Hello, I have around 250 hours military SIC time(F-4WSO). Is it countable as total time? Currently, I have 250 hours TT and will get CPL training as soon. Thanks.
The FAA was asked about PIC time for NFO/WSO types in tactical jets with two sticks (and only about PIC -- SIC was neither asked nor answered) and said you could count any stick time as PIC time under the sole manipulator clause of 61.51(e) as long as you were "rated in the aircraft" at the time. Since there's no type rating for an F-4, so an AMEL rating would be sufficient for that. You might be able to count other F-4 WSO time as SIC time if you had an FAA pilot certificate with multiengine rating when you got that time (I gather the ROKAF still flies them) -- the FAA has never been asked about that as regards SIC time. However, without an ME rating when you got that time you cannot count anything, either PIC or SIC. Even if you were flying with an IP, you can't count it as training time because the FAA only recognizes military flight training time if you were in a US military pilot training program.
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If it helps, the Aeronautical Experience time specified for CPL is pilot time. So, the SIC time which qualifies you to log PIC time would count. Anytime you were SIC and sole manipulator of the controls meets that definition.
If, and only if, he was "rated" in the aircraft. The reference is Part 61 FAQ file Q&A-221. If the FAA asks, have them check that FAQ file, but it is not available to the general public. However, I believe the OP does not hold a multiengine rating, and thus does not meet the requirement to be "rated" in a multiengine aircraft, and thus cannot log the time for any FAA purpose.