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Instrument checkride / Private currency

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   Does passing an Instrument checkride count as a flight review, for Private pilot currency?

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    Sam Dawson on Dec 18, 2013

    61.56 Flight Review

    (d) A person who has, within the period specified in paragraph (c) of this section, passed any of the following need not accomplish the flight review required by this section:

    (1) A pilot proficiency check or practical test conducted by an examiner, an approved pilot check airman, or a U.S. Armed Force, for a pilot certificate, rating, or operating privilege.

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  2. Jim F. on Dec 18, 2013

    Hey Sam, not to hijack the thread, but related: Do you think a CMEL add-on satisfies the 61.57(d)(1) requirement? I was told by my MEI that it doesn’t, but I read it differently…

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  3. Kris Kortokrax on Dec 18, 2013

    Jim,

    Since you are only performing instrument flight with one engine and a single engine approach on the CMEL add-on, you are not satisfying the requirements for an IPC as laid out in the task table in the Instrument PTS.

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  4. Jim F. on Dec 18, 2013

    Kris, sorry, but I was referring to if it counts as a BFR, not IPC. (I guess there’s technically no “B” now… lol)

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  5. Kris Kortokrax on Dec 18, 2013

    No problem. I was responding to your reference to 61.57 (d)(1) which describes the IPC.
    61.56 (d) refers to the Flight Review.

    I’d be okay with calling it a BFR. It is required every 2 years which makes it a biennial requirement, hence BFR.

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  6. kerizbro on Dec 18, 2013

    Sam,

    Thanks helped a lot.

    –Chris

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  7. Mark Kolber on Dec 23, 2013

    Hey Sam, not to hijack the thread, but related: Do you think a CMEL add-on satisfies the 61.57(d)(1) requirement? I was told by my MEI that it doesn’t, but I read it differently…

    Aside from the 61.56 vs 61.57 error Kris mentioned, yes, a new multi-engine rating on your commercial pilot certificate is definitely a “practical test conducted by an examine for a pilot certificate, rating…”

    As you MEI to provide you his reasoning with references to the FAR.

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