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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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As Andy pointed out, this question is very broad (even if we're only talking about India). Your starting point should be the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) because they can tell you definitively what would be involved in getting a "homebuilt" aircraft approved to fly under Indian law. Information about this is available on the DGCA website and ...


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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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Well this one I can answer even without being an expert on India's airspace regulations: Entering a "no-fly zone" or other restricted area with an aircraft - even an unmanned one - is going to be some kind of a violation. You local authorities could tell you what kind, but it doesn't matter: it's a situation to be entirely avoided. You should plan your test ...


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The Director General of Civil Aviation has published this public notice: GOVERNMENT OF INDIA OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR GENERAL OF CIVIL AVIATION OPPOSITE SAFDARJUNG AIRPORT, NEW DELHI – 110 003 PUBLIC NOTICE File No. 05-13/2014-AED Dated: 7th October, 2014 Subject: Use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)/ Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) for ...


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Since no-one has answered this yet, I'll give it a crack. According to the Unmanned Systems Association of India, UAVs are required to submit a specific request to the Directorate General of Civil Aviation to allow them to fly UAVs in a specific area. For RC aircraft, you must make sure that they use one of the following frequencies (source): 27004 KHz ...


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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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Well Air India is hiring qualified pilots here. The advertisement says you need a medical certificate issued by the DGCA. There is no mention of accepting an FAA certificate. I'm not completely sure how it works in India but usually you need to get a medical certificate from the country in which the airline is based (or to be specific, the country in which ...


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A public notice issued by the DGCA in October reads: “DGCA is in the process of formulating the regulations [and globally harmonise those] for certification & operation for use of Unmanned aircraft systems [UAS] in the Indian Civil Airspace. Till such regulations are issued, no non-government agency, organisation, or an individual will launch a UAS in ...


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I'm not sure about everywhere but in the U.S. there is an app called "Airmap" Link to webpage. It's built for commercial drone operators but it can also be used by people flying for fun. There is a flight plan portion of the app that allows you to file for a flight. You specify time of takeoff, radius you'll fly in, altitude and aircraft. This is then ...


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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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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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The short answer is yes (unless the DGCA has some unusual process with no public documentation). But be careful: the manufacturer does not certify an aircraft for ETOPS; only a regulatory agency can do that. The manufacturer can put in its books what it thinks is possible/acceptable, but without approval from the local regulatory authority, an operator ...


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It looks like there are no limits for your pre-surgery eyesight: Flight crew having undergone refractive surgery will be considered for medical fitness for flying on a case-to-case basis. Such cases will be examined only after a minimum period of six months after the procedure. Medical fitness for initial issue of licence may also be considered ...


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In the US there's no specific weight limit in the regulations. Instead, they just say that you must be capable of performing the duties of a pilot, e.g. 14 CFR 61.113: The general medical standards for a first-class airman medical certificate are: [...] (b) No other organic, functional, or structural disease, defect, or limitation that the ...


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ADS-B Out units are getting pretty small for reporting position. Example from uAvionix.com: https://uavionix.com/products/ping1090/ Requesting takeoff clearance could be done via an automated system, where the operator enters takeoff time, time enroute, planned route, etc. Enter it some minimum number hours ahead of time for review and approval.


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A local flying area is airspace that is designated by local air traffic control for general flying not involving circuits and landing. In the US it is something that is loosely referred to as "the practice area." In this area aircraft can perform practice and other maneuvers, and air traffic control will be aware of it and can warn other aircraft to be on ...


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According to DGCA Rule 63 you need a radio onboard to operate both VFR and IFR 63. Aircraft for which radio apparatus is obligatory- (1). All aircraft registered in India and required to be operated in accordance with VFR/IFR condition shall be provided with communication equipment which is capable of conducting two-way communication at all times ...


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The DGCA's relevant requirements adheres and refers to ICAO Annex 1 (see pages 3 and 4). Here's the relevant text from Annex 1: Class 1 6.3.3.2 Distant visual acuity with or without correction shall be 6/9 or better in each eye separately, and binocular visual acuity shall be 6/6 or better. No limits apply to uncorrected visual acuity. Class 2 6.4.3....


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This is for CAA , each country might have a different rule but in general this is the rule . If you haven't flown in India since 2001 then your license has been expired. So I assume that if you have any other license valid , you have to go to Indian civil aviation with your current log book and they will request a confirmation from the country that you have ...


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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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