Method of recording flying times

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Title

Method of recording flying times

Description

Instructions on filling in a Log Book

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1948-02-04

Contributor

Claire Monk

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Format

One typewritten sheet

Language

Identifier

MHattersleyCR40699-160506-19

Coverage

Temporal Coverage

Transcription

[underlined]FLYING WING, ROYAL AIR FORCE, OAKINGTON
WING INSTRUCTION NO.7.
PILOT’S FLYING LOG BOOKS – METHOD OF RECORDING FLYING TIMES.[/underlined]

The following instructions are to be complied with when recording flying time :-
(a) Qualified first pilots while flying as Captain or aircraft or designated First Pilot – Log Book Columns 6. or. 9.
(b) Qualified First Pilot while flying as Second Pilot – Log Book Columns 7. or 10.
(c) Second Pilots and other pilots not qualified as First Pilot – Log Book Column 7.or 10.
(d) Instructors giving dual instruction [Log Book Columns] 6. or. 9
(e) Pilots receiving dual instruction [Log Book Columns] 5. or 8.

2. Pilots taking passage in aircraft of which they are not designated in the authorisation book as “First Pilot”, “Second Pilot” nor as “Pilot under instruction” are to record the time as [underlined]“passenger”[/underlined].
3. Acceptance Checks and Categorisation Tests are to be recoded as “First Pilot” time by the testing pilot, who will be designated “Captain” of the aircraft, and as First Pilot the the [SIC] pilot being checked or tested.
4. “Route Checks” are designated to assess the general behaviour and ability of crews while operating on the routes. Under these circumstances the Captain of the crew being checked will normally record the time as “First Pilot” time, unless the checking officer actually takes over the controls and the Captain being checked acts as “Second Pilot”.
5. The following amendments are to be made to the Pilot Flying Log Book:-
(a) Column 12 – Delete the heading [undecipherable] and insert “Simulated”
(b) Column 13 – Delete the heading “Pilot” and insert “Actual”.
6. “Actual Instrument Flying” will be that flying time, day or night, when the aircraft cannot be controlled by reference to extend visual aids and all manoeuvres are carried out solely by reference to instruments. Time above the overcast is not to be counted. The practice of allowing a certain of percentage of night flying to be counted as instrument flying is to be dis-continued.
7. “Simulated Night Flying” will be that instrument flying time when conditions such as demand that all manoeuvres be carried out solely by reference to instrument are created artificially.
8. Air Ministry Orders A.884/1945 and A. 878/1946 refer.

A. Foord-Kelcey
Wing Commander,
Commanding Flying
R.A.F. OAKINGTON.

DISTRIBUTION
Station Commander
S.L Training (2)
O.C. No.27 Squadron (2)
O.C. No. 30 Squadron (2)
O.C. No. 46 Squadron (2)
O.C. No 238 Squadron (2)
O.C. “D” Squadron 2)
Wing Control Room
File 1)
Spare 3)
OAK/FW/109C/TRG
4th February, 1948.

Collection

Citation

Great Britain. Royal Air Force, “Method of recording flying times,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed November 17, 2019, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/7035.

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