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ATP cross country requirement

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Hi,I might do some time building in the carebbian with company (small airline), after converting my license to a local license. I have a few questions about the X-country time requirment toward my FAA ATP rating.Currently hold FAA CPL


Since most of the flights over there is less then 50 NM can I still log the time toward my ATP rating?

What is the x-country time regs when it comes to flying in islands?

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    Kris Kortokrax on Apr 21, 2013

    61.1(b)(4)(vi) contains the definition of cross country for the purposes of pursuing an ATP.
    It does not appear to make any allowances for the fact that your flights will occur in the islands. It requires that they be more than 50 NM.

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  2. Mark Kolber on Apr 22, 2013

    Kris is right. There is an exception for the private and recreational certificates where the student pilot would have to fly more than 10 NM from a shoreline (See FAR 61.100 and 61.111) but the private or recreational pilot ends up with limitations on his or her certificate. For anything more advanced, you need to find a way.

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  3. Mark Kolber on Apr 22, 2013

    …also, I don’t know where you are based or your routes, but note that for the purposes of the ATP, no landing is required. So if something in your routing takes you >50NM from your starting point, it’s countable even if you don’t land there.

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