Who’s really in charge?

September 2, 2013

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Mike Yodice

  • Director of Legal Service Plans at Yodice Associates
  • Counsels LSP/PPS members on FAA compliance and enforcement
  • Regularly flies a Piper J-3 Cub and a Cherokee 180

What happens when two pilots are on board an aircraft that is type certificated for single-pilot operation? Who is the PIC, and who’s in charge?  Well, that largely depends on who’s asking and why, and it may not be as straightforward as you think. 

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