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Sunday 28th August 2016
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How are a pilot's flying hours calculated?


How are a pilot’s flying hours calculated? Is it simply time in the air, or time in the cockpit?
Dave, Brentwood


** Definitive **
Name: Dennis, Twickenham
Qualification: 40 years as a pilot
Answer: There are two key times. First important time is the time it is pulled off the ramp, when it is deemed to have left London. Flying time runs from take off to landing. A pilot’s working day is longer than their flying time.

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