67A. Log Books of Flight Crew Personnel and logging of flight time - (1) Every member of the Flight Crew licensed under these rules shall maintain a personal log book, in the form prescribed by the Director-General and all flight times shall be logged therein.
All entries in log books shall be made in ink.
Log Books shall be preserved for not less than 5 years after the
date of the last entry therein.
Every member of the Flight Crew shall certify the accuracy of the
entries in his log book with respect to flight time at least at the end
of each calendar month. The
pilot-in-command during dual instruction shall certify entries with
respect to flight time during such dual instruction.
At the end of every quarter in a year, that is, at the end of
March, June, September and December, log books shall be certified for
correctness of entries therein –
by competent authorities, such as, the Operations Manager, Deputy
Operations Manager, or Chief Pilot of the
Air Transport Undertaking
concerned, in the case of professional pilots,
by the Chief Flying Instructor or Deputy Chief Flying Instructor,
or if both posts are vacant, by any person authorised by the Director
General, in the case of members of the
Flying Training Organisation, and
by Officers designated by Director-General of Civil Aviation in
the case of all other persons;
time during which a pilot is under dual instruction shall be entered in
his log book as “dual” and the pilot giving instruction shall make
entries in the log book of the pilot under instruction showing the
nature of the instruction given.
time spent in performing, under supervision of a pilot-in-command, the
duties and functions of a pilot-in-command may be logged as
pilot-in-command provided the person is entitled and authorized to fly
in command of that type of aeroplane by virtue of the ratings and
privileges of his pilot’s licence. In all other cases, such flight time shall be logged as
co-pilot with appropriate indication in the remarks column.
holder of a Student Pilot’s Licence may log as pilot-in-command only
that portion of the flight time during which he is the sole occupant of
an aircraft provided that, in the case of an aircraft which requires
more than one pilot in accordance with sub (7) of rule 38A and rule 6B,
he may log as pilot-in-command that portion of the flight time during
which he acts as pilots-in-command of the aircraft.
holder of a Private Pilot’s Licence may log as pilot-in-command only
the flight time during which he acts as pilot-in-command.
The holder of a Commercial or Airline Transport Pilot’s
Licence may log as pilot-in-command the flight time during which he acts
as pilot-in-command. He shall log as co-pilot the flight time during which he acts
Flight Instructor may log as pilot-in-command the flight time during
which he acts as an Instructor but the log entries shall indicate in the
remarks column that the flight time was flown as an Instructor.
flight time may be logged by the pilot manipulating the controls of an
aircraft in flight only when the aircraft is flown solely by reference
to instruments, either under actual or simulated instrument flight
flying shall not be logged as instrument flying time.
ground time may be logged in full by the pilot while flying solely by
reference to instruments, in any recognized synthetic device which
simulates instrument flight conditions.
pilot who acts as Examiner may log as pilot-in-command
the flight time during which he so acts, provided he is entitled and
authorized to fly in command of that type of flying machine by virtue of
the ratings and privileges of his pilot’s licence.
Flight Navigator shall log the flight time as a Flight Navigator during
which he is engaged in actual navigational duties.
Flight time during which a Flight Navigator performs actual
navigational duties under supervision of a licensed Flight Navigator
shall be logged as a Flight Navigator with the indication “under
supervision” in the remarks column.
Flight Engineer shall log the flight time as a Flight Engineer during
which he is engaged in actual Flight Engineer’s duties.
Flight time during which a Flight Engineer performs a actual
Flight Engineer’s duties under supervision of a licensed Flight
Engineer shall be logged as a Flight Engineer with indication “under
supervision” in the remarks column.
Flight Radio Telephone Operator shall log the flight time during which
he actually performs the duties of a Flight Radio Telephone Operator.
[Amended by GSR No. 1238 dated 8-9-1962;
GSR No. 637 (E) dated 4-10-1993;
GSR No. 485 (E) dated 28-6-2001;
GSR 481(E) dated 15-05-2017;
GSR 468(E) dated 25-06-2019]
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