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Pilot in command, a pilot aboard aircraft that is responsible for its operation and safety during flight

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What’s the difference between “approved” and “legal” procedure?

I occasionally see these two words used in opposition; for instance [emphasis mine]: In the United States, aircraft usually join the pattern at a 45° angle to the downwind leg and abeam midfield. ...
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Landing currency day and night on same ride?

Assume you know when sunset was on a particular day you decided to fly (e.g. 8:30 local time). If you took off at 8pm, repeated 3+ landings in the pattern, then left the pattern for about half an hour,...
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PIC Emergency Authority [duplicate]

Under 14 CFR 91.3 ---> "In an in-flight emergency requiring immediate action, the pilot in command may deviate from any rule of this part to the extent required to meet that emergency." Under which ...
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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 a plane turn around like on this photo? [duplicate]

I've never seen a plane do such a maneuver, have you? Is this photo just a hoax?
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Are pilots over the age of 65 allowed to act as PIC for ferry flights between the UK and Canada?

I have been informed that I'm not allowed to act as PIC for a ferry flight to and from the UK for a Canadian commercially-registered transport aircraft that I currently fly in Canada for charter ops. ...
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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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Do takeoffs and landings in a Pilatus PC-12 count for currency in a Piper Archer?

I just read this: No person my act as PIC of an aircraft carrying passengers unless, within the preceding 90 days, he/she has made three takeoffs and landings as the sole manipulator of the ...
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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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Why there are more requirements for being PIC of the airliner above FL200?

From another answer: Because there are first officers who legally can't be PIC of an airliner above FL200... Why more experience is required to fly the airliner above I assume 6096 meters? I ...
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Is a complex airplane endorsement required to act as PIC of a plane without all three elements of the “complex airplane” definition?

Is an endorsement required to fly act as pilot-in-command of an airplane equipped with a constant-speed propeller, adjustable flaps, and fixed-gear? This does not meet the complex airplane ...
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Can I log simulated instrument time in a complex plane without having a complex endorsement?

My safety pilot is endorsed for complex, and will be PIC for the entire flight. I would also log PIC for the time I spend under the hood. I will eventually get my complex endorsement, but insurance ...
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Can a non-instrument rated safety pilot log PIC during an IFR flight?

The Scenario: An instrument-rated private pilot files and flies IFR while accompanied by a non-instrument-rated private pilot who is otherwise fully certified and endorsed to act as PIC in that ...
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Who is responsible - CFII or the Private Pilot?

Here's the scenario: There is a Private Pilot working on their instrument rating. Alongside with him is their CFII. Let's say it is just a normal VFR flight, and they're getting back to their home ...