Assume "pilotage" is used for all flights other than circuits around the pattern.
Assume, in the flights that follow, at any point where required, an instructor travels to the departure point and approves the flight.
At what point in the following sequences must the pilot stop logging the accumulating flight time as one single cross-country flight--
- For general logbook purposes
- For meeting the cross-country aeronautical experience requirements for a private pilot's license under part 61 in the USA? (NOT the "long" cross-country requirement.)
- To meet the 200-hour cross-country experience requirement for the ATP rating under part 61?
- To meet the 100-hour cross-country experience requirement to act as PIC under part 135?
Please explain your answers.
Let's say a pilot does the following:
- a) Takes off
- b) Flies to a point 60 miles away, full stop landing
- c) Flies back to start, full stop landing
- d) Flies to a point 60 miles away, full stop landing.
In case 1, would it change the answer in any way if I revealed that the pilot got out of the airplane and slept overnight between steps b and c only?
How about if she got out of the airplane and slept overnight between steps c and d only?
- a) Takes off
- b) Lands at a point 60 miles away, full stop landing.
- c) Flies to a point 10 more miles away, full stop landing.
- d) Gets out of the airplane at eats lunch
- e) Flies to a point 10 more miles away, full stop landing.
- f) Gets out of the airplane and stretches
- g) Makes 10 circuits around the pattern without using pilotage, with full stop landings.
- h) Flies to another point 60 miles away, full stop landing.
- i) Gets out of the airplane, takes a nap.
- j) Gets back in airplane, flies to a point 60 miles away from both the latest takeoff point and the original start point, full stop landing.
- k) Rents a motel room and stays over night.
- l) Flies on to another place 100 miles away.
- m) Stays with a friend for a month, while making 10 short flights around the airport without using pilotage.
- n) Flies back to the original starting point.
- o) Makes 10 more short flights over the course of the next month without using pilotage.
- p) Flies to a point 60 miles away.
In case 2, would it change the answer in any way if I revealed the pilot was on a long vacation and the aircraft and pilot were actually based at the point that the last flight "p" ended up at, and he had departed from there two days previous to the first flight in the list (a)?