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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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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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Off/On Time vs. “Total AC Time” vs. 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?

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— ... (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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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 ...