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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Is it legal to use GPS to navigate VOR Airways?

A previous question concludes that it is legal to fly an aircraft in the US with only an IFR-approved GPS/WAAS system and no other navigation equipment on an IFR flight plan. My question is about how ...
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Why is a clock required to be mounted on the instrument panel for IFR flights?

A clock is required for IFR flights in the US but any clock doesn't do; the clock should be the one mounted on the instrument panel. What's the idea behind this requirement? Is it because random ...
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How do I keep the neighboring Remote Control Airfield from flying over my property?

I live in the North Georgia Mountains. The neighboring remote control airfield was put in front of my house where my mountain view is. I have no issue with them flying over their lease, just not over ...
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What is the procedure when being vectored for an approach and ATC allows you to pass through the final approach course?

If you are on a heading, being vectored to intercept final on an instrument approach, and it appears that you will fly through the final approach without being cleared to intercept it, what should you ...
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What are the differences between “ground stop”, “ground delay”, and “gate hold”?

I've heard several terms referring to air traffic control procedures that restrict movement for a certain period of time: ground stop, ground delay, and gate hold (plus others I'm sure I'm forgetting ...
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Is it mandatory to go missed following full scale CDI deflection?

In the USA, AIM 5-5-5 paragraph a1 specifies when a missed approach is required. I have also heard that a missed approach is required if the aircraft reaches full scale CDI deflection on a localizer ...
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How to reasonably determine minimum safe altitudes over city? (fixed wing)

How does one make a determination about what a minimum safe altitude is when over a city. Let's reference FAR 91.119, the two sections that talk about this: (a) Anywhere. An altitude allowing, if a ...
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Where can I find the regulations on the minimum stall speed for a GA aircraft?

I am designing a new GA aircraft that will enter service in 2028. I am looking for the FARS specifying the required minimum stall speed but different sources seem to say different things. On Cornell's ...
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Can I become a pilot if I am under treatment for Attention Deficit Disorder?

I know that before you even begin training in flight school, you are required to get a physical examination from a doctor to determine if you are fit to fly. Online articles stressed the importance of ...
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Does an AME's advertisement on the back of the medical certificate affect the document's validity under the FAA?

I know a guy who has a medical certificate from an AME based in Dallas Fort Worth, and the front side of the paper has a side-by-side printing of the front and reverse of the FAA medical certificate (...
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As a US citizen living in Europe, must I use a trust as the owner of an N-reg aircraft?

I have found lots of information online about European pilots owning and flying N-reg aircraft using trusts set up in the US. I live in Europe, but I'm a US citizen, so must I also set up a trust ...
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Why are flight instructors in the US called CFIs?

I live in EASA-land (Europe), here we call our flight instructors simply that, "FIs". That they hold an instructors certificate is simply implied. Why are flight instructors in FAA-land (US) ...
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Question on sUAS course in lieu of knowledge test for Part 61 certificate holders [duplicate]

If I am a PPL already, it appears that you can just take a course and pass a quiz to satisfy requirements for part 107 as such: "If you are a part 61 pilot certificate holder and you have a ...
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Can an LLC formed solely to own and operate an aircraft be operated under Part 91?

A non-pilot purchases an aircraft and puts it into an LLC. Then non-pilot hires pilots, places insurances, rents a hangar and pays for all other costs and expenses with the sole purpose to fly the his ...
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Does the FAA require a specific grade of supplemental oxygen for part 91 operations?

In a recent FAA knowledge exam, a question was asked whether medical grade or industrial grade oxygen can be substituted for the aviation grade supplemental oxygen for General Aviation, Part 91 flight....
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Which FARs does the Boeing 737 MAX conform to with respect to turbulence?

Based on this question/answer it seems that the FARs in relation to turbulence handling have been updated several times over the years. Does the Boeing 737 MAX conform to the latest FARs or to the ...
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Is the procedure turn mandatory at non towered airports? [duplicate]

Here is instrument VOR-A approach at Eagle Lake. If I am coming from the north, it looks to me a big waste to make a procedure turn. On the other hand there is nobody there to approve straight-in ...
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What is the required accuracy of an airspeed indicator?

What FAA document specifies the accuracy to which an airspeed indicator must be calibrated to?
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What is ''reference turbulence intensity'' in 25.341?

14 CFR 25.341(b)(3)(i) says: Uσref is the reference turbulence intensity that varies linearly with altitude from 90 fps (TAS) at sea level to 79 fps (TAS) at 24,000 feet and is then constant at 79 ...
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Can a pilot use legal psychoactive cannabinoids?

How do the FAA and airline companies treat pilots using substances like Delta-8-Tetrahydrocannabinol on their down time? Like CBD, Delta-8-THC is a legal derivative from marijuana.
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In reference to airspace, what does the FAA mean by “within the lateral boundaries of”? Is this construed to also imply a vertical limit?

Several FARs use the phrase "within the lateral boundaries of" (x airspace). What does the FAA interpret this phrase to mean? Specifically, what is the vertical extent of the airspace encompassed by ...
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What is the accepted ADS-B quality indicator value from EASA/FAA?

I'm doing research that has to do with the ADS-B quality indicators. With the ADS-B quality indicators I've received, I want to compare them with EASA's or FAA's requirements for each ADS-B Version (...
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How does the FAA decide if a PPL applicant with ADHD can fly?

For the past few years, I've been struggling with fidgeting, difficulty spending long periods of time on creative tasks, difficulty finishing long and complicated tasks, and a few other symptoms. ...
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Private Pilot Compensation

I am a new private pilot. My parents want me to take them flying. I do work and have a bit of my own money, but compared to the cost of flying it is not much. My parents paid for most of my training. ...
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Does paragliding count towards total time?

