BasicMed Safety Pilots

Due to an unfortunate oversight, with BasicMed a Private Pilot could be PIC of an aircraft, but couldn’t be its safety pilot unless also acting as its PIC. Until now.

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The article, “Safety Pilot Rules” (March 2020 IFR), talked about the ins and outs of safety pilot roles, qualifications, responsibilities, and logging. Under 14 C.F.R. §91.109(c) safety pilots are considered required crewmembers. The minimum requirements for acting as a safety pilot are (1) a private pilot or higher certificate, (2) the applicable aircraft category and […]
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