the question How do non-US pilots get the hours necessary for an ATP?, the question was raised of whether we have 250 or 500 hour foreign pilots flying airliners into major U.S. airports. DeltaLima'...
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How does the ADS-B signal transmission randomization work?

As the FAA mentions, the ADS-B messages like Identification, Position and Velocity are transmitted randomly uniquely between $ 04 \pm 02 $ sec. How does the transmitter define that randomization? Is ...
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Can a commercial airplane overtake another airplane going in the same direction?

If there are two commercial airplane flying towards the same destination, on the same flight path, and the second plane is being faster than the first plane, is the second plane allowed to overtake ...
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What is the difference between high altitude vs low altitude approach?

Is there any factor that influences the decision of whether to take a high or low instrument approach (e.g. Hi Tacan or Low Tacan)? What are the differences between these two approaches?
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Is the Boeing 777X being certified as a derivative of the 777 Classic?

Given the corner cutting Boeing did with the Max certification, is the FAA allowing the 777X to be certified as a derivative (easier) of the 777 Classic or requiring a new Type Certificate? (harder) ...
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Are there any single-pilot aircraft certified in the Part 23 Commuter category?

Is it possible to certify an aircraft under FAR 23 Commuter Category with single pilot ops only? Like, there is just one seat in the cockpit and up to 19 passengers. Does anyone know of such an ...
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What is an Airworthiness Directive?

Aircraft which have been in service for a long time often have a lot of entries in their logbooks for Airworthiness Directives (ADs). What are they, and why are they important?
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How many aircraft types can a 135 pilot be assigned to?

Is there a limit to how many aircraft types a §135 operator may assign a pilot to fly? In other words, could a pilot type rated to fly—for example—a Learjet 75, Citation X, and Challenger 300 be ...
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What licenses/endorsements or type ratings do you need to fly a fighter jet?

As the title says, what endorsements and licenses do I need to obtain before I can legally fly a decommissioned single seater fighter jet or trainer jet (like a L-39 Albatros or even a F22 when the ...
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What is the “8900” that the FAA uses for guidance?

The 8900 is sometimes quoted as a reference when trying to determine FAA policies. What exactly is it and where can it be found? Is it regulatory in nature?
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Who decides landing gear requires overhaul?

"If the landing gear on your aircraft is required to be overhauled periodically.." So is there a case where its been decided that landing gear does not require to be overhauled?
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Are helicopter pilots required to use GPS navigation?

Some helicopter crashes are caused by a disoriented pilot. This would presumably be impossible with a GPS with terrain maps. Are pilots required to use a GPS when flying a helicopter in the US?
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Can a Pilot hold multiple foreign licenses and practice the privileges of it in each country?

Is it possible for a CASA CPL holder to convert to both an FAA and CAAUK license and hold all three at the same time? Would the pilot then be qualified to exercise the privileges of the CPL in ...
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What is the legal interpretation of rest for FAA Part 135 operations?

14 CFR 135, Subpart F contains the rest requirements for Part 135 operations. The rest requirement for 1 and 2 pilot unscheduled crews (typical) comes from: 135.267(d) Each assignment under ...
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Is the time pilots are commuting considered rest time?

Pilots operating under FAR Part 121 assigned to domestic routes are required to have a certain amount of "rest" time before beginning a flight. Further, the maximum "flight time," (where the pilot ...
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What are the fatigue regulations in the US and Australia for military transport helicopters/rotorcraft?

For transport category military helicopters, what are the fatigue regulations as specified by the US and Australian regulatory bodies? I've managed to find that FAA has 14 CFR 29.571 (Fatigue ...
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How are the hours that count toward fatigue limits calculated by the FAA?

Which part of the flight actually counts toward the flight hours limited by the FAA? Is there any accounting for the time spent in flight preparation in so far as compensation or hour limits?
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How was the endurance test in the Cessna 172 legal?

The flight in the Cessna 172 lasted around 64 days with two pilots switching to fly the plane. To my knowledge both FAA and EASA have rest periods which pilots have to follow. Also the refueling was ...
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Is a Cessna 172S still airworthy if factory-installed instrumentation not required for day VFR flight is inoperative?

A C172S I occasionally rent had the EGT gauge placarded INOP when it had a JPI EDM-700 engine monitor installed. The placard sits on the gauge so you can no longer see the needle. Probably the single ...
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Can an aircraft be issued a standard airworthiness certificate after being operated under and experimental certificate?

