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September 2, 2013
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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The Aviation Safety Reporting System is a voluntary safety reporting program that allows airmen to make anonymous reports to the government about issues encountered in aviation, with anonymity allowing the airman to be candid–even when their actions may have been a violation of the regulations.
The difference between a private pilot flight operation and a commercial pilot flight operation depends on whether there has been any compensation exchanged for the flight. If money passes from the passengers or the person responsible for the cargo on board, that would be considered compensation. But, could compensation mean more than money? You bet.
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