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For student pilots, there is a endorsement for repeated cross country flights not more than 50 NM from point of departure. Question: A cross country flight must be greater than 50 NM so why does the above endorsement say not more than 50 NM? Thank you for the feedback.

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  1. Mark Kolber on Sep 28, 2013

    Because you are incorrect. A cross country flight does not need to be greater than 50 NM. Go back to the definitions of cross country in FAR 61.1 and read them. Let us know what you find.

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  2. Dan Chitty on Sep 28, 2013

    Thank you Mark for the reminder of FAR 61.1. I completely overlooked this section.

    I see the different cross country parameters in FAR 61.1 depending on the rating sought.

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