pilot-in-command

pilot-in-command

The pilot responsible for the operation and safety of the aircraft. The pilot-in-command is responsible for the aircraft in flight, as well as when it is operating or moving on the ground. He or she is responsible for operation of the aircraft in accordance with the rules of the air. The pilot-in-command may depart from the rules in the interest of flight safety. This is irrespective of whether that pilot-in-command is manipulating the controls or not, because he or she has the final authority over the disposition of the aircraft while in command.
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Nowhere is the difference between pilot status and logging flight time, more evident or more difficult to grasp than logging pilot-in-command flight time.
In other words, "acting as pilot n command" and "logging pilot-in-command flight time" never mean the same thing and have completely different rules.
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The newly turned over C-130 cargo plane to the Philippine Air Force was flown to the country from the United States with a female pilot-in-command, a first time in the history of the Philippine military.
I heard this marked the first time that a woman pilot-in-command of Philippine C-130 flew a trans-Pacific flight.
A pilot-in-command is responsible for safety and operation during flights.
Mukay, a member of the Philippine Military Academy 'Sanlingan' Class of 2005, was also the first female to be certified as pilot-in-command for the Philippine Air Force.