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Questions tagged [faa-regulations]

FAA regulations cover the aviation rules of the United States of America and 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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What certifications must one have to repair/alter propellers and instruments?

According to 14 CFR 65 Subpart D A certificated mechanic may perform or supervise the maintenance, preventive maintenance or alteration of an aircraft or appliance, or a part thereof, for which he ...
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Can I get training in the USA with a PPL from another country, but without converting it?

My friend's in South Korea, and he would like to get training in the USA soon. He currently has a PPL in Korea and it is still valid. I'm sure that he can start an IFR course in the USA and another ...
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What is “Defense Area” on a VFR Sectional Chart?

What is "Defense Area" on a VFR Sectional Chart? The words "DEFENSE AREA" (in all caps) appear all along the US/Mexico border in blue. It's the biggest text on the chart. Interestingly enough, the ...
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What qualifies as a “takeoff” and “landing” in currency requirements?

I just met my night-time currency requirements at KONT. Landing and taking off from a 12000 foot runway in a Cessna 152 got me to thinking (always dangerous, I know). There's more than enough room ...
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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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Is recurrent simulator training required every 12 months whilst acting as SIC under Part 91?

What are the regulations on recurrent training for a crew member who is type rated as PIC but is acting as SIC, flying internationally on a Bombardier Global Express Part 91 operation (not subpart K)? ...
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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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Can I pass the EASA ATPL exams by studying FAA materials?

If I have the theoretical knowledge required for an FAA ATP, could I use that knowledge to pass the EASA ATPL exams?
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Where does it say that type certificates are required?

I am doing research and looking for a regulation (from FAA, Transport Canada, ICAO or anywhere else) that explicitly states that a type certificate is required for aeronautical products (aircraft, ...
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Has FAA ever granted a LODA for compensated instruction in non-LSA E-AB?

I have been trying to find a list of granted LODA 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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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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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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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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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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Where does the Departure End of Runway (DER) exactly begin?

I am having trouble understanding the concept of Departure End of Runway. Most sources state that DER is at the end of the portion of the runway that can be used for takeoff (which, as far as I can ...
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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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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 are the requirements to obtain an FAA private pilot's license in Bosnia?

I'm a US citizen currently living in Bosnia. Before I left the states, I was working on getting my PPL. I currently have about 65 hours and was very close to finishing, but I was unable to do so ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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What is the regulatory process for new blade/fan/vane approval in the US?

What is the regulatory process for new blade/fan/vane approval in the US? and When is regulatory approval required? For example, if I am currently helping to make already approved parts it is not ...
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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.