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Re: CFIS Questions

Postby 3Dreaming » Tue Nov 28, 2017 11:51 pm

As a commercial pilot with a second class medical you make a non revenue flight for the sole purpose of recreation, are you exercising commercial pilot privileges? In my opinion you are not.

It has always been my opinion that what you are doing in a airplane determines the level of medical certificate needed, and what privileges you are exercising. For example all in the same day with the same airplane you cancan exercise commercial, private, and sport pilot privileges. All while flying the same airplane.

Here is how it can be done. You get up in the morning and pull your J3 out of the hangar. You have a little ground fog. You take off when the visibility improves to 2 miles, and fly over to a neighboring airport. While at this airport you sell and give rides in the Cub. When you are finished you fly home. That evening you take your son for a relaxing flight. To and from would be private pilot privileges, especially with the 2 miles visibility. The rides would be commercial privileges. The relaxing evening flight would be sport privileges.

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Re: CFIS Questions

Postby TimTaylor » Tue Nov 28, 2017 11:58 pm

That's a theory.
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