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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Do minors need parental permission to fly with a private pilot?

I’m a 17 year old private pilot, and my friend and his girlfriend who are also 17 want to fly with me. It’s not clear whether they are asking their parents permission. If their parents didn’t want ...
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EASA F1 / FAA 8130 Validity

Does anyone know if there is a set guideline / ruling for how long a EASA F1 / FAA 8130 is valid for between CRS issue of the component say from overhaul to when the component is actually fitted to ...
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Do the FAA 8130-3 and EASA Form 1 have a validity period?

I have investigated both FAA and EASA regulations and am unable to conclude if there is any restriction or limitation to the validity of an FAA 8130-3 or EASA Form 1 release. So technically, any of ...
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Is it legal to take off from the road?

Specifically, I'm referring to the takeoff attempt which led to this crash (video here). This took place on highway 124 in Winnie, TX. Apparently the aircraft had just finished serving as a float in a ...
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Can I log simulated IMC time in a simulator without a CFII?

I am working on my instrument rating under part 61. I need 40 hours of simulated IMC and 20 of those hours can be in a certified AATD simulator like a redbird. Do I need a CFII to sign off on those ...
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Is there a FAR reference for the IFR required reports listed in the AIM 5-3-3?

Section 5-3-3 of the AIM lists "Additional Reports" that "should" be made on an IFR flight. There are 9 of them in a radar environment and 2 more in non-radar. The only reference ...
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Can I fly part 91 a German certified and registered helicopter in the USA? [duplicate]

Can I fly part 91 a German certified and registered helicopter in the USA?
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Can solo time be logged with a passenger?

Here's a very niche question. If someone were to have completed their recreational or sport pilot license and be actively pursuing their private pilot license, could flight time without an instructor ...
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Can I fly an RNAV DP (GPS & RNAV 1 required) with no FD/AP?

I’m currently planning an instrument flight which includes a full stop at an airport with a RNAV (Obstacle) Departure Procedure. The procedure plate requires RNAV 1 and GPS. In ground school I ...
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What should I do if I intercept the glideslope before reaching the final approach fix?

On several of the ILS and RNAV LPV approaches in my area (and notably the ones I expect for my checkride), I consistently intercept the GS at 0.1-0.2nm before the FAF. An example: I am flying at ...
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Is "medical" oxygen system suitable for part 91 aviation use?

I am, in a somewhat desultory fashion, considering obtaining an oxygen system (for use in the U.S. under part 91, perhaps sharing with some passengers). An initial search suggests that one can buy a ...
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Why is the definition of $V_{S1}$ vague wrt configuration?

The definition of $V_{S1}$ is the stalling speed or the minimum steady flight speed obtained in a specific configuration from 14 CFR §1.2 Abbreviations and symbols. Why is this vague in terms of the ...
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Why are only two of the five water-facing runway ends at KBOS equipped with EMAS beds?

KBOS has eight major runway ends:1 04L, 04R, 09, 15R, 22L, 22R, 27, and 33L. As KBOS is primarily situated on (and occupies the vast majority of) a peninsula made by dumping lots of sand and dirt into ...
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Private Helicopter landing on Private land [duplicate]

Can I land a helicopter on my property in Palm Beach County? The property is 6 acres along the Loxahatchee River in Unincorporated Jupiter / Palm Beach County. What is the pertinent FAA or County ...
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Does compliance with ATC instructions apply to VFR aircraft in Class G?

(U.S.) 14 CFR 91.123 (b) states: Except in an emergency, no person may operate an aircraft contrary to an ATC instruction in an area in which air traffic control is exercised. FAR 91.123(b) was ...
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Could a pilot be in violation of an FAA rule for the use of an EFB solely as an aid to situational awareness?

Are there potential situations in which use of an EFB even as a supplement for situational awareness only would be considered a violation of a rule? I understand that some operators do not have ...
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VFR aircraft on a practice instrument approach—is the aircraft IFR? Do they receive separation?

