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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Are commercial VFR flights legal?

I live in Southern California and was surprised to learn today that a local company is operating very short-haul VFR flights as an alternative to car commuting. https://www.floatshuttle.com/ I can ...
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What requirements are needed to fly an approach that requires you to fly over the US/Mexico border?

I was flying North of El Paso Texas listening to El Paso Approach when I heard Approach ask a Falcon Jet if they could fly into Mexico to fly a Runway 4 GPS approach. At El Paso, the runway 4 ...
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Requirements for multi-engine rating

In a facebook group I stumbled over this nice little picture: Also there was a discussion about the type rating of this plane, especially if it classifies as a multi-engine plane. It is a Colomban ...
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Can I land my aircraft on the grass next to the runway at a public airport?

The pavement is hard on my tires, so I prefer to land in the grass.
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Is a cIearance only valid once it's accepted?

I've read somewhere that "a clearance is not valid until read back correctly," but I can't remember where or find a specific rule saying that. I understand some clearances can be accepted with "Wilco"...
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In the US, how does the distinction between E2 and E3/E4 airspace affect pilots?

In the US, practically speaking, how does the distinction between the E2 and E3/E4 subtypes of Class E airspace affect pilots?
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Does this trip count for the commercial 300NM cross country requirement?

I'm an instrument-rated PPL and recently flew (M20J) solo from NJ to Florida with one leg of 280NM and 3+ landings (not counting the return flight because I had 2 passengers). Will this trip satisfy ...
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Why are some cardiac conditions disqualifying even if asymptomatic and corrected?

The FAA's website, in its list of medical conditions disqualifying for a would-be pilot, includes a number of cardiac conditions and procedures that would not intuitively seem, on their own, to ...
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Why don't multiengine aircraft have to demonstrate spin recoverability?

(Building off this earlier question about spin-testing airliners.) For normal-category aircraft1 in the U.S. (at least), only single-engine (or, in the case of some gliders, no-engine) airplanes need ...
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How do logbook endorsements work?

I'm just finishing up Air Force Pilot Training (UPT). The day after graduation we are issued commercial certificates for SEL and MEL. The military does things pretty different from the civilian ...
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Do ultralights need to have EPA-compliant engines in the USA and Canada?

Do ultralights need to have EPA-compliant engines in: The USA? Canada? Just wondering if you could use a hobby type 2 stroke engine for a twin engine Lazair type ultralight. I don't think they are ...
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Is it a rules violation for a pilot to intentionally frighten a passenger to the point of hysterics?

I saw a "viral video" inside what looks like an inline two-seater being flown from the front seat (shot from the back seat). In the video the pilot slumps over sideways against the window and ...
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Is there a manual which describes the algorithmic procedure on which the Vertical Navigation Guidance is based?

I am interested in the methods implemented by Flight Management Systems in order to calculate a trajectory path of vertical navigation guidance (VNAV), which takes into consideration the legs of the ...
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What is the maximum permissible error of Vertical Speed Indicator for General Aviation flight operations according to FAA?

I know that if VSI shows +100 during preflight cockpit check that can be considered as 0 and flight can be conducted based on that but what is the max error permissible for VSI usage.
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Do ferry flights to the US that are not ADS-B Out equipped require a special ferry permit from 1 Jan 2020?

The aircraft is not compliant with ADS-B Out DO 260B and will be parked in Arizona after return. Can this aircraft fly to the State for ferry flight only to US without ADS-B Out DO 260B? Should I ...
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How to remove limitations on foreign license?

Actually i got all of the pilot certificate from south korea and came here for converting my license to FAA i was converting my PPL license as soon as i came here and already passed IRA Written test ...
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What is the difference between experimental and amateur built aircraft in the US?

What is the difference between experimental amateur and amateur built aircraft in the US, or are they the same? If not, is there a difference re specifications, inspections, engines, passengers, etc.?...
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Is it allowed to let the engine of an aircraft idle without a pilot in the plane. (For both helicopters and aeroplanes)

Is it allowed to let the engine of an aircraft idle without a pilot in the plane. (For both helicopters and aircr). Would there be a difference between a C172 and a 737?
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Do I need to keep my foreign based PPL after passing an FAA instrument checkride?

I have a foreign based PPL (PPL issue on the basis and valid only as long as my foreign PPL is valid). I'm going to go for an instrument rating checkride very soon. Assuming I pass the checkride ...
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How to log pattern work time during X-country? [duplicate]

I am working on my IFR part 61 and must have 50 hours of X-country as PIC. Lets say my instructor and I fly to an airport that is 55 miles from my take off airport - it takes us 0.8 hours from take ...
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How Does the FAA Define the Dimensions of the Touchdown Zone?

Does the FAA give a regulatory definition of the term "Touchdown Zone" for use within the context of landing operations? In 14 CFR 91.175 the FAA requires—in certain cases—that pilots must be in a ...
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Is there any current and/or upcoming technology that alerts Air Traffic Controllers in case of loss of aircraft separation?

Currently doing an assignment and it to analyse an accident where older atc systems could have been at fault. In 1995 there was an incident where two aircraft came closer than the then current ...
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What are the minimum requirements for a student to solo a second make and model aircraft?

Suppose I've done my Private Pilot training in aircraft Make/Model "A" and the one I have access to breaks two weeks before my checkride. My instructor also teaches in model "B". What do I need to ...
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Would using a drone to pay for something count as commercial use?

If I were a drone hobbyist, and I flew a drone over to someone to give them money in exchange for something, would that count as commercial use and therefore be illegal? Here’s an example scenario: I’...
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Can I get a restricted ATP based on part 61 training?

I graduated from a college with 60 credits that are related to aviation but I got my IR and CPL from out of school which is part 61. Am I still qualified as a candidate who can apply for a 1000hr R-...
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How is training for an SIC type rating accomplished when an aircraft is two pilot certified only?

