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Why are there 6 airports that straddle the Canada–US border?

There's no way to answer this as well as Half As Interesting did on youtube: If you don't want to watch it, TLDR, the US had the Neutrality Act(s) and couldn't send ...
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How to have a conversation about safety with new GA pilot?

The appropriate thing for a loved one, who is an "outsider" to aviation, to do is ask him to sit down with someone experienced in doing long ferry flights in single engine GA airplanes to go ...
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May an airplane with folding wings legally taxi on the street?

When driving on roads there is no such category as flying car. You must meet the regulations for the vehicle class in question, and if the vehicle can also fly that is a separate matter. The most ...
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How to have a conversation about safety with new GA pilot?

You stated you "...know very little about aviation...". Based on this I'm going to have to ask whether you have considered your ability to assess the safety of airborne operations? Pilot ...
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What options are there in Canada for treatment of severe depression and anxiety for pilots?

I'm not going to address the legal aspects of your question, but I will tackle the psychological side as I have a degree in it - although I'm not a practicing psychologist. It sounds like you have ...
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What does the flashing green-light signal (return for landing) actually mean to NORDO aircraft?

What I was taught that this meant was ... ... because they could not communicate with you, but they wanted you to not land on this pass (interval a mess, crossing traffic, winds maybe wrong, a dozen ...
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Can private flights between the US and Canada avoid using a port of entry?

CANPASS gives a streamlined entry into Canada, allowing you to land at a port of entry and just report by phone. To go into the US, you need an eAPIS account. I think that with eAPIS you still need ...
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What does the flashing green-light signal (return for landing) actually mean to NORDO aircraft?

My understanding of light gun signals was taught to me a little differently. For simplicity, I will concentrate on light gun signals for airborne aircraft only. Alternating Red and Green is exercise ...
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Can private flights between the US and Canada avoid using a port of entry?

Unfortunately, no. There are simply too many people who would abuse such a permit to commit crimes for either country to accept the risk. You will need a stop at a Port of Entry or User Fee (US) ...
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Was the 1992 Gimli DHC-4 Caribou accident ever investigated?

It was, but from what I can tell the report has not been digitized yet. The gust locks were left installed. The aircraft was being operated in the restricted category as they were retrofitting with ...
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Can I overfly Canada on BasicMed?

Both American and Canadian regulations do not allow you to fly in Canadian Airspace with BasicMed. Overflights through Canadian airspace with BasicMed are also not allowed, regardless of who controls ...
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May an airplane with folding wings legally taxi on the street?

Unlikely. Some problems: Putting additional lights on vehicles is illegal per CVC 24003 (California Vehicle Code). You'd need an aircraft with no navigation lights, landing light, etc. Per CVC 26311, ...
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What do the remarks of this metar mean? "RMK SC1SC5AC1 AC TR SLP116"

So the posted parts means the following: ...
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What is the best VFR route to CYKZ (ButtonVille) when approaching from the southeast?

I fly out of CYTZ and know the area fairly well. A few things to keep in mind. If you'd like to transition through CYTZ airspace to Buttonville, you'll find controllers there pretty accommodating. ...
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What does the flashing green-light signal (return for landing) actually mean to NORDO aircraft?

The answers above are pretty much correct, but it is nice to cite sources. Since the question is relating to studying for a PSTAR and is tagged Canada, first the Canadian sources: Canada ...
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Is there a triangle representation for the Canadian airspace?

How about this? I made it, so feel free to correct errors. I could never remember them either and the FAA triangle is amazing. I corrected the earlier triangle with a TCCA doc, and simplified.
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What is this airplane?

Its a Beech Queen Air (note the piston engines) the precursor to the king air.
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What does this symbol mean?

It seems to be the symbol "M" for "missing cloud information". Note that CWIJ has a circle for cloud coverage that is slightly bigger than the standard circle size used for most ...
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May an airplane with folding wings legally taxi on the street?

It looks like someone is seriously underestimating the complexity of this enterprise. I wouldn't be surprised if Aptera just attaches wings, propeller Aptera can also just slap antennas integrated ...
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When do I have to contact Centre when departing/arriving at an airport with an ATF?

The Aerodrome Traffic Frequency is a frequency for aircraft to use to aid self-sequencing at airports where a control tower is not operational. Another name for it is the Common Traffic Advisory ...
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Can a nonresident American citizen get a Canadian helicopter license?

In the US it is a license as well, that's why they abbreviate it PPL and CPL. Canada appears to have no restrictions on flight training of non-Canadians other than proving your own with something ...
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What options are there in Canada for treatment of severe depression and anxiety for pilots?

GdD gave good advice, take it. It is also pretty much as far as any advice can go in a setting such as this, or any non professional exhange for that matter, believe me. Each mental condition is ...
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Can I overfly Canada without a passport?

Whether you are a pilot or not doesn't matter, passports and visas are not required to overfly the USA, Canada and most places in the world. A case in point, if you are flying from most of the ...
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May an airplane with folding wings legally taxi on the street?

Sure, the CAA (FAA precursor) certified the Aerocar in 1956 and 6 examples were actually produced with folding wings and a road capable car body. There is still at least one that is airworthy. Granted ...
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Can I convert an FAA medical certificate to a Canadian one without visiting an AME?

You cannot convert an FAA medical certificate directly into a Transport Canada medical certificate. However, you can obtain the Transport Canada medical certificate on the basis of the original or ...
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What is the process for requesting flight following in Canada?

The general procedure in Canada is the same as in the USA: to contact the nearest ATC unit and ask for a radar service. For any VFR flight beyond 25nm from the point of departure it is mandatory in ...
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