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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 log Simulated Instrument time with a safety pilot if I need an Instrument Proficiency Check?

Can I log Simulated Instrument flight time and instrument approaches with a safety pilot if I need an Instrument Proficiency Check? I am instrument rated but haven't done my 6 Instrument approaches ...
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Can a private pilot legally act as a safety pilot for an instrument student performing approaches under the hood? [duplicate]

Someone is looking for a safety pilot so that they can build instrument hours under the hood and practice instrument holds / approaches. Is there any reg that would prevent me (a private pilot) from ...
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Can instrument training be done in IMC with an instrument-rated safety pilot? [duplicate]

I'd like to fly some hours towards an instrument rating by flying with a safety pilot. I have a safety pilot who is instrument-rated and current (he's working on building time towards a commercial ...
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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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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 role of a CFI (not CFII) as safety pilot for hood time?

I am an instrument student at a flight school with a "primary" CFII whom I'm logging dual instruction time. Things are going pretty well, making progress but the instructor has been ...
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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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IFR Currency with a safety pilot who has a BasicMed [duplicate]

Here’s my situation and question. For my IFR currency, I’ve asked a friend to be the Safety Pilot. He’s aptly qualified BUT he does not have the traditional Medical, but rather he has BasicMed. My ...
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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: If a 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) No ...
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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 ...
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