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Old 04-11-2012, 10:16 AM   #4  
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Originally Posted by FlyerJosh View Post
It all depends on company policy. At my previous employer, we were both typed and we each flew from the left seat. The pilot flying (left seat) was the PIC for that flight- listed as such, and had final authority.
That's the way we do it, and it works very well for us.

It would not work well for everybody, principally because of crewmember personality and ego.

As Chief Pilot, an argument could be made that I'm "always" responsible for the airplane regardless of the seat I occupy, but IMO the guy in the command seat is the PIC of a given leg and the last thing he needs is a right-seat driver.

If I can't trust the guy to be a PIC with me onboard, how can I trust him to be PIC with the CEO onboard???
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