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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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When can I log PIC time in a new category of aircraft?

I am currently a Private Pilot Rotorcraft and I am doing an addon for ASEL. When can I log PIC time? I've been told it's only when you're the solo occupant but after some reading I'm not so sure. 14 ...
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Can I log flight training outside the US in a US-registered aircraft?

I work outside the USA. I have access to fly an airplane with work. I'm working on my instrument rating. Can the time I'm flying be used towards my instrument rating requirements? We always fly on an ...
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Is a holding pattern required on the Twentynine Palms VOR for RWY 26?

I am an instrument student and confused about whether or not you have to fly the holding pattern charted on the VOR RWY 26 at Twentynine Palms. At Jehli (Intermediate Fix), it says "No PT".
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Why is the Departure leg of the traffic pattern being mistaught as Upwind?

I hear a LOT of newer pilots and CFI's erroneously referring to the Departure leg of the traffic pattern as the Upwind. Ref. A.I.M. Sec 4-3-2. Actually had a Tower controller tell me "I'll call your ...
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Which official document lists active airport identifiers?

Is there an official FAA document with which I can find an airport by its identifier code if I do not have a name or location? In the Chart Supplement I can find the airport if I know the city and ...
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Is there still a minimum height required for becoming a Lufthansa pilot?

basically what the title says. Do I still need to be at least 165 cm to become a pilot or has this changed? There is no limit stated at their website but they also don't tell you that there is no ...
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Are there references for the different maneuver configurations?

Since it's helpful to have specifics, lets use a 1978 Cessna 172RG as the reference (it's what I'm most interested in knowing about anyway). Is there resources that would have the following ...
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Slow Flight for CFI/Commercial Pilot - Should the gear be up or down?

I was practicing teaching how do demonstrate slow flight in a Cessna 172RG as an instructor, and I have always just assumed that you would extend the gear for the maneuver, but when I looked at the ...
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Does a previous AFSP approval get invalidated when making a new training request?

If I've already been approved, and started training in one school and then create a training request to switch to another school, does the previous approval expire? In other words, can I be ...
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How should an aviation novice evaluate 'flight experience' or 'flight training' services?

Some companies offer a service wherein a complete novice may take a flight in a small aircraft, sometimes as a passenger, sometimes 'taking the controls' under the close supervision of an instructor. ...
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Can the airport name be omitted when contacting ATC if the frequency is not used by any other nearby airports?

I was thinking of contacting Clearance/Ground/Tower/approach and omitting the airport name to shorten the transmission. If the freqs are not used by any other nearby airports, I figure there would be ...
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How do one day simulator courses work?

There are companies such as this that offer one day full simulator experiences where you take several attempts at landing a 747 or something similar. Some people report success after a couple of ...
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As a student pilot can I fly solo hours from any airport?

I am researching flight school because I am very interested in getting my PPL. I live in DFW I just graduated from college and money is tight. So I am saving money to get the PPL. I know the bulk of ...
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Which simulator is appropriate to learn the minimum to land an airliner?

If one has zero flight training, but wants to learn the basics, so that they might be able to land an airbus in a Helios 522 type scenario (or any double pilot incapacitation for that matter), what ...
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How is fuel planning done for a VFR flight that involves multiple full stops?

Doing first cross country flight plan with several stops along the way. What is the general rule of thumb for calculating time, fuel, etc. for a mid trip landing? I've done conceptual flight plans ...
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How much does the FAA private pilot's license checkride cost?

I can't find a strong number for this and I would like to know. I'm compiling a list of total cost for each part of getting a private license (training, study material, headset, medical exam, etc), ...
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Do some right-handed pilots fail to use the left stick of an Airbus? [duplicate]

After years of flying left-hand throttle and right-hand yoke (in the right seat), are there ever first officers who simply cannot transition to the opposite due to particular hand-dominance? As a ...
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Can I log simulated instrument time in a simulator as a CFII?

I started working as a flight instructor and have a couple of questions about logging sim time as a CFII: If I fly a sim session with my student can I log the sim time as dual-given time? If the sim ...
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Are the items in newbie “kits” actually used during or after training?

I want to start training for my Private certificate but I do not want to waste my money. I'm already purchasing an online course for ground school. Generally speaking, are the following used during ...
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How does jet training work for private pilots? Are there jet trainers?

For a private pilot (not an ATP) that wants to get ratings for jets, how does that work? What kind of training aircraft is used typically?
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Can an online course replace “ground school”? [duplicate]

I just found an ad for a "Learn to Fly Course." Can this course be used INSTEAD OF taking "ground school" at a flight school? On their site it says: Get Your Written Test Endorsement "... We’...
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Flight Training in US as an Alien [duplicate]

I am currently living in the UK, engaged to a US citizen and we are looking to marry and move to the US. The plan is to travel to US with a K1 Visa as fiancé, get married there and apply for ...
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What can a new student pilot do on their own to prepare for class and instruction?

What is the best way to start for beginners learning to fly? I have a class set up and a instructor but not for another week or two. I just want to know if there is anything extra that I can start now,...
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How to approach flying a new aircraft?

