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What info to include in dual given logbook entry comments/remarks section

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Specifically for a CFI, are there necessary info that should be included in an entry remarks/comments section of a instructional flight? What about in cases where the CFI didn't actually do any flying and only taught? Should every single maneuver that student performed be included in the CFI's logbook?


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  1. Wes Beard on Jul 03, 2016

    I include all maneuvers we accomplished in the remark section. A really good idea is to cover the aeronautical experience reference for the certificate sought. For example, private pilot ASEL slow flight and stalls can be referenced. 61.107(b)(1)(viii).

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  2. Mark Kolber on Jul 04, 2016

    As Wes’ post indicates, the main purpose for logging dual is to ensure that all tasks required for a particular certificate or rating are logged – to show that the applicant has logged “training in the areas of operation…”. Or, as The Universal Rule of Logging Flight Time (my name for 61.51) tells us, to log “Training and aeronautical experience used to meet the requirements for a certificate, rating, or flight review of this part..”

    That said, I don’t log “all maneuvers” accomplished in the remark section” in a student’s logbook on every flight. My goal is to ensure that all the requirements are logged and I log the “focus” maneuvers performed on a flight. But I personally don’t see the need to log “run-ups” and “takeoffs and landings” every time I go up with a student.

    Also, some CFIs use external documents. For example, I have seen flight schools simply log “[Recognized Publisher] Lesson 2” when following a standard commercial syllabus.

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    Russ Roslewski on Jul 04, 2016

    I could be reading it wrong, but I think npvli is actually asking about what to put in his logbook as the CFI, not what to put in the students logbook.

    If that’s the case, then I don’t put much in my logbook. Usually I only put the students name. But then, I have another document where I do write down what we did with more details, with notes on what to work on, weak and strong areas, etc. It’s just not in my actual logbook (electronic or paper).

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  4. Mark Kolber on Jul 05, 2016

    Looking back, I think you are correct Russ. In that case, I do pretty much as you do.

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  5. npvli on Jul 06, 2016

    Russ is correct.

    Thank you for your responses. I currently have the students’ names and respective part 141 unit names for the flight.

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