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Old 7th Jan 2015, 22:35
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Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: New Zealand
Posts: 350
If you do double up with another pilot as I have done, make sure it is with someone who will allow you to make your own decisions and respect your authority as p1 for that leg. The dynamic of the relationship must be unambiguous in this regard. Constructive advice is useful but the old adage "too many cooks spoil the broth" is perhaps truer in flying than other areas.
I basically inform them of their legal obligation as my passenger to keep their hands and feet free of the controls at all times unless otherwise instructed. One of my pilot friends is quite fidgety so I let him do most of the radio work as it gives him an outlet for his nervous energy, but 99% of the time my pilot friends are quiet and just enjoy being a passenger when flying in the right seat.

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