Article | Jun 01, 1996
How much should a pilot be able to rely on someone else to help with preflighting an aircraft, and even help with flying the aircraft? After all, it is not unusual for one pilot to help another with such flying activities as calling for the weather; filing a flight plan; checking the fuel and oil levels; untying the aircraft; pulling chocks; or even helping with the radios, navigation, and the like. If the "someone else" makes a mistake, should the pilot in command be held responsible? This becomes an important question if the mistake leads to an infraction of the Federal Aviation Regulations.