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Using a flight training device (FTD) without a CFII to stay current

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Here is one for you can a rated IFR pilot who is current use a FTD with out a CFI to maintain and log approaches and holding as required?

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  1. Matthew Waugh on Jul 27, 2010

    You cannot.

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  2. John Hansen on Mar 02, 2012

    This used to be true, but was updated in August, 2009. The new 61.57 allows a current IFR pilot to log the 6 approaches, hold and intercept in an approved FTD without an instructor present. You can read this clearly in the FAA comments on the changes.

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