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

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Are there any regulations preventing one from converting an originally cargo aircraft to ferry passengers?

Are there any regulations preventing one from converting the cargo version of the Airbus A380 for passenger use?
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How are foreign militaries regulated in the USA?

I believe the US military is not officially subject to the FARs, but what about foreign military aviation? What about aviation activities of the various National Guard outfits? Example...the Belgium ...
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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 is the maximum decibel noise level of a stage 4 rated engine?

I was just wondering if anyone is able to help me. I need to find out, what is the maximum decibel noise level of a stage 4 rated engine (as defined by the Federal Aviation Administration)? Some more ...
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How should an aviation novice evaluate 'flight experience' or 'flight training' services?

Some companies offer a service wherein a complete novice may take a flight in a small aircraft, sometimes as a passenger, sometimes 'taking the controls' under the close supervision of an instructor. ...
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What body creates legally binding aviation regulations in Europe?

Currently trying to get general picture of aviation organisations in Europe. At what stage do regulations get the status of a law? ICAO issues SARPs, they are certainly not a law. Then, on the basis ...
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How long can I use an FAA license in Colombia without having to validate it?

What is the maximum range of time that an FAA certificated pilot can stay and fly in Colombia, without the need to validate his license there?
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May planes be flown above the maximum certified altitude?

Let's take the 737NG as an example. The 737NG has a maximum certified altitude (MCA) of FL410. However, looking at the MCP, the maximum altitude that can be set is 50,000ft. And the pressurization ...
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How can business jets use slot coordinated airports?

Many capacity-limited airports in Europe are so-called coordinated airports, meaning an airline must have a slot allocated to land at this airport. In Germany for example, these are FRA, DUS, HAM, MUC,...
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What license woud an ex-military aircraft (E.g, L-39) go under according to the UK-CAA, an EASA licence or a non-EASA license?

I've been looking around for the sale of ex-military jets, to own and fly, namely an Aero Vodochody L-39 Albatros, and so out of interest had a look at the CAA website for infomation on licenses, ...
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What is the maximum legal flight time for single pilots under Part 91/135 operations?

I'm referring to FAA Part 91 and 135 operations (or similar, EASA) and the maximum duration of one single flight (not the maximum duty time per day / week / month). If any, what are the legal flight ...
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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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Are there regulatory bodies for investigating UAV accidents?

Is there an international regulatory body for investigating UAV accidents? Does it exist on any national level?
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Does a class E airspace still exist when the associated airport is closed?

An airport tower closes at 1600 hours: Does the extension (class E from surface up) airspace becomes non existing? Can I fly through since the tower is closed?
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Can civilians who buy ex-military fighter jets get the necessary maintenance information for them?

I was looking for fighter jets which are available to be bought by private citizens. I was wondering: how would you schedule the maintenance, as most of the jets are ex-military and there are no ...
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Why was a flight delayed because of a bird in the cockpit?

This Washington Post article is about a Delta Airlines flight that took off after an initial delay, before turning back again shortly after, because of a bird that managed to stowaway in the cockpit. ...
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Is there a regularized width of yellow taxiway ground bands?

What is the width of the yellow stripes that are painted on the ground of the taxiway? Is it the same on the whole taxiway or does it vary from an area to another? Is it mentioned in the aerodrome ...
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What are mechanical requirements for flying over water?

What are the mechanical requirements to fly over a large water body? Are multiple engines required? Do the engine/s need to be a certain kind (turbofan, turboprop, piston)?
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Can a foreign pilot with a Canadian ATPL get a job with AC or West Jet?

I have an Indian ATPL, I am type rated on the A-320 as PIC with a total of 5000 plus hours including military experience as a flying instructor. If I get a Canadian ATPL, what are the chances of ...
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Is it allowed to use an ex-military aircraft overseas?

We are considering using an ex US military helicopter in our counter poaching operations in the Central African Republic, while keeping it registered as a US aircraft with the US "N" number. We are ...
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Are there regulations for unmanned aerial systems avionics?

I know that there are documents such as DO-178B, DO-178C and DO-254 that provide guidance and requirements for the development of avionics in general. In my opinion it's hard to believe that avionics ...
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Why do some countries separate a transition level and a transition altitude?

The US airway system uses a single transition level (or altitude), but some other countries like China separate a transtion altitude and a transition level with the transition layer in between. ...
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Is there a height limit to national airspace?

Given the following facts: satellites can operate at an altitude of 200km without triggering frontier violation incident aircraft can trigger diplomatic protestations if they cross a frontier at an ...
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Is it practical to use ground effect to extend range in an emergency?

Imagine a piston engine airplane (let's say a DC-3) flying at cruise speed and altitude over a calm sea, trying to reach an unreachable airstrip straight ahead, just above sea level. Fuel is very low ...
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Can you operate regular commercial flights from an airport that is uncharted and not in the national AIP?

