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Amendment


14 CFR--PART 61

View Printed Federal Register page 83 FR 30277 in PDF format.

Amendment(s) published June 27, 2018, in 83 FR 30277

Effective Dates: July 27, 2018, except 16c, Nov. 26, 2018

16. Amend §61.57 as follows:

a. Effective July 27, 2018, in paragraphs (a)(3), (b)(2), (d)(1)(ii), (e)(4)(ii)(D), and (g) introductory text, remove the words “flight simulator” and add in their place the words “full flight simulator”;

b. Effective July 27, 2018, in paragraph (e)(4)(ii)(D), remove the words “flight simulator's” and add in their place the words “full flight simulator's”;

c. Effective November 26, 2018, revise paragraph (c)(2), remove paragraphs (c)(3) through (5), and redesignate paragraph (c)(6) as paragraph (c)(3);

d. Effective July 27, 2018, redesignate paragraphs (d)(1) and (2) as paragraphs (d)(2) and (3), redesignate the introductory text of paragraph (d) as paragraph (d)(1), and revise newly redesignated paragraph (d)(1).

The revisions read as follows:

§61.57   Recent flight experience: Pilot in command.

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(2) Use of a full flight simulator, flight training device, or aviation training device for maintaining instrument experience. A pilot may accomplish the requirements in paragraph (c)(1) of this section in a full flight simulator, flight training device, or aviation training device provided the device represents the category of aircraft for the instrument rating privileges to be maintained and the pilot performs the tasks and iterations in simulated instrument conditions. A person may complete the instrument experience in any combination of an aircraft, full flight simulator, flight training device, or aviation training device.

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(d) Instrument proficiency check. (1) Except as provided in paragraph (e) of this section, a person who has failed to meet the instrument experience requirements of paragraph (c) of this section for more than six calendar months may reestablish instrument currency only by completing an instrument proficiency check. The instrument proficiency check must consist of at least the following areas of operation:

(i) Air traffic control clearances and procedures;

(ii) Flight by reference to instruments;

(iii) Navigation systems;

(iv) Instrument approach procedures;

(v) Emergency operations; and

(vi) Postflight procedures.

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