Fooling hobbs, logging full time

Discussion in 'Lessons Learned' started by Messup, Jun 9, 2022.

  1. Pinecone

    Pinecone Pre-takeoff checklist

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    Not exactly. FAA says you can log from FIRST MOVEMENT for the purpose of flight. So while taxi time counts, sitting running the checklist, warming up the engine, loading your flight plan before you move is not.

    Engine, components, airframe, 100 hour inspections, and most service requirements are based on tach time. Not air time.
     
  2. Dan Thomas

    Dan Thomas Final Approach

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    You are right about the first movement. It's the same here in Canada. But in Canada, the air time is the time the wheels are off the ground, and that means by the clock, not the tach. Small difference, I know.
     
  3. Bell206

    Bell206 Final Approach

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    It's the same here as well. Time-in-service (TIS) for maintenance requirements is defined as: "the time from the moment an aircraft leaves the surface of the earth until it touches it at the next point of landing." So without using a squat switch or watch, tach time is the most convenient to this definition given its calibration to flight RPMs.
     
  4. martym

    martym Pre-takeoff checklist

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    lol. As the man says, "not exactly"
     
  5. martym

    martym Pre-takeoff checklist

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    No, he was either yanking your chain or he is really, really dum.
     
  6. Dan Thomas

    Dan Thomas Final Approach

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  7. jsignaigo91

    jsignaigo91 Filing Flight Plan

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    Yeah I hope this is fake. Makes it hard for everyone else.