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Is it possible to become a commerical pilot and have an Emotional Support Animal?

I was wondering this as I am trying to get an ESA while also trying to get my pilots license. I was wondering if this will interfere with my plans to becoming a pilot.
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Can foreign military flying hours be counted towards an EASA ATPL in Hungary?

I'm an ex- Indian Air Force helicopter pilot with about 4000 hours of flying experience, including some 2500 hours as captain and about 500 hours as an instructor. Is there any means by which, I can ...
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Thinking of investing in getting a commercial or instructor license but having a hard time evaluating the current job market as an outsider [closed]

I really appreciate your advice on this one and please excuse my ignorance. I already fly gliders and am passionate about aviation like many of you here. I work in software, but sometimes get fed up ...
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Why is this low pass considered reckless and resulted in a license loss?

The first clip in the following video shows a Falcon 900X performing a low pass: What exactly is considered reckless here and why would the pilot lose his license?
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What is the difference between Rating & Endorsement in Indian Civil Aviation?

I have CPL issued on Single engine aircraft with Instrument Rating. Now if i want to fly multi-engine (non jet) with AUW less than 5700kgs, will that be a endorsement on my license or multi-engine ...
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Can I still can apply for R-ATP 1000 hour, if I get my multi engine add on under part 61?

I have completed my private, instrument rating, and commercial under part 141. Can I still able apply for R-ATP 1000 hours, if I get my multi-engine add-on under part 61?
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If you are able correct your vision in one eye, must you correct your vision?

After reviewing this exchange: Can you obtain a pilot license with impaired vision / being blind in one eye? I can see that having monocular vision is allowed by faa rules, but I would like to clarify ...
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Why is English proficiency a “Limitation”?

I understand that being able to read, write and speak English is a requirement for an FAA Pilot Certificate. But why is that ability printed on said certificate under the “Limitations” section ...
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How can I re-certify my PPL?

I have: a US PPL issued circa 1980 (for about $1600.00 total cost) 120 hours ASEL pilot in command last flight in 1987 type rated for Cessna 150/152/172/172RGII 30 hours of IFR instruction and flight/...
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Can I get an FAA instrument rating if I hold a private certificate based on a foreign license?

I have an EASA PPL/Medical with VFR privileges only. I have an FAA license which is based upon the EASA license. I’ve lived in the US for 5 years and would like to obtain an IR. Can I get an FAA IR ...
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ICAO ATPL Conversion to Transport Canada

I am a former Captain for PALExpress, an airline in the Philippines. I have a valid CAAP ATPL and am rated for the DHC8-400 and sadly was part of the retrenchment program for Philippine Airlines last ...
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Is there a framework for inter-country rules enforcement?

I have a US pilot's license and if I do anything foolish or infringe an important rule while flying in the US, the FAA can take action such as order more training, suspend my license for a while, or ...
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What is the difference between pilot recency, recurrent checks, qualifications and ratings?

I have heard the terms pilot "recency", "recurrent checks", and "qualifications" but they seem kinda fuzzy to me. How do these terms relate to each other?
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How many FAA-Certified Flight Instructors Hold a Gold Seal?

About how many, and approximately what percent of the instructors who are certified under the FAA hold a gold seal on their CFI certificate? How many not including expired certificates capable of ...
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Can solo time be logged with a passenger?

Here's a very niche question. If someone were to have completed their recreational or sport pilot license and be actively pursuing their private pilot license, could flight time without an instructor ...
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Is a foreign flight review sufficient to keep FAA currency for an FAA foreign-based PPL?

I have a foreign-based PPL issued by the FAA. According to the regulation of my original (non-FAA) PPL, I am required to accomplish a biennial flight review with an authorized instructor in my country....
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What kind of injury would force a Navy EA-6B pilot to stop flying and take a desk job?

Currently, I'm writing up a character bio for a game, where the character is a former naval aviator who becomes a JAG Corps lawyer who can be quite active during investigations and combat. I've been ...
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Can UK CAA modular exams done before Brexit be used towards an EASA license?

