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Biannual Required?

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Would a biannual for my private pilot license or any rating or certificate thereafter still be required if I'm in training for my next rating?  I am curious because I know the instrument rating is the longest one to receive. Would my training for that nullify the requirement to do a biannual for my PPL? Thank you for any feedback received

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  1. Ernest Ortner on Aug 29, 2013

    You may not act as PIC of an aircraft without a BFR within the preceeding 24 months. 61.56 explains it all. If you are building the xc time for the part 61 IR than you would need one in order to fly without the instructor, if the only flight portion that is left is with an instructor than you can fly with him. If you are doing the IR training part 141 than you could hold off on the BFR until you complete the IR. This does not preclude you from logging PIC time while you are flying with the instructor, 61.51(e). The IR will count as a qualifying event for a BFR, 61.56(d).

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  2. Ron Klutts on Aug 29, 2013

    Your training for the IR will not nullify the requirement of a BFR, only passing the checkride will reset to 2 year clock, but since your actively flying with a CFI they should be able to sign you off at some point. Whether they incorporate elements of the BFR into a flight or not they know your current and proficient. That’s what mine did when I was getting a checkout in a new aircraft type.

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  3. Fly92020 on Aug 29, 2013

    Other answers are correct, except there is no longer anything known as a BFR. It’s a Flight Review.

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