HC Deb 11 July 1968 vol 768 cc121-2W
Rear-Admiral Morgan Giles

asked the President of the Board of Trade for how long it has been a requirement for private pilots to record time up and time down in their log books; by what authority it is an offence not to record this information; how many prosecutions have been initiated by his Department for this offence during 1968; how many convictions have been recorded; and what has been the detailed cost to public funds of these proceedings.

Mr. William Rodgers

Pilots were required by the Air Navigation Directions, 1936, made under the Air Navigation (Consolidation) Order, 1923, to maintain a log book in a standard form which included departure and arrival times. The current requirement is contained in Article 19(a) of the Air Navigation Order, 1966. One prosecution involving three charges of failure to record times of take-off and landing in a personal flying log book has been initiated in 1968 by the Director of Public Prosecutions and three convictions have been recorded. It is not possible to estimate the detailed cost to public funds.

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