I am stuck with some EASA basic modules (Form 148) and some UK CAA modular exams. Now I want to apply to get an EASA B1.1 license but the problem is German aviation authority (Luftfahrtbundesamt) is ...
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What are the EASA myopia limits for civil flight certification, class 2?

I want to start procedures to get a flight medical certification (class 2). I am not sure about myopia (short-sight) limits. In some resources I read that there are no limits, and you can wear glasses....
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Too soon to pass the IATRA exam? (Canada) [closed]

I just finished the IFR group 1 rating this week. Currently at 220h Total flight time with CPL, no job in sight (of course), and wondering if I should start studying for the IATRA now or wait until I'...
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Why require a minimum of 1500 hours to become an airline pilot?

In the United States, under parts 61 standards for pilot certifications, for a person to apply for an airline transport pilot certificate one of the aeronautical experience minimums is a minimum of ...
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How would the FAA catch people without licenses?

It is know that the FAA conducts ramp checks at airports. However, is it likely to be caught flying without a license from uncontrolled airports or grass strips? If so, how would one be caught?
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Can I revalidate my EASA PPL outside the EU in a non-EASA aircraft?

I'm trying to re-validate my EASA PPL licence, registered with the Hungarian CAA. I asked the CAA but I did not get a clear answer. I meet the criteria for re-validation based on experience, but it ...
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I am licensed as a Private Pilot, Airplane Multiengine Land, what do I need to do to be able to fly as PIC in a Single Engine Land aircraft?

I basically got my Multi Engine Rating however not a single engine rating even though most of my training was in ASEL. Now I am curious what I would have to do to be able to fly friends and family in ...
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Can I use my FAA Private Pilot (Foreign Based) without a valid EASA SEPL to fly in USA? [duplicate]

Can I fly in the US using my FAA Private Pilot (Foreign Based) based on my EASA PPL without having renewed SEP(L) - it's EASA's class rating for single piston engine airplanes. By flying I mean using ...
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How far back in time does FAA Institutional Authority for 61.160 (R-ATP) minimums go?

61.160 contains the requirements for an R-ATP certificate, and there is a list of FAA approved institutions that are eligible to graduate applicants to meet the R-ATP requirements. There is a column ...
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Time to take the ATPL and license conversion

How long does it take to get the EASA ATPL license on average? And if, after obtaining the ATPL licence in a particular country, you are recruited in a foreign country, do you need to re-take ...
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Is the EASA RT License valid internationally?

I am planning to get a PPL license in Czech. As part of the PPL license I should get a RT License (in English, not Czech). Is that license is international? I mean, if I want to rent an Airplane in ...
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What is the impact of lack of stereoscopic vision on a first class medical in the EU? [duplicate]

I have just completed aero-medical examination for first aviation class. I was refused due to the lack of stereoscopic vision. In the book with squares with circles in 3D, I saw only 4/9. The medical ...
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Why does the FAA require special authorization to act as PIC in the North American T-28 Trojan?

This airplane doesn't have a max gross takeoff weight of more than 12,500 pounds nor does it have a turbine engine. The FAA requires special authorization to act as PIC in order to fly it. What is ...
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What license will one need to fly the Aeromobil flying car in 2022?

Aeromobil are launching their "flying car" in 2022, after successful test flights. What kind of license / certification will be required to own / fly one of these? Presumably something less ...
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Can I get an EASA ATPL online?

I have a PPL license in the US and I want to do a European ATPL license. How does it work? Do I have to attend a school or can I do all online? Do I have to physically take the tests somewhere in ...
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Are test pilots certified to fly all aircraft types?

I just saw an hour long MIT lecture for no reason and the lecturer said he has flown over 70 kinds of aircraft. Does that mean a test pilot is certified to fly almost anything?
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How to convert an EASA ATPL(H) IR to ATPL(A)?

