1) For a nation other than U.S., identify the government entity that is the counterpart of the FAA Aircraft Registry. Civil aircraft registered in the U.S. are identified by the letter N, followed by numbers or a combination of numbers and letters. What markings identify civil aircraft registered in the nation you chose?
2) For ground transportation, ride-sharing programs such as Uber are gaining popularity. Several companies, such as Open Airplane, Diamond Share, Air Power, Flytenow and SkyPool were formed to offer similar air transportation programs using privately owned, non-commercially operated aircraft on an expense-sharing basis under 14 CFR 61.118(b). Determine the FAA`s present position on the legality of such operations and the reasoning behind that position, and then evaluate its reasonableness.