rules of the
In addition to Federal Aviation
Regulations, the "Rules
of the Road" applicable to the operation of boats, apply
also to seaplane operations. "Inland Rules of the Road"
apply to all vessels navigating upon certain waters inshore
of the boundary line which divides the inland waterways
from the high seas; "International Rules of the Road"
apply to all public or private vessels navigating on the
high seas outside the boundary line. The U.S. Coast
Guard, of course, has jurisdiction over operations on the
high seas. It is strongly recommended that seaplane pilots
acquire copies of the pertinent rules, become thoroughly
familiar with their contents, and comply with the requirements
during all operations.
In the interest of safety, it is particularly important that
seaplane pilots become familiar with such navigation aids
as buoys, day and night beacons, light and sound signals,
and also steering and sailing rules.
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