For an aircraft which is certified for two pilots and a simulator doesn’t exist, how does someone go about receiving the required training for an SIC type rating without having the type rating already,...
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Can I fly under a Military Operations Area (MOA)?

If a a Military Operations Area (MOA) is designated from 10,000 to 18,000 feet, can I fly under the airspace without any permission?
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What happen if an aircraft is more than 10 hours overdue for its 100-hour inspection?

Let's assume an aircraft for hire's 100-hour inspection is about 20 hrs past due (120 hrs since the last 100-hour inspection). Can I just say that the aircraft is not airworthy and the aircraft cannot ...
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Is there any legal way to fly an inline twin-engine aircraft with a single-engine certificate?

Is there any legal way to fly an inline twin-engine aircraft with only a single-engine endorsement? For example, if it's an ultralight or amateur built? I understand Rutan's Defiant was an inline ...
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What is special about the ICAO Caribbean region for VFR climb/descent?

In the FAA JO 7110.65 that provides rules for air traffic control, the following limitations are listed for VFR climb and descent: 8−8−5. VFR CLIMB AND DESCENT a. In the Houston, Miami, and ...
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Is specifically indicating “uncontrolled airfield, student handling radios” by writing “uncontrolled” in a student's log book necessary?

I'm a student pilot with 52 flight hours. I've had multiple lessons at the same uncontrolled airfield handling the communications on each leg while doing touch and goes. The last lesson my ...
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What is the proper procedure to change VFR altitude when changing heading from east to west?

When you fly from west to east, sometimes your route heads west to avoid obstacles or to clear class B or C airspace. According to hemispheric rule, let's pretend I selected 7500 feet for VFR to the ...
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How long do I have after graduate to take the FAA A&P exams?

2 years ago I went to a college for FAA A&P and graduate but I didnt go and take the written, oral and practical exam. My question is there a time limit after I graduate to take those exams? And ...
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Does a safety pilot for a PPL practicing under the hood in VFR conditions need a current medical?

Am I legal to fly under the hood with a safety pilot who does not have a current medical? VMC only, not IMC.
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Do you need to fill out the MedXPress form every time you renew your medical?

In the US, to get a 3rd-class medical certificate I know that you have to fill out this form on the FAA's website, get a confirmation number, then take that confirmation number to the medical examiner....
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Are there any legal requirements concerning airline pilots and their watches?

Are there any legal requirements concerning airline pilots and their watches? Do they have to be of any particular kind and are pilots required to wear one at all?
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What’s the difference between “approved” and “legal” procedure?

I occasionally see these two words used in opposition; for instance [emphasis mine]: In the United States, aircraft usually join the pattern at a 45° angle to the downwind leg and abeam midfield. ...
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Why are electric shavers specifically permitted under FAR §91.21

This struck me as a bit strange, 91.21 which covers electronic devices that can be used during IFR flight has some exceptions, one through three make logical sense (not really sure why portable voice ...
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Can a non multi-engine rated pilot get a complex endorsement in a multi-engine aircraft?

I was wondering if a pilot with only an SEP can get his/her complex endorsement in a multi-engine aircraft? I would guess not but since I didn't find any clear info or FAR that sates you can't, I just ...
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What, as far as the FAA is concerned, is required for Ag Application? [duplicate]

There are lots of "you need this..." comments, but I'm wondering what is required, legally, by the FAA? A Commercial Rating, of course. Flying for money and all. A Taildragger Endorsement because the ...
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Could the toilet be used as an extra passenger seat?

In the US, if the toilet had a seat belt, would it be legal for an airline to board one more passenger than the number of normal passenger seats, requiring that whoever used the toilet last must ...
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Must a CFII be instrument current to provide instrument training?

Can a CFII conduct training for an instrument student in VFR conditions if the CFII isn’t instrument current?
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Is it legal for a crop duster to fly under 30 feet over my property or over my head? [duplicate]

Is it legal for a crop duster pilot to fly over and over my property? Now my animals are sick and I am under doctors care, FAA is involved. Why would a crop duster fly under 50 feet spraying a ...
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Is it a violation to list an alternate airport based on an approach your aircraft is not equipped to execute?

A pilot has planned a flight to another airport, and the weather indications at the destination require an alternate airport to be included in the flight plan. An ILS and a VOR approach exist at the ...
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Can hood time in a glider be logged as simulated instrument time for FAA IR purposes?

I need to build my simulated instrument time toward IR. Can flying under the hood in a glider (with an instructor/safety pilot...) be legally counted as simulated instrument time in the same way would ...
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Instructing your Kids [duplicate]

Can anyone cite any regulation that would prevent my child (not infant) from logging time for a private pilots license (i.e. 12 years from now when they are 16 for a solo, 13 years for a license when ...
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Are Transponder Mode A and C still in use?

Are the ATC transponder Mode A and Mode C still in use (according to ICAO or FAA rules)?
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IFR Currency with a safety pilot who has a BasicMed [duplicate]

Here’s my situation and question. For my IFR currency, I’ve asked a friend to be the Safety Pilot. He’s aptly qualified BUT he does not have the traditional Medical, but rather he has BasicMed. My ...
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In the US, are inside loops permitted while flying a US- registered DG-1000S sailplane in the “utility” category?

Are inside loops are permitted while flying a US-registered DG-1000S sailplane in the US in the utility category? FAR 91.1 seems highly relevant: §91.9 Civil aircraft flight manual, marking, ...
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Can I log my military training time as PIC, if I have a PPL?

It's my understanding that instrument and commercial training time can be logged as PIC, after you have a PPL. I received my PPL in a standard C-172. I was about to go through and log all my ...

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