Is it possible to operate regular, commercial flights from an airport (aerodrome) that is not in the national AIP, and for which there are no charts, maps, terrain information, obstacle information, ...
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How close can planes fly to each other over the ocean?

While on a recent Air Transat flight from Toronto Pearson to London Gatwick, several hours into the flight and over the Atlantic Ocean, my daughter and I noticed a plane behind ours to the left, ...
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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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Has anyone ever been penalised for buzzing a control tower?

Has there ever been a pilot who was caught and penalised for performing a "circus stunt fly-by" next to a control tower? To clarify the question: I mean legal actions took place; for example ...
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Are the size and location of the registration number regulated?

On modern airliners, how large are the registration numbers? I know they are on the tail, but are they also under a wing? Do the regulations vary by country? If so, what is the US regulation?
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What is the exception applicable to basic VFR weather minimums in FAR 91.155?

Question applies to operating an Airplane. The part 91 regulation regarding Basic VFR weather minimums in Class G airspace states (in the FAR 91.155 chart): For aircraft other than helicopters: Day,...
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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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Is it legal for an SEP airplane to fly above its service ceiling?

Let's take a Cessna 172R for example. According to the POH this airplane has a service ceiling of 13,500 ft. I know that the service ceiling is the maximum altitude where a 100 foot per minute climb ...
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Is there any way to relieve the Pilot in Command?

Is there any way to relieve the Pilot in Command besides hijacking and incapacitation? This question comes from a comment by rackandboneman, who says: And whose authority is sufficient to make an ...
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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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Are there any regulations on how VFR Aircraft have to dodge if they are facing each other? [duplicate]

I thought about what happens when there are two Aircraft flying VFR, facing each other. VFR Aircraft are not guided by ATC, they have to seperate from other traffic on their own. I thought it could ...
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Can an airport fine an aircraft for being too noisy?

I stumbled upon this article (sorry, in French!) stating that in order to avoid fines, Ryanair pilots start take-off procedures at the beginning of the runway (rather than at the "intersection"), with ...
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Are seaplanes allowed to taxi in residential areas?

There's a small pond/lake behind my house. A sea plane was just going around it. It was very loud and got like 10 feet from the shore. It's just going in circles and won't take off and leave. This is ...
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Based on what concept/strategy is a new aircraft ICAO code assigned?

I refer to the official ICAO database. BOEING 747-8 BBJ B748 LandPlane Jet 4 H BOEING BBJ (747-8) B748 LandPlane Jet 4 H I fail to understand ...
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Can a passenger drone perform auto-rotation?

(Source) The Dubai Drone is an Ehang passenger drone planned to start commercial services in July 2017. If there is a failure, can such an electric multi-copter auto-rotate a landing? I'm wondering,...
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Why photographing airports is banned if everything is perfectly pictured in Google Maps? [closed]

While staying at Premier Inn, next to Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH/OMAA), I was more than surprised to find out warning signs that I'm strictly prohibited from taking photos of the nearby ...
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How much are aircraft nose paintings restricted by regulations?

It's actually surprising to see these old paintings on aircraft noses: WW2 nose art, source How much were (and are) these paintings generally restricted or allowed by law, civil regulation and ...
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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 are aeronautical procedures created in the US?

In creating new procedures for an airport, does someone from the FAA go to an airport, examine all their information, and choose what kind of approach/departure (for example) will be created? Or do ...
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What are the certification requirements for software used at airports?

If you develop software that is used at the airport and integrates into a departure control system (DCS), is it required to undergo some IATA certification processes? When I search for IATA ...
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Are there regulations for the field of view from cockpits?

Are there any design or ergonomic regulations with regard to the pilot's vertical and horizontal vision angles from the cockpit? For example, pilot should see space 30 deg. above and 20 deg. below ...
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How do the FAR's define a cloud?

If you're talking about a big puffy cumulus cloud it's pretty obvious. But from where I am right now, looking up I see grey sky from horizon to horizon. But visibility at the surface is good. All ...
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When is deicing required?

For airliners, under which meteorological conditions is de-icing required? What factors (temperature, humidity, dew point, precipitation, etc.) influence the decision to de-ice? Is decision to de-...
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Can an Indian operator get approval for ETOPS-120 without first getting approval for a lower ETOPS rating?

If an A320 aircraft equipped with CFM 56-5B engines is certified capable of 120 minutes ETOPS by the manufacturer as per its AFM, can an Indian operator directly request operational approval for ETOPS-...
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Which aerodromes are in the scope of ICAO recommendations?

I'm looking for a clarification of how aerodrome characteristics are regulated in a country which has signed the ICAO Chicago Convention (more on Wikipedia). To guide the answer, I'm providing a list ...
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What options do the crew have when passengers go berzerk?

In one recent incident with an American Airlines flight from São Paulo (GRU) to New York (JFK or LGA, dunno), the crew decided to land in Brasilia (BSB), Brazil because one couple was fighting (source ...