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Helicopter to Airplane IR add on

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FAA Regulations, Instrument Rating

I have a CPL/ IR Helicopter and I am doing a commercial and instrument add-on to airplanes.

When doing the instrument checkride, am I required to do the oral test with the examiner even though I am already instrument rated in helicopter?

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  1. Kris Kortokrax on Aug 01, 2017

    Get ahold of the Instrument ACS. If you look on page A-6, you will see a table outlining tasks which must be completed to add an instrument rating to another category/class.

    There you will see that you need not repeat task I, which is a most of the ground portion.

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  2. KDS on Aug 05, 2017

    What Kris wrote is correct. I would just add that the examiner MAY test any of the tasks, so the CAN ask you the ground questions. Whether the examiner chooses to do that or not depends on the examiner. Generally speaking, they won’t test beyond what is required. However, since they have a liability exposure and a moral responsibility along with being examiners, they may choose to do more.

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