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I fly a single engine sea plane. The plane has floats and retractible gear. The question is to stay current how many landing and what type do i need each 90 days?

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  1. Nathan Parker on Jan 14, 2012

    It’s always a good start to reference the relevant regulation.  See below.  You would need to accomplish 3 takeoff and landings in sea plane in the last 90 days.  The landings do not need to be to a full-stop, if such a thing is possible on water, but you can also perform them on land.
    61.57   Recent flight experience: Pilot in command.
    (a) General experience. (1) Except as provided in paragraph (e) of this section, no person may act as a pilot in command of an aircraft carrying passengers or of an aircraft certificated for more than one pilot flight crewmember unless that person has made at least three takeoffs and three landings within the preceding 90 days, and—
    (i) The person acted as the sole manipulator of the flight controls; and
    (ii) The required takeoffs and landings were performed in an aircraft of the same category, class, and type (if a type rating is required), and, if the aircraft to be flown is an airplane with a tailwheel, the takeoffs and landings must have been made to a full stop in an airplane with a tailwheel.

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  2. Anrboy on Jan 15, 2012

     My guess would be the airplane fits under two different classes. So if you want to use the plane on land you need 3 TandL on land and if you want to land on water you need 3TandL on water. If you want to use the plane to carry passengers on both land and water you will need 6 landings total. 
    If you only have the 3 land takeoffs and landings you can carry passengers as long as you don’t land on sea.  If you have the 3 sea takeoff and landings you can carry passengers as long as you don’t land on land. If you have all 6 takeoff and landings you can treat the aircraft as either class airplane with passengers. 
    Thats my two cents. Hopefully someone can give a 100% for sure anwser. 

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