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Can the holder of only a Commerical Balloon pilot certificate conduct the ground training for a "Flight Review" for Airplane only rated pilots?

No. They cannot provide ground training for a flight review in any other category aircraft. The full text of the CFR cited above: (2) Commercial pilots with lighter-than-air category ratings. A ...
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Do the NPRMs & Final Rules preceding 1993 "alphabet" airspace re-designation indicate that these phrases were meant to exclude Class E "extensions"?

The original reason that the FAA decided to establish (E4) surface-level Class E "extensions" to Class D (or higher) airspace was unambiguously to protect the airspace to the surface, while ...
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When an emergency happens, why do pilots need to stay on the current ATC frequency?

A pilot having an emergency is told to aviate, navigate, and communicate. Presumably the pilot has his/her hands full, and an unwarranted frequency change adds to the complexity. If you were flying ...
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When an emergency happens, why do pilots need to stay on the current ATC frequency?

Here is another possibility, almost the inverse of @StephenS's suggestion. (Note that Stephen's suggestion is very much correct as well; if you are already in contact with ATC on a "normal" ...
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Can a missed approach be used to satisfy the requirements for the long cross country as part of an instrument rating?

Based on the information in the FAA's "InFO15012" document, dated 9/8/15 and Titled "Subject: Logging Instrument Approach Procedures (IAP)," it appears that under the ...
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Can a missed approach be used to satisfy the requirements for the long cross country as part of an instrument rating?

Have you satisfied §61.65(d)(2)(ii)? Yes. I also looked to see that you made a landing at an airport beyond 50NM from the original point of departure. It sounds like you did so it is a cross country ...
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What is required for repeated use of an unimproved area for *repeated* aircraft operations?

The FAA doesn’t care how often private aircraft use a private field. It is completely optional to register it as an airport, though there are substantial protections if you do that make it worth ...
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Why is FAA Aircraft Certification Service department named as AIR?

Because it's not an acronym. It's an administrative designation code for the office. While many are acronyms, others are not. The key is to make sure they are unique across the agency. They are in ...
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What callsign should an ultralight use?

the FCC license required is for the radio itself. Most two-way radios (even some kid's walkie-talkies) sold in the US require licenses, however few people/businesses ever actually get them. here is ...
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