March 2016 Issue
Electronic Logbook Legalities
FAR 61.51 sets out the regulations for logging flight time. It does not specify the type of logbook that a pilot must use—only that it is in a “manner acceptable to the Administrator.” Before we go any further, we’ll state unequivocally: Electronic logbooks are acceptable to the Administrator. We’ll also quickly digress to point out that the FAA defines “flight time” in Part 1.1, General Definitions as “Pilot time that commences when an aircraft moves under
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