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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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May a student continue a discontinued checkride if the CFI who endorsed them voids that endorsement?

The Situation CFI Charlie endorses Student Sara's logbook for a checkride. Sara begins the checkride but discontinues, and receives a letter of discontinuance. So far so good. Before Sara can ...
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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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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 FAR 29.571 (US) but 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 certificates/medical are required to fly in Japan?

I am FAA certified, but my medical certificate has lapsed. Would my pilot certificates and a fresh medical enable me to fly in Japan?
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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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What approvals do I need for a helicopter landing?

I have a horrible conflict; my sons are graduating on the same day at about the same time in different states. One in East Greenbush NY the other in Beverly MA. I am interested in hiring a ...
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In actual practice, do ARTC Center personnel generally follow the rule that a SVFR clearance may be granted in E2 airspace but not E4 airspace? (US)

In actual practice, in the US, do ARTC Center personnel generally follow the rule that a SVFR clearance may be granted in E2 airspace ("surface areas designated for an airport") but not E4 airspace ("...
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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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Does a conversion for wheel to floats require an STC or Form 337?

When you add floats to a tricycle gear (e.g. Beaver) do you need an STC to install the TSO'd floats? Or can this installation be approved with a Form 337 for a single aircraft?
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Under 3rd Class Medical Reform, When Do I Need To See My Doctor?

Lets say I'm a 35 year old pilot who just had a medical renewed so that it doesn't expire until 2021. 3rd class medical reform (although not law yet) requires that I visit my regular physician once ...
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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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To access EASA amc s or FAR gm?

How can I access EASA Acceptable Means of Compliance documents, or FAR guidance material docs ?
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How is a 14 CFR 101 sUAS NOTAM filed for an unregistered aircraft?

FAA promotes the utilization of NOTAMs to announce sUAS operations, and requires it in 333 exemptions and some 107 waivers. However, sUAS (drones / model aircraft) under 14 CFR 101 have been ...
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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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Why does having a geometry-limited aircraft lead to lower VLOFs?

For this question, please have in mind these excerpts from the 14 CFR 25.107 - Takeoff speeds. "(d) VMU is the calibrated airspeed at and above which the airplane can safely lift off the ground, ...
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What is the current state of regulation regarding VTOL aircraft in the LSA category?

With quite a few concept designs in progress, I am curious what the current FAA regulations are regarding vertical takeoff and landing vehicles in the light sport aircraft category.
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What is the FAA Approval Basis for an FMS upgrade on a Part 25 aircraft?

Does anyone know of a recent approval for an upgrade from a Universal UNS-xx FMS to a Universal UNS-1Ew FMS on a FAA registered aircraft, other than a TC, TC update or an STC? I am looking for the ...
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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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Does the “Climbing right turn” instruction of this SID violate the “Climb to 400 feet above DER before turning” requirement?

I was examining the LaGuardia Five SID, and I noticed that for runway 13 (Coney Climb) it gives the instruction, immediately after takeoff, "Climbing right turn heading 180 degrees to intercept CRI R-...
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What are the airworthiness requirements for transport category hybrid airships?

According to section 1.2 of the Airship Design Criteria (FAA P-8110-2), the FAA limits the applicability of airship airworthiness requirements to aircraft "capable of achieving zero static heaviness ...
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What non-precision approach in the US has the longest segment at MDA?

What approach is the longest approach, in the US, which has the longest segment at the MDA? Obviously this is for non-precision approaches.
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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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In the US, can airspace simultaneously be E2 and E4? What happens at KSTC to the airspace in the dashed magenta boundary when the tower closes?

In the US, can the same airspace simultaneously be E2 and E4? Consider the case of KSTC -- St. Cloud Regional Airport, MN. http://vfrmap.com/?type=vfrc&lat=45.546&lon=-94.059&zoom=10 On ...
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What is different between HIR (Hold Items Record) and DIR (Deferred Items Record)?

I wonder what is exactly different between HIR and DIR? What is different between HIR (Hold Items Record) and DIR (Deferred Items Record)?
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Where can I find the NTSB order for Administrator v. Walkup and/or v. Hamre?

In a footnote to Administrator v Strobel, the NTSB states: Our precedent makes clear that, “[r]egardless of who is manipulating the controls of the aircraft during an instructional flight, or ...
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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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What are the different vehicle roadways markings?

