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41 votes
2 answers
6k views

What does the letter G mean in a runway identifier?

31 votes
6 answers
8k views

Why do pilots do walkaround inspections for regularly scheduled commercial flights instead of aircraft mechanics?

26 votes
3 answers
9k views

When flying VFR without GPS, how do pilots know if they are inside controlled airspace or not?

17 votes
3 answers
14k views

What does the "T" on sectional charts mean in reference to airspace altitude?

15 votes
2 answers
5k views

When ATC uses distances, are they using nautical miles or statute miles?

15 votes
2 answers
2k views

What does "MERMA" mean on the Los Angeles TAC chart?

12 votes
4 answers
3k views

What does it mean when ATC says "altitude indicates"?

11 votes
5 answers
8k views

Is a turbocharged piston aircraft the same thing as turboprop?

8 votes
1 answer
376 views

Where is this VFR reporting point ("Water Tank" near Thousand Oaks, CA) in real life?

7 votes
1 answer
386 views

Twin engine helicopters: is the throttle controlled separately for each engine or together?

7 votes
2 answers
864 views

What does "<aircraft type> X miles in trail, runway 25R cleared to land" mean?

7 votes
1 answer
299 views

Why would ATC issue a takeoff clearance and also tell the same aircraft to maintain visual separation at the same time?

7 votes
1 answer
737 views

What is the "one-in one-out" FAA rule for IFR traffic landing or departing at an airport without a tower or at an airport with a closed tower?

7 votes
2 answers
4k views

What does a pilot mean when he tells ATC that he "has the numbers"?

7 votes
1 answer
317 views

If a SID chart says "GPS... required", can the plane use a different GNSS?

7 votes
2 answers
9k views

What is the ICAO code and callsign for Amazon Prime planes?

7 votes
5 answers
5k views

What is the correct ATC phraseology in the US for an immediate - no delay takeoff?

6 votes
1 answer
430 views

What are the helicopter frequencies on the LA heli charts used for?

6 votes
2 answers
377 views

What class is the airspace at KGCN when the tower is closed?

6 votes
2 answers
316 views

Do tower-controlled helipads have a standard naming convention?

6 votes
2 answers
267 views

How to say the name of this approach clearance: COPTER RNAV (GPS) 027°

5 votes
1 answer
347 views

How can I overlay a VFR sectional on another map to identify features and landmarks?

5 votes
2 answers
2k views

Is a hold short expected when given taxi directions to a runway?

5 votes
1 answer
995 views

Does the Cessna 152 have a name?

5 votes
2 answers
6k views

What do the remarks of this metar mean? "RMK SC1SC5AC1 AC TR SLP116"

5 votes
1 answer
450 views

Approach plate does not require DME, but DME used in the published missed?

4 votes
2 answers
337 views

Help in decoding this ATC instruction with landing clearance?

4 votes
1 answer
285 views

When helicopters are instructed to air-taxi direct to an airport location, are they allowed to pass above other aircraft and people?

4 votes
1 answer
310 views

What is the difference between the red and black box identifiers on UK airport charts?

4 votes
1 answer
352 views

What is the correct name for clearance delivery at KSAN if the tower is called "Lindbergh Tower"?