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This tag should be used for questions about flights that depart from one country and land in another one, i.e. it is not always obvious which jurisdictions have control over the flight.

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Which (if any) is the “most major” airport / field / strip on Antarctica?

Which airport (/field, /strip, /skiway) is the "biggest", "most supported" on Antarctica? So, has the most permanent staff (do any?) has the most runway facilities such as say runway lights, ...
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What kind of drone might be able to fly so high that it “operate(s) outside national boundaries”?

In the question What is a propellant burner trailer? I mention that CNN and NPR have pointed out that the US president recently tweeted a surveillance photo of an explosion of a rocket on a launch ...
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How should a glider pilot handle inadvertently entering a foreign country?

Typically, when an aircraft lands on a different country than its departure, it has to land on an international airport. There many services are provided like customs, passport control etc, to make ...
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Are paper charts required for flights outside the USA?

Can international flights by a US operator be performed paperless or do you need complete paper charts?
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What additional US-power or ICAO requirements apply to a departing US-based crew with a US-registered aircraft flying to land in Mexico?

What are additional requirements (equipment, licenses, identification, etc.) for a flight operation with a US-based aircraft and crew leaving the US to enter and land in Mexico that are imposed on the ...
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How is US Class B airspace enforced in Canada?

Detroit, MI is the center of Class B airspace, however a good portion of that airspace within the inverted wedding cake is in Canada. What are the mechanisms that allow US to define Class B airspace ...
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Which international routes might save fuel and time by using a potential newly “deemed safe” North Korean air space?

The Reuters News item Exclusive: U.S. blocks North Korean air traffic revival ahead of Trump-Kim summit - sources says: If the space was deemed safe, international airlines could save fuel and time ...
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What is the general process for flying a private aircraft to another country?

Let's say I want to fly a private airplane to another country. How does one arrange such a flight? Of course this might vary between states, but in general do you need a special permit to fly in with ...
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Can I land a plane in a field in the UK and Republic of Ireland?

So I already saw this question here for the US, but I live in the UK and quite close to the border with the Republic of Ireland (ROI). We have property over the border in the ROI and I was wondering ...
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Is there a serious effort underway to move from a highways-in-the-sky approach to a mesh-network approach?

As far as I'm aware, there are certain "motorways" or corridors which air traffic uses, rather than navigating more directly from origin to destination. I remember listening to a documentary which ...
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Is there a way to find out which runway is used by which flight on a particular day/date?

For example, i want to know which runway was used by NH 829 that flies from NRT to BOM (Narita-Tokyo to Bombay-Mumbai) For flight tracking, I know and use these websites/apps - FlightAware, ...
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What are ICAO English language requirements?

As a supplement to this SE question; "What are the requirements to become a language proficiency examiner?" (something I never heard of...) What are ICAO English language requirements?
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Are there any mandatory announcements that a captain has to make?

Are there any announcements that a captain of an aircraft must make that is reinforced by law or a rule? (This is concerning all countries)
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Are customs stops required for private flights within the Schengen Area?

I would like to make a VFR flight from Switzerland to Germany and Germany to France and then France to Switzerland. For the first step: Switzerland to Germany I know that I have to fill a custom ...
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How and when is a VFR flight plan closed when flying from the US to Canada?

I recently flew from US to Canada. As required I filed a VFR flight plan online (at 1800wxbrief.com). The flight plan was activated after I took off by contacting Flight Services at 122.2. They ...
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Do any countries besides the USA accept Basic Med?

Are other countries accepting Basic Med for flights through their airspace, for example the European Union?
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Why is the UAE the only country with two flag carrier airlines?

The United Arab Emirates has two flag carrier airlines, Etihad Airways and Emirates. There are 195 countries in the world, and 147 of them have one single flag carrier airline. United Arab Emirates is ...
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Do I need Customs clearance to fly an N-registered aircraft from Italy to Switzerland?

I need to fly from Italy to Switzerland in my aircraft with N markings. I've been told I need a clearance from a customs office within an airport prior to crossing the border. Is this true?
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How hard is it to fly a US-registered private jet over Cuba? [duplicate]

I know that commercial airlines have airspace passage agreements that allow them to fly over Cuba, but what about private jets? Is it easy for a pilot of a US-registered private jet departing from ...
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How long can I use an FAA license in Colombia without having to validate it?

What is the maximum range of time that an FAA certificated pilot can stay and fly in Colombia, without the need to validate his license there?
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What level of information does a PIC have about a missile crossing their aircraft route?

Recently North Korea launched a missile out of its national airspace on a trajectory which crossed the route of an aircraft from Air France. The aircraft wasn't in danger at any time, the minimal ...
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Can you operate regular commercial flights from an airport that is uncharted and not in the national AIP?

Is it possible to operate regular, commercial flights from an airport (aerodrome) that is not in the national AIP, and for which there are no charts, maps, terrain information, obstacle information, ...
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What permissions or approval are needed to land in Antarctica?

Can I land at Jack F. Paulus Skiway (NZSP) with just an ATC clearance? Or do I need to ask some other authority before I fly there? Are there any regulations regarding 'landing rights' in Antarctica? ...
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How is the search-and-rescue system for civil aviation over waters agreed and funded?

Several accidents in the recent years have revealed how important --and intuitively expensive-- SAR operations over seas can be. Need for daily government agencies / military flights in the first ...
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Can one country really ban another from using its airspace?

Consider the recent restriction by Saudi Arabia on Qatar Airways flights, which prevents Qatar flights from flying over Saudi airspace. Qatar now has to use longer routes and go fly around the land ...
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Can I pass the EASA ATPL exams by studying FAA materials?