A VFR aircraft contacts ATC and requests to execute a practice instrument approach (whether full-procedure or vectors-to-final). ATC issues the approach clearance, including the specific words "...
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If cleared for an ILS approach at the Initial Approach Fix, where should I intercept the glideslope?

I am a brand new Instrument Pilot and the answer that I am looking for is related to good technique and not necessarily not what is legal or not. My instructor taught me that when flying an approach ...
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All approaches at airport NA for Alternate planning. Does that mean the same as Airport NA for Alternate if VFR landing is planned?

Jeppesen will use the term "NA" in the "For Filing as Alternate" table if all the available approaches at the given airport are not available. For FAA charts, a pilot will know ...
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How do Private Helipads Work regarding Airspace?

For executive helipads or helipads run by a private company but not within airport airspace (tourism or shuttle helicopters for example), how do they work from a regulations standpoint? Do pilots just ...
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Who Assigns Gates to Airliners?

When airliners arrive to major or medium airports, who is actually responsible for assigning gates and deciding who goes where? Is that up to Ground? The Airline? The Airport Authorities/Management?
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Is it legal for a deregistered, previously crashed plane to fly?

N4729D, deregistered, just flew over my house. I saw where it had crashed years earlier; is it legal to fly this plane?
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Can the guard frequency be used by non-aircraft / general public?

I am part of an organisation which regularly flies high-powered rockets, and thus files a TFR when we do so prohibiting aircraft from the area where we launch these rockets up to 10,000 ft. This TFR ...
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What are the regulatory requirements requiring Weight and Balance be onboard aircraft for flight? [duplicate]

The common mnemonic ARROW teaches private pilots a Weight and Balance must be onboard the aircraft for flight (usually included in the POH/AFM). What is the regulatory requirement for this? In my ...
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Do the regulations allow DME from an expired IFR-certified GPS with an out of date database to be used for this ILS approach under an IFR plan?

Since we cannot fly an RNAV approach with out of date GPS database, the approach in question is KCRE ILS 23. Whether it was asking for V2F or the full approach starting from ASHES (which is 18.5 DME ...
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What airspace class is the New York Hudson/East River SFRA airspace, and what is its visibility requirements?

In general, the airspace below a Class B shelf is Class E airspace until 1200' or (more often) 700' AGL, and then Class G to the surface. Immediately surrounding the Hudson and East Rivers in New York ...
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How is a kit plane certificated if it does not meet the 51 percent rule?

I'm reading up on building an airplane, and it says the builder must accomplish 51 percent of the work to get an Experimental Amateur Built airworthiness certificate. But what happens if a certain ...
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How many thousands of flight hours does it take to certify a jetliner?

How much time in flight hours does it take for a civilian aircraft (the Airbus A350-1000 for example) to get its certification from say either FAA or EASA? To make the question more practical, I used ...
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What equipment was Jetpack man using? What will happen if he gets caught?

‘The Jetpack Guy Is Back’: Los Angeles Sighting Draws an Inquiry, Again Video from pilot shows what appears to be jetpack man in Los Angeles First, looking at the video it seems like this guy is ...
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Would the FAA ever approve special issuance to an airman with a previous psychosis diagnosis?

Hate to sound like a broken record but has and would the FAA ever issue a special issuance to an airman with a previous psychosis diagnosis if he proved over time that he was stable? Trying to get as ...
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Is a foreign flight review sufficient to keep FAA currency for an FAA foreign-based PPL?

I have a foreign-based PPL issued by the FAA. According to the regulation of my original (non-FAA) PPL, I am required to accomplish a biennial flight review with an authorized instructor in my country....
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Does accepting a VFR Descent cancel IFR?

After flying on an IFR clearance through a line of Thunderstorms, ATC provided me the option of a "VFR descent at own discretion". After descending and with the field in sight I requested to ...
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What’s the most efficient way to earn the drone / 107 qualification for a retired ATP Pilot?

As an ATP-rated retired pilot (30 years experience) and a recreational drone pilot, I'd like to get the type for UAD (drones). I am not 61.56 current. What would be the most time- and cost-efficient ...
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Why was the minimum turbulence intensity that commercial airliners have to withstand increased?

