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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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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 ...
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Can an ASEL class-rated private pilot without a T/W endorsement count T/W hours towards FAA flight time requirements?

I am an ASEL rated private pilot without a tailwheel nor a complex aircraft endorsement. I have been flying with an aerobatics pilot in his Pitts and his Bonanza for ~10 hours over the last month. ...
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Does taxiing time gets considered in a pilot's flying hours?

Basically the title. This could be referenced to US or European rules.
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Should I record my helicopter and autogyro time in separate logbooks?

I have been flying autogyros for some years now, and I am out to do my license on UL helicopters. I bought a new logbook to log all time in helicopters separately from autogyros. Is that correct? In ...
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Who logs the flight hours for airline pilots?

Airline pilots' flight hours vary a lot depending on the airline, type of operation etc. Who actually does the job of logging their flight hours? Do the pilots do that themselves after each flight or ...
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Are electronic copies of aircraft logbooks acceptable for reconstruction?

This question about a pilot losing the logbook for an aircraft got me thinking about acceptable means to reconstruct logbooks. Reconstructing the logbooks is not a trivial process (or a cheap one). ...
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What is the meaning of T/O Thrust => TRQ / N1 in a flight log?

I work at a software company which builds record-keeping software for aviation. What is the meaning of TRQ / N1 in a flight log, under a ...
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If “flight time is compensation”, how can a PPL holder legally fly at all?

I have seen a strange phrase "flight time is compensation" in a few questions and answers here, mostly related to what PPL can do for free and what is not allowed. This looks so confusing that I ask ...
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Can I log multi-engine time abroad, when I'm not rated for multi in that country?

I hold a multi-engine FAA CPL and want to fly a multi-engine aircraft in another country. The aircraft is not N-registered and I don't have a multi-engine rating in that country. Can I log the time in ...
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Is it allowed to log actual instrument under IFR in VMC when VFR would be prohibited?

Flying with an IFR clearance near IMC but with visual references where VFR would be prohibited I have the following questions: Are you technically even in VMC if you are that close to a cloud? ...
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How should night time be determined and logged in a fast westbound plane?

You take off from KFLL (Ft Lauderdale, FL) an hour before sunset in a B737. You're heading to KSEA (Seattle, WA). 4:35PM EST plus 6 hours 34 minutes is 11:09PM EST, or 8:09PM PST. Seattle sunset was ...
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Should operations such as landings or approaches be logged when acting as pilot monitoring?

When operating aircraft that require two crew members, generally one pilot acts as PF (pilot flying) and the other as PM (pilot monitoring). How should operations such as landings and approaches be ...
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How can I combine flight training hours flown under various legislations in a single logbook? [duplicate]

I am a European citizen and last year I went to the US to start flight training. I got my student license and did my FAA private written exam. I logged about 78 flight hours with a flight school. I ...