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Questions tagged [student-pilot]

A pilot who is under training and does not yet have full pilot privileges.

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What do I need to get my pilot license? [closed]

I am thinking of getting my pilot license, I would love to fly a helicopter or a small plane, but I don't know where to start. What do I need to get a pilot's license? Things like: How much does it ...
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Starting Off My Career as a Pilot [closed]

I am 17 years old and am interesting in pursuing a career as a pilot. I am not sure what I need to do first, but I do have a flight lesson this Saturday to see if I want to continue with this career ...
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How can pilot remember when or where to do tasks such as changing radio frequency and change fuel tank? [duplicate]

As a student pilot, I sometime forget tasks such as changing radio frequency after reaching a location or switching fuel tank in long navigation. These tasks happen in specific time or location ...
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What are the requirements to get a private pilot's license in Indonesia?

I am interested to get license to pilot small civil aircraft (up to max. 4 passengers including the pilot him/herself). I read here that there is no age limitation to get the license as long pass the ...
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What types of gear/supplies are “must-haves” for private pilots? [closed]

Is there certain gear that people consider "must-haves" for a private pilot? Specifically, a new pilot or student pilot.
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Is the student solo endorsement's a “package deal” with that one specific instructor?

If someone receive's a student whose completed his old instructors pre written solo exam and received an endorsement. Do I need to give him my solo test and endorsement? Or go ahead and complete the ...
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Can a flight instructor without instrument rating legally provide instrument training?

In the US the FAA requires student pilots to receive at least 3hrs of instrument flight training. Can a flight instructor that does not hold an instrument rating legally provide a private pilot ...
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How to correct a roll due to turbulence?

I fly a Piper Cherokee 180 (PA-28-180) in an area that has frequent turbulence. When turbulence causes the aircraft to roll to one side I usually try to correct by using aileron and rudder in the ...
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How to maintain your pitch when looking for other traffic in the pattern?

I am a student pilot and I fly in a desert region where turbulence often changes the pitch and airspeed of my aircraft. I am having an issue maintaining pitch while scanning for other aircraft in the ...
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Height Loss In Descend with increase in altitude [closed]

Will the physical height lost in 3D would be same if I descend with 500 fpm from 2000 to 1000 feet compared to descend with 500fpm from 20000 to 19000
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Do I need to copy old entries to my new logbook?

i just got a new logbook to replace my cheap paper cover one, just wondering if i need to copy over all the logs(that my instructor wrote) or just leave it and when i need to tally up my hours read ...
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Can I apply for ASEL and Glider class ratings at the same time?

I would like to get both FAA Private ASEL and Private Glider class ratings. I was told I could take lessons for both ASEL and Glider at the same time under a Student certificate. Can I apply for a ...
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How can an inexperienced pilot tell if the weather is good enough for flying?

When I look at weather in the morning of my flight, it looks good. However, the actual determination can be made later during the day closer to my flight time. Being a student pilot, how can I ...
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As a student pilot can I fly solo hours from any airport?

I am researching flight school because I am very interested in getting my PPL. I live in DFW I just graduated from college and money is tight. So I am saving money to get the PPL. I know the bulk of ...
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How does a student pilot learn the process of pre-flighting a Robinson R22?

I've watched a few youtube videos on pre-flighting a Robinson R22 helicopter, and I'm always impressed by the way the pilot methodically does the external checks and the internal pre-start, start-up ...
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Do airline transport pilot trainees ever fly a passenger-less aircraft?

Do airline transport pilot (ATP) trainees ever fly an empty aircraft? Consider the example where a pilot is under training to operate a 777. Would the pilot ever fly the real aircraft without any ...
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First actual flight lesson, what to keep in mind?

With any luck, I'll soon be going into the air for my first actual flight lesson. Short of the obvious (get a good night's sleep before; eat appropriately; try to not stress out; etc.), what should ...
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What are the odds that I'm the next most qualified pilot on a given flight? [closed]

On a given flight, let's say a commercial flight with about 100 passengers and a few flight attendants, what are the odds that I (or any other individual) am the most qualified person to fly the plane,...
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Which agency issues private pilot certificates?

With which agency would you apply if you wanted a private pilot certificate? Is it FAA (Federal Aviation Administration), NTSB (National Transportation Safety Board), or ICAO (International Civil ...
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How does single-sided deafness affect the different pilot licenses?

About 12 and a half years ago I lost the sense of hearing in my left ear due to borreliosis. However, I have always wanted to get a pilot's license at some point in my life. I am aware that for some (...
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How were pilots selected and trained before the introduction of simulators?

I wonder, how were the pilots selected and trained before simulators were introduced. The simulators allowed to test the coordination and reaction time of candidates. And they allowed the students to ...
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Is a certificated pilot considered to be a student pilot when training in a new category or class?

Inspired by this question, is a pilot certificated in one category or class considered to be a student pilot when training in a new category or class? To take a specific example, if a pilot holds a ...
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What is the significance of the “date designation expires” on a temporary airman certificate?

I recently received my temporary airman certificate and it says that it expires in 120 days. However, there is a section that says "date designation expires". The date under "date designation expires" ...
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Can foreign pilots get a Canadian ATPL and work for a Canadian commercial airline?

Can foreign pilots get a work permit for a Canadian commercial airline upon the completion of their training in Canada?
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Why doesn't the plane accelerate/move forward when it's at rest, if the propeller is spinning?