From 50 fps turbulence intensity at VC to 90-100 fps turbulence intensity at VC. The amended FAR design criteria was introduced in 1980 or 1981 for commercial airliners. What prompted this change?
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Does a part 141 ground school graduation certificate satisfy the knowledge test endorsement requirement if a practical test is completed as part 61?

Would the knowledge test for a student who tested and passed the instrument rating airplane airman knowledge test with authorization to take the test granted being granted by a part 141 ground school ...
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How does the FAA define "Endorsement"?

I've looked in Part 61.1 and Part 1.1 (definitions), and looked for it in Advisory Circular 61-65H, "Certification: Pilots and Flight and Ground Instructors", and a definition of "...
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Do the soaring and/or ballooning communities in the US recommend 123.5 as the preferred frequency for air-to-air and air-to-ground use?

Does the soaring community (e.g. the Soaring Society of America) or the ballooning community in the US recommend 123.5 as the preferred frequency for air-to-air and air-to-ground use by glider pilots ...
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Does the FAA or FCC recommend 123.5 as the preferred frequency for air-to-air and air-to-ground use by glider pilots or balloon pilots?

Does the FAA or FCC recommend 123.5 as the preferred frequency for air-to-air and air-to-ground use by glider pilots or balloon pilots speaking to other glider or balloon pilots or ground support crew,...
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How does a commercial helicopter pilot get a Light Sport Aircraft type rating?

I hold Commercial Pilot certification with over 4,000 helicopter pilot in command flight time. What would be my flight training requirements to obtain a type rating for Light Sport Aircraft?
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What is the minimum runway surface friction coefficient?

After calculating the friction coefficient for an asphalt runway pavement through a test, how to know if it’s acceptable or not? In other words, hat is the lowest acceptable value for friction ...
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Why is the minimum for VFR 1000/3 while there are VFR weather minimums for every single airspace?

It seems like I have a concept error here. I don't understand why "the VFR min is 1000/3" when I think I would need to check in which airspace I am to then check for its respective weather ...
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Do I need a ferry permit for an alternator repair ferry flight within a mode C veil?

My Cessna 172 SP's alternator died while stationed at a class D airport, less than 10 miles from my home field (another class D). Both airports are within the mode C veil of a nearby B airport. ...
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For the purposes of complying with an AD, what exactly does "missing and/or incomplete maintenance records" mean?

I'm considering the purchase of a Piper PA-28R Arrow. I calculated the factored service hours which came up to around 2500 or half of the required FSH to make it subject to the recent Piper wing spar ...
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Do FAA Regulations apply to government aircraft? [duplicate]

In this answer it is claimed that government aircraft in America are exempt from FAA regulations. I'm aware that military aircraft do not need to follow FAA regulations. Is there also an exemption for ...
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Should a student pilot use their license to go somewhere? [closed]

I’m a student pilot, and I want to meet my friend for a couple of hours at an airport away from my home airport. I have all my minimums done, but I’m just waiting to take the check ride. I’m wondering ...
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Is there a public database for registration of jet engine ownership?

I am looking for a way to track prior ownership of a jet engine to confirm I am buying from the holder of record. Does such a database exist?
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What action should two planes on a collision course take? [duplicate]

What are the various types of procedures for two aircraft on a collision course?
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Can I request a visual approach before I have the field in sight?

I was on an IFR flight plan in VMC. The ATC asked me what approach I wanted, and I said visual approach. He said expect RNAV approach instead without saying why. I wonder if it's okay to ask for ...
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Where does the FAA state requirements for how long grass can be?

Working on a maintenance program for my local southwest airport, can you tell me what FAA document specifically states that the FAA recommends grass or turf height to be 5 to 8 inches?
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What regulation or publication specifies that a TAF is good for a 5 statute mile radius around the reporting point?

It is commonly cited that a Terminal Aerodrome Forecast (TAF) is good for 5 statute miles around the airport it's forecasting for, but where is that 5 statute mile specification? I looked in the FAR/...

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