heligirl03 Posted May 24, 2010 Report Share Posted May 24, 2010 Our local FSDO has released this interpretation of the new 61.129( c )3(1) for Commercial Aeronautical Experience: The 5hrs (10hrs airplane) of instrument flight required for aeronautical experience towards a Commercial Rating must be obtained independently of training for an Instrument Rating. You must fly a specific 5hrs towards a Commercial Rating including attitude flying, instrument navigation, unusual attitude recovery and partial panel, and it does not have to be in an IFR aircraft, nor does it have to be with a CFII. Further, these 5 hours can count toward an Instrument Rating (but not vice versa). We practice all of this ad nauseam during IR training, at least 5hrs worth.How could the training for (and earning of) an Instrument Rating not satisfy the minimum instrument experience requirement for a Commercial Rating? I thought the point of the change was to specify type of aircraft, which makes complete sense. A student with Private/Instrument Ratings was turned away from a commercial check ride this weekend based on this interpretation. It seems purely a matter of syntax - being able to point out where the time is logged as "Instrument/Commercial training". This seems completely illogical. Am I missing something?? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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