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Can anyone identify what appears to be a crashed WWII German plane?

It's a P-47 Thunderbolt, the original "razorback" version (not the later ones with the bubble canopy and cut-down rear fuselage). The instant giveaway is the V shaped windshield, which had ...
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How would flying into Frankfurt a.M. Airport be problematic for the Tu-154?

Your friend is wrong. The Tu-154 is one of the safest Soviet designs and certainly was not about to fall out of the sky when departing Frankfurt. However, it is indeed a noisy airplane and in order to ...
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Can anyone identify what appears to be a crashed WWII German plane?

This looks like a P-47 (twin row radial, 4-blade prop, unique canopy frame structure) that is part of a scrap pile with some German types in the mix.
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Did the Germans ever use captured Allied aircraft against the Allies?

Not sure about the Germans, but the Italians used a P-38 (from the site 12 O'Clock High): The piece about the P-38 captured by the Regia Aeronautica is extremely correct (at last, I was sick of ...
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What is a "KALP114A" ATC regulation?

Within Europe, whenever there is need to reduce the number of flights through a certain airspace, the Network Manager (Eurocontrol) puts in a so called "regulation". This results in flights planned ...
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Where can I obtain official German VFR approach charts?

Don't know what this will bring or what to expect, but I found this notification today: The Aeronautical Information Publication Germany (AIP) can be used free of charge from January 2023. An online ...
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Where can I find registration information of a private aircraft registered in Germany?

I don't think the information is accessible on a public website. According to the German wikipedia the Luftfahrtbundesamt (LBA, the German Civil Aviation Authorities) cannot publish the information ...
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Why is Germany not able to read data from the Boeing 737 MAX black boxes?

This news article (in German) includes a mention that the black box was using newer software than the BFU has the capability to read out: Das Gerät habe eine neue Software, die an der BFU nicht ...
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Does anyone know why the Horten Ho 229 V2 crashed?

The little what is known is that one engine cut out and the plane went into a spiral dive from which it could not be recovered. This happened at low altitude so the ejection seat could not save the ...
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WWII fuel gauge: single needle and dual range

That looks like an animated cockpit, and if i was a betting man Id say that someone googled "german airplane gauges" and didn't know what they are looking at. The labeling on the spectrum is ...
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Did the Germans ever use captured Allied aircraft against the Allies?

Yes they did. Kampfgeschwader 200 flew recon and supply missions in captured bombers. Here's a good few more captured examples: German Warplanes 1939-1945, Captured Allied Aircraft in Luftwaffe ...
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What's the minimum allowed flying height of a light aircraft over a town?

In Europe this is regulated by SERA.5005 Visual flight rules (source, emphasis mine): (f) Except when necessary for take-off or landing, or except by permission from the competent authority, a VFR ...
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How does single-sided deafness affect the different pilot licenses?

If you were willing to travel to the US (which is not all that uncommon to get a pilots license) and get your license under the FAA regulations you could do it as per the regulations, §67.305 ...
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May a Cessna 182 land on a major, high-traffic airport, say EDDF (Frankfurt)?

There is the General Aviation Terminal (GAT) in Frankfurt that is handling "executive and private aviation flights" as they say. General aviation airplanes and helicopters are handled at this GAT that ...
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What's the minimum allowed flying height of a light aircraft over a town?

EASA has published an easy access version of the Standardised European Rules of the Air (SERA) here. To answer your question, see: SERA.5005(f) Visual flight rules (presuming you are asking about VFR ...
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What to do as an international student without a driving license that is needed for PPL Training in Germany?

You do not need a driving license to request information from the German Register of Driver Fitness. The Kraftfahrt-Bundesamt has a website in English with information on how to request your ...
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How would flying into Frankfurt a.M. Airport be problematic for the Tu-154?

Given the speculative nature of this question I dare to speculate myself :) With DC-9s part of the solution to reduce noise during approach was to ban use of full flaps. This was done to reduce drag ...
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Seeking the memoir of a WWII Luftwaffe pilot

I think you are referring to Erich Hartmann.
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Does anyone know why the Horten Ho 229 V2 crashed?

the Horten Ho 229 crashed due to an engine failure and I was wondering if the failure was caused because of the planes irregular shape or some other external factor. Without a post-flight report it's ...
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Do ultralights registered in Germany require an annual inspection?

Yes. The »Verordnung zur Prüfung von Luftfahrtgerät (LuftGerPV)« states in §13 (1): Bei Luftsportgerät mit einer höchstzulässigen Leermasse über 120 Kilogramm hat der Halter das von der zuständigen ...
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Why were german pilots more successful on the eastern front than the western front?

Several factors. The ones you mentioned, plus the different purpose of most of the Soviet aircraft and the longer flight career of German pilots on the Eastern Front. Beyond that was the fact that, ...
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What is the German / European equivalent of FAA Order 7110.65?

The „handbook“ for ATCOs in Germany (!) is the MO-ATS (Manual of Operations for Air Traffic Services) which is an internal DFS (Deutsche Flugsicherung - the German ANSP) document and therefore not ...
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Where can I find the German GAFOR online?

You can find all the free aviation weather services of the DWD here: https://www.dwd.de/DE/fachnutzer/luftfahrt/teaser/luftsportberichte/luftsportberichte_tabelle.html
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Where can I obtain official German VFR approach charts?

The official German AIP VFR is only distributed via a company called Eisenschmidt. I'm not even sure, there's a digital version of the official charts. But you can buy a 2.35kg heavy print version of ...
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Is it legal to fly without a radio in Germany?

"Does this mean cross country flight without a radio is illegal in Germany?" I fly my glider in Germany with one of the many glider clubs in the country. This is correct, you must have a radio for ...
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Can a US pilot fly a German D-xxxx aircraft in Germany?

No. A US licenced pilot can not fly a German registered aircraft in Germany. Generally you must always have a pilot licence issued by the state that the aircraft is registered in. Obtaining a ...
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Is there an Instrument Flight Procedures database in digital format such as ARINC 424 for Germany?

Eurocontrol does offer the whole thing as well – albeit not for free as the FAA does. Check out https://www.eurocontrol.int/service/european-ais-database for more information.
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Where can I obtain official German VFR approach charts?

Happy new year all you passionate aviators 😀, Yesss!!! The time is here. All German VFR charts are available for free now. Here’s a link to the German VFR AIP. Look under AD for all VFR charts for ...
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What is the German / European equivalent of FAA Order 7110.65?

There is nothing like a "handbook" for ATC procedures and phraseology for use by personnel providing ATC services in EU states. There is a civil aviation authority (CAA) in each country of the EU. ...
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