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Instrument Rating Part 61 training 250 nm XC Requirement

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During Instrument Part 61 training to finish 250 nm XC Requirment can i fly with Safety pilot or i have to fly with Flight Instructor ???

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  1. Lucas on Oct 05, 2012

    Hi Mazhar

    If you take a look at far 61.65 you will see that the 250 NM XC needs to be with a flight instructor:

    (ii) Instrument flight training on cross country flight procedures, including one cross country flight in an airplane with an authorized instructor, that is performed under instrument flight rules, when a flight plan has been filed with an air traffic control facility, and that involves–

    (A) A flight of 250 nautical miles along airways or by directed routing from an air traffic control facility;
    (B) An instrument approach at each airport; and

    (C) Three different kinds of approaches with the use of navigation systems.

    So a safety pilot is not going to allow you to meet the requirement. You will need to have an authorized instructor aboard.


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