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Commercial RW to add Fixed wing addon.

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So I am a military pilot with my Rotary wing commercial and instrument. I am currently pursuing my fixed wing add-on. I am in the predicament of trying to find out if a considered a student pilot and which endorsements I need for solo. 

 

1st option.

To act as PIC of an aircraft in solo operations when the pilot does not hold an appropriate category/class rating: § 61.31(d)(2).

 

I certify that (First name, MI, Last name) has received the training as required by § 61.31(d)(2) to serve as a PIC in a (specific category and class of aircraft). I have determined that he/she is prepared to serve as PIC in that (make and model) aircraft. Limitations: (optional). /s/ [date] J. J. Jones 987654321CFI Exp. 12-31-19

 

Or would it be every endorsement that is required for a student pilot as if they were going from private to commercial?

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  1. Kris Kortokrax on Sep 17, 2016

    61.31 (d)(2) is the correct endorsement.

    While you may be a student in the sense of learning something new, for the purposes of the regulations, you are a Commercial pilot.

    You also do not need to have your cross country planning scrutinized and endorsed by an instructor when you go cross country.

    When it comes time for the practical, you need an endorsement for 61.63(b) and 61.39.

    I would hope that your instructor would know this, but sadly there are many who don’t.

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  2. bbarnett37 on Sep 17, 2016

    See this is what I thought. I’m getting both sides. Saying I’m a “student pilot” for airplanes. So I would need to be checked out at every airport within 25nm and get each endorsement for my XC flights. That just seems like more work than is required.

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  3. bbarnett37 on Sep 17, 2016

    See this is what I thought. I\’m getting both sides. Saying I\’m a \”student pilot\” for airplanes. So I would need to be checked out at every airport within 25nm and get each endorsement for my XC flights. That just seems like more work than is required.

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    Kris Kortokrax on Sep 17, 2016

    The people telling you anything other than what I told you are not correct.

    See the Beard legal interpretation at this link:

    http://www.faa.gov/about/office_org/headquarters_offices/agc/pol_adjudication/agc200/interpretations/data/interps/2015/beard%20-%20(2015)%20legal%20interpretation.pdf

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  5. bbarnett37 on Sep 17, 2016

    Thank you! I really appreciate your help with this subject!

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