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Are Sophisticated Planes with Multiple Computer Interfacing Safer to Fly than Traditional Aircraft? [closed]

I passenger travel short haul flights to the carribean islands every month for business. I typically fly on an Embraer E190 or Airbus-320...I feel confident on the 190, I suppose I like the standard ...
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Can a PPL be a safety pilot?

I got a question from PPL oral checker, but I was not able to answer. The question: One pilot is practicing an instrument approach in VMC, can you be a safety pilot?
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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 BOTH instrument rated pilot under the hood and safety pilot log PIC time in IFR flight?

This question is somehow related to question: Can a non-instrument rated safety pilot log PIC during an IFR flight? , but the scenario is different. Scenario Pilot A and Pilot B are BOTH ...
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Is the “competent observer” a required crewmember?

This question came up as a followon to another answer. 14 CFR 91.109 reads in part, with added emphasis: §91.109 Flight instruction; Simulated instrument flight and certain flight tests. (c) ...
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Is a certificated pilot in a rear seat with no access to flight controls a safety pilot or a passenger?

To be considered a safety pilot, must the aviator in question be able to manipulate the flight controls, or is see-and-avoid responsibility sufficient? Asked another way, if the PIC wants to fly ...
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May a VFR-only pilot without high-performance or complex endorsements be the safety pilot for an IFR currency flight?

For an IFR currency flight in a high-performance and/or complex airplane where the pilot flying has all the appropriate ratings and endorsements to be PIC, does another pilot with strictly a private ...