Originally Posted by JBHansen
My airworthy cert states that I have a 5 hour fly-off. Is this tach, hobbs, or clock time?
It's not a 5 hr. fly-off time. It's whatever time it takes to sufficiently test the aircraft, assuming you are flight testing in the ELSA category.
The 5 hr. is a "minimum time".
This is "flight time". Generally flight time starts when the aircraft is set into motion with the intention of flying and ends when you complete the taxi-in from a flight.
Mel Asberry, DAR since the last century. Over 1,000 certifications accomplished.
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Last edited by Mel : 03-05-2020 at 01:36 PM.