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FAA Approach and Landing (AL) numbers

00582 in 00582I16CC2_3.PDF is the airport code in the metafile for the approach places. On the D-TPP website, you can find an ...
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When did the United States stop issuing pilot "licenses" (and start issuing "certificates")?

1937. It took some digging but there is a U.S. CAR from November 1937 with the following regulation. 20.3-PILOT COMPETENCY CERTIFICATE. 20.30-Provision for Issuance. An appropriate pilot certificate ...
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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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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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What’s the grass parts between runways and taxiways called? And is there a regulation for this unpaved surfaces on FAA?

There is not one regulation for all unpaved areas of an airport and there are multiple unpaved areas that are part of a paved runway. A shoulder immediately surrounds the paved area. This area may be ...
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What’s the grass parts between runways and taxiways called? And is there a regulation for this unpaved surfaces on FAA?

The areas in question are called "islands". The FAA Adisory Circular - Airport Design (link to pdf) defines the island as 1.5 Definitions. ... Island. A non-serviceable paved or grassy ...
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