Questions tagged [licence]

Questions about various licenses needed for aviation. More specific tags should be used if possible.

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What was the motivation for revoking the licence to the pilots of Northwest flight 188?

This video describes Northwest flight 188, where two pilots overshot their destination by 150 miles, without contacting ATC for an hour. They cited 'cockpit distractions' as the reason and ...
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Why did this pilot have his single-engine license revoked?

5 minutes into this video, a commercial Indonesian pilot is shown performing a very tame version of a parabolic flight path as performed by zero-gravity flights, in a Cessna 172. This video has over ...
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Is there an upper age limit for pilots freight only?

When I asked my original question below, I should have been more specific. I will rephrase my question, however, I do wish to extend my thanks & appreciation to those who answered my question as ...
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What licenses/endorsements or type ratings do you need to fly a fighter jet

As the title says, what endorsements and licenses do I need to achieve before I can legally fly a decommissioned single seater fighter jet or trainer jet (like a L-39 Albatros or even a F22 when the ...
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Does a failure to respond to FAA questions on ME disqualify for sport pilot?

I had submitted a medical evaluation to pursue a private pilot certification. The FAA had requested further evaluation by specialists. I didn't respond to their questions. Does this disqualify me for ...
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What is the difference between an RPL and a PPL licence?

I am looking forward to starting my training to get my RPL license and I was wondering what the difference was because on the website it looked like you have to do 2 different pieces of training for ...
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What percentage of professional pilots end their career early for medical reasons?

As an amateur pilot I'm aware that I can lose my medical at some point and have to give up flying. For a professional, losing a medical can end their career. I know several people who wouldn't even ...
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What do I need to get my pilot license? [closed]

I am thinking of getting my pilot license, I would love to fly a helicopter or a small plane, but I don't know where to start. What do I need to get a pilot's license? Things like: How much does it ...
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What are the differences between EASA (UK) and CASA flight training?

I'm a British citizen living in Australia who is tossing up on whether to train back home or in Australia. Given the sheer amount of complex information out there, I was wondering what the differences ...
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What effect does driving convictions have on a PPL?

Recently, I was driving some friends around when they started complaining that I was driving "too slow" (basically not over the speed limit). I stated that my reason for being cautious was I did not ...
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Is there a time limit after the ATPL theory exam to get the license?

If I did the ATPL theory exam now, would I have a time limit to finish the ATPL? If so, what is it? And what about other EASA licenses, CPL, (E-/CB-)IR, etc.?
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Eye requirements for private pilots license in the US? [duplicate]

In the next couple of years, I would like to work on obtaining a private pilot license with the goal of eventually getting my own plane. But my eyesight isn't that great in my left eye. As a kid, I ...
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What names are used for certified “mechanics”?

While watching a documentary on the the UK Red Arrow aerobatic team, mechanics were sometimes called "tradesmen", "technician", or "engineer". In the US they are commonly called "aircraft mechanics" ...
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Does any country issue daytime-only commercial licenses?

I got my PPL last year (EASA, UK) and I've always been interested in the commercial route. However, due to my red-green colour blindness I've failed the Ishihara, Farnsworth D15 and CAD vision tests ...
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Can a PPL holder fly family and friends aboard an A380? [duplicate]

Would I be able to fly an A380 with a private pilots license and carry family and friends? I know I can fly the A380 with a PPL.
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Who checks “Pilots flying without flying licenses”?

One weird thing came to my head In the ground, Everytime you drive an 91 CRX SIR/Civic Si EM1 or ride an Honda Dirtbike There is an possibilty of getting busted by the cops waiting in the temporary ...
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Can a holder of a G4 Visa legally receive flight training and/or acquire a Private Pilot Licence?

I am planning to attend a flight school and acquire a PPL, but I am currently staying in the US with a G4 Visa. Am I allowed to receive flight training legally?
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What to do to maintain my Spanish ULM (GA) gyroplane licence valid in the USA when moving there?

I have an ultralight gyroplane (GA) Spanish license. What sort of conversion or validation process do I need to follow to be able to continue flying after moving to the USA?
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How does single-sided deafness affect the different pilot licenses?

About 12 and a half years ago I lost the sense of hearing in my left ear due to borreliosis. However, I have always wanted to get a pilot's license at some point in my life. I am aware that for some (...
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What are the differences between an EASA part-66 license and FAA A&P Aircraft Mechanic License?

what is the difference between EASA part-66 license and FAA A&P Aircraft Mechanic License? Are there any reasons for a company or individual to opt for the one or the other or both?
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Is it possible to get a purely VFR job with colour blindness?

I'm 23 years old and I have red-green colour vision deficiency. I'm currently working in engineering but I have my PPL and I've been interested in commercial flying for a very long time. I've always ...
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What classifies as an ultralight vehicle?

I am looking into the possibly of getting my pilots license and I noticed that it says you don't need a license for "ultralight vehicles". What are ultralight vehicles? I am located in the USA, ...
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Which authority is responsible for RT licensing in the Netherlands?

Which authority does issue the separate RT license for pilots in the Netherlands? I had a conversation with Netherlands CAA and they could not help me.
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Is EASA B1 equivalent to DCAM B1?

I am from Bangladesh. Bangladesh has EASA 147 approval. Is EASA B1 equivalent to DCAM B1? Will Bangladesh accept the license? If I want to convert the DCAM license to EASA license what do I have to ...
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How can I keep my IR currency outside the USA?

I am an FAA PPL/IR holder living in Spain. My IR license was issued in May 13 of 2016, it has been over 6 months so now I need to log my 6HIT with a safety pilot. Is it possible to complete the ...
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How long does it take for an FAA licence to be delivered?

Would anyone have an idea how how long it takes for a licence to be posted out. The airmen search tells me my ATP processing was completed at some point last week. So the licence has been finalised. ...
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What happens if a private pilot's license isn't used for some time? [duplicate]

I have a question about the currency of a Private Pilot's License: if someone obtains a PPL but doesn't fly for a period of time, is there a time after which some conditions or restrictions are ...
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I have an FAA ATPL based on a foreign ATPL, can I convert it to an EASA ATPL?

I have an FAA ATPL based on my Foreign ATPL. Am I now able to convert my new FAA ATPL to EASA ATPL? Of course with me doing all the exams etc.. or am I only allowed to convert my original foreign ...
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Can I apply for a commercial-utility licence for an auto-gyro?

Can an auto-gyro apply for commercial purposes? Utility in remote areas, Alaska for example. What license is needed (airworthiness, etc.)? How much does it cost approximately? Can I build my own ...
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I have a FAA Private VFR SE license based on my foreign license, and added IFR in my home country; how to upgrade the FAA license?

I already validated my non-US licence and got a FAA Private VFR SE Licence based on my foreign licence. I recently completed my IFR rating in my home country and was wondering how to 'upgrade' my FAA ...
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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 ...