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Why is the 5G rollout a problem in the USA but apparently nowhere else?

If you read the FAA’s statements (not media reports) closely, you will find their complaint is merely that it hasn’t been proven not to be a problem, not that they actually expect a problem or have ...
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Is it the tower's purview to recall an aircraft from the runway for loading the wrong cargo?

Yes, the tower can tell an aircraft to abort take off and instruct it to return to the gate, although it probably never got that far in this case, I'm guessing that they got to the runway or were ...
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Why is the 5G rollout a problem in the USA but apparently nowhere else?

Since you are asking specifically about the 3.7–3.98 GHz band, the answer is that most of the world uses the 3.3–3.8 GHz band. The 3.7–3.98 GHz band was seen as much less important until US operators (...
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Is "Tally-Ho" used in ATC radio communication, specifically in the UK?

I have never heard "tally ho" used in civilian aviation and it not a recognised phrase so should not be used. A civilian ATCO would not think positively about anyone using that phrase. It used to be ...
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Why does the UK CAA restart its page numbering with every new chapter of their CAP publications?

That's an artefact of a different era. Before computers were used to create documentation, updating large documents was difficult and expensive. People tried to reduce the workload by using chapter-...
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Why did the CAA not use Monarch aircraft to repatriate stranded Monarch passengers?

Pondlife pretty much hit the nail on the head. When a business goes bankrupt or bust, depending on jurisdiction, the assets of the company may not belong to the company anymore, they may belong to ...
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What part-time opportunities are available for low hours pilots?

With an NPPL, you have no option to earn money from flying. Upgrading to a PPL would allow you very limited opportunity to earn money. The first step is possibly a Class Rating Instructor which allows ...
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What is a listening squawk?

A listening squawk is a transponder code you set to indicate to an ATC controller that you are listening out on a particular frequency. Unlike squawk codes assigned by the controller, the listening ...
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Travelling at faster than mach 1, how sharp could Concorde turn to avoid injury to passengers?

All aircraft experience the same G force per degree of bank angle, so a 60 degree turn in a Cessna produces 2G just like a 60 degree turn in Concorde would produce 2G. The difference is that a ...
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Is "Tally-Ho" used in ATC radio communication, specifically in the UK?

No, Tally-Ho is not accepted phraseology in UK civil aviation, and in 14 years of flying in the UK I've never heard anyone use it. At non-ATC airfields you occasionally hear some non-standard phrases, ...
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What procedures are followed for a planned landing in a field?

Not just helicopters. It happens all the time in my neck of the woods (Alaska) in small planes with big bouncy tires. We probably have more "field landings" (called bush landings, or "off airport ...
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Do I need to use an airfield to take off or land a powered paraglider?

In the UK a paramotor does not have to take off from an airfield. There is an explanation of the UK regulation of paramotors on the British Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association website. You do ...
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How does the UK declaration for FAA pilots work?

Having gone through this process, I thought I'd share my experiences and timescales: Useful Docs: https://publicapps.caa.co.uk/docs/33/InformationNotice2017029.pdf http://publicapps.caa.co.uk/docs/...
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To what extent is remuneration under a PPL enforced in the UK?

The rules are as follows: Privileges and limitations A holder of a PPL may, for compensation or hire, act as a crewmember of an aircraft in connection with any business or employment ...
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Is "Tally-Ho" used in ATC radio communication, specifically in the UK?

No, "tally-ho" is not acceptable. CAP 413, the UK Radiotelephony Manual, defines a correct response to traffic information like this: G-CD, traffic is a Cherokee upwind and a Tomahawk late ...
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Do I need to use an airfield to take off or land a powered paraglider?

NOTE: My answer is US specific Not only is there no need to operate from an airport, it is recommended not to, if there are aircraft operating from the airport. Paramotors operate (in the US) under ...
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Is it the tower's purview to recall an aircraft from the runway for loading the wrong cargo?

There's no way to know for sure, since UK does not allow us to listen to ATC transmissions, BUT... I seriously doubt the tower told them to abort the takeoff. I just don't see the company calling the ...
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What do these clearances by Heathrow Director mean?

Those are both very common clearances given to aircraft that are already in the hold near Heathrow. The controller is just giving instructions on how they want the aircraft to leave the hold. It means ...
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How are registration numbers assigned?

In the US, aircraft numbers are requested or reserved from an available list by the aircraft owner: N-Number Availability Query. Then the owner, the manufacturer in the case of new aircraft, submits ...
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Can I legally own and fly fighter jets in the UK?

I don't know of any privately owned Hawks, but there are many ex-RAF jets in private ownership, like the Jet Provost, Lightning, Gnat, Meteor, Vampire, and others I can't remember. The Ministry of ...
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What does "leave clear on its left" mean in UK regulations relating to collision avoidance on non-runway landings?

Seems understandable to me. It may be more clear with commas... "(a) when landing, a flying machine or glider must leave clear, on its left, any aircraft which has landed, is already landing or is ...
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What is the 'Deconfliction Service'?

A deconfliction service is a specific type of air traffic service. Normally, outside of controlled airspace, air traffic controllers do not alert pilots of potential encounters with other aircraft (...
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Why is the 5G rollout a problem in the USA but apparently nowhere else?

The FAA wants to draw attention to and monitor any effect of 5G on aviation safety so it detects issues now, while they are minor, and not later, as the number of 5G devices per square mile grows and ...
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What are the rules in the UK about attaching a GoPro camera to the outside of an aircraft?

Flyer magazine had an article on this recently. I've not been able to find the full article on their website, but I have found this which at least partially answers your question. https://www.flyer....
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Can I fly a quadcopter over 50m above a property I don't own according to the UK's Dronecode?

Take a look at page 2 of the "Dronecode". The illustration makes it quite obvious that the 50 metres refers to both vertical and horizontal distance:
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Can a Pilot hold multiple foreign licenses and practice the privileges of it in each country?

Yes, a pilot can hold multiple licences from different authorities, but it's not about operating in a country. A license from an authority applies to aircraft registered with that authority, wherever ...
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Could I hold both an EASA license and a UK CAA license?

Yes, you can hold both. The UK CAA is now completely separate from EASA. Comparable to EASA vs FAA. At this time, there are no agreements or associated Annexes in place between the EU and the UK in ...
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Why does the UK CAA medical questionnaire need to know hair colour?

The same reason they take down your eye color, height, weight, sex, race, etc. They’re just general stats for identification.
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Can I fly to a class D airport with an NPPL?

VATSIM is not a good place to look for information on real-world flying. The authoritative source for what you're looking at is the UK AIP. Here's the Control area chart for Bristol. The textual ...
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What are the rules in UK law on carrying dangerous goods on drones?

Article 94 of the Air Navigation Order (1) A person must not cause or permit any article or animal (whether or not attached to a parachute) to be dropped from a small unmanned aircraft so as to ...
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