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Helicopter to Fixed wing commercial. Do I need a complex aircraft?

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I hold a Commercial / Instrument Rotorcraft ticket and would like to know if I need to show up to the Checkride with a complex aircraft.  I haven't reached out to any instructors yet because this will determine if I am going to get my Commercial or Private ticket.

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  1. Kris Kortokrax on Apr 11, 2016

    Yes, for a Commercial airplane rating, you will need to get training in a complex airplane and will need to demonstrate normal and emergency landings in a complex airplane.

    See 61.129 for the training requirements and the introduction to the PTS for the complex requirement.

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