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They are specially designed apron jet bridges. It looks like the normal gates but required to transfer passenger by bus. A model shows how it runs (credit) :


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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 through the regulated airspace being delayed or re-routed. Regulations are given an ID; those starting with KALP are from the Karlsruhe Upper Area Control (EDUU),...


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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 for data protection law reasons. On their website (in German) they state that they do release information to members of the public at a fee (they love that ...


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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 ausgelesen werden könne.


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The maximum altitude you can operate your RC plane or copter vertically without any clearance from ATC or another government body is the upper limit of class G airspace in Germany, which is the first available airspace from GND to the lower vertical limit of controlled airspace C/D/E, which can be 2.500ft AGL1, 1.700ft AGL or 1.000ft AGL, depending on ...


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This type of terminals are called "Satellite Terminals". Passengers are usually processed in a central building while aircraft are parked in remote docks. The satellite buildings are connected with the central building (if any) through tunnels or any kind or collective transportation (e.g. bus). These terminals have a wide range of advantages and ...


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Each of those is two V12 engines coupled together. The 606 is two 601's: Two DB 601 F or G coupled to work on a single propeller shaft for use in early Heinkel He 177As - 2,700 PS (1,986 kW) at sea level with a mirror-imaged starboard component engine supercharger, and derided as "welded-together engines" by Reichsmarschall Hermann Göring in August 1942, ...


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There are a lot of differences in the US and European communication. I got my AZF about a year ago and basically you have to do simulated IFR departure and approach. In addition you will have to fill out an IFR flightplan and answer 30 IFR communication questions. I would say it is a similar difficulty like the BZF, it might be even a little bit easier, as ...


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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 is open 24 hours per day. I think the best is to contact them. Some additional rules related to GA in Frankfurt can be found here. Bus service is mandatory ...


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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 flights): (f) Except when necessary for take-off or landing, or except by permission from the competent authority, a VFR flight shall not be flown: (1) ...


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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 flight shall not be flown: (1) over the congested areas of cities, towns or settlements or over an open-air assembly of persons at a height less than 300 m ...


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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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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 the VFR AIP. The only thing that comes close to the charts digitally is something called "VFR eBulletin", a software, where you can enter your route and see ...


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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 Ear, nose, throat, and equilibrium. Ear, nose, throat, and equilibrium standards for a third-class airman medical certificate are: (a) The person shall ...


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paragraph 3 clearly states that the only exception to the requirement to carry a radio set is when you're not leaving the immediate vicinity of the airfield, and then only when there's no ATC coverage. That effectively means you can fly a few circuits at low altitude over a small field, but even then many of those would be close enough to a larger airport ...


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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 licence for that country can be relatively easy based on the fact you already have a licence from another country, but you will need a new licence or some kind of ...


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The radio frequencies used by German ACC sectors are listed in AIP Germany ENR 2.1 (page 36 onward). This is the standard place to find ACC frequencies for any country in the world. There are too many frequencies to list here, but you can find the full document here. Below is a screenshot of page 36. Column 1 contains the sector name and dimension, column 4 ...


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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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Future readers should be careful, due to the increased usage of quadcopter drones and first reports about incidences with them emerging, this is about to change. The currently proposed draft for a new law adds requirements like: strict altitude restrictions plaque stating the name and address of owner/operator drone pilot license depending on the starting ...


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"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 non-local flights, and it doesn't matter if you think you don't have to talk to anyone. You have to have it, period, and if you think you found a loophole, just ...


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