PeterMa wrote:This throws up a question for me - can you fly with another suitable licence holder during these 10 hours on the basis they are p2 and not a simple passenger ? Or are you committed to having an empty seat next to you for 10 hours ?
Empty seat, I'm afraid. As has been said already, there is no such thing as P2 in a single-crew aircraft. So if someone is in the other seat they are either 1) a passenger which you are explicitly forbidden from carrying for these 10 hours; or they are 2) an FI or an FE acting as captain of the aircraft
which means that you aren't P1 for those flights. So, empty seat please.
As to why
there is this rule I've no idea. It makes no sense to me. But it is what it is.