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Pillot-in-Command, Right Seat

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Could a certified private pilot ( not a CFI) sit on the right seat of a Skyhawk 172 and still be a pilot in command. I would appreciate you making refences to FAA on this.  Thanks

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  1. Kris Kortokrax on Nov 22, 2011

    There is no FAA regulation that prevents this, and as such no reference.  The only problem you may face would be your insurance company.  They might have a problem with you occupying the right seat.

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  2. Matthew Waugh on Nov 24, 2011

    There ae other possible problems you may face that define the location of the PIC, aircraft certification, renters agreement etc. However, as Kris points out there is no FAA regulation to quote because this is one (of many) situations where that which is not specifically prohibited is allowed.

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  3. Abdel Shabazz on Nov 25, 2011

    Let me ask, what is the reasoning behind wanting to do this in the first place?

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  4. JamesCFI on Nov 25, 2011

    Yes

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