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Questions tagged [regulations]

Regulations governing aviation worldwide or in any jurisdiction. Specific jurisdictions should use a more specific tag.

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Is it possible to take PPL lessons in different locations and countries?

I have been wondering if it is possible to do flight lessons in different locations? For example, I am currently taking my PPL lessons (VRF) in Manchester, UK. I usually travel between countries in ...
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Are pilot YouTubers breaking any rules?

Recently, I've been watching a few YouTubers (mostly FOs) who make great videos like this: Then I realized... They must spend a lot of time setting up cameras, ...
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What happens when an aircraft type is grounded while in flight? [duplicate]

Over the past few days, many countries have decided to ground the 737 MAX. Among these, several have also decided to deny passage to the affected models through that country's airspace. How does this ...
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Is it possible to 'derate' a plane as a safety measure?

Assuming a type of plane has a technical issue that must be fixed related to its flight behavior, could the plane be derated to add safety margin (instead of banning it). What I have in mind is ...
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What happens to an airborne plane when its type is grounded by an authority?

Many countries have (temporarily I think) banned 737 Max 8s from taking off or landing. What happened to the ones in the air? Do they get special permissions or are they forced to divert to a ...
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Are there any non-bureaucratic hurdles preventing more widespread adoption of synthetic vision?

Occasionally, a flight will encounter bad enough weather that the crew will become disoriented. While tools like a terrain radar, ILS, and GPWS/TAWS do help the pilots regain orientation, they're not ...
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Which situations would cause a company to ground or recall a aircraft series?

Which agencies or companies might decide to ground an aircraft series, and in which situations can this occurr?
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What is the maximum number of infants allowed on a flight?

Is there any authority regulation which limits the maximum number of infants allowed on a flight? Some airlines set a limit at 10% of total seats, some airlines have a different limit. Normally, the ...
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Could the information of flight crew or maintenance personnel be provided to passengers? [closed]

Many passengers experience insecure or anxious feelings during flight. If they were provided aircraft performance info, flight crew or maintenance personnel's info(say personnels have many years of ...
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What are regulations for pyrotechnics on planes?

Being in love with both fireworks and flying this is a question that I wondered about for quite some time. Especially when watching videos like this (which is from 2009 showing a stunt plane flying ...
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Can a surrendered type certificate be reacquired by the manufacturer or by another entity, or is it considered to be permanently lost?

On occasion, the holder of an aircraft type certificate or supplemental type certificate chooses to surrender it to its local civil aviation authority (for instance, the FAA or EASA), which has the ...
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What are the regulations regarding plane spotting in the US?

I was told that certain plane spotting activities like taking photos of aircraft taking off and landing could be illegal in the US since 9/11? What are the regulations on this, and what should I be ...
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What is “Defense Area” on a VFR Sectional Chart?

What is "Defense Area" on a VFR Sectional Chart? The words "DEFENSE AREA" (in all caps) appear all along the US/Mexico border in blue. It's the biggest text on the chart. Interestingly enough, the ...
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Is there research suggesting that VFR cruise altitude rules improve safety?

In the United States, 14 CFR 91.159 prescribes cruising altitudes for level flight under VFR: (a) When operating below 18,000 feet MSL and (1) On a magnetic course of zero degrees ...
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Where does it say that type certificates are required?

I am doing research and looking for a regulation (from FAA, Transport Canada, ICAO or anywhere else) that explicitly states that a type certificate is required for aeronautical products (aircraft, ...
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How close to the White House did the Space Shuttle Discovery “fly”?

The CNN article For 747, transporting a shuttle is no heavy burden shows the shuttle Discovery on top of a "shuttle shuttle", a special 747 used to shuttle the space shuttles around. How close to the ...
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How far can one be from an helipad when marshalling an helicopter?

I considered 25 meters (as per UN SOP's) but after working years with MI-8's the downwash can flatten a big man. I'm interested in procedures from the FAA etc. ...
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What is the general process for flying a private aircraft to another country?

Let's say I want to fly a private airplane to another country. How does one arrange such a flight? Of course this might vary between states, but in general do you need a special permit to fly in with ...
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Are passengers allowed to travel seatless(on the floor)?

I was told that a flight in Europe carried two passengers on the floor, because their purchased seats didn't exist. BBC. Is that allowed? For example, in Greece, a bus is not allowed to travel with ...
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What’s the setting range altimeters can handle?

What’s the setting range altimeters can handle? Is there a standard requiring a certain range for aircraft to be certified? Are there many occasions where a QNH is so high or low that airplanes have ...
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regulations - Is there a public ICAO roadmap when amendments taking effect

Is there anywhere a roadmap of ICAO when amendments taking effect? Or by any other European regulatory power?
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What is an “unsafe airline”? [closed]

Question: Is there any internationally accepted definition for what an "unsafe airline" is based on objective criteria (e.g. fatalities per million passengers) ? Or is there an international standard ...
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Are there countries where not all plane crashes are investigated (even if deadly)?

background information I was struck by the news of this deadly plane crash on 20 Dec 2018 which claimed 8 lives and apparently is not investigated as the plane and its potential survivors were not ...
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Can I land a plane in a field in the UK and Republic of Ireland?

So I already saw this question here for the US, but I live in the UK and quite close to the border with the Republic of Ireland (ROI). We have property over the border in the ROI and I was wondering ...
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What would happen if I exceeded mach 1 over a regulated area?

