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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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Laminating required documents?

Airworthiness Certificates, Registration Certificates, Radio Licenses, Medical Certificates, Temporary Airman Certificates and other important documents are commonly printed on paper, which can be ...
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compliance time [on hold]

Within the next [25 hours] time-in-service (TIS) after the effective date of this AD, unless already done within the last [75 hours] TIS, and thereafter at intervals not to exceed [100 hours] TIS from ...
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How is flyblackbird.com operating under Part 91K?

The website states they're not a Part 380. Love their service -- how will they avoid the same fate as Flytenow?
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do commercial flights need to carry epipens? [migrated]

My friend has a severe nut allergy and brings multiple epipens aboard flights. This is apparently the safest thing to ensure the proper treatment of a potential alleric reaction, especially in the ...
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Compliance time or period [on hold]

What does a real-time for complying with an AD with these phrases? Prior to accumulating 5,000 landings or within the next 1,000 landings after the effective date of this AD, whichever occurs later.
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Who applies an airworthiness directive when the airframe is newer than the AD?

For example, an AD was issued in 1990 while the aircraft was manufactured in 2002? Who applies the AD, the manufacturer or the owner?
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How do I renew my ability to fly after 40 years?

I am 83 years old and it has been over forty years since I piloted an aircraft and would like to go back to flying again. I hold a single engine rating and had flown several hundred hours, but my log ...
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At what position or distance from an airport are you considered to be in the “traffic pattern”

image source In the United States, as an aircraft is approaching or departing a non-towered airport, at what position or distance from the airport are you considered to be in or out of the "traffic ...
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Does the FAA have any special requirements for oxidizer tanks on rocket-powered aircraft?

There are quite a number of strict FAA requirements for aircraft fuel tanks (must withstand such-and-such many Gs from such-and-such directions, must be inerted, must be puncture-resistant, et cetera, ...
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Do I need FAA permission to install tundra tires on a Piper PA-28 Cherokee 140?

I do a lot of back county flying and a lot of times the landing area is not in the best possible shape. I would like to install 29" tundra tires on it. Due to the change in wheel and tire size do I ...
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In Ethiopia, what are the minimum hours to be a pilot in a passenger jet?

With regards to the flight crew on board the Ethiopian flight, I have read many times that the young F/O with only 200 hrs wouldn't have been allowed to transport passengers if he were a pilot in the ...
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An Aircraft Maintenance Engineer wants to become an aerospace engineer [closed]

I have a bachelors degree in AME but I want to continue Master's in Aerospace and I'm wondering if it's possible.
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Aircraft separation distance [closed]

What are the factors that affect the longitudinal, lateral and vertical distance between aircraft? Please include decreasing or increasing effects
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Why is there a need for a Top Altitude in FAA's SIDs?

I am examining some of the FAA's SID charts and, as far as I can deduce, each SID provides information concerning the altitude when it is necessary and, if not changed by the controller, each ...
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When is a CFII required to provide instrument training?

61.195(c) states: (c)Instrument rating. A flight instructor may conduct instrument training for the issuance of an instrument rating, a type rating not limited to VFR, or the instrument ...
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What lights to use for a high-altitude weather balloon?

I am designing a high-altitude weather balloon for a college project. The balloon may fly at night, which means that, per FAA regulations, I need a light that is visible for 5 miles. Does anyone ...
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Why do some airports have class E airspace to the surface only at certain times?

Below is the depiction of the Truth or Consequences airport on the VFR sectional. Notice that it states that Class E to the surface is only effective for certain hours. The Chart Supplement lists ...
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Why are there 40 737 Max planes in flight when they have been grounded as not airworthy?

Many countries have already grounded 737 Max planes and as of Mar 13, 2019 the FAA have stated: The FAA is ordering the temporary grounding of Boeing 737 MAX aircraft (PDF) operated by U.S. ...
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How many pilots do long flights need?

Under normal 2 pilot part 121 ops I could only be scheduled to fly 8 hours in a given day. This is plenty for the routes we flew (longest leg around 4 hours) so I never encountered the rules for ...
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For IFR flights that require two alternates, is there a regulation that requires enough fuel to reach the furthest one?

For flights that have two alternate destinations, I'm looking for a reference - either EASA or ICAO - that states that you need enough fuel to reach whichever alternate would require the most fuel to ...
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What is the quickest way to get an airship rating?

I already have private pilot for single engine land with instrument and commercial ratings.
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Can a private pilot placard an inoperative instrument?

For certificated small aircraft that are not required to have a minimum equipment list. If you have an instrument break while on a cross country flight and it is not a legally required instrument for ...
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What flying boat has the highest maximum takeoff/landing sea state?

I assume that flying boats have limits on the sea states they’re certificated to take off and/or land in (for instance, hitting a ten-meter wave head-on in a five-meter wooden plane is probably ...
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Is it possible to get permission to fly a quadcopter around the St. Louis Arch for non-professional means

Is it permissible to fly a small quadcopter (<1 kg) around St Louis Arch for non-commercial means? If so what permit/permission is required?
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What's the minimum legal height in Europe for a low pass at an airport?

Does anyone know in which document I can find the legal minimum height for a low pass at an airport, assuming the pass has been approved by ATC? I have been discussing this topic a lot with several ...
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When must FAA reply to my letter?

I have sent letters requesting action and/or clarifications to the FAA medical certifications branch. How long can FAA legally delay before they are required to answer my questions in writing?
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Carburetor Heat Required on Carburetor equipped GA aircraft?