I was going through the AIM (Aeronautical Information Manual) chapter 2, which talks about airport lights and markings. There are 2 types of lines that designate a vehicle roadway. One is a solid line ...
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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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Is FAA's Order 8260.58A complementary to the TERPS manual as far as SID design is concerned?

I am studying FAA's United States Standard for Terminal Instrument Procedures (TERPS) to learn how a SID is designed and what kind of rules and constraints one has to take into consideration. I am ...
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Is a restricted airworthiness certificate required to operate a Cessna O-2A Skymaster in part 137 operations?

Does a Cessna Skymaster O-2A need to be classified as "restricted" if it is to dispense chemicals over a congested area, in a part 137 operation? The O-2A we're currently flying is classified as ...
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FAA Standards for oral examinations on Practical Tests

What level of detail should be expected from an FAA examiner when administering the oral portion of a Practical Test for adding an additional rating on a CFI Certificate in an Area Of Operation marked ...
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Different takeoff minimums between an Obstacle Departure Procedure (ODP) and a Standard Instrument Departure Procedure (SID)

It seems reasonable to me that an Obstacle Departure Procedure would include more "strict" rules (steeper climb gradient) than a SID, which is more "situational" and provides a specific direction in ...
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How do changes in certification requirements affect previous type certificates?

How does the 2016 part 23 airworthiness requirements rewrite affect older type certificates? If some aspect of an aircraft does not meet the new requirement do all of those aircraft have to be ...
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Does FAA or EASA has any requirement for Supervised Take off and Landing?

India has a regulation of conducting supervised Take off & Landing. Same requires particular experience for Captain and First officer. Is there any similar requirement in FAA or EASA?
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How is a Bambi Bucket or sling loaded tank certified for aerial firefighting?

How is a Bambi Bucket or any sling loaded tank certified for aerial fire fighting?
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Can an avionics technician work on Part 91 aircraft after a failed drug test?

I am trying to find out if it is legal to perform maintenance on small Part 91 aircraft performing avionics and electrical airframe repairs if I have failed a follow up drug test while employed by a ...
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Where can I download AUP/UUP in AIXM format from FAA?

I am studying about Airspace Use Plan/Updated Use Plan (AUP/UUP). A defined by wikipedia: The Airspace Use Plan (or AUP) is defined as "an Airspace Management (ASM) message of NOTAM status ...
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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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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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Has FAA published any A-RNP STAR or A-RNP / RNP AR DP SID?

After reading FAA's Performance Based Navigation Strategy 2016, I tried to search for already published Departure Procedures of RNP specification. I could only find some that require RNP-1, even ...
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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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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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FAA PPL certificate on N reg aircraft in EU

I have a stand alone FAA certificate (not based on foreign licence). Can I fly N reg aircraft in the UK and EU with my full FAA certificate privileges? BFR and FAA medical are current. I live in ...
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Can I find the minimum IFR altitude based only on a SID plate?

I noticed this question here on aviation stackexchange, and I was wondering if there is a way to deduce the minimum IFR altitude (either 1000ft or 2000ft above obstacles, depending on whether or not ...
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Is there an equivalent of the Threshold Crossing Height for departure procedures?

The definition for the Threshold Crossing Height is, according to the sources that I have checked, "the theoretical height above the runway threshold at which the aircraft's glideslope antenna would ...
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How many hours does an ATP helicopter pilot need to get a fixed-wing Sport Pilot certificate?

I hold an FAA ATP type rated in Helicopters, and I want to get my sport pilot certificate in airplane. How many hours do I need to satisfy the requirements? And how much will the sport pilot ...
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How to determine RNP and XTT values from section “5-2-1 Straight Departure” of FAA's 8260.58A Order?

I am trying to understand how to determine the Obstruction Clearance Area for each leg of a SID route. I am currently studying the US Standard for PBN Instrument Procedure Design (Order 8260.58A) and, ...
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Under what conditions can a pilot log simulated instrument time?

Can a pilot log simulated instrument time with these conditions and what regs would justify this: VMC Safety pilot on board View limited device VFR-only aircraft Unapproved instrument navigation ...
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Can an N registered aircraft operate scheduled service from USA to/from a Category 2 country?

Am looking at economics of a scheduled service between Honolulu and Tarawa but need an N registered aircraft to do it.