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PIC time

Hi, can regional airline FO’s build PIC time without upgrading to Captain? I noticed that many Major’s want to see PIC time in their hiring…but wasn’t sure if upgrading to captain was a requirement.
Thanks!

Ravi,

PIC = Pilot in Command = Captain. Hence when you see turbine PIC that means they want to see turbine Capt time.

Adam

Ravi,

Negative, only the captain can log PIC time. A First Officer is never in command of the airplane, thus no PIC time.

Chris