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Largest Planes That Can Be Flown By One Pilot?

Thu Dec 16, 2010 6:09 pm

I was wondering, what are the largest aircraft that can (legally) be flown by one pilot, not requiring a 2-pilot crew? Just in case I ever get stinking rich one day, I was wondering what I could buy to fly around in, but not need another person to fly.
Like a Rockwell Commander? Could I fly that alone if I was type rated?

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RE: Largest Planes That Can Be Flown By One Pilot?

Fri Dec 17, 2010 9:54 am

Here is an old thread on this same topic:
http://www.airliners.net/aviation-fo...d=2947744&s=single+pilot#ID2947744

I think the SR-71 may be the winner.....
Per the SR-71's flight manual, it could be flown single pilot.
http://www.sr-71.org/blackbird/manual/5/5-2.php

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