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If I get a speed restriction from ATC, at what point am I no longer obligated to comply with the restriction?

In the U.S., if you are assigned a speed restriction by ATC that restriction remains in place until you are "cleared" for a approach procedure (such as an ILS), receive a "climb via&...
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Private plane without a flight number - is it illegal?

Flight number. Flights operated in the United States are not required to operate using an airline callsign and flight number. All aircraft are required to have a registration number, similar to a ...
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Can I log dual received if I received training from a CFI and I sit in the back seat?

In my opinion, the FAA Legal interpretation Williams 2018 Legal Interpretation, makes a compelling argument that a person receiving flight training must occupy a pilot station. The pertinent portion ...
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What can you do with an ATP that you can’t with an R-ATP?

All of the limitations of an R-ATP can be found in 14 CFR 61.167, Airline transport pilot privileges and limitations: (b) Limitations. A person who holds an airline transport pilot certificate and ...
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What is the difference between regulatory and nonregulatory airspace?

Regulatory vs Non regulatory has nothing to do with enforcement. What it pertains to is how the airspace is created. Regulatory airspace must go thru the rule-making process before it can be ...
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Airplanes Parking On Taxiway

If it's an airport with a Control Tower, access to the taxiway is controlled by ATC. If it is an airport without a control tower, then concerns about aircraft parking on a taxiway would probably best ...
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If I get a speed restriction from ATC, at what point am I no longer obligated to comply with the restriction?

You must maintain that speed until ATC releases you from that restriction. When ATC want you to do something, there's a good reason for it, so we do as we are told. However, if you think they may have ...
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Is an aircraft considered experimental if built when having A&P licence?

Yes, even if you are a certified A&P, any aircraft you build from scratch or a kit is considered an "amateur built" experimental. Even long running kits like Vans RV series are ...
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Can I work civilian aircraft with just an FAA Airframe certificate?

Are there jobs for someone with just an airframe rating? The answer to that is yes. While having both A & P ratings is a definite plus, there are places where a powerplant rating isn't necessary. ...
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Can non-instrument rated pilots request practice approaches?

This is covered in Aeronautical Information Manual (AIM) 4−3−21. Practice Instrument Approaches and makes several references to 14 CFR part 91 -- mostly for VFR flight. Here is the important part: ...
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