Pilot in command
PILOT IN COMMAND- The pilot responsible for the operation and safety of an aircraft during flight time.
(Refer to 14 CFR Part 91.)
The Pilot in Command (PIC) is a function of a member of an aircraft crew that is referenced numerous times in the Federal Aviation Regulations.
- FAR §91.3 defines the responsibility and authority of the pilot in command of an aircraft.
- Several FARs give the PIC the responsibility of policing the activities of others onboard the aircraft: §91.21, §91.525.
- FARs §91.107, §91.183, §91.519 make additional demands of the PIC.
- FAR §61.57 specifies currency requirements to serve as pilot in command of an aircraft carrying passengers.
- FAR §61.113 specifies Private pilot privileges and limitations: Pilot in command
- AIM sections 5-5-1b and 6-1-1 reiterate the PIC's responsibility and authority.