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When must airliners follow airways? [duplicate]

Please give a basic explanation of how commercial aviation traffic is routed for readers without any foreknowledge: Can commercial aircraft only follow airways like cars on highways ? Or are ...
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What is the meaning of “pass well clear” in the ICAO right of way rules?

ICAO Annex 2 states under 3.2.2.1: An aircraft that is obliged by the following rules to keep out of the way of another shall avoid passing over, under or in front of the other, unless it ...
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Other aircraft doesn't apply right of way rules [duplicate]

I was flying VFR a couple of days ago and was warned by ATC that another aircraft was coming from my left to my right. At some point I saw it and we were clearly converging and getting pretty close. ...
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How many aircraft can an ATCo control simultaneously, on procedural and radar service?

Aispace is separated in sectors, and each one has its own frequency. What's the airspace capacity for procedural and radar services, for a single sector?
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Which manuals should I study, before flying to France, Portugal and Switzerland?

My crew and I will fly to these countries, and I am accustomed to fly to The USA, but it will be my first time to Europe, and I am studying for the differences. Which documents and manuals do you ...
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What happens if an aircraft declares an emergency while there is another aircraft ahead cleared to land?

Lets assume this situation: In a controlled airport, two aircraft are approaching for landing. #1 is about to touch the runway (let's assume it is within 1~2 miles from touch zone). Then #2 declares ...
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When might an aerodrome contain a public right of way?

My textbook on air law says the following about Rule 41 of the Rules of the Air:- A person shall not, without permission, go onto a part of an aerodrome provided for the use of aircraft. This ...