When acting as a safety pilot for an instrument training flight, when can you log the time as PIC?
I have gotten two different answers for this question from different CFIs.
**1. **Only 1 pilot can log PIC time at a time, because unless you are flying with a CFI logging dual, there is only 1 PIC. Thus, the left seat pilot can log PIC time until “under the hood” or foggles, at which time the right seat, safety pilot assumes PIC responsibilities.
For example, if the flight was 2.0hrs and 1.5 was simulated instrument, the left seat pilot would’ve had .5 PIC and the safety pilot would’ve had 1.5 PIC. Both log 2.0hrs total flight time
**2. ** The left seat pilot logs the entire flight as PIC, and the safety pilot logs PIC for the time that the left seat pilot was “under the hood”.
For example, the flight was 2.0hrs and 1.5 simulated. The left seat pilot logs 2.0hrs PIC and the safety pilot logs 1.5hrs PIC. Both log 2.0hrs total flight time.
Is the correct answer #1 or #2 or am I wayy off.