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Seeking Aviation Project Requirement Documents

I am involved in an aviation project and am in need of detailed examples of project documentation to guide our development process. Ideally, I'm looking for full project document sets that include ...
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Above which altitude an airplane is required to have oxygen mask for the passenger?

Is there a maximum altitude above which an aircraft needs to have oxygen mask available for the passengers?
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Landing Currency for Type Rating Airplanes

When discussing landing currency, we need three takeoffs and landings within the preceding 90 days in the same category, class, and type of aircraft to be flown. Type meaning type rating and not just ...
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What older regulations and exemptions does Boeing's 737 line benefit from?

Boeing is occasionally accused in the press of keeping the 737 competitive by being able to avoid newer regulations and standards, either through being previously certified or by other means. The ...
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Providing flight instruction on a "N" aircraft towards an EASA license in Europe

I need some help getting clarification on the following: I hold a Dutch EASA CPL licence with instrument rating and FI privileges. I also hold FAA PPL with Instrument rating based my foreign (Dutch) ...
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Is this Common carriage?

It’s been a little while since I’ve studied common carriage vs private carriage.. I need a little advice with this situation. My dad is purchasing a plane (in his name and company) and I’m going to ...
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Is the UK still part of the ECAA since Brexit?

Is the UK still part of the ECAA (European Common Aviation Area) since Brexit? For instance is it possible for a Spanish Air Operator Certificate (AOC) holder to operate a scheduled commercial flight ...
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Why are there no stall angle requirements outlined by regulations like CS-25?

When reading regulations like CS-25, it outlines specific requirements for stall speed such as CS 25.103 Stall speed: Source The only mention of angle of attack is in relation to stick pushers. Is ...
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How should a Minimum Equipment List (MEL) be used?

I want to make sure that I understand how an MEL is used. Does this list have instruments that are needed or not needed to conduct safe operations? For example, if I have an altimeter that’s ...
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How would you know if there was an AD issued for an aircraft?

How would I know if an AD was issued? Is this information only given to owners of the aircraft? Or must you sign up with the FAA or Manufacturing company to get emails about that sort of thing?
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Can I fly a checkride with inop vacuum indicator and attitude indicator in a TAA plane?

I have a checkride coming up and I will be taking it in a TAA plane. The vacuum indicator and attitude indicator are both inop and marked as so, but was wondering if it is still okay to fly for a ...
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Why do heli PC2 operations require highest obstacle clearance

In designing a helipad I notice that the Australian requirements (AC139.R-01) for obstacle clear gradients specify that the slope category (12.5% slope) generally applies to PC2 operations, whereas ...
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Is it permitted to fly a 737-800 with one pilot?

A 737-800 was scheduled to leave from a Canadian airport to Mexico, but was delayed: the airline said the reason was that one of the pilots called in sick. As a workaround, the airline flew the plane ...
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Why are the numbers without decimals in the LEP table not the same but different? Shouldn't it be the same according to the rule I marked in red?

I don't understand the text I framed in red. Because according to the logic of without decimal in the LEP table below, shouldn't the number without decimal be common to every non-decimal?
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Is "ALL CAPS"-handwriting mandatory in aviation?

All caps handwriting increase clarity and visual impact, engineers, architects, people from military mostly write in all caps. I know lot of old school-engineers that handwrite in all caps, because in ...
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lCAO level occupancy

As a radar controller, can you clear an aircraft to a level previously occupied by another one in a way that you don't have 1000ft vertical separation between target Mode C indications as long as the ...
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What are the constraints and procedures regarding IMC formation flight?

"Instrument Meteorological Conditions" are those in which flight under Visual Flight Rules is not permitted. This changes based on airspace but for the most part IMC means that flight ...
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Where can i find official list of all ICAO Docs published?

ICAO Docs are very essential for pilots to completely understand a concept and it is increasingly difficult to find relevant resources in internet. It would be better to know the list of Docs ...
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Am I allowed to take a liferaft onto a commerical flight?

I am planning on taking my aviation certified life-raft (Revere Aero Compact liferaft): "Raft inflates automatically in less than 30 seconds with self-contained CO₂ inflation system" on a ...
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Do other countries have the no-cell-phones-on-planes rule?

The answers to this question list mobile apps that presumably need Internet and are intended for use on small planes. I assume Cessnas and similar planes don't have satellite internet; how do these ...
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Would the FAA let me fly a plane with no windows? [duplicate]

Back in 2014 Airbus patented several designs for airplanes with no cockpit windows. Would the FAA let someone (fully-certified for IFR) fly an airplane with no cockpit windows?
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Can I overfly Canada without a passport?

Can an American pilot without a passport fly in Canadian airspace as long as they don't land in Canada?
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Are pilots in a jetliner allowed to swap seats?

I just watched a video about the crash of Air India Express flight 1344 Part of the reason for the crash was apparently, that only the captain was allowed to land the ...
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Why do aircraft fly over Paris when they're forbidden from doing so?

I though aircraft were forbidden to fly over Paris, but I can hear a lot of planes flying over Paris, and, looking at Flightradar24, they are really flying over the city. They are commercial planes, ...
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Can state police legally order a GA aircraft to immediately land?

In 1998, the Senate was considering adding language to the Coast Guard appropriations bill that would authorize State Police to issue orders that a GA aircraft must immediately land. In that instance, ...
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Can a 121 designated SIC log Pilot In Command time under 61.51 (e)?

