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XC solo question

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FAR 61.109(c) states:

(4) 10 hours of solo flight time in a helicopter, consisting of at least—

(i) 3 hours cross-country time;

(ii) One solo cross country flight of 100 nautical miles total distance, with landings at three points, and one segment of the flight being a straight-line distance of more than 25 nautical miles between the takeoff and landing locations; and

(iii) Three takeoffs and three landings to a full stop (with each landing involving a flight in the traffic pattern) at an airport with an operating control tower.

Does this mean I have to do 3 takeoff and landings during my XC solo or just sometime during my solo?



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  1. Cory Johnson on Apr 02, 2013

    Hi Sam,

    There are 2 separate requirements here.

    During the solo cross country, you must land at 3 different points during the cross country.

    In addition you need to do 3 landings at an airport with a control tower that is in operation. They don’t need to be completed during the cross country.

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  2. Sam on Apr 02, 2013

    Thanks Cory!

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