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Right of Way Rules

A pilot of an aircraft- 

(1) must, when weather conditions permit, maintain a visual lookout so as to see and avoid other aircraft; and 

(2) that has the right of way, must maintain heading and speed, but is not relieved from the responsibility of taking such action, that will best avert collision; and 

(3) that is obliged to give way to another aircraft, must avoid passing over, under, or in front of the other aircraft, unless passing well clear of the aircraft, taking into account the effect of wake turbulence. 

Aircraft Head On

A pilot of an aircraft must, when approaching another aircraft headon, or nearly so, alter heading to the right

Aircraft Converging

A pilot of an aircraft that is converging at approximately the same altitude with another aircraft that is to its right, must give way, except that the pilot operating- 

(1) a power-driven heavier-than-air aircraft must give way to airships, gliders, and balloons; and 

(2) an airship must give way to gliders and balloons; and 

(3) a glider must give way to balloons; and 

(4) a power-driven aircraft must give way to aircraft that are towing other aircraft or objects; and 

(5) all aircraft must give way to parachutes.

Aircraft Overtaking

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