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How long does it take to get approved via AFSP as an alien green card holder with a dedicated CFI?

I'm an alien with green card and I own an Cessna 150. I want start my PPL training with a CFI I know. He just submitted his request to be training provider on http://www.flightschoolcandidates.gov. ...
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Is flight training on Russian planes performed in Russian? [closed]

When doing flight training in a Russian plane (e.g. Tupolev, Antonov, etc.), does the flight instructor speak Russian or English?
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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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Is it true that different variants of the same model aircraft don't require pilot retraining?

I'm referring to this Wendover Productions video - The Economics That Made Boeing Build The 737 Max. The creator asserts that designing a new long range narrow body plane would be more expensive ...
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When should cross country flights occur in flight training [closed]

Question about 141 flight schools. I'm 52 hours into flight training and my 141 flight school wants me to do my cross country work prior to a maneuvering stage check, landing stage check and solo ...
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What are the effects of dihedral on net lift of a wing? [duplicate]

I read somewhere on the internet that dihedral decreases wing lift,so my question is will dihedral decrease the lift of an airplane wing since the wings are attached to the fuselage at an angle ? If ...
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Can an AFSP training request be renewed when the current one has not yet expired?

My Alien Flight Student Program (AFSP) training request expires in about two months, so the aviation school I'm learning with asked me to just go ahead and create a new training request so there's no ...
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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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Does taking a long time to solo mean that I'll take a long time for training in general?

I have a fairly high (in my research - 80hrs and counting) flight hours and still no solo, with landings having been a major reason. There is definitely progress - but I am not convinced I'll solo ...
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How much simulator time can I use towards a part 61 instrument rating?

I am doing Instrument Rating under part 61 with a CFII. To meet the 50 hours cross country requirement (d 1), can I log some of the PIC time in a simulator? There is a 20 hours limitation on the use ...
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Would the benign spiral maneuver be one alternative to dealing with being “stuck above” or inside a cloud?

Recently I provided an alternate answer to a question involving "hands off" recovery techniques. In this I briefly illustrated the benign spiral maneuver. For completeness I will reiterate what I ...
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What is this strange structure, of a type often seen by pilots in hilly regions? [closed]

I spotted a strange structure near a few paragliding spots in italian Alps. It's a screen about 10 meters wide, 6 meters tall, mounted on concrete base on ridge top. Someone said it's a training ...
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Can I log flight time while I am a student?

If I were to obtain a private pilot certificate, would I acquire flight hours during my training, or would I have to wait until I am certificated to obtain flight hours? If I can log hours during ...
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Advantages to doing an initial instrument rating training in a Cirrus over a conventional aircraft?

I live in Australia and I'm in the process of choosing a school for my instrument rating. I need feedback from the many of you out there with IFR experience willing to share their thoughts. I'm going ...
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Are there any IFR training plugins / addons for Microsoft Flight Simulator or X-Plane?

I am an IFR student, looking for software/plugins/add-ons/extensions to either Microsoft Flight Simulator or X-Plane to enhance the IFR training experience. Specifically, I was wondering if there was ...
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Do flight schools typically have dress codes or expectations?

I attend a local flight school for lessons once or twice a month. I normally wear a hoody and some tracksuit bottoms as they are comfortable for me and I like to be comfortable whilst doing something ...
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61.129 (a)(3)(v), can it be with multiple instructors?

My question is can the 3 hours in prep for the check ride be done with different instructors, or does it have to be all 3 hours with the same instructor? Thanks.
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Distance to the runway/ touchdown point

Trying to learn about aviation, and looking through all the displays in the cockpit, and also the Garmin G1000, I am not sure where I see the distance to the runway touchdown point, or the start of ...
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Does aeronautical experience ever expire?

Do the hours of flying with instructor or solo ever expire? I have my 50 (yes, 50) year old pilot's Flight Log with CFI entries for 20 hours dual and 1 solo. Do I have to start over, or would some of ...
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Can I fly a paramotor after learning on a paraglider?

This video has inspired me to spend next week doing a 6 day paragliding course. The only downside is the school near me don't teach paramotoring. Could I buy (and safely use/self-teach) a paramotor ...
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Ways to find a practice area

I am taking a check-ride at an unfamiliar airport. How should I look for a practice area for maneuvers?
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Will dual-learning in a glider make my airplane learning safer?

This question got me thinking, would attending gliding lessons at the same time as my airplane training make me safer in a small plane or microlight?
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Can the commercial night cross country be done under IFR?

The below doesn't mention anything about needing to be night IFR, so if you were to shoot an approach on this flight, would it be legal? Also, if the instructor isn't a CFII, but PIC does have an ...
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What is the Eights on Pylons maneuver intended to demonstrate about a pilot's skillset?

This maneuver has the common requirements such as clearing the area, and it has the unique requirement among maneuvers to determine the pivotal altitude and select appropriately spaced pylons as ...
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Do most flight schools and FBOs in the US prohibit student pilots from practicing stalls while flying solo?

Do most flight schools and FBOs in the US prohibit student pilots from practicing stalls while flying solo? This question is asked in the context of civilian flight training in single-engine land ...
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In the US, in the last 50 years, have there been any accidents known to involve a student pilot intentionally practicing stalls in solo flight?

