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Will the NTSB be involved in the investigation of the crash that killed the President of Iran?

In short: For a civil use of the aircraft, pursuant to Chicago Convention, the US Government, as the government of the State where the aircraft was designed/manufactured, would be entitled to ...
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Why are there 6 airports that straddle the Canada–US border?

There's no way to answer this as well as Half As Interesting did on youtube: If you don't want to watch it, TLDR, the US had the Neutrality Act(s) and couldn't send ...
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Can a private jet take off without notifying anybody and land on private land in another country?

No, you would need to arrange for customs as you are crossing an international border.
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Can a private jet take off without notifying anybody and land on private land in another country?

Yes, it is possible to land an airplane in the US at a private airport when you have taken off from a foreign airport. No, you may not do it legally. Doing this is a federal crime. Since you are ...
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Which (if any) is the "most major" airport / field / strip on Antarctica?

You can find a full list of airports on the continent here, the majority are ice/snow runways with two gravel runways at Rothera Air Facility and TNM. Supported is a loose term down there, however ...
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Are there any mandatory announcements that a captain has to make?

The US does have specific regulations that require the pilot to ensure that passengers are briefed on certain safety issues, although there's no requirement that the pilot must do it personally. Here ...
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Can a private jet take off without notifying anybody and land on private land in another country?

In general*, any time people or cargo enter another country, they must do so at a designated Port of Entry, i.e. where customs and immigration officers are stationed. This is true regardless of ...
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What level of information does a PIC have about a missile crossing their aircraft route?

Pre-announced missile launches will often be published by responsible countries in NOTAMs (Notices to Airmen), which are notices of potential hazards to aircraft in flight or on the ground. These are ...
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What type of visa do pilots who fly from one country to another need?

International Airline crews often spend 1 or 2 days laying over at the destination. In most countries, airline crew members who are listed on the Aircraft Customs and Immigration General Declaration ...
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Can private flights between the US and Canada avoid using a port of entry?

CANPASS gives a streamlined entry into Canada, allowing you to land at a port of entry and just report by phone. To go into the US, you need an eAPIS account. I think that with eAPIS you still need ...
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Can one country really ban another from using its airspace?

Yes they can. There was an attempt to allow one to pass over a country freely with the Freedoms of the Air however this is not a blanket thing and not everyone partakes. ....As of the summer of ...
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Can a private jet take off without notifying anybody and land on private land in another country?

Think about how your question is fundamentally different from this one: If you have friend in the USA that owns a lot of land that is suitable for landing a plane, and you own a private jet with 2 ...
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Why is the UAE the only country with two flag carrier airlines?

Because the United Arab Emirates is, as the name suggests, a federation of seven loosely-affiliated emirates (the largest and most populous of which are Abu Dhabi and Dubai, in that order), each with ...
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How are air routes created?

Within its borders a country can create any system of routes it likes, without reference to any other country. However, a route is only useful if it goes somewhere, so neighbouring countries must ...
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Can private flights between the US and Canada avoid using a port of entry?

Unfortunately, no. There are simply too many people who would abuse such a permit to commit crimes for either country to accept the risk. You will need a stop at a Port of Entry or User Fee (US) ...
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Is there a way to find out which runway is used by which flight on a particular day/date?

(Guessing the) Runway Selection For spotting airplanes, you want to know which are the current active runways. The runway history of planes or flights shouldn't matter much, unless your plane of ...
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Is there a serious effort underway to move from a highways-in-the-sky approach to a mesh-network approach?

Currently SESAR (Single European Sky ATM Research) works on implementing a similar system in the European Union. As stated on the website : SESAR’s vision builds on the notion of trajectory-based ...
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What are interesting cases of ATC agreements between countries?

You could look into the situation regarding the airspace above northern Cyprus. This relates to 'disagreements', rather than 'agreements'! Cyprus was invaded by Turkey in 1974, and since then the ...
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Can I pass the EASA ATPL exams by studying FAA materials?

If you are asking about knowledge - you can use some points, but generally FAA ATP knowledge is insufficient. EASA has 14 subjects, and requires much stronger theoretical background. Just go through ...
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What kind of drone might be able to fly so high that it "operate(s) outside national boundaries"?

Depending on who you ask, outer Space starts between 80 and 150 km, whereas 100 km is the most common defintion (Kármán line). Countries do not acknowledge the transition from airspace to outer ...
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Can a private jet take off without notifying anybody and land on private land in another country?

No, your plan could never succeed. You could not file a legal flight plan since your plan has no provision for landing at an appropriate port of entry for customs and immigration clearance. If you ...
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US ultralight licence for PPL pilot

First, a caution about definitions. Some European countries define the word "ultralight" a little bit differently than the US. In those countries, "ultralight" means something more ...
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How do aircraft carriers treat foreign Flight Information Regions?

Sovereign airspace begins at the 12-mile nautical limit. In international airspace noone can legally interfere with a flight except the authorities of the country in which the aircraft is registered (...
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How is the search-and-rescue system for civil aviation over waters agreed and funded?

Search and Rescue is under the ICAO umbrella, but also with the IMO. Annex 12 to the Convention on International Civil Aviation gives the international standards and recommended practices (SARPS) on ...
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Is there a serious effort underway to move from a highways-in-the-sky approach to a mesh-network approach?

In the US, there has been an ongoing effort to accomplish accommodating direct routes as much as possible since the Free Flight initiative in 2000, and the National Preferred Route plan, beginning in ...
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What are ICAO English language requirements?

ICAO defined a framework of language proficiency levels for aviation. It ranges from level 1 ("Pre-elementary") to level 6 ("Expert" / native speaker). Level 4, "operational", is the minimum required ...
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Can I land a plane in a field in the UK and Republic of Ireland?

No, you can't shuttle back and forth over the border from one field to another between the UK and Republic of Ireland (RoI) because of regulations. The RoI requires you go through an airport of entry ...
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What kind of drone might be able to fly so high that it "operate(s) outside national boundaries"?

Normally, controlled airspace ends at 60,000 ft (Flight Level 600). Airplanes flying higher than that would be operating outside of controlled airspace. Currently, there is no internationally agreed ...
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