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Logging Flights

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Is a private pilot required to log all flights in a log book or other source (in particular in the states of WA, CA, NV, AZ)?


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  1. Gary Moore on Jun 17, 2012

    Sec. 61.51 — is the key.  Basically you have to show some evidence that you have documented the time and flight experience you are using to meet the requirments for certificates, ratings and currency.  No one says it has to be in a ‘log book’ – it merely has to be “a manner acceptable to the Administrator”.  

    So – there is no ‘requirement’ to log every flight – you only have to show the required experience….

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