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Aviation FAQ



Frequently Asked Questions about Aviation.

This FAQ about Aviation was compiled and written by Geoffrey G. Peck geoff@peck.com with numerous contributions by others.

-01 How is rec.aviation organized?
There are now 20 distinct newsgroups which comprise rec.aviation:...
-02 What other sources of aviation information are there on the net?
Guenther Eichhorn maintains a very well-organized set of ...
-03 I'd like to learn to fly. How do I do it, how much does it cost, how long does it take?
Learning to fly a single-engine airplane is usually accomplished ...
-04 I'm flying to Canada, Mexico, or the Carribean. What do I need to know?
Other questions:...
-05 I want to buy a headset. What should I buy? (aviation)
There are three types of aviation headsets which are commonly available: ...
-06 What about aircraft intercoms?
There are two basic types of intercoms -- portable and panel-mount....
-07 Mail-Order (pilot supplies, aviation books)
For pilot supplies such as intercoms, headsets, tires, etc.:...
-08 I'm a private pilot. How should I log time in instrument conditions?
The key concept here, and in most logging questions, is that ...
-09 What about logging cross-country time?
You *may* log as a cross-country flight any flight at which you ...
-10 Tell me about DUATS on-line weather briefings.
If you can dial a U.S. (800) number, or you have access to the Internet,...
-11 How do I start a brand-new thread of articles?
On UNIX systems, the typical method is to use the postnews or ...
-12 I'm a non-U.S. licensed private pilot. Can I fly in the U.S.?
In general, a pilot's license entitles you to fly aircraft of the ...
-13 Where can I get a copy of public-domain flight planning software and other good stuff on the net?
Aviation data changes on a day-to-day basis. Your best bet is ...
-14 I'm considering buying an airplane. How much will it cost?
The general consensus is that if you fly from 200 to 300 hours ...
-15 What are the expenses involved in owning an airplane?
Aircraft ownership expenses are highly variable. Two owners of ...
-16 Can I use my cellular telephone in an airplane?
FCC regulations effective March 9, 1992 state that:...
-17 Can I use a radio, either a broadcast or aviation receiver,in an aircraft?
FAR 91.21 governs portable electronic devices. Use of a receiver ...
-18 I have a physical disability and would like to learn to fly. How?
There are pilots in all kinds of aircraft flying all over the world ...
-19 What are the alternatives for taking an FAA written examination?
Multiple commercial vendors offer computerized testing with ...
-20 Are slips with flaps prohibited in certain Cessnas?
No. Some Cessna 172's have a recommendation that extended slips ...
-21 How can I get a copy of an NTSB accident report?
The NTSB has a web page which contains synopses, statistics, reports,...
-22 From what does "I have slipped the surly bonds..." come?
High
-23 Is there a resource on the net for getting aviation fuel prices?
Yes. Visit with thanks to Ross Oliver,...
-24 The rec.aviation glossary: Pilots, Ratings, and other basic stuff
ATP Airline Transport Pilot (the highest grade of pilot certificate)...
-25 The rec.aviation glossary: Navigation, Instruments, and Avionics
ADF Automatic Direction Finder - an instrument in an airplane ...
-26 The rec.aviation glossary: Organizations, etc.
99's The Ninety-Nines, Inc., Will Rogers World Airport, P.O. Box 59965,...
-27 The rec.aviation glossary: Airspace, misc
Changes to the U.S. Airspace system were instituted on 9/16/93; the ...
-28 The rec.aviation guide to proper spelling
-29 Copyright (rec.aviation)
Copyright (C) 1990-1999, Geoffrey G. Peck, all rights reserved....









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