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Can the FAA CPL 2-hour cross country flight requirement include stops?

One of the requirements for an FAA commercial certificate is: §61.129: (3) 20 hours of training on the areas of operation listed in §61.127(b)(1) of this part that includes at least— ... (iii) One 2-...
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In Malaysia, can someone become a LAME through self study rather than training school?

Is it possible for someone to self study (without attending a training school) and individually sit for the exams required in order to become a B1 or B2 LAME in Malaysia?
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Why are some ATP CTP providers not on the FAA's approved list?

The FAA has published a list of ATP CTP provider schools. But I can still find other schools not listed in this list, like "ATP flight school". I'm sure that only approved facilities can provide an ...
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What is the difference between a rating and a certificate?

I did some research on what it would take to become a private pilot. I am totally green to the aviation world, so bear with me on my question. I see the licenses also referred to as certificates but ...
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Are these logged time assumptions correct for commercial checkride applicants?

If an applicant is an ASEL private pilot without an instrument rating, are these assumptions correct? Multi-engine dual time can be used to satisfy the 10 hours complex time requirement Cross-country ...
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How many hours does an ATP helicopter pilot need to get a fixed-wing Sport Pilot certificate?

I hold an FAA ATP type rated in Helicopters, and I want to get my sport pilot certificate in airplane. How many hours do I need to satisfy the requirements? And how much will the sport pilot ...
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How do ratings work with pilot certificates?

Just wondering how ratings work with pilot certificates. Let's say I get both a private pilot certificate and a commercial pilot certificate for airplane / single-engine land. If I want to add a ...
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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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Can I get an FAA restricted ATP certificate with 1000 hours total time?

I have an FAA Commercial Single-Engine certificate with 260 hours total time and a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering issued in Indonesia. I have an Indonesian Passport and I'm working as a ...
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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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What rating can I add to a commercial certificate with the least time/effort? [closed]

I have an FAA commercial certificate with ASEL, AMEL, ASES, Glider and Instrument ratings (alongside specific type ratings). What additional certificate or rating will require the shortest amount of ...
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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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Is an FAA Pilot License valid in the U.S. if held by a foreigner? [duplicate]

My question is relatively simple. Suppose I come to the U. S. and get my whole flight training over here. I hold a green card but the academy only used my Venezuelan passport for the enrollment ...
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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 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 is the optimal time to get from ASEL to ASES certification?

I am currently a ASEL pilot, in process of studying for IR, and will then be proceeding to AMEL. I know that if one holds ASEL & IR, and takes AMEL with instrument maneuvers included in the ...
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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 to become Hybrid airship Pilot?

Are Hybrid Airship pilot different from other aircraft or helicopter pilot?
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Are there countries where commercial flying can be conducted with a Mexican DGAC private pilot license?

I have a Mexican DGAC licence. Can I work in other countries, or do I need to get another licence? (for example an FAA one if I want to work in the US)
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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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How do I get an FAA CPL from an EASA PPL?

Im looking into getting a PPL, but feel I need some more information since there are a lot of hours involved so I need to expand my idea of the different possibilities. I am from Sweden but work and ...
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What pilot certificates were needed to fly the Space Shuttle?

Were there specific FAA (or other relevant regulatory body) pilot licensing or certifications required to fly the Space Shuttle? Are they specific to the Space Shuttle, or would it have fallen under ...
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What is the expected time frame for FAA knowledge test results to show up in IACRA?

I just passed my Part 107 Remote Pilot's knowledge test this morning, and I noticed that IACRA indicates it may take up to 48 hours for the test records to show up. Does it always take 48 hours or is ...
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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 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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Can I take friends flying with a private pilot glider license?

In the US, will glider clubs let you take up friends in a two-seater if you have a private license? Or do you need a commercial license?
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What is the significance of the “date designation expires” on a temporary airman certificate?

I recently received my temporary airman certificate and it says that it expires in 120 days. However, there is a section that says "date designation expires". The date under "date designation expires" ...
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How many active pilots are there in the US? How many are women?

How many active pilots are there in the US? Also, how many active flight instructors are there? Out of all of active pilots and flight instructors how many are women?
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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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Does making a mistake mean you lose your cert?

Disclaimer: I haven't been in, nor do I plan on having an accident. That said, this has always been a question of mine. Let's say I'm flying a little Cessna or ultralight around Ohio. Maybe the wind ...
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Can an ASEL class-rated private pilot without a T/W endorsement count T/W hours towards FAA flight time requirements?

I am an ASEL rated private pilot without a tailwheel nor a complex aircraft endorsement. I have been flying with an aerobatics pilot in his Pitts and his Bonanza for ~10 hours over the last month. ...
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Can a MEI CFI give a valid flight review in a plane for which he is not endorsed?

A friend of mine is working towards his initial CFI. I'm helping him work through regulatory, weather, and other knowledge stuff when time permits. During our most recent ground session he asked me ...
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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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Do non-US citizens still have to get an additional TSA check?

I'm familiar with the rules requiring all non-US citizens to acquire TSA clearance, but as of 2016 the rules have been changed and it seems that everybody has their background checked by the TSA 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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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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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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Where can I find detailed steps on how to perform all ACS maneuvers?

All the maneuvers outlined in the Airman Certification Standards (slow flight, power on stalls, short field, etc.) have been taught by my instructor to me but on no occasion have I received reference ...
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Does a multi-engine ATP with single-engine commercial privileges provide single-engine instrument privileges?

Does a multi-engine ATP with single-engine commercial privileges provide single-engine instrument privileges? I received my ATP certificate recently, and the back of my FAA certificate reads as ...
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What constitutes a flight review for the purposes of eligibility for a remote pilot certificate under 14 CFR 107.61(d)(2)?

An applicant for the Remote Pilot Certificate who already holds a pilot's license can forgo the knowledge test required by 14 CFR 107.61(d)(1) if they have a current flight review. The regulation ...
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Where exactly can I find the FAA's UAS pilot training course (ALC-451)?

I'm trying to get my commercial drone operators certificate. I already have a private pilot certificate, so from the FAA website, all I need to do is complete the "Part 107 small Unmanned Aircraft ...
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Do pilots lose their licenses following a gross misdemeanor conviction?

Can you have a conviction for a gross misdemeanor and still keep your private pilot's license?
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What FAA license does the EASA LAPL convert to?

I have read about getting a FAA licence to 'piggyback' with a EASA PPL(A). Is there a similar route for a EASA LAPL(A) licence. I assume if there is then there would be the same restrictions ie Max 4 ...
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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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What is the wording on outline of Wright Flyer on FAA pilot license?

I was told once that the outline of the Wright Flyer was taken from a speech given by the Wright Brothers. In the picture below you can very clearly see the words on the Wright Flyer. Does anybody ...