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Regulations Review: How to Log PIC Time

After a flight, we pilots typically engage in this ritual where we fill out a line in a logbook – thereby memorializing this event for posterity. While traversing the line, we place time into various “buckets” – such as PIC, Night, Cross Country. But when can we actually log time into these buckets? Are we […]

What is Maneuvering Speed?

A common FAA knowledge test question is “Which of these V speeds is not found on the airspeed indicator?” The answer is usually design maneuvering speed, also known as VA. Many learners might then wonder why this speed is not found on the airspeed indicator along with other important V speeds such as VNE and […]