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Does a complex endorsement transfer to another class?

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I'm checked out in a c-172 and a PA-28 seminole. If I buy a c-182  do I need an instructor sign off to fly a single engine complex aircraft if I already have a multiengine complex checkout?

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  1. Lucas on May 18, 2012

    No. As long as you have the complex endorsement you can operate any aircraft that does not need a type requirement.
    Keep in mind though that the insurance company will probably want you to get checked out in the C-182 and possibly have 10 to 100 hours in that type, but that has nothing to do with regulations.

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  2. Kris Kortokrax on May 18, 2012

    You state that you are checked out in the Seminole.  Did you receive the complex endorsement?
    A Seminole is a PA-44.  It has two engines with 180 HP each.  Since it does not have an engine with more than 200 HP, you could not have accomplished the high performance endorsement in the Seminole (sounds ridiulous, but that’s the way the regulation reads). The Cessna 182 does have an engine with more than 200 HP.  You will need a high performance endorsement to act as PIC in the C-182.

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