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Staying Current as a CfI

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Hi I am a CFI for helicopters R22/R44,,but I think this applies to all cfi's...My question is to

 stay current with your three take offs and landings with in the previous 90 days to be pic

 with passengers.. Do I have to go out and fly by myself as the sole minipulater of the controls and do the landings....or do the landings count for me when I am doing dual instuction with a student since I am acting as pic on the flight???  dThank you for what you guys do!!!  Jason

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  1. Nathan Parker on May 16, 2011

    If you’re concerned about staying current with students, no need.  Students are not passengers, but flight crew.  Regardless, only the landings you perform yourself count towards currency.

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  2. Matthew Waugh on May 18, 2011

    Sucks doesn’t it?
    I bet when I was instructing I was passenger PIC current less than half the time, and NIGHT current, don’t get me started on NIGHT current…….

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  3. John Hill on May 22, 2011

    I alway make the occasional takeoff and landing with the students to show them something. That way, during the course of any given 90 day period, I always performed at least 3 take-offs and landings where I was at the controls, not the student.

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