In the US, in the last 50 years, have there been any accidents known to involve a student pilot intentionally practicing stalls in solo flight? This question is asked in the context of civilian ...
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How can I correct the heading for this navigation problem?

I'm a pilot trainee in Hungary and just encountered a navigation question problem which is from the PPL Training Questions book. Would be glad if someone can briefly explain how to do this typical ...
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Which airlines allow you to gain hours with them by paying them [closed]

As a fresh grduated pilot is there any airline that you can pay them to fly with them without a salary just to build hours?
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Yet another “Why aren't I soloing yet?” scenario [closed]

Undoubtedly this question has been asked many times, but perhaps my situation is a little different than others. I'll try to be detailed but succinct: I've accrued about 18.5 hours, 17.5 under the ...
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What ISA temperature to use in the density altitude calculation?

In the density altitude formula: DA = PA + [120 x (OAT - ISA Temp.)], should one use the ISA temperature at the field elevation or the ISA temperature at the pressure altitude?
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How can I best prepare for my first lesson on stalls? [closed]

I am a flight student preparing to practice stalls and stall recovery in a Tecnam P-2002. I have already done spin recovery. On top of that, what preparation techniques have others found useful?
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How would you use the mental clock code to solve this dead reckoning problem?

Can someone explain the question below in details? You plan to fly a cross country flight at 2 000 feet at a true airspeed of 120 knots. Your track is 270° (True) and the wind is from 225° (True) at ...
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How would I calculate CG in this practice problem?

As I'm studying PPL theories, I've encountered with this kind of a question below and it would be great to understand the principle behind the calculation of the 'CG' Calculated take-off mass = 2300 ...
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An appropriate way to practice ATC communications

I'm a PPL trainee and I'm looking for a way to improve my radio communication. https://www.liveatc.net/ is a great way to practice but I can't fully understand the conversation between the unit and ...
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Does a large simulator bay have standard public address announcements?

We are simulating a "simulator bay" (with simulators) within a simulation and were wondering if there were any announcements made over the loudspeaker audible to people inside or outside the ...
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Are student pilots required to have spin entry and recovery training?

Do trainee pilots learn to enter into spins and recover from them in any basic trainer aircraft? Does any regulation mandate this?
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How to calculate cross-/headwind components on Jeppesen Student flight computer?

How does one calculate the cross-/headwind components on a Jeppesen Student flight computer (CSG) given the aircraft’s true heading, the wind direction and the wind speed? Say 040 degrees, 070 degrees ...
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Is an EASA flight school required to give me my training records if I leave?

I am having troubles with my flight school in Austria/Europe. So I want to change school but the school won't give me my training records so I can't finish my training somewhere else. Is there any ...
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How can I calculate a gradient using a Jeppesen Student Flight Computer?

On a Jeppesen Student Flight Computer (CSG), how does one calculate the gradient in percentage if the ground distance and height above ground level are given? I can't find anything in the ...
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When to turn from crosswind to downwind to base in a circuit?

I was told by my instructor that my circuit spacing is inconsistent. I do not know how to look at the runway and use it to judge when to turn downwind and base. As a result, my base leg is sometime ...
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Is it possible to take PPL lessons in different locations and countries?

I have been wondering if it is possible to do flight lessons in different locations? For example, I am currently taking my PPL lessons (VRF) in Manchester, UK. I usually travel between countries in ...
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When is a CFII required to provide instrument training?

61.195(c) states: (c)Instrument rating. A flight instructor may conduct instrument training for the issuance of an instrument rating, a type rating not limited to VFR, or the instrument ...
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Why don't all pilots receive at least basic instrument training?

Given the frequency with which non-instrument-rated pilots get themselves killed attempting to continue VFR flights into instrument conditions, why don't all pilots receive at least basic instrument ...
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Why does elevator still raise and lower the nose when the aircraft is steeply banked?

In a steep turn, the aircraft is basically sideways. However, when executing a steep turn, one still raises and lowers the nose of the aircraft by using the elevator. Intuitively, it seems to be ...
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Are there left seat qualifications specific to actual handling of the aircraft?

The following three posts explain that both yokes and side-sticks require changing the hand that holds the yoke/side-stick when switching seats: Why are Airbus captain control sticks placed on the ...
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What does the student pilot have to do during his/her PPL practical course?

The PPL theory consists of: Principles of flight. Flight performance and planning. Aircraft general knowledge. Meteorology, Navigation, Flight Planning and Monitoring VFR Communications Human ...
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During multiengine training, are pilots taught how to use the throttles for control?

The use of a multiengine aircraft’s throttles for steering and pitch control is critically important should the aircraft’s primary flight controls fail or severely malfunction; are pilots nowadays ...
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Can a CFI whose instrument rating isn't valid legally offer instrument instruction?

Can a flight instructor whose instrument rating isn't valid legally offer instrument instruction?
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Is the time spent flying in a Sailplane concidered a valid flight hour for a LAPL / PPL license?

I live in the Netherlands. In order to get a Light aircraft pilot licence (LAPL) license 30 flight hours are demanded, A private pilot licence (PPL) requires to have 45 flight hours. flying in a ...
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If the previous 100 hour was overflown but not for hire, is the time still subtracted from the next 100 hour?

A rental plane at a local FBO had an annual inspection at 2345 hours on the Hobbs. The next 100 hour inspection wasn't completed until 2450. If the current hobbs time shows 2547, would it be legal to ...