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Question of the week: Acting as pilot in command

Question: One of my friends is working to raise money for a charity. She wants to offer an airplane ride as a prize to one of the donors and has asked me to be the pilot in command. If am a private pilot, then how many hours of flight time would I need to have logged in order to act as pilot in command on this flight?

Answer: According to FAR Part 91.146, in this situation a private pilot would need to have logged at least 500 hours of flight time in order to act as pilot in command.

Topics: Public Benefit Flying, Aviation Industry, People

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