Archive for the ‘Travel & Destinations’ Category

Radio Operators License for International Flight

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015

So I have a potential opportunity to fly out of the United States and that brings with it the need for a radio operators license from the FCC. Once a requirement of pilots in the United States to operate radio from airplanes, but with a law change in 1996 no longer necessary in the United States.

However it is a requirement when flying outside of the U.S. borders. From what I understand it may not be rigorously enforced, but if I happen to be flying in Mexico or someplace else the last thing I want is a reason for them to be able to jail me or extract extra money from me so better to abide by the law than be sorry!

  • Who is required to be licensed Link
  • Obtaining a License Link
  • The license you really need Link and according to the FCC you don’t have to submit proof of passing or taking a test (because you are a pilot ONLY KIDDING -I added that part to make myself feel better), but you don’t have to test see the site.
  • Here’s the forms you gotta fill out: Submit FCC Form 605. There is no proof of passing certificate requirement for an RR. Use the FCC Form 605 and the FCC Form 159 (fee processing form).
  • And here is the link you really want and the only reason why you came to this post in the first place, the link to go online and file the appropriate forms! Sorry it took me forever to get to it I was working my way through the knowledge as I posted! Online Apply Link

Other FYI:

  • Other commercial licenses and fees – link
  • Comparing A380 seat configurations (the way flying should be)

    Monday, August 15th, 2011

    Comparing Airbus A380’s interiors from LA Times Article


    <i/>First class<br />
Korean Air’s A380 accommodates 12 passengers in first class. Seats are over six and a half feet long and over two feet wide. The viewing monitors in this class are 23-inches, and each passenger has access to a BOSE headset.” width=”278″ height=”240″ /><p class=Korean Air First Class Seat/Bed


    Straight outta Compton or Fly-in!

    Tuesday, December 15th, 2009

    A hidden gem of an airport in the gangland of Southern California Compton-Woodley Airport (KCPM) is doing its part to both survive and promote a healthy love for aviation along with a healthy outlet for today’s youth.  Read the LA Times article

    Compton Woodley Airport KCPM

    Compton Woodley Airport Bret Hartman/For The Times / 12-10-2009

    There is FAME in your jet fuel

    Friday, May 1st, 2009

    Okay so this is classic!  Newest SAIB from the FAA is regarding FAME, yeah FAME (Fatty Acid Methyl Ester) in jet fuel.

    Yeah a SAIB Special Airworthiness Information Bulletin, that means what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger right?

    No it means that thank the Lord it is not an AD to cause you more billable hours at the mechanic, but according to the FAA it is “the airworthiness concern is not an unsafe condition that would warrant airworthiness directive (AD) action under Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 39″ so now that we cleared that up if you use Jet A, you might oughta read this one…

    NE-09-25 – e Air – All/ All Models
    NE-09-25 – lane – All/ All Models
    NE-09-25 – lane – All/ All Models

    For those ‘Dark Nights in the Cockpit’ ! How to Soup Up a Flashlight

    Sunday, January 4th, 2009

    Interesting article on how to make a “Super Bright” Flashlight.  It is always great to have several flashlights, because you never want to be left in the dark especially when flying.  Check it out.  There is also a tip on making a battery recharger from one of those crank flashlights.  Read our the article on loss of electrical power and you will be glad you grabbed a couple of extra flash lights.

    Soup Up a Flashlight: Kip Kay: Brink: Science Channel.

    part 1