Do you need a type rating to be second in command?

When an SIC Type Rating is Required The final rule requires pilots who plan to fly outside U.S. airspace and land in foreign countries, and who are acting as second-in-command of an aircraft certificated for operations with a minimum flight crew of at least two pilots, to obtain an SIC pilot type rating.

When can I log in to SIC time?

SIC time may be logged because FAR 61.51(f)(2) allows a pilot to log all flight time during which he acts as second in command of an aircraft under which more than one pilot is required by the regulations (91.109[b]) under which the flight is conducted.

How hard is a type rating?

The bottom line is this: If you’re a serious pilot and want a type rating, you can do it. It’s not easy; in fact, at times — like when that second hand-flown single-engine ILS to minimums ends in yet another missed approach — it takes a tough minded pilot indeed not to think how nice a two-engine landing would be.

Can you log PIC as a student pilot?

An authorized instructor may log PIC time while acting as an authorized instructor in flight. A student pilot may log PIC time only when he/she is the sole occupant of the aircraft (exception for airship category) while training for a pilot certificate and has a current solo flight endorsement.

How much is a Learjet type rating?

A Lear 35/36 captain initial type rating course sets you back $10,400 at the SimCom/Pan Am International Flight Academy’s Business Aviation Training division (initial type ratings in various Cessna Citation models are offered by the school at the same price).

What is required for a type rating?

A type rating is required for any aircraft over 12,500 lbs MGTOW and/or with a turbojet powerplant. There are also ratings for operating privileges (e.g., instrument rating.)

Does SIC time count towards total time?

That is, your “total time” should be the sum of your PIC/SIC/Instruction (not as PIC/SIC) time.