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Old 04-24-2020, 08:54 AM
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Default Flight Review & COVID-19

With all the "social distancing" being recommended, what are RV pilots doing that need(ed) to get a "Flight Review" in April, May, and June of 2020?

When one moves to a new state after a flight review, what are you doing to find an RV friendly CFI for your fight review at the new location?
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Old 04-24-2020, 10:22 AM
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With all the "social distancing" being recommended, what are RV pilots doing that need(ed) to get a "Flight Review" in April, May, and June of 2020?

When one moves to a new state after a flight review, what are you doing to find an RV friendly CFI for your fight review at the new location?
I am told by folks at AOPA that they and the FAA have drafted and approved a temp measure to extend due date like BFRs and other things due to Covid. DOT has been dragging their feet on approval and the reason it isn't out yet.

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Old 04-24-2020, 10:38 AM
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A similar proposal for part 121 air carrier pilots for landing currency. Will extend 3 Takeoffs/landings from 90 days to 120.
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Old 04-24-2020, 03:46 PM
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When one moves to a new state after a flight review, what are you doing to find an RV friendly CFI for your fight review at the new location?
I would reach out to local EAA chapters. Or I imagine someone on here would have a connection.
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Old 04-24-2020, 05:55 PM
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I had my BFR canceled the day before my appt. Couldn't find anyone so I just started asking around and found a friend of a friend CPL/CFII who wasn't doing any corporate flying and needed some cash.
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Old 04-24-2020, 06:20 PM
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My IPC expires today and while it may be legal to fly IFR another 30 days, I know that I've not been flying enough IFR and my skills need some polish. Might get an IPC tomorrow, maybe not, whatever, but I don't have any trips planned where IFR would be handy.
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Old 04-24-2020, 06:25 PM
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My IPC expires today and while it may be legal to fly IFR another 30 days, .
Pretty sure it's to the end of the month. Not today, not 30 days...
But good point. If you feel you're not really current, time to get some practice.
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Old 05-11-2020, 06:37 AM
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It appears as as result of COVID, the FAA has extended the BFR requirements by 30 days provided you have three WINGS credits since January of this year. Has anyone checked with their insurance company to see if they have the same provision?

https://www.federalregister.gov/docu...id-19-outbreak
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Old 05-11-2020, 06:47 AM
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It appears as as result of COVID, the FAA has extended the BFR requirements by 30 days provided you have three WINGS credits since January of this year. Has anyone checked with their insurance company to see if they have the same provision?

https://www.federalregister.gov/docu...id-19-outbreak
Unfortunately this relief only applies to flights under very specific circumstances, such as maintenance, re-positioning, or medical relief flights; not your everyday recreational flights. Not sure about the insurance angle, but if insurance requires a "valid medical" and the FAA says yours is "valid" for another 3 months, you should be covered I would think.

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Old 05-11-2020, 06:33 PM
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Unfortunately this relief only applies to flights under very specific circumstances, such as maintenance, re-positioning, or medical relief flights; not your everyday recreational flights. Not sure about the insurance angle, but if insurance requires a "valid medical" and the FAA says yours is "valid" for another 3 months, you should be covered I would think.

Chris
Yeah, I just re-read the SFAR and I now realize this only applies to flights under special circumstances. I'll have to see if I can find an instructor willing to give me a BFR when our area is re-open for business.
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