Does Paragliding count towards flight hours for "Total Time" in either commercial license 250 or the ATP 1500? If not, what are the cheapest ways to acrue raw "total time" hours? ...
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Do FAA knowledge test endorsements have an implicit expiration date? If not, can I add one explicitly?

Many things in aviation have a 60-day window. For example, a graduation certificate from an approved part 141 course is valid for the purposes of a checkride for 60 days after the date of graduation. ...
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Is it required to contact approach when flying VFR into a Class D airfield?

Is it required when under VFR to contact an airfield's approach when approaching to land at a class D? KDLH is my example airfield. They possess independent radar approach and departure (same ...
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What were the rules for logging “simulator” instrument time in 1994 (non-full motion)?

Long before the FAA updated the rules of BATD, AATD, FFS, and FTD, what were the rules for logging simulated instrument time in a synthetic trainer? Specifically, this question came up, an older pilot ...
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Can I fly a STAR (standard terminal arrival route) if I can't maintain the minimum speed for it?

I fly a single-engine airplane not capable of more than 120 KIAS. I'd love to fly a STAR (standard terminal arrival route) into my local airport (US), but want to make sure I fully understand the STAR ...
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Why does CFR §91.215 part (b) list specific areas for transponder operations?

Why does part (b) list individual sections where transponder operations are required when part (c) states that transponder operation is required in all controlled airspace? All sections listed in part ...
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Under FAR Part 121, is it mandatory to execute a missed approach when unable to land within the touchdown zone?

If the crew of an aircraft operating under FAR Part 121 and conducting an instrument approach determines, as they begin their descent from the MDA/DA/DH, that they will be unable to touchdown within ...
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How does pregnancy affect airline pilots operating under FAA regulations?

Female airline pilots have an area of medical concern that male pilots don't deal with: reproductive issues. If a female airline pilot operating at an air carrier in the United States of America under ...
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How to log Flight Training Device (FTD) and Full Flight Simulator (FFS) time in the US?

I just completed the ATP CTP Course in the US as a pre-requisite for taking the ATM Written Exam. During the course, according to the syllabus, I have flown 4 hours of B733 in a FTD (fixed-base) and 6 ...
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Who to contact when inbound to adjoining class deltas?

Given two class delta airports that share a boundary, say you wanted to transition through one to land at the other. Who would you call first? The transitioning controller, or the destination ...
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Why do glider licences have fewer restrictions than powered aircraft?

Under FAA rules a license for gliders doesn't require a medical certification and you can get your license at 16 rather than 17 for powered aircraft. You can get your student license two years sooner ...
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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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How long is my first class medical certificate good for as a third class certificate? [duplicate]

My first class medical exam was on 01/07/2020. I am 64 years old. Is it now valid as a third class medical certificate until 01/31/2022?
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What is the difference between Marginal VFR (MVFR) and Special VFR (SVFR)?

I would like to know the difference between marginal VFR (MVFR) and Special VFR (SVFR), particularly when flying in the US airspace. What does each of them mean exactly?
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Can Private Pilot training, funded by employer, count as company hours?

My employer would like me to get my Private Pilot License, and is funding the remainder of my training. The intention is to have me do my training on company time. I am an engineer, and sit in the ...
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What are the rules for Public-Use Operations?

On another aviation board I'm on, (link), one poster is making the claim that operators of airplanes for Public Use Operations (eg. Police planes, Search-and-rescue aircraft, most government planes), ...
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What FAA or other regulations apply to autonomous quadcopters?

I am a software engineer and hobby roboticist and I have just successfully built a quadcopter drone with a full-fledged microcontroller (running firmware that I wrote myself) inside of it, that flies ...
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When can I start an approach if I lose comms and my clearance limit is not an initial approach fix?

Here is the AIM's definition for a clearance limit: CLEARANCE LIMIT− The fix, point, or location to which an aircraft is cleared when issued an air traffic clearance Assume a clearance such as: &...
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Flying out from an uncontrolled field, should I contact approach or departure at the nearby control field?

I am a new pilot who flies out of an uncontrolled field. When I depart and want to ask the controller for the nearby controlled airfield for flight following, should I contact approach or departure, ...
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(Ref AC 61-65H solo endorsements 61.87(n) and 61.87(p)). When should I give 61.87(n) vs 61.87(p)?

At first, it seems clear (according to AC 61-65H) that 61.87(n) is for the first 90 calendar-day period and 61.87(p) is for each additional 90 calendar-day period. However, when I look up the actual ...
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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 Part 141 instrument simulated time be logged?

I'm doing my IR rating in Part 141, and the school says you cannot log simulated time in the logbook, whereas in Part 61 they are allowed. Why?
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Can a US pilot residing in the EU fly N-reg under IFR on a US PPL?

I am a US citizen living in the Netherlands, and I have an FAA PPL(A) with current IR as well as an EASA PPL(A) without IR. I am currently trying to figure out my easiest path to IR conversion, as I ...
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Is a stall warning horn required to fly?

I need an answer in reference to 14 CFR 23.207. I looked there and couldn't say 100% if it was a yes or a no.
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Is a forward slip considered a “normal maneuver” under 91.175(c)(1)?

After an instrument approach in IMC, 91.175(c)(1) requires, among other things, that operations below the DH or MDA must allow for a "normal rate of descent using normal maneuvers." Can ...
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Can a CFI give training outside the US in a non-N registered aircraft?

My question is if a US CFI can give instruction in other countries with an airplane that's not registered in the US (N) (as long as he has certifications to fly those airplanes in other countries)? ...

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