If I have the theoretical knowledge required for an FAA ATP, could I use that knowledge to pass the EASA ATPL exams?
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How is the phraseology of IFR clearances different between the US and Europe?

In this question, a comment says that the phraseology of IFR clearances is very different between Europe and the US: especially the VFR phraseology (but not only) is really different in europe ...
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Can I log multi-engine time abroad, when I'm not rated for multi in that country?

I hold a multi-engine FAA CPL and want to fly a multi-engine aircraft in another country. The aircraft is not N-registered and I don't have a multi-engine rating in that country. Can I log the time in ...
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What are interesting cases of ATC agreements between countries?

I'm doing some research about cooperative documents between nations regarding ATC; does anybody can mention interesting cases of agreements across the globe? Relations such as Swiss/Others and Hong ...
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What is the hierarchy of aviation regulatory bodies? [duplicate]

What does the hierarchy of the aviation bodies look like? Does it look like this: International: ICAO Continental: EASA,ECAC,...? National:?
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Why do we see many more 5th and 8th freedom cargo flights than passenger flights?

Usually, we can see many cargo flights operating between 2 foreign countries (and even as domestic flights within a foreign country in some cases). There are passenger flights that operate in the same ...
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How do aircraft carriers treat foreign Flight Information Regions?

Aircraft carriers have the right to be anywhere as long as they stick to international waters. But as soon as a plane leaves the deck, that's somebody's FIR. Granted they can fly low, or even know ...
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Which airplanes are required to have a Flight Data Recorder in Europe?

I know that not all aircraft are required to have a Flight Data Recorder (FDR) in Europe (for instance, a small single-engine airplane doesn't need one), but many are, and depending on the age of the ...
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Who owns wrecked airplanes in international waters?

Reading about a Spanish treasure ship, I found that it eventually created a dispute between the company that found it (Odyssey) and the Spanish government, so the following questions came to my mind (...
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What is an aviation handler?

I was reading this page about Eurocontrol and flight plans. The author refers several times to a "local handler" who apparently assists in dealing with ATC. What is a handler, who do they work for ...
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I have an Australian CPL, what do I need to fly in Indonesia?

If I have an Australian CPL can I fly in Indonesia? How likely am I to obtain employment if I have 250 hrs. flight in Indonesia?
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What preparations should I have to fly from the US to Mexico?

I am holding a US private pilot certificate with instrument rating, and planning to fly a single-engine aircraft from US to Mexico. Regarding legal, visa, airspace/ATC knowledge requirements, flight ...
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How do pilots manage metric altitude?

A minority of the world, specifically Russia and China, uses the metric system in aviation. ATC will tell the pilots to "climb to 900 meters height". How do pilots of international flights manage ...
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Can countries introduce new aviation policies unilaterally?

Let's say some country intends to introduce a new aviation policy that conflicts with ICAO regulations, like only aircraft certified and approved by our government can fly in our airspace. Can they do ...
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Does Global Entry give you any benefits when flying GA?

If I fly GA into Canada from the US or into the US from Canada, does having Global Entry give me any advantage? Can I taxi straight to the FBO or my tie down spot, or do I still have to taxi over to ...
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In an emergency, can an airliner land at Pyongyang or another North Korean airport?

If a flight was, say, en route to Seoul, but could only make it to the closest available airstrip and that was Pyongyang, would that be allowed? What would they be met with on the ground?
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Does a Mexican citizen studying in the US with an FAA license need a visa when landing at airports in Canada?

I'm from Mexico but worked in San Francisco for 4 years under a TN Visa. During that time I learned how to fly and obtained a PPL and then an IFR rating. I'm now living in Boston getting a Masters ...
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As a Brazilian pilot, can I buy an aircraft in the US then fly it to Brazil to register it?

I have a pilot license in Brazil and would like to purchase an aircraft in the US and then register it in my country. My license allows me to fly the aircraft back to my country?
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Can foreign pilots get an FAA ATPL and work for a US-based commercial airline?

Could a non-US citizen come to the US, receive flight training, earn an FAA CPL and be hired by a US-flagged airline? Are there any specific rules regarding the employment of foreigners as pilots for ...
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How can I become familiar with flight rules specific to Canada when flying there from the United States?

As a US licensed and trained pilot, I know I can fly into Canada, but are there are airspace rules that are different from the American system. Is there a Canadian rules test or conversion you can or ...
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Why is there a strip of uncontrolled airspace between Russia and Norway?

The airspace between Russia and Norway over the Barents Sea is an uncontrolled air space; no FIR is set. Illustration taken from this document. This area is like a corridor from the Scandinavian ...
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Are there security checks on private flights in your own plane? [duplicate]

On commercial flights there are some "typical" security checks - metal detectors, luggage X-rays, etc. - are there similar security checks if you're flying in your own private plane? Are there ...
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Is there a set of laws which govern international flights? [duplicate]

A few years ago, my brother and I were aboard an Emirates flight from Australia to New Zealand. At the time, I was 16 and he was 14. At one point in the flight we were both offered alcoholic drinks. ...
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Do glider pilots have to wear parachute in countries where mandatory even if flying with a foreign glider?

Today I saw this video on Vimeo that shows a pilot flying a new solar glider (N- registered aircraft) in Italy without wearing a parachute (I believe in US is not mandatory). Actually here in Italy ...
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In which countries a medically unfit US pilot can fly? [closed]

For example can one get another license in a foreign country? Which countries allow that?