I'm having difficulty seeing the difference between a stationary plane and a moving one. When you start the engine in the C172, the blades on the prop are spinning - but the plane doesn't move at all....
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Does density altitude affect actual altitude?

Student pilot here, working on my first rating. A lot has been drilled into my head about density altitude as we approach the hot summer months here in the northern hemisphere, and how it causes the ...
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Statistics - Does the majority of new pilot training occur at controlled or uncontrolled airports?

Is there any data available on where pilots undertake their training? I'm interested to know whether most (USA) pilots complete their training at a controlled airport, or at a uncontrolled field. I'...
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Where can I find the correct POH for my Cessna 152?

I'm training in a C152 and the POH in the backseat has seen its days and I can barely use it, much less keep it from being getting worse than it is. This is a 1983 C152 Trainer aircraft. A lot of ...
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On average, how many landings does a student pilot need before their first solo?

On average, how many landings does a student pilot need before their first solo? I know it depends on individual students, but roughly what is the number? Or you can just tell me your experience.
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What do I do with fuel, distance, and time to descend and climb, on nav log?

So I've got my navigation log mostly filled out. All that's left to do is determine fuel to climb and descend. I go to my Archer POH (Pilot Operating Handbook) and use the time, fuel, and distance to ...
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Are the first solo flights by a student pilot more dangerous?

The first solo flight is a nail-biting moment, not only for the student pilot, but also for the flight instructor who's sending him off. In theory not having a CFI reduces the margin of safety ...
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What is the height requirement for pilots in the Philippines?

I am not an airline pilot nor do I work in the industry but I'm looking forward to. I live in the Philippines, a part of South East Asia. My question is: what is the current minimum height ...
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Can I pilot a plane while having a chronic mental health condition?

I want to claim to have flown, it is a dream of mine. My medical condition disqualifies me from being a pilot. I have one of the following ADHD/OCD/depression/mania/bipolar. Is there a way I can fly ...
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How should I handle a change of address for a Student Pilot License in the USA?

I have moved to another place from current address with in same city, Do I have to change my address to the new one on my FAA Student Pilot License? If yes, how do I do it?
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What weight and balance form should I use for my checkride?

I am studying for private pilot checkride and saw this form in an Oral Exam. Can you tell me where I can get this form online? If not, is there a better form for expiration and W&B data?
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Upgrading a Sport license to a Private license - is a new student license necessary to solo non-LSA aircraft?

I hold a sport pilot certificate and a valid third class medical. I'm pursuing a private pilot certificate and receiving training in C172's and C182's, though I also have access to a C162. I was ...
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What should I do to resolve an incorrect birth date on my FAA medical certificate?

While taking my pre-solo exam, I noticed my medical has my birth date one year earlier than it actually is. I am expecting to solo tomorrow. Would this error legally prohibit me from soloing until ...
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Advice for a future pilot? [closed]

I've always wanted to be a pilot from the age of 3. I've always dreamed about flying high in the sky above the clouds and getting that amazing experience that you can't get any other way. I'm now ...
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Currency retraining [closed]

I am a private pilot who has not flown in 30+ years, but want to start again. I'm a little concerned about how airspace and avionics may have changed. Will be starting with CFI next week. Can ...
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Is there a benefit to a pilot/aviator having an FCC GROL license?

I am an avionics technician (c-130) in the USAF and plan on learning to fly helicopters when I separate in about a year. I have debated whether or not to pursue a GROL or possibly A&P. From what ...
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How should wake turbulence from aircraft on the ground be avoided during landing?

If a large jet aircraft is holding short of runway 28L while I am landing a single-engine aircraft on runway 28R, how should I proceed with such a landing?
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What do I request when contacting tower of an airspace I'm transiting over?

I'm a student pilot who has just begun dual cross-country with my instructor. However, he has not been explicit when I've asked him about radio comm with tower/approach/radio during the flight. If I ...
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Can I obtain a license over several years?

How long does training for student, sport, recreational, or private licenses "count" toward your license, before it's considered outdated/expired? Can you start the process, intending to spread out ...
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Am I required to obtain a student license before a sport, recreational, or private one?

I want to double check if my first step in obtaining a sport, recreational, or private license is to obtain a student license. I'm assuming student license always comes first, but want to make sure. ...
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Does a private pilot certificate require a certain number of ground school hours?

To obtain a private pilot certificate in the US you need a minimum of 40 flying hours. Is there a minimum of ground school hours? Or is it just however long you need to pass the test?
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What advice would you give a novice pilot on controlling the rudder?

I've recently picked up flying lessons for ULL (similar to LSA in N.America). I've thought I've been doing pretty well (I guess my experience with computer simulation helped considerably). Yet more ...
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Is Sonex a good trainer plane? [closed]

Hello I am thinking about buying a Sonex to start to learn how to fly. I want to know, if it is a good plane to learn in?
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How important is it to have talent to become airline pilot?

The situation that led me to ask the question is as follows: I am a student pilot with only about 10 hours of flight time. I passed the aptitude and personality tests prepared by German Aerospace ...
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What are good ways to gain experience and flying hours?

As a pilot who has just graduated, what are the ways to gain experience and flight hours? The first thing airline look at is your flight hours, they usually require 1200 hours. Is there any chance ...
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How to Recover from a Spin in Cessna 172?

How to recover from a spin in a Cessna 172 ? What are the different maneuvers that a pilot would have to use to to do so?