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Pilots record their flying time in a logbook for personal, professional and certification reasons. Logbooks are also kept for aircraft and engines.

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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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Is there a reason why it would be a good idea to log ATD and FTD time separately?

Historically, I have a column in my logbook that is "Ground trainer", which encompasses all flavors of flight simulators/legally recognized training devices. I encountered a student passed to me by ...
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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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Question about PIC logging as a safety pilot [duplicate]

There’s a pilot A and B. A paid all money for his flight and the plane was Cessna 172. A flighted under the hood, so he brought Pilot B as a safety pilot. Pilot B has Private pilot, IFR and ...
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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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How much of an instrument approach must be in instrument conditions in order to qualify for currency as actual instrument? [duplicate]

I've always wondered if there is any guidance on logging of instrument approaches in actual conditions when the conditions are only actual for some portion of the approach. Hypothetical example: A ...
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May an instrument instructor log instrument approaches that a student flies in simulated conditions as approaches for currency purposes?

I was told by a fellow CFII today who says he was told this by a former DPE that a CFII who is providing training to a student can log that student's simulated instrument approaches as the instructor'...
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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— ... (...
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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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Can a CFII log Dual Given if flying as SIC?

I am an MEI/CFII/ATP type rated and authorized jet pilot in Part 135 operation. On the legs where I'm SIC slinging gear and working radios, is it ok to log this time as "dual given" and PIC time as ...
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Can hours accumulated in a glider count towards the 1500 hours for an ATP certificate?

If you have ratings in Glider, ASEL, AMEL do all your PIC hours in all categories count towards an ATP certificate, or must the Glider hours be kept separate?
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Are these logged time assumptions correct for commercial checkride applicants?

If an applicant is an ASEL private pilot without an instrument rating, are these assumptions correct? Multi-engine dual time can be used to satisfy the 10 hours complex time requirement Cross-country ...
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How can two private pilots flying together log time and split costs legally?

I'm a new private pilot and I've got a neighbor who would like to do some flying in his personal Cessna 172G. He is a private pilot as well and I am wondering how the regulations apply. If he sits ...
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Can I log Hours in a foreign aircraft? [duplicate]

I have my FAA Private Pilot License but I live in Chile, The thing is that I was asked by the father of a friend of mine to join him on a C182 flight in Chile (Chilean Aircraft). So, can I log that ...
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What are the 40 hours requirements for a PPL?

According to 14 CFR 61.109, a private pilot applicant must log 40 hours of flight time. (...) that includes at least 20 hours of flight training from an authorized instructor and 10 hours of solo ...
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Will I have to redo flight time for switching to a new CFI?

The CFI that I am flying with is experiencing health issues and may not be able to fly anymore. If I switch to a different instructor will I have to redo flight time with the new instructor or is it ...
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When can I log PIC time in a new category of aircraft?

I am currently a Private Pilot Rotorcraft and I am doing an addon for ASEL. When can I log PIC time? I've been told it's only when you're the solo occupant but after some reading I'm not so sure. 14 ...
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Do I need to copy old entries to my new logbook?

i just got a new logbook to replace my cheap paper cover one, just wondering if i need to copy over all the logs(that my instructor wrote) or just leave it and when i need to tally up my hours read ...
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Can I️ log this as total time?

I️ am a CFII who has a commercial multi-engine certificate. My friend was building time in a BE-58 Baron (multi-engine) for his MEI. He asked me to tag along (right seat)since he was going to file IFR ...
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Can I log PIC time while flying solo in an R22 toward a helicopter addon?

I hold a PPL/SEL and I'm training for a helicopter addon. I'm training in a Robison R22 which is subject to SFAR 73. Can I log my solo training hours as PIC time? FOr student pilots, with solo ...
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How to find out what engine a plane had in the past?

I want to find out what engine a specific airplane had in the past. For example for the Airbus A320. The sources which I've found tell me there were different engines. CFM56-5A, CFM56-5B, IAE V2500 ...
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Can I log simulated instrument time in a simulator as a CFII?

I started working as a flight instructor and have a couple of questions about logging sim time as a CFII: If I fly a sim session with my student can I log the sim time as dual-given time? If the sim ...
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Is it legal to compensate a CFI for more than 8 hours of his services per day?

A CFI can only log 8hrs of in-flight dual given in a 24hr period (FAR 61.195). In my scenario, a CFI is required to be aboard a plane to satisfy insurance requirements. This CFI will put in a 17hr ...
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How can I rebuild my missing logbook after 20 years of not flying?

I took flying lessons when I was a senior in H.S. in Illinois. I got through solo and all of my x-countries (even the long one). I was about a month away from finishing when we moved to Colorado and ...
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Under EASA regulations, what constitutes loggable flight time?

It wasn't too hard to find questions and answers here discussing flight time as defined by the US FAA. However, I'm curious about EASA regulations, and if applicable specifically as implemented in ...
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Can I log any PIC time if my medical certificate is out of date and I haven't flown in 20 years?

I haven't flown in 20 years. My medical certificate is not up to date. Can I log a fam flight with a local instructor?
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What exactly is considered “instrument time” for an instrument rating?

I have read in several sources that you are supposed to log instrument time when you cannot orientate the airplane by outside, visual cues alone. This seems clear enough. But I've also read that ...
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How does PF or “pilot flying” and PNF or “pilot not flying” affect logging?

How does PF or "pilot flying" and PNF or "pilot not flying" affect logging for pilots operating in a two-pilot environment? Here are some granular examples... How should actual instrument be logged? ...
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Can helicopter or aircraft intro flight hours count towards a private pilot license?

I'm trying to figure out whether I'd prefer to fly helicopters or fixed-wing aircraft and am taking a few intro flights where the other person lets me fly for a little bit. Can these hours count ...
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Who logs Pilot-in-Command time with all automation, autopilot, auto throttle, FMS, Autoland doing the flying?

Who gets to log PIC, if the First Officer programs the FMS and turns on the autopilot at 1000FT AGL while the Captain calls the checklist?
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When to log time as PIC, Dual or Co-Pilot?

I'm currently finishing up my Canadian PPL. I have questions around logging my time appropriately. Most of it is pretty straight forward. Looking at 401.08 the only thing I'm unsure about is how to ...
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Can a US PPL holder log ASES time in Canada while flying with a local FI?

I am an FAA PPL, and I'll be visiting Canada. I'd like to log some seaplane time while I'm there. Can I log ASES dual-received time with any Canadian instructor, or do they need to hold an FAA CFI ...
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What are the rules for logging PIC time on an IFR flight plan in mostly VFR conditions with a safety pilot?

I act as safety pilot for a student who is building hours towards his instrument rating. I have my IR but am not a CFI. We typically fly VFR with him under the hood as the "sole manipulator of ...