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Has any accident been prevented by bending or breaking the rules?

I wonder if there is an incident that pilots saved the plane or minimized the damage by bending or breaking the rules like Sully? (As it's known Sullenberger started the APU at first which was the ...
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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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What does “the other's right” refer to in 14 CFR Part 91.113?

There's a part in 14 CFR Part 91.113 (regarding airborne right-of-way rules) that's been confusing me: Converging. When aircraft of the same category are converging at approximately the same altitude ...
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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 ...
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Can a IFR flight plan be amended or cancelled whilst in flight?

I'm asking, because ForeFlight states in their demo training video that an IFR filed flight plans can only be amended or cancelled up to 47 minutes prior to it being filed (and up to 2 hours after, ...
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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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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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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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Which manuals should I study before flying to France, Portugal and Switzerland?

I am from Brazil. My crew and I will fly to France, Portugal and Switzerland. I am accustomed to flying to the USA, but it will be my first time to Europe, and I am studying the differences. Which ...
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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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Can a PP pilot fly large planes? [duplicate]

Assuming I'm rich, take a PP course and buy a Boeing 737 or A320. Could I fly these planes for non-commercial purposes?
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What exactly is an ATC clearance and how is it requested?

What exactly does it mean to get an ATC clearance? I’m asking the question because I read point 8015 of the Standardised European Rules of the Air (SERAs), which states that ATC clearances are ...