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Instrument re-test timeframe?

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I missed one task on my instrument checkride on Sept 7, 2017. All other tasks were completed. How long do I have to re-take the ride for the missed task? I have read 60 days and I have read 2 calendar months. That would mean a 3 week difference based on my initial date.  I tried to find the answer in the latest DPE manual but was not able to. Can anyone authoritatively answer the question for me please?

Thanks so much!

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  1. KDS on Sep 18, 2017

    I’m on the road without my books and references, so I can’t give you a referenced answer, but I believe it is 60 days. I seem to remember the Notice of Disapproval (pink slip) states it somewhere on the document.

    One thing I can tell you for certain is that when the FAA says “days”, they do mean days.

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  2. KDS on Sep 18, 2017

    Take a look here. Apparently the question was pretty well beaten to death not too long ago:

    http://www.askacfi.com/32475/checkride-retest.htm

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