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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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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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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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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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Do I get two different certificate cards if I earn both a pilot and a ground instructor certificate in the US?

I would like to know if one will be receiving two separate licenses in case he/she earns a pilot certificate as well as a ground instructor certificate in the US. Do the certificates come separately ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How long is the EASA ATPL theory exam valid?

I got the JAA CPL and IR and ATPL theory examination in Spain in 2009. They are all expired by now. I didn't renew them until now because I'm flying with the CAAC license and got 3600 hours experience ...
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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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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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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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How can I build the 40 hours instrument time required for an instrument rating?

14 CFR 61.65(d)(2) says: (2) Forty hours of actual or simulated instrument time in the areas of operation listed in paragraph (c) of this section, of which 15 hours must have been received from an ...
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Can time logged in foreign aircraft be applied towards an FAA certificate or rating?

Does time logged in these foreign-registered aircraft (cross country, etc) count towards US certificates or ratings? Or is it flight experience that should be excluded from an 8710?
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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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Is a night VFR rating a prerequisite for an EASA CPL?

I'm wondering if I need to pay for a night VFR (NVFR) rating or can I just do my time building, ME, IR and exams to get a CPL? Is it possible without an NVFR rating?
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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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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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How do PPL, CPL, and ATPL compare?

What are hiding under these letters? What do they stand for? I have read many others, but I could never understand what they mean and the pilot's career on each of them. If possible, can anyone post a ...
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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 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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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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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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What does a sport pilot have to do to get a private pilot certificate in the US?

What are the minimum requirements for obtaining a privates pilot certificate if a pilot already has a sport pilot certificate? The requirements for a private pilot certificate don't changes because ...
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What is the step-by-step process to become a ground instructor in the US?

I would like to know about the whole step-by-step process to become a ground instructor in the US. My understanding is that any previous pilot or CFI certificates are not needed. So, are only needed ...
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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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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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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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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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Who checks that pilots have their licenses?

One weird thing came to my head In the ground, Every time you drive an 91 CRX SIR/Civic Si EM1 or ride an Honda Dirtbike There is an possibility of getting busted by the cops waiting in the temporary ...
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Can a pilot with an ICAO Multi-Crew Pilot License fly an airliner into the U.S.?

In the question How do non-US pilots get the hours necessary for an ATP?, the question was raised of whether we have 250 or 500 hour foreign pilots flying airliners into major U.S. airports. DeltaLima'...