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Logging time as SIC in part 91 and 135 ops

I am a holder of FAA and Argentinian Commercial ASEL,AMEL pilot licences. No type rating yet. I am currently flying in Argentina for a company that owns several aircraft. The two that concerns the ...
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Can I legally log PIC time in a high performance airplane without a high performance endorsement?

14 CFR 91.109(c) states, "No person may operate a civil aircraft in simulated instrument flight unless the other control seat is occupied by a safety pilot who possesses at least a private pilot ...
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Can I sell a 1975 Piper Cherokee Archer II with no Logs?

My father had a major stroke and I’m having to sell off his assets to fund his healthcare. One of the assets is a 1975 Cherokee Archer Piper PA-28-181. Unfortunately, I can’t find his logs/...
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Logging Instrument approach if if entering IMC past the FAF, but in VMC before and passing the FAF

Can an Instrument rated pilot log an instrument approach if entered IMC past the FAF to minimums but was VMC prior and just past the FAF? What is your source?
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Does FAA part 91 require aircraft flight logs?

What are the record-keeping requirements for flight or operational use of an aircraft only flown under Part 91? Rental aircraft always have such a logbook, for obvious reasons, but are privately-owned-...
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Can I log CO-Pilot and Multi-Pilot hours as a safety pilot?

I am working for a UK airline as a First Officer. I have in my roster some flights where I am acting as safety pilot for FO's conducting line training. I am wondering if I can log my hours as CO-Pilot ...
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Logging flight time as a ppl in IMC

I am a newly certificated private pilot. Am I able to log instrument flight time with another pilot in an airplane that I am not type rated for if we were to enter IMC conditions?
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Logging time as a student

Lets say I am a student with no student certificate but I have a good friend who has flown for years on an airbus and I want him to teach me how to fly. Can I log flight time being that I don't have a ...
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Foreign Dual on USA log book?

I am a commercial helicopter FAA pilot with a USA logbook. I specify it's USA because it is in english and as you know with available entries to file that I believe mean something else in Argentina. ...
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Safety pilot logging PIC XC time

The FAA Legal Interpretation (Gebhart) makes it clear that if: Pilot A flies the whole XC flight (> 50 nm), including the enroute portion under the hood, and Pilot B acts as safety pilot enroute ...
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Lost Pilot logbooks/flight time records

I hold an ATP certificate Multi-engine land, commercial privileges single engine land. It was issued in 1973 just prior to leaving the Army. As I understand it, the facility that held the Army flight ...
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How do I estimating night time and cross country time for thousands of flight hours?

After flying many years for a major airline I am faced with the task of estimating my night time and cross country time. I have over 16,000 hours. I need this information for my resume as I am ...
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Can I log PIC time without a valid medical?

Here is the scenario. Could you please tell me if this pilot can log PIC time? I am a private pilot and my medical is expired. I want to fly so I am trying to fly with another private pilot friend. My ...
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The recording of takeoffs and landings in a logbook, particularly in the context of multipilot operations?

It has recently occurred to me that I may not be correctly documenting my takeoff and landings in my logbook. I am currently using a paper logbook (until I unfreeze my ATPL) and have been creating a ...
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What is a tailwheel aircraft?

I just had a lesson in a SGS 2-33A and my CFI logged it as tailwheel time "because it has a tailwheel". I laughed and said I'm not sure that's how it works. The center of gravity is in ...
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Can you make flight time not be compensation by either not logging the time or somehow logging it differently?

If I understand, there are cases where flight time is considered compensation, affecting the legality of operations by private pilots. Can this be avoided by either not logging the time or somehow ...
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Requirements for Logging practice Instrument approaches, (and holdings, and course interceptions) while in VMC

Does anyone know the FAA rational for requiring the second pilot on board to have access to a complete Fully functioning set of flight controls in order to act as safety observer for the purpose of ...
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Do SIMulator hours need to be logged?

I was wondering if there is any regulation, EASA or ICAO, in other words “where does it say” that SIM hours need to be in your logbook? I’ve never recorded those, I’m going to try and upgrade my CPL ...
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Logging Dual Received in a Single-Pilot Turbojet, FAA

Can you log dual received in a single-pilot turbojet on Part 91 flights if the PIC is type-rated, holds a valid MEI and instruction is being given? Can the AMEL-rated student log AMEL category and ...
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How to physically write (log) a three leg xc in Gleim logbook

I just did my solo long xc, over 150nm, from one airport, to another, to a third, and then back to home airport. My question is how to put all this in the entries section, do I put all three squeezed ...
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Can I log dual received if I received training from a CFI and I sit in the back seat?

(h) Logging training time. A person may log training time when that person receives training from an authorized instructor in an aircraft, full flight simulator, flight training device, or aviation ...
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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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