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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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Will the NTSB be involved in the investigation of the crash that killed the President of Iran?

On 19 May 2024, the President of Iran died following the crash of a Bell helicopter, originally built in America. My understanding is that following the crash of an aircraft, the international ...
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What is MILAIP referenced in International Notams?

When looking at notams on the DAIP. There is a line referencing a publication or website I cannot find. ATS COMMUNICATION FACILITIES. TWR SERVICE LIMITED DUE TO 'SIGONELLA GROUND' NOT PROVIDED. REF ...
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Applying back in the US as foreign with FAA Licenses

Just for context I’m currently sitting at about 250~ hours and applying to airlines back in South America. I did my training in the USA, therefore I have my instrument rating, MEL rating, and ...
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US ultralight licence for PPL pilot

I hold a European PPL(A) licence, and would like to fly an ultralight in the US. In my home country, I'm not allowed to pilot an ultralight. To do that, I need a range of tests and a new licence. What ...
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Why are there 6 airports that straddle the Canada–US border?

I read on the Wikipedia page for the Avey Field State/Laurier Airport: Also known as Avey Field State/Laurier Airport, it is one of six airports that straddle the Canada–US border. The others are ...
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How are air routes created?

How are air routes created? Does it need ‘approval’ from another country? Nepal seems to have built several new international airports without air routes (or having to use the old one to TIA) and it’s ...
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What happens procedurally when a country's airlines are now allowed to fly through another country's airspace for the first time? (new flight routes?)

CNN's July 15, 2022 Saudi Arabia opens airspace to Israeli flights begins Saudi Arabia on Friday opened its airspace to all civilian carriers, including all flights to and from Israel, in a step ...
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Number of US Commercial Aircraft versus Rest of the World

I have been trying to obtain information on the number of commercial passenger aircraft (i.e. jetliners) that US airline companies have compared with the number airlines for the whole rest of the ...
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Since 9/11, for international flights, have any airlines made regular technical stops in the US?

Since 9/11, has any airline had scheduled international passenger flights with a technical stop at any US airport? (A technical stop means all passengers and crew stay on the plane without going ...
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Can ATC issue instructions to exclude certain aircraft over international waters?

As an example, the Anchorage Air Route Traffic Control Center's sector extends all the way to the North Pole, far beyond 200 nm of the US coastline. Suppose that the US decides to "close its ...
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Can you fly to a U.S. border airport without any paperwork?

In most cases, one can fly VFR in the U.S. without any flight plan. However, if you are crossing an ADIZ, it is my understanding that you have to file a DVFR flight plan. Consider an airport such as ...
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Is it true that Grodno airport recently got a higher category? What is it, what does it mean?

Grodno Airport (IATA: GNA, ICAO: UMMG) is an airport that serves Grodno, Belarus. It is close to the European Union border and Polish politicians says Belarus plans to use it to make the EU ...
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Why do flights from Tel Aviv to Honolulu go west?

Out of curiosity, my kid was looking at flights from Tel Aviv (TLV) to Honolulu (HNL) and noticed that they all fly west, with stops in the lower 48 (contiguous U.S.). This surprised me: Tel Aviv's ...
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For commercial flights, is there regulations imposing a minimum fuel reserve upon landing? [duplicate]

In aviation, weight is tightly linked to efficiency. The more fuel you take, the more weight you add and the less money you earn. On the other hand, you want to pack more to deal with unexpected ...
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What type of visa do pilots who fly from one country to another need? [duplicate]

I am little curious about international travel. I would like to know what type of visa allows pilots and cabin crews to fly from one country to another? I mean suppose I am pilot of Japan airline and ...
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Can private flights between the US and Canada avoid using a port of entry?

I'm considering getting back into flying private after a 15 year absence. I'm a dual US/Canadian passport holder. I'd like to fly between homes on Nantucket, MA and rural Nova Scotia regularly. Is ...
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What procedures do I have to follow to fly a seaplane from the US to Canada?

I work in the States and I'm thinking to go visit my friend in Canada. I have access to an Icon A5 and was thinking to fly from my closest lake in Vermont to his house which is also on a lake. What ...
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Is there simpler way than scraping flightradar to determine Number of Flights between Two Countries?

Is there a simple way to procedurally determine how many flights are flown between two countries on a given day? Maybe even get an inbound/outbound break down? I consulted the FAA data site (https://...
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Can a private jet take off without notifying anybody and land on private land in another country? [duplicate]

If you have a friend in the USA who owns a lot of land that is suitable for landing a plane, and you own a private jet with 2 pilots in Norway, can you take off in private property without notifying ...
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Customs at refueling stops?

This question has me wondering: do passengers/crew have to to through customs at refueling stops? Does it matter if they stay in/with the aircraft vs. going into the FBO, e.g. to use restrooms? If ...
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What is required by and for flights that cross borders in terms of border control?

This can apply to countries that have water in between, like the UK-France or US-Canada. If an aircraft crosses into neighbouring country, does it need to go to a border-controlled airport (with ...
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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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