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As a CFI not a multi CFI, can I sign a commercial multi rated pilot off for there BFR in a light twin that we both are current in?

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  1. EAD on Apr 27, 2017

    Short answer: No.

    Longer Answer: No, but there may be a way around it.

    Full answer: 61.56(a) requires 1 hour of ground instruction and 1 hour of flight instruction. You are not rated to provide flight training in a multi-engine aircraft (per 61.195(b)) so you can’t fulfill the flight training portion. If the pilot needing the flight review has their Single-Engine rating, you could do the flight review in that instead and it’s all good.

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  2. EAD on Apr 27, 2017

    Wish there was an edit function…

    61.56 does not make any distinction of category/class requirements beyond the fact the pilot must be rated to fly it already. For example, if a pilot had a helicopter rating as well a SEL and had completed a flight review in a helicopter, the clock has been “reset” for the SEL as well.

    All that matters is that the flight review is done in an aircraft that the pilot is currently rated for with an appropriately rated instructor.

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  3. Mark Kolber on Apr 28, 2017

    I wish there was too, EAD.

    Your first “no” was correct for the question. The question was whether that FR can be done “in a light twin”. A CFI without a multi rating on his CFI certificate can’t do that.

    But yes, as you point out, if the pilot needing the FR is also rated for singles, the FR can be accomplished in a single, even as simple a single as a Cessna 152. 61.56 require a FR be done in “an” aircraft for which the pilot is rated, not the “most complex, “most difficult,” or any other category, class, or type distinction.

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