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IFR Recency

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FAA Regulations

Jan- 1 approach
Feb- 1 approach
Mar- 0 approach
Apr- 0 approach
May- 0 approach
June- 0 approach
July- 4 approaches on July 1

If you plan an IFR flight on July 15th, "Within the 6 calendar months preceding the month of the flight means"
Jan to June or
Feb to July or
Jan to July

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  1. John D. Collins on Aug 23, 2012

    I believe the FAA means Jan to Jul in this case, but their choice of wording is poor. Any approach counts that is completed in the month of the flight and within the preceding six calendar months. Of course the 4 approaches in July would have to be practice approaches under the hood as your currency would have already lapsed under your scenario. Otherwise, you would always have to wait until the next calendar month after completing the 6 approaches, holds, and Intercepting and tracking courses through the use of navigational electronic systems.

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