What's a few of the first things you look at before flying an aircraft you're unfamiliar with. Do you look at emergency procedures, V speeds, or weight and balance. I'm just curious on what other ...
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Are lessons available for FlightSim X? [closed]

I have Flight Simulator 2008, and there were some really good lessons for student pilots. Are there flight lessons in FlightSim X, either part of the software, or available from external sites? The ...
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What is acceptable visual cue at Decision Height when performing CAT II approach?

For CAT II approach, the decision height is below 200ft but not lower than 100ft with RVR of 300m. In this case, if the aircraft is at 100ft above the ground, should the captain of that aircraft be ...
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What is the optimal time to get from ASEL to ASES certification?

I am currently a ASEL pilot, in process of studying for IR, and will then be proceeding to AMEL. I know that if one holds ASEL & IR, and takes AMEL with instrument maneuvers included in the ...
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Is there an official method to do pre-departure briefings?

We're using our simulator more at university, and while I might try to do a departure briefing (weather, route, etc.), it ends up fairly unstructured. None of us students have any formal ...
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Why do older students take longer to learn to fly? [closed]

I have heard or read many CFI’s say that older students take more time to learn to fly. I know that as we age our brains in general have more difficulty learning new things, but what part of flying is ...
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Is there a new “best practices” technique for demonstrating stall recovery?

This is a question that is probably best suited for active flight instructors. I was doing an FBO checkout and the CFI asked me to demonstrate power on and power off stall recoveries, but well before ...
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Is there any FAR defining an “introductory” or “familiarization” flight?

I have given a number of young people their first inspirational flight. I am a CFI, but I do not issue any endorsement for these flights, and do not charge for my time or the aircraft. Is there any ...
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What airline academies are available to US citizens?

It seems that EU/Asian/Middle Eastern citizens have the opportunity to apply for several self-funded programs which (upon acceptance and completion) guarantee a job as a first officer on small twin ...
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Do airline transport pilot trainees ever fly a passenger-less aircraft?

Do airline transport pilot (ATP) trainees ever fly an empty aircraft? Consider the example where a pilot is under training to operate a 777. Would the pilot ever fly the real aircraft without any ...
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How can I avoid flight simulator software reinforcing bad habits?

While looking into getting into flying I've seen in several sources that using flight simulator software typically creates and reinforces bad habits. Most articles say that it reinforces "instrument" ...
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What does a typical discovery flight consist of?

I've been considering taking up flying as a hobby and have been looking into flight schools around me. One does offer an option of a discovery flight but upon contacting them they really didn't pass ...
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First actual flight lesson, what to keep in mind?

With any luck, I'll soon be going into the air for my first actual flight lesson. Short of the obvious (get a good night's sleep before; eat appropriately; try to not stress out; etc.), what should ...
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How do I log simulator time in my logbook as a CFI?

I'm a CFII at a 141 flight school, and when I give instrument instruction in our AATD flight simulator I'm kind of confused on how to log it. Should I log "As Flight Instructor" time even though it's ...
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What simulation software do airlines use?

What simulation software do airlines use for training purposes? Do they use software like P3D, FSX, X-Plane, or FlightGear? Or is it a custom? What about aircraft? Do they source them from groups like ...
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Do flight attendants do pinch-hitter training?

I was watching a Captain Joe video (Can a PASSENGER land a PLANE?) and he mentioned that he left out the 20 minutes it took the person to even figure out how to communicate with ATC. It seems to me ...
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Is training and pay different for cargo and airline pilots?

Do cargo pilots receive different training than airline pilots? Are there notable differences in salary or other benefits? My assumption is that since cargo pilots do not have to deal with passengers,...
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What about hours flown solo without a student pilot certificate?

My instructor has ruined my training. 2.5 months ago when I started private pilot training (FAR61) I had zero knowledge about aviation. After 1.5 months he signed me off for solo and I finished all ...
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During an IPC, is there any alternative to doing a precision approach?

My friend's plane is IFR certified, but does not have either an ILS receiver or a GPS receiver, either one of which is required to fly a precision approach. As he can't fly a precision approach in ...
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How does an engine driven vacuum pump used in gyroscopic instrument work?

In general aviation light airplanes (C152,C172,PA28..) how does the engine driven vacuum pump work?How is it made? and if the filter of one of the gyro instrument is clogged would the vacuum ...
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What exactly is considered “instrument time” for an instrument rating?

I have read in several sources that you are supposed to log instrument time when you cannot orientate the airplane by outside, visual cues alone. This seems clear enough. But I've also read that ...
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How can I get back up into flying after not flying for over 20 years?

I'm a former USAF pilot and former Bonanza owner. Haven't flown private in more than 20 years, but looking to get back into it. A friend who owns a 182 and will fly with me and I know some instructors....
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How to become a expert in Flight Operations Business? (Flight Dispatch, Weight and Balance etc.. )

I am working in IT industry relavent to airline operations (like flight dispatch related products).I would like to enhance my knowledge in Flight operations area. What are the trainings (IATA/others)...
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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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What qualifications or training allow a test pilot to fly a new aircraft?

What makes a test pilot a test pilot? I'd imagine recovery from unusual attitudes is a must, but aerobatic pilots can do that as well. What training does a test pilot go through, that is unique and ...
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What counts towards the 250 hours required for CPL?

FAR 61.129 states that "for a commercial pilot certificate with an airplane category and single-engine class rating must log at least 250 hours of flight time as a pilot that consists of at least:   (...

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