- Nov 26, 2001
- Total Time
A couple of 300 hour CFI's buy a cheap airplane, Piper Cub, Aeronca, or even a C-150. The CFI gives dual and logs PIC as a CFI the other CFI just logs PIC. You take-off, make one circuit of the pattern, full stop 30-minute taxi back. You have moved the airplane with the intent of flight, and block time stops when you park and shutdown. Sound legal to me. Do this 16 times and you have logged 8 hours of legal flight time. You have put 2 hours on the tack and burned 12 gallons of gas. Costs about $48 or $24 per pilot or $3 per block hour per pilot. If you have a Hobb's meter you have a documented source of block time to support your flight time. Do this five days a weeks and in 30 weeks you have 1200 hours of legal pilot time at cost of about $3600 plus the cost of your airplane which you can recoup. Now you are going to be in the front row for those regional airline jobs. However it has nothing to do with your ability to fly under Part 121, but that is the way with regs.