Primarily for general aviation discussion, but other aviation topics are also welcome.
Peter Gristwood wrote:Hmm. These devices aren't supposed to be pilot trackers, are they? My guess is that the assumption is that the device may be portable, but would normally reside in a single airframe. The configuration suggests that.

And your booking out sheet ties that airframe to a specific pilot.
Rob L wrote:..
But if the student should subsequently gain a PPL, perhaps they should then receive their rebate.


<slight drift :oops: >

ISTR being told by a FI in Ottawa FC in '80s that Canadian SPLs were encouraged to keep all their receipts associated with their flying training, not just those paid to FC for aircraft, instructor or groundschool (eg, including gizmos like protractors, textbooks, and travel costs to/from the FC). If they then went on to a CPL, even without any intention of exercising it to earn, they could then offset all these aggregated costs against their Federal income tax in the year of qualification; as could any other costs incurred (eg for ME, IR, float qualifications) on the way. Supposedly, this had been a Transport Canada initiative accepted by the Federal Treasury Minister of the time to raise flight safety through the greater general proficiency imparted by the CPL etc training; and the immediate cost to the Treasury was relatively trivial.