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How can ice form in an OAT of +20°?

EASA produced a pamphlet for GA Piston Engine icing. It states: Carb icing is not restricted to cold weather. It will occur on warm days if humidity is high, especially at low power settings. Flight ...
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Can an issued landing clearance be replaced with "continue approach"?

The example is correct, except that the landing clearance for stack 1 must be cancelled before the takeoff clearance is given to stack 88. The logic is that only one aircraft can ever be cleared to ...
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Flying VFR in uncontrolled airspace, what to do if one spots an apparently out-of-control fire on the ground?

This has happened several times and each time I was able to reach a local approach facility. Prior to GPS, I would circle above the event, and approach would get a pretty good fix. One time it was a ...
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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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How can ice form in an OAT of +20°?

Water cannot exist in solid form at a temperature of 20°C and at pressures in the order of 1 atm. That question is most definitely talking about carburettor icing. Within a carburettor, temperatures ...
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Will I fail a skills test for doing a constant-aspect climb-out?

I fly in the UK, and while there is certainly a "standard circuit" (ie pattern) in the syllabus there are many, many fields that have a non-standard circuit for one reason or another. This is often to ...
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Increasing bank angle, load factor and rate of turn

You are right, of course. B is also correct. Never put too much stock in the so-called "right" answer to a test question. It is extremely common to find mistakes in these materials. Here's ...
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Minimum Safe Altitude vs Emergency Safe Altitude

Perhaps this helps - from the FAA Glossary - MINIMUM SAFE ALTITUDE (MSA)- a. The minimum altitude specified in 14 CFR Part 91 for various aircraft operations. b. Altitudes depicted on approach ...
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Why can't we choose our own call sign?

Let's clear a few things up. Scheduled flights generally use the airline prefix followed by the flight number as their callsign. So the callsign of United Airlines flight number 345 will be "...
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Why can't we choose our own call sign?

As DJClayworth touched on, your proposal would create too many words to make them standard. Standard phraseology is much easier to learn and also much easier to understand over the radio since you ...
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Flying VFR in uncontrolled airspace, what to do if one spots an apparently out-of-control fire on the ground?

I ended up asking my instructor about this. His answer: If you aren't already talking to ATC, then switch to whatever frequency Control can be reached at in that location at the lowest controlled ...
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What is the naming convention for European airways?

ATS routes in Europe are designated just like the rest of the world. ICAO publishes guidelines for the designation of ATS routes in Annex 11, which are adopted by almost all countries. A route will ...
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Has it happened before the EASA and the FAA disagreed on the airworthiness of a plane?

It seems FAA and EASA did disagree since 2016 about 737max certification, and not just after the crashes. EASA certification was conditioned by training and more information to the pilots, which hasn’...
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Who decided that the Boeing 737 MAX planes that were airborne when the grounding was issued cannot enter and land in EU air space?

The operator's airworthiness department interprets the AD and informs the operations department and senior management. Ops decide how to deal with airborne aircraft. The EASA AD actually had more ...
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Is a FAA certified plane allowed to fly everywhere in the world?

It's valid in countries that choose to accept it as de-facto valid but sovereign nations are free to require local certification if they like. The reality is that the FAA has a huge amount of ...
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How does deploying full flaps affect Takeoff run and distance?

Is there any scenario or plausible logic that might make EASA answer [meaning answer A] correct for even a single corner case? Yes-- consider a Cessna 152 with 30 degrees maximum flaps available, on ...
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What body creates legally binding aviation regulations in Europe?

EASA regulations, as emited by the European Council, automatically become law in all EU member states (it is part of EU adheration treaty). PART-FCL, for instance begins with this text: ...
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Flying VFR in uncontrolled airspace, what to do if one spots an apparently out-of-control fire on the ground?

If you're just wandering around VFR in uncontrolled airspace in the boonies, I would call in on whatever frequency is used for VFR enroute purposes in the EU and tell them what you are seeing and ...
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Flying VFR in uncontrolled airspace, what to do if one spots an apparently out-of-control fire on the ground?

Keep it simple, 121.5 can be used for this rather than fumbling through a list of possible frequencies. People get the idea that 121/5 is "emergencies only" but far from it 121.5 is for all ...
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Can I take the FAA CFI knowledge exam(s) based on my EASA ATPL knowledge?

There is no official theory exam preparation process that is required to be able to take the test, you can do all preparation on your own. If you are asking if having passed the EASA ATP theory exam ...
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Which languages are EASA exams and other documents available in?

This post is an answer to the original question: Which is EASA official language? English or all European Union Languages? EASA communicates in English. They facilitate the translation of ...
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What does ''Reduced Coordination Airspace'' mean?

In many parts of the world, the military has reserved large parts of airspace for military activities. As a rule of thumb, civilian traffic is not permitted in these areas. Traditionally, such ...
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Can I fly a glider in Europe on a Canadian Glider License?

In general, it is difficult to convert to EASA. You can find more information here however I suspect the easiest method will simply be for you to phone them up. I think the bureaucracy will probably ...
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Has color vision deficiency ever contributed to any incidents in aviation history?

In response to two NTSB safety recommendations, the FAA stated that it has only identified three accidents involving pilots with valid medical qualifications in which color vision deficiency (CVD) was ...
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Difference between Mountain Breeze/Katabatic Winds and Valley Breeze/Anabatic Winds

Under the right conditions-- i.e. with the right large-scale meteorological forcing-- the wind can blow up or down a slope -- causing an associated cooling or heating effect-- independent of any ...
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Difference between Mountain Breeze/Katabatic Winds and Valley Breeze/Anabatic Winds

I do not agree with the answer by quiet flyer. I especially do not agree with the conclusion "Fundamentally, "anabatic" and "katabatic" just mean "upslope" and "...
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What are these points in the Propeller Schematic?

Like in your last question, you are asking us to label a figure which you have taken from the Aircademy Ltd. PPL question catalog. In this case, the figure is from Part-FCL Question Bank 80 – Aircraft ...
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How does deploying full flaps affect Takeoff run and distance?

Yes, (d) would seem far and away the best answer unless: The aircraft had a very high thrust to weight ratio. Then (a) is also a possibility. It is very important to know the limitations of each type ...
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Can I get an EASA Class 2 medical if I have monocular vision?

Yes, possibly. As always with anything medical the key is to speak to an AME. You don't necessarily have to have a full on medical - many will give you some advice/info before you book it. The ...
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