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Can a CFI/CFII jump into the plane with me and log it as dual instruction “given” when no instruction took place?

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Can a CFI/CFII jump into the plane with me and log the time as dual instruction "given" when very little to no instruction took place?   Is there a regulation that states what the CFI/CFII has to do in order to log the time in his Log Book?

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    Kris Kortokrax on Oct 21, 2013

    See 61.51(e)(3), 61.51(h) and 61.189(a)

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  2. Jim F. on Oct 21, 2013

    How could someone log instruction given when they gave no instruction???

    That’s like logging flight time when you didn’t fly…

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  3. Tom Bartholomew on Oct 21, 2013

    Got It! I have so much to learn.

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  4. Sam Dawson on Oct 23, 2013

    Just to add to what has been written the FAA tends to take a dim view of CFI’s who log instruction time but do not sign a student’s logbook as well.
    For case law you can go to the NTSB legal database:

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