Common FAA Violations and How to Avoid Them
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Common FAA Violations and How to Avoid Them

Man on airplaneEvery pilot dreads the thought of getting an FAA violation. Pilots are human and may make mistakes. However, a history of FAA violations or knowingly violating regulations can cause the FAA to take action against you. While a single violation won’t get you in too much trouble, it’s important that you’re always careful, cautious, and following the rules.

Common FAA Violations

Below are a few of the most common FAA violations and why you should remain aware of them.

Airspace Violations

If you enter a controlled airspace without first meeting the proper requirements, you’re committing an airspace violation. These can also occur if you enter a restricted area or somewhere that has a temporary flight restriction.

Altitude Deviations

An altitude violation will occur if you deviate more than 300 feet from your assigned altitude. These violations are usually due to a miscommunication between the controller and the pilot, but they can also occur if you forget to set your altimeter to the correct local altimeter setting.

Runway Incursions

Runway incursions include being in the wrong place on a runway or a protected part of an airport. Make sure you always have clearance before landing and have permission to cross an active runway.

Inadequate Fuel Reserves

This is possibly the most common reason for a pilot to submit an ASRS report. Many pilots find it odd that a pilot can run out of fuel, but this is why proper preflight planning must be performed. Another reason why pilots may run out of fuel is because they forgot to switch fuel tanks or may accidentally switch to an empty tank. Make sure to also perform proper planning before flying.

For information about properly following all FAA rules and regulations, please contact Elevate Aviation. We are located here in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Posted on Feb 28, 2018

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