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Can foreign military flying hours be counted towards an EASA ATPL in Hungary?

I'm an ex- Indian Air Force helicopter pilot with about 4000 hours of flying experience, including some 2500 hours as captain and about 500 hours as an instructor. Is there any means by which, I can ...
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Does dual given in an approved AATD/FTD under Part 141 count towards the total sim time allowed for ATP in 61.159(a)(6)?

Reviewing 61.159(a)(6), it mentions that an applicant cannot credit more than 100 hours in simulator towards their total aeronautical experience as long as it was conducted as part of a 141, 142, 121, ...
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PPL H - Previously logged hours from the past towards CAA and EASA after Brexit

I have 50+ student hours in rotorcraft from about 8 years ago in the UK under the CAA. I am now looking to restart training in Europe for a dual EASA and CAA license. I've been told that because my ...
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Can a Student Pilot credit night takeoffs and landings towards meeting FAR 61.57 night passenger carrying requirements once becoming a PPL?

In the U.S., can a Student Pilot (Airplane-SEL) while training with an instructor and being the "sole manipulator of the flight controls," credit 3 takeoffs and landings to a full stop in ...
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Is there a blue book for private jets that state a price for sale if they have no documentation or logs?

I was wondering if there is an equivalent to the blue book of cars for planes that can inform how much a private jet can be sold or bought for if it doesn't have any documentation (for example, no ...
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How should I log training time in an aircraft that requires two pilots, while I'm the sole manipulator of the controls?

Very specific and narrow question. Part 91 operation, training and flying LR-45 - 2 pilots required. Not 135 regs, not 121 regs, not 91k regs, part 91 only (Class G space) How would I log the training ...
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Can I log simulated IMC time in a simulator without a CFII?

I am working on my instrument rating under part 61. I need 40 hours of simulated IMC and 20 of those hours can be in a certified AATD simulator like a redbird. Do I need a CFII to sign off on those ...
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Does simulator time count towards Flight Time Limitations under EASA?

Does flight time in a FFS (Level D) count towards the maximum flying hours permitted under flight time limitations? e.g. you spend 4 hours in a simulator. Do those 4 hours come off your maximum flying ...
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Pilot without medical needs me to fly with him. Can I log?

I have spent most of my career in the military and just started flying for a civilian flight school, so I am still trying to learn some of the gray areas of the civilian world. I am a CFI/CFII. An ...
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Is it worth it taking flying lessons even though I can't commit to regular lessons right now? [closed]

I can’t commit to flying on a regular basis right now. I’m close to a Class B airport with a flight school. There’s a C150 for 100/hr and a Zlin 242 for 160/hr. Instruction is 50/hr. There is, ...
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How can I log simulated instrument time and approaches in a single-place aircraft?

Is there a way to log instrument approaches in VMC when all you own is single-place aircraft? (or aircraft with only one pilot station - I own a Long EZ). The regs seem to indicate that I have to rent ...
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Does paragliding count towards total time?

Does Paragliding count towards flight hours for "Total Time" in either commercial license 250 or the ATP 1500? If not, what are the cheapest ways to acrue raw "total time" hours? ...
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What were the rules for logging "simulator" instrument time in 1994 (non-full motion)?

Long before the FAA updated the rules of BATD, AATD, FFS, and FTD, what were the rules for logging simulated instrument time in a synthetic trainer? Specifically, this question came up, an older pilot ...
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How to log Flight Training Device (FTD) and Full Flight Simulator (FFS) time in the US?

I just completed the ATP CTP Course in the US as a pre-requisite for taking the ATM Written Exam. During the course, according to the syllabus, I have flown 4 hours of B733 in a FTD (fixed-base) and 6 ...
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Is it possible to give an endorsement via text message or email?

