Hello to all,
I'm joining this Topic just now.
I'm flying in Switzerland and we must log the time in two different matters:
on machine logbook we must log the (from Pilot recorded) effective flight time, skid or wheels off / skid or wheel on! That's Count for components retairing and / or overhaul.
Pilot logbook we must record the Rotor Turning Time (self explaining); just by one single helicopter it is then funny to record it: LAMA, because you may stop the rotor without shut down the engine.In this second case it can happen (in bigger Airports) that the time you have to wait on ground for the takeoff clearance, you will then record it as flight experience; it does not play a big role for well experienced pilots, but by young pilots it does, and how!
In the second case again, in aerial work external load, when you wait on ground with running rotors and engine, that the ground Crew (you called it chockers isn't?) will be ready for the mission, you still record flight time.
In my specific case while flying LAMA for 6 years and my mate was doing the same in the 350 B3 we had a difference of around 15%........ my own ego was suffering ......
Cheers and Keep safe
Moreover, because our Country still apply National Laws also in aviation, I'm recording in the company's logs my flight and rest time as flight time, because I can then flight longer in a day against the rotor turning .....
Is a kind of mixed salad .....