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This particular flight was a Boeing 747 flying from YSSY (Sidney) to SCEL (Santiago). Because a 747 has more than two engines, they don't have specific time limits on how far from land that they can fly like two engine airplanes do. That being said, they do have to carry enough fuel to make it to a suitable airport in the event that the airplane ...


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FAA Advisory Circular (AC) 150/5300-13A covers "standards and recommendations for airport design." It does not include any restrictions on proximity to bodies of water, but it does make the following recommendation in paragraph 319(a): It is recommended that the entire RSA and RPZ be accessible to rescue and fire-fighting vehicles such that no part of the ...


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There is no such limit indeed. Princess Juliana International Airport in Sint Maarten is possibly the most iconic example of airport located near a water body, because of the beach over which airliners fly when approaching RWY 09. As other mentioned, they are numerous other examples of airports that may be even closer to a water body (i.e. without a beach in ...


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I have had a fair bit of experience with CASA, including a close friend who worked for them for a number of years. They have a bad reputation these days but I'm not sure it's entirely deserved. I obviously cannot predict exactly what they would do but I hope to give you some advice. First things first, I would believe your version of events much more than ...


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Water is not an obstacle. There are plenty of examples around the world where runways are built on purpose-reclaimed land and the ocean starts just a handful of meters from the end of the runway. For some random examples, check Nice-Côte d'Azur or Gibraltar or St. Maarten.


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If you are talking about Europe (EASA) Doc 1178 states at PPL privileges: a) The privileges of the holder of a PPL(A) are to act without remuneration as PIC or co-pilot on aeroplanes or TMGs engaged in non-commercial operations. (b) Notwithstanding the paragraph above, the holder of a PPL(A) with instructor or examiner privileges may receive remuneration ...


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As Ron mentions in the comments here in the US it is not illegal by any specific regulations however... Most GA aircraft (the smaller ones at least) only have a single set of instruments that reside in front of the left seat as you mention in the question. Lets say hypothetically you were flying right seat and something went wrong. Due to the angle of view ...


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The answer to your question, is yes and no. CAR 92 (1) states that: An aircraft shall not land at, or take-off from, any place unless: ... (d) the place... is suitable for use as an aerodrome for the purposes of the landing and taking-off of an aircraft; and, having regard to all the circumstances of the proposed landing or take-off (including the ...


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For the U.S., career options for someone with a private pilot certificate can be summed up as "stuff that doesn't involve flying an aircraft." It is illegal to be paid for your services as a pilot in the U.S. without a commercial pilot certificate. The flight instruction exemption mentioned above for Europe does not apply in the U.S. All CFIs in the U.S. are ...


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Runway 28L and 28R at KSFO, as well as 19L and 19R, have their thresholds right next to the San Francisco Bay. If you recall, in July 2013, Asiana Airlines Flight 214 landed short due to pilot error. In November 1968, Japan Airlines Flight 2 completely missed the runway and landed in San Francisco Bay.


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On the great circle route from Sydney to Santiago, from southern New Zealand (past Invercargill, maybe) to southern Chile, there is a stretch of about 4,000 nm with no landing sites. There are specific requirements for air carriers for "extended overwater operations." These take into account the aircraft range after engine failure, distance to diversion ...


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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 that aircraft is in the world. An FAA license lets you operate an N registered aircraft anywhere in the world, it does not let you operate a foreign ...


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There is actually a legal Australian definition for aircraft, in Part 1 section 3 of the Civil Aviation Act: aircraft means any machine or craft that can derive support in the atmosphere from the reactions of the air, other than the reactions of the air against the earth’s surface. So those drones you can buy from the store are aircraft (and if you knock ...


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You've tagged your question with 3 different sets of regulations, I can't answer all of them but here are the FAA ones. The answer depends on what you mean by "exam". If you mean the written test, then anyone can take it if they have a graduation certificate or a logbook endorsement: An airman applicant may present one or more of the following ...


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Not going by Barra Airport - Barra Airport is famous for its beauty - boasting beaches, machair and hills - and all in a small island; Barra is a special place to visit - especially memorable if you fly in because of the beach landing strip. Washed by the tide twice a day, Traigh Mhor beach is reputed to be the only beach runway in the world to handle ...


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For Australia, you are extremely confined as to what you can do with a PPL to earn money. Skywriting as people have mentioned, will probably mean you lose your license here. What you can do according to CAR 2.7 (Civil Aviation Regulation) is essentially; Crop Dusting on a person's property using their aircraft (only on their property) (You would also ...


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There is no all-encompassing list of 'banned' medications publically available for Australia. In the regulations there is a 'catch all' to the effect of "pilots must not take any medications which may inhibit their ability to fly safely". If you want specific advice on a specific medication, why not give CASA a call? That or you can see a DAME (which is a ...


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The answer to the question is yes, there are limits. I'll expand for ICAO regulated airports, but this is also true for FAA ones. ICAO defines an area surrounding a runway, called runway strip, which purpose is to: a) to reduce the risk of damage to aircraft running off a runway; and b) to protect aircraft flying over it during take-off or landing ...


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According to the CASA AOC Handbook, section 15.3.1.2, pilots do need to have specific training. Most of this training is regarding engine failures and emergency landings, in some situations in IMC. CASA requires that all ASETPA operators have a training and checking organisation. The CASA Inspector will verify that for ASETPA operator’s the following ...


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For EASA, having a PPL is not required, however having an ICAO compliant PPL allows 50% of previously logged hours—up to a limit—to count toward the EASA CPL. Source: CAA For CASA, having a PPL is not required, however PPL experience will count toward the required hours—depends on the type of hours. If you only have CPL and want to exercise PPL privileges,...


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The simple answer to your question is "NO". There are 4 different kinds of part 135 operating certificate, many of which have a limited number of pilot positions. These pilots must be listed on the paperwork for the certificate and must meet all training, experience and currency requirements as specified by the certificate. On a Single Pilot ...


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I'm an Australian PPL pilot but know some people who have gone through the UK system. Terminology differences aside, the training pathways are pretty comparable. If you choose to train in Australia you can convert your licence to the UK fairly easily by passing a flight test. The main differences are: In Australia you need to do 7 CPL exams and then 7 ...


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The US Federal Aviation Administration does not regulate aircraft owned and operated by the military services. I suspect that is the same situation with Australia's CASA. Parameters for aircraft service life for military aircraft are defined by the manufacturer. The aircraft is designed to meet the requirements specified by the agency requiring the ...


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Here is Albert Whitted Airport, a GA facility in St. Petersburg, FL, which has actually juts out into Tampa Bay.


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