Who's the Boss: Pilot in Command

September 7, 2012

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Ron Golden
Ron Golden
  • Attorney, Counsel to AOPA 
  • More than 30 years of aviation legal experience  
  • Serves on the Board of Directors, Seaplane Pilots Association 
  • Pilot since 1975, owns a Cessna Cardinal RG 

Early in our flying careers we learn that the pilot in command (PIC) is responsible for the safe completion of a flight. If there is a violation of the FARs during the flight, the PIC is likely the one in trouble with FAA. It may be good to be the king, but it comes at a price, so you better know who is the king!

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