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BFR on a seaplane

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Can I give a BFR to a client rated and current to fly a high performance seaplane if I'm only rated for multi and single engine land (CFI)?



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  1. Kris Kortokrax on Nov 22, 2012

    A flight review consists of 1 hour ground and 1 hour flight instruction.

    61.195(b)(1) states you cannot give instruction if you do not hold category and class on your pilot certificate and instructor certificate.

    So, no you cannot give the 1 hour of dual in a seaplane. You could give the 1 hour of ground instruction, however.

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  2. John D. Collins on Nov 23, 2012

    As Kris indicated, you can’t provide the flight review instruction in a seaplane, but if the pilot was also rated in a multi engine land or single engine land, then you could conduct the training in an aircraft for which you were both rated. A flight review may be conducted in any aircraft for which the pilot and instructor are rated.

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  3. Nathan Parker on Nov 23, 2012

    There’s no such thing as a CFI seaplane or land rating; it’s just Airplane ME or SE. So, if you have a seaplane rating on your Commercial certificate, you can provide the instruction.

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