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Hoss At AOPA posted new forum topic
Hoss At AOPA posted new forum topic

I've had several calls this week concerning the details of Aeronautical Knowledge Tests. Typical questions are how old does an applicant have to be? Do I need an endorsement/authorization for XYZ? Do I need authorization for a retest to get a better grade or to replace an expired test? What identification do I need to bring? I've lost my original test results, how do I get a replacement?

All these questions and more can be answered by looking at the FAA Airman Knowledge ...

Hoss At AOPA posted new forum topic
Aug '21

Best headset for use with hearing aids?

This question came into the PIC, but with no personal experience using hearing aids with a headset, I figured I'd post it here.

If you have had any experience good or bad that relates to this question please post it here.

Hoss At AOPA posted new forum topic
Aug '21

Posting this on behalf of a member looking to buy a new headset. 


I'm thinking about buying a new headset of the less expensive kind in the $100-200 range. I'm looking at the Rugged Air RA900 and the KORE Aviation KA1. But, I don't know much about pilot headsets and am wondering if you have any recommendations in my price range. Thanx.


Obviously we all have out own favorite headset, but I don't have any experience with the models he listed. Nor have I had any good luck with ...

My medical was deferred by my AME back in April and I am “patiently“ waiting for the FAA to issue its determination (I  responded to the CAMI letter in June).

Meanwhile…can I legally log my 6 approaches and/or complete an IPC provided a CFII is on board acting as PIC, or I complete the approaches in an ATD?

Hoss At AOPA posted new forum topic
Jul '21

Like the title says, there's a 1973 C172 with a beacon that has been deactivated by the mechanic (it was causing issues in the electrical system). The mechanic states that since the aircraft was built before March 11, 1996 its not required to be functional and that the aircraft can be flown in this condition (during the day) indefinitely (not just to relocate so it can be fixed). 

I have my own opinion on this, but wanted to see what others thought as well. 

Looking for an FAA-approved BATD w/current LOA that I can use/rent in the West Central Florida area to maintain instrument currency.  Not finding many options that does not involve either buying one, having to travel a great distance outside of local commuting area, or needing to sign up at another flight school.  Are there any organizations or individuals who provide BATD’s for rent as a business model?  

Hoss At AOPA posted new forum topic
Jul '21

AOPA published an article on “Tips for Flying to Airventure”, which highlighted some changes this year. But I figured that there are plenty of pilots that have flown into OSH over the years that may also want to share their tips/experiences. Feel free to reply below with those. 

Hoss At AOPA posted new forum topic
Jul '21

The TRUST has been out for about a month now. The FAA sent out a notice that the testing providers had been selected, but you had to read further to determine that the test itself was also available.

The FAA page on the topic explains who needs to take the TRUST and what proof needs to be carried on your person. Interestingly, the requirement to take the TRUST is not a recurring one. The only time you need to retake it is if you lose your original certificate. The testing providers ...

Under section 9A it says Do not interfere with emergency response or law enforcement activities.

Can this be more specific? Does that mean no is to operate a Drone while there is an active Emergency service scene? Does that mean emergency services and their counter parts have priority consideration while you as your own operator can still operate your drone but emergency services can tell you to stop operating?