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IACRA Mistake

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Hello there, Well I was looking at my most recent 8710 form from about a year ago and noticed that there was an error on it.  It looks like somehow, about 10 extra hours of instrument time was entered onto the 8710 form.  I'm honestly not sure how this happened but I do remember my CFI and I were working on IACRA last minute the morning of the checkride. I'm guessing that it must have been a typo that went unnoticed.  I'm really just wondering what the best course of action is. I'm not sure if I should just put the correct numbers on my next 8710 form or if there is a more proper way to fix the problem.  Either way I just want to do what I have to do to to fix this honest mistake. Thanks in advance for all of your help.

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  1. Ryan R on Jul 23, 2015

    I am no IACRA expert but they do have a 24/7 help desk. Here is the number 1 877 287 6731 and good luck. What certificate do you hold and what are you applying for ?

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  2. Russ Roslewski on Jul 23, 2015

    So to confirm, this was an 8710 for a checkride that you passed a year ago, and you have the certificate?

    If that’s right, I don’t see any reason to correct that form. Just let it be. Heck, there’s probably no mechanism to do it anyway. Well, I suppose you could surrender your certificate and then fill out a new form and retake the checkride. But that might be a “bit” extreme.

    On your next checkride, put whatever the current numbers are. No reason to even bring up the previous one.

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  3. Nick Dee on Jul 23, 2015

    That’s correct. And to be clear, I had the required experience regardless. It’s not as if the 10 hours put me over a minimum experience requirement for the specific rating.

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  4. Dauntless Aviation - PilotLog.com on Jul 24, 2015

    Just a plug from the maintainers of this site: our Safelog pilot logbook automatically generates IACRA forms and times. This makes the calculations far more accurate and essentially instantaneous. We’re also the only eLogbook that automatically and instantaneously compare your aeronautical experience against FAA requirements for various checkrides plus our general-use FAA currency analyzer is head and shoulders above anything out there.. besides the usual stuff we have exotic and specialized currency checkers built in for complex rules like the NVG requirements for helicopter pilots and the “alternate” night currency route for turbine/multicrew pilots of FAR 61.57(e)(i). – http://www.PilotLog.com

    But I’ll second Russ’s answer: I don’t see any significant reason to correct the form, though I think you can always file a new IACRA if you wanted to just to update your times. it costs nothing but your time. No need to surrender your certificate. The times were correct to the best of your knowledge at the time you submitted it.

    But seriously – assuming your CFI does not work for free, paying him/her time to help you fill in an IACRA doesn’t seem like the best route, and, as you see, it is error prone.

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