This may seem like an easy answer at first: no. The generally accepted rule within part 121 is that a designated SIC never logs PIC time, whether they are a FO, Captain, or Check Airman. That's the ...
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What are the limits for IFR legal heading indicator and compass?

I am a student pursuing CPL/MEIR at a flight school in Turkey that's equivalent of a part 141 in the US. Our instrument equipment check procedures for IFR flight contains comparing the compass heading ...
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Does the FAA have control over private "airparks"?

We were informed a neighbor is planning a 2800 ft. X 150 ft. asphalt "air park" on property behind our home. The end of the runway is to be 360’ from our bedroom windows. As our home is in ...
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Are there significant differences between EASA and FAA when teaching jet aircraft performance?

Both regulatory bodies did a great effort in regulation harmonization, but I'm looking for any significant differences (if any) in how is taught the subject from the pilot point of view, i.e. ...
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Do I need a physical print-out of weight & balance calculations onboard

Our flight school taught us to print out some documents relevant to flight preparation and take them onboard the aircraft: This usually included weight & balance...
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Where can I find details about necessary system accuracy, integrity etc of a conventional navigation aid?

I am wondering where (probably in which ICAO document) can I find information about the required accuracy, integrity etc. for a conventional navigation aid for non-precision and precision approaches (...
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Calendar months "preceding month" vs "before date"?

What is the difference between 14 CFR 61.39(a)(6)(i) which states, "Has received and logged training time within 2 calendar months preceding the month of the application in preparation for the ...
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SVFR required when transitioning through class E to the surface?

So my question is that since we are transitioning through a class E surface area, do we need an SVFR clearance? Part 91.155(c) is not applicable since we are not beneath the ceiling of 1000 ft; ...
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Why is TSO named so? Where is the 'order' part in this? Isn't it just a standard?

Wiki says: A Technical Standard Order (TSO) is a minimum performance standard issued by the United States Federal Aviation Administration for specified materials, parts, processes, and appliances used ...
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Does Mexico City's new airport follow international regulations?

The new Felipe Ángeles International Airport (NLU/MMSM) in Mexico started operations today, I think that's a good thing. But I was wondering, since the last time I saw info about it, the progress was ...
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14 CFR § 91.213 - Inoperative instruments and equipment. <Cessna 172S NAV III>

I am working on a commercial right now, but still, this confuses me a lot. For example, during the preflight, I found that the airplane has inoperative equipment. And our operator has no MEL. Then I ...
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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 transponder code is assigned to Dream Chaser space-plane?

Dream Chaser is scheduled to start flying cargo missions to the space station in 2022. And, Sierra Nevada Corporation claimed it has the capability to land anywhere in the world.I have found it has a ...
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How would flying into Frankfurt a.M. Airport be problematic for the Tu-154?

A friend of the family lives in the approach path of Frankfurt a.M. Airport (FRA, EDDF). Until a few years ago, Tupolev Tu-154s were still flying to this airport, although as I understand, they don't ...
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Do the FAA 8130-3 and EASA Form 1 have a validity period?

I have investigated both FAA and EASA regulations and am unable to conclude if there is any restriction or limitation to the validity of an FAA 8130-3 or EASA Form 1 release. So technically, any of ...
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What are the regulatory requirements requiring Weight and Balance be onboard aircraft for flight? [duplicate]

The common mnemonic ARROW teaches private pilots a Weight and Balance must be onboard the aircraft for flight (usually included in the POH/AFM). What is the regulatory requirement for this? In my ...
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Conflicting A320 Climb Profiles

In the Airbus brochure (more like a book) Getting to Grips with Aircraft Performance, the standard climb profile for the A320 family is mentioned as 250 kt / 300 kt / M0.78 With this accompanying ...
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Can an ultralight be flown at night or IFR?

In Canada, can an ultralight be flown at night or IFR by a PPL pilot with a night flying or IFR endorsement if the ultralight is equipped for night flying or IFR ( eg. heated pitot tube, nav lights, ...
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May a US citizen fly a US ultralight into Canada?

May a US citizen (no pilot license) fly a US ultralight into Canada or any other country? Due to a special exemption, Canadian pilots may fly a basic ultralight (registered but no certificate of ...
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In Spain, can I land and take off from my own property?

I have a property in Spain with a big field; is it legal to take off from and land on your own property in a light aircraft?
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Why does a phone's flight mode also disable FM radio? [closed]

I had two phones being capable of listening to VHF FM radio (in Germany about 90 to 104 MHz). However when turning on flight mode, the radio receiver is also disabled, and I wonder why: Listening to ...
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Which organisation deals with Aviation Law - IATA or ICAO?

Both Organisations are involved in Aviation Regulation. But which of them deals with Law? Are directives given by both equally applicable to all aircraft & airline operators?
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For commercial flights, is there regulations imposing a minimum fuel reserve upon landing? [duplicate]

In aviation, weight is tightly linked to efficiency. The more fuel you take, the more weight you add and the less money you earn. On the other hand, you want to pack more to deal with unexpected ...
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Are aircraft certified for inflight thrust reversal required to demonstrate controllability in an asymmetric-reverse-thrust scenario?

For most jetliners, the inflight use of reverse thrust is prohibited (and often physically impossible), due to the potential for loss of control in the event of an inflight reverser deployment (a ...
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Where do these limitations on wingspan come from?

There may be a limitation on the maximum value of wing span in some cases, for example naval aircraft. Airlines have to be able to operate into airport gates of limited width and typical values of ...
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