Question: I no
longer qualify for my medical, but I still want to fly. Can I log flight time
without a medical?
Answer: Yes, as long as you are the sole manipulator of the controls for an aircraft in which you are rated—or in which you have privileges—you can log the time as pilot in command. However, there is an important difference between logging PIC time and acting as pilot in command. Although you can log the time as PIC, you cannot act as pilot in command without a medical, so you will need to fly with another certificated pilot who has a valid medical, and who is also rated or has privileges in the aircraft. For more information, read AOPA's subject report, Logbooks and Logging Time.