Is it possible to give an endorsement to student pilot via email or text message? For example, I gave an endorsement to my student for a XC. However, he stuck at the destination airport after the ...
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Should I log flights on separate lines if I park the plane between legs to different airports? [duplicate]

I flew one leg of a cross country, landed, parked, and turned off my engine. I flew the same plane home an hour later. Are these two separate flights and should be logged as such, or can they be ...
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Can another pilot act as my safety pilot for only part of a flight?

Let's say I fly with my safety pilot while under IFR plan (I recently earned my IR). I cancel IFR in air since I can maintain VFR for the last, say, 20nm of the journey (assume there was just some ...
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What are the differences between "Off/On Time", "Total AC Time", and "Offset"?

Can somebody please help explain to me the difference between all of these. I understand that "Off/On time" is probably the Hobbs time which is determined by the time my battery master ...
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How can I easily keep track of my landing count during pattern work?

PPL Student pilot, ~20 hrs Hi, whilst doing some pattern work I frequently find myself unable to keep accurate track of the number of landings. There's an AFIS at my home airport who keeps track (...
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Can I count solo complex time as complex training time for a commercial certificate?

Does a combination of both dual and solo hours in a complex aircraft (PA28R-180) which total 10 or more flight hours meet the commercial pilot training requirements of FAR 61.129(a)(3)(ii) or must all ...
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Can I log time in an RV-12 towards a commercial certificate, and is it a TAA?

Can I legally log hours flying RV-12 towards commercial airplane rating? Does RV-12 qualify as a TAA?
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How should night time be calculated when it is not night during the entire flight? [duplicate]

I am B777 rated pilot and software developer. Nowadays I am working on an application about flights and this app has to calculate night time. Still I am trying to figure out how to calculate night ...
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Do I understand the rules of logging cross-country time as a Safety Pilot correctly?

Let's say there is a private pilot ("primary pilot") practicing instrument training under the hood and a private pilot who is a Safety Pilot, and the flight involves a landing at an airport ...
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What is the minimum weight aircraft in which someone can build logged flight time?

What is the minimum weight aircraft in which someone can build logged flight time? Is logging flight hours in an ultralight possible?
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How does an airline pilot log P1U/S time under EASA regulations?

I am looking for the exact way to log P1 Under Supervision (P1U/S) time for Commercial Airline Pilots (FOs). I know as a fact that, as a Pilot Flying first officer, you can log up to 500 hours in ...
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What's the record for total commercial flight-hours?

Which airline pilot has the record for the highest number of total airline flight hours globally? I found an article on Ed Long who had over 65,000 hours, but I'm only interested in airline pilots (...
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Can you log both XC PIC time and simulated instrument time together?

Are you permitted to log both XC PIC time as well as simulated instrument time (during the voyage over) whilst with a qualified safety pilot? I am pursuing my IR and would like to know if doing this ...
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Can a safety pilot acting as PIC also log cross country time?

I am working on my instrument rating and I need to build up both my instrument time and Cross Country time to meet the requirements. I am planning on making most of that time by flying with a friend ...
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How to log pattern work time during X-country? [duplicate]

I am working on my IFR part 61 and must have 50 hours of X-country as PIC. Lets say my instructor and I fly to an airport that is 55 miles from my take off airport - it takes us 0.8 hours from take ...
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Should DUAL flight be logged as SINGLE PILOT TIME?

Should DUAL flight be logged as SINGLE PILOT TIME? Should total SINGLE PILOT TIME + total MULTI PILOT TIME = TOTAL TIME? In what cases SELF could be specified in PIC NAME on DUAL flight? EASA ...
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How should I log time when I fly from one airport to another and back again without landing?

How should you log flight time when flying from airport A to airport B and return to airport A without landing at airport B?
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Can hood time in a glider be logged as simulated instrument time for FAA IR purposes?

