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Which refers to CFI renewal based on pass rate, "activities" or "duties and responsibilities"?

It's that time again, gotta re-up my CFI. I always forget when I'm filling out IACRA whether CFI renewals (in the United States) based on student pass rate percentage are considered "activites" or "...
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Where can I get a copy of my notice of disapproval from a failed checkride?

I can't find the notice of disapproval that I was given after I failed the oral portion of my private pilot checkride. I have looked EVERYWHERE. What do I need to do? Is there something on IACRA or ...
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Do small helicopters like the R44 require an FAA type rating?

From what I read in 14 CFR 61.31 it never mentions type rating requirements for rotorcraft or helicopters. I Googled online but most of the results showed up for Australia, Canada and the UK. I am ...
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How would you get certified for the AgustaWestland AW609 as a rotorcraft pilot or without any previous certification?

It seems like AgustaWestland might finally get certification for the AW609 in the next couple of years. Let's say I buy one to transport people to the offshore oil platforms that I hypothetically own....
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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'...
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Is the FAA the only authority with specific medical requirements for transgender pilots?

The FAA/CAMI imposes certain testing requirements on transgender pilots, listed in the Guide for Aviation Medical Examiners under Item 41 (G-U System), subheading "Gender Identity Disorder". Is the ...
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Is there such a a thing as a single European pilot's license?

The pilot licensing process in Europe seems to be rather, well, complex... I've heard of JAA, JAR-FCL and now apparently EASA licenses, although EASA's website says otherwise: the Agency is not ...
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What exactly is a UK IMC rating?

In chat, falstro mentioned the "UK IMC rating" and described it as "a lighter version of an instrument rating, allows enroute IFR, but no approaches or departures" (although to be fair he also said ...
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How much extra work to get a glider licence?

I have my SEL Private VFR licence. I recently went on a glider flight, and I loved it. How much extra work does it take a typical pilot to transition from SEL to gliders? What extra material will ...
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What does the FAA consider to be "good moral character"?

Per 14 CFR 61.153(c) candidates for an ATP license must "be of good moral character". What does that actually mean and how does an examiner or the FAA verify it?
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How many pilots are licensed in Hong Kong?

Title says it all. I don't see this information online anywhere. A breakdown by PPL/CPL would be nice. I have a vague memory of someone telling me 300 but that seems a tad low for a city of 7.5 ...
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Are any special certs or licenses needed for Snow-ski equipped planes?

It has been asked and answered here that the ASEL is for Land operations and ASES for Seaborne. Are there requirements specific to using snow-ski equipped planes? I am most interested in the US, ...
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Can a US pilot fly a foreign registered aircraft in the US?

Is it legal for a pilot with an FAA license to fly a foreign registered aircraft within the United States? Is it covered by FAA regulations, or the country of aircraft registration?
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What are the pilot rating requirements for amphibians?

I know that both land and sea planes require pilot ratings in order to act as pilot-in-command. What is the requirement to act as pilot-in-command of an amphibian? Is there a third rating or just ...
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Does 14 CFR 91.146 (Charitable Events) apply if the pilot does not seek compensation or hire?

I'm at a loss between regulations §91.146 (Passenger-carrying flights for the benefit of a charitable, nonprofit, or community event.) and ...
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Is the Soloy Dual Pac recognised as two engines or one engine?

The Soloy Dual Pac apparently allows two engines to rotate one propeller -- here's a picture of it on an Otter: Is this recognised as a centreline thrust twin engine aircraft, a "standard" twin ...
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What is required for a pilot to fly in another country?

What is required for someone who holds a pilot certificate in one country to fly in another country? First, I'm wondering if there are any general rules that would apply to any such situation. Second, ...
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What should I do to become a pilot for skydivers, in France?

What are the steps needed to become a pilot that can transport skydivers? I'm more specifically interested in the situation in Europe, France. I would expect lessons / certifications, then more ...
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Is an FAA Part 121/135 checkride conducted under Part 91 or Part 121/135?

Is a checkride which is required in order to qualify a pilot for 121 or 135 operations itself conducted under Part 91 or Part 121/135 rules? For instance, is a first class medical required in order ...
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What is a 709 ride?

One of the enforcement actions that FAA can take against a pilot is known as a "709 ride" in which your certifications and rating are reevaluated by the FAA. What is the regulatory basis for this ...
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Does a Type Rating "upgrade" with your license?

I believe anything the FAA refers to as a "rating" upgrades automatically with your license. For example, if I get my instrument rating on my Private Pilot License, I don't have to retake the ...
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Are the requirements for an initial type rating the same across types?

If a pilot wishes to obtain an initial FAA type rating - say, for a Boeing 737 - are the requirements to obtain that rating the same as if they were getting a type rating for an Airbus A320? If they ...
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What happens when a temporary pilot certificate expires?

What can I do if my not-so-newly issued temporary pilot certificate is about to expire and I haven't gotten my permanent certificate yet? Is there any way that I can keep flying while waiting for it, ...
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What do the terms 'holding out' and 'common carriage' mean?

A pilot with a new commercial certificate is excited at the new world of getting-paid-to-fly they have opened up. That is, until their instructor or good friend reminds them of 14 CFR 119 and the ...
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Do I have to do all exercises during a checkride, even if I did them in a previous one?

I am currently a private pilot with an instrument rating and multi-engine rating. I own and regularly fly my own twin engine airplane and have been thinking about getting my commercial rating. Part ...
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The captain of an aircraft flying an international flight is required to have a Restricted Radiotelephone Operator Permit. How do you get one?

47 CFR 87.87 requires the captain of a US registered aircraft to have their Restricted Radiotelephone Operator Permit (RP) unless it is a domestic flight. How do you go about getting one? I used the ...
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Does an FAA pilot certificate qualify as an ICAO pilot licence?

What is an ICAO pilot license? I've seen it as a job requirement before, does my FAA ATP count?
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What are the requirements to get your private pilot certificate?

I am 15 right now and I want to get the Certificate/License when i am 17. (17 is the age right?) How much training do I need and is there any written tests etc? What kind of IFR training will be ...
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What are the flight training options for a private pilot's license in the US?

In the USA, what training options does a student pilot aiming for their private pilot license have?
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I have a European EASA license - what do I need to do to be allowed to fly in the US?

I own a PPL(A) license following JAR-FCL. Recently, this license has been exchanged for a European EASA license. My training was on a motor glider (TMG), I do not have ratings for SEP, but TMG and ...
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How does a pilots license of cluster ballooning differ from other ballooning or unpowered flight?

John Ninomiya discusses his experience with developing this new style of ballooning on his Cluster Ballooning website. Many of the site's links are now broken, but on there he formerly attested that ...
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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 save money on becoming a helicopter pilot in the US if I do flight hours in Mexico?

Flight hours costs approximately $285 per hour. Below is a screenshot from a local (Newport Beach, CA) school regarding what it takes to become a private pilot. So I was hoping that maybe there ...
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How do I renew/revalidate my lapsed JAR PPL?

I obtained a JAR PPL in 2003 and flew regularly for a few years afterwards. My last flight as Pilot in Command was around 2006 and as I have not kept up the required number of hours per year since ...
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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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