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Sport Pilot P-Check meet BFR Requirements?

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Does a Sport Pilot Proficiency Check for an additional Category also meet the requirement for a Flight Review in the same way a Practical Test (checkride) does?  Note: a CFI Checkride does not meet BFR requirements.

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  1. Jim F. on Feb 06, 2014

    I don’t know enough about the P-Check to comment, but I do want to correct your last comment to help stop the spread of incorrect information: A rule issued Sept. 16, 2013 and effective Nov. 15th 2013, the CFI ride does now count as a BFR since, “although a flight instructor practical test is chiefly focused on the pilot’s instructional skills, a pilot must demonstrate satisfactory performance of the procedures and maneuvers selected by the examiner—at least to the commercial pilot skill level—while giving effective instruction. Therefore, the flight instructor practical test standards require the applicant to demonstrate not only the knowledge but also the skill required of pilots completing the practical tests that the FAA instructor is authorized to teach.”



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  2. Kris Kortokrax on Feb 06, 2014

    The language of 61.56 (d)(1) requires the check to be done by an examiner, a check airman or a U.S.Armed Force. The add-on Sport Pilot rating can be done by another instructor (other than the training instructor).

    I would say that if the added rating check was done by an examiner, it would count.
    If it is done by an instructor, it would not count.

    However, the instructor conducting the add-on check could sign off a flight review as long as he conducts 1 hour of ground training and 1 hour of flight instruction after the proficiency check (because training cannot be given during a check).

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  3. cburg on Feb 06, 2014

    Jim that’s good to know…I had an old reference.

    Thanks for the updated info.

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  4. cburg on Feb 06, 2014

    Thanks Kris, I agree with you 100%..and have taken the same position…but my fellow CFI’s don’t agree. I used the exact same argument…and citation. Still need more proof I guess. “A man convinced against his will is of the same opinion still”

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  5. Kris Kortokrax on Feb 06, 2014


    You have no burden to prove anything further to those CFIs. If they disagree, they need to provide the basis for that disagreement.

    Are these Subpart H CFIs or Sport CFIs?

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