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Is it possible to split a NOTAM in two messages in case it is too long to fit in a single message?

Multi-part NOTAMs seem to be part of ICAO standard, as far as googling reveals. I can’t seem to find a definitive reference though. An example - and from experience a relatively reliable one - for a ...
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Should IFR flight plans in the USA still have one waypoint per sector in 2023?

This is a holdover from the old HOST computer system that was installed in all enroute air traffic control facilities (ARTCC's) in the mid-70's. The original code was written in just 16MB of RAM. All ...
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How is Kool-Aid used as a visual cue to create contrast for an off-airport landing?

Kool-Aid is usually brightly colored due to added dye. It comes in powdered form, and you would normally add water to make a solution. If you have some in your aircraft in a suitable container (...
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Are you required to report leaving an altitude if you have been given a crossing restriction?

I’ve been a controller in both the en route and terminal environments. While I agree with your interpretation of the AIM that it appears to be required, reorting leaving your altitude is not expected ...
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Under what authority can the AIM overrule the FARs?

The issue you have appears to be that the AIM describes a case where procedures don't follow a rule (91.175) and you don't see where the authorization comes from for that deviation. What you're ...
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Are TIBS and TWEB in Alaska discontinued?

Yes TIBS and TWEB were discontinued in Alaska on January 1, 2020 according to the January/February 2020 edition of FAA Safety Briefing magazine and FAASTeam notice NOTC9903. As part of FAA efforts to ...
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Why and how would I land straight-in from a circle-to-land approach?

The sentence before the one you bolded, with my bolding applied, says: When either the normal rate of descent or the runway alignment factor of 30 degrees (15 degrees for GPS IAPs) is exceeded, a ...
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What problems or demands does the introduction of AIXM 5.1 solve?

This version 5+ includes temporality at the feature level (in 4.5 it was at the message level). The model allows feature properties to change with time. Source. Version 5+ supports dynamic data. A ...
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Are you required to report leaving an altitude if you have been given a crossing restriction?

Short Answer No, but you should. Long Answer I see two questions which I will answer—or attempt to answer—each in turn. Firstly, from the title: Are you required to report leaving an altitude if you ...
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Under what authority can the AIM overrule the FARs?

The AIM cannot, and does not, overrule the FARs (14 CFR). The example highlighted in the question is not an example of the AIM contradicting 14 CFR; rather this is an example of the AIM reminding ...
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Where in the FAR or AIM is a high speed taxi defined?

He was likely asking for approval to use the runway for a simulated take off without actually departing. Usually testing engine performance after modifications.
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Where in the FAR or AIM is a high speed taxi defined?

There's no definition in the AIM or regulations, as far as I know, but there is one in the P/CG, sort of (emphasis mine): HIGH SPEED TAXIWAY− A long radius taxiway designed and provided with ...
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Does the AIM really require anti-collision lights to be used during the day?

Anti-collision lights are required for day and night as specified in the AIM. There's an exception to turn them off if it interferes with the pilot's visibility (e.g. while in the clouds the strobes ...
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When to turn base at towered airport?

As a controller, though at a very sleepy airport: In the first situation, I do not expect you to delay turning base simply because you do not have a landing clearance. I expect you to fly a normal ...
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Does the AIM really require anti-collision lights to be used during the day?

Anti collision lights are beacons and strobes. Normally, strobes are avoided when on the ground, except when taking the active. Navigation or position lights are normally not run during the day, but ...
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Which ATC instructions should be repeated back by the pilot?

The answers here are correct. Just adding my perspective as a controller. Runway hold short instructions. This is a required readback item. Super-high priority. We need to hear three things in one ...
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Under what authority can the AIM overrule the FARs?

In the aeronautical information manual (AIM) itself: This publication, while not regulatory, provides information which reflects examples of operating techniques and procedures which may be ...
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What is the difference between AIM, AIP and AIS in the US?

From the beginning section of the Aeronautical Information Manual (AIM). This manual is designed to provide the aviation community with basic flight information and ATC procedures for use in the ...
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Does the AIM really require anti-collision lights to be used during the day?

Simplistic, but common practice... Nav (aka 'Position') lights (low power red/green/white at the extremities of the aircraft... on when the aircraft is powered, to show it's liable to do something. ...
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Why and how would I land straight-in from a circle-to-land approach?

If you break out of the clouds with sufficient altitude, you can line up with your desired runway of use before reaching the MAP. You can only do this if you can effect the landing using normal ...
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Is there a standard traffic pattern altitude for ultralight aircraft?

According to that circular, and to the best of my understanding, it can vary from airport to airport, depending on the surroundings, nearby airspace, flow of fixed wing traffic, etc. but typically ...
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Help to understand a specific SNOWTAM

Reference: ICAO Annex 15, Appendix 2 According to the article ''H''; what about the other runway/runways when I want to add extra info other runway/runways too; there is just one runway in here? A ...
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Why and how would I land straight-in from a circle-to-land approach?

I think there is some term jumbling here that can likely be cleared up with the statement: Circling minimums do not necessarily imply you are going to execute a "circle-to-land" maneuver A ...
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Where in the FAR or AIM is a high speed taxi defined?

Taking a "High Speed Taxi" refers to using a specific taxiway designed to exit the runway at a high speed after landing. The term does NOT refer to using ANY taxiway at a high speed. Larger busier ...
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Where in the FAR or AIM is a high speed taxi defined?

The FAA does not provide a taxi speed limit but most airlines require observance of SOP "standard operating procedures" as part of their certification process. Normal SOP's are 30kts max with 10kts ...
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What qualifies for "mass disseminated data" for an abbreviated briefing?

If you look a page or two earlier in the AIM in section 7-1-5(b) the FAA gives two examples: b. Standard Briefing. You should request a Standard Briefing any time you are planning a flight and you ...
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When to turn base at towered airport?

There’s no official rule as to when. Typically in Cessnas or similar light GA aircraft, I teach to do so when the runway threshold is 45° off your shoulder, as the Airplane Flying Handbook suggests. ...
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Why are turbine-powered aircraft "considered ready for takeoff"?

With today's larger turbine engines, there's no "run up" as such except in icing conditions with temperatures below about 3 degrees Celsius. Under more normal conditions, both General ...
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Are you required to report leaving an altitude if you have been given a crossing restriction?

In the US... Under radar contact the leaving level phraseology is not expected nor needed by ATC. What they do need is you tell them what altitude you are at (plus climbing/descend to) when you check ...
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