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Does CFI checkride count as BFR?

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I am a CFI with an Instrument Rating. My Instrument rating is current. I had my CFI check-ride on November 7, 2008. Should my next Biannual Flight review be no later than November 30, 2010?

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  1. Matthew Waugh on Jul 28, 2010

    A CFI checkride is not a test of pilot proficiency, but rather is a test of instructional ability. As such it does not meet the requirements for a Flight Review. That is a fairly well debated opinion, and none of it matters until the FAA or your insurance company want to know when your last Flight Review was – and then it becomes very important.

    The usual advice is to ask the examiner, before the exam starts, to include any additional elements they might feel necessary that would enable them to provide you with the additional Flight Review endorsement. This removes any ambiguity.

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  2. Bob Weeldreyer on Sep 02, 2010

    In regards to whether or not a CFI checkride counts as a BFR or not Matt is correct that you would need to talk with the examiner before hand, but you may also request wings credit on faasafety.gov. There will be one module that you will have to complete on that same website but after that you will have met the requirements for all three phases which would then count as your BFR. Note that you only have to complete one phase to count as a BFR.

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