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Currency Requirements – Catagory, Class and Type

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FAR Part 61.57 Gives the requirements for currency in order to carry passengers.  It states that a pilot must perform 3 take-offs and landings withing the preceding 9 days and they must be of the same category, class and type (if type rating is required). My questions appears to be covered, but I am not entirely sure: If three Take-off and landings to a full stop are made at night, does this cover me for day currency? If three Take-off and Landings were not made in an HP aircraft (i.e. C152), would they count for an HP aircraft (i.e. C182)? (same questions applies for complex aircraft) Thanks!

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  1. Lance on Sep 27, 2010

    Yes, night landings count for day currency too.  The high performance and complex question is also yes, since aircraft such as a C182 or a C210 are still Airplane (Category) Single Engine Land (Class) and don’t require type ratings, if you have done your currency takeoff and landings in any other Airplane Single Engine Land aircraft you satisfy that requirement, including the lowly C152.
    On another note however, if you haven’t flown a C182 in over 3 months, it is probably not a bad idea to go get some currency in it before you take other people with you.  Insurance on the aircraft can also play a factor, they can have other requirements that may include currency takeoffs and landings in type, even if a type rating is not required.  That is all dependent on what is written in your insurance contract though.

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  2. essam a almubarak on Dec 12, 2010

    Iam curently type rated on the GV and G3 and I have not flown the G-3 for more than 90 days but IAM FLYING AND MEET LANDING CURRENCY ON THE gv aM I LEAGLE TO FLY THE G-3 OR NOT

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  3. Kent Shook on Dec 12, 2010

    Essam,
     
    I believe the G3 and GV require separate type ratings – If that is in fact the case, then each one requires currency separately. Category, class, and type when applicable.
     

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