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Can i sign my own logbook if im a rated pilot for solo pic time

Asked by: 552 views Commercial Pilot, Flight Instructor, Private Pilot

I'm a rated commercial rotorcraft pilot, I'm still undergoing training but occasionally ill fly by myself or with my friend ( who is not rated). As I am "the sole manipulator of the controls" who signs my logbook? I know it has to be a CFI if I'm receiving training but flying solo I'm not. I couldn't decipher the answer in 61.51 and any information would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

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  1. Ron Klutts on Apr 03, 2017

    Not to be harsh but as a commercial pilot you should know by now that only a signature by your CFI is needed to certify dual instruction. The only thing you sign is at the bottom of each page certifying your entries. You don’t sign each line the way your CFI does.

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  2. Kris Kortokrax on Apr 03, 2017

    Why do you think you need a signature? There is a requirement for an instructor to endorse training given. There is no need for you to endorse solo flight.

    There is probably a space for a signature at the bottom of every page in your logbook where you attest to the veracity of the entries on the page. That should be sufficient.

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  3. wes eads on Apr 06, 2017

    Thank you all for the clarification!

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