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What's the purpose of categorizing alternate airdromes?

They are categorized because each category (Takeoff alternate, Destination alternate, Enroute alternate) have different rules and procedures (e.g. different weather requirements, etc). If all rules ...
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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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Does the FAA have control over private "airparks"?

The FAA only has jurisdiction once a plane is in the air and they are not anxious to restrict traffic based on complaints. They have airport design guidelines for larger facilities. On the ground it ...
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Does the FAA have control over private "airparks"?

The FAA does have some control over the establishment of a "Private Use" airport in that certain regulations must be complied with prior to the work on the airport beginning. This is ...
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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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Are test pilots who work for the FAA paid on the GSE pay tables?

Not exactly. Few if any FAA employees are paid on the General Schedule. Instead, the FAA has its own pay plans: Core Compensation Plan (FV) Air Traffic Compensation Plan (AT) Executive Compensation ...
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