Is Carburetor Heat Required (by FAA Certification regulations) on Carburetor equipped GA aircraft? If not, what (if any) certified carburetor-equipped GA aircraft do NOT have Carburetor Heat installed ...
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Can you be a pilot after being diagnosed with Generalized Anxiety Disorder?

Went to my primary care physician who referred me to the psychologist. Went in for two evaluations. The only thing that had been written on my medical record was anxiety, no medications of any sort ...
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What is the correct phraseology for declaring a fuel emergency?

If I am pilot, approaching my destination airport and realise that, after landing I will have less than 30 minutes of fuel remaining, how exactly should I express this when communicating with ATC? ...
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As a commercial pilot, can I fly my spouse for her work?

So I hold a commercial license and have a 2nd class medical. My wife is an engineer and a product she works on needs to be altitude tested (unrelated to aviation). She was suggesting that we could ...
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As a student pilot can I fly solo hours from any airport?

I am researching flight school because I am very interested in getting my PPL. I live in DFW I just graduated from college and money is tight. So I am saving money to get the PPL. I know the bulk of ...
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Are 100 hour inspections required to rent out a plane?

According to 14 CFR § 91.409 - Inspections: (b) Except as provided in paragraph (c) of this section, no person may operate an aircraft carrying any person (other than a crewmember) for hire, and no ...
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In the United States, is there any way I can fly without a medical certificate?

I live in the United States. I haven't been able to get a medical certificate yet, but I'm interested in flying airplanes (or maybe other kinds of aircraft). Is there any way I can fly without having ...
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How are businesses able to use experimental aircraft?

I saw businesses like this using military jets to sell rides to civilians. Since warbirds are considered experimental aircraft, does the FAA issue special certs to fly them commercially? According ...
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Operating with BasicMed, may pilot use a medication otherwise restricted under Part 67 Medical Regulations?

I have a CFI student who is currently using BasicMed to satisfy her FAA Medical Requirement. She is taking a drug, which the FAA in AME guidance prohibits, and is wondering if she can continue to ...
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Why doesn't the US have a flag carrier airline?

With the recent United Airlines fiasco, I was reading up on their history and the airline industry and to my surprise I found that United Airlines is not the US flag carrier. In fact, the US does not ...
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Is there a regulation that requires manufacturers to cover AD's for the life of the equipment?

I'm usually pretty good at finding regulations, but I can't find anything in this regard. I'm curious if manufacturers such as Cessna, Piper, or even Lycoming and Continental are required by law/...
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What is the history of the CFI spin endorsement requirement?

FAR 61.187(b)(1)(xi) requires that a Flight Instructor candidate receive a logbook endorsement certifying proficiency in slow flight, stalls and spins. How long has the requirement for spins been in ...
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Do I have to prove my flight training time abroad when applying for a standalone FAA license?

I have done flight training in Germany and hence hold a German EASA Private Pilot License. For this I did the appropriate flight training which is documented in my logbook. But in Germany these ...
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What would prohibit a T-38 Talon from being certified in the Acrobatic category?

The definition of the acrobatic category in FAR 23.3 reads as follows: (c) The acrobatic category is limited to airplanes that have a seating configuration, excluding pilot seats, of nine or less, ...
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Can I log PIC instrument time in a sim without a current medical or flight review?

Just wondering if one is on land and in a simulator, if you need a current medical and flight review to train and log PIC time?
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How long can the stop in a stop-and-go be?

When a pilot is cleared for a stop and go, how long does this allow them to be stopped on the runway? I'd like to know if there is a limit in regulations or at least guidance for this.
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Can a 777X legally be ferried with one or both wingtips folded?

The 777X family (777-8/-9/-10) features wingtips that fold up on the ground to let the aircraft fit in tight spaces. These have to be extended and locked in place before a revenue flight can take ...
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Can I work on aircraft without an A&P license?

Can I work at a place where I pull parts, drop engines, hang engines which get sold back into the aircraft market? Am I allowed to do so without a A&P License? I've been told that it is legal if ...
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Is it allowed to scatter human cremains (ashes) from an aircraft?

A serious question, here: There's gotta be a pilot out there somewhere who has done a memorial request to spray someone's ashes over a city street. I'm gonna do it out of spite for a lousy little mill ...
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When to use beacon, anti-collision, strobe, logo, and navigation lights?

During taxi, the taxi lights are used, and I think the landing lights are required to be used up to 10.000 feet for all commercial flights. However, my question is regarding the abovementioned lights:...
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Fine for operating not single-pilot certified jet with one pilot

Are there any clear-cut fines for flying an aircraft like a Global 5000 which is not single-pilot certified by a single pilot? And what would be the probability of being caught and how would they ...
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Why are TFRs issued around stadiums during games in the U.S.?

I want to know the FAA's reasoning behind issuing TFRs whenever a game is going on in a stadium. Is it just because of a large crowd of people? Do engine noises just bother people? Could an aircraft's ...
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How does one deal with a UNICOM operator directing aircraft like at a towered airport?

Seems like an odd scenario, however I have experienced this a few times now. A non-towered airport will have someone on the radio directing traffic and reading out weather info like barometric ...
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Why does a sport certificate have no distance restriction while recreational does?

A recreational pilot certificate only allows flights within 50 miles of home airport. A sport certificate has no distance limits even though it's easier to get - no medical certificate, less flying ...