Interpreting FARs

Pilots and mechanics struggling to understand a particular regulation can often find conflicting guidance, because there is so much guidance from which to choose.  If operating under Part 91, the guidance hierarchy goes like this: U.S. Constitution, Statute, Regulation, Preamble, Advisory Circulars, Aeronautical Information Manual, then Legal Interpretation.  When confronted with conflicting guidance, specific beats general.

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