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Dual rating Instrument proficiency

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I just recently received my CPL Rotory-wing W/ Instrument rating and I have had my CPL Fixed-wing w/ Instrument. If I preform my 6 month proficiency maneuvers in a helicopter am I than proficient in fixed-wing as well? 

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  1. Kris Kortokrax on Jan 16, 2017

    No. See 61.57(c). You must maintain currency for each.

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  2. BravoJuliet on Jan 16, 2017

    I read the reg., but was still confused after. Thanks for answering Kris.

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  3. Eric H on Jan 16, 2017

    To help expand on this, remember anytime you have multiple “Category” ratings, you have to stay aware of your currency across the “categories”. In your case, you have to keep both helicopter and airplane instrument “current”. But, you don’t have to keep “class” current (Single Engine Land/Sea or Multi Engine Land/Sea) for instrument approaches. You can shoot all of your airplane approaches in a twin Cessna and then hop into the soup in a Piper Archer and be “legal” for instruments.

    Congratulations on your recent instrument helicopter rating!

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  4. BravoJuliet on Jan 16, 2017

    Thanks for the insight Eric! It makes sense a bit more now.

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