I need to build my simulated instrument time toward IR. Can flying under the hood in a glider (with an instructor/safety pilot...) be legally counted as simulated instrument time in the same way would ...
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Instructing your Kids [duplicate]

Can anyone cite any regulation that would prevent my child (not infant) from logging time for a private pilots license (i.e. 12 years from now when they are 16 for a solo, 13 years for a license when ...
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Can I log my military training time as PIC, if I have a PPL?

It's my understanding that instrument and commercial training time can be logged as PIC, after you have a PPL. I received my PPL in a standard C-172. I was about to go through and log all my ...
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Is it Ok for co-pilots to snooze? [duplicate]

What are the policies on long flights and taking shifts sleeping between 2 pilots? Could a pilot set the cruise control and alarm during any flight?
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Can I log flight time while I am a student?

If I were to obtain a private pilot certificate, would I acquire flight hours during my training, or would I have to wait until I am certificated to obtain flight hours? If I can log hours during ...
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What would be logged as the destination for an emergency landing in a field?

When logging flights you have a departure point and an arrival point, how would you log the arrival point if you were to have to perform an emergency off field landing in a field or on an interstate?
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May an instrument instructor log instrument approaches that a student flies in simulated conditions as approaches for currency purposes?

There's rumor that a former DPE claimed that a CFII who is providing training to a student can log that student's simulated instrument approaches as the instructor's approaches for currency purposes. ...
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What do professional pilots keep track of in their pilot log books?

Professional pilot logbooks (either paper or electronic) always seem to be more elaborate than those used by private pilots. I am curious as to what a professional pilot finds important to track in ...
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How should private airports or locations not regularly intended for landing be identified if you land at or take off from them?

How are runways on sectional charts that are listed as private identified? Lets say I fly from a public airport to a private strip; I would log the departure airport as BNA, but what would I list the ...
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How to sign hours on Logbook if doing aerial work in right seat on single pilot aeroplane?

Recently I got an offer to work during the incoming summer as survey pilot, but since I do not have the required hours for insurance I can not be the PIC on left seat. So they proposed to be on the ...
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What are torque events and are they very common when flying a rotorcraft?

On rotorcraft like the MD500 the POH suggests that torque events be recorded in the aircraft maintenance logbook. What are these events, are they common and how many are typically logged during the ...
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How to convert a PPL (Gyrocopter) to a PPL (Helicopter)?

If I have a Private Pilot License (PPL) for gyrocopters, and I want to convert it to PPL for helicopters, are my flight hours in the gyrocopter considered for me as flight hours in helicopters?
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Can I log the flight as the authorized instructor on board? Commercial long cross country

I was an authorized instructor on board for my students long commercial cross country. Do I log any of that flight time?
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Can I log PIC instrument time in a sim without a current medical or flight review?

Just wondering if one is on land and in a simulator, if you need a current medical and flight review to train and log PIC time?
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Are the terms "Coupled approach" and "Hand flown approach" strictly defined?

I was looking on SE and also Google for the answer, but couldn't find anything. My question is when to log an approach as coupled or handflown? All of the approaches I fly are CAT I but the aircraft's ...
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Does a safety pilot log PIC, or SIC? [duplicate]

I just got my private pilot license and I want to build-up time with another private pilot lets say I am acting as a safety pilot and we make a flight of 3.7, and his time under the hood was 3.4 in ...
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How much do '1,500 total hours with 500 multi crew hours' cost in Europe?

This company offer a 'fast-track' modular course which, in their words: Our speciality is the training of pilots with no flying experience to become Fastrack airline ready pilots by means of ...
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Can the FAA CPL 2-hour cross country flight requirement include stops?

One of the requirements for an FAA commercial certificate is: §61.129: (3) 20 hours of training on the areas of operation listed in §61.127(b)(1) of this part that includes at least— ... (iii) One 2-...
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Does a long time to solo hurt your chances of becoming an airline pilot?

I've heard that on job applications for airline pilots that they ask the question: "How many hours to Solo?". If it took someone 30 hours to solo but they had more logged flight time than someone who ...
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