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Does a Helicopter Practical Exam count as a BFR for Fixed Wing?

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So as the title says. If I just had a practical exam in a helicopter (instrument), does that count as a flight review for fixed wing as well? I believe the answer is yes...which seems crazy as I haven't flown a fixed wing in 8 years. Looking to go fly for fun, so I just want to make sure I'm prepared in case the CFI is unsure as well. I'll likely need some considerable time regardless, but wanted to see what the regs actually say.


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  1. Kris Kortokrax on Jan 21, 2014

    Yes, it counts. 61.56 (c)(1) & (d)(1) are the references.

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  2. Shea Koenig on Jan 24, 2014

    Agreed with Kris. But to expand you will learn one way or another, just because it is legal doesn’t mean it is safe or smart. It’s legal to fly in almost unheard of low weather minimums as long as you stay below class E airspace. Is it legal yes, is it smart no. “There are old pilots, and bold pilots. But no old bold pilots. ”
    Be safe and remember no hour flying is ever a waste. Enjoy the review it may be the best lesson yet.

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