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Why does the FAA require special authorization to act as PIC in the North American T-28 Trojan?

As the T-28 is a vintage military surplus aircraft it is normally certificated in the Experimental-Exhibition category. For most aircraft in this category, there is no type rating in the traditional ...
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Can a person with Type 1 Diabetes get a medical and learn to fly?

Things change. Recently an airline captain who is insulin dependent, flew with a First Class special issuance medical. At this moment, there are six airmen in the US who have First Class special ...
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Unlike other sectors, why does aerospace have 'design approval ' phase?

The short answer is because consumer electronics don't kill hundreds of people at a time if there are flaws in the design. Safety is the main reason why we have the FAA, and design reviews can save ...
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How can I get flying again after FAA medical rejection for anxiety two years ago?

In general, as I do not have the guidance in front of me presently, if you have been diagnosed with an anxiety disorder, and later taken off the medication with no adverse effect, and the symptoms are ...
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Certification of Aircraft Phone/Tablet Mounts/Holders

For general aviation no certification is required, neither is certification required for at least some commercial operations like flight training, at least for the regulatory bodies I'm familiar with (...
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What are the implications of no longer requiring a complex aircraft for the commercial/CFI checkride?

First, as Ron pointed out (and as the FAA Notice you quoted says), you still need 10 hours complex (or turbine) training time for a commercial single-engine certificate. The only change is that you no ...
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Unlike other sectors, why does aerospace have 'design approval ' phase?

It's mainly because in aircraft design, risk mitigation is built into the basic design, and incorporates various risk mitigation principles such as redundancy, fail passive design, human factors etc, ...
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Should I report my cured mild PTSD in the FAA medical certification application?

I am a Designated Senior AME in the Southern Region. Obviously, I have not seen your medical records or examined you so this is just generic advice and observations. 1) They have your records and ...
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What are the minimum requirements to pass the FAA medical exam?

All specific requirements to obtain a U.S. FAA Medical Certificate are listed in Part §67 of Title 14 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (FARs). §67.1 Applicability: This part prescribes the ...
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What modifications are required for automotive fuel STC?

Every O-320 and O-470 equipped plane I have flown using the STC required no modification whatsoever. High wing or low wing, single or twin. Some of the larger engines may require water injection but ...
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What modifications are required for automotive fuel STC?

For most engines it would require a hardened valve seat. The reason why lead is required for aviation engines is that the value seats are not hardened and the lead in the gas helps prevent "micro-...
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Can an aircraft on loan in the US be based outside the US?

Any US-registered aircraft can be based in any country subject to that country's rules. Just check with your local aviation authorities in the country where you want the aircraft to be based before ...
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When does the FAA require OEM involvement for the approval of an STC?

It tends to go on a case by case basis. OEMs tend to steer clear of STC developers because OEM involvement tends to drag the OEM into an implied commitment to support the STC itself, or support the ...
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Unlike other sectors, why does aerospace have 'design approval ' phase?

There are sectors that require design approval, like offshore and ship cranes. Additionally, the design of appliances is currently regulated, see the webpage of the chinese branch of the German ...
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Question about ILS approach categories

The note you are referring to RVR 10 authorized with specific OPSPEC, MSPEC, or LOA approval and use of autoland or HUD to touchdown The FAA must authorize the ...
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Does the FAA always require a neuropsychological assessment battery for applicants with a history of ADD?

If you have ever in your life been diagnosed with any mental health condition, such as ADD/ADHD, then the FAA presumes you to be mentally defective until proven otherwise to their satisfaction, by ...
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Is it possible to obtain an STC for single-pilot ops in a jet certified for two pilots?

Cessna did this sort of thing for the CE-525 series (CJ) jets. Effectively the required crew varies based on cockpit arrangement/equipment. As per the type cert Minimum Crew for all Flights (see ...
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How can I get flying again after FAA medical rejection for anxiety two years ago?

If you are trying to get an FAA medical because you want to work as EMT crew on an air ambulance, the FAA has no license for that and hence there is no medical certificate requirement. That said, the ...
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Certification of Aircraft Phone/Tablet Mounts/Holders

For items like that are that not permanently attached, certification on the aircraft itself is not an issue because from the airplane's perspective, the item doesn't exist (it would be no different ...
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How do CFIs typically determine proficiency for complex and high-performance endorsement?

This Advisory Circular describes what should be examined when transitioning (and ultimately endorsing) a pilot for complex operations. This publication is offered as a guide to the procedures and ...
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What's holding equipment manufacturers from going into multicore, RTOS-based equipment?

AFAIK multicore technology is currently used in some automotive solutions, however usually not as SMP (symmetrical multicore processing) but either ...
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What is the process to get a simulator FAA certified for IFR training?

Careful! The above and 'approved' answer is not correct! FAA Approval is required for a BATD! As the Advisory Circular says: Manufacturers of devices meeting the guidance and standards in this AC ...
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