If you are holding an EASA ATPL(H) IR, how can you convert it into ATPL(A) and would you be able to credit your heli hours? As I've 400 hours and it would get longer to build hours with ATPL.
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If I buy my own aircraft in which to earn my PPL, does my instructor need to be certified to fly the type of aircraft I own/am training in?

It seems the most cost-effective way to earn my PPL is to purchase my own plane (with the intention to keep it for quite some time). I believe I would therefore need to find a CFI that is certified ...
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Could I hold both an EASA license and a UK CAA license?

With all the ongoing mess with Brexit at the moment, I'm trying to figure out the wood from the trees so to speak. However there seems to me a bit of mass confusion with it all. I'm just wondering if ...
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Has any pilot successfully flown through a hurricane with a single-engine prop plane? [closed]

Has any pilot successfully flown or could a pilot crab through a hurricane using a plane such as a Cessna or bi-plane? Would acrobatic planes work better because of their nimble agility and high power-...
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How long to receive FAA wings lapel pin?

Did anyone request FAA wings lapel pin? If yes, how much time do they take to ship and receive? Do you know if I requested all three phases at once will I get three or just one pin?
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Is it possible to fly an EASA registered airplane with an ICAO license?

Is it possible to fly an EASA registered airplane with an ICAO license? My problem is the following: I have obtained my ICAO PPL license in Argentina with 52 flight hours but currently I live in ...
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What is needed to go from a student pilot license to a private pilot license?

I will be 16 in a few weeks and I really want to get flying so I am currently thinking that I should get a Student Pilots license and then get a Private Pilot License next summer when I am 17 but I ...
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What is the minimum weight aircraft in which someone can build logged flight time?

What is the minimum weight aircraft in which someone can build logged flight time? Is logging flight hours in an ultralight possible?
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How should a private pilot renew their part 107 certificate?

I got a Part 107 (Commercial Drone) Certificate by passing the test more than two years ago, so it's expired now. I just became a private pilot, and I know that private pilots can get a Part 107 ...
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How can I get a license to fly an F14? [duplicate]

Say I have $x million to buy an F-14 Tomcat and am physically fit (I think) to be able to fly it. Is there a short pilot training course I can attend to get licensed to fly it?
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Do you get separate certificates for CFI and CFII?

I passed my CFII checkride the same month my CFI was to expire. So far I have only received a new CFI card in the mail. Shouldn’t I be receiving a card that says CFII on it as well, or should the card ...
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With a Pandememic grounding many to their residence.... How to maintain flight hours?

No matter your Country, is grounding affecting license requirements(Passenger, Cargo or even Private) and how are the hours being rectified. CNN actually posed a great question in this article and I ...
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How can a glider pilot add sport pilot privileges?

If I understand the rules correctly, if one already has a Private Pilot rating, then one has Sport Pilot privileges but will need an endorsement for a new category/class of aircraft. What if one has a ...
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Can a Pilot hold multiple foreign licenses and practice the privileges of it in each country?

Is it possible for a CASA CPL holder to convert to both an FAA and CAAUK license and hold all three at the same time? Would the pilot then be qualified to exercise the privileges of the CPL in ...
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Is it harder to get a first pilot certificate in a motorglider compared to a normal powered aircraft (near St. Paul, MN.)?

Is it harder to get a first pilot certificate in a motorglider (glider - self launch) vs. normal powered aircraft near St. Paul, MN. It seems like a self launch glider certificate would be a great ...
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What is needed to remove my CPL restriction after becoming a US citizen?

I hold a US commercial pilot certificate based on my foreign commercial pilot certificate. This was allowed prior to the ruling that foreign pilots would only be issued a private certificate. On the ...
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What is CBIR & Basic IR?

I know that the IR - Instrument rating - is the full-blown option to be allowed to fly IFR. I also know that EIR - En-route Instrument rating - is an option to have a license that's restricted to fly ...
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