What would happen if I exceeded mach 1 over a regulated area? Are there any penalties in place for this violation? Would ATC actually know I’m flying supersonic or would they have to go out of ...
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Examples of Suzerainty [closed]

Under Article 2 of the ICAO (chicago) convention, the Territory of a State is considered to be those areas under which the state has suzerainty (control over the foreign policy and international ...
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Why don't commercial airplanes carry Earth-observing instruments?

Governments and private companies spend hundreds of millions of dollars to send Earth-observing satellites to capture imagery or scan the terrain with lasers or radars. Meanwhile, commercial planes ...
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Can ATC handle a flight as emergency although the pilots have not declared an emergency?

The preliminary report for the LNI610 crash shows how much distractive conversation there was between ATC and LIN610 at a time when the pilots clearly didn't have the aircraft under control – as ...
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Does Daylight Saving Time affect local airspace?

Only some countries use Daylight Saving Time. In Canada, some provinces use and don't use DST (such as Saskatchewan). However, in remote and local regions where this is not observed, what would happen?...
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How long before a Medivac should the pilots be ready?

If you are on home reserve how long is it required that the operator notify you of a flight before required Take off time? Is there a regulation or documentation to support this or is it operators ...
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Which countries (if any) allow beyond-line-of-sight drone use?

I was recently thinking about starting up a non-profit that would use large drones (full scale aircraft, not those dinky quadcopters) to deliver humanitarian aid to difficult locations. It was shot ...
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How can I convert a frozen ATPL from South Africa to an Iranian one?

I have got a frozen ATPL license from South Africa and I'm from Iran. I came back home last year and I have converted my CPL/IR license to the Iranian piloting license by doing Air Law and Human ...
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Is vertical separation based on geometric difference or altimeter difference?

In the comments below one of the answers to this question about the influence of temperature on vertical separation, the question was raised whether ATC ensure 1000ft vertical separation based on ...
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Flying from right seat of Socata TB9 - confused about Pilot manual limitation (US regulations)

I was comfortable flying from the right seat in my Grumman American AA5A and would let non-pilots sit in the left seat to introduce them to flying. I was expecting to do the same in a friend's TB9, ...
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Are the ICAO phonetic numbers used anywhere?

I ran across a table of ICAO (NATO) approved phonetic number pronunciations. As early as I can remember (50+yrs) in the United States "nin-er" is the only one I ever remember hearing in aviation and I ...
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What is the effect of non-LASER light sources on pilots?

After all the media coverage about people pointing lasers at commercial aircraft, I started to wonder what was so special about lasers. It seems to me that the amount of distraction that could be ...
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What is the main difference between an ETOPS certified and non-ETOPS certified plane?

ETOPS stands for Extended-range Twin-engine Operational Performance Standards, a rule which permits twin engine aircraft to fly routes which, at some point, are more than 60 minutes flying time away ...
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Can Private Pilot training, funded by employer, count as company hours?

My employer would like me to get my Private Pilot License, and is funding the remainder of my training. The intention is to have me do my training on company time. I am an engineer, and sit in the ...
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Do Federal Regulations really require compliance with all crewmember instructions?

On commercial flights, we're frequently told that all passengers are "required to comply with lighted signs and placards, and all crew member instructions". But when it comes to the CFRs, the ...
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What are ICAO English language requirements?

As a supplement to this SE question; "What are the requirements to become a language proficiency examiner?" (something I never heard of...) What are ICAO English language requirements?
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How do aviation regulatory bodies relate to each other? [duplicate]

I am trying to make a overview how regulatory bodies in aviation safety interrelate. Maybe something like a hierarchy. I would start with ICAO and IATA, but where comes then for example FAA, CAA, LBA?...
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How was this flight authorized?

In this clip, we see a fighter performing risky manoeuvres at very low altitude around a densely populated civilian area. What authorization would have been required for this and why would it be ...
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What do the regulatory bodies say about landing in CAT IIIB?

I typically read that CAT IIIB approaches must be flown by an autopilot to touchdown. Looking for a reference (regulatory bodies* in particular) to track the statement only leads to company SOPs. In ...
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What is the history behind CAR 105.01(2)?

Canadian Aviation Regulation 105.01(2) states: "No person shall conduct an aerial sightseeing flight, or any portion of an aerial sightseeing flight, in the control zone of the Québec/Jean Lesage ...
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What is the process for converting a US certificate to a Japanese license?

I have a Japanese exchange student (here for at least 4 years) who is looking to pursue a pilot's certificate (up through commercial, potentially to an ATP rating) in the US and, upon returning to ...
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Is a first class medical to be an airline pilot eventually possible?

I have a history of ocd and a little depression when I was younger . Up until now I’ve taken a number of SSRIs and finally recently risperidone which I’m almost tapered off of for ocd.I have been ...
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Can state or local laws regulate where aircraft can take off and land?

Say you have as private strip, but your neighbors get tired of hearing your plane. Can the local authorities pass, and enforce a law saying you can't take off and land there? Or do FAA rules override ...
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What permissions or approval are needed to land in Antarctica?

Can I land at Jack F. Paulus Skiway (NZSP) with just an ATC clearance? Or do I need to ask some other authority before I fly there? Are there any regulations regarding 'landing rights' in Antarctica? ...
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Safety regulations for take off spectators around airports?

In a Greek island, an A320 blasted a child ten meters away, during take off. It was with his family outside the airport (Greek src). I wonder what are the regulations, if any, for how much people are ...