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Log Co-pilot time

Old 16th May 2020, 00:51
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Question Log Co-pilot time

First of all, I am not sure about this being the right topic to publish as it's my first time posting here. Apologize if I made mistake.
So, I have recently been hired by an operator that flies an aircraft that according to the AFM is certified to fly with a minimum flight crew of 1 pilot. But on the other hand, according to the AOC, two pilots are required for the operation of the aircraft.

EASA PART FCL states “co-pilot flight time: the holder of a pilot licence occupying a pilot seat as co-pilot may log all flight time as co-pilot flight time on an aircraft on which more than one pilot is required under the type certification of the aircraft, or the regulations under which the flight is conducted”

Given this situation, I am not sure about if I can write this hours in my logbook. I understand that I can in order to comply with a regulation of my operator but I would like to know your opinion.

Thanks in advance
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Old 17th May 2020, 04:10
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Congratulations on the hiring!

Remember that a logbook is personal - it is your record of your aeronautical experience. You can record whatever you like.... but...

There are some rules. Depending on where you are located, some mandatory details must be recorded. And separately, only some logged experience is applicable for license issue/upgrade. Also different NAA rules can apply to recording of PIC time and Cross Country, which are generally the most sought after total for license issue up to ATPL. Recording of flights "under IFR" is a newish category under EASA, rather than the more traditional "Instrument" time.

Record it all, but make sure you can "slice & dice" as required, depending on who is asking.

If you are using an electronic logbook, then it should be quite trivial to filter 'ineligible' flights, depending on the purpose that you are producing any summary.
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Old 17th May 2020, 07:30
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It seems pretty clear cut. If there is an AOC, and that AOC requires two pilots, and you are paid to be one of those pilots - then you can log the time. Some places fly the king air multi crew. Some even operate an EC135 multi crew.
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