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Part 135 time

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As I understand it, to meet Part 135 cross country requirements you count all your time flying from one airport to another (as per the Part 61.1 definition of "cross country time"). My question is, do you also count point to point flights that were made while still a student pilot? The regs do not, to my knowledge, say that XC time must be flown as PIC in order to count for Part 135 PIC requirements.

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  1. Matthew Waugh on Jun 16, 2011

    I would agree – it’s pilot time that’s being counted.

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  2. Len Laughridge on Jul 05, 2011

    This regulation has changed over the years.  Now, student solo time counts as PIC.  So, Student solo cross-country flight counts towards 135 & ATP x-c requirements.
    Also, the definition of cross-country is in FAR 1.  FAR 61 qualifies that definition for specific ratings, but the FAR 1 definition is the ultimate one.

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  3. Kris Kortokrax on Oct 19, 2011

    I see no definition of cross-country in Part 1.
    61.159(a)(1) requires 500 hours of cross-country time, no mention of PIC.
    135.243 mentions nothing about PIC cross-country, only 100 (VFR) hours of cross-country time or 500 (IFR) hours of cross-country time.

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