Jeff Posted April 27, 2010 Report Share Posted April 27, 2010 Looking at FAR 61 for the requirements for a helicopter instrument rating, I found something I thought was very interesting that I don't recall being there when I got my instrument rating. It says you need 50 hours of PIC X-C, 10 hours of which are in a helicopter. It says also that you need 40 hours of instrument (actual or simulated) time. Of that 40 hours, 15 hours must be with an instructor who has an instrument helicopter instructor certificate. Of that 15 hours, you need 3 hours prep in a helicopter for the checkride, and the long IFR X-C in a helicopter. I know this doesn't sound right, but my interpretation would be that of those 15 hours with a CFII-H, only the requirements that specify "in a helicopter" have to be accomplished in a helicopter. The rest of the requirements could be in--say--an airplane perhaps (as long as you have a dual-rated instructor). Look it up and let me know what you think. ~Jeff Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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