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I was acting as a safety pilot can I log the time as PIC?

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My hands was on the controls for certain time


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  1. Wes Beard on Jun 24, 2012

    There are many vatriables in determining if you can log PIC time while acting as a safety pilot.  The key to this question is if you are / were willing to act as the pilot in command while the other pilot is flying.  If you choose to act as pilot in command, you take responsibility for all of the things they do wrong during the flght.  It is not something I was willing to do.  If you log PIC time while you are just a safety pilot you are indicating to the FAA and any one else that you were responsible for the flight and were acting as the pilot in command.  
    Being the sole manipulator of the controls allows you to log PIC time without acting as pilot in command.   I am not sure where you are coming from in this question but if you are appropriately rated and are the sole manipulator of the controls you can log PIC time in accordance with 61.51(e).
    There is a flowchart to help you answer these questions.

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