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Robinson 22/44 helicopter

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Hi,,lets say I got PPL in an R44 helicopter..But it has bin 13 months since my last flight review and I am under 200 hrs....My question is...Can I still log PIC as long as there is an instuctor with me in the helicopter..Thank you!!Jason

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  1. Matthew Waugh on Apr 28, 2011

    I assume helicopters follow the same regulations about logging – so yes.
     
    There is a difference between LOGGING PIC and ACTING as PIC. You can’t ACT as PIC, but as long as you meet the criteria for LOGGING the time, have at it.

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  2. Matthew Waugh on Apr 28, 2011

    Maybe I answered from the hip too quickly – why is 13 months and/or 200 hours relevant?
     
    Probably better to ignore my answer until a helicopter pilot, or someone with time to do some research gets on here.
     
    Sorry.

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  3. Jon on Apr 28, 2011

    I think you’re referring to SFAR 73, specifically section (2)(b)(1)(ii).  What Matthew said is still relavent, though.  The SFAR only talks about acting as PIC, which you can do as long as you’re rated and are the sole manipulator of the controls.  What you can’t do is take the R-44 up by yourself (or with passengers), because then you’d be acting as PIC.  As soon as you get 200 hours helicopter time and 25/50 in the R-44, the requirement for the annual flight review goes away.
     
    Ref: http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=ecfr&rgn=div9&view=text&node=14:2.0.1.1.2.0.1.1.7&idno=14

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  4. Jon on Apr 28, 2011

    I think you’re referring to SFAR 73, specifically section (2)(b)(1)(ii).  What Matthew said is still relevant, though.  The SFAR only talks about acting as PIC, which you can do as long as you’re rated and are the sole manipulator of the controls.  What you can’t do is take the R-44 up by yourself (or with passengers), because then you’d be acting as PIC.  As soon as you get 200 hours helicopter time and 25/50 in the R-44, the requirement for the annual flight review goes away.
     
    Ref: http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=ecfr&rgn=div9&view=text&node=14:2.0.1.1.2.0.1.1.7&idno=14

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