Two things. 1. The chief CFI in the club recently did something rather disturbing to my logbook. We were taking a IFR practice flight and he asked how much hood time I had. At the time I had maybe 9 or 10 hours. So he grabbed my log book and found some of his past entries and added in some simulated time. I was not terrible comfortable about this especially since he did it really without asking. He feels that I was more competent under the hood than what my hours reflected and wanted to up my hours getting closer to the 40 hour req. for Part 61 IFR training. I know he thought he was doing me a favor but I'm a little miffed about it. He signed the logbook entry so I guess it's technically legal. But I really feel like I need that time for real because I don't want to a) screw around with my logbook b) short-change my instrument experience since it'll be up to me one day to save my own ass. Is what he did illegal? Do I need to say something? 2. The other thing happened this weekend. The club recently acquired a sight-unseen 172. The CFI asked for members to fly out to Tennessee to ferry the plane back west. (of course we'd have to pay our own airfare but we'd get free hours coming back) So the guy who volunteered is a low-time private pilot like I am. No instrument rating. The chief CFI thought it was just fine to let this guy go by himself to ferry a plane he'd never flown 700 miles. I don't know how you can expect an inexperienced pilot pick up a beat up 172 without having at least an A&P or CFI along for the ride. Anyway, some have maybe noticed that the weather in Eastern Tennessee the past few days has not been good. The pilot ended up getting caught in the weather with low CIGs and heavy rain. The guy ended up getting lost and low on fuel and couldn't figure out where an airport was and he put the thing down in a field smashing up the front end of the clubs "new" plane. Pilot is fine but how the hell do you put yourself in that situation? I've been thinking about leaving the club for a while because the trainers are total beaters. The members don't really take care of them and the CFIs don't enforce good habits in my mind. The only good thing is they have some very capable aircraft in the club that are very reasonably priced. But knowing how mickey mouse the guy who is running the thing is I have real doubts about the club as a whole.