What are the legal requirements to act as Second-In-Command in an Excel?  I talked to the experts and here is what I found out:


I was recently contacted by an XLPilotStaffing.Com pilot who was confused as to the legal requirements to act as a Second in Command (SIC) in a turbojet aircraft.   This pilot mentioned it had been more than a year since his last Citation Excel proficiency check but he had obtained a Beechjet type within the last 12 months.  Could he still act as SIC in an Excel?  Taking a look at the FAR’s is easy to see how one could have a hard time determining the answer to this question so I decided to call in some experts.

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