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What is the actual range of ICON A5?
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I can't speak directly to the ICON A5 as I neither own nor fly one, but for every aircraft I'm familiar with the manufacturer's "book numbers" are generous theoretical values - for example, they ...

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How can I customize my training to become a flight instructor?
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First, if you haven't already go check out AOPA's Let's Go Flying site - specifically their page on how to pick a flight school/instructor. Some of the advice I'm going to give you is pretty much ...

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Are task cards still used in aircraft maintenance?
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I'm not sure about for "general maintenance", but the AMT Handbook chapter on inspections has some language that piqued my interest while I was trying to sniff out an answer. It says that: The ...

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Are there standard ground-tether systems for unpowered aircraft?
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In the United States moored balloons (or kites) are governed under Part 101 of the FARs (a much neglected and very short corner of the regulations that also covers amateur rocketry and "unmanned free ...

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What is Class F airspace, and why is it not used in the US?
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ICAO Class F airspace is a bit of an odd duck (and the US FAA is apparently not the only agency that thinks so - from a quick check on Wikipedia it seems more jurisdictions ignore class F than ...

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What protocol should be followed after accidentally entering restricted airspace with a UAV?
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Well this one I can answer even without being an expert on India's airspace regulations: Entering a "no-fly zone" or other restricted area with an aircraft - even an unmanned one - is going to be some ...

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When is pre-heating a piston engine important, and how does one pre-heat correctly?
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I'm going to be referring to an old AvWeb article by Mike Busch with my links in this post. As with most of what Mike writes, it's worth a good read. Why is Pre-Heating Important? Pre-heating your ...

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What can a new commercial pilot do to build flight time?
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For a commercial pilot (without a CFI rating) you've got some options, but the real golden goose of time building is flight instructing. Most folks I know who are time-building accumulate the minimum ...

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How does a flap load relief system work?
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I'm not sure how common flap load relief systems are - I know the Airbus A330 has them and I believe all the Airbus A3xx series do. I've also found at least one post that seems to imply it's common on ...

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Can a person with Type 1 Diabetes get a medical and learn to fly?
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As far as the FAA is concerned your friend can get a medical, but he will need a special issuance medical, will only qualify for a third-class medical, and will be prohibited from operating aircraft ...

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What should I look for / check during an oil change?
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First, a word of caution - Don't attempt your own oil changes on an aircraft unless you're familiar with the process, and have both the tools and skills you'll need to get it done right. It's ...

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Do 121.5 MHz ELTs have to be replaced with 406 MHz models?
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I can't speak for the other countries, but at the moment (December 2013), at least in the United States, the answer is no. The FAA and the FCC have been engaged in a bit of a regulatory battle of ...

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When should a transponder be used?
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At least in the United States the FAA recently (I think in 2012?) changed the recommendation for transponder operation in the AIM. It now reads: Civil and military transponders should be turned to ...

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Can you tell ATC you are a "student pilot" when you are not?
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Is it legal? Sure. As others have pointed out it's also pretty darn honest! I'm a private pilot. I'm also a student pilot, working on my instrument rating. When I'm done with that I'll probably ...

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Which ATC instructions should be repeated back by the pilot?
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ATC is, broadly speaking, required to ensure that pilots hear, understand, and acknowledge information that is delivered. The way they do that is via read-backs, and although the AIM mentions a few ...

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How dangerous is flying in a single-engine plane?
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Since Geoff took the devil's advocate position, I'll play cheerleader. If you look at the statistics another way, like AOPA does, you'll find that General Aviation has "about one-sixth as many ...

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How do I convert true heading to magnetic heading or the other way around?
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Short answer: Yes there is, but it doesn't always work, it involves a LOT of math, and you're probably not gonna like it. Medium Answer: Most flight planning software incorporates a True/Magnetic ...

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What are the factors that limit how long an aircraft can stay aloft?
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The pilot. Seriously. You're it. For the sake of (absurdist) argument, let's say we build something akin to a U-2 out of ultra-strong, super-lightweight composites - let's make it a pure glider (it's ...

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Does adding a motorized fan to a hot air balloon change its class as an aircraft?
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Well, a balloon already is an aircraft, specifically: A balloon is a lighter-than-air aircraft that is not engine driven, and that sustains flight through the use of either gas buoyancy or an ...

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What's a quick way to determine which runway to use?
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Is there a trick to determine best runway quickly without doing the math? Aside from "Asking the other pilots in the pattern / UNICOM", none I'm aware of. The closest thing to a "trick" I can offer ...

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Is there any size of tethered kite that is regulated by the FAA?
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As one of my instructors was fond of pointing out, there's pretty much a regulation for everything -- in the US kites and balloons would be covered under FAR part 101 which is pretty short and to the ...

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Can I save money on becoming a helicopter pilot in the US if I do flight hours in Mexico?
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As far as I can tell from the FARs as long as your training is performed by an FAA-certificated flight instructor and complies with the appropriate requirements of part 61 of the FARs you could ...

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