In addition to obvious safety issues, using part-timers in the cockpit or cabin opens up a plethora of regulatory obligations.
As business aviation has matured, the use of part-time pilots and flight attendants for crew augmentation in FAR Part 91 and 135 operations has become an established -- if occasionally controversial -- practice. Yet many operators are unaware of the risks they run, ranging from safety and cultural issues to violation of regulatory requirements, of bringing outsiders aboard their aircraft and paying them as temporary employees. Perhaps we should say "inadvertent employees," for while many ...
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