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Commercial Practical Requirement

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Is there a requirement that the entire commercial practical needs to be taken with a complex airplane? I noticed that the PTS requires the use of a complex airplane "for the performance of takeoffs, landings and appropriate emergency procedures" - would this imply the rest of the test (i.e. performance manuevers) could be done in a non-complex SEL airplane? What's confusing me a bit is that the PTS lays out the requirement for a complex airplane but FAR 61.45 does not....I'm just trying to get sense of what you would have your typical commercial students do.



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  1. Jim F. on Mar 19, 2014

    Yup, you answered it yourself. Just as the PTS lays out, a complex airplane [is only needed] “for the performance of takeoffs, landings and appropriate emergency procedures.” It’s not even implying it, but rather stating it outright.

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