Back when I was a CFI and used to instruct in a “pilot mill” (place where we flew a lot students. Monthly incoming class was around 30-40 students) , I caught 11 young aspiring pilots in one month alone " pencil whip" (straight up log fake flight times).
For you aspiring pilots who plan to start lessons, have started or in route to get your 3rd or 4 licence I urge you not to do this. When you or your instructor sign your logbook at the end of your total entry and you sign you are stating that all logs are valid. It’s an honor code. FAA isn’t tracking and most instructors don’t bother to flip through 6-8 pgs back in your logbook. I do. I do beacuse if God forbid anything happens to you or the people you carry the FAA and the NTSB will come to me first.
The reason I bring is up is beacuse of the latest news regarding Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) pilots faked flight times, had someone else take tests for them just to name a few infractions. I’m essence flying with licences they themselves never earned.
Around 262 pilots have been suspended. Sadly, this is a very common practice in Asia unfortunately. No idea why, but that is the case.
So, I urge you not to do it. Please. Your whole career will be ruined. Flying is a privilege to be counted among the birds. All that money invested- gone! Not worth it in my opinion.
The following are some of the news reports on it:
Chase your dream.