14 CFR, §21.191 (b) states that experimental airworthiness certificates can be used when: Showing compliance with regulations. Conducting flight tests and other operations to show compliance with ...
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When does an instrument approach “begin” per §135.225(a)

§135.225(a) states that, "...no pilot may begin an instrument approach procedure to an airport unless— (1) That airport has a weather reporting facility operated by the U.S. National Weather Service, ...
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Are there any future regulations planned for electric multi-motor LSAs?

It seems with electric control of the multi engine configuration, such as with NASA's new leap tech technology, that there should be a way to use multiple motors in the LSA category. Is there anything ...
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When is a runway considered to be wet or slippery for 135 or 121 landing performance considerations?

For the purposes of following FAA regulations, when is a runway considered to be wet or slippery in the context of landing performance calculations? Specifically, what definitions or guidance on ...
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What is the primary reason that the non-towered airports KACV and KTLV have E4 extensions to E2 airspace?

NOTE-- this question is not about why it was desired to protect the airspace that ended up within the E4 "extensions". Rather, this question is about why that was done by designating that airspace as ...
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Is B 737 Max able to comply with certification if MCAS is off or removed? [duplicate]

Boeing 737 Max updated MCAS will probably be cutted off in case of AoA disagree. Without MCAS, the plane is no longer similar to 737 NG (stick force per g requirement). Does that mean a new ...
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If Boeing used two sensors instead of one simultaneously, wouldn’t they be in the same position today?

this article states that the original version of MCAS was suppose to rely on two sensors, One sensor will detect a high angle of attack, therefore activating MCAS The other sensor will ...
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Can you log both XC PIC time and simulated instrument time together?

Are you permitted to log both XC PIC time as well as simulated instrument time (during the voyage over) whilst with a qualified safety pilot? I am pursuing my IR and would like to know if doing this ...
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Instrument Currency Scenarios

I am currently trying to understand 61.57 and it’s instrument currency requirements for pilots. I have made some 2 scenarios here, and it would be great if I could get some feedback to my questions. ...
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What is Class E3 airspace?

I am not aware of Class e3 airspace that is now associated in an area I used to be able to fly my ultralight, model airplane, or drone. It is now apparently requiring FAA authorization.
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Is there any agency or meeting, at global level, that rules flight zone interdictions? [duplicate]

Considering the number of conflicts in the world, and the tragic event of the airliner crash over Ukrainia caused by military action, there are a lot of flight interdiction zones on the world. From ...
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Did Boeing need MCAS because the 737 MAX didn’t meet FAA longitudinal stability requirements, or was it to make the MAX feel like the NG?

I’m confused on this. I’ve read in multiple different places that MCAS was required due to the easier stick forces at a high angle of attack and a high G force, and because of this, the Max didn’t ...
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How high can I fly a kite above my farm?

This idea is inspired by this question. Suppose the OP decides to fly some kites or helium balloons above his farm to keep other pilots from flying near it. Regulation-wise, how high can these ...
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What is needed to remove my CPL restriction after becoming a US citizen?

I hold a US commercial pilot certificate based on my foreign commercial pilot certificate. This was allowed prior to the ruling that foreign pilots would only be issued a private certificate. On the ...
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How should simulator time be logged in a pilot logbook?

In a full motion Level C or D simulator like those used by the airlines and for jet type ratings: How should a pilot log the simulator time in their logbook? I.e. Can you log: Total Time ...
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Does turning off WAAS turn off ADS-B out as well?

I'm a CFII and for training GPS approaches with advanced students, I like to occasionally turn off the WAAS receiver on the 430/750/G1000/etc. when they are not looking, to simulate a WAAS failure and ...
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Can paragliders in the US communicate with ATC?

I am a private pilot looking to get into paragliding. After talking to some of my friends who do paragliding in the San Francisco Bay area and watching YouTube videos I noticed some fly through places ...
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What regulations apply to changing liveries on private jets in the US?

Things like the manufacturer's livery, do they need to follow that? Anything else that will be required when purchasing a new jet and changing the paint to the new owner's choice and requirements.
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Could a controller or airport in the US decide to use English-style landing clearances?

In the U.S., controllers are allowed to clear multiple planes to land on the same runway, with the assumption that the first plane to land will be out of the way by the time the second plane gets ...
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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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