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Can resistive fuel senders/transducers be repaired/reconditioned?
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There are shops that do this and egid gave you a couple of hints on how to find one, but your local mechanic can probably recondition your fuel sender about as well as any of the specialty shops, as ...

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Are there any LSA aircraft that can be flown IFR in IMC?
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There is at least one LSA that is approved for IFR flight: The Zodiac 650 (available as a kit, or a factory-built Special Light Sport Aircraft). More broadly, you can operate light sport aircraft ...

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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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What is a "Major Airline"?
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In the US "Major Airline" is a DoT designation that refers to airlines (Part 121 carriers) with over $1Billion in annual revenue. It is distinct from "legacy carriers" - the ones that existed prior ...

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Why is mixture lean recommended on the ground?
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Your question appears to be Why should I lean my engine's mixture on the ground (when idling/taxiing)? To get to the answer let's start with a few assumptions: Assumption 1: The engine will be ...

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What is needed to take off in CAT IIIb weather and how is it done?
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Under the US FARs (at least part 91) nothing special is required to take off in CAT IIIb weather besides an operational (and IFR-legal) aircraft and pilot. As mentioned elsewhere you can legally make ...

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What prep work can I do before transitioning from SEL to SES?
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If you already have a pilot license for single-engine land airplanes you've done a huge amount of prep work already - you know all the airspace, navigation, airwork, etc. that you need to know for ...

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Can BOTH instrument rated pilot under the hood and safety pilot log PIC time in IFR flight?
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I believe the key to this scenario is in the FAA Counsel Office's interpretation to Speranza (2009) Quoting from the FAA's interpretation letter: The FAA has previously stated that there is a ...

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How to avoid talking over others when using different send/receive frequencies?
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In the specific case of a flight service receive-only frequency you will be able to hear other aircraft transmitting in that frequency (you still listen to your com radio, so treat the transmitting ...

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Will the ATC be in constant communication with aircraft?
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Generally speaking airliners are always able to be in contact with ATC, either by VHF (regular radio), HF (usable over longer distances, e.g. on oceanic crossings), or satellite communication (...

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An instrument applicant must have 40 hours of actual or simulated time. Can some of this be flown without an instructor?
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The 25 hours that are not required to be "instrument instruction" may be flown under the hood with a safety pilot. This is the usual way to accumulate some of the simulated instrument time. I believe ...

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Does RTCA/DO-254 apply to power electronics?
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The description of AC 20-152 answers your question: This advisory circular (AC) applies to manufacturers and installers of products or appliances incorporating complex custom micro-coded components ...

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Does Smeaton's coefficient have a modern accepted value or it is dependent of the air density?
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There is no modern equivalent to the Smeaton coefficient, therefore it has no "modern" value. The Smeaton coefficient is supposed to represent a "coefficient of air pressure" (and thus indirectly ...

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Are the current seat belts used in commercial airlines safe enough?
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The short answer is that current airline seats and seatbelt systems are pretty safe when used in accordance with their design criteria. They are not merely decorative - they are tested and proven ...

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How reliable are Lycoming and Continental general aviation piston engines?
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Short (pilot's) Answer "Reliable enough for you to fly behind one, flaky enough that you should always expect them to fail at the least convenient moment." Short (Mechanic's) Answer "More reliable ...

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Can a non-US citizen (or entity) own an N-registered aircraft?
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Nothing in the regulations seems to preclude it - but there are some conditions you have to meet per the FAA: An individual who is a United States citizen, A partnership each of whose partners ...

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How does CDI work when flying to VOR without DME?
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The change in "sensitivity" of the CDI needle as you approach a VOR has nothing to do with the DME distance - it depends on your lateral distance from the VOR. You could be 5 miles straight up from ...

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Is there a tool to learn to pronounce aviation jargon accurately?
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With the exception of abbreviations (like FSDO, pronounced fizz dough) there's not much "jargon" in aviation that's not a standard word in whatever language you're speaking. Words like "dihedral", "...

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Is there a best-practice method to work through a checklist?
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There are really two aspects to your question: Operational usage and Design usage. The two are closely related, but let's look at them separately: Operational Usage From an operational standpoint the ...

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What mental health standards must a candidate meet in order to qualify for a pilot's medical certificates?
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The US Medical Certificate application form (FAA 8500-8, the thing we fill out online now) includes a question asking if you have or have ever been diagnosed with Mental disorders of any sort; ...

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How can I check pitot static leak without a test box?
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There are lots of challenges to testing a static system the way you describe. First, you need something to fit over the static port (not too hard if it's a single fuselage port, slightly more ...

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What does an owner/operator need to do to legally rent out their aircraft?
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As Farhan noted, the rules are essentially the same as if you buy a plane to provide instruction in it. Inspections and Maintenance In addition to your required annual inspection you will also be ...

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What are the limits to lateral Centre of Gravity imbalances?
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Lateral trim is indeed important. Although there are no "limits" prescribed for most light GA aircraft you can get a feel for how an imbalance can affect flight in some of them. This is actually a fun ...

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What is the process for a TFR based on law enforcement activity?
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TFRs around "volatile situations" on the ground aren't a daily occurrence, but they do happen fairly frequently. The concerns are usually twofold: Events on the ground posing a hazard to aircraft (...

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What if I fail to receive FAA Medical Certificate via mail?
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You're really asking a postal service question (and from my experience with the postal service you're probably out of luck, even if you had the tracking number: Unfortunately when the USPS hands ...

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Why there is no online radar coverage of Madagascar?
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For services like FlightRadar24 they typically get data in two ways: via volunteers hosting ADS-B receiver stations on the ground, and directly from the ATC radar system in places where that data is ...

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Does a quadcopter have flight modes beyond traditional aircraft?
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As DeltaLima noted, pretty much all flight modes of a quadcopter are "non-traditional" -- they're a relatively new aircraft design. Most quadcopter designs lack anything resembling "wings", so they ...

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Where can I find nice animations of flutter?
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YouTube is really your best bet - is there any reason you wouldn't be able to use one of the many NASA videos? If you need a release for legal reasons NASA is famously liberal about granting rights ...

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How can I get an FAA Class 3 medical re-examination?
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There are two processes you can go through if your medical is denied - one is to appeal the denial to the FAA (which you'd do if your AME messed up and you can prove they're wrong), the other is to ...

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How/Where can I get additional weather information for flight planning?
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One tool I use which is not aviation-specific is the NWS/NOAA Area Forecast Discussion. This is a text-based collection of notes from the forecasters at regional National Weather Service offices, ...

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