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What are the requirements to obtain an FAA private pilot's license in Bosnia?

I'm a US citizen currently living in Bosnia. Before I left the states, I was working on getting my PPL. I currently have about 65 hours and was very close to finishing, but I was unable to do so ...
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Light Plane: Transition to Right-Seat Flying: How to Prepare, What are Common Errors?

I'm preparing to start my CFI training and have almost exclusively logged all my time from the left seat of a Cessna 172 or 182. Is there a standard training program to transition to flying from the ...
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Is it legal to give flight instruction in my own airplane without 100 hour inspection if doing it for no charge?

14 CFR §91.409(b) states ...no person may give flight instruction for hire in an aircraft which that person provides, unless within the preceding 100 hours of time in service the aircraft has ...
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What are the (new?) FAR Part 141 rules for simulator hours for private pilots?

My son has started on his own at a Part 141 school in Vacaville CA that claims that mix of 18.9 hours flight and 36.3 simulator hours both with instructor will allow him to check-ride. (Note that 18....
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What is a good flight simulator for a beginner? [closed]

I'm in the UK and I wish to learn to fly starting with a home computer simulator. I have never flown and I am only interested in light aircraft. I need instruction from scratch: what the instruments ...
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Can I use a personally owned aircraft in the EU for PPL flight training?

Can I use my own C152 to gain my PPL (EASA) with a qualified instructor? Is this a considered a commercial flight? Can you define a 'training flight'? Is hour building a commercial flight? If I use ...
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What is recurrent training?

Is it taken by both pilots and flight attendants? How frequently? What is the main purpose of it? Is it mandatory?
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Upgrading a Sport license to a Private license - is a new student license necessary to solo non-LSA aircraft?

I hold a sport pilot certificate and a valid third class medical. I'm pursuing a private pilot certificate and receiving training in C172's and C182's, though I also have access to a C162. I was ...
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Are pilots required to notify the tower when they are flying “under the hood” for IFR training?

I was reading a question about flying under the hood for Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) training when this question popped to mind. Are pilots flying under the hood required to notify the tower? Does ...
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Do I need to get a new AFSP approval if I change to a new part 61 instructor?

I have an AFSP (TSA) approval to train with a part 61 provider. I want to transfer from them to an individual part 61 CFI. Do I need to go through the AFSP approval process again?
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Which country has the lowest flight time requirement for the issuance of a pilot certificate? [closed]

Which country requires the fewest number of flight hours for pilot certification?
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What are the flying accommodations in Silicon Valley for private pilots?

What are the flying accommodations in Silicon Valley for private pilots? I notice there are two pretty sizable airports: Moffett Airfield and Mineta San Jose. Do both accept GA flights and have ...
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How can I stop being too high or low when on base and final?

I'm a student pilot having trouble with landings, and problems are occurring in the pattern on base and on final; I am either too high or too low. As a result, I feel I have lost confidence. I feel ...
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Will I fail a skills test for doing a constant-aspect climb-out?

The climb-out for one of the runways at my local aerodrome is over a residential area, with fields to the left. My instructor has had a bee in his bonnet lately about engine failure after take-off if ...
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Does anxiety increase the likelihood of developing motion sickness?

In general, does a person's anxiety or "fear of flying" have an effect on his likelihood of experiencing motion sickness during flight? I am wondering if providing some ground education to first-time ...
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Will having a history of depression prevent me from flying?

The AOPA website lists four medications as acceptable treatments for depression. I was treated with one of them, but it ended up making things far worse, to the point where I had issues with suicidal ...
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Myth or Fact? U.K pilots struggling for work while U.S big airlines are kicking down the door for pilots with an American passport [closed]

Myth or Fact? Why are U.K/British pilots struggling to find their first job, then once they get the hours are still struggling? The question Is... Is it easier to get a job being a American Aviator Or ...
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What hardware and software is needed to put together a basic flight simulator?

Due to financial impediments (other priorities in life) I had to postpone my PPL. While browsing the questions on the site here, I was having a look at this question: Can Microsoft Flight Simulator ...
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What are MTRs used for?

Ok, before you say, "Military Training Routes are used for... uhh... military training," let me elaborate. I've read about how they work with ATC and speed restrictions etc. What I'm wondering is ...
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Does LSA hours count towards PPL training hours [duplicate]

I hold a LSA license wit 200 hours. I am currently doing my PPL and I was wondering if any of the SLA hours can count for some of my PPL training hours? What are the regulations?
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Is it legal to begin pilot training on a jet?

Disregarding financial and difficulty concerns, would it be possible (legal) for someone to obtain a PPL license on a jet aircraft? If it is possible, would there be any restrictions on the license ...
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How do I get certified to fly under FAA 333?

tl;dr: How do I go from non-airman to commercial UAS pilot under an FAA 333 exemption? I understand that the rules are imminently changing, but waiting for the formal implementation of the NPRM could ...
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Do I have a good CFI?

I'm studying for my PPL and I've accumulated roughly 70 hours towards my PPL and am only now doing my cross country training. Sometimes life gets in the way. I am a fan of my CFI but had a situation ...
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What are good apps to help with VFR navigation on my first solo?

Currently I am a student pilot in Spain (Barcelona) and I am 2 days away from my solo. I wanted to ask if there is any good application that will help me on VFR navigation since I'm allowed to go to ...
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How much effect does the ground have on flight control when flying low?

