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Full Stop vs Stop and Go (For Night Currency)

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I'm having trouble finding this answer in the FAR; But for Night Currency does a "full stop"  mean I have to come to a complete stop and taxi back or can I perform a stop and go?  

 

61.57 "

 

      (1) Except as provided in paragraph (e) of this section, no person may act as pilot in command of an aircraft carrying passengers during the period beginning 1 hour after sunset and ending 1 hour before sunrise, unless within the preceding 90 days that person has made at least three takeoffs and three landings to a full stop during the period beginning 1 hour after sunset and ending 1 hour before sunrise, and-

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  1. Nell on May 16, 2015

    It would make more sense for a taxi back because who know’s how long you landed down the runway. And if you had done a stop and go, how much remaining runway do you have? You can’t really determine this at night due to the lack of visibility, maybe a distance mark may help, but I wouldn’t risk it.

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