In this awesome video, shot at the "Mach Loop" in Wales, F-15Cs fly down the valley, then cross a ridge very low to the ground. While it's difficult to tell from the video just how low they really are,...
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Is it safe and effective to have “glider pilot mentality” when landing single-engine fixed-wing aircraft?

I am a low-time pilot, of approximately 200 hours. I trained on the DA20 and DA40, designs that are derived from the Diamond touring motor glider design(s) of the early 1990s. I anticipate getting my ...
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Can I file a VFR flight plan for a training flight?

Let's say you are going to do some maneuvers in a practice area, make a few touch and go landings at a non-towered airport, then return to your home airport...is it possible to file a VFR flight plan ...
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What is the difference between an aviation training device (ATD) and a flight training device (FTD)?

According to FAR 61.57, the regulation requires different experience requirements when a pilot uses FTD or ATD for their experience minimums. So I have tried to look up the difference between those ...
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Are air traffic controllers required to obtain a pilot license? [closed]

Here in my home country (Hong Kong), all air traffic controllers are required to obtain a PPL as part of their training. The reason being, if the controllers can better imagine a pilot's perspective, ...
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What certificates/medical are required to fly in Japan?

I am FAA certified, but my medical certificate has lapsed. Would my pilot certificates and a fresh medical enable me to fly in Japan?
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Can a student pilot start flight training before they get their student pilot certificate and medical?

Let's say someone wants to start doing some flight training in the United States with the eventual goal of receiving a private pilot certificate. They have yet to get a medical certificate or student ...
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Why were “pattern a” and “pattern b” removed from the Instrument Flying Handbook?

If you search around on the Internet, have an older copy of the Instrument Flying Handbook, or talk to a seasoned CFII, you may run across the concept of "pattern a" and "pattern b." These were ...
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If I have multi-engine land, can I learn multi-engine sea directly?

Let's say I hold PPL privileges for Multi-Engine Land. Now I want to start my seaplane training. Can I begin my training directly on a multi-engine seaplane? Or, do I have to get a license for Single-...
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Is special permission required to take off from a field within restricted airspace?

I had a question about restricted airspace that I wanted to clear up before resuming my training Sunday; you know, to maximize time in the air. The airport I am training at is KMRH and it's ...
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Is it common for carriers to have separate certification for analog versus glass cockpits?

Is it common for carriers to have separate certification for Analog cockpits versus Glass (digital) cockpits?
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Can instruction be given during a flight conducted under 14 CFR 135?

Let's suppose that a flight is being conducted under 14 CFR 135. The airplane is certified for single pilot operations, but two pilots who are both rated as PIC on the 135 certificate occupy the pilot ...
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Will VR make large professional simulators obsolete?

I believe that with the new breed of low latency VR displays such as the Oculus Rift, as well as associated control peripherals, the days of the large simulator are numbered. Crews can train together ...
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Are there any manoeuvres that would be considered unrecoverable in a General Aviation / Training Aircraft?

I'll try to make this question a little more manageable by applying the following constraints, though of course all answers would be welcome: By "General Aviation / Training" aircraft, I'm talking ...
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Can PPL, CPL, and ATPL be completed within a year?

It took me about 8 months to complete my PPL, because I struggled to go solo and I haven't started my CPL training yet due to financial set back. I've heard about students who completed their PPL ...
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Can trimmer and throttle be used for controlling large aircraft [duplicate]

During my PPL training, We practiced some emergency procedure on Piper cherokee and simulated flight controls failure. My instructor asked me to sit on one hand and place the other on the trimmer. ...
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What do you do when your engine quits right when the airplane starts off the ground?

This has been one of my fears in flying (a plane the size of Cessna 152). I sort of know what to do when the engine quits on you when you are a few hundred feet off the ground, although it is ...
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Is stall recovery training mandatory for Airbus pilots?

The recent reports about the Air Asia Flight 8501 crash mention that the plane was stalled and that the pilots could not recover from the stall. Indonesia's National Transport Safety Committee ...
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Has anyone successfully solo'd a helicopter with no actual flight experience?

Especially at low speed, such as during takeoff, while hovering, and while landing, helicopters are famously difficult (impossible) to control for someone with no experience. Is there a documented ...
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Can I count simulator hours towards a commercial flight certificate training?

I attend a Part 141 training school and have a total of 98.5 hours of flight training towards a commercial certificate, with 8 hours of simulator training, also for the commercial certificate. Can I ...
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Does landing in extreme weather conditions require any different or special training?

Is there any special training, relating to land under extreme weather, such as snow storms, contaminated runways or ice conditions?
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What types of non-permanent GoPro mounts exist for the ceiling of a Cessna 172? [closed]

What alternatives are available to using a permanent mount to place a GoPro on the inside ceiling center of a Cessna 172?
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why does it cost so much just for an hour of training? [closed]

I'm currently in the process of becoming a pilot and the question I keep asking myself is why does it cost so much for just one hour?
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Where is a missed approach point for circling while flying ILS?

In my company we have a problem that we cannot understand completely, because we cannot find the answer. If I don't have the runway in sight at the circle minimum (MDA) on an ILS approach, I must ...
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Do logged hours with a Sport Pilot instructor count towards a private pilot certificate?

I've my Sport Pilot licence and I've got logged hours with a sport pilot instructor that isn't a private pilot instructor. Can I use my logged instruction hours in order to upgrade to private pilot?
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How does one train for making landings and takeoffs in bad weather?

I thought of this while coming in on a bumpy flight into Memphis, TN. The pilot of the airliner brought in the aircraft nicely, despite having to fight it quite